Olympic Distance Coach 1988-2008, National & International Coaching Educator, USATF, USOC, IOC, IAAF
I have had the opportunity to know Coach Snellgroves for a period of several years. During that time I watched her work in her pursuit of the highest coaching accreditation available by both USATF and IAAF. I have watched her apply coaching principles to all level of athletes with resounding success. Her professionalism allows her to work with athletes and coaches at all levels.
What are the qualities you look for in a great athlete? How about hard working, dedicated and passionate about their sport to name a few?
Every athlete, whether running for fun or for competition, needs someone to inspire them to do their best. It might be their mom, a friend, a teammate or a coach. For the kids in the Youth Pure Athletics Track Club, Cristy Snellgroves is their champion! Cristy is able to take a group of kids of all ages and teach them about good sportsmanship, teamwork and personal goal setting. She coaches them on running form and technique while building endurance. Most importantly, she encourages them all to do their best and have fun!
Not every kid has dreams to run in the Olympics someday, but maybe they have a desire to run a little faster, run a little bit longer or just get some exercise and create healthy habits. Cristy is a great role model for these kids! She has an amazing skill set, is an expert in her field and best of all, she is a genuinely nice and caring person! Oh, and she is also hard working, dedicated and passionate about track and field!
We met Coach Cristy two years ago, when our daughter was in 12th grade at MDB. Cristy was an absolute gift from God to our daughter. Under Cristy’s coaching, Kiley was able to break the school record in all of her events and compete at a much higher level than anticipated. She also medaled in both of her events in the Florida High School State Championship. Kiley received a track and field scholarship to Lee University and was a part of the 4x1 relay time that has broken the school record there as well. Cristy knows how to really motivate athletes and push them to the limit to be the absolute best they can be and she does it with kindness and true love for her athletes.
We can’t thank Cristy enough for the time and effort she has put into helping Kiley achieve her goals. She is the best at what she does!
Stephen & Michelle Brock
Coach Cristy has been a wonderful trainer and mentor for our son and his team. In addition to giving her expertise in the sport during practices and meets, she has been instrumental in developing the character and confidence of her athletes. She encourages them to push themselves and meet their goals, but she is always interested in them as people. You can tell that Coach cares about her athletes and, as a parent, I can fully place my trust in her for my son's physical and emotional safety. She has been a true blessing to our family!