Track and Field

NOVAS TRACK & FIELD

Please email novasxctf@gmail.com with any questions.

2022 State and Regional Meet Recap

Who, when, where and why?

Helena Novas, a USATF member club, offers its youth track and field program to Helena-area residents between the ages of 7 and 18. Our mission is to develop individual athletic skills, foster personal growth, improve health and wellness, and pursue competitive track and field in an optimal training environment. All experience and ability levels are welcome. Our older athletes often serve as mentors for younger participants. To ensure the club is accessible to as many children as possible, we go above and beyond to keep registration costs low. 

Out of respect for middle school and high school coaches and athletes, we limit our practices to athletes who have already completed their scholastic seasons.

Beginning June 6, we will conduct three practice sessions per week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week, tentatively from 5:30-7 p.m. at Helena Vigilante Stadium (Helena Middle School). We do not require attendance at every practice, but strongly encourage participants to attend AT LEAST two training sessions per week, which allows us to encourage and monitor development and strengthen relationships with participants. 

How much does it cost?

Our $100 registration fee includes:

  • Coaching at 3 practice sessions per week (We recommend attending at least two practice sessions per week)
  • State Junior Olympic Championship Meet Registration
  • Regional Junior Olympic Championship Meet Registration
  • National Junior Olympic Championship Meet Registration
  • Mini meets/time trials
  • Facility and equipment use during designated practice times
  • Season-long use of a team singlet/jersey
  • Team T-shirt

USATF Membership: All participants are required to have an active USATF membership, which is available at USATF.org for an annual cost of $25.

What about COVID?

We take the safety of our athletes, coaches and families seriously. If an athlete is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, they will be asked not to attend practice out of an abundance of caution and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Masks are not required.

More information?

novasxctf@gmail.co

HELPFUL INFO

  • May 31-July 14
  • 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Vigilante Stadium (Helena Middle School)
  • Sprints (100, 200, 400)
  • Distance (800, 1500, 3000, steeplechase)
  • Hurdles (80, 100/110, 200, 400) 
  • Jumps (long, triple, high)
  • Throws (shot put, discus, javelin) 

** Younger age groups do not participate in some events, as they work their way through the developmental stages of track and field. Pole vole tentatively will not be offered because of lack of facility requirements.

Tentative

  • June 2, HEAT Meet (free)
    Helena, ages 9-11
    Athletes/parents are responsible for registration.
  • June 18, Bozeman TC Spring Classic
    We will register athletes as part of club membership.
    Bozeman, ages 7-18
  • June 24-25, USATF Montana Junior Olympic Championships
    Helena, ages 7-18
    We will register athletes as part of club membership.
  • July 7-9, USATF Region 11 Youth Championships
    Orem, UT (Utah Valley University), ages 7-18
    We will register athletes as part of club membership.
  • July 16, Big Sky State Games
    Daylis Stadium, Billings, ages 8-18
    Athletes/parents are responsible for registration.
  • July 25-31, USATF National Junior Olympic Championships 
    Sacramento, ages 7-18
    We will register athletes as part of club membership.

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