Membership in the Brocaw Blazers is unique in that unlike most competitive sports; attendance at practice and meets is optional. Our team has members participating in a variety of other sports and in most cases counts the practices and games for those sports as one of the practices that the runners are encouraged to do each week. We understand that parents only have so much time in the evening and that is why our practices typically only last around 45 minutes total. Training for each week is posted online for the team so that you know what to do in case you are unable to make a practice for some reason. Again, those that are doing another sport practice or game that day should consult Coach Ramsey before doing our workout as well. Unlike track & field meets, most of our meets take 90 minutes or less to complete and that includes the warm-up and cooldown as well as all the races!

Membership in the Brocaw Blazers is only $50 a year for 8th grade and younger. Team membership is $30 for all high school runners except those that are not running with their high school team. The membership includes your 2017 YES-Athletics membership, insurance, entry fees & awards for developmental meets and your 2017 team dri-fit shirt for meets. All coaches volunteer their time so that we can keep the expense of membership down in order to allow more athletes to attend the national meet. There is no administrative fee.

You must have your 2017 YES-Membership form on file with the team and pay your team membership fee before you can practice &/or compete with the team.

NOTE: All middle school and high school runners interested in joining after your state meet please contact Coach Ramsey with any questions. He must have your shirt size to be able to order all team dri-fit shirts by noon on Tuesday, November 14th. Remember he does not use text messaging!


The cost to attend the national meet with the Brocaw Blazers is very inexpensive. The cost for each individual to go to the national meet usually ranges from $150 - $195. This includes all bus transportation, food, lodging and entry fees. Team membership is separate. Parents are always welcome to attend the national meet with the team at almost the same cost. The national meet trip is an integral part of the Brocaw Blazers team experience. The bus trip to the national meet is especially important to build team unity but more importantly build friendships for life!

Food, Lodging and Transportation from Kansas City - $150
National Meet Entry Fee - $20
Team Membership - $30 for all new runners after the Garnett meet. This includes your YES-Athletics membership and your long sleeve team dri-fit shirt.


The 2017 national meet itinerary is now posted. The buses for the 2017 national trip will leave Kansas City for West Chester, OH at 3:00PM on the afternoon of Thursday, November 16th and return early Sunday morning, November 19th. You will be expected to bring your homework with you.

NOTE: Parents - If you are not riding the bus, please do not call either hotel in Collinsville, IL or Cincinnati, OH. We have every room in both hotels reserved for those riding the buses. You are welcome to call me after 3PM on Thursday and see if we have an extra room at either hotel that you can have at that time.

All high school runners as well as those that have not filled out the national meet wavier form must do so and bring it to the bus. We must have these so that we can finish all registration while we are on the bus.

All new runners (especially high school runners) must also fill out your 2017 YES-Membership form and bring it to the bus with you as well. The cost for your YES-Athletics membership is included in your team membership. This form must be on file with the team and you must pay your team membership fee before you can practice &/or compete with the team.

You must bring a copy of your birth certificate, passport or drivers license to show proof of age if you have not participated with the team at the national meet in the past.

IMPORTANT NOTE - We ask that everyone bring their paperwork and payment for the trip in an envelope with their name on the outside when you hand it in. Doing so will make everything much easier.

So that you have a better idea of what to expect on the trip this year, here are the national meet videos from 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

If you have any other concerns, please contact Coach Ramsey on his cell at (816) 365-7938. Remember he does not use text messaging!