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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MYTF Director:  Mickey Skelton

Mickey is a parent volunteer who began helping with Administrative functions in the Spring 2013 season, became the Administrator in the Fall, and served in that role for five seasons. With the rapid growth and popularity of the program, she and several other coaches and long-time volunteers saw value in separating the Director and Head Coach roles, allowing the Coach to focus internally on the season, and the Director to ensure quality and consistency across the seasons, as well as work externally to broaden the program's reach and coordinate with County resources to advocate for both MYTF and the sport of youth Track & Field more broadly.  Her children, Ricky and Katie, are both MYTF participants, and her husband Michael can often be found cheering from the stands.

 

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 current MYTF Head Coach and is looking forward to another great year.

 

Timing and Results:  Tom Cunningham

Tom is a parent volunteer who graciously masterminds all meet timing, results compilation, and season statistics.  He has revolutionized the process we use to make it easy for weekly volunteers to jump in and be able to provide MYTF participants with race results each week to track their progress throughout the season.  Tom also serves on the program's first Advisory Board.

 

Advisory Board:  

Nancy Bao             Liz McMahon-Bubel            Tom Cunningham           Jim Dehn

Along with the shift to separate Director and Head Coach positions, MYTF also set up an Advisory Board consisting of several parent volunteers with extensive MYTF experience, the Director and current Head Coach, and past Head Coaches as ex-oficio members.  As MYTF is a subsidiary organization of McLean Youth Athletics, the Board serves only an advisory role, helping to ensure the program's adherence to its core mission and philosophy, and guiding the Director and Head Coach accordingly.

 

Assistant Coaches:
The Fall 2016 season saw a very committed group of Assistant Coaches who helped to run the six weekly practice session as well as the weekly Track & Field/Cross-Country Meets.  A HUGE round of applause to these volunteers who give generously of their time each week, and that we hope will all return in the Spring!

Leslie Aga Helo Mustafa
Ed Cox Jessica Nolan
Julianna DeLong Claudia Peters
Michael Formica Jessica Riley
Elena Hassel Sheela Seth
Hong Liu Lambert Shundi
Ada Lorenzo Katie Sprinkel
Marci Love Alix Vernon

 

The Fall 2016 season saw a very committed group of Assistant Coaches who helped to run the six weekly practice session as well as the weekly Track & Field/Cross-Country Meets.  A HUGE round of applause to these volunteers who give generously of their time each week, and that we hope will all return in the Spring!

 

Administrators:

We are able to run the program we do at the cost we do because our parents (and others!) step up to volunteer across the board.  In addition to all the coaches, several people serve in critical administrative roles, helping to keep everything moving behind the scenes.  Please note that some of these folks also volunteer as coaches - we could not be more grateful for their dedication!

Van Avondolio - Registration, Onsite Meet Administration

Liz Bubel - Volunteer Coordinator

Jim Dehn - Results

Morgan Holtman - Email Manager

Ada Lorenzo - Onsite Meet Administration

Marci Love - Registration, Packets

Claudia Peters - Purchasing, Packets