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.
While we started to give kids the opportunity to grow and compete more, we have been able to assist in over 75 of our athletes move on and compete at the collegiate level. While we do not promise anything, we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals of finding the right college for you both academically and athletically. We have now had 10 Outdoor All-Americans and 43 Indoor All-Americans as we look to give kids the best opportunities to compete.
Kids of all ages and experience levels are welcome to the team!!!!
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. We have now had members from all over the Valley with athletes coming from Mountain Home to McCall to be a part of the team. We realize that distance can be a challenge sometimes, but the friendships, coaching and support the athletes get is definitely worth it.
Always supporting each other. Family!!
Our awesome group of coaches are excited to work with kids from all events! We will continue to compete in all events from the Sprints, Jumps, Hurdles, Distance, Throws, Pole Vault, and Multi's
This summer we had a number of athletes join us for the first time. Athletes ages 7 to 18 pushed each other to get better while making great friends. Numerous athete's saw personal bests at this competition and had a lot of fun doing so.
This summer, Idaho Dash hosted the AAU Regional qualifier. The first in the region to take place in many years. We had over 250 athletes come to Boise for the meet from all over the Pacific Northwest. Dash Athletes did very well, qualifiing 70 athletes to Nationals. We will continue to host this qualifier each summer and hope to build on the success of the meet and grow Track and Field in the community
This year we took 32 athletes to compete at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Humble, Texas. The athletes competed extremely well accounting for over 30 Personal Bests. The week started with our Multi athletes competing and all 5 set personal bests in their events. The girls especially killed it with over 500 point PR's for all 3 of them. Adrienne Russell finished 11th Nationally and Millie Bledsoe finished 13th overall. The jumps and sprints started out the week with numerous bests and a lot of opening of eyes. The level of competition was one that most of the kids hadn't seen before and they rose to the occassion. Chayse Sloan earned an All-American Honor with a 4th place finish in the Triple Jump and we are all proud of him!! The week rounded out with our relays and 400 runners leveling up. The Boys 4x400 relays...we took 2 in the 17-18 age group finished great. The A team finished 22nd overall with a new club record of 3:23.89 and our B team set the clubs #3 all time record. Great job men. Over all the week was a great experience for all the athletes and we believe they will bring a new mindset to their training so they can get back next year and crush it!!
Thank you to KTVB for spotlighting our club on Sunday Sports Extra. It is great to show the community what great things these athletes are doing.
Chayse has been with us for a while and to see him grow not only as an athlete, but as a young man has been special. He had his difficulties at the meet, but as a true champion, he over came adversity and we are so proud of him. Looking forward to his continued growth as an athlete, young man, and teammate.
Osman came to us this year after graduating from Mountain View HS. He is in his first year running and with a tremendous work ethic he was able to drop both his 200 and 400 times from 23.21 and 50.01 to 22.49 and 49.6 with a 4x4 relay split of 48.1. He is looking to continue running in college and would be a great pick up for any coach out there.
"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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