UCYN Track Club: Welcome

Tuesday, April 22

Youth 49ers - Medal Count 

AAU & USATF Indoor, Outdoor, Cross Country, Club Championships & NC State Games


Gold   Silver Bronze Copper
National/Junior Olympics 01   04 25
Club/Youth Championships 02 07 15 36
Regional Championships (National Qualifier) 16 12 10 32
State(District )Championships 56 43 37 27
NC State Games 04 06 04 X
Totals                                 (337) 79 68 70 120

The University City Youth 49ers (Niners) organization was established in 2006.  The organization strives to promote educational and community outreach, mentorship and diversity through athletics and social interaction.  Through this effort, the UCYN hopes to instill and reflect pride, teamwork, sportsmanship, quality work ethic, discipline and awareness while stressing academic and athletic achievement and leadership, among its participants and members of the community they interact with.  Through the foundation of these guiding principles, the UCYN hopes to achieve these goals by placing a strong emphasis on academic achievement, positive sportsmanship, character development and physical fitness. Our student athletes range in age from 6 to 17.  We are committed to the overall success and achievements of youths from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds. Currently, the UCYN organization offers programs in football, basketball and track.  To learn more about the UCYN overall organization go to www.ucyn.org.

The UCYN TRACK CLUB (established September 2007) hails its origin from the previously established University City Cougars Track Club, (organized in 2000); Coach Tulani Vaughn was one of the founders of this organization. The UCYN are currently a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and USA Track and Field (USATF) organizations.  We are a year round competitive program that offers cross country, indoor/spring track, and summer outdoor track.   We provide training in all running events (including hurdles) and field events (shot put, discus, long jump and high jump). All coaches are required to have a criminal background check.  Also, coaches will be certified USATF Level I (or higher) or working towards such certification. Our coaching staff consist of  Coach Tulani Vaughn, Coach Kevin Lyles, Coach Robyn Jenkins, Coach Kelly and Coach Rob Jackson.   To learn more about the UCYN Track Club click on the links or email us at ninerstrackclub@bellsouth.net.

 PRACTICE SCHEDULE - CHECK THE CALENDAR   Check the website frequently to see if there are any changes in the schedule.  Practices will usually take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during March.  Starting mid-April throughout July practices will  be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. and some Saturdays.  Athletes will be provided with a program to follow on the days that we do not practice together as a team.  MEDICAL ALERT:  Please note - athletes will need to submit an updated annual physical examination.  A copy of this examination is to be submitted along with your registration forms. 


2014 University City Youth Niners Track & Field Information We did not offer an Indoor Season this year due to a lack of interest.  Therefore we will have our Summer Outdoor Season start in March.  The first three weeks will be preseason training.  There will be five sessions offered during this time. This is a good time for those youth who are just starting track as well as for returning athletes who are not participating in another sport or running for their school team.  The Outdoor Summer Track Season will officially start 4/7/14.  This is our longest season which will be from 4/7/14 to 7/20/14.  Registration information is posted, click on registration link.  To register, new and returning athletes need to download and/or read the handbook and print out pages 10 & 11 complete and submit.  The  2014 Outdoor Track Schedule has been posted.  Please note the following:  The team will participate in the AAU Club Championships in Orlando, Florida.  This is the only National meet that the team will attend during this Outdoor Track Season.  

ANNUAL REGISTRATION (September - July):  $100.00 per athlete/yearly - this fee is paid in addition to the season enrollment fee.   

Yearly Conditioning Program (September – July):    

Those athletes who are only interested in participating in a conditioning program (will not run in any meets) will be required to pay the $100/annual membership fee.   


Season III - Outdoor Summer Track  (March – July) 

Enrollment Fee:  $150.00/per athlete + Annual Registration Fee ($100) = $250/per athlete.  Note:  Our goal is to have no more than 25 athletes for the summer track season.                                                                   



Parking at UNCC -  There is no free parking on campus during the week.  When parking pay attention to the college signs.  Do not park in restricted areas.  You are not allowed to park in the lot near the track without a parking pass.  Option #1 - To avoid having to purchase a parking pass ($5.00 per day) park in the mall on Tryon, cross the street and walk to campus, then take the bus (free) down to the track.  Option#2 -Purchase daily parking passes ($5/per day) from parking services on campus and park in the lot near the track.  Option#3 - Park in the visitor parking lots and pay as you leave. 


The UCYN is not a direct affiliate, department, or sponsored organization of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but has been granted business level and legal approval to field sports teams using the Charlotte 49ers name, design and logo.  We are a non profit corporation with 501(c)3status.  One of our goals is to further our educational and community outreach programs.