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Joining the Jets


So what's involved? Is it a big commitment?

You could say that, both for the athletes and for their parents. On average there are 4-8 track meets per season,(typically on weekend days). Most meets are local. But we do travel in the New England area including: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey. Athletes who qualify for nationals may have to travel even further. Past national competitions have been in Virginia Beach, New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit.

Practices are in the evenings 6:30-7:30pm either two or three days per week depending on the season and facility availability.

The Cambridge Jets are committed to your children and the sport and have established themselves as leaders in the New England Youth Track community. The Jets have taken on the responsibility of hosting some of the major track meets in the region. Parent involvement is needed during these events. [Info on coaches]

Sounds great how can I join?

If you are interested in joining the Jets please contact coach Curtis Jackman at 617-380-8080 or by email at:

What does it cost?

Team Fees are: $100 Cross Country (Sept-Nov), $225 Indoor Track (Nov-March), $225 Outdoor Track (April-July), or $400 for the full year (Sept-July).

Full or partial scholarships are available. We want to make the Jets accessible to the widest range of interested athletes. Please see Coach Curtis for more information. Download Financial Aid Application: [PDF]

Other expenses include:

  • Team uniform: $45-$60
  • Team Sweat Suit: $30-$75
  • USATF Membership registration fee: $20 per year
  • AAU Membership registration fee: $12 per year
  • Pair of Running Spikes: $40 - $60
  • Registraton for individual meets: $5-$40 per meet (most are $10-$20)
  • Travel to meets

Go to: [Online Jets Application]

Practice Schedule

2017 Cross Country Season - September thur November - Monday and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm at Danehy Park.For GPS use this address:  66 New St Cambridge, MA 02138 Map

2017-2018 Indoor Season – November thru February -Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm–7:30pm
(Do not enter the track area before actual practice time.)
Harvard’s Gordon Indoor Track Facility is located at 65 N. Harvard St. behind The Harvard Football Stadium. Map

2018 Outdoor Season – April thru July - Monday, Wednesday 6:30 pm–7:30 pm at Harvard's indoor or outdoor track. Practice may move to Danehy Park later in the season. For GPS use: 165 New Street, Cambridge. Map

Note to Team members: Throughout April practice will be held at both Harvard and Danehy dictated by the weather. Families will be informed where to go. 



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