(Top 8 EVENT finalist at Junior Olympics Nationals Meet)

Aiyah Smart
High Jump

Alyvia Brown

Anna Schneidler

Cassie Lemus
Long Jump

Luca Andonian

Narendra Manogaran
3000m Racewalk

Sophia Dahl


Sydney Collier

Timothy Curtis-Ames
Mini Javelin



Track and Field Program Overview











Q- Is there an age requirement?
A- Yes. We welcome athletes ages 5-18.
We follow the USATF age group divisions for competition.
A 2020 USATF membership is REQUIRED for ALL ATHLETES (New & Returning) 

Q-How are age groups determined?
A- Age groups are by birth year.  For example, for the 2020 season, all athletes born in 2006 and 2007 will compete in the 13-14 age group.  Age groups are determined by USA Track & Field (USATF) and remain constant throughout track and field season. *Cascade Striders has no decision making authority as it relates to athlete age groups*

Q- Is there a limit to the number of registered athletes?
A- Yes, we have a cap of 100 registered athletes*

*This cap DOES NOT include high school athletes who join the team after completing their current HS track season in late spring.
*This cap does INCLUDE our registration limit of six (6) athletes in our 5&6 (Mighty Might) age group program. The decision is intended to keep our athletes safe and maximize our coaching effectiveness. Athletes who are currently in our program have the first right of refusal to continue.

Q- Does my child have to try out for the team before I register him/her?
A- No. We welcome athletes with all athletic abilities and talents. We DO require ALL of our athletes to come to practices and meets prepared to be challenged, have fun, work hard, and be respectful of coaches, parents, and teammates.

**Please note that due to insurance coverage and overall safety concerns, only REGISTERED athletes are allowed on the track during practices**

Q-How much does registration cost?
A- $225 for the season 
There is an additional $25 discount for each additional registered sibling.
(Example: Athlete 1-$225, Sibling 2-$200, Sibling 3-$175, etc)

Q- What information will I need to register my athlete(s)?
A- The club's USATF number AND CURRENT (2020) USATF membership ($20 for youth ages 18 and under). 

*The club’s USATF number is 36-0108
Click/tap underlined hyperlink to purchase: 2020 USATF ATHLETE Membership

A 2020 USATF membership is REQUIRED for ALL ATHLETES (New & Returning)

Q- When does registration open?
A- Registration opens February 29, 2020, at www.cascadestriders.com

*We do not reserve spots.
*The registration closing date will be 3/21/20 OR when we reach our team cap of
  100 registered athletes; whichever comes first.

*We DO NOT maintain a waitlist.
*When registration closes, a message will be posted on the team website and social
  media accounts.

Q- How much do uniforms cost?
A- Uniform cost TBD but should be under $100. Uniforms include one standard compression top and compression shorts. Youth and adult sizes available. Boys and girls style available.

*A uniform package is REQUIRED for all athletes competing at any track meet during
   the season.

*Uniforms will be available for purchase beginning the first week of practice.
*Uniforms costs ARE NOT included in registration fees.

Q- When does the season begin?
A- 3/21/20

Q- What days are practices held? 
A- Monday- Running practice
     Tuesday- Hurdle practice (For hurdlers only, 11/12 age group and up only)
     Wednesday- Running practice
     Thursday-Field Events practice (Field events only. 9/10 age group and up only)
     Saturday- Running practice WHEN THERE IS NO TRACK MEET.  

Q-Where are practices held? 
A- Most occur at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland

Q- What are practice times? 
A- Practices typically last 90 minutes-2 hours and occur in the evenings after 5pm during the week. Saturday practices typically occur in the morning hours and also last approximately 2 hours

Q- When do practices begin?
A- 3/21/20

Q- When do track meets start?
A- 5/2/20
Attendance AND participation at track meets usually require a commitment of a full day, typically 8:30am-4:00pm depending on the events athletes are registered for. Plan your day accordingly.

Q- Can my high school athlete register with the team?
A- Yes, if he/she meets ALL of the following criteria:
1. Enrolled in grades 9-12 during the current academic year
2. Must have competed in track and field season during the current academic year
3. Was academically eligible to compete on his/her high school team
4. Has a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher

*If your HS athlete DOES NOT participate in his/her HS track program, but wants to compete as a Strider during our regular CLUB season, he/she MUST REGISTER in February/ March 2020.

Q- My middle school athlete competes on the school’s CYO and/or middle school team (grades 5-8 depending on the school and organization).Can he/she register after the CYO and/or middle school season is over?
A- No. The athlete must register during the registration period that begins on February 29, 2020.

Please note:
The practice and meet schedule for the current season are only available to REGISTERED FAMILIES via TEAM SNAP.

If your athlete will be participating in another sport during our track season, please immediately inform the coaches so that we are aware. We like to work with your family to make sure your athlete is protected from emotional burnout, fatigue, and potential injury. We also want to monitor expectations - the more time athletes spend with track, the more progress athletes will see.