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Atlanta Track Club’s Youth XC team will introduce kids ages 11-14 to competitive cross country running with hands-on training from Atlanta Track Club Elite's coaches and athletes. This fun-filled program teaches young runners the basics of cross country and develops team building and leadership skills. Whether your child is just getting into cross country or is looking to add training to their school team, being a part of this team will expose them to a full set of new ideas, training routines, and ways to enjoy the sport. Team members will meet 2-3 times a week for workouts and runs and compete in area meets. The team is open to boys and girls. 

Regular Season Information: Team dues are $150* and include:

  • Team Uniform (singlet and shorts)
  • Race entry fees
  • Training equipment
  • Coaching support 
  • Team practices starting in August, see schedule below

*Post Season Information - $100 and includes

  • Team Uniform (singlet and shorts)
  • Race entry fees
  • Coaching support at races

*Note: Team members must have valid USATF membership with association listed as Georgia and team listed as “Atlanta Track Club” to compete in USATF meets.  Membership is the responsibility of the team member. CLICK HERE FOR USATF MEMBERSHIP

Coaching Staff


Practices will begin August 20 and run through the last meet in early December.  They will be held 3 days a week for approximately 1 ½ hours.  Practice schedule below.  

  • Tuesday & Thursday – Piedmont Park, active oval: 4:30 pm
  • Saturday/Sunday Long Run – Cochran Shoals: schedule varies based on race season

Tentative Race Schedule:

  • 9/8 Whitefield Middle School relays (Whitefield Academy)
  • 9/15 Alpha Crush Developmental Meet (Milton)
  • 9/22 Wingfoot XC Classic (Cartersville, GA)
  • 9/29 Rangers XC (Cumming, GA) or 10/4 Marist XC (Marist School)
  • 10/13 Georgia Middle School State Meet (Cochran, GA)
  • 11/10 Georgia Area USATF Junior Olympics Qualifier (Fayetteville, GA )
  • 11/17 Region 4 USATF Junior Olympics Qualifier (Darlington, SC )
  • 12/8 USATF Junior Olympics Nationals (Reno, NV)

Athletes will also have opportunities to pace and race at Kilometer Kids Youth Running Series events. 


  • Date & Time

    Practice begins August 20

  • Location

    Piedmont Park, Cochran Shoals (weekend only)

  • Event Swag

    • Mizuno singlet

Team Schedule

  • Aug. 15  Practices start
  • Aug. 26  Saucony Battle of Atlanta
  • Sept. 9  Whitefield Academy Time Trial
  • Sept. 16  Alpha Crush Invite (USATF)
  • Sept. 23  Wingfoot XC Classic
  • Oct. 14  Middle School State Championships
  • Nov. 11 USATF Georgia Championships
  • Nov. 17  Region 4 Championship
  • Dec. 8  National Championship

Practice Dates/Times

Practices begin Tuesday, August 15

  • Tuesdays - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Thursdays - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday long runs - varies based on race schedule

Practice Locations


Age Groups for 2017

  • 11-12 (born in 2005-2006)
  • 13-14 (born in 2003-2004)     

Program Benefits

  • Singlet & Shorts
    • Available in men’s XS to XL and women’s XS to L
  • S/S Tee
    • Available in youth S-XL and adult XS-2XL
  • L/S Tee
    • Available in youth S-XL and adult XS-2XL
  • Training plan via Final Surge (an online program)
  • Weekly workouts
  • Team coordination

USATF Team Only Option

For those athletes wanting to participate in the post season only.

  • Cost:   $150.00
  • Ages 11-18
  • Must have a valid USATF number
  • Practices between October 17 and December 7th
  • Registration Opens:  October 1 / Closes:  October 25

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