VACAVILLE'S TEAM THUNDER HAWKS
Junior Olympic, Regional and National Championship Team
Non Profit 501(c)(3) 46-4516913
Joining a youth track or cross country club is a perfect alternative. Children learn the value of fitness without the high risk of injury that is prevalent in contact sports, and unlike the traditional sports where the top performers play the majority of time, part of coach Burke's youth coaching philosophy is that all youth members participate 100 percent of the time in their age division. Regardless of ability, each child will toe the start line.
Parents need to understand that just because your son or daughter does not show signs of being a great performer in the traditional sports like soccer, football or baseball, running just might be an alternative sport .
Training our youth is a huge responsibility, and we approach each youth member as an individual. We train him or her based on their own ability and skill levels. It's not always about how fast they get to the finish line, but it's always about doing your best for that day.
Coach Burke has produced a winning team in each of the past 8 years. Team participants have competed in the divisional, regional and national levels.
The pressure that today’s youth are facing to conform to traditional sports are enormous. Football, soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey, etc. are sports that require skill sets that not all youth are genetically or emotionally capable of participating in. The stress for some children to conform to these high profile sports are resulting in injuries at an alarming rate.
2018/2019 Cross Country registration opens on August 1,2018. Training starts August 13.
City of Vacaville and Police Activity League announcing city wide partnership with Coach Burke's award winning USATF youth running program.
Register at Three Oaks Community Center, located at 1100 Alamo Drive in Vacaville
First day of training August 16th. 2018.
USATF is the governing body of the United States Olympic Team.