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.
Velocity Track Club competed in the International Youth Championship in Landover, Maryland on July 12th Ė July 14th. Teams from across the USA, plus from Canada, Barbados and Jamaica were present. The competition was sanctioned by USA Track and Field (USATF). Medals were presented to the top eight places in their event and trophies to the top three teams. Our athletes qualified to attend this meet by placing in the top eight in a local meet. The competition was intense, and medals were hard to earn. But that didnít stop our children from excelling in their events and taking a spot on the podium. We had 23 athletes that competed in this meet. Altogether they were Blessed with 31 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 6 Bronze, 5 - fourth place, 6 - six place and 3- seventh place medals). Plus, Tiarra Jackson broke the meet record in the Girls 13/14 age division 3000-meter Race Walk and Pierce Parker broke the meet record in the Boys 11/12 age division 3000 meters run. Both, Tiarra and Pierce are at the bottom of their age division, therefore they have another year in that division.
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