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 Vigilante Runners provides administrative and financial support. 

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. Practices begin in mid-October and continue through early December. Registration opens in August. 

2019 registration: Registration for the cross country season opens in August. Please check back this summer for information. Athletes who participate in Novas Track and Field will only need to pay meet entry fees. A USATF membership in good standing is required to practice or compete. The club processes USATF membership registration and meet entries on the athletes’ behalf. Our SafeSport Certified volunteer coaches and gracious sponsors allow us to provide services without charging additional fees.

Email jzentz@gmail.com for information or to register.

TBA in August

Competing in meets is not required, but is encouraged.

  • November 2, Montana Cup
    TBA, all ages
  • November 9, USATF Montana JO Championships
    Bill Roberts Golf Course, Helena, ages 7-18
  • November 16, Nike Cross Regionals (NXR)
    Eagle Island State Park, Boise, grades 6-12
  • Date TBA, Footlocker West Championships
    Mt. SAC, Walnut, CA, grades 9-12
  • December 14, USATF National JO Championships
    Madison, WI, ages 7-18
NOTE: NXR and Footlocker are qualifying events for nationals.

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. Registration for 2019 season is CLOSED.

2019 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED: A USATF membership in good standing is required to practice or compete. A flat $50 payment covers the cost of an annual USATF membership, along with meet entry fees for the Montana Junior Olympic Championships. The club processes USATF membership registration and meet entries on the athletes’ behalfOur SafeSport Certified volunteer coaches and gracious sponsors allow us to provide services without charging additional fees. NOTE: Entry fees for additional meets are collected separately.

Email jzentz@gmail.com for information.

May 6-22

  • 6-7 p.m., Vigilante Stadium
  • Mondays and Thursdays
  • Elementary and athletes done with scholastic seasons

May 27-July 18

  • 5:15-6:30 p.m., Vigilante Stadium
  • All ages on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Ages 11 and older on Tuesdays

Competing in meets is not required, but is encouraged.

Jesse Zentz

Title: Director & Coach
Youth Chair, USATF Montana
USATF Level 1 Certified Coach
SafeSport Certified

Scott Todorovich

Title: Coach
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Sheila Plant

Title: Coach
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Stu Melby

Title: Coach
USATF Level 2 Certified Coach
SafeSport Certified

Anita Fasbender

Title: Coach
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Andrew Mozer

Title: Coach
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

Kam Wrigg

Title: Coach
USATF Member
SafeSport Certified

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