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.
The Blessings continues for Velocity Track Club New York on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K (3.1 mile) Run that was hosted by the NYRR (New York Road Runners). We were excited to participating in this amazing event through the historic Washington Heights and Inwood communities. There were approximately 6,182 (3,105 women & 3,077 men) running and walking the streets from 169th and Fort Washington Avenue. Past the George Washington Bridge at 178th Street and enter Fort Tryon Park. Over the rolling hills of Marganet Corbin Road and back to Fort Washington Avenue to the finish near 170th Street. After the 5k run, there were races for children, 12 years and younger, plus they gave all participates t-shirts, green bagels, apples and water. Our student athletes competed in the 5K run, plus the children races. They performed well in both races. Adrian Swift-Henry ran the 5K and was 13th overall for 11 years old and younger boys and showed his sprinting skills with a 2nd place finish in the 400 meter race. Giovanna Tolbert ran the 5K in 23:20 minutes. Giovanna (12 years old) placed in 8th out of 100 girls in the 1 – 14 age division and was the 2nd 12 years and younger girl to finish. Then she won the 400 meter 11 & 12 age division race. Tiarra Kendall (7 years old) completed the 5K, with her father running with her, in 36:44. This was her 1st 5K run and she amazed everyone by finishing the race. Dontae Lindo ran an outstanding time of 26.39 in the 5K race for an 8 years old boy. He took 2nd for boys 8 & under and then won his heat in the 7- 9 age division 300 meter race. This was a great event to expose our children to. The distance was challenging, but their training prep them for the task. They had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Cliff Sperber, NYRR Vice President of Youth & Community Service, New York Congressional Representative Charles B. Rangel and Sid Howard (75 years young) World Masters Athletes Champion in Budapest.
Coach Dinkins, Adrian Swift, Giovanna Tolbert, Tiarra Jackson, Dontae Lindo and KenDell Jackson
Green bagels for everyone
Go Tiarra the race has started....lol
Our young runner know how to bundle up.
KenDell runs with his daughter Tiarra
I see Tiarra at the finish line and here comes Kendell.
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