Location: Santa Cruz, CA US 95062


​Our Philosophy: We welcome ALL children between the ages of 7 and 14 who would like to participate. All we require is a good attitude and willingness to participate and follow the rules so we all stay safe and have fun.
Running, jumping, and throwing is good for everyone, from novice athletes to those who desire to compete. Our track and field activities are rigorous but also inclusive. We can adapt to a variety of needs. If you would like a scholarship, please fill out this form: 2024 Scholarship

Track Practices will be held at Harbor High School  March 11th-May 9th on Mondays and Thursdays 4:45-6:00pm 

  • Kids ages 7 through 13 are welcome to attend.
  • Youth athletes should wear comfortable workout clothes and shoes.
  • Please bring your own water (labelled with your name if possible).
  • We will do warm ups and strength exercises for 20 mins on the field
  • We then break into small groups and rotate through running, jumping, javelin throwing, and obstacle course stations for 50 mins. We are looking into adding the triple jump and discus throwing this year!  
  • We have the most amazing volunteer coach volunteers who are all accomplished athletes but most importantly, are GREAT with children and are wonderful teachers


Coach Scott

Scott is a long time runner and and Santa Cruz resident. Recently retired after spending 37 years in the banking industry, Scott is excited to return to coaching for our program. As a runner, he graduated from Westmont College where he ran track and Cross Country. He won back to back 800m District Championships and finished in 7th place at the NAIA National . After college he competed for one year with the Santa Monica Track Club. Scott has coached multiple sports including for his  three (now grown) sons and two grandchildren, and most recently was an assistant coach for Monte Vista H.S. (Danville, CA) Track and Cross Country teams. He assisted in winning a NCS girls XC championship and helped send multiple athletes on the boys and girls team to the State Championships in Cross Country and Track. Scott continues to run and hopes to be a competitive master runner this season.

Coach Timi

Coach Timi is a long time runner and is excited to join for her 10th year with the youth club program! She loves running and love being out during a (light) rain storm. She's looking forward to being back for another season and seeing all of the young energy getting into running!

Coach Izzy

Izzy graduated from UCSC last year, where she ran on both the NCAA cross country and track teams as a distance runner for the last 4 years! Before that she ran xc and track in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. She has had the privilege of growing up surrounded by amazing runners, coaches, and strong women and and is excited to pass on her wisdom :) She absolutely love working with kids too! Currently, she works closely with Shoreline middle school where she run after school activities and tutor. 

Coach Rory

Rory is a local graduate of Harbor High and community member—they have been actively engaged as a high schooler in youth sports as an athlete and coach. At Harbor High they played Lacrosse as well as participating in Mock trial and Mesa. They have been a coach at Santa Cruz Soccer Camp for the last five years coaching soccer and creating a fun, positive environment for kids to be active and play. Though they don't have any specific track and field experience, they hope to support some of the younger athletes in having fun with an introduction to the sport.  Their favorite part of working with kids to beat them at Simon Says.... and also to see the creativity and passion that kids can have. Outside of work and school their favorite activity is hiking the beautiful trails of Santa Cruz. 

All Comers Meets
 The all comers meets are a blast for youth athletes of all ages and abilities. Every athlete earns a ribbon for each event they complete. Here's the typical schedule:4x100 Relay
1600m (1 mile)
60m with hurdles
100m with hurdles
60m with no hurdles
100m with no hurdles
ongoing javelin and long jump

We are working on the schedule for meets still. 

Membership Levels

2024 Youth Club Member

Maximum Number of Members Included in Membership: 1
Minimum Age: 6
Maximum Age: 15

Membership Options

Membership From March 11, 2024 to May 31, 2024: $115.00 + $3.95 Processing Fee

Club Officers

Name Title
Chris Nestlerode Manager
Scott Camp Coach

Club Contact Information

300 La Fonda Ave
Santa Cruz, CA US 95062
Website: https://www.santacruztrackclub.com/

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