Youth Track and Field Sports

Summer Track Program

Program Overview

Welcome to the Montbello Cheetahs Track Club’s Summer Recreational Program. The Montbello Cheetahs Track Club has been in operation since 2002. The track club is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 5-16 years old who are interested in track and field.

 

The goal for the 9-16 year olds is to transition them to become more goal oriented with their training.

 

The Montbello Cheetahs season runs from June through July. We are affiliated with the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) and Colorado Association for Recreational Athletics (C.A.R.A.) Track and Field Program.

 

Track meets are a fun way for athletes to actually compete against other teams around the state. During the season, there are 5 to 7 meets that are held on Saturdays at various locations around the state of Colorado.
The meets are open to all participants and serve as a chance for the athletes to test their skills they have developed in practice. Everyone who competes in a CARA event will receive a ribbon 1st – 8th place.

 

Athletes are encouraged to compete in at least 4 events (field/running).

 

Early Registration is $85.00 from April 1 – April 30.

Late Registration is $110.00 from May 1 – May 31.

All Uniforms are $25.00.

Registration closes May 31.

Newcomers Handbook

CARA Summer Track Program

Ages 9-16
$110
Regular Fee
/
$135
Late Fee
  • Eight Week Session
  • Compete Across Colorado
  • Weekly Themes
  • Community Service
  • Field Trips
  • Empowerment Banquet

Benefits of Youth Track and Field Club

Creating an atmosphere that promotes learning, inspires a love of the sport, and motivates athletes.

Sportsmanship

Be cooperative; Be fair; Be polite; Be respectful; Be honorable; Be humble

Self Discipline

Every athlete is encouraged to identify strengths and weaknesses, set personal goals, build confidence, and take on opportunities and challenges to lead in life.

Competitiveness

Community service opportunities are offered to athletes beyond the track season. This instills a volunteer’s spirit that will serve them well in life.

New Friendships

Friendships are formed from social interactions. Athletes will train and undergo workouts together, creating bonds that help make them stronger.

Strong Body and Mind

Proper nutrition and academic success are encouraged through transferrable skills, to inspire athletes to learn, train, and strive at top level to attain personal, and team goals.

Beginner To Advanced

Our skilled coaches, are trained in their expertise. They mold, motivate, encourage, and empower our athletes to succeed.

Track Events

Below is the list of the Track Events the athletes can participate in:

Ages 9 - 10
  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Dash
  • 1600 Meter Dash
  • 4 x 100m Relay
Ages 11 - 16
  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Dash
  • 1600 Meter Dash
  • 4 x 100 M Relay
  • 100 M Hurdles

Field Events

Below is the list of the Field Events the athletes can participate in:

Ages 9 - 10
  • Softball Throw
  • Running Long Jump
  • High Jump
Ages 11 - 12
  • Softball Throw
  • Running Long Jump
  • High Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Discuss
Ages 13 - 16
  • Running Long Jump
  • High Jump
  • Shot Put
  • Discuss

Program Schedule

The Montbello Cheetah Track Club hosts all our meet schedules in our calendar. Please refer to our online schedule at the link below for the most up-to-date information.

View CARA Schedule

The training schedule is essential. Once we have the opportunity to meet each athlete, we will structure our training program to improve their skills.

 

Practices begin Tuesday, May 29 and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

Practice is located at:

 

Montbello High School Campus

5000 Crown Boulevard

Denver, CO 80239

Frequently Asked Questions

When does registration begin?

Registration is from April 1 through May 31. Early Registration is April 1 through April 30 with a discounted price of $25.00. Registration closes May 31.

 

An athlete is not registered until we receive confirmation of payment.

What medical information is required during registration?

Participants must submit a medical information and release form during the registration process every year.

 

The Medical Information Release form is attainable during the registration process. This form is vital so we are aware of any medical conditions to ensure that we maintain the safety of our athletes at all times.

 

The document can be accessed on the registration application, by clicking located in the left column on the last page of the application.  You can complete the form, download it, print it, sign it, and upload the form directly into the registration application page.

What are the different payment options?

All registration is done online. Credit cards or Debit Cards. Full payment is due upon registration.

What is the refund policy?

If you must withdraw, a request must be made in writing, within a week after the season begins.  Please email montbellocheetahs@hotmail.com.  You will be refunded your money minus a $30.00 cancellation fee per athlete.  Refunds take approximately 10 business days, and will be mailed to the address of record.

How long does the season last?

The season runs from Late May through July. The season is eight weeks long.

What are the expectations for transportation?

It is the responsibility of the parents to get athletes to and from practices and track meets.  We encourage parents to get to know each other, in the event that you may need help getting your athlete to practices and track meets.

What are the uniform and equipment requirements?

All CARA athletes are required to wear the official Montbello Cheetahs Track Club uniform, Running Shoes are recommended (Spikes are optional). The uniform is included in the registration fees, but Running shoes and spikes are not included.

How will information be communicated to parents and participants regarding practice and track meets?

All communication outside of practices and at meets, will be done electronically via text and email.