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2016 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program

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History of the Grant
Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs & Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible youth clubs across the country. Since 2000, the grants have helped clubs offset expenses related to travel to USATF National Championships.
Since 2006, the USA Track & Field Foundation has contributed over $160,000 to the program. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training, and outreach.
Information about the Grant:

  • Each of the five geographical zones receives an equal allotment of grants.
  • The amount of each grant depends on the total amount received from a combination of funds from the foundation & youth membership allotment. (this year-2015, 8 clubs from each zone will receive $1250.00 grants)
  • No more than 2 clubs per association will receive the grant.
  • The grant is distributed via receipt reimbursement after the completion of the championships.


  • A club must consist of more than 2 athletes.
  • A club must have a paid current year’s membership at time of application.
  • The club must be in good standing with their association without any outstanding issues including disqualifications from previous year.
  • A club must be a member of USATF for at least 3 years.
  • A club must use the grant for one of our 4 national championships, (Youth Indoor, JO Track and Field, Youth Nationals, JO Cross Country).
  • No club can receive more than one grant in a 3 year period. 

Team City State
God's Speed Track Buffalo NY
Reading Youth Track and Field Club Reading Pa
Team Dynasty  bronx Ny
Team East Orange East Orange NJ
MHC Track Club Monroe NY
Valley Speedsters Belle Vernon PA
New Haven Age Group Track Club New Haven CT
In a New York Minute Hudson NY
Gadsden Burners Gadsden AL
Port City Track Club Wilmington NC
Continental T-Belles Track Club, Inc. Nashville TN
District 9 Hinesville GA
West End Richmond Striders Richmond VA
Quicksilver Track Club, Inc Atlanta Ga
Team Blaze Track Club Columbia SC
Northwest  Track Club Trotwood OH
Detroit Cheetah T.C. Inc. Detroit MI
The Vipers Track Club Urbana IL
Zephyrs Track Club Bellwood IL
Kenosha Phlyerz Kenosha WI
Oak Creek Track Club Oak Creek WI
Trackmyspeed Indiana Noblesville  IN
Penguins Track and XC Club Alamosa CO
Grand County Running Club Moab UT
Oregon South Track Club Roseburg OR
Glendale FLash Phoenix AZ
McMinnville Track Club McMinnville OR
El Paso Wings Track Club El Paso TX
Team Bliss Track Club El Paso Tx
Fresno Flyers Youth Track Club Fresno CA
Jump Corps Harker Heights Texas
Arkansas Performance Running Club Little Rock AR
Texas Titans Track Rockwall TX
Dashers Track Club Swansea Il
Triple Threat Racing Rogers AR
Family Point Speed Houston TX
South Austin Steel Austin TX

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