The NW Flyers Track Club Youth Cross-Country Team kicks off the fall season with registration and a mandatory orientation for parents and athletes on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Registration will be held at Cypress Creek High School ("small commons" room), 9815 Grant Rd., Houston, TX. The first practice will be held at the Cypress Creek YMCA on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m. (If you are a middle / high school athlete you can still register - click "How to Register" menu on the left for more information.)
Anajanette Kirkland, World Track and Field Champion, to speak to NW Flyers on Feb 2, 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).
Good luck 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!!!
Congratulations to all middle / high school team athletes that just completed their season. If you were on a school team, we offer late registration for the NW Flyers track club at the Monday and Thursday practice site thru May 15. Contact Linette Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed instructions.
SAVE THE DATE! We will have a last chance registration / orientation session for middle / high school athletes 7PM Friday April 12, 2013 at Cypress Creek HS (small commons room). The session is intended for school team athletes who wish to join for the 2013 late spring / summer club track season after the school season is over.
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.
The NW Flyers annual orientation / registration event (the "kickoff" breakfast) for the 2013 Track & Field season is scheduled for 8:30AM on Saturday February 2, 2013. The event is for all athletes interested in the 2013 season and will be held at theCypress Creek Christian Community Center ("5 C's"). A nationally acclaimed motivational speaker and Olympic gold medalist will speak at the annual registration event in February!!! (click "How to Register")
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.
Registration for the 2012 Fall Cross-Country Season will be held at the 1st practice on September 10th, 2012 at 6pm in the Cypress Creek YMCA (outdoor pavillion).
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!!!
The 25th Annual NW Flyers Track Meet on May 18-19, 2012 at Klein Memorial Stadium is set to host over 2500 athletes from Texas! The Hilton Garden Inn has been selected as the host hotel. (click "TrackMeet" menu)
Daina Harper (bib #3333) - 2011 US Junior Olympics Silver 2nd (Wichita, KS) Girls 400m Dash
Skylar Williams, Nia Sims, Lilan Hendersen, Emerald Carter - 2011 US Junior Olympics 5th (Wichita, KS), Girls 4X100m 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.