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 March 8th-10th the Velocity Track Club competed in the 2019 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Youth Indoor National Championship at the PG Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland. With over 2,500 athletes competing for the “Best in the USA” title, Velocity showed up ready for the competition. Teams throughout the country were in attendance, spectators stood outside for hours to watch the races, while the announcer kept you abreast of the athletes competing, their seed times and if any records were broken. Awards were presented to all participants who finish 1st – 8th place in their event. To earn a medal at this event was a major accomplishment. VTC was represented well and gave me a great birthday present by winning 41 medals! As a team, Velocity took home three gold, three silver, 14 bronze, five fourth place medals, one fifth place, five sixth place medals, seven seventh place and three eighth place medals, which also posted a meet record. After the three day meet, VTC posted three Nationals Champions; In the 3,000-meter race walk, Tiarra Jackson broke the meet record, while teammates Jada Clarke and Pierce Parker became National Champions in the High Jump and 3,000 meters respectively. Dontae Lindo medaled in all four of his events, 3000, 1500, 4x800 and 4x400 meters races. Cameron Joseph, Brianna Burrell, Adeyemi Senior and Pierce Parker each claimed three medals in all their events. The following athletes won their first National medal: Justyce Moore (1), Jared Dawson (2), Adeyemi Senior (3), Micah Claxton (1), Candice Palmer (1), Nevaeh Willington (1), Patience Burgus (1), Savannah Blake (1), Karly Jackson (1), Hannah Deflorimonte (1) and Ryann Joseph (1). It’s a blessing to see the smiles on their faces, standing on the podium at a national meet for the first time. Other medalists were, Julian Caldwell (2), Matthiaus Love-Anderson (1), Shyenne Blake (2), Olyvia Burrell (2), Adonijah Washington (2), Jada Clark (2), Tiarra Jackson (3) and Justice Willington (1). I’m truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with these athletes and our staff to make this all possible. Congratulations to all that competed, your all are winners! After the meet, we went to Golden Coral Restaurant to celebrate!
the organization does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law