About Us

Emerald Valley Track Club (EVTC)

Independent
Not-for-profit
Youth based
Sanctioned by USATF

Goal

Our goal is to create an environment that is nurturing.  We hope that participants gain an appreciation for the sport and for themselves as they explore their own physical and mental limits and interests.  At the same time, we want the club to provide opportunities for families to get together and have fun taking part in supporting and encouraging youth of our communities.

Athletes 

We provide opportunities for youth, ages 7-18, of all athletic abilities:
To lean the skills and discipline of track and field, and cross-country
To improve their physical condition
To build a positive self-image as they recognize their individual achievements.
To learn about cooperation, good sportsmanship and being part of a team.
To have fun.

Families

Our club runs mainly on volunteer support. Families are encouraged to take an active role in the club. In order for the club to provide the opportunities and experiences that you want for your child your time, energy, and/or talents are vital.  Parental suggestions and feedback are encouraged to help create a positive experience for your child and others in this program.

Competition 

Competition is avaiiable with other clubs in the Willamette Valley and is an important piece of the overall experience, but it is not mandatory for athletes to compete to be part of the club.  Early season meets are developmental meets that are open to everyone, and later season meets are part of the Youth Athletic and Junior Olympic programs that have qualifying standards beyond the state meets.

Give us a try!