2014 Youth Olympic Games
For over 45 years, the Virgin Islands has celebrated the Olympic tradition by sending our athletes to compete. This summer that tradition continues at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
The dreams and the training of our Virgin Islands Olympians could not have been possible without the financial support of the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and you. The Committee provided funding for travel, competition and training grants for 23 different sports.
The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee needs your help to continue a winning tradition. Become a sponsor today and help make the Olympic dream a reality for our athletes.
Keep Olympic dreams alive for our future Olympians.
Virgin Islands Olympic Committee President, Angel Morales, invites the community to participate in its CoastWeeks Beach Relay and Cleanup on October 4.
This event is open to all, and will include two-person relay teams with runners/walkers completing two miles each on St. Croix’s Ha Penny Beach. Following the race participants will assist with a beach cleanup. This is an annual effort to help protect the beautiful beaches of the Virgin Islands.
The CoastWeeks Beach Relay and Cleanup is scheduled for 7am on October 4, 2014 at Ha Penny Beach on St. Croix.
This FREE event is sponsored by The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee in partnership with The Virgin Islands Pace Runners; V.I., Waste Management Authority; University of the Virgin Islands; Marine Advisory Service; the V.I. Track and Field Federation; and other local and federal agencies including the Ocean Conservancy. With over 100 countries participating, these cleanup events are coordinated to remove debris from marine areas and tally items collected according to type of debris. The data collected for each beach is entered into the 2014 Coastweeks data.
In an effort to develop beach soccer, the USVI Soccer Association will host a CONCACAF sponsored Beach Soccer Course and Festival/Tournament on July 24-27 on St. Croix. It is open to both regions and each club is encouraged to send representatives. Travel and hotel accommodations will be made for the St. Thomas members who would like to attend.
After the course, Brewer’s Bay on St. Thomas and Fort Frederik Beach on St. Croix will be the venues for the beach soccer programs of the USVI Soccer Association.
The course will be held at 4 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26, at the American Legion Hall in Frederiskted.
The festival/tournament will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, at Fort Frederik Beach. There will be music; food and drinks will be for sale. For more information call (340) 719-9707
The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation invites coaches/others to enroll in the IAAF Level I Coach Course to be held in St. Thomas July 10-19, 2014. The New CECS Course offers Practical; Kids’ Track and Field Theory; General Coaching Theory and Specific Theory and Practical and Written Exam at the conclusion (this is the introductory course, you do not have to be a coach to take this course).
NOTE: The requirements for the 10 day course includes:
1] There is no charge to you for this course, you are however, required to register with VITFF for the 2014, pay the annual $25 registration fee and sign the VITFF Code of Conduct. This will enable the distribution of your materials for the course in a timely manner and establish the formal channel of communication with you.
2] Be a minimum of 18 years of age
3] Have a minimum of a completed primary school education
4] Have interest in track and field
5] Be physically fit and able to learn to demonstrate all track and field events
6] Be willing to actively involve yourself as a qualified coach and to assist the IAAF Member Federation (The Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation) in the development of track and field.
7] Be able to speak and read English sufficiently well to sit a written and practical examination
8] Be available throughout the duration of the course (minimum 10 days, 8am to 5pm).
To register logon to: http://virginislandstrackandfield.org
If you are interested in taking this course please contact:
Dale Joseph: 340-474-6077