AZPuma is a Prep-Level Club
for Athletes ages 14 thru 19
The Club is a member of USA Track & Field (the U.S. Governing body of the sport) and practices at Glendale Community College. Athletes may become a member of the Club at ANY time during the season (January-June 15). This club does NOT train year-round and trains only at scheduled practice times beginning in January. See Registratoin info here.
Register at a practice session.
Athletes under the age of 18 should have a parent/guardian present.
A birth certificate copy must also be supplied to meet USATF age verification requirements.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for the answers to most of your questions.
Feel free to Contact Us if you have additional questions.
The purpose of the Club is to provide Prep level development for High School aged athletes in preparation for Collegiate programs. Participation in the sport provides athletes with opportunities for individual competition rather than the team experience available in many other youth sports. The Clubs primary purpose is to provide an atmosphere for athletes to develop Track & Field skills, and have fun. Emphasis is placed in personal development and goal setting; with achievement of performance goals as the basis for measuring success. Athletes are focused on striving for continual personal improvement rather than winning.
The Arizona Puma Track Club provides an opportunity for qualified athletes to participate in Invitational Meets, Regional, National and International level competition.
Through constant challenge, an athlete reach their true potential.
We primarily seek High School age athletes, for whom Track & Field is their primary sport, to assist in developing a path to education.
The Club is run by Head 'Coax' Ray Davis and supports ALL events in Track & Field.
Ray, who was named as the USATF 2008 Western Region Youth Coach of the Year, is serving as Executive Vice President of the Arizona Association of USA Track & Field and additionally serves on the coaching staff at Glendale Community College.
He is a graduate of the IAAF Level 3 Elite Coach Academy and USATF Level 3 Certified Jump Coach.
Parents are asked to volunteer some time as helpers during Arizona meets to insure that they run smoothly and quickly. Arizona Puma is responsible for running the High Jump. We seek parent volunteers to help run this event at each meet to insure that our club is meeting its commitment to all of Arizona’s athletes.
Club athletes compete in USATF, Junior Olympic and USA Junior Track & Field competitions on a State, Regional, National and International level.
USATF Youth programs are open to athletes from ages 7 to 18.
The USA Junior program is open to athletes from ages 14-19.
Athletes who are currently enrolled in HIGH SCHOOL may also become a Club Member with opportunities to compete in Youth National, Junior Olympic, Junior National and International competition during the summer.
During the High School Track Season, however, the athlete's first responsibility is to their school program. Coach permission should be sought before participating in any Club practices or activities.
Youth competitions take place in two-year age divisions.
Youth Age Divisions engaged in by the Club are:
Note: Youth divisions are determined by birth year.