Top Gifts for Youth Track Runners
Everything from shoes to portable starting blocks to speed training equipment.
Running takes all forms, from long distance to short sprints, from jumping over hurdles and bars to throwing shot puts and discus. Track and field is a sport that has it all, so you need the right gear to keep them going.
Do you have a youth track athlete in your life? From the casual runner to the competitive track club member, these gift ideas are sure to be a hit.
1. Training Shoes
With the Nike Flex Runner, there’s no need to worry about the laces. They slip right on. Whether you are practicing your sprinting drills or racing around the track, the Nike Flex Runner makes it all look easy. The foam sole is extremely flexible, so every step, stride, and jump is effortless.
Nike Flex Runner Big Kids' Running Shoes. Nike.com
2. Windbreaker Jacket
Under Armour Woven Track Jacket. There's a reason windbreakers are a must-have for every track runner. It keeps the elements out without being too hot while performing your speed training drills. This UA jacket has smooth, ripstop woven fabric, which is lightweight and extremely durable.
Boys' UA Woven Track Jacket | Under Armour
3. Portable Track Starting Blocks
These starting blocks by Ignite Blox weigh less than one pound and pack a huge punch. Small enough to take anywhere, they allow you to take your track workout on the go.
These blocks are also great for youth track runners to bring to meets. Too often, starting blocks are not provided for young runners, and traditional blocks can be too heavy and bulky to bring your own.
Track: Portable starting blocks that go anywhere you train. – Ignite Blox
4. Socks-No Show
Brooks Ghost Lite No Show Socks. A good pair of socks goes a long way to making your running more enjoyable during those long track and field practices. These socks hug your feet and provide support to the arch. They also feature targeted cushioning in high-stress areas and are odor resistant.
Ghost Lite No Show Sock 2 Pack | Running Apparel & Gear | Brooks Running
5. Elastic Training Band Loops
Power Systems Versa Loops are perfect for taking your workout anywhere. Featuring various levels of resistance, they can be used in a wide variety of upper and lower-body workouts If you want to improve the strength needed to run faster, the Versa Loops should be part of your training.
Versa Loops | Resistance Bands | Power Systems (power-systems.com)
6. Racing Spikes
The Nike Zoom Rival is the “do everything” spike for any track athlete. Whether you run sprints, hurdles, jumps, or pole vault, they have you covered. Durable enough to handle any track and field training workout, with plenty left for meet days. Lace them up, and you are good to go.
Nike Zoom Rival Track & Field Multi-Event Spikes. Nike.com
7. Speed Training Equipment-Speed Hurdles
Champro’s Speed Training Hurdle allows you to speed train on any surface. Getting faster is important for every sport, so that means doing speed drills.
No matter your athlete's age, they can get the right one for their ability. These speed hurdles come in various heights, and no assembly is required. Simply set them up and start getting faster.
Champro Speed Training Hurdles - 6", 12", 18" - Baseball Equipment & Gear (epicsports.com)
8. Adjustable Dumbbells
The ProForm 12.5 Pound Adjustable Dumbbell set is perfect for the youth athlete looking to start weight training. Each dumbbell can easily be adjusted from 2.5 to 12.5 pounds, so it can grow with your runner as they get stronger. There is no better way for a youth athlete to learn the proper way to move and work out than with adjustable dumbbells.
ProForm 12.5 lb. Adjustable Dumbbell Set | Dick's Sporting Goods (dickssportinggoods.com)
9. Sports Medicine PowerFlex Tape
Andover's PowerFlex Self-Adherent Tape comes in various colors to meet your team's needs. Use this tape to wrap an ankle or a wrist, and it will always do the job that is needed. This tape can be used in many different situations for a variety of injuries.
PowerFlex Self Adherent Tape | Medco Sports Medicine (medco-athletics.com)
10. Classic Backpack
The Adidas Classic backpack has plenty of pockets and is made with nylon, so it can take some overpacking. If you are going to the track for some serious speed training or heading to the gym, this bag can do it all…and fit it all!
adidas Classic Backpack - Grey | Unisex Training | adidas US