Delaware Elite Coaches and Volunteers strengthen youth by building character through track and field training. Our Coaches model and mentor character values, sportsmanship, teamwork, and track and field skills. Our Coaches have the ability to teach and coach athletes of all ages and abilities. 

We come from diverse backgrounds including USATF Certified Coaches & Officials, Former Track & Field All American Collegiate Athletes, State track & field record holders, Strength & Conditioning Specialists & Trainers, Youth Mentors and so much more.

For questions, visit our FAQ page, contact our Parent Committee President, or come by any practice and meet our talented Coaching Staff & Volunteers.

FAQ


Q: What should my child drink during practice & meets? Do they need something extra to avoid dehydration?

A: Everyone needs to stay hydrated to stay healthy, and you can't go wrong giving kids plain water; but what about kids who run track & field? Please check out the link on Nemours Kids Health article regarding Sports and Energy drinks

Q: Where can I see the track schedule?

A: Select the Schedule link at the top of this page.

Q: How can I join the track club?

A: Select the Registration link at the top of this page, to choose the appropriate track program for your athlete(s). You must complete the registration in its entirety, including payment prior to receiving an email response.

  • Note: Even if you are a returning athlete, in order for your athlete to be rostered properly (to receive notifications associated with a Team/Division) you must re-register via Team Snap every season.
  • DO NOT use the Cashapp to Register your athlete; TeamSnap is THE ONLY way to register your athlete.

Q: What should I do after registering my athlete?

A: Download the Team Snap app on to your smartphone: Android Play Store or Apple's App Store.

On your smartphone, login to the app using the same registration login information, to receive up-to-date team communications.

Q: Where should my child practice?

A: Practice will take place at the location you registered your child: Newark, Smyrna or Dover.

Q: What should my child wear to practice?

A: All athletes should bring running sneakers, wind/sweat pants and long sleeve sweat/shirts. A pair of shorts &/or t-shirt should also be worn underneath as a layer. Practice is about keeping the muscles warm and away from injury.

Q: Where & How can I pay for track meets?

A: Download the Cashapp on to your smartphone for your perspective device: Android Play Store and Apple's App Store.

When paying for track meet events-

  • enter the total amount owed + $1; click Pay     ** The extra dollar amount helps to cover transaction fees **
    • Example: Track meet is $8 per event; athlete is in 3 events; $24 for the events + $1 transaction fee; total amount  entered in Cashapp is $25.
  • in the To: field, type $DelawareEliteTrack        ** you must type the dollar sign prior to the name **
  • in the For: field, type [athlete(s) name] & suggested event(s) paid for.
  • DO NOT use the Cashapp to Register your athlete; TeamSnap is THE ONLY way to register your athlete.

Q: Will a coach contact me?

A: A parent committee member will contact you if there is a specific question not found within this site. When practice begins, coaches will be at practice sites to answer any additional questions.

Q: How can I submit my child's birth certificate?

A: Email with "Subject: [athlete name] birth certificate" a readable copy/picture of your child's birth certificate to: delaware.elite.tc@gmail.com   --   DO NOT BRING ORIGINAL OR COPY OF CERTIFICATE TO PRACTICE

Q: Can I apply for financial aid?

A: All financial aid applications are reviewed, and the limited amount of financial funds are available on a first come first served basis.

Q: How do I know if my child can participate in the Elite program?

A: The athlete must meet minimum standards through time trials, and the decision of the coaching staff will notify the parent & athlete(s) on the Elite Program acceptance.

Break Down Of Program Fees


Spring, Summer & Indoor Programs - $150

$50 Membership fee

$50 Fundraiser Fee

$20 USATF membership fee

$10 Club Insurance

$20 Facility rental/equipment

 

Pee Wee Program - $65

$40 Membership fee

$15 Fundraiser fee

$10 Club Insurance

 

Elite Program - $200

$100 Membership fee

$50 Fundraiser Fee

$20 USATF membership fee

$10 Club Insurance

$20 Facility rental/equipment

Contacts


New Castle County

Newark -- Clarence Smith (850)322-9745

Kent County

Smyrna -- Darren Gall (917)650-5535

Dover -- Carol Dyer (302)241-9673


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Delaware Elite Track Club

P.O. Box 117

Kirkwood, DE 19708