A non-profit AAU/USATF mentorship program targeting elite athletes coming from under-served communities. We offer training for the whole person – Academics, Athletics, and Professional Presence.
THIS IS AN ALL OR NOTHING CAMPAIGN SO EVERY DOLLAR HELPS! :)
Athletics- members of our competitive aau/usatf track team are provided with more opportunities to earn college scholarships in athletics, get healthier with nutritional information and learn correct movement and form and above all else learn how to work hard to accomplish goals set.
Academics- support academically during the school year with tutoring, a safe place to start and complete homework, speakers to teach studying tips, showcase the hindrance of multi-tasking as well as other presentations
Professional Presence- student athletes learn to interact professionally with business people and coaches, they learn how to give public speeches through writing them to present to local businesses while asking for scholarship money, learn to write proper resumes and professional letters/emails
Break Down Of Cost-
There are 3 qualifying meets (luckily just outside of Nashville). If they qualify this takes them to Nationals and Jr. Olympics!
We had 8 of our 9 athletes qualify last year!
We had 9 amazing athletes last year, and this year we're close to FIFTEEN!
There are several local invitational meets located in the Nashville area. There is an entry fee of about $20 per athlete.
We supply snacks, some meals and lots of gear (jerseys, water coolers, spikes, shoes, and more!)
Risks and challenges
There are definitely obstacles when it comes to working with pre-teens and teens!
We have several volunteers adult coaches trained to work with students.
I'll be honest the idea of starting this team was very overwhelming and continues to be!
We've had a lot of questions! Luckily AAU and USATF are very helpful and have answered a lot of them as we head into our 2nd season.
We are still so very new to summer track and continuing to learn and mess up a lot!
However, I think if we keep the goal the goal "all athletes will receive quality workouts and grow academically" we will have a successful season.
The Nashville Swarm
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