The Mission behind the creation of Set The Pace Track Club, is to teach the youth that we engage with the fundamentals of Track and Field. We wanted to not only get the youth active but also teach the youth how to properly be an effective track & field athlete. Our goal is and will always be to develop the skills needed to progress in athletics and in life.
Set The Pace Track Club was founded by Mark Greene & Preston Mays in 2018. We serve the Tri-County area of NE Ohio and local community by providing opportunities for youth to train and compete in track and field with discipline and purpose. We develop young athletes mentally and physically and prepare them for college competition. We foster self-esteem, encourage healthy choices, and train rigorously to help our athletes achieve their goals.
Coaching Experience: Professional, Amateur, Collegiate & Secondary Education
HC/Founder Mark Greene – Former Head Girls Track Coach Youngstown East High School
Former Head Boys/Girls Track Coach Campbell Memorial High School
25 years of Track & Field coaching experience.
Asst Coach Jeffrey Jenkins - is a two-time Ohio state champion, a two-time Jr. College National Hurdles Champion and rated 16th in the world in 1978. Coach Jenkins has coached 15 state champions in the past 8 years, 13 of them have received their college degrees. He has been coaching high school or college track for the past 40 years.
COACH EUGENE SANDERS Sprints/Relays
IS A FORMER NJCAA TRIPLE JUMP ALL AMERICAN (96),
FIVE-TIME NCAA NATIONAL QUALIFIER (97-99), AAU NATIONAL CHAMPION IN THE 4X100 RELAY (93), MEMBER OF THE STATE CHAMPION TEAM (93) AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM (98).
EUGENE HAS COACHED MULTIPLE OHIO STATE CHAMPIONS IN THE SPRINTS AND JUMPS OVER THE PAST 17 YEARS. HE ALSO HAS COACHED ON THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (PA), CWRU AND NOTRE DAME COLLEGE.
COACH TAYLOR McDonald
TWO TIME STATE CHAMPION IN THE 300 HURDLES & ALL AMERICAN IN THE 400 HURDLES AS WELL. A TRUE ASSET THE PROGRAM.
COACH ALEX PETTWAY
3 TIME STATE OHIOIAN AND DECACTAED COACH AND ENJOYS WORKING WITH YOUTH
Summer Track Package
Team MEMBERSHIP FEES INCLUDES
*Team Warm-Up Shirt
*Running Uniform – Top only
(Black compression shorts (purchased separately)
*AAU Registration Card 2019 season
*Tents & Coolers for Athletes
provided for all athletes throughout meets*
Training from May 28th - July 26th
Ø Many more exciting tools…
Set The Pace Track Club seeks to do its part in assisting the communities of Mahoning & Trumbull counties in its efforts to curve youth violence by creating a safe and disciplined environment where youth can express themselves in a positive way through sports.
Participation in youth sports spurs health consciousness as poor eating habits tend to lead to poor performances. Youth sports have been found to stir amazing things in the lives of our youth especially those who feel they have no hope.
Youth sports are the ultimate classroom. Kids learn the importance of:
o respect for authority and rules, and
o how to win in life with class and lose with dignity.
We participate in three to five practice meets per season, to prepare for the AAUs district, regional, and national competitions for athletes who qualify for the AAU Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 29- Aug 3, 2019 North Carolina A&T University Greensboro, NC
Our training is based on form and function principals. The basics include stretching, calisthenics, some weightlifting, and resistance training to improve performance. Once an athlete acquires a solid understanding of their event and is physically competitive, we tailor their training to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses.
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