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Welcome to the Cincinnati All Stars Track & Field Club, Inc.
Welcome to the Cincinnati All Stars Track & Field Club website. The Cincinnati All Stars Track and Field Club is a youth organization that competes in the USATF Junior Olympics program. Athletes do not have to try out to be members. The club is open to athletes from ages 7 to 19 years of age. Cincinnati All Stars Track & Field Club is a self-supporting organization certified in the State of Ohio as a non-profit 501(C) (3) Charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.
The club was founded in 1980 by five young men: D'Juan Francisco, Hiawatha Francisco, Kevin Arthur, Robert Thompson, Jeff Cargile along with Mr. William Madison in order to compete in The Athletics Congress (TAC) Junior Olympic program. Mr. James A. Engel, David Pool, Lisa Killens, Linda Goreed, Misean Johnson and Darlene Johnson joined these young men in 1982. The Club has been serving the youth of Cincinnati and surrounding communities continuously ever since.
We are sanctioned by USA Track & Field (USATF), Ohio Association. USATF is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the World's #1 Track & Field Team, the most-watched events at the Olympics, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, and more than 30 million youth and adult runners in the United States.
The Ohio Association is one of five Associations in Region 5 of USATF. The other four Associations are: Kentucky, Lake Erie (22 counties in northeast Ohio), Michigan and West Virginia. For more information about Region 5, please click on the following link (Region 5)
USATF's largest youth program is the Junior Olympics, where nearly 70,000 youth athletes compete in local, Association, and Regional meets to qualify for the Track & Field and Cross Country championships. This grass roots program is for boys and girls 7 to 19 years old with local meets starting in May ending with the Junior Olympics (Track & Field) in late July.
Our goal is to positively assist young people who are interested in improving their physical fitness, mental stamina, and both individual and teamwork skills through organized track and field competition; increasing emotional well being while building feelings of self-esteem by recognizing individual achievements. Lastly, by having fun, forming bonds of lifelong friendships, and learning to display good sportsmanship.
Our mission is simple: To positively impact youth through encouragement to be good stewards in their community and promote achievement through hard work, self-determination and teamwork. We measure our success not in athletic achievements, but through the educational, social and travel experiences the athletes gain each and every season. We practice and believe in the African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child”. We understand that there are no shortcuts to success; however, together we can accomplish anything if we support each other.
Our summer track program has enabled our athletes to excel in high school programs with many earning university track grants-in-aid. We encourage each athlete to pursue academic achievement first and athletic honors second.
We encourage our high school athletes to further their education through ACT/SAT preparation, NCAA Clearinghouse enrollment, and communications with university track programs. They have received presentations regarding NCAA regulations, academic requirements, and participation eligibility from academic counselors, former All Star athletes, parents and members of the coaching staff.