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 7th – 9th, 2014, the best youth track & field athletes converge in Landover Maryland for the 3 day USA Track & Field In-door Youth National Championship. The building was full of energy and excitement. College scouts and recruiters will present. People around the country were watching the event on live media. This was the place to showcase your athletes.
VTC took advantage of the opportunity and represented New York well. We won 3 national medals. This was no easy task. Medals were only given to the top 6 athletes in their events, age division and gender, after having preliminaries and finals. Our athletes that didn’t win medals competed hard and show the country that they belong there. I’m proud of all our athletes, especially our 9 -10 age division boys who ran the 4 x400 meter relay. They ran the 4 x 400 relay 30 seconds faster than their previous best time.
Our National Champions are: Dominique Jackson, she won a bronze medal in the 13 – 14 girls division 200 meter race. I believe this division was the most competitive race for all running events. These girls ran faster times than most high school girls. In the preliminaries, the top 4 girls ran the 200 meter dash under 26 seconds. Dominique ran her personal best and the fastest time in her division with a time of 25:69. She also made it back to finals in the 55 meter dash and miss medaling by a tenth of a second. Tiarra Jackson continues to improve at every meet; she has a heart of a giant in that little body. She left it all on the track to earn her a bronze medal in 8 years & younger 1500 meter run (7½ laps). This was a great birthday present for her father and me. Next, was Captain Pearl Webster-Rutledge in the girl’s 13 – 14 ages Shot Put division. After winning the USATF Northeast Zone, Pearl won the gold medal at the USA Track & Field Youth In-door National Championship. Just imagine being recognized as the best in the country.
This makes all the hard work, worth it. 10, 20, 30 years from now, these athletes can look in the record books and see their name as being the best at what they do. This was a great birthday present for me, I thank your all.
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