Chicago Flyers unique program has shaped over 700 youth into tomorrow’s leaders through speed, fitness and character development. Our exceptional coaching staff partners with schools and organizations to bring together children and teens from across Chicagoland to develop leadership skills, self-confidence, and a lifelong passion for fitness. Team members who complete our track & field and cross country training programs are resilient, caring, and engaged, and have the tools to make a strong, positive impact on their communities.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Chicago Flyers is committed to transforming our members into fit and healthy kids, regardless of athletic ability. Even more importantly, our safe, modern curriculum develops the whole person by emphasizing mental and physical core attributes, then building outward. We use athletic training and games to foster our members’ strength, discipline, achievement, honesty, and sense of responsibility. Our team’s parents are supportive because they see their children growing stronger while building character, making friends, and having fun.
Chicago Flyers curriculum meets the guidelines set by the International Youth Conditioning Association, and we are a member of the Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) and USA Track and Field (USATF). Our members have qualified and medaled in national and state events, including the AAU Nationals, the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA), and the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) competitions. We have set local 5K Middle School Conference records, won AAU State XC meet, and placed as a team in the top 5 at Nationals. While most of our athletes continue in high school athletics, many go on to be recruited by DI and DIII universities.
Why We Do What We Do:
Coach Michelle founded the Flyers in 2009 with 22 athletes. She believes that children should have programs that build resilience, systematically teach personal success and allows for fun. Training programs should be age appropriate with long term results in mind.