Track & Field and Cross Country Club
A non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Serving Central Florida since 1989
Congratulations to our executive director and head coach, Craig Wise for being inducted in the Seminole County Sports Hall of Fame for the work he has done with youth and the Central Florida Gliders Track Club #Kudos #hardworkpaysoff
**Registration is Now Closed except for post season middle and high school athletes**
The Central Florida Gliders Track & Field program is open to boys and girls age division 9 and older (born 2007 or earlier).
Our Track & Field season started February 1, 2016 and runs through first week in August, culminating with the USATF and/or AAU Junior Olympics. Any athlete may join the club at anytime through the end of April. Older, experienced and well conditioned athletes may continue to join the club through the end of May.
Practices take place in the Altamonte Springs area and are typically on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:00-7:30pm. Athletes are also required to train on their own at home 1-3 times per week, depending on age and goals. Click the link for the practice schedule and meet schedule.
To join the club, simply fill out the online registration form in advance, familiarize yourself with our website and show up at the next scheduled practice ready to run. See you there! Feel free to try us out for 1 week, before the non-refundable membership fee is due.
Glider alum Donald Scott placed 4th at the recent 2016 USA Indoor nationals in Portland, Oregon with a massive leap of 54'10" (16.71m). Last year Donald finished 2nd place in the long jump at the 2015 NCAA D1 Indoor T&F National Championship with a PR jump of 55ft 3in, breaking the indoor school record at Eastern Michigan University.
Glider Juan Moscoso (freshman) placed 3rd in the one mile racewalk at the 2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals Championship with a 27 second PR time of 6:43.
Practice started in February and in March the Gliders began to compete in local meets through May. At the end of May, the Gliders hosted its 23rd Annual Spring Track Classic, which was attended by over 700 athletes from all over Florida and several records were broken. Also in May, high school Gliders competed in the regional and state championships and later the Golden South meet.
In the beginning of June, a college Glider earned a 2nd place silver at the NCAA Division I National Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Also in June, the Gliders competed at the AAU national in Tallahassee and the USATF national qualifier in south Florida where the club qualified 15 athletes for the national championships in Jacksonville and Norfolk. In the second week of July at the AAU Club Nationals at Disney, the Gliders won several medals and the club qualified additional athletes for the AAU nationals.
At the end of the July, the Gliders 13 athletes competed in the USATF National Track & Field Championships in Jacksonville where the club earned 4 national medals including a national championship title. At the AAU Nationals in Norfolk the Gliders won 3 medals. In August, the Gliders concluded the season with the annual picnic at Wekiva Springs Park, where the athletes and coaches were honored.
Many thanks go to the Track Shack, Publix, Kohls, Glatting Foundation, Help Kids Compete, Lake Brantley High School, Sanlando Park and many other supporters that made this track season possible.
USATF National Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships – Jacksonville
Juan Moscoso – 1st Place Gold Medal – 3000 Meter Race Walk 13-14 year old Boys
Ashley Klingenberg 13-14 year Girls
3rd Place – 800 meters
4th Place -1500 Meters
5th Place - 3000 Meters
AAU National Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships – Norfolk
Mya Bodrato – 6th Place – 3000 meters – 12 year old Girls
Roderick Horton – 6th Place – High Jump – 11 year old Boys
6th Place – Pentathlon
Track & Field Season: February – July
Sign-ups: January - May
Cross Country Season: September – December
Sign-ups: August – October
Conditioning (all sports): December – January
Sign-ups: December - January