HELENA NOVAS

Youth Cross Country | Youth Track and Field

Helena Novas, a USA Track & Field member club, offers competitive youth cross country and youth track and field programs for Helena-area residents between the ages of 7 and 18. 

Our mission is to provide young athletes with opportunities to develop skills, improve health and wellness, and pursue competitive track and field and cross country. All practices and meets are scheduled after school-based seasons conclude. To ensure the club is accessible to as many greater Helena area children as possible, we go above and beyond to keep registration costs low.

We strive to provide athletes with positive coaching that will help them develop their skills in a safe and supportive environment. All Novas coaches volunteer their time and are SafeSport certified.

Helena Novas youth cross country and youth track and field

Cross Country

Helena Novas youth cross country and youth track and field

Helena Novas youth cross country is open to boys and girls ages 7-18. Out of respect for middle school and high school coaches and athletes, we begin our season in mid-October to avoid overlap.

2019 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Email jzentz@gmail.com with questions.

Practices will begin October 14 and will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. Start times October 14-24 will be 5:15 p.m. Start times October 28 and later will be moved to 4:15 p.m. to adjust for shorter days.

All practices will last approximately 90 minutes and athletes are expected to attend at least two practices per week.

NOTE: All Helena Novas are expected to participate in the USATF Montana Junior Olympic Championships on November 9 at Bill Roberts Golf Course in Helena (fees covered in registration costs). This meet will mark the end of the season for most Novas, but practice will be provided for athletes who choose to continue their season with regional or national competitions (see schedule below).

NOTE: NXR and Footlocker are qualifying events for nationals and are for high school aged runners only.

Track & Field

Helena Novas youth cross country and youth track and field

Helena Novas youth track and field is open to boys and girls ages 7-18. Practices begin in early May and continue through late July. Out of respect for middle school and high school coaches and athletes, we limit our practices to athletes who have already competed their scholastic seasons.

2020 REGISTRATION: More information coming in early 2020.

Email jzentz@gmail.com for information.

May 4-28

  • 6-7 p.m., Vigilante Stadium
  • Daily Schedule TBA

June 1-July 30 

  • 5:15-6:30 p.m., Vigilante Stadium
  • Daily schedule TBA

Jesse Zentz

Title: Director & Coach 
Sports: Track & Field, XC
USATF Level 1 Certified Coach
SafeSport Certified

Stu Melby

Title: Coach,
Sports: Track & Field, XC
USATF Level 2 Certified Coach
SafeSport Certified

Scott Todorovich

Title: Coach
Sports: Track & Field
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Sheila Plant

Title: Coach
Sports: Track & Field, XC
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Anita Fasbender

Title: Coach
Sports: Track & Field
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Eric Gomes

Title: Coach
Sports: Track & Field, XC
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Michael Kaiser

Title: Coach
Sports: Track & Field, XC
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Michael Kauffman

Title: Coach
Sports: Track & Field, XC
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Andrew Mozer

Title: Coach
Sports: High Jump
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Kam Wrigg

Title: Coach
Sports: Long Jump, Triple Jump
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Bryan Tavary

Title: Coach
Sports: Track & Field, XC
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

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