Our Youth Development Program is aimed at athletes between grades 5-8 and competing in the U12 and U14 divisions. Athletes in this program begin to learn and understand more specific event training and skill development. Here, they typically start finding what events they prefer to run whether that be cross country, shorter middle distance events such as 400, 800, 1200, or longer middle events like 1500, 2000, and 3000 meters. Some of our grade 7 and 8's get introduced to the 5km here too.


Competitive opportunities present themselves for these athletes at the school, MTA and AO level. They will also start competing at Provincial Championships should they choose. Bridging the gap between elementary school and high school is important for this group as it allows for a seamless transition to the high school level.  

A N N U A L 

Cost: $800

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c r o s s  C o u n t r y

Cost: $250

Durham Dragons Athletics Fall Cross Country program is one of the best in Ontario. The Youth program is open to kids 10-13 (grades 5-8) that compete in the U12 and U14 divisions. Practices start in Late August and run through the end of November. The Athletics Ontario Championships are usually held in the middle of November. In 2020 our U12 Girls won the team title placing 6 in the top 15. Our U14 Boys were runner-up placing 3 in the top 6.

As part of this program, athletes are provided with structed practices two to three times a week with racing opportunities throughout the season with the Minor Track Association and Athletics Ontario. This program provides a great opportunity for kids to get introduced into the sport of cross country and is open to athletes of all levels.

We offer a free two-week trial membership for any new kids that want to try out cross country before committing to the season.

I n d o o r / o u t d o o r  t r a c k

Cost: $400 per season

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