The First State Destroyers (FSD) Track & Field Club is a non-profit organization established in 2012 to promote the sports of track & field in the New Castle County area through age group competition. The Destroyers are a member of USA Track & Field's Mid-Atlantic Association.

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the national governing body of track & field. Before any athlete can compete in a USATF-sanctioned meet, whether as a member of the First State Destroyers or not, he/she must first become a member of USATF. Included in the Destroyers membership fee is the cost of the athlete's USATF membership. Any athlete wishing to join the Destroyers must complete the USATF membership application and submit it at registration along with proof-of-age verification, such as a copy of a birth or baptismal certificate, state or military I.D. card, or driver's license. The athlete must submit the USATF membership application in order to participate in a USATF-sanctioned meet.


We are a private, non-profit, community agency, servicing the community for over 34 years. We strive is to build strong individuals, families and communities by addressing the educational, recreational, and social well-being of our neighboring communities. We serve as a safe haven, while offering a variety of holistic services to provide opportunities for our growing community.

Track and Field


Our club motto: is we are ONE team, ONE family, united by ONE name, ONE goal, ONE testament, always striving, never quitting, until we achieve history, WE ARE FIRST STATE DESTROYERS


You may have quite a number of questions. Here are some answers to some fequency asked questions.

When are the meets?

Lists of all the meets are on the 2016 team calendar. Any athlete wishing to compete in any of these meets as a First State Destroyer must first become a member of the club. After practices begin in late April, the competition season starts in early May, with meets held generally each weekend through the end of July. As information on each of these meets becomes available to the club, it will be relayed to the athletes during the team meeting that follows most practices.

Will the Destroyers help me get to these meets?

Yes, in some cases. The athlete and their parents are, for the most part, responsible for securing their own transportation to any in-state meets (e.g. in Wilmington or Newark). However, the Destroyers will provide assistance to out-of-state national meets for athletes who have met pre-determined performance criteria. All athletes who receive assistance will be required to adhere to the club's travel policy form. Parents and athletes who make alternative housing arrangements other than at the team hotel will not be eligible for travel funds. The criteria concerning assistance with national transportation and housing will rest with the coaching Staff. There will also be a practice attendance expectation during April and July.

What about uniforms?

The Destroyers uniform kit consists of a jersey, compression shorts, warm up package of (both top and bottom). A kit will be issued to each club member in late May after the final deposit is paid. Club members are expected to adhere to the Destroyers Uniform Agreement policies. The Destroyers uniform will be nationally recognized and club members will wear this distinctive uniform with pride. All athletes will represent the Destroyers by wearing the uniform at all USATF meets, including any award, opening, and closing ceremonies, and as also directed by the Staff. Shoe choice and style is up to the athlete. Parents are also encouraged to represent the club at meets by wearing a Destroyers T-shirt, available for purchase from the Uniform Coordinator.

What are the parents' roles in the Destroyers?

Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved in the support of the Destroyers. The club welcomes parents to attend our practices. This gives you the opportunity to meet the parents of other athletes, and, by being at practice, you will get the same information we give the athletes during our post-practice team meetings. We would ask, however, that parents watch the practices from the bleachers. Also, we encourage parents to become USATF members by purchasing a USATF card, which can be used to gain free admission into all USATF-sanctioned association, regional, and national meets.

Are the Destroyers more than just meets and practices?

Yes! Lifelong friendships between athletes, coaches and between parents can be and will be fostered through participation and involvement with the Destroyers. The team will be involved in several social activities and community service projects throughout the season. Listed are some of the planned activities for this season 1. Movie Night 2. A Day at the Food Bank 3. Boys & Girls Club Tutoring Program 4. DE LA WARR (RHCC) Senior Center Volunteer 5. Holy Spirit Food Closet Volunteer


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Lance GordonHead Coach/Founder





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