Track Program

Run With The Most Exciting Youth Running Program In The Area!

The YMCA and Delaware Elite are now offering Track and Field to participants ages 7-18.

We provide a fun opportunity to improve your physical condition, learn new skills, and compete among the best athletes in Delaware and the nation. We are proud and excited to announce that Delaware Elite Track Club is now an affiliate of the YMCA of Delaware. Our home base is out of the Middletown YMCA and we have additional locations at the Wilmington and dover branches. Participants train or compete in local meets and USATF/AAU Indoor Nationals.

Indoor Program

Ages: 7 – 18
Registration is NOW OPEN

Practice Schedule:

  • Wilmington Division practice: Tuesday & Thursday;  Tower Hill School; 6pm – 7:30pm
  • New Castle Division practice: Tuesday & Thursday; Southern Elementary School; 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Kent Division Practice: Tuesday & Thursday; location TBA; 6pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $150/1st athlete | $135/2nd athlete (10% sibling discount) | $25 discount for existing YMCA members

How to Register

Click the Register button below.
Create or log-in to your YMCA online account.
Select “Middletown Center YMCA” as branch, and “Sports” as the category.
Choose your program and “add to gym bag”.

 

Register Now

 

Q: What should my child drink during practice & meets? Do they need something extra to avoid dehydration?

A: Everyone needs to stay hydrated to stay healthy, and you can’t go wrong giving kids plain water; but what about kids who run track & field? Please check out the link on Nemours Kids Health article regarding Sports and Energy drinks.


Q: How can I join the track club?

A: Select the Registration link at the top of this page, to choose the appropriate track program for your athlete(s). You must complete the registration in its entirety, including payment prior to receiving an email response.

Note: Even if you are a returning athlete, in order for your athlete to be rostered properly (to receive notifications associated with a Team/Division) you must re-register via YMCA every season.

DO NOT use the Cashapp to Register your athlete; YMCA is THE ONLY way to register your athlete.


Q: What should I do after registering my athlete?

A: On your smartphone, login to the app using the same registration login information, to receive up-to-date team communications.


Q: Where should my child practice?

A: Practice will take place at the location you registered your child: Kent County (Dover), Newark (New Castle), Smyrna or Wilmington.


Q: What should my child wear to practice?

A: All athletes should bring running sneakers, wind/sweat pants and long sleeve sweat/shirts. A pair of shorts &/or t-shirt should also be worn underneath as a layer. Practice is about keeping the muscles warm and away from injury.


Q: Where & How can I pay for track meets?

A: The YMCA will provide access.


Q: Will a coach contact me?

A: A parent committee member will contact you if there is a specific question not found within this site. When practice begins, coaches will be at practice sites to answer any additional questions.


Q: How can I submit my child’s birth certificate?

A: Email with “Subject: [athlete name] birth certificate” a readable copy/picture of your child’s birth certificate to: delaware.elite.tc@gmail.com   —   DO NOT BRING ORIGINAL OR COPY OF CERTIFICATE TO PRACTICE


Q: Can I apply for financial aid?

A: All financial aid applications are reviewed, and the limited amount of financial funds are available on a first come first served basis.


Q: How do I know if my child can participate in the advanced program?

A: The athlete must meet minimum standards through time trials, and the decision of the coaching staff will notify the parent & athlete(s) on the Elite Program acceptance.


Spring, Summer & Indoor Programs – $150

  • $60 Membership fee
  • $50 Fundraiser Fee
  • $20 USATF membership fee
  • $20 Facility rental/equipment

Pee Wee Program – $65

  • $50 Membership fee
  • $15 Fundraiser fee

Elite Program – $200

  • $110 Membership fee
  • $50 Fundraiser Fee
  • $20 USATF membership fee
  • $20 Facility rental/equipment


How to Order

Click the “Order Now” button below.
Create or log-in to your YMCA online account.
Select “Middletown Center YMCA” as branch, and “Sports” as the category.
Choose your item and “add to gym bag”.

Order now

 

Uniform Package

Uniform Package – $135
Warmup Top and Bottoms, Uniform Compression Top and Bottoms, Delaware Elite Long Sleeve, Compression Tights, Delaware Elite Backpack


 

 

Track Program-Warm-Up

Warm-Up – $40


 

Racing-Uniform

Racing Uniform – $35


Sweatshirt

Sweatshirt – $25


Compression Tights

Compression Tights


Track Program T-shirt

 


Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.

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Program registration is now OPEN. Classes start January 2nd! CLICK HERE to register and search offerings by location.

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