The purpose of the Chautauqua Striders is to encourage and promote participation and competition in the sport of track and field by providing a program for athletes of all ages.
The Track & Field Development Program provides young athletes and their parents an introduction to the sport of track and field. Track & field is unique as it allows young athletes to choose if they want to sprint, hurdle, run, jump, vault, put, toss, or hurl.
Some athletes might excel in one event while others enjoy the competition of many. Through participation athletes can learn basic athletic skills which can be applied to further athletic development.