Our mission is to provide each of our athletes with the knowledge, focus and understanding of how to achieve their goals in life and on the track. Through professional training methods, experienced coaches and the support of our parents we can achieve these goals. The participants of the program will have the opportunity to receive sport specific instruction from accomplished coaches and athletes in our community. They will experience the benefits of good fitness, healthy competition, increased self-esteem and learn that with dedication and hard work you can achieve your goals. We support effort as opposed to talent. We evaluate each student athlete and target specific goals for each individual. They gain confidence through an emphasis based on effort and our acknowledgement of their improvement. Our youth experience fitness benefits, joys of competition, and team unity of Cross Country and Track & Field through an education-based program. The level of each athlete will be taken into consideration as we develop an individualized training and performance plan for the season. Velocity will also develop tomorrow's young leaders within our own community. When our athletes see the progress that can occur through regular practice on the field they can carry over that concept to their studies. In this and other ways we encourage academic achievement . As much as we want our children to know the high morale and camaraderie that comes from team competition and victory - an equally important role of regular athletic activity is to develop life long healthful habits which will benefit them long after they've entered adulthood. Members of Velocity are aware at all times that they are the public face of the club and as such impeccable social skills are required. The standards of behavior we expect, and they exhibit as a consequence, allow them to integrate effectively into society. Members of Velocity go on to be both invaluable citizens in the community and positive role models to younger generations.
God is Awesome!!!2016 looks Good!!! 17 National medals and 2 National Champions!!! Velocity Track Club New York closed out its indoor season on a high note. We had 28 student athletes qualified for the 2016 USA Track & Field Hershey Youth Indoor National Championship at the lovely Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island NY on March 11 – 13th. This was the 1st time New York hosted a USA Track & Field Youth National meet in over 12 years. There were just under 2,500 athletes from throughout the country converged at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Plus people around the country watched the event live on USATF-TV.
After months of practicing 3 – 4 days per week, attend local & away meets to compete against the best competition, it all came together at the right time. We were blessed with 17 National Medals and 2 National Champions. Wow, the best in the Country!!! Medals were presented to the top 6 in their event / age division & gender. Age groups 15 – 16 and 17 – 18 will receive championship rings and all competitors received Nike Backpacks.
Our 2016 In-door Hershey National Champions:
Girls 8 & under division
Brianna Burrell is our 2016 In-door Silver medalist in the long jump, she also took 5th place in the 55 meters dash.
Boys 8 & under division
Pierce Parker is our 2016 In-door National Champion in the 1500 meters and silver medalist in the 800 meters.
Dillon Hampton took 5th place in the 1500 meters and 800 meters race.
Girls 9 & 10 division
Olivia Burrell, is our 2016 In-door National Champion in the long jump and she took 4th place in the 55 meter dash.
Tiarra Jackson is our 2016 In-door Silver Medalist in the 1500 meter race walk.
Dakota Hickman took 5th place in the high jump.
Boys 11 & 12 division
Dontae Lindo is our 2016 In-door Bronze medalist in 3,000 meters.
Girls High School division
Nariah Mathis took 6th place in the 55 meter dash.
Marion Osei-Boateng, Shanice Watkins, Dylann Core & Dominique Jackson took 5th place 4 x 200 Meter Relay
Pearl Webster is our 2016 In-door Bronze medalist in the shot put.