Trailblazers 2022

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WELCOME
Greetings Trailblazers Parents, Friends, & Athletes, December 13, 2021

The Trailblazers Youth Athletic Ministry, Inc. coaching staff would like to extend a hearty welcome to each of you.  As we approach the start of our 2022 Track and Field Season, we want to pass along some information that will assist you with the registration process and the start of our season.  
 
The 2022 season will be our 24rd endeavor since starting the program in 1998.  We concluded last season with 10 athletes qualifying for the AAU National Junior Olympics.  Since this program’s inception, we have witnessed over 39 athletes who have competed at the collegiate level.  Our coaching staff is first-rate, and eager to work and train your child for the forthcoming season.  Our program has evolved over the years through education, training, and experience.  The staff has spent a lot of time evaluating the 2021 season and building a training framework which will allow us to take our athletes to the next level and meet our team objectives.  
 
Our plan for the 2022 season is to run in several track meets throughout the State of Florida.  We compete on both the USATF and AAU circuit, with all athletes having a chance to compete and qualify for the USATF or AAU National Junior Olympics.  The USATF National Junior Olympics will be held from 25 July - 31 July, 2022 in Sacramento, CA .  The AAU National Junior Olympics will be held from 26 July - 6 Aug, 2022 in Greensboro, NC.  Any athlete that qualifies at the District and Regional Championships (USATF and AAU), or the AAU Club National meet (AAU Only) will be eligible to compete at the National Junior Olympic Games.    
 
Conditioning will start each Saturday in January:  9 a.m. at Temple Crest Park.  Address is 8116 N 37th Street, Tampa, FL 33604.  Beginning Tuesdays and Thursdays in February practice will be in the evening at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Crest.  On Mondays and Wednesdays practice will be at McDugald Park, located at 1211 E. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604 at 5:30 p.m. Our track phase will also include Monday thru Thursday practices with an additional weekend run for our distance athletes on non-competitive Saturday’s. Distance Athletes and Throwers will have some variation with practice sites to accommodate their specialty and longer runs.  In addition, if your resources permit, we are asking all Distance Athletes to invest in a Running Watch.  Our training is more science based and managing tempo on our longer runs is very important to the athlete’s aerobic development and helps with reducing injuries.  We are also asking parents to please invest in a comfortable running shoe for your athlete.  Shoes worn during practice should be designed for middle distance running.  In addition, please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.  We anticipate cooler temperatures for the first few weeks of the conditioning cycle.  Last, please make sure that you provide water for your athlete during practice.  Hydration is critical to safety and performance.  The coaching staff will factor in water and rest breaks through the course of practice.  Proper hydration starts at home, not at practice!  
 
We are absolutely delighted in your interest and look forward to working with you and your child.  We have a very dedicated staff that is committed to coaching, mentoring, and building character through athletics.  This program is a Christian based Ministry.  We place a very strong emphasis on God, family, respect, character, and integrity.  In closing, we would like to thank you for considering the Trailblazers Youth Athletic Ministry, Inc. for this Track and Field season.  We look forward to seeing you in February!
 
Respectfully,

Trailblazers Youth Athletic Ministry Inc. Coaching Staff

Track & Field Program


Registration Dates: Jan 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022
Jan 1, 2022 – June 1, 2022 (High School Athletes Only)

Practice places and times.
All Saturdays in January:  9 a.m. at Temple Crest Park.  
Address is 8116 N 37th Street, Tampa, FL 33604
Beginning Tuesdays and Thursdays in February practice will be in the evening at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Crest.
On Mondays and Wednesdays practice will be at
McDugald Park, located at 1211 E. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact Information:
Coach Regina (Peoples) McBride-Smith (813-244-2865)
Coach Neil Rivers (813-787-6514)
Registration Fee:       $200
If you need a new uniform pay $30.00
Only Ages: 7 - 18
Please Note: Only ages 7 - 18 will be able to register with the team in 2022.
AAU & USA TRACK & FIELD  









Registration
Please review the fee information that is provided for the 2022 Track and Field season.

Mission Statment


"Prepare and provide opportunities for youth to achieve spiritual, athletic and academic enrichment."

OUR PURPOSE:

1. Provide an opportunity for inner city youth to develop spiritually and physically through Track and Field

2. Provide financial assistance to underprivileged youth desiring to compete.

3.  Assist youth in enhancing their acdemic achievements by providing a  positive environment with knowledgeable mentors to assist youth in their  academic development.

4. Foster a safe environment which  nurtures, develops and exposes youth to a competitive atmosphere that  garners self confidence and self respect.

5. Serve the public  interest by allowing maximum participation for anyone who desires to  reach their full potential as an athlete, student and individual.
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Trailblazers Youth Athletic Ministry Inc.
P.O. Box 340274
Tampa, FL 33694

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