Mission Statement

Tri-City Thunder is a USA Track and Field Club focused on providing opportunities for athletes of all ages to experience the sport of track and field while creating lasting friendships and developing leadership skills.

Tri-City Thunder promotes the development of good work ethic through structured team practices. Athletes are encouraged to focus on their development and strive to achieve personal bests.

High school age athletes are asked to serve as mentors for the younger athletes. In this capacity, the mentors lead post-workout activities, present athlete suggestions to the general meetings, assist younger athletes at meets, and support club fundraising activities.

Intro to Track Program

Intro to Track and Field:  An introduction to track and field for athletes 8 and Under.  Developmentally age appropriate light conditioning and exposure to all aspects of Track and Field.  Athletes will train one night per week for 45 – 60 min. Athletes will be taught the basic fundamentals of sprints, shot put, long jump, and turbo jav.  Athletes will learn track etiquette and be exposed to agility and speed work through the use of developmentally appropriate games.  Athletes will have the opportunity to attend low pressure All Comers Meets to experience a traditional track meet setting all via local events.  (Additional fees for All Comers Meets per event will be required.) 

Cost: $75 per athlete

Intro to Track will start April 15, 2019, 6:15-7:15 and meets at the Southridge High School track in Kennewick.

Competitive Track Program

Tri-City Thunder Competitive Track program is open to athletes born AFTER January 1, 2011. 

This program is intended for athletes who want to develop their track and field skills.  Practices will be offered Monday – Thursday’s; however you are not required to attend all of them and your child will attend practices based on the events they choose to participate in.  Our practices are structured in order to better accommodate coaches and athletes who choose to participate in multiple events.  These athletes are strongly encouraged to attend Junior Olympics, although not required.  Athletes will train with others in their ability and age group and will receive coaching from the area’s top track and field coaches.  

Adult Thunder memberships are available and we strongly encourage the participation of adult members.  Adult members who wish to run with and assist training of youth athletes should contact us PRIOR to registering. 

Athletes born PRIOR to that date are required to register for the Intro to Track program.   

Cost: $95 per athlete with discounts for the 3rd and 4th family members registering. $40 volunteer fee per family. (Volunteer fee is refundable if certain conditions are met.)

The Competitive Track Season will start April 15 and meets at the Southridge High School track in Kennewick.

Tri-City Thunder also offers a track and cross country season for ages 8-18.  The season typically runs from mid September through November.  Athletes who qualify for Nationals will continue to train through mid December.