The NW Flyers Track Club Youth Cross-Country Team kicks off the fall season with registration and a mandatory orientation for parents and athletes on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Registration will be held at Cypress Creek High School ("small commons" room), 9815 Grant Rd., Houston, TX. The first practice will be held at the Cypress Creek YMCA on Thursday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. (If you are a middle / high school athlete you can still register - click "How to Register" menu on the left for more information.)
Congratulations to the NW Flyers for qualifying 81 athletes and 12 relays to the USATF Junior Olympics National Track & Field Championships to be held at Humble ISD Turner Stadium July 21 - 27!!! Run fast, jump high and throw far!!!
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SAVE THE DATE! We will have two (2) last chance registration / orientation sessions for middle / high school athletes at 11AM Saturday April 12 AND April 19, 2014 at Valley Ranch BBQ, 22548 SH 249, Houston, TX 77070. The sessions are intended for school team athletes who wish to join for 2014 late spring / summer club track season after the school season is over.
The NW Flyers Track Club kicks off the 2014 spring/summer track and field season with our annual breakfast orientation & registraton for parents and athletes on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The orientation & registration breakfast is mandatory and will be held at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center ("5 C's"), 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379.
In honor of the club's 27th anniversary, two of the most decorated track athletes at the collegiate level this past decade, Elizabeth Adeoti (Texas A&M) and Jeomi Maduka (Cornell), will be the guest speakers at this year's breakfast event. Both athletes will provide a motivational message that will inspire young people to excel in sport, the classroom, and life!
Congratulations to the 52 NW Flyers Athletes who qualifed to the USATF US Junior Olympics National Cross-Country Championships held in San Antonio, TX on Dec 14, 2013.
Good luck and safe travels to the 65 NW Flyers Athletes who finished in the top 5 in the USATF Texas state-wide championships and advanced to the US Junior Olympics National Championships which compete July 22 - 28, 2013 at North Carolina A&T University Belk Stadium in Greensboro, NC!!!
NW Flyers will host an NCAA student-athlete recruiting seminar for college bound athletes (9th thru 12th grade) and their parents on Monday July 15th at Cypress Creek High School from 7:15 - 9:00pm in the Small Commons Room. The seminar is free and food / refreshments will be served. Contact your event coach or any director for further info (see Team contacts).
Goodluck to the 107 NW Flyers Athletes who finished in the top 6 in the Gulf Association greater Houston area championships and advanced to the USATF Region state-wide championships which compete July 3 - 6, 2013 at Humble ISD Turner Stadium!!!
Congratulations to all middle / high school team athletes that just completed their season. If you were on a school team, we offer late registration for the NW Flyers track club at the Monday and Thursday practice site thru May 15. Contact Linette Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed instructions.
Anjanette Kirkland, World Champion and Track & Field Hall of Famer, will speak at the Annual NW Flyers "kickoff" breakfast on February 2, 2013!!! The event is open to all parents and athletes interested in youth track and field.
Congratulations to the NW Flyers Track Club for a record breaking performance at the USATF Junior Olympics July 24-29, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. The team had 101 athletes qualify in 128 track events (a team record) !!! The team earned 9 individual medals and 3 relay medals. Well done!!!
Congratulations to the NW Flyers cross country team that had great success at the Texas state-wide championships in Rockwall, TX on November 17, 2012. Twenty-five (25) qualified to the meet and 15 finished as individual and / or team champions and will be advancing to the national cross-country championships in Albuqueque, New Mexico on December 8, 2012.
Good luck to the 101 NW Flyers Athletes who finished in the top 5 statewide and advanced to the USATF Junior Olympics National Championships in Baltimore, MD July 23-29!!!
Akuira Young (bib #5258) - 2013 US Junior Olympics (Greensboro, NC) Gold 1st Girls 400m hurdles
Jonathan Johnson (bib #5228) - 2013 US Junior Olympics (Greensboro, NC) Gold 1st Boys Triathlon, 2nd Boys 200m, 3rd Boys 100m
Travis Toliver - 2013 New Balance National High School Meet (Greensboro, NC) Gold 1st Boys Decathlon
NW Flyers Mid Dist Relay - 2013 US Junior Olympics (Greensboro, NC) 5th Boys 4x800m relay
History & Philosophy
The Northwest Flyers Track Club was started in 1987 to help girls in Northwest Houston participate in youth track & field.Fred Newhouse, a US Olympic gold medalist in track, was one of the primary organizers of the club.The early success of the club led to expanding the membership to both boys and girls.
The mission of the Northwest Flyers Track Club is to foster the development of youth track & field in Northwest Houston and to provide long-term growth opportunities to athletes through their association with the sport.
Our youth development philosophy is balanced and not overly obsessed with winning.However, the achievements of the club are impressive, with more than one third of our athletes qualifying for the Texas State Championships and the National Junior Olympics Championships.More importantly, over 95% of our athletes have gone on to college and many have received academic and/or athletic scholarships.
The club averages about 250 athletes per season (ages 6 – 18) and is smaller than some Houston based clubs.However, bigger is not always better and our size allows coaches to give athletes individual instruction and guidance. The leadership fosters teamwork, mutual respect, encouragement and a fun family atmosphere.
The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt and non-profit organization.We offer some hardship scholarships to eligible youth who wish to participate in the program.