Welcome to Umoja!

We Are Youth Track & Field Team in Santa Clara, California

About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower young athletes to achieve their full potential on and off the track through the teaching of track and field fundamentals and skill development. We are committed to teaching young athletes the values and skills that will enable them to positively contribute to their community and that will carry them through their lifetime.

Our Values

We believe that performing at the highest level possible as a team and as an individual includes good sportsmanship and ethical athletics. We recognize our organizational responsibility to society and strive to instill the values of mutual trust, which encompasses respecting the Umoja processes and procedures, teammates, volunteers, opponents, officials, and parents.

Coaches

Brunet Lux | Sprint, Hurdles
Sherman Chan | Long Jump, Sprint
Henry Lee | Javelin, Distance
Beto Lomax | Sprint
Jon Ma | Sprint
James Miles
Viktor Spalek
Andrew Blount

If you are interested in coaching, please contact us.

Memories

Check out our photo gallery.

News

Please read our blogs. Some posts were contributed by our athletes.

Where We Compete

We typically participate in these track meets.

  • April – Sac Speed Showcase (Sacramento)
  • April – East Bay Heat (Oakland)
  • May – Hercules Running Rebels (Hercules)
  • May – PAAF SJ Citywide (San Jose)
  • May – 3M (Oakland)
  • May – LA Jets (Cerritos)
  • May – Central Valley (Modesto)
  • June – NorCal Youth (San Jose)
  • June – Pacific Association Junior Olympics
  • July – National Junior Olympics

Please see our page on Athletic.net for the current and past season’s schedule.

Common Questions

The regular season begins in February and ends in June. After the regular season, athletes can compete in Regional Championships and advance to National Junior Olympic Championships in July if qualify.

Core schedule:
Mon & Wed | 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Location | Santa Clara High School (Map)
Sat | 9 AM – 11 AM (when we are not at track meet)
Location | Montgomery Hill Trail (Map)

(Subject to change)

Yes. No practice is mandatory.

We are accepting athletes ages 7 to 18. (The age of athlete is the age s/he will be on December 31 of the season’s calendar year.)

Sure!

We do not offer ‘summer program’ but we accept late registration. Our season continues until National Junior Olympics that takes place in the end of July. No activity is planned in August.

Ready to Join?

Our season is February through July.

The registration information is out in January. If you are interested in joining during the season, please contact us to see if there is still a spot for your age group.

2024 Registration

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