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Absolutely love this team! When my son stated he wanted to run, I began to look youth track clubs in the area and we found this team and my son really wanted to give this team a try. The coaches do a good job with all the athletes. I love the fact they don’t t have the win at all cost mentality . This gives all the athletes time to grow no matter what stage they are in. We’ve had nothing but good experiences since joining. Everyone is friendly and all the coaches do a good job with my son. My son has been running since November and loves it. He has grown a lot in his running. This is his first time competing for any sport. We have found our track team and track home!
I’ve the pleasure of knowing coach Steve as a very professional person with both knowledge and patience. One thing about our T&F community we are connected from past greats to our upcoming youth. This club is fostered on the ideals of both great coaches and great athletes. This sports foundation is rooted in both being disciplined and having fun, something the BLUE lighting TC is all about. Please continue to develop these fine youngsters. Kevin Young current WORLD/Olympic Record Holder 400m hurdles.
I tickle myself with excitement every time I reflect on the time we’ve made the decision to join Blue Lightning track club. What an amazing experience it has been so far. We have two kids who wake up enthusiastic about track…they literally count down the days to practice and meet days. Coach Steve has been a phenomenal leader in every aspect. His coaching style is to bring out the best in our Champions and he effectively does this through strategic practices that involves fundamentals, core workout and speed training. He however takes it a step further which in my humble opinion separates this club from the others. He sends out detailed updates tracking your child’s progress. He incorporates meal plans highlighting the various foods that our athletes should be eating to optimize their performance. Most importantly, both my kids have consistently improved their personal records at every meet which validates the superior training they’re receiving at this club.
My son had played softball since he was six, and my wife and I noticed what a little speedster he was on the field. A few months ago, by chance, we met Coach Steve walking on a high school track while training some of his team members. I asked him if he'd allow my son to run with his kids to see how he would fair, and that's when he became part of the Blue Lightening family. My son loves everything about this club. He loves the challenges, the competitiveness, and the camaraderie between him and his team mates. What my wife and I love is that we've seen the growth over these past few months in his strength, attitude, endurance, and confidence. Workouts aren't necessarily easy, but the kids seem to love them. Coach teaches the kids to focus on improving rather than winning, and because of that, my son breaks his PR every single meet. He's learned he has to beat himself every time which he's done consistently. This has been a great learning experience for us and our son. I know my son is on the right path to reaching his full potential, and has the right Coach and team to do it! Champions on 3...1,2,3...CHAMPIONS!
My daughter joined the team last year. She is a bit of an introvert, but Coach Steve does a great job of encouraging her to give her best. She continues to improve, both on the field and off! The champion's and parents on the team are also very supportive and that is hard to find!
Being a part of the blue lighting track club family, has been a refreshing experience. Not to often now a day are we afforded the opportunity as parents to find coaches, programs etc. Who have well rounded view points with children and athletics. Along with respectable high standards. Coach Steve has been stellar in every arena in regards to knowledge, integrity and vision in reference to the kids that he coaches. The great thing about his objective in coaching is that he allows the athlete to learn self motivation, self-disciplined and self-detemination by allowing them to set and establish their personal goals and then he gives them tools and techniques while stretching and challenging their mental capacity to embrace the barrier that stands between them and the athletes desired accomplishments. Coach Steve teaches and reinforces life skills that each athlete will need for not just on a competitive track but to succeed in life. Blue lightning embraces the Village mentality in doing what's best for the team and each kid collectively and individually. My daughter joined Blue Lightning Track Club less than a year ago. She came at the tail end of the season. She ran her first race and didn't do as well as she or we as parents would have liked but by her embracing the process and the formula that Coach Steve put in place, she is now running Top 5 times in meets she has participated in. So, whoever feels that the program is a scam is obvious not familiar with process, with the blue lighting track club and or Coach Steve because he gets results but not at the expense of his integrity or the quality of this amazing track club. CHAMPIONS on 3 1-2-3.
Will be one year my daughter joined. She also runs track at her school. She is doing extremely well and a much better athlete.The difference? Coach Steve and her commitment.
Coach Steve is a great coach and also a good mentor to the kids on his team. My son has progressed so much since we moved here and joined this team.
The Head Coach Steve Strothers whom I have known and followed for 40 years is a methodical and a no nonsense coach who also uses periodization to assure success of his athletes- he does this with compassion and respect of each of his athletes. He understands no athletes are alike - thus producing top young athletes who will never burn out as they continue their careers on or off the track- Coach Strothers’s integrity and principles are two attributes that are hard to find- Exceptional Coach!!!
Blue Lightning Track Club under the direction of Coach Steve promotes everything this sport has to offer...and as a result, he produces True CHAMPIONS! It didn't take long for me to decide that this was the track club for my son. Our first encounter with Coach Steve led me to believe he cared about his athletes as a whole first. He refers to all of them as CHAMPIONS! He provides whole group and individualized training, talks, walks, and eats his regimen for healthy athletes, and leads his track club with respect, organization, and consistency. In addition, he provides lifelong memories through photos and videos. I personally, have witnessed the growth, progress, and improvements mentally and physically in my son over the last few months. He works and trains hard and has lots of fun doing it. The training, encouragement, and inspiration my child received under the leadership of this track club and Coach Steve will continue to influence him to strive to reach his full potential and become the best athlete he can be!
Diamond in the ruff!! My son had been running track for two years, and wasn’t showing growth. He wasn’t getting faster or stronger. I was referred to different clubs that were not to my standards, so, I googled “Track clubs in Conyers, GA” and am thankful that I did. I called the number provided for Blue Lightning Track Club, and , Coach Steve (Founder and Head Coach) returned my call. Coach Steve calling me back was the first bonus, because it let me know that he, though the founder, was accessible. He was very informative, and asked me to bring my son out to a practice to see how the club operated. Not only was Coach Steve very friendly, warm, and welcoming, so were the parents and team members. My son felt apart and we hadn’t even signed up yet! This is our first season with Blue Lightning, and my son has shown more progress in less than two months, than he had in two years. The Blue Lightning Track Clubs holds true to their mission of helping athletes become stronger, faster, and overall true Champions. If you are looking for a club, look no further. Champions on 3!!!
The Blue Lightning Track Club is the ‘epitome’ of youth excellence. They strive to develop and nurture our youth in the sport of track and field and Life successes! Having been active with Youth Track and Field for almost 20 years I have had the ability to observe, contribute and manage many of the events involving our youth.
Blue Lightning has grace and the right people upholding their mission. The Head Coach is dedicated and worthy of recognition for building a program that aspires to ‘make each kid a success.’ Winning at any cost is not their Mantra! A well coordinated program with true diversity is what the Head Coach is about.
I know Coach Strother from the Track and Field side as well as professionally and through mutual friends. His tenacious drive keeps this program in the forefront of Georgia Youth Track Clubs. Coach is the example that you want our children to follow. His digital/technical expertise only heightens his programs mission.
There are over 100 Georgia Youth Track Clubs. Blue Lightning stands out and we are all better people for having the opportunity to interact and share in their success. Keep up the good work…these are not only stellar youth athletes, they are our great future! Best of Luck Blue Lightning!!! God Bless.
My daughter really enjoyed running for Coach Steve. He motivated the kids to do their absolute best by not only being encouraging but also explaining the “why” behind his instructions and giving them the information they needed to succeed. He also encouraged them to excel in all areas of life – not just track – along with encouraging independent thought and motivation. I would run for him if he started coaching adults too!!!
Steve is an A-1 Coach. He’s great, his coaching is on point and his team is one of the up and coming teams in the state. I would definitely recommend.
I am a student who recently joined the track and field world my junior year in high school for high jump. The summer after my senior year I decided I was going to run. I decided to join the Blue Lightning Track Club because the head coach was not only friendly, it was obvious he had the knowledge and facilities to get me better. The coach was understanding when I didn’t completely get something the first time. Whenever I wanted to do extra, he made sure to meet me at the track with the equipment to help me get better. Thanks to him, I was able to compete in numerous summer meets I was not able to do before. I made it to the AAU National Junior Olympics and became an All-American all in one season with his program. I now compete at the collegiate level at Tuskegee University and I am one the fastest on the team. Even to this day we keep in touch. He helps me come up with workouts that I do on my own and I train with him over breaks. I highly recommend this program as it will make you not only a better athlete but a better person as well
I have known Coach Strother for many years. You cannot meet a more professional and down to earth person. For him track and field is not a stream of revenue. It is a passion. His club began with only one or two members and I am proud to see it grow over the years. He seeks to maximize his athlete’s potential and sets individual goals for each athlete, regardless of ability. We both have children who have been competing against each other since they were seven. He encourages and advises any athlete, no matter the club they belong to. He even provided photo evidence of a result that allowed my own child to advance to the Junior Olympics. Coach Strother is a real credit to the track and field community, and if you were to meet anyone of his children, you would understand what makes him a great coach.
Parents this is an excellent track organization period. Coach Steve and his team operate with integrity and transparency in all facets of the team. Your athlete will not only improve but will learn what it takes to be a true champion. They will develop physical and mental skills; understanding that persistence pays great dividends. I have watched many practices & competitions, it’s clear that Blue Lightning is a team to be reckoned with. Parents don’t sleep on Blue Lightning!
Blue Lightning Track Club in Conyers has been a true blessing for both of my two teenage sons. My boys just started running track less than a year ago (for my oldest son) and my baby boy just started running only a few months ago. The boys have already broken their personal records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m collectively 🙂 They have been committed, dedicated and have proven to themselves that hard work and a great experienced Coach equals both personal and team success in track and field. My boys and I have participated in a few sports and I’ve meet a lot of coaches and have seen their coaching styles and was not impressed. I can say with confidence that I have been impressed and very pleased with Coach Strothers’ positive nurturing coaching style. We are proud to be apart of the Blue Lightning Track Club Family.
After years of trying to get my daughter to try out for track she finally decided to go ahead and give it a shot last year. Coach Steve saw something in her and from her first practice to now he has pushed and motivated her in a positive and uplifting way. I have seen her grow and develop under his leadership, not only that, she loves track now! Blue Lightning is more than a track team it’s a family and coach Steve has done an excellent job of fostering this environment. Thanks to coach Steve my daughter has improved in each meet and loves doing it!
Both of my sons joined the Blue Lighting Track Club last year. Coach Steve possesses every quality you’d want in a coach. He’s motivational, passionate, disciplined and he has a hunger for every child or as we say champion to do better. His training not only builds strong conditioned athletes but it builds confidence in the children to reach new goals. You won’t find a more committed and caring coach. I highly recommend the Blue Lightning Track Club.
The Blue Lightening Track Club is one of the most highly regarded teams in the nation. Coach Steve runs an excellent program shaping each member to be a “CHAMPION” on and off the track! I have had the privilege of taking my kids to a few practices for personal training and each experience has been wonderful. Mr. Strother is extremely professional and knowledgeable. My kids times and performances improved tremendously after a few visits. I appreciate as a parent the confidence, courage, and skills he instills in each athlete both male and female. I want to personally thank Coach Steve for all of his hard work with my children, his team, and the community. His positive reputation around the track community will last for years to come. I highly recommend Coach Steve Strother and the Blue Lightening Track Club to anyone interested in training living in Rockdale County.
Steve Strother, Head Coach & founder of the Blue Lightning Track Club invites athletes with track & field potential to a FREE Test-Drive Tryout evaluation with the Coaching Staff.
40 AAU All-Americans, 104 National Junior Olympians, 54 Regional Champions!
The Blue Lightning Coaching Staff, under the Champion’s program, produced 40 AAU All-Americans, 104 National Junior Olympians, and 54 Regional Junior Olympic qualifiers. 78% of our 2023 Summer roster qualified for the National Junior Olympic Games.
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About Blue Lightning
The Blue Lightning Track Club was founded in 2013 by Head Coach Steve Strother, 4-time NCAA All-American, All-SEC Sprinter and Champion, New Rochelle, N.Y. Sports Hall of Famer, and Vertimax Certified speed trainer. Coach Strother was coached by 2-time U.S. Olympic Team Head Coach, Mel Rosen at Auburn University.
The Blue Lightning Track Club is a coed youth track club serving ages 6-18 in Henry County, Rockdale, Newton, and surrounding counties. We compete under AAU and USATF youth associations, for the Winter, Spring, and Summer track seasons – including the National Junior Olympic Series.
We do not believe in a Win-At-All-Cost coaching philosophy and put an athlete’s well-being and personal development first.
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Blue Lightning College Bound
Cellenia Rollerson – Austin Peay Univ (D1) – Hurdles, Jav
Giah Thomas – Tennessee State Univ (D1) – 200-400
Joshua Rollerson – Life University (NAIA) – 400-800
Morgan Collins – Georgia Tech (D1) – 800-1500
Sundiata Washington – Tuskegee University (D2) – HJ-400
Tyler Dixon – Indiana Tech (NAIA) – 100-200