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Gulf Coast Hurricanes

About the team.

THE GULF COAST HURRICANES TRACK AND FIELD CLUB EMERGE AS ONE OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE CLUBS IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. THE JENNINGS BASED CLUB SERVICES YOUTH FROM THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL TO HIGH SCHOOL. WE UNDERSTAND THAT OUR YOUTH HAVE NEEDS THAT EXTEND BEYOND JUST ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION OR COMPETITION. THROUGH INTERVENTION WE ADDRESS NEEDS AS LOW SELF-ESTEEM,PEER PRESSURE, GANG ACTIVITIES, DRUG ABUSE, TEEN PREGNANCY, ASSERTIVE BEHAVIOR, THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION, THE IMPORTANCE OF UPWARD MOBILITY AND MUCH MUCH MORE. WE OPERATE ELEVEN MONTHS OF THE YEAR WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE INTERESTS THAT STEM BEYOND TRACK AND FIELD, GIVING OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY EITHER SPARK THEIR INTEREST IN OTHER AREAS OR DIREST THEM WHERE THEIR FUTURE MAY LIE. IN NO WAY DO WE VIEW OURSELVES AS CONTENDERS WITH CURRENT RECREATIONAL, HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS OR COMMUNITY BASED AGENCIES. WE BELIEVE THAT WITH THE SUPPORT OF THESE PROGRAMS WE WILL ADVANCE OUR CHILDREN IN MANY DIFFERENT SOCIAL AREAS AS WELL AS ATHLETICALLY. WITH MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS OF ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT AND COACHING EXPERIENCE, THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR FOUNDER, CARLTON AUSTIN'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ATHLETES. AS FOUNDER AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF THE WEST COAST GAZELLE TRACK CLUB WHICH IS CURRENTLY OPERATING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, HE HAS DEVELOPED TWENTY-EIGHT NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, THREE NATIONAL RECORD HOLDERS AND TWO OLYMPIANS. COACH CARLTON IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF YOUTH RECEIVING FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO MAJOR UNIVERSITIES SUCH AS UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, USC AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. HE TRAINED AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORMER NEW ORLEANS SAINTS SAFETY SAMMY KNIGHT, CURRENT NEW YORK JETS CORNERBACK TERRELL THOMAS, CURRENT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS PATRICK CHUNG, CURRENT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS GERALD ALEXANDER, CURRENT CHICAGO BEARS AVERELL SPICER, FORMER V.S. OLYMPIC SPRINTER ANGELA WILLIAMS, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

Location

Jennings, LA

Contact info.

Phone: (337) 275-1118

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