Who We Are

Trial By Fire Youth Track & Field Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based all volunteer organization based in Nashville, TN that promotes the multi-sport of track & field while providing opportunities to develop healthier choices and active lifestyles for children and adolescence ages 18 & under. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of young people by complementing their academics with physical activity that supports health, wellness, and fitness. More importantly, we aim to create an environment that encourages and develops discipline, teamwork, healthy competitions, academic integrity, and life-long learning.

The club offers organized instruction that is suited to all levels of ability and is governed by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and a member of the USA Track & Field (USATF) organization. There are no salaried positions as our entire staff is made up of volunteers that are committed to teaching the fundamentals of track and field in a positive, supportive, and fun environment that fosters proper education, training and athletic growth.

Over the years, our programs have turned out some outstanding student-athletes that have gone on to excel not only on the track but also in the classroom and within the community. Crossing the finish line is just the beginning! Young student-athletes leave our program with greater self-confidence and increased levels of awareness, fitness, track and field skills, and athleticism.

Our Mission

The mission of Trial By Fire Youth Track & Field Club is to empower youth and adolescents with the essential tools, skills and information needed to lead productive and healthy active lifestyles through participation in youth athletics, and activities that positively impact communities.

Our Vision

It is our vision to transform lives of youth by fostering a safe, healthy, and active environment where youth are nurtured and empowered to thrive physically, socially, academically and athletically.

Our Core Values

  - We believe that wellness can be gained through healthy choices, active and balanced lifestyles
  - We believe that hard work can be fun
  - We believe in building character
  - We believe in the spirit of healthy competition
  - We believe that teamwork helps individuals grow
  - We believe that sportsmanship is a winning attribute
  - We believe in academic integrity
  - We believe what is done with your time says what you believe
  - We believe that prayer is an important part of life and everyone has the right to pray and worship
  - We believe prayer changes everything