JETS News and Information Winter
Welcome to the official site for the Illinois Jets Youth Track and Field Club Organization.

The Illinois Jets Youth Track and Field Program was established to give Northern Illinois area youth athletes, ages 7 to 17, with an interest in intermediate and advanced level track and field experience, the opportunity for further development. 

Our Mission and vision is to provide a quality program for each athlete and their families through a constructive track and field experience that is based on individual development and performance.  To instill core values in each of our athletes that will ensure their success both on and off the track, with the support of parents and community; and to help improve the quality of life for both athletes and families through physical fitness and health & wellness education.

We are a  community partner of the Rockford Park District Foundation which is a non-profit organization.  We are also community partners of the Get Moving Initiative, and we very much support the effort to develop one healthy, active community in the Northern Illinois Region.

Other Community Partnerships::

AAU is now partnering with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)!  PCA is transforming youth sports so sports can transform youth. Through partnership with more than 1,100 youth sports organizations, leagues, schools and cities nationwide, PCA has conducted 6,000-plus workshops for youth sports coaches, parents, organizational leaders and athletes.

Since Executive Director Jim Thompson founded PCA as a non-profit within the Stanford University Athletic Department in 1998, PCA has helped create a positive, character-building youth sports environment for more than 3 million youth athletes.

In face-to-face group workshops, dynamic PCA Trainers,
  • Train youth and high school sports coaches to become Double-Goal Coaches®, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports;

  • Develop Second-Goal Parents, who focus on helping their youth athletes learn those life lessons;

  • Cultivate Triple-Impact Competitors, student athletes who strive to improve themselves, their teammates and their sport as a whole.

PCA gains support from elite coaches and athletes from around the country, and we are happy to announce that  Illinos Jets Coaches are PCA Double-Goal Certified Coaches that support the mission of positive coaching standards. 

To learn more about PCA and our other Community Partners,
Please visit our community partner websites:


  DuWayne and Monique Jones are the founders of the Illinois Jets Youth Track and Field Club Organization. 

President and Head Coach, DuWayne Jones, has been a devoted father and parent coach for over eight years.  He is a former United States Marine Corps Sergeant, a USATF Level One Certified Coach, ASEP approved,   W.I. T.S. (World Instructor Training School) Certified personal trainer, a PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) Double-Goal Certified Coach, a 2010 recipient of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association(IPRA) and the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Community Service Award, and a 2011 Double-Goal Coach Award Nominee!

Coach Jones will tell you that he is a student in the area of youth track and field, however, those that have worked with him will attest that he is one of the area’s most revered youth track and field coaches. 

To read more about Coach Jones and the Illinois Jets program please read the article published by Brenda Young:
Jets News and updates!!!

The Illinois Jets Youth Track and Field Summer Program details are as follows:

Official practice begins Monday, October 20th, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location is Hononegah Community High School, Athletic Dome. 307 Salem Road, Rockton, IL
All fees and paperwork must be turned in before beginning practice on Monday.

We are seeking volunteer coaches to help with the program.  If you are a returning college student or graduating HS Student with a background in athletics and would like to intern with us during the winter and summer programs, please give us a call at 815-977-0171.  All coaches and volunteers will be
back ground checked.

The 5th Annual Illinois Jets Youth Track and Field Invitational - Louise Y. Mokadam Family Foundation Community Health and Wellness event will be held on Saturday, December 20th as part of the Rockford, Winter Indoor Serires, in partnership with the Rockford Fire and AdkinsTrak, more details to come:

We'd like to thank our 2013 sponsors and community partners for their continued support:

Lead Program Sponsor


Silver Level Sponsor

OSF Medical

Swedish American

Accelerated Rehab Therapy group





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