Road to Junior Olympics
As she created a Track Diamond Track Club, Coach Alicia Ross asked a simple yet profound question: why do we run? After speaking with several youth, collegiate, amateur, elite, and master's level athletes, she found three answers common among each group. "Because it's fun." "Because I can." "Because running brings me joy." She also discovered that despite their love for running, their longevity in the sport is predicated on their experience.
Inspired, Coach Alicia ventured to, "put the fun back in running" by founding Track Diamond- a youth track and field organization committed to providing young athletes a fun and positive running experience by teaching, developing, and promoting the values of hard work, self-worth, sportsmanship, responsibility, and teamwork. Coach Alicia is accompanied by an experienced all-female coaching staff: Eve Walker, Katrina M. Smith, and Stacey Callis. Together, these dynamic women strive to lead a 12 boys, 2 girls, ages 6 to 15 toward their academic and athletic goals.
This is our first season. So far our young athletes have competed at Santa Monica High School, Cerritos College, Long Beach City College, Chino Hills, Culver City High School, and Cabrillo High School and are having the time of their lives successfully racing against other youth athletes, high schoolers, amateurs, and master's athletes. We now set our sights onto the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships in Greensboro, NC in July. To get there, we ask for your help.
We do hope that you share our belief in encouraging young athletes to strive equally for athletic, academic and moral excellence. Please donate to our cause and help our athletes to the JOs.
Help us Support these athletes to pursue their dreams. Help us get them to North Carolina to the Junior Olympics where they will compete against the best kids around the nation
Giving is just not about making a donation. It is about making a difference. Just like us adults, we push to make a difference in our lives. Children find a way to make a difference in their own lives, our athletes found Track and Field. Teams create foundations to keep the youth out of trouble, out the streets, and an escape goal to other positive role models, someone they can go and talk to when not able to talk to parents, some coaches are your children mentors, counselors, hero's. We ask at Track Diamond Track Club to continue to show the love to the kids, and even if you don't feel the need to help us, I do ask that you find a great youth team to donate to. Let’s continue to keep these youth busy in a positive way. $10 will not hurt your pocket. Look at it as your sowing a seed to the youth. You will reap in good season. Have a Bless Day. Coach Alicia