The Blue Lightning Track Club was founded in 2013 by Head Coach Steve Strother, 4-time NCAA All-American, All-SEC Sprinter and Champion, New Rochelle, N. Y. Sports Hall of Famer, and Vertimax Certified speed trainer. Coach Strother was coached by 2-time U. S. Olympic Team Head Coach, Mel Rosen at Auburn University.
The Blue Lightning Track Club is a coed youth track club serving ages 6-18 in Henry County, Rockdale, Newton, and surrounding counties. We compete under AAU and USATF youth associations, for the Winter, Spring, and Summer track seasons – including the National Junior Olympic Series.
We do not believe in a Win-At-All-Cost coaching philosophy and put an athlete’s well-being and personal development first.
As recent evidence of the effectiveness of our coaching and Champion’s program philosophy is that 70% of the Blue Lightning Track Club’s 2021 roster, 87.5% of 2019 roster, 85% of 2018 roster, and 100% of the 2017 roster qualified for the AAU National Junior Olympics; who were also academic honor students.