Youth Development Track and Field Program
This track and field program is designed for ages 5 to 14 years. Children learn and develop basic athletic skills during June and July. Competitions are based on age and give the participants and their parents a solid introduction to the sport. Young athletes can choose the events in which they compete based on their individual interests and abilities.
The purpose of the Chautauqua Striders is to encourage and promote participation and competition in the sport of track and field by providing a
program for athletes of all ages. The Track & Field Development Program provides young athletes and their parents an introduction to the sport of track and field. Track & field is unique as it allows young athletes to choose if they want to sprint, hurdle, run, jump, vault, put, toss, or hurl. Some athletes might excel in one event while others enjoy the competition of many. Through participation athletes can learn basic athletic skills which can be applied to further athletic development.
Nationally competitive, this program is intended for athletes 14 and up who participate in USA Track and Field events as well as regional, national, and international meets. In addition to honing their physical skills, athletes are mentored by coaches who help them gain self-confidence and motivate them to realize their individual potential. Former athletes attest to the impact the track and field team has made in their lives because it taught them the value of hard work, discipline, and education.
Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club
The mission of the Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club is to encourage and promote life-long fitness through running & walking. The program provides the road running community an opportunity to train and compete as a team. The Athletic Club provides programs to develop and support runners throughout the year.
Chautauqua Striders 2023 Runner of the Year Series, sponsored by UPMC Chautauqua
Please see the 2022 Runner of the Year Series results below: