Tuesday, April 17, 2018
THE DTSP Wolf Pack Track Club is scheduled to host its first annual track meet at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium on Saturday, April 28.
The event will be called the DTSP Wolf Pack/ Walter Callander Track Meet and will feature competitions in sprint races - 100, 200 and 400m - as well as relays and hurdles.
There will also be middle distance races, including the 800 and 1500m. Athletes from other track clubs are invited to join in the events, which will also include javelin, shot put, and discus throws as well as long and high jump.
The club, which has been in existence for four years, is led by head coach Larry Clarke, whose passion for track started out with the interest of his own children in sports. He then travelled to the US to become certified and since then, the club has grown to over 30 members.
Club captain Gareth Lewis competed for Team Bahamas in the recent CARIFTA Games.
DTSP Wolf Pack is a track and field club which has been in operation since May 2013, with a mission to “provide young, aspiring athletes the opportunity to attain their maximum athletic potential through the Development of Technique, Speed and Power (DTSP).
And to foster high self-esteem, self-discipline, dedication, determination, goal setting and goal attainment, both athletically and academically, to provide a structured environment conducive to producing well-rounded young adults, and to offer athletes educational opportunities through athletic scholarships.
The objectives of the club are: to support and advance the sport of track and field in The Bahamas, to build strong minds and bodies; to cultivate and maintain an organised, productive, and training environment; to instruct and require discipline and respect for coaches and all persons in authority; to stimulate and encourage the commitment necessary for both athletic and academic success; to promote the highest standards of conduct, fair play and good sportsmanship toward teammates and opponents alike; and to position our athletes to become recipients of athletic scholarships from highly regarded academic institutions.
The club has a strong affiliation with Holy Cross Anglican Church and trains on the church’s premises.
Coach Clarke says they recognise “the importance of spiritual development as a necessary component of the overall development of the whole man.”
The club, which is registered under the Bahamas Amateur Athletics Association, currently has about 35 members.
Coach Clarke has worked under the tutelage of George Cleare as an assistant coach of Bahamas Speed Dynamics.
Our assistant coaches Garven Taylor and Derrick Brown also hold USA coaching certifications.
The Executive Committee consists of the following: President, Larry Clarke; Vice President, Garven Taylor; Secretary, Gail Clarke; Treasurer, Sonia Gill; Asst. Treasurer, Denise Turnquest; Public Relations Coordinator, Phillip Gray; and IT Coordinator, Gareth Lewis.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 556-1113.