PVTC Young Flyers

Track & Field training for Students in 1st to 8th grade
  • Sundays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, October 1 to December 10, 2023
  • One hour of high intensity training
  • Limited to the first 50 entries
  • Enter on-line | Enter by mail PDF Form or Word Form
Youth Practice Youth Practice
Non-PVTC member families
  • $70 on or before September 14
  • $80 on or before September 30
  • $90 thereafter on-line, $100 on-site
PVTC member families
  • $60 on or before September 14
  • $70 on or before September 30
  • $80 thereafter on-line, $90 on-site

Outdoors on paved trail: Sundays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29; November 5, 12, 19 & 26; December 3 & 10


Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA


Arlington Blvd. (US 50), south on Irving St. (east of Glebe), west on 2nd St., entrance on right.

Daily schedule
  • 2:50-2:55 PM: Meet outside Door #12, check in and pick up name tag
  • 3:00 PM: Circle Time I: Warm-ups, stretching and strengthening exercises, coach-prepared lecture
    • Equipment
    • Training Plan
    • Physiology
    • Nutrition
  • 3:20 PM: Break into groups:
    • Grade K-1-2: 50-100 meters
    • Grade 3-4-5: 200-400 meters
    • Grade 6-7-8: 800m-one mile
  • All at any time in the program: race walk, advanced sprint, advanced distance, shot put, turbo-javelin
  • 4:00 PM: Recovery: Refreshments courtesy of parents
  • PVTC pays its youth track coaches $100 per season for the 11 weekly sessions
  • We want about five coaches for each season
  • To qualify, you must
    • Be a PVTC member
    • Be a USATF member
    • Pass USATF'a background check
    • Pass USATF's SafeSport certification
  • Based on need, PVTC will subsidize part or all of those fees
  • Please let us know by August 31, 2023, if you are interested in our coaching positions

What you get!
  • Get the best out of yourself
  • Discover your abilities
  • Run and walk fast, throw far
  • Stretch to increase flexibility and prevent injury
  • Build strength, endurance, and speed
  • Learn to improve nutrition and health
  • Follow well-establish skills progressions
  • Adults and parents may join as volunteer coaches and get a really good workout running with the young athletes
  • High school students may join us as assistant coaches, and we write letters of recommendation for college applications and job hunts
  • Train with experienced coaches: including Jim Darr, Art Klein, Uchenna Onozuluke, Betsy Peace, Abdelillah Razah, Feru Dadi Wake (formerly Ethiopian national track coach), Jay Jacob Wind
  • Conducted by Potomac Valley Track Club in co-operation with Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resources
  • We follow the safety guidelines of Arlington County
  • Financial aid is available. All you have to do is ask.
  • We want this program to be as affordable to everyone as possible
    Write to us at pvtcsecretary@gmail.com or call Coach Jay at 703-505-3567

Previous years' meet results