The Club Sports Program provides a wide range of instructional and competitive athletic opportunities with an emphasis on student athlete leadership, organization, team management and sportsmanship. For athletes who want to specialize in their sport and really hone their skills in that one sport, joining a club team could be a great way to get the coaching and sport-specific development they desire.
|Cross country||August – November|
|Indoor Track & Field||November – February|
|Outdoor Track & Field||February – June|
PRACTICE: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. (if no Saturday competition). Additional practice days are communicated in advance by the coaching staff.
COMPETITION: Most competitions are Saturday mornings (7 a.m. or 8 a.m.) with an occasional Friday evening or Sunday morning for events that are contested over two or more days. ENTRY FEES range from $3 – $6 per meet and for some competitions per event. There are usually eight competitions on the schedule (called “meets”) including the state championships. Meets are contested at high schools and junior colleges across the greater Phoenix area and surrounding cities. Entry fees, travel expenses and transportation are the responsibility of the athlete. The Youth, Open and Masters competition schedule is online at the association website – Arizona.USATF.org
ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP: Athletes must be USA Track and Field (USATF) members to participate in USATF competitions (track & field and cross country). The Youth membership fee is $20/year, Open and Masters is $30/year. The AAG Sports Academy is a USATF Member Club since 2008, our club number is 48-0360. Include the club number in your association membership application. Complete your USATF membership application online – USATF.org.
UNIFORMS: Team race singlet is $40 due the first week of the season. Returning members can compete in their previous year’s uniform provided it is in good condition.
EQUIPMENT: All practice and competition equipment is provided. Footwear is the responsibility of the athlete.