Post Collegiate Training

"...Where we fall down is soon as they [college athletes] are finished with their University, or if they are not academically inclined to go to University, the road stops.  We basically throw these guys on the street after their university careers are over and I mean its amazing to me.  I probably get over 50 emails a year from US athletes who were world class level in university and now they can't even find a place to train, a coach to coach them, they don't have a shoe contract, and these are all kids that with another year or two in the sport under great conditions and a good coach would be podium type kids!  But's that where we fail them in our's [the post collegiate system] an embarrassment.  If you are incredibly gifted, and you get one of those golden coaches then you make it and if not, its a tough road."

- Dan Pfaff on the US system for post collegiate athletes

As you can see, it is very hard for the post-collegiate athlete to find a good training environment, with sound coaching and support.  Here at the Jacksonville Athletic Club we will strive to give you the best opportunity to succeed, as you try to make the US Championship, Olympic Trials, and even the US team.  Our staff has worked very well with post collegiate athletes, and would love to help you reach your goals.  Currently we are able to work with post-collegiate athletes in the jumps, pole vault, decathlon and heptathlon events.

Feel free to email or call/text 423-943-5507 for more information!

Coach Eli with post-collegiate jumper Allen Simms on the Island of Crete.  They spent the
summer in Europe and that year Allen jumped 17.15m and 8.02m (56'2" for triple jump and
26'3" for long jump)

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