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Track & Field: Fun, Fast, and Fit!

Track & Field: a collection of sports events that involve running, throwing and jumping.

Track & Field is a great sport for children who like to run, jump and/or throw. If your child is not allowed to play contact sports (for medical reasons or because you just don’t want them to) track & field is a great way for them to still compete and not feel left out at school. In this sport, there are running events (sprints, distance events, hurdles, and relays) and field events (throwing events and jumping events).

Most high schools have track & field teams, and USA Track & Field (USATF) offer two-year age group divisions starting at age 10 and under through 17-18, and a popular Junior Olympics program. Track and field is a great non-contact sport for children and offers them a way to get plenty of exercise, compete, and make friends!

MomsTeam goal is to provide comprehensive information on track & field: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of track & field gear.

But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who participates in track & field, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a track & field expert. If you know of someone who used to play or coach track & field who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!

-Brooke de Lench, MomsTeam Founder & Editor-in-Chief