The Austin Honey Badgers is a Track Club located in Austin, Texas. In our 2nd year we still lack supplies, equipment and the apparel neccesary to run a comprehensive program.
Our mission is to provide youth athletes ages 5-18 with the opportunity to participate in a amateur athletic track and field program. Athletes who run with our club will develop speed, endurance, and strength while fostering high self-esteem, personal accountability, self-discipline, goal setting, and goal achievement. We seek to develop well-rounded individuals who aspire to achieve in leadership, discipline, integrity, and excellence for education and athletics. The Austin Honey Badgers Track Club is a family environment where youth will learn life lessons and have memorable experiences.
Brandon and Candice Cooper founded the Austin Honey Badgers Track Club (HBTC) in August 2014. The Coopers fell in love with youth track, in December 2010 after seeing their then five-year-old daughter Jayden Cooper run and complete a 5k (3 mile run) for a charity event. Recognizing their daughter’s talent, tenacity for reaching her goal and competitive nature, they joined a local AAU Track Club.
For four years, track and field became the Cooper’s life. They’ve become proficient in best practices and lessons learned, while building lasting relationships throughout the track community in Central Texas and beyond.
During their four-year journey, summer 2014 proved to be their most successful. Brandon Cooper as assistant Coach with Flight International Track Club was successful in 14 out of 16 athletes trained by him qualified and competed in the 2014 AAU Jr. Olympics National Competition in Des Moines, Iowa. Several athletes placed top twenty in the Nation while one brought home the top eight medal.
After announcing their vision to start their own track club, youth and parents jumped as the opportunity to join. The HBTC family continues to grow and develop. We are excited for what the future holds.
With extremely limited funds, the Cooper's are doing their best to start the club however, its been difficult to gain sponsorship.
Track offers an opportunity to keep youth active and stay out of trouble. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!
All proceeds will go directly toward the youth program. All adults are volunteers.
For More information visit: www.austinhoneybadgers.org
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