ABOUT US

 

PURE ATHLETICS NATIONAL TRACK CLUB (NTC) offers Track & Field and Cross Country training and competitive opportunities for both adult and youth athletes, ages 7-18, with the mission to empower athletes to reach their full potential by developing self-confidence, leadership skills, sportsmanship, self-discipline, teamwork, and integrity through athletics. The program will promote athletic development by teaching fundamental skills in speed development, biomechanics, field events, and distance running.

PURE Athletics NTC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in the State of Florida. The staff is comprised of USATF certified coaches, assistants, and parents, all with the mutual goal to provide a safe and positive atmosphere for athletic training for youth athletes.

Training takes place at the National Training Center Track & Field Complex. All levels are welcome, from beginners to competitive athletes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR, CRISTY SNELLGROVES

is a dedicated leader with vast experience coaching athletes of all ages and levels, including youth, high school, collegiate, elite, and world-class athletes. Coach Snellgroves holds the highest level coaching certifications, USA Track & Field Level 3 and International Association of Athletics Federations Level V Elite Endurance and Sprints & Hurdles Coach. This is the most distinguished achievement awarded through both organizations and recognizes a coach throughout the world as an influential leader, commanding the knowledge to coach at the highest international levels of the track & field profession. Coach Snellgroves accomplishments include:

  • Asst. Sprints Coach Pure Athletics Elite

  • Head Distance Coach Pure Athletics Elite

  • Head Cross Country and Track Coach: Lake Sumter State College

  • Director Pure Athletics NTC Track Club

  • 2020 Head Manager: World Junior Track & Field Championships-Kenya

  • 2019 US Distance Coach: The Match - Europe vs. USA-Belarus

  • 2017 US Women's Distance Coach: Pan Am Junior Championships-Peru

  • IAAF Level V Elite Endurance and Sprints & Hurdles Coach

  • USATF Level III Endurance Coach and Sprints & Hurdles Coach

  • USTFCCA Injury Management for Track & Field

  • USTFCCA Sports Science for the Endurance Events

  • USTFCCA Strength & Conditioning

  • USATF Certified Official

  • President US Women's Track Coaches Association

  • Executive Board US Women's Commission

  • 2010 & 2012 USATF 50 Mile National Championship Medalist

  • 2012 Comrades Marathon 89K Bronze Medalist

  • Completed over 135 marathons & ultra marathons, including marathons in all 50 U.S. States

HEAD COACH, KAREN LA ROSA

 has vast experience coaching athletes of all ages, including youth, high school, collegiate and adult athletes. Coach La Rosa's involvement in the PURE Athletics program spans almost a decade. Karen's broad vision and focused coaching philosophy embodies her as an exemplary leadership model. She holds an USATF coaching certification and has coached medalists in the Junior Olympics, Middle & High School State Championships, and Collegiate Nationals.

Coach La Rosa's accomplishments include:

  • Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach: Lake Sumter State College

  • Head Coach Pure Athletics NTC Track Club

  • USATF Certified Level 1 Coach

  • USATF Principles of Endurance Certification

  • Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach

  • SafeSport Certified

  • MBA Candidate

  • Founder & President Brave House Designs

  • Co-Founder Shine Symposiums

Contact Us

 PURE Athletics National Track Club

1935 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, Florida 34711

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