Updated September 12th, 2022.

Los Angeles Jets Track & Field Program

Overview of the team

The Los Angeles Jets offer a rigorous Track & Field Program for Boys & Girls aged 6-16 years old. Athletes must be turning 7 in 2023 or older in order to join. They MUST know how to tie their shoes well and tight.

We are considered a highly competitive Track & Field Club. It is not a Parks & Recreation team. All athletes on the team will compete. Dedication and commitment is expected from all athletes as well as Parents. Jet athletes may not participate in other sports while competing on this team. Consistently coming to practice and being on time are necessary.

We compete in the USA Track and Field program at the local (Los Angeles Metropolitan Area), Regional (Southern California, Las Vegas and San Diego) and National (Junior Olympics) Levels.  The team serves the Los Angeles and surrounding areas.  We practice at Washington Prep. High School in Los Angeles from January- July. December practices will take place at Edward Vincent Park in Inglewood.

We will have our first day of tryouts for new and returning athletes beginning Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, 9:30am @ Edward Vincent Park in Inglewood. We will meet between  the soccer/football field and the playground. It is best to enter the park at 68th & E. Parkway. WE WILL HAVE OUR FIRST PARENT MEETING Tuesday, December 5th, 5:30 at Edward Vincent Park.

Regular team practice will take place on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:30, same location for December. We will also practice on Saturday mornings at 9:30am, same location.

Prior to starting each athlete will need a USATF membership in order to try out. Wait until after November 1st to do this. While obtaining that membership be sure to affiliate your athlete with the Los Angeles Jets when prompted. Go to USATF.org, click on Membership, scroll down to Individual Youth Membership, click join and follow the directions. Remember that the membership is for your youth athlete.

Items needed to practice:

Shorts, two t-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirt, tennis shoes, hydroflask type water bottle and a duffle bag/backpack. All clothing should be on them when they arrive to the park.

You will be notified via email if/when your athlete is accepted on the team.  Your athlete is welcome to come to practice throughout the month of December to try to make the team. Consistency is key! We’re looking for well behaved, dedicated athletes that are looking to improve and compete at the highest level.

Club fee/Registration is $100 after being accepted. One or two mandatory fundraisers will be done to offset the cost of athlete expenses.

 

Click here to learn more about the history of our club.

 

USATF 2023 Season Age Divisions

Age Division Year of Birth
8 & Under 2015 or later
9 – 10 2013 – 2014
11 – 12 2011 – 2012
13 – 14 2009 – 2010
15 – 16 2007 – 2008
17 – 18 2005 – 2006

 

 

Track Events

  • 100 Meters
  • 4×400 Meter Relay
  • 200 Meters
  • 400 Meters
  • 800 Meters
  • 1500 Meters
  • 3000 Meters
  • 4×100 Meter Relay
  • 4×800 Meter Relay

Field Events

  • Long Jump
  • Discus
  • Javelin & Mini Javelin (Mini Javelin is for ages 12 & under)
  • Shotput