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 Blessing continues! We had 7 student athletes compete in the USATF New York series 1 Cross Country Invitation on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Van Courtlandt Park, Bronx New York. The races range from 2K (1.5 miles) to 5K (3.1 miles). The 8 years & under ran the 2K, 9 & 10 years old and 11 & 12 years old student-athletes ran the 3K. The 13 & 14 years old ran the 4K and the 15 & 16 years old ran the 5K. The medals were given the top 15 in their age group and gender. Teams from throughout the New York State area participated, which may it difficult the win a medal. However, our athletes were up for the challenge. Tiara Jackson won our 1st medal in the girls 8 & under with a 5th place finish in the 1.5 miles run. Our Bantam Boys (9 & 10 years old) Dontae Lindo, Jordan Ingram and Julian Caldwell looked extremely good. Dontae took 2nd and earned a silver medal, Jordan took 6th place and earned a bronze medal and Julian ran his personal best and finished a strong 19th place. These young men are 9 years old and competing in the 9 & 10 divisions. Just imagine how they will rank in the 9 & 10 years division next year. Next, Jacqueline Kendall earned a bronze medal in the girls 11 & 12 age group. In the 13 & 14 years old group, Zaria Wright ran the 4K (2.5 miles) for the 1st time. She showed heart and finish strong. Darius Gordon won a silver medal in the 15 & 16 boys 5K (3.1 miles). He is starting to show that hunger to win. They all performed well, we are so proud of them. Great Job!!
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