Friday, November 9, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
This years AAU District Championship is going to be an exciting one!!! We have 209 athletes registered and we are looking forward to a great battle. The top three athletes in each age division will receive a medal. The top team in each 2 yr age group will receive a trophy. We will be giving out overall team awards for 1st and 2nd place. We will start the races at 830am with the oldest age groups and will run the schedule on a rolling start. Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!!!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Update Thunder Family!!! 41 athletes have punched their tickets to Nationals!!!! And we brought home some hardware! 17 gold, 12 silver, and 11 Bronze!!! We are so proud of all of our athletes. Everyone deserves a high five for all of the fight we saw on the track. Each and every one ran hard and many cut huge time. 👏⚡🏃🏆
Saturday, January 6, 2018
This thought can be applicable to many sports and life in general. Everyday I see young athletes working hard to obtain goals that they never thought they would achieve. There is great joy each time they get closer and closer with every competition. There is thing in life called time. No matter how much we want time to move quicker or slower it will still be the same 60 minutes in an hour. Whether you are trying to lose weight, break records, or become a CEO, it takes time. There will be ups and downs, successes and failures. BUT, in everything you do, you must stick to it and work hard at it.
There has been a trend occurring with the young athletes of today. They come and work hard to reach an ultimate goal. They give their all, come to every practice, ask for extra practice, and reach a few short term goals. Once this happens, they feel that they have done enough. Excuses take the place of coming to every practice. Priorities change and when they come back to practice, they can no longer keep up with the rest of their team mates. Now they feel it is the coaching that is the problem. The same coaching that made them who they are today. The coaching that took them from ground zero and put them on the medal stand. Now...they need to find something different.
There are many quotes out there that express the importance of the first step in a journey. What these young athletes don't understand that it is the many up hill battles and sitting in the valleys in the journey that will make you strong and ready for the final destination. You must continue to work hard when you don't want to. You must show up when you are tired. You must keep your priorities straight. You must make the choice not to go to the party. You must make the sacrifice to forego hanging out. Success is a lonely road. You MUST remain focused on the goal and do EVERYTHING that it takes to achieve it.
Learn these lessons now and when life brings you hard times, you will be able to rise up and be strong and successful!