2024 Track & Field 

Valpo Parks Youth Track and Field allows its participants the opportunity to compete in multiple track and field events and develop their skills, while competing against other athletes from the area. Practices are held on Wednesdays and the 4 meets will be held on Friday evenings. We will only have one make up meet if necessary. 

Program Details

  • Age:  5 - 12 years as of June 1, 2024
  • Dates: June 12 - July 26 (Meet on June 28 and July 12, 19, 26)
    • We will have ONLY 1 make up meet if necessary on July 31)
  • Days: Wednesday and Friday
  • Time:  Practices from 5pm - 6:30 pm and Meets begin at 5pm.
  • Location:  Ben Franklin Middle School Track
  • Includes: Shirt
    • Ribbons are given out for places 1 - 10 per event, per age group.
  • Fee:  $75 Resident / $90 Non-Resident
  • Register by: May 29

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Additional Details

Running Events 

  • 60M - Ages 5 to 6
  • 100M - Ages 5 to 12
  • 200M - Ages 5 to 12
  • 400M - Ages 7 to 12
  • 800M - Ages 7 to 12
  • Mile - Ages 7 to 12

Field Events 

  • Javelin - Turbo Jave (plastic Javelin)
  • Shot Put - Softball Throw
  • Discus - Frisbee Throw
  • Long Jump

Thinking about coaching?

Valpo Parks offers free registration for one (1) child upon a parent or guardian head-coaching their team. To receive the free registration, the following must be true: 

  • Must be done by calling the front desk while registering.
    • Any coach who signs up online will NOT receive a discount for coaching.
  • Must be available for 80% of the seasons scheduled games and practices.
  • Must be a head coach to get the discount; there is not discount for assistant coaches at this time.
  • Coaches will receive resources and instruction through a coaching clinic prior to the season start date (if they would like to participate).

*Please note that coaches reserve the right to pick their own practice days based on the availability of the majority of the team. Once rosters are set and uniforms are ordered, we will not be able to move teams for any reason.

Call our office to discuss how you can get started on your coaching journey today and begin making a difference for the youth in your community.


Youth Sports Refund Policy:

  • To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be requested a minimum of seven (7) days before the published registration deadline.
  • Cancellations within seven (7) days of the registration deadline will not be refunded.
  • Refunds will be distributed back to the participant through a check in the mail. This process takes 4 – 6 weeks.
    • A $15.00 service charge for processing all cancellations will apply unless the Valpo Parks and Recreation Department cancels a program due to low enrollment.
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  1. Madison Bell

    Youth Sports Director
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6310

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