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Joining the Jets

So what's involved? 

We strive to take any athlete to the highest level of competition they want. Whether that is, practices, meets, nationals, or worlds. The Jets have sent over five participants in the past several years to Division 1 colleges, with scholarship offers. We are committed to training our athletes for success on and off the track. 


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


Team standing on track with all of their trophies



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.  About the Coaches


How to join? 

We encourage athletes and parents to come to a practice and meet the team and coaches. 


Step 1: Register for the new season online, the link is on the homepage.   We have a rolling admission, you can join mid-season. 


Step 2: All Jets information and updates will be sent out through email. Join our mailing list: [mailing list sign up]


Step 3: Pay fee: See below
            Pay Coach Curtis directly on  Venmo: @curtis-jackman-1 or mail the check made out to Cambridge Jets, to Alida Castillo at 22 Cottage Park Avenue, #6 Cambridge MA 02140. Include a recent physical.


Step 4: You are on the team! 


What does it cost?

Team Fees are:

$150 Cross Country (Sept-Nov)

$250 Indoor Track (Nov-March) 

$250 Outdoor Track (April-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: $53-$65

  • Team Sweat Suit: $30-$75

  • USATF Membership registration fee: $30 per year
       Get USATF membership: [here]  (Membership runs from January-December)
       Cambridge Jets club code: 020031 
       All athletes must be age verified once in their career, not every year.
       To be age verified: you must send a copy of your child's birth certificate to USATFNE office:
        by email: or fax: 617-939-0992

  • AAU Membership registration fee: $14 per year 
       Get AAU membership: [here]  (Membership runs from September-August)
       Cambridge Jets club: 2022 membership code: W35B73
       Make sure that your child has the current club code attached to their membership.


  • Pair of Running Spikes: $40 - $60
    Buying Spikes? If your child is less than 10 years old, spikes will not make much difference in your child's performance. If you still want to buy spikes, then make sure to buy MIDDLE DISTANCE SPIKES, regardless of the distance that they run. Younger children, who can not run on their toes with sprint spikes or handle the stiff long distance spikes, can hurt their feet if they run with inappropriate spikes. Before purchasing spikes, please talk with your child's coach.


  • Registration for individual meets: $5-$40 per meet (most are $10-$20)

  • Travel to meets

Practice Schedule 

2024 Outdoor Season – April through July - Monday and Wednesday 6:30 pm–7:30 pm Danehy Park.
For GPS use this address:  165 New St Cambridge, MA 02138

2024 Cross Country Season - September through November - Monday and Wednesday 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at Danehy Park.
For GPS use this address:  165 New St Cambridge, MA 02138

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