Welcome to The Heat!
Registration for The Heat 2016 Spring Track Season is now CLOSED for new registrations!
The Heat registration will remain open until February 1st for Returning athletes.
Our practice days are:
Mon, Tues, and Thurs 6:30-8:00pm
at Kell High School
**Please visit our registration tab to complete registration forms prior to onsite registration
The Heat..."Today's Champions...Tomorrow's Legends"
Thank you for visiting our website - Home of the 2007-2014 Cobb County Champions, 2008-2014 AAU District Champions, winners of the 2009 - 2014 AAU National Qualifiers, fifteen (30+) National Champions (50+ medals), over 65 National finalists (over 260 total medals), and hundreds of track and field, cross country, and road race competition championships, medalists and ribbon achievements! We hope that the information on this website provides you with some insight as to how our Club operates and the involvement of the athlete, parents and coaching Staff in working together to help all of our athletes be successful.
The Mission of The Heat is to motivate the athlete to aspire to achieve leadership, discipline and integrity through the sport of track and field and cross country running. The Heat is a community-based program that operates under the guidelines of the Cobb County Youth Track League (CCYTL), Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA), United States Association of Track and Field (USATF), Amateur Athletics Union (AAU), and the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). There are two track seasons. For those participating in the entire track season, it lasts for 6 months (approximately 3 months during the Spring and 3 months during the Summer). During these 6 months; we assist boys and girls, ages 6 -18, with training in track and field events and participation in developmental meets, as well as competitive local, regional and national meets such as the USATF and the AAU National Junior Olympics. From September through February, several of our athletes also participate in cross country and road races.
"The Heat is one of the few remaining local clubs that still train developmental as well as elite athletes", Club President, Blane Williams declares, "We do not recruit, we work with any and all athletes between the ages of six and 18 who register with our club and come to practice on our home track and campus at Kell High School ready to work and to commit to doing their best. If they have the desire and ability to be national champions, we have the vehicle to take them as far as they are able to go. Several athletes are looking forward to 2012 Olympics in London, and we will do our best to get them there."
The Heat is a self-governing, self-supporting Organization certified in the state of Georgia as a non-profit Corporation. The club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are tax deductible. Sponsorship and in kind donations are welcome. We hope you take the time to not only peruse the information, but also to make an investment in our youth athletes.
This organization is open to girls and boys 6 years of age and over. The program is designed to meet the needs of all participants regardless of their performance level. The individual who makes the attempt is as much a part of the group as he or she who attains the highest level of achievement. The 2016 season will begin The Heat's 14th year of operation. The club is comprised of 100% volunteer staff of parents who promote and support youth track. The club operates completely under The Heat Track Club By-Laws. Copies are available upon request only.
During the spring season (January-May), our athletes compete (depending on the availability at individual races (developmental, indoor, qualifying competitions and age limits and restrictions) in the following dashes/runs: 50m, 55m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800, 1600m, and 3000m runs, well as the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. During the spring we also compete in the following field events: long jump, softball throw, high jump, and high jump. During the months of September through February, several of our athletes also participate in road and cross country (2K, 3K, 4K and 5K) races.
During the summer, with the same disclaimer relative to availability and restrictions, our athletes compete in all the events listed above, with the exception of the softball throw and the 1600m run). They also compete in sprint relays, 4x800m relays and the 300m dash, Our athletes also have the opportunity to contest the 80m, 100m, 110m, 200m and 400m Hurdles; the 1500m Race Walk and 3000m Race Walk; Additional field events in which our athletes compete include the Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Discus Throw, and Javelin Throw. For those who want an event more intense and rigorous track and field experience, our athletes also contest the following Multi-events: Triathlon, Pentathlon, Heptathlon or Decathlon. We have not yet had an athlete to take on the challenge of the 5000m, Hammer throw, or Steeplechase; however we have only completed our eleventh year of existence and the 2016 season is right around the corner!
Tony Dwyer - Founder & Volunteer
Tony Dwyer, along with Maury Embry founded The Heat Track Club in 2003. In 2006 he completed his USATF Level I Coaches Certification.
Coach Tony served as a coach for the team from its inception in 2003 until 2007. Although he does not actively coach the team, he continues to provide his service to the Club and to the youth of the Club in a variety of ways.
Maury Embry - Co-Founder & Volunteer
Maury Embry, along with Tony Dwyer, founded The Heat Track Club in 2003. In 2006 he completed his USATF Level I Coaches Certification.
Coach Maury actively served The Heat Track Club as a coach from its inception in 2003 until 2007. Although Coach Maury no longer actively coaches the team, he continues to provide this service to the youth of the club in other supportive roles.
Coach Maury has many years of coaching to his credit. He has coached athletes in the following sports:
- Track & Field
He has been an East Cobb Coach since its inception in 2003 and continues to provide this service to the youth of the Club. In 2006 he completed his USATF Level I Coaches Certification.