As part of our Performance Clinic Series, the NSAF has identified two initial technical events upon which we we concentrate our focus. They are the javelin (Project 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. We will resume taking aplications in the early summer of 2022.
Both projects are entering their twelth 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.
Project Javelin participants have had the opportunity to travel to two of the "mecca's" of javelin throwers: Finland, to participate in the summer javelin carnival and work with coach Kimmo Kinnunen; and Germany, to train at JenJavelin with Olympic Gold Medalist Thomas Rohler. The triple jumpers have traveled to the Bahamas to work with world-renowned IAAF Level V Diploma Elite Coach, Peter Pratt; and to Havana, Cuba to train with the great coaches and athletes there.
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.
The NSAF will resume selecting athletes to be part of the Project Javelin Gold elite athlete team in the summer of 2022. All criteria will be announced at that time.
Selected athletes will receive their travel, accommodation and related clinic expenses covered for at least three Javelin Gold clinics and for the Javelin Gold Immersion Experience trip to Germany, Finland or another European country. This Immersion Experience is offered only in select years.
Selected athletes will be required to commit to attending all clinics, as well as the NSAF's The Nationals Outdoors. They must also keep a training log and submit their log and training video clips twice monthly to the NSAF Coaches Tom Pukstys 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 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. We will udate this space when the application is available.
The NSAF will resume selecting athletes to be part of its Project Triple Jump elite athlete team in the summer of 2022. All criteria will be announced at that time.
Selected athletes will receive their travel, accommodation and related clinic expenses covered for Project Triple Jump clinics..
Selected athletes will be required to commit to attending all three clinics, as well as the NSAF's Indoor and Outdoor Nationals. Selected athletes will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations to those two events although athletes that are ranked in the top 3 of their event may be eligible to receive travel grants. 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 will be available early summer 2022. Athletes are urged to accurately and honestly complete the application form in order to be considered. Learn more about Project Triple Jump.
Since our inception in 1990 the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation has awarded more than 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 the USa Track & Field's U-20 National Championships, and the World Youth Championship Trials.
At this time, all grants are suspended and will resume in 2022. We anticipate announcing the application dates in the spring of 2022.
Since the programs' inception in 2010, the grants have helped teams and clubs defray expenses, purchase equipment, and uniforms, enable coaches education, etc. Average grants of $700 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 to NSAF events will not be considered.
As an additional dimension to the program, each recipient must also participate in a volunteer service program in their community.
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 several 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.
This space will be updated once this Grant Program reopens in spring 2022.
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.
This space will be updated once this Grant Program reopens in spring 2022..
This is a Development Grant. Applications requesting travel funds will not be given priority.
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