East Cobb Cheetahs Track Club's (ECCTC) Vision for each athlete is to help them "Reach Inside Self for Excellence."
ECCTC's Mission is to provide a community-oriented outreach program in which young student athletes can be trained and mentored to reach their full potential and perform at optimum levels -- both on the track & field and beyond. Mission accomplishment shall be achieved by incorporating the following three key components:
Quality training in the area of youth Track and Field -- regardless of age or athletic ability.
Developing our students to strive toward higher education and ultimate success in life through the use of athletics.
Ensuring that our club operates with integrity, conscience, and cost efficiency -- making it both rewarding and affordable for all.
East Cobb Cheetahs Track Club, ECCTC, is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that provides the community with a complete Track & Field Youth Program. ECCTC offers participants from first grade to high school positive learning and team experiences along with the opportunity to create life long memories.
ECCTC provides valuable team and social experiences for the increasing population of public, private, and home-schooled youth. ECCTC offers young athletes the opportunity to participate in a variety of track & field events throughout the sport. Beginning in the first grade, these experiences provide a source of recreation and simultaneously improve athletic skills, health and fitness, as they offer experience in teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, cooperation, and leadership. Increased self-confidence is just one of the many intangible benefits this program offers.
Since our inception, January 2010, ECCTC continues to be one of the premier youth Track & Field teams in Cobb County. We seek to make the experiences affordable and available for all interested participants. This is done is done through a series of successful fundraising activities, and charitable donations. ECCTC currently has 26 young athletes throughout Cobb County, with additional youth participating on an out-of-district basis.
According to Stop Childhood Obesity, childhood obesity statistics in the United States have caught the attention of every aspect of our nation recently. Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese. Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but most difficult to treat. Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year. The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise. We at East Cobb Cheetahs look to do our part by engaging kids in a physical fitness program that will produce healthier living.