Youth Information

Mississippi Trackstars

The cost PER athlete to be a member of the Trackstars will be $240 for new athletes and $200 for returning athletes who do NOT need a uniform.. All New Athletes Must Bring a Copy of their Birth Certificate with all completed Registration Forms!


Breakdown of Fees

*Entry Fees - $90

USATF Membership Fee- $30 (under 18)

Uniform - $40

Team T-Shirt - $30

*Refreshments/Snacks for all meets - $50


*(EXCLUDING Regionals and Nationals)

United States of America Track and Field

Competitions typically take place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability. The age divisions for the 2018 competition year are as follows:

 Age Division Year of Birth
                      7-8 yrs                       
                      9-10 yrs                      
                   11-12 yrs                    
                   13-14 yrs                    

               15-16 yrs                 
                    17-18 yrs*                    

* Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 yr divisions through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.

NCAA Clearinghouse

 If you want to or are planning to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.  If you are planning to attend a Division III school, you do not need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Division III schools set their own admissions standards. 

Notes for Athletes

Diet & Nutrition

Proper diet, nutrition,  and hydration can help enhance athletic performance. This will result in better practices, recovery and performance on competition day.

Training

Practice with the same intensity that you will have on competition day. Poor training will result in poor performance.

Rest

Rest is physically necessary so that the muscles can repair, rebuild, and strengthen and prevent injuries that may occur from overtraining.

Competition

Allow your diet, training, rest, and recovery to manifest themselves during competition. You've put the work in let the world see it!

Recovery

This workout should be less intense and has less volume. Active recovery also allows the body to replenish energy stores and repair damaged tissues. 

Have Fun!

Training is hard, take some time and enjoy the process.