Club Information

Club practice location: Westwood High School

945 W. Rio Salado , Mesa, AZ 85201 (Rio Salado / East of Alma School)

Practice times:

In Season: 1st Monday in January thru July.

Youth & Adult: 5:45 pm start time Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 8:00am start time Saturday.

Specialty Training 5:45pm to 6:30pm. General/Event specific conditioning 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Pre - Season: September thru December. All athletes: 5:45 pm Mon. Hurdles, Wed. General, 8:00am Sat. General

Pre - season training starts the Saturday after Labor Day. Pre - Season practices a re encouraged, but optional.

Club Colors:

Maroon, Gold, White

Club Values:

Physical and emotional health and fitness

Individual excellence and personal growth

Individual development beyond sports

The Arizona Flames are a non - profit organization (501(c)(3)) and is a member of USA Track and Field. USATF is a volunteer - driven, not f or profit organization with its headquarters in Indianapolis , IN . The Flames strive to teach and excel in all areas of track and field. Our athletes and coaches have had great success at the state, region, national , and world competition levels . Many of our youth athletes have continued on to successful collegiate careers.

Track & Field is a year - round sport with both summer (outdoor) and winter (indoor) seasons. In Arizona the prime track season is late January through July . The various running, jumping and throwing events which make up the sport are among the oldest competitive disciplines in the world; the specific skills and physical capabilities acquired through track and field can be readily applied to other sports. The sport of track and field is a s port for all ages and abilities. Youth competitors are placed in age groups based on year of birth. 8 and Under, Ages 9 - 10, Ages 11 - 12 , Ages 13 - 14, Ages 15 - 16, Ages 17 - 18 . Open thru masters are placed in age groups based on their age group on the day of the competition. Open athletes are 19 - 29 years old. Sub Masters thru Masters compete in 5 year age brackets. Example 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, etc.

List of events:

Sprints: 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m Hurdles: 60m, 80m, 100m,

110m, 200m, 300m, 400m Relays: 4x100m , 4x400m

Middle & Distance : 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 10,000m , 3,000m steeplechase

Relays: 4 x 800m, Walks: 3k walk, 5k walk

Jumps: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault

Throws: Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer

Combined Event: Decathlon , Heptathlon , Pentathlon, Triathlon

Benefits of joining Arizona Flames Track Club

* Individual analysis and performance management. We help you set attainable

goals and put plans in place to meet them.

* Access to training material, facilities, equipment, travel arrangements,

and group workouts. We use HYTEK team software.

* USATF certified coaching and logistic support before and during competition.

Meet entry completion and coordination.

* We stress proper form, race strategies, technique, conditioning,

nutrition, and rest recovery.

* Discounts on equipment, apparel, and physical therapy. Shoes, team gear,

field implements, training equipment, sports massage.

* Positive Environment. Regardless of what your goals are or what place

you come in. If you compete you have already won.

* Train hard, discover a love for track & field, compete to your best, respect your

competitors, and above all have FUN!!