The goal of this group is to provide a support-rich environment for athletes of all events to pursue the sport after their collegiate career. Numerous members have qualified and competed in the Olympic Trials and USA Championships thanks to the collaborative, athlete-centered, team-oriented community of the Garden State Track Club.
Athletes can qualify for three tiers of support. To inquire, please send an email with your current PR’s and future goals to GSTCElite@gmail.com. Our sponsor, New Balance, works with club leadership to decide how to best support interested athletes. All Tier I and Tier II elites must compete in team-issued New Balance performance gear only.
Coaches are available for all events; structured training sessions during indoor and outdoor track season are:
- Monday and Wednesday nights (5:30pm)
- Saturday morning (10am)
- At Highland Park High School
Tier I: National Elite
The performance standard for these athletes is the USA “A” Standard—or close to it. Support for those that qualify include the New Balance performance package (uniform, warm-up), trainers, spikes, apparel, travel support, and entry fees.
Tier II: Regional Elite
The performance standard for these athletes is the USA “B” Standard—or close to it. Support for those that qualify is identical to Tier I, but only less training gear and travel support.
Tier III: Emerging Elite
The performance standard for these athletes is the ability to compete in collegiate track and field meets or the USA Club National XC Championships. Entry fees and some travel support are offered for these athletes.