Coach’s Corner


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.



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.

Coaching Staff 

Coach Derick

Coach Jim DerickHead Coach, USATF  Certified

Susan Stage-DerickHead 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



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