UPDATE: THE NW FLYERS 30th ANNIVERSARY CONTINUES - THE CROSS COUNTRY SEASON KICKOFF MEETING IS THURS SEPT 14 AT BLEYL MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK (CFISD) AT 7PM!!! XC PRACTICE STARTS MON SEPT 18 AND WILL BE HELD MON, TUES, AND THURS at KICKERILLO-MISCHER PRESERVE, 20207 CHASEWOOD PARK DR, HOU TX.
The Northwest Flyers Track Club had a record breaking track & field season to cap off our 30th anniversary. On August 30th, 2017 the team returned from the US Junior Olympics National Championships at Kansas University with 14 medals, 2 sprint relay medals (3rd girls 4x400, 4th girls 4x100), and 2 gold medals!!! In additon the team set 1 new national record during the season. The Northwest Flyers has again proven to be one of the top youth sports programs in the United States!!!
The Northwest Flyers Track Club (Houston, TX) previews the 2017 youth championship season by hosting its track meet on May 26-27 at Klein Memorial Stadium. Sanctioned by USATF, the track meet is open to all youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Track clubs as well as unattached athletes are welcomed; however a USATF membership card is required to compete. The entry fee is $7 for athletes and $6 for spectators. The meet will offer fully automatic timing (FAT) and a host hotel for teams traveling from out of town. All athletes , all age groups are required to pre-register / pre-pay at the Athletic.net website (search for the track meet "NW Flyers 30th Anniversary Meet")! We are expecting approximately 2000 athletes to participate from across 3 states so please register early!
The NW Flyers Track Club wraps up Spring/Summer 2017 Track & Field sign-ups with a "last chance" registration and a mandatory orientation for parents and athletes on Mon April 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Registration will be held at the Hamilton Middle School (12330 Kluge Road, Cypress, TX 77429). Practices are now underway at Cy-Ranch HS and Klein Forest HS. (If you are a middle / high school athlete you should attend this mandatory orientation - click "How to Register" menu on the left for more information.)
The NW Flyers annual parent orientation and kickoff beakfast on Feb 4, 2017 had almost 400 people (athletes, parents and coaches) in attendence! Thanks to our volunteers for making this tradition the biggest kickoff in team history. Click the link above for news coverage!
NOTE: Newcomers and returners are expected to attend the mandatory team orientation session on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 8AM where they will receive a discount code that can be applied towards the online registration fee afterwards. Online registration will open for elementary/middle/high school athletes on Sunday February 5, 2017 at 12noon for the Spring / Summer Youth Track Season.
Congratulations to the NW Flyers Track Club for a strong team performance at the USATF Cross Country Junior Olympics December 3, 2016 in Hoover, AL. The team had 14 athletes qualify. Congratulations to the athletes, coaches, and staff for a great team result at THE National Championships of Youth Cross Country.
Congratulations to the NW Flyers Track Club for a strong team performance at the USATF Junior Olympics July 25-July 31, 2016 at Cal State University in Sacramento, CA. The team had 57 athletes qualify in approx 80 track events and came away with 8 medals including 2 relay medals !!! Congratulations to the athletes, coaches, and staff for a great team result at THE National Championships of Youth Track & Field!!!
The NW Flyers completed the 2015 Fall Cross Country Season with a great run at the USATF Gulf Association Championships at the White Oak Conference Center on Novemebr 14, 2015. Eight athletes qualifed and four (4) travelled to the USATF National Cross Country Championship in Albuquerque, NM on December 12, 2015. Go Flyers!!!
Congratulations to the NW Flyers Track Club for a record breaking performance at the USATF Junior Olympics July 27-August 2, 2015 at the Univ of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. The team had 63 athletes qualify in approx 90 track events and came away with a team record 16 medals including 4 GOLD MEDALS, and 2 relay medals !!! Congratulations to the athletes, coaches, and staff for a great team result at THE National Championships of Youth Track & Field!!!
Congratulations to the 6 NW Flyers Athletes who qualifed to the USATF US Junior Olympics National Cross-Country Championships held in Myrtle Beach, SC on Dec 13, 2014.
Congratulations to the NW Flyers for qualifying 81 athletes and 12 relays to the USATF Junior Olympics National Track & Field Championships to be held at Humble ISD Turner Stadium July 21 - 27!!! Run fast, jump high and throw far!!!
In honor of the club's 27th anniversary, two of the most decorated track athletes at the collegiate level this past decade, Elizabeth Adeoti (Texas A&M) and Jeomi Maduka (Cornell), will be the guest speakers at this year's breakfast event. Both athletes will provide a motivational message that will inspire young people to excel in sport, the classroom, and life!
Congratulations to the 52 NW Flyers Athletes who qualifed to the USATF US Junior Olympics National Cross-Country Championships held in San Antonio, TX on Dec 14, 2013.
Good luck and safe travels to the 65 NW Flyers Athletes who finished in the top 5 in the USATF Texas state-wide championships and advanced to the US Junior Olympics National Championships which compete July 22 - 28, 2013 at North Carolina A&T University Belk Stadium in Greensboro, NC!!!
NW Flyers will host an NCAA student-athlete recruiting seminar for college bound athletes (9th thru 12th grade) and their parents on Monday July 15th at Cypress Creek High School from 7:15 - 9:00pm in the Small Commons Room. The seminar is free and food / refreshments will be served. Contact your event coach or any director for further info (see Team contacts).
Goodluck to the 107 NW Flyers Athletes who finished in the top 6 in the Gulf Association greater Houston area championships and advanced to the USATF Region state-wide championships which compete July 3 - 6, 2013 at Humble ISD Turner Stadium!!!
Anjanette Kirkland, World Champion and Track & Field Hall of Famer, will speak at the Annual NW Flyers "kickoff" breakfast on February 2, 2013!!! The event is open to all parents and athletes interested in youth track and field.
Congratulations to the NW Flyers Track Club for a record breaking performance at the USATF Junior Olympics July 24-29, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. The team had 101 athletes qualify in 128 track events (a team record) !!! The team earned 9 individual medals and 3 relay medals. Well done!!!
Congratulations to the NW Flyers cross country team that had great success at the Texas state-wide championships in Rockwall, TX on November 17, 2012. Twenty-five (25) qualified to the meet and 15 finished as individual and / or team champions and will be advancing to the national cross-country championships in Albuqueque, New Mexico on December 8, 2012.
Good luck to the 101 NW Flyers Athletes who finished in the top 5 statewide and advanced to the USATF Junior Olympics National Championships in Baltimore, MD July 23-29!!!
2x Olympian Angela Williams to speak at NW Flyers orientation breakfast on Feb 7
Akuira Young (bib #5258) - 2013 US Junior Olympics (Greensboro, NC) Gold 1st Girls 400m hurdles
Jonathan Johnson (bib #5228) - 2013 US Junior Olympics (Greensboro, NC) Gold 1st Boys Triathlon, 2nd Boys 200m, 3rd Boys 100m
Travis Toliver - 2013 New Balance National High School Meet (Greensboro, NC) Gold 1st Boys Decathlon
NW Flyers Mid Dist Relay - 2013 US Junior Olympics (Greensboro, NC) 5th Boys 4x800m relay
History & Philosophy
The Northwest Flyers Track Club was started in 1987 to help girls in Northwest Houston participate in youth track & field.Fred Newhouse, a US Olympic gold medalist in track, was one of the primary organizers of the club.The early success of the club led to expanding the membership to both boys and girls.
The mission of the Northwest Flyers Track Club is to foster the development of youth track & field in Northwest Houston and to provide long-term growth opportunities to athletes through their association with the sport.
Our youth development philosophy is balanced and not overly obsessed with winning.However, the achievements of the club are impressive, with more than one third of our athletes qualifying for the Texas State Championships and the National Junior Olympics Championships.More importantly, over 95% of our athletes have gone on to college and many have received academic and/or athletic scholarships.
The club averages about 250 athletes per season (ages 6 – 18) and is smaller than some Houston based clubs.However, bigger is not always better and our size allows coaches to give athletes individual instruction and guidance. The leadership fosters teamwork, mutual respect, encouragement and a fun family atmosphere.
The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt and non-profit organization.We offer some hardship scholarships to eligible youth who wish to participate in the program.