a few words about us
The Quarter Horses Track Club was founded in 2008. The goal of the Quarter Horses Track Club is to establish an avenue in which young athletes can learn the fundamentals of running and Track and Field competition. The head coach Michael Montgomery has coached on various track clubs around the Atlanta area and his goal is to take the best of what he has learned while being associated with those track clubs and integrate those aspects into the Quarter Horses Track Club program. Some of what he has learn is that being big isn’t always being better and thus the Quarter Horses Track club will never carry more than 30 athletes on the current roster. He has also learned it is a lot easier to convert a sprinter into a distance runner than it is to convert a distance runner into a sprinter. You have never heard a person say “I was just too fast to run the 800” but you have heard an athlete say "I used to be a sprinter but I ran too much distance and that made me slower". With that thinking Coach Mike believes (for 12 and under athletes) everyone is a sprinter until proven different. Although we have athletes who run the 800 and 1500 our based training is based off long sprint work specifically the 400m dash. The Quarter Horses have adpoted the Clyde Hart school of thought that speed is synonymous with strength so if you want to get an athlete faster get them stronger and reinforce the running fundamentals.
As within the name, the Quarter Horses Track Club uses the 400m dash as its base training model. The belief is that it takes equal development of the five main energy systems in order to be a successful 400m runner. Meaning that our program takes a holistic approach to development by focusing on the Speed energy ,Power, Speed Endurance Endurance and Strength Endurance energy systems. By developing these energy systems you are not only developing a good runner, you are developing a good athlete.
This development approach has allowed our program to be extremely successful over the six years of existence by netting over 80% athletes qualified for the Junior Olympics without the use of relays. Athletes have qualified in various events ranging from the 100m dash to the 1500m run.
The Quarter Horses is a team driven off technology and we use technology for training, communication, accounting and just about everything