The Lightning Spikes Track Club (LSTC) was established in June 2008 to provide track and field opportunities for youth ages 6-18. Our goals are to help young people develop physically, emotionally, and socially through their involvement in track and field. To meet these goals, we recognized that overcoming the barriers that inhibit young athletes from participating and being successful in the sport was essential. Some of these barriers include financial burdens on parents, knowledgeable and committed coaches, exposure at the earliest possible age, and proper venues and equipment to train athletes. As an organization, we work very hard to keep our registration costs at a minimum to make it as affordable as possible. To accomplish this, the LSTC Executive Board solicits support from various organizations to help off-set costs and provide financial support to our athletes where needed.