The Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation, The V.I. Track and Field Federation, and AAU track and field hosted the “Under The Sun, Long Jump and Sprint” Clinic. This was the first time such collaboration in track and field among these entities in the Virgin Islands. Ileta Potter, VITFF competition chairperson, was quite instrumental in making contact with AAU to bring this about.
Approximately 80 student/athletes from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix took part and were taught by four experienced track and field professionals, including Olympic gold medalists Jason Rouser and LaMont Smith, U.S. and World-ranked long jumper Stanley Holmes, and World Championship long jump silver medalist Jason Grimes.
The sprints and long jump clinics were held on Friday, Nov. 11, on St. Thomas and Saturday, Nov. 12, on St. Croix.
Athletes were instructed about active warm-up, drills, sprinting form, long jump basics and advanced techniques. Some athletes were also afforded an opportunity to be seen by coaches with links to Division I Universities.
Coaches’ Clinic in St. Thomas
The coaches’ clinic was held on Thursday, Nov. 10.
VITFF thanks the wonderful clinic presenters, DSPR, parents, and students/athletes for making it an exciting learning three days.