NSAF Event Specific Athlete Development Applications
As part of our Performance Clinic Series, the NSAF has identified two initial technical events upon which we will concentrate our focus. They are the javelin (Project Kultan Keihas - Javelin Gold) and the triple jump (Project Triple Jump). The goal of both is to identify emerging elite talent and provide them with the best technical and training methods available, so as to maximize their development into international level competitors.
Both projects are entering their fourth year and the results have been both measurable and significant. Both consist of at least two domestic clinics and one clinic outside of the United States. Kultan Keihas participants have the opportunity to travel to the mecca of javelin throwers - Finland- and the triple jumpers travel to the Bahamas to work with world-renowned IAAF Level V Diploma Elite Coach, Peter Pratt.
All clinics are open to any high school athlete. However, the NSAF selects eight athletes in each discipline each year and provides grants to cover expenses of all of the clinics.
This year we will select two athletes in each discipline through an Application process.
The NSAF will be selecting two athletes to be part of the 2014-15 Project Kultan Keihas (Javelin Gold) elite athlete team. It is open to those who are freshmen or sophomores in the Fall of 2014.
Selected athletes will receive their travel, accommodation and related clinic expenses covered for at least two Kultan Keihas Javelin clinics and for the Kultan Keihas Javelin Immersion Experience trip to Finland in the summer of 2015 for competition and to Finland's Olympic Training Center in Kuortane.
Selected athletes will be required to commit to attending all clinics, as well as the NSAF's New Balance Nationals Outdoors in June, 2015. They must also keep a training log and submit their log and training video clips twice monthly to the NSAF Kultan Keihas Coaches, Jeff Gorski and Barry Krammes. Athletes must also maintain their fitness level throughout the season and place the Javelin at the top of their primary sports priority.
The application deadline is September 15, 2014. The application is quite extensive as it requires certain testing measurements. Athletes are urged to accurately and honestly complete the application form in order to be considered. The applicant may be accessed here.
Selected recipients will be notified by the end of October, 2014.
The NSAF will be selecting athletes to be part of the 2014-15 Project Triple Jump elite athlete team. It is open to those who are freshman or sophomores in the Fall of 2014.
Selected athletes will receive their travel, accommodation and related clinic expenses covered for at least two Project Triple Jump clinics and for the Project Triple Jump Immersion Experience trip to the Bahamas in the spring of 2015 for special training with IAAF Level V Diploma Elite Horizontal Jump Coach, Peter Pratt.
Selected athletes will be required to commit to attending all three clinics, as well as the NSAF's New Balance Nationals Indoors (NBNI) in March 2015 and Outdoors (NBNO) in June, 2015. Selected athletes will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations toNBNI and NBNO. Athletes that are ranked in the top 4 of their event may be eligible to receive travel grants to NBNI and NBNO. Athletes must also keep a training log and submit their log and training video clips twice monthly to the NSAF Project Coordinator, Macka Jones. Athletes must also maintain their fitness level throughout the season and place the Triple Jump at the top of their primary sports priority.
The application deadline is September 15, 2014. Athletes are urged to accurately and honestly complete the application form in order to be considered. Complete the application here.
Selected recipients will be notified by the end of October, 2014.
Learn more about Project Triple Jump.
NSAF Development Grants
Since our inception in 1990 the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation has awarded over one million dollars in grants to athletes for travel to our events, select meets around the country and to USA National Team selection qualification meets, including Junior Nationals and the World Youth Championship Trials.
We are pleased to extend an invitation to high school track and field teams and clubs and individual athletes to submit their application for the 2013-14 NSAF Development Grants.
Since the programs inception in 2010, the grants have helped teams and clubs defray expenses related to travel to the NSAF’s New Balance Nationals series and the Great American Cross-Country Festival, purchase equipment, enable coaches education, etc. Average grants of $500 are awarded and may be used for any reasonable purpose pertaining to the recipient’s track and field program. These are Development Grants. Applications requesting travel funds will not be given priority.
As an additional dimension to the program, each recipient must also participate in a volunteer service program in their community, sign the USATF’s “Win with Integrity” pledge card and take the IAAF’s "Real Winner" education program.
The Cedric Walker Development Grant
Cedric Walker was an amazing man and a true gift to our sport and to coaches and athletes alike. He was our best friend, a Board member of our Foundation, founder of the Flower City Track Club, coach, mentor, National team manager and coach on just about every category of National Team. His energy was endless, unlimited. He knew everyone, could reach out to everyone, and got everything done before we thought about it. Cedric left us in March two years ago just days after our New Balance Indoor Nationals. This Development Grant is created in his memory ensuring his legacy.
Please take a moment to read Cedric Walker- Irreplaceable for a better understanding of the significance of this Development Grant.
Complete the online application by September 11, 2015.
Awardees will be notified no later than September 20, 2015. This is a Development Grant. Applications requesting travel funds will not be considered.
The Tony Wells Team/Club Development Grant
Named after the legendary Colorado Flyers Head Coach, Tony Wells, this program offers grants to a number of eligible high school teams and clubs each year.
Tony Wells coached and poured his heart and soul into the Colorado Flyers Track Club for over 40 years. His success was remarkable! His athletes have held national records in the 50y, 50m, 55m, 60m, 50y hurdles, 55m hurdles and the shot put and an astonishing number have earned scholarships to college. Tony Wells died July 2012 but his legacy lives and breathes. To learn more about this please visit the links below.
Please complete the online application by January 15, 2016.
Awardees will be notified no later than February 1, 2016. Early submission is suggested. This is a Development Grant. Applications requesting travel funds will not be given priority.
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