Club History & About Us
WHO WE ARE
Well known Carifta stand-out and former national team member, David S. Charlton, started with a vision and one budding athlete, Douglas Lynes-Bell. After years of dedication, he has developed a team now comprising over 40 student athletes. Star Trackersis a non-profit youth development organization, officially “born” in 2001 and holds membership in The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA), the governing body for track and field in the Bahamas.
The Club is a specialty club with specialized training for sprints, middle distance and hurdles. During 2002 the club moved to a new level of organization by way of a constitution and executive body to help with its continued development and operation. In 2010 the Club instituted a Kids Athletics Programme for athletes ages 5-10 years headed by Coach Luther Rolle. In anticipation of our collegiate athletes return home upon completion of university, Coach Charlton started our seniors programme, Star Elite Athletics in 2011. Antillio Bastian was one of Star Elite's first transfer member.
Coach Charlton is ably assisted by Coach Rudolph Ferguson (IAAF Level IV Certified) and Coach Luther Rolle (IAAF Level I Certified). All coaches are committed to youth development and have a passion for the sport. They volunteer over two (2) hours daily (Monday-Friday) to training of the athletes and ALL day on Saturdays when there is competition both locally and internationally. They also serve as mentors, counselors and positive role models for our athletes, the nation's future, helping to build bodies, minds and character.
WHY WE EXIST
Foster, encourage and promote track & field in the Bahamas, Regionally and on an International level.
Give opportunity for young student athletes to develop their athletic potential and character through practice of proper work ethics.
Position athletes both academically and athletically so as to be recipients of a athletic or academic scholarships
Promote social, family and community involvement with regard to the sport of track & field.
All coaches and members of the executive team volunteer their time and are unpaid. No monies are spent on salaries.
All athletes' academic performance will be monitored directly by the coaches. Athletes whose GPA falls below a 2.50 will be withdrawn from track practice and place on study hall with tutors.
All athletes will be encouraged to obtain a minimum of 1300 SAT score, 5 BGCSE passes and a minimum of a 2.50 GPA. General and SAT tutoring will be made available via our affiliation with the BAAA and club parent volunteers.
All sponsors may request a copy of our annual accounts at any time for review.