McLean Youth Track and Field provides Northern Virginia kids (ages 5 through middle school) with opportunities to learn about, compete in and develop a love for track and field.

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Head Coach & MYTF Director:  Doug Wickert

Coach Doug is a USATF-certified coach and is excited to be taking over the reins of McLean Youth Track and Field.  Doug is a career Air Force fighter pilot who still actively competes with the Air Force cross country and marathon running teams.  His running accomplishments include a National 50k Trail Championship and several 100k and 100 mile ultramarathon buckles.  Doug believes that regular physical activity enhances the physical and mental development of children and is the foundation of a happy and healthy life.  Doug is eager to share his enthusiasm with young runners and help them achieve their personal bests on the track and in life.


Head Coach (Field Events):  Adam Knudson

Coach Adam is a USATF-certified coach and has been coaching the field events at McLean Youth Track and Field for the past few seasons.  Adam loves the field part of track and field.  In high school and college Adam specialized in the high jump, long jump, triple jump, and hurdles.  He also participated in several Decathlons in his day.  While at graduate school, Coach Adam served as Carnegie Mellon University's field event coach.  Adam is thrilled to be the MYTF Field Event Coach and is looking forward to another great year.


Coach: Philippe Rolly

Coach Philippe was born in France, started to run competitively at the age of 7, and still enjoys racing at 43.  Over the years, he ran 4:10 for the mile, 14:30 for 5K, 29:40 for for 10K ,and 2:19 for the marathon. Last year, Coach Philippe was named one of the 15 fastest masters runners in the US by Runners World.

Coach Philippe works at Georgetown Hospital as a physical therapist, rehabilitating patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  

Coach Philippe is very excited to share his passion and experience in running with a new generation of athletes. Let’s “mens sana in corpore sano” the fun way!


Coach:  Nicole Hill

Coach Nicole has coached with MYTF for multiple seasons and is particularly delighted by the energy and spirit of the 5-8 year old age group.


Coach:  Ruth Song

Coach Ruth is excited to be returning for her second season with MYTF.  


Timing and Results:  Tom Cunningham

Tom is a parent volunteer who graciously masterminds all meet timing, results compilation, and season statistics.


Administrator:  Jodee Wickert

Jodee is a parent volunteer who coordinates all of the functions required to ensure that the MYTF program runs smoothly.  She enjoys the excitement of the MYTF Track and Cross Country meets and appreciates the smiles and enthusiasm from all of the young athletes and their parents.


Assistant Administrator:  Mickey Skelton

Mickey is a parent volunteer who coordinates many of the MYTF activities from behind the scenes, including the vital field scheduling function.  Her own track experience was limited to serving as an athletic trainer in both high school and college for both the men's and women's teams, but as a result, she knows the formats, events, and issues specific to Track and Field.  It is her many years of project management experience though that apply to this role, and she tries to use them to help make the MYTF experience a smooth and enjoyable one for all families.  She and her husband Michael are proud parents to son Ricky, who is in his sixth season with MYTF as a runner, and daughter Katie, who can often be found helping Coach Adam run the Long Jump event.