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.
On Sunday, March 19th, Coach Gordon and I (Winston Dinkins) attended the USATF New York Awards Banquet in Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, NY. We celebrated all the great athletic performances of 2016 and honor the hard working officials, administrators and coaches at this 3rd annual USATF New York Awards Banquet. The Athlete of the Year Awards categories were: Youth (Track & Field and Cross Country) for their division / gender, plus over-all athlete of the year (gender). Open (men & women) Track & Field, Masters Track & Field, Long Distance Running, Race Walking award, Officials award, President awards, Media award and Coaching award. The best performers from USATF New York during 2016 were honored and Velocity Track Club New York had two athletes received this prestigious award. Brianna Burrell was named Athlete of the Year for the 8 & under girls for Track & Field. Brianna had a great 2016, at the USATF Hershey Indoor Championship; she took 2nd in the long jump and 5th in the 55 meter dash. She also has the USATF New York record in the long jump. At the 2016 USATF Hershey Outdoor Youth National Championship at Millersville University PA. Brianna won silver medal in the long jump, bronze medal in the 100 meters & 6th place medal in the 200 meters. In 2016, Brianna earned 5 national medals and has association record, Great job Brianna! Olivia Burrell (sister) was named Athlete of the Year for the 9 & 10 girls Track & Field. Olivia also had an outstanding 2016. At the 2016 USATF Hershey Indoor National Championship, she won a Gold medal in the long jump. She also won a 5th place medal in the 55 meters dash. At the 2016 USATF Hershey Outdoor Youth National Championship at Millersville University PA. Olivia won a silver medal in the long jump, 5th place medal in the 100 meters and 6th place medal in the 200 meters. During 2016, Olivia earned 5 medals and was named National Champion, plus a association record. Great job Olivia.
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