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Welcome To Virginia Pride Track & Field Club

Virginia Pride Track & Field Club is a non-profit organization providing year round training in track & field, cross country, speed & agility training and pre-season conditioning programs. Our coaches are certified with USATF (USA Track & Field) with the ability to provide your athletes with high level training.  We are sanctioned and compete under both the AAU & USATF rules and guidelines. We currently have athletes who have run with the program competing at the high school and collegiate level. For more information about any of our programs please contact us.

2020 Cross Country Registrations have closed

Registrations for the 2020 Cross Country season have closed. 

The Registration "Home" is not currently available.

What is Cross Country

Virginia Prides Cross Country season operates from the end of August through late November. Practices typically take place in the South Riding & Aldie Va areas. 

The program was developed primarily for the clubs middle distance and long distance runners to continue their training after outdoor track season was completed, it has quickly turned into one of the flagship programs for Virginia Pride. 

Cross country is a sport in which teams and individuals compete on open fields over natural terrain such as dirt or grass.  The courses usually are 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k, and 5k long depending on the athletes ages.  Cross Country normally includes surfaces of grass, and dirt, passing through woodlands and open country that usually include hills, flat ground, and sometimes gravel roads.

For more information and to register click on the link below.


USATF Athletes of the Year

USATF Virginia recognized 37 athletes as 2019 Athletes of the Year in various sport and division categories at the second annual USATF Virginia Awards Celebration.  The celebration was held at the Jepson Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Richmond.   Congrats on Virginia Pride's own for their hard work and recognition.  

Track & Field - Youth

8&Under Boys:

Brycen Crawford (Chantilly)

9-10 Girls: 

Sydney Taylor (Aldie)

11-12 Girls: 

Layla Driscoll (Aldie)

15-16 Boys: 

Vannie Coles (Aldie)

Cross Country - Youth

8&Under Girls: 

Morgan Washington (Chantilly)

 

Congrats to all of our AAU National Qualifiers

Special congratulations to all of our AAU 2019 National Qualifiers. These athletes had to endure temperatures in the mid 90's as they competed against the other district competitors from southern Virginia.  The parents and coaches could not be more proud of these young boys / girls, men / women. Next stop for these athletes is Greensboro North Carolina.....where the countries best track & field stars will be competing against one another for the right to be called AAU All American or Champion.  

 

The Registration "Home" is not currently available.

Virginia Pride Track Club

The primary goal of the Va Pride Track & Field Club is to provide athletes who have an interest and enjoyment of running as a fitness activity that can improve overall health, and to set and achieve personal performance goals. We recognize that the goals of each child will be different. Some may want to make a serious effort to run faster or longer and relish the competition with peers. Others may view running more casually as a means to increase endurance for other sports, such as baseball, soccer, swimming, or lacrosse. Still others may look to running as means to maintain fitness or a healthier weight, or simply as a way to relax and unwind.  Overall we want to provide athletes with an interest in competing in track & field with the opportunities to do so.

The level of instruction and competition depends on the individual child. We have programs in place for the athlete who is just learning about track & field and the athlete who wants to compete at the highest levels. Our hope is for the participant to achieve his or her individual goals, and to steadily improve levels of performance and fitness. While the team meets (competitions) are the most obvious way to assess this, those who do not wish to compete are also most welcome.

What separates Virginia Pride from other club’s is out coaches and our partnership with NCSA (Next College Student Athlete). If you have the desire & drive to compete at the next level, we can help you get there.

Virginina Pride is a Year Round Club

There are four seasons:

Spring Track and Field, from Mid-March to late May

                Competitive Club – This portion of the club requires a little bit more commitment from our athletes and parents.  The practices are a minimum 3 days a week and the meets are a lot more competitive.  When you are with this group you will be pushed to your limits and beyond.

                Intro to Track - This portion of the club is primarily for younger less experienced runners. In this group you will be exposed to the basics of each event in track & field. You will have the ability to compete in a few local meets. The practices are once a week.

Fall Off Season Conditioning September – November

Fall Cross Country, from late Aug to mid-November

Indoor Track – December – March

The different seasons each have a different focus for training and competition:

Track and Field: sprints from 50 to 400 meters, and longer distances from 800 to 3,000 meters, with training to develop aerobic and anaerobic endurance and speed. We also have a limited slate of field events, including shot put, long jump, and turbo javelin.

Cross Country: exposure to distance running from 1 kilometer to 5 kilometers, on varied terrain including wooded trails, fields, hills, and streams. Emphasis is on pacing.

The program is open to runners ages 5 through 18. Runners are grouped with other children of similar age and ability.

We respectfully ask that parents/guardians consult the website links for information about the program. Additionally, the list of FAQ on the main running webpage provides answers to many common questions. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions on the website, please feel free to contact the directors. Thank you.

Vannie Coles and Kenneth Bolton

Directors of Virginia Pride Track Club

Vapridetc@gmail.com

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Vannie Coles

General Manager

Phone: 404-513-9530