Athletes and Coaches navigate critical issues both on and off the field which effect performance. AIA Track & Field helps them develop physically, mentally, and spiritually, so they grow into what we refer to as Total Athletes.
Investing your time and talents with AIA Track & Field will renew and energize your passion and purpose for your sport. Whether you travel internationally, serve at a camp, or attend an event, we’re confident this will be a life-changing experience!
St. Moritz (altitude 6000’) hosted the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics and currently is a training destination for many of the world’s elite athletes. Over the past 6 summers, AIA Switzerland has served these men and women by providing physiotherapy and massage therapy services. This team’s focus will be building relationships through training and social events. Athletes from the 800m and up are welcome to apply. There are performance standards to qualify for consideration for this team.
AIA Togo has a growing influence within the sports culture in this French speaking African country. The focus of this team will be training with their athletes, connecting with the Athletic Federation, teaching and learning from coaches and sports medicine specialists. This team will be looking for sprinters, hurdlers, long/triple jumpers, and throwers. In addition, we would like a few coaches, and sports medicine professionals (MDs, DOs, PTs, ATCs, massage therapists).
Tiidrek Nurme has represented his homeland in the Olympics in both the 1500 and the marathon. This team will be hosted by him as he seeks to reach his countrymen with the gospel. Plans for this team are to connect with athletes and coaches in the capital city of Tallinn, the university town of Tartu, and on the island of Saaremaa. Training with clubs, hosting a community track clinic, and possibly competing in Finland and/or Latvia. All event groups are welcome to apply for this team.
TUFF Camp began in 1990 to create an environment where young athletes learn to train physically, mentally, and spiritually. As collegiate staff, you mentor high school runners and share how you have matured athletically and spiritually. The staff team will meet a couple days prior to the start date of camp.
“Tuff Camp deepened my understanding of the Gospel and renewed my love for the sport of running as a way to honor God!”
“The strong relationships with my teammates and the Canary locals will continue to impact me far beyond our time in the islands. ”
“The biggest thing I learned was that I should praise God in the good times and the bad times in regards to track...God made me realize that even the bad times are part of His perfect plan.”