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Above Xpectations Track Team

West End’s nationally-recognized Above Xpectations Track Club gives youth the chance to learn the basic fundamentals of the sport, including hurdles, sprinting, relay racing, jumping, throwing, race walking, and distance running. The program is open to boys and girls ages 6-18 and runs year-round with cross country (August – December); indoor track (November – March) and outdoor track (April – August). Coaches are well trained, have years of experience working with youth, and are certified through the USA Track & Field (USATF) Coaching Education Program and Positive Coaching Alliance. AX is a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and United States Association of Track & Field (USATF).

The vision of Above Xpectations (AX) is to give young people – especially those from disadvantaged circumstances – a chance to compete in world class track and field competitions and, more importantly, to prepare them to take an academic step beyond high school. AX affords athletes an opportunity to travel (for many it is their first time leaving the state of Delaware) and improve their academic performance, as a minimum 2.5 GPA is required to participate. Youth meets and races are more than competition -they’re also fun. Regardless of whether young athletes win a medal or achieve a personal best, they’ll have the opportunity to make new friends – and a lifetime of memories!

AX Team Website

Above Xpectations Open & Masters

Above Xpectations (AX) is excited to announce its expansion into the Open/Masters age divisions.  This is a great opportunity for AX alumni, post collegiate athletes, and athletes of any age to continue their passion for Track and Field.  The program offers a variety of competitive and fitness opportunities in track & field, long distance running, and race walking. Open/Masters divisions include competitions in age groups ranging from 18-99+.  Open program participants compete in groups for ages 18-29 and Masters athletes compete in age groups starting at 30 and proceeding from there in 5-year increments (35, 40, 45, etc.). Join our family and stay active in your favorite sport as we rise Above Xpectations together!

Fee Schedule (all fees due upon registration):

No Registration Fee Required

Indoor Participation Fees:
$ 80 – Returning Athletes
$100 – New Athletes
DUE: December 6
*Fees will increase after December 6
Please see registration for payment plans

Outdoor Participation Fees:
$100 – Returning Athletes
$125 – New Athletes
DUE: April 23
*Fees will increase after April 23
Please see registration for payment plans

Cross Country Participation Fees:
$ 50 – Cross Country
$ 50 – All Athletes
DUE: September 17

***Payments may be made at West End Neighborhood House or online***
Click here to submit a payment online.

Fees for overnight meets not included

Track Team Events

April 20 – Guest Speaker Breion Boddy (NFL player for Minnesota Vikings)
April 25 – Field Trip to Main Event
May 2 – Open House on opportunities with the track team
May 16 – College Reveal Night
May 30 – Awards Banquet

Track Camp

June 11-15 (Week One)
June 13 – Trip to Rehoboth Beach
June 18 – Bowling
June 19 – Movies

June 18-22 (Week Two)
June 25-29 (Week Three)
June 27 – Trip to Hershey Park
July 2 – Trip to Rehoboth Beach

July 2-6 (Week Four): *Note: No Camp on July 4
July 16 – Trip to DC Zoo

July 16-20 (Week Five)
July 18 – Trip to French Creek

July 23-26 (Week Six)
July 25 – Trip to Clementon Park

 

 

Practice Schedule

Outdoor Track Practice

Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant High School

Saturdays and Sundays
Field Event and Hurdle Practice
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant High School

Indoor Track Practice

TBD

Cross Country Practice

Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meet at Baynard Stadium

Mondays and Wednesdays*
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Meet at West End Neighborhood House

*Starting November 14th, practice will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Meet Schedule

Indoor Track

Congratulations to Phillip T (age 7) who will be competing at the Millrose Games to determine who is the ‘Fastest Kid on the Block.’ This is a televised event will feature the participation of professional athletes and future Olympians. Phillip qualified at a previous event and will be competing with the fastest youth who are 8 years old or under at the time of event!

Cross Country

Meet 1 – Sept. 16 @ 7:00 a.m. in Belmont, Philadelphia
Meet 2 – Sept. 23 @ 7:00 a.m. in Belmont, Philadelphia
Meet 3 – Sept. 30 @ 7:00 a.m. in Belmont, Philadelphia
Meet 4 – Oct. 7 @ 7:00 a.m. in Belmont, Philadelphia
Meet 5 – Oct. 14 @ 7:00 a.m. in Belmont, Philadelphia
Meet 6 – Oct. 21 @ 7:00 a.m. in Belmont, Philadelphia
Championship – Oct. 28 in Belmont, Philadelphia
Cross County National – TBD

 

Outdoor Track

May 20: Planfield, NJ
May 25-27: 12th Annual Mark Trail Memorial Day Meet (Atlanta, GA)
June 2: 1st State Invitational (Bear, DE)
June 9-10: Mid-Atlantic District Qualifiers (Philadelphia, PA)
June 22-24: Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifiers (Galloway, NJ)
June 30: Delaware Elite Track Invitational (Wilmington, DE)
July 8-14: ESPN Rise Games, AAU Club Championships (Orlando, FL)
July 29-August 4: AAU Junior Olympics (Des Moines, IA)

For additional information contact:

Keith Taylor, Jr.
Head Coach
ax.jump@gmail.com

WEEKLY UPDATES, STATISTICS, ROSTERS AND OTHER INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT: https://axtrack.teamapp.com