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.
2016 NYRR Youth Invitational at the Marathon!! Velocity’s own Darius Gordon was first to across the finish line with time of 10:21 for the win out of 600 athletes. Plus, we had 11 years old Dontae Lindo, finished 4th place out 238 male athletes 14 years old & younger with a time of 10:53. Jordan Ingram and Julian Caldwell who are also 11 years old finished 28th and 52nd out 238 athletes 14 years old & younger. Jalen Martin-Parcell, Jahrazeli DeMore and Matthiaus Anderson who rarely runs cross country races were in the top 100. In our girls 14 years old & younger division, 11 years old Hannah Gadpaille finished 39th and 11 years old Allyson Wright finished 40th out of 292 girls 14 years & under. Saagi Hemmings who is currently 10 years old finished 94th. 10 years old Jada Clarke and 9 years old Adonijah Washington finished 107th & 108th place out of 292 girls 14 years & younger. New to the team is Messiah Jean. She is 12 years old and showed her toughness with a strong finish ahead of 58 girls 14 years & under. Great Job!!!
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