Board of Directors
Board members are selected from the membership. Invitations are typically made by the board as vacancies occur. Candidates must be active members in good standing, USATF Certified and must have agreed to accept the responsibilities of the office.
The board currently meets on the 2nd Wed of the month or as needed.
Youth Running Club was founded in 2012 by Jim Derick and Susan Stage-Derick, both head coaches and a pair of accomplished runners.
Athletes who participate come from the Steuben & Chemung county area. We are sanctioned by the USA Track & Field National Governing body and its local USATF Niagara Association for track and field, distance running and cross country. Our goal is to assist young people who are interested in improving their physical fitness, mental stamina, and teamwork skills through organized track and field competition.
TEAM PREFO RUNNING CLUB
Our mission is to provide the opportunity for
Young boys and girls to experience the fun,
fitness benefits and team unity of Cross Country
and Track & Field through a quality recreational
program designed to enhance the fitness development,
achieve performance targets, character development
and self-esteem in young athletes in the community of
Corning and the surrounding areas.
We have grown from a small, 10 members, to over 100 athletes.
In 2012, 15 athletes qualified for USATF National Junior Olympic and 11 athletes went to USATF National Junior Olympic in NM. One All American, USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country, top 10 finisher.
In 2013, A two time USATF All American, National Champion, USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships, 2 medals.
To enrich the athlete, we travel to attend the USATF Regional and Junior Olympics, this is voluntarily and not required.
At season’s end, we are successful if our athletes have enhanced exposure, are in better health and have increased self-esteem. , our primary focus is athlete development.
Coach Jim Derick, Head Coach, USATF Certified
Susan Stage-Derick, Head Coach, USATF Certified
Tom Ketchum, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
Kristen Ketchum, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
David Baker, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
Liza Baker, Assistant Coaches, USATF Certified
Brett Shelton, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
Tracey Hayes, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
Chris Glick, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
Scott Erdman, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
Kris Dale, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
Fred Collins, Assistant Coach, USATF Certified
Anne Collins, Assistant Coact, USATF Certified