The Developmental Track and Field Series is a comprehensive spring program for kids of all athletic abilities in grades 3–8 currently attending New York City public schools. Students learn about and develop active lifestyles through running, throwing, and jumping events. This program is ideal for schools with running teams, a group of students eager to try a new sport, or an enthusiastic coach-teacher who wants to get kids moving.
Started in 2004, the series is FREE for all New York City public schools, thanks to a collaborative partnership between the New York City Department of Education’s Office of School Wellness Programs and New York Road Runners.
Schools participating in this free program are invited to series of fun and instructive track meets held during the school day at locations throughout the 5 boroughs. The events begin in March and culminate with a City Championship at Icahn Stadium in June. Coaches and teachers supported with expert training clinics, and a complete track and field training program backed by our online library of online videos and resources.
Registration for the upcoming spring 2014 series will open in December.
NYRR support teachers and coaches with clinics and a comprehensive track and field training program to help prepare their students for the meets.
The Developmental Series meets provide an opportunity for children to be active, sharpen their skills, and develop as track and field athletes.
Participation in the program is designed to be straightforward for all schools.
We have gathered the answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about DTFS.
View the FAQs here
For more information on the Developmental Track and Field Series, contact us at:
email@example.com or (646) 758-9672.
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