Joining the Jets
So what's involved? Is it a big commitment?
You could say that, both for the athletes and for their parents. On average there are 4-8 track meets per season,(typically on weekend days). Most meets are local. But we do travel in the New England area including: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey. Athletes who qualify for nationals may have to travel even further. Past national competitions have been in Virginia Beach, New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit.
Practices are in the evenings 6:30-7:30pm either two or three days per week depending on the season and facility availability.
The Cambridge Jets are committed to your children and the sport and have established themselves as leaders in the New England Youth Track community. The Jets have taken on the responsibility of hosting some of the major track meets in the region. Parent involvement is needed during these events. [Info on coaches]
Sounds great how can I join?
If you are interested in joining the Jets please contact coach Curtis Jackman at 617-380-8080 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does it cost?
Team Fees are: $100 Cross Country (Sept-Nov),
$200 Indoor Track (Nov-March), $200 Outdoor Track (March-July), or $400 for the full year (Sept-July).
Full or partial scholarships are available. We want to make the Jets accessible to the widest range of interested athletes. Please see Coach Curtis for more information. Download Financial Aid Application: [PDF]
Other expenses include:
- Team uniform: $45-$60
- Team Sweat Suit: $30-$75
- USATF Membership registration fee: $20 per year
- AAU Membership registration fee: $12 per year
- Pair of Running Spikes: $40 - $60
- Registraton for individual meets: $5-$40 per meet (most are $10-$20)
- Travel to meets
Go to: [Online Jets Application]
Download Consent form (must be signed, not typed): [PDF]
2013 Cross Country Season - Wednesday and Friday 6:30-7:30pm at
Danehy Park. Map
Season – Monday and Wednesday 6:40pm –
Do not enter the track area before actual practice time.
Harvard’s Gordon Indoor Track Facility
is located at 65 N. Harvard St. behind The Harvard Football Stadium. Map
2013 Outdoor Season – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at
Danehy Park. Map
Note to Team members: Throughout April practice will be held at both Harvard
and Danehy dictated by the weather. Families will be informed where to go.