Welcome to the Illinois Flames Track Club

The Illinois Flames is a nationally ranked track club. We teach biomechanically efficient sprint and quickness training. You will learn proper sprinting mechanics to significantly improve your running performance. Whether you are a distance runner or sprinter, proper running techniques will improve your overall performance.

Our emphasis has always been on the student athlete, understanding the basic fact that without academic achievement, the athlete does not have an arena in which to perform. Also, we strongly believe that discipline in academics will improve disciple in athletics. By joining the Illinois Flames we will help to develop your running techniques as well as field event techniques.

Illinois Flames Information

We are part of AAU Athletics as well as USA Track and Field, The Flames are a nationally ranked track club. Listed below are the divisions the athletes compete in based on their year of birth. For track, division are based on when athletes are born not their current age. Also listed are the events the athletes can compete in.

Track Events

Sprints (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m)

Hurdles (80m, 100m, 200m, 400m)

Middle Distance (800m, 1500m)

Distance (3000m, 5000m, Steeplechase, Racewalk)

Relays (4x100m, 4x400m, 4x800m)

Field Events

Shot Put, Javelin, Discus

High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Pole Vault


Triathlon (8-10 years old)

Pentathlon (11-14 years old)

Heptathlon (females 15-18)

Decathlon (males 15-18)

AAU Divisions

Category Birth Year
Primary* 2008 and Later
Sub Bantam 2007
Bantam 2006
SubMidget 2005
Midget 2004
SubYouth 2003
Youth 2002
Intermediate 2000-2001
Young Men/Women** 1998-1999

USATF Divisions 2013

Category Birth Year
Sub Bantam*** 2008 and Later
Bantam 2006-2007
Midget 2004-2005
Youth 2002-2003
Intermediate 2000-2001
Young Men/Women**** 1998-1999

*Multi-events are not contested in the Primary Age Division
**Athletes born in 1999 may still compete as long as they are still in high school and have not turned 19 years old, on or before August 3rd, 2017
***Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) "Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships."
****Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the Young Men's and Young Women's divisions through that meet.


Fill out an online application form, pay fees through E-funds and bring a copy of your birth certificate.

Outdoor Fee: The cost is $200 per athlete
AAU Membership Card Fee: $16

Optional - USA Membership Card Fee: $20

Athletes must be at least five years old or older.

1. A positive attitude.
2. T-Shirt and shorts/sweats.
3. Large bottle of water and/or Gatorade type of drinks.
4. Running shoes.
5. A willingness to work hard.

Please refer to the practice schedule for current practice times and locations.

Contact Illinois Flames

32 East 34th Street
Steger, IL 60475

Phone: (708)673-9053


Track Photos

Practice Schedule

Monday-Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm

Beginning the Monday after Memorials day

Practices are Held at Crete Monee High School

Outdoor Meet Schedule Coming Soon