AIA Track & Field has been sending competitive teams throughout the world since the 1980s. Our experienced coaches and clinicians will provide training to push you to your best in three areas: physical, mental and spiritual.
We believe that involvement with AIA Track & Field is the best investment of your time and talents! Whether you want to travel internationally, serve as a summer staff member or attend a camp, we’re confident that this will be a life-changing experience!
Dates: June 5-21, 2017
About: This team will call the island of Tenerife home for two weeks while on project. The main objective will be renewing friendships and initiating new relationships with the club athletes and coaches within the Canary Track Federation. There is a great need for athletes and coaches who can provide specific technique training in the field events and hurdles, but all event expertise is highly regarded and welcomed.
Dates: July 15-30, 2017
About: The town of St. Moritz hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928 & 1948 and sits at 6000' elevation. It is a preferred training destination for elite athletes from around Europe. AIA Switzerland hosts an athlete resource center providing physical therapy and massage therapy services. Our team's focus will be building relationships as we train alongside the athletes in St. Moritz. There will be 1 or 2 opportunities to compete during the project, but our primary emphasis will be on training.
Dates: July 6-14, 2017
About: TUFF Camp began in 1990 with the goal to create an environment where young athletes learn how to train physically, mentally, and spiritually. As collegiate staff you will mentor high school runners and share with them how you have matured athletically, as as spiritually. The staff team will meet a couple days prior to the start date at our home base in Ohio. We will then spend the remainder of our time in Holland, Michigan on the campus of Hope College.
Dates: March 4th - 12th, 2017
About: AIA Track & Field has a long history of sending teams to South Africa. Our in-country staff have a number of committed track & field athletes involved with their ministry. The vision for this trip is focused on the student athletes involved in the ministry. We want to help challenge them to be bold in sharing their faith on campus as well as lead outreaches and Bible studies.
“This experience may change the way you view the world, your plans, your sport, and yourself be prepared for that to happen. I fell in love the culture and the people of Africa and Cameroon and left a piece of myself there. This experience changed who I am. I have a bigger heart to serve, I look at how I run in a different light, and i have a stronger relationship with Christ!”
Emma - Cameroon.
“God has given me a perfect platform to exercise everything He taught me this summer. [Because of that], this year is so different. I enjoy running again. I feel as though I can talk to God and really worship Him through my running. He has also opened doors for me to reach out to my teammates. I have grown so much as a runner, and I'm being pushed to continue to grow spiritually.”
Asea - South Africa.
“Some of the most incredible things I experienced while in South Africa were the relationships that God built. We had the opportunity to train with the University of Johannesburg track and field athletes during our time there. [A teammate] and I were very lucky because we were able to train with their jumps squad, all of which are world-class jumpers. As soon as we arrived at the stadium to train with them, they took us in as their own teammates and treated us like their brother and sister. It was incredible. Only [through] God could that ever happen.”