The World Sport Chicago Summer Track Program supports Chicago youth (ages 6-16) in finding a fun and healthy way to stay active over the summer months and to connect with others through the sport of track and field. The program partners with and supports local neighborhood associations and volunteers to provide coaching and guidance on the elements of a healthy and active lifestyle and lessons on sportsmanship and Olympism.
Parent volunteers and community coaches at independent teams will run regular workouts sponsored by World Sport Chicago. World Sport Chicago will also host three open meets for these teams and any other Chicago families interested in participating in a fun-filled day of races. The meets are free and¬†open to all youth including those with physical or visual disabilities.
For more information, contact¬†email@example.com¬†or 312-861-4935.
Finding a Team
Families wishing to connect with a sponsored community team should check out our list of sponsored clubs and summer programs:
- Work with the designated coach or team leader to make sure their practice schedule and team expectations align with what your family is looking for.
- Follow their team registration procedures for their club and for the World Sport Chicago meets.
Parent volunteers or track coaches interested in learning how to be added to this list and opening their club or summer program up to new athletes should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 312-861-4935.
Most coaches will help families participating with their club get registered for their meets.
Families not working out regularly with a sponsored club but still interested in attending the meets should download, review and complete the 2016 meet registration packet. Completed registration and consent forms may be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 312-861-4801.
Meet registration is only needed once for the season with the deadlines as follows for the three summer meets:
- Saturday, June 18th for the June 25th meet at St. Rita High School (7740 S Western Ave)
- Saturday, July 9th for the July 16th meet at Hanson Stadium (5501 W Fullerton Ave)
- Saturday, July 23rd for the July 30th meet at Br. Rice High School (10001 S Pulaski Rd)
We Are Back On Track
St. Rita High School sits on Chicago‚Äôs far South side. On June 25, almost 300 eyes lighted up and 150¬†smiles grew wide as our Summer Track Program‚Äôs children worked hard to cross the finish line at St. Rita‚Äôs track. The first meet of the 2016 Summer Track Program WSC has been hosting for the 8th¬†consecutive summer was a great success.
Check out the results, and join us for our second 2016 meet, held at¬†Hanson Stadium (5501 West Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60639) on Saturday, July 16.
Where There Is A Wheel, There Is A Way!
Nearly 130 youth athletes from 11 Chicago track clubs joined us for our second 2016 Summer Track Program Meet at Hanson Stadium, where engaged in softball toss and standing broad jump, followed by six different running events, including two relays.
Another One¬†Flew By!
The 2016 Summer Track Program season concluded on July 30 when the third meet of the year was held at Brother Rice High School. Athletes ages 6-16 competed in the standing broad jump and softball toss, 100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter dash, 400 meter relay, and¬†the 1600 meter run. Check the results here.