2023 Track Season Information
Welcome back returning athletes and welcome to our new members!
Online registration ONLY! Registration due by Friday, March 17, so shirts can be ordered. If you register after this date, your shirt will be delayed. Cost to join the club is $75 and $65 for second and subsequent child. This fee includes a Wahoo Track Club T-shirt, entry fees for the Wahoo Track meet, scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2023, and two other meets, plus a WTC pool party – date to be confirmed later. (Please contact a board member or coach if the fee is preventing your child from joining the club.) Link to registration can be found on the Wahoo Youth Sports Website (https://www.wahooyouthsports.org/ ) or use this link:
**Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age by December 31, 2023, to participate**
Athletes will compete in the age group according to what age they will be on December 31, 2023. This can be confusing at times, and we will use previous designations in practice to help your child learn their age group. However, at meets, the divisions will be announced by ages. Per USATF, these are the age groups:
Year of Birth
8 & Under (previously Sub-bantam)
9 - 10 (previously Bantam)
11 - 12 (previously Midget)
13 - 14 (previously Youth)
15 - 16 (previously Intermediate)
17 - 18 (previously Young)
If you have questions before the season begins or before signing up your child, please email the coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Wahoo High Track starting Tuesday, April 4th and going through June 1st. ONE exception: Practice on Monday, April 17th and with no practice on Tuesday, April 18th; as there is a meet at the track that day. Athletes are encouraged to practice on their own as able. Athletes who wish to continue competing after our club meet should discuss this with the coaches so arrangements can be made to assist. If the weather appears threatening to you, do not send your child to practice. Weather cancellations will be on our Facebook page and an email will be sent by the coaches if there is a change to the practice schedule. The decision to cancel practice will be made by 6:00 p.m.
Wahoo Track Club is an affiliate program of Nebraska USATF and will compete as a team at our own meet plus two other track meets. These three meets will be our Team meets and the club will sign up and cover fees for these three meets only. If you chose to send your child to a meet without the club, you must be in attendance with your child while they are participating. Athletes can compete at any of the Nebraska USATF meets they would like to as part of our track club but on an individual basis. Parents are responsible for the USATF membership. Your child must have a USATF membership card to compete in ANY meet including our own WTC meet. This is required for any sanctioned meet and our meet will be sanctioned.
Parents/guardians are responsible for sign up and registration fees for all meets that their athlete wants to participate in except for the 3 designated Team meets. The list of 2023 meets can be found on the Nebraska USATF website: http://nebraskausatf.org
Below is a list of the three meets we will attend as a team!
April 29 – Peak Performance
May 13 – West Omaha
June 4 – Wahoo Track Club Invitational
Please direct any questions to our club board members or coaches.
USATF Membership Cards: https://www.usatf.org/home-normal/top-utility-nav-content/membership/individual-youth-membership
Wahoo Youth Track Club Board Members & Coaches:
Erin Buckmaster, President: 402-443-6956
Alternate email: email@example.com
Linda Hardy, Vice President, Administrator: 402-480-8250
Alternate email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Breunig, Treasurer: 308-627-3606
Dan Hardy: 402-443-6718
Jill Scanlon: 402-540-3984
Mitch Polacek: 402-443-8401
Mitch Ostgren: 402-366-1471
Our mission is to give each athlete the opportunity to reach their full potential by developing strength, self-esteem, work ethic, and personal accountability. We encourage a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, and self-discipline. Each athlete, regardless of experience, will have an opportunity to learn the sport and develop their skills.
Wahoo Track Club operates its program starting the beginning of April and running though the beginning of June. The program is open to both boys and girls and ages 7 to 16 years of age, must turn 7 by December 31, 2023. Athletes from any school and across Saunders County are welcome to join WTC.
Wahoo Track Club is an affiliate program of USATF. Athletes practice at the Wahoo High School Track. The WTC meet is held at the WHS track and is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2023.
Athletes compete in age groups as designated by USATF based on their age as of December 31 each year. For example: If your child is 10 right now – birthday is September 1st and he/she will be 11 on that birthday – he/she will compete in the 11-12 age group not the 9-10 age group. Age verification is part of the membership process for USATF.
Wahoo Track Club will compete as a team at two meets. Membership covers the entry fees for our WTC meet and one other meet and a WTC shirt.
A USATF youth membership is required to participate in any of the sanctioned track meets including our WTC meet. Parents are responsible for signing their child up for this membership. Cost for 2023=$30. You will need to upload proof of age. Please direct any questions to our club board members. Coach Hardy has a document with screen shots showing how to navigate the USATF site that will be emailed to parents.