This summer we qualified 47 athletes for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Event in North Carolina. Athletes finishing in the Top 5 in the Region qualify to compete. The athletes have been hard at work to make it to this point, but because of the quick turnaround from Regionals to Nationals, raising money to get there is the most difficult part of their journey. These kids work incredibly hard to give themselves an opportunity to compete against best the Nation has to offer. They don't shy away from the challenge. Anything that you can give to help these athletes compete would be very appreciated.
Idaho Dash Track Club was formed in the Summer of 2013 with the purpose of providing athletes in the Treasure Valley an opportunity to compete in the sport of Track and Field. The club started with 5 athletes. James and Jason Honell, Zack Andrew(currently attending Oklahoma State for Throws), Payton Pfautch, and Noah Elia. These 5 athletes laid a foundation for growth by creating a fun, competitive, and family environment. As we have continued to grow, we have maintained the original goal of being a family. Our kids and parents have helped create a wonderful club for athletes of all ages and abilities.
In the beginning we wanted all of our athletes to not only focus on their own goals and achievements, but to support their teammates in practices, competitions, and outside the track. We wanted to be an extended family and create a welcoming environment for anyone that joined our team.
Always supporting each other. Family!!
"I joined Idaho Dash after my sophomore year and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I a matter of one summer, they took me from being a JV runner that couldn't make district finals to a State finalist. The next year I was the State runner up in both 110 and 300 Hurdles. When I transfered in they welcomed me with open arms. Everyone on the team bring a great attitude to practice and competitions. We are like a family and no one is ever left out. I still train with the team over winter and summer breaks."
"Being raised in Southern California, I was raised in a very competitive Track and Field environment. When relocating to Idaho, I wanted to make sure I could maintain and expand my track ability. Idaho Dash Track Club offered me that opportunity and my knowledge and skill of the sport has grown vastly since joining. Best of all, the team is a family with a purpose and I love improving with them every day."
" Our daughter joined Idaho Dash Track Club in the winter of 2016. She had been a runner for years, but never felt like she had a very experienced coach in her areas. She also had never developed a rapport with a coach which I feel is important when you are training for your number 1 sport. She instantly felt accepted at Dash and began to learn more about lifting to improve in her running events. I was very impressed with the technical teaching of weight lifting. She ended her freshman high school career with a 2nd place finish at state and I believe her Dash winter training contributed to that. She then continued with Dash for summer track and on to nationals. James encouraged her to broaden her horizons and try some new events which I greatly appreciated. James and the other Dash coaches truly care about these kids and push them to be their best. They know what they are doing and are always working to be better coaches for these kids. Dash has been a blessing for us and we look forward to the next few years."
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