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!
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.
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.
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.
“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.”