The Mattapoisett Track Club is a registered 501(c)( 3) non-profit organization, founded in the early 1970s for the enjoyment of anyone interested in track and field events and a healthy lifestyle. The Old Rochester Regional High School track is named after one of our original founders, Mudgie Travers. We offer instruction, conditioning and organized competitions. Children as young as the age of three are welcome into the club, and may choose any and all events that interest them.
This summer, the program begins June 23 and runs through August 6. Practices are held at the Old Rochester Regional High School Track on Monday and Wednesday evenings between the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Our program for 3 & 4 year olds is an abbreviated session and ends at 7:30 pm.
Our staff consists of high school and college athletes who are skilled in the events they are coaching. We offer instruction in hurdles, discus, shot, javelin, long jump, distance running, sprints and starts. Staff members with childcare as well as track experience oversee the 3 & 4 year old program.
Two meets are held each summer. Meet competition is divided by both age and sex. We award first through sixth place, as well as honorable mention ribbons in each event and category. Every member has the opportunity to compete at his or her own level. Due to the large number of participants and events, meets run on both Monday and Wednesday nights.
Membership fee is $50 per member, which defrays the cost of shirts, awards, equipment, supplies and coaches. Board members are all non-paid volunteers. There is no additional fee for meets.