The Club will be relocating to Ironwood HS
for Summer 2022


 A Summer (Jun-July) U20 Club
for Athletes ages 14 thru 19 Years of Age
Events Coached: High Jump, Sprints, Middle/Long Distance

USATF Member Club


            Summer Practice Schedule


The Club is a member of USA Track & Field (the U.S. Governing body of the sport).  Athletes may become a member of the Club at ANY time during the USATF Youth season (Thru-June 15).

However, the club does NOT train year-round and trains only at scheduled practice times beginning in May at Ironwood High School.

Additional Youth Clubs can be found at the USATF-AZ website.

You can register at one of the practice sessions held at Ironwood HS beginning in Jun.
See Registration Information here.

Athletes under the age of 18 should have a parent/guardian present.
A birth certificate copy must also be supplied to meet USATF age verification requirements.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for the answers to most of your questions.
Feel free to Contact Us if you have additional questions.

The purpose of the Club is to provide Prep level development for High School aged athletes in preparation for Collegiate programs. Participation in the sport provides athletes with opportunities for individual competition rather than the team experience available in many other youth sports. The Clubs primary purpose is to provide an atmosphere for athletes to develop Track & Field skills, and have fun. Emphasis is placed in personal development and goal setting; with achievement of performance goals as the basis for measuring success. Athletes are focused on striving for continual personal improvement rather than winning.

The Arizona Puma Track Club provides an opportunity for qualified athletes to participate in Invitational Meets, Regional, National and International level competition.
Through constant challenge, an athlete reach their true potential.

We primarily seek High School age athletes, for whom Track & Field is their primary sport, to assist in developing a path to education.

The Club is managed by Head 'Coax' Ray Davis.

Ray, who was named as the USATF 2008 Western Region Youth Coach of the Year, is the former Executive Vice President of the Arizona Association of USA Track & Field and additionally served on the coaching staff at Glendale Community College.
He is a graduate of the IAAF Level 3 Elite Coach Academy and a USATF Level 3 Certified High Jump Coach.

Club athletes compete in USATF, Junior Olympic and USATF U20 Track & Field competitions on a State, Regional, National and International level.

USATF Youth programs are open to athletes from ages 7 to 18.
The USATF U20 program is open to athletes from ages 14-19.

Youth competitions take place in two-year age divisions.

Youth Age Divisions for the 2022 Season are:

Note: Youth age divisions are determined by birth year.
Age Division Year of Birth
8 & Under (previously Sub-bantam) 2014+*
9 - 10 (previously Bantam) 2012-2013
11 - 12 (previously Midget) 2010-2011
13 - 14 (previously Youth) 2008-2009
15 - 16 (previously Intermediate) 2006-2007
17 - 18 (previously Young) 2004-2005**

U20 (previously USA Youth)   Must be 14yrs old on the day of competition, & not turn 20 during 2022.