Program Philosophy

Life Success at Capital City Track Club

Capital City Track Club (CCTC) provides age appropriate training and competition to youth in the Greater Hartford area. Youth train with experienced coaches who help develop the student’s confidence and fine-tune their athletic ability.

Health Awareness: The large array of running, jumping and throwing events within Track & Field provides a comprehensive sports training experience for youth, regardless of age, gender or body shape. Physical fitness activities and the subsequent competitions easily measures individual growth and encourages students to set goals, while bolstering self-esteem. As students become more involved in the sport, they make informed personal choices about food and participate in a wide range of activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Prep for Success: The program boasts a series of motivational and informational activities designed to help youth and their parents prepare for life success, at an early age. These sessions cover a range of topics, including personal development, college search and application process, academic success, financial-aid, workplace etiquette and student-athlete balance. These activities include visits by former Hartford High School athletes who currently attend area colleges and universities, are visiting during a school break or have graduated and relocated to Hartford.
Mentorship: Mentorship has proven to be a successful intervention technique in the lives of inner-city youth. Capital City Track Club uses it network of former Hartford student-athletes, many of whom are currently attending post-secondary institutions or have already obtained their degree, to provide role models for current student athletes. Through guided sessions, one-on-one interactions and discussion groups, younger student-athletes are exposed to adults who have overcome barriers similar to the ones they are currently facing and gain valuable life skills from adults to whom they can relate.