Mission: The dale city lightning track club (dctc) was established as a track and field running club in the prince william county, northern virginia area. The mission is to offer youth a positive environment that is fun, competitive, social, and informative about the sport of track and field. Dctc coaches and staff seek to improve our athletes' leadership skills, enhance their athletic ability, combat juvenile delinquency, encourage greater participation in school sport programs and, in general, develop character in our youth that will foster necessary life skills.
Programs: Our program is designed to introduce kids of all abilities to sprinting, hurdles, distance running and field events such as the shot put, turbo javelin toss and long jump. Dctc is perfect for beginners wanting to learn track & field or the experienced athlete looking to compete on a state and national level. Our program is also aimed at athletes of other sports who want to improve their strength, conditioning, speed, and agility. Dctc operates three programs throughout the year, spring outdoor season (march - july); cross country season (september - october); and indoor track season (october - february). Even members of the dctc coaching staff tasked with training the youth athletes. The coaches' duties consists of the dctc has roughly 400 youth athletes across these three programs on an annual basis. On average there are approximately 175 athletes that practice and compete on a weekly basis.