Atlanta Public Schools Partnership
Atlanta Public Schools Partnership
Since 2018, Atlanta Track Club has been proud to support Atlanta Public School's (APS) cross country and track and field programs. The partnership is driven by initiatives that improve athlete performance, generate excitement and build community among 13 APS high schools and 19 APS middle schools. Through these efforts, Atlanta Track Club aims to empower the district with the tools and knowledge necessary to motivate, inspire and engage the next generation for long-term success.
APS Partnership Progress
Since 2018 Atlanta Track Club has supported APS through the following initiatives
More than $50,000 of support was provided to APS for equipment, meet entry fees, coaches' professional development opportunities, and more
16 APS exclusive coaches clinics
Atlanta Track Club Elite Team members and college athletes have engaged in 30 development sessions with APS student-athletes
4-5 annual APS cross country meets hosted with timing, announcing, awards, and more
Entries to attend Wingfoot Running Camp
Student-athletes and coaches recognized for their achievements through increased media coverage
2023 APS Cross Country City Championships
2022 APS Cross Country City Championships
2023 APS Track & Field City Championships
"The partnership between Atlanta Public Schools and the Atlanta Track Club has been a real blessing for our athletes and for me as a coach. Our athletes have been inspired by the professional and collegiate runners they have met, they love the atmosphere at meets facilitated by the Track Club, and I am grateful for the coaching development I have received, including USATF certification. I hope to see the partnership continue to grow over the coming years."
Jerry Kosoff - KIPP Atlanta Collegiate Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach
"We had a fantastic cross country season thanks to Atlanta Track Club. They have brought a new level of competition and athleticism to APS! We greatly enjoyed the weekly enthusiasm and positivity!"
Valerie Davis, B.E.S.T. Academy Head Cross County Coach
"Atlanta Track Club provided our school with the means to create a cross country program for our middle school. Practicing and competing with the team has been the highlight of the year for myself as well as our kids."
Thomas Pearson, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Head Cross Country Coach
"It has been really rewarding to have Atlanta Track Club assisting The Atlanta Public Schools in various ways. Atlanta Track Club has specifically assisted Therrell High School in maintaining our program. We've been able to work together on finding competition opportunities for both the cross country and the track and field seasons, we've been able to introduce and expose our scholar-athletes to the Wingfoot Running Camp, and we've been able to obtain new equipment to allow our athletes to train to the best of their abilities. My job as a coach has been made much easier given Atlanta Track Club's vital role in our community! We sincerely appreciate everything you all do."
Moses Kilpatrick- Girls Cross Country, Head Coach at D.M. Therrell High School
"Atlanta Track Club has helped create a pathway for runners new to Cross Country to be introduced to the sport. This sport has a high learning curve and prior to our partnership a lot of my 9th-grade runners had never been to a meet. Intimidation is the number one barrier to getting new runners into the sport. When I started coaching eight years ago, we had a team of 15 runners and last year we had over 50 runners. Atlanta Track Club's partnership in creating meets for our runners is the number one reason why we have seen growth in the sport at our school".
John Murray- Maynard Jackson Head Cross Country Coach
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