The organization will provide a unique opportunity for youth ages 6 – 18 in the Tampa, Fl area to develop spiritual and athletic awareness through Track and Field. We also will provide a financial mechanism through various fundraisers to ensure underprivileged boys and girls have the opportunity to participate. Single parent households with income below $25,000 and dual parent households with income below $40,000 will be eligible for financial assistance to participate. The Fundraising Committee will be responsible for various activities to meet the financial obligations of the program. These activities will include bake sales, car washes, dinner sales, private and corporate donations.
Our youth will be required to meet standards academically which are checked twice annually for eligibility. Report Cards are submitted by the parents in February and May to determine if students are meeting the 2.0 GPA academic standards. Any athlete who does not meet the academic standards will be temporarily suspended, assigned a mentor for tutoring, and monitored for academic progress. Upon recommendation from the Academic Committee that the student is progressing in the classroom, the individual will be reinstated back to the team. Youth will begin conditioning sessions twice per week in February which will last for approximately 10 weeks.
Upon completion of conditioning, practices for the season will commence three times per week. Each member will participate in 8 – 10 Track and Field meets, which will provide each athlete the opportunity to qualify for the State Championships and National Junior Olympics. This Organization is a ministry which will emphasize spiritual growth as well as physical development. Personal prayer and meditation are encouraged for all athletes, regardless of religious affiliation, and each practice and Track and Field meet are started with prayer. Support groups are established within the Organization for those individuals who desire Bible study or mentoring.