About Estrella Wolves

Who Are We?

Our Mission & Values

As the newest USATF Track Club in the Southwest Valley, on behalf of the Estrella Mountain Ranch Community, we are excited to bring Track & Field and Cross Country to highlight the incredible athletic talents of our youth throughout the Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale, and Litchfield Park communities. Our guiding principles are to teach our athletes to believe in themselves, and to work hard towards achieving their dreams of wanting to be future Champions and Olympians. Overcoming adversity through challenges such as failing and achieving the number one place, the outcome is much more rewarding once the discipline and work ethic is set in. Taking responsibility for your actions, putting in the work to achieve the goals. Staying committed to the team, every relay team is as good as each other, working together as team. The success that are achieved starts at pre-conditioning, practices, and understanding the concept of Track and Field.

We believe imparting the Estrella Wolves commitment goals will help our athletes to be successful in their journey of competing in Track and Field.

History

The Estrella Wolves Track Club was founded by Head Coach, Travis Angry. Coach Travis Angry is a well-known Author, Youth Inspirational-Motivational Speaker, Youth Advocate, and Founder of the Change Youth Project. Coach Travis Angry has played basketball in high school, served in the United States Navy, and is an Iraq War Veteran.

Estrella Wolves Coaches
Estrella Wolves Track Club

The Estrella Wolves Track Club was founded in Goodyear, AZ in 2021. The USATF club was created to help inspire, develop, mentor, and train local athletes ages 5-18. We want our athletes to make every effort to achieve their goals through hard work, preparation, holding themselves to a higher standard and having respect for their team and the respect of the competitive sport of Track and Field.

Coaches

Coach Vaughn

Coach Angry

Coach Cee

USATF Cross Country Coach

Eric Vaughn
Estrella Mountain Elementary School Cross Country Coach

Head Coach/Founder

Travis Angry
USATF Level 1 Certified Coach, Raymond S. Kellis High School Head Coach

USATF Assistant Track Coach

Ciera Jackson

Alabama A&M University Alumni, All SWAC Conference Track and Field Heptathlete

Estrella Wolves Track Club

Raymond S. Kellis High School
Raymond S. Kellis High School
Director

Coach Travis Angry
623-451-4966

Practices

Monday - Thursday 5-7 pm

USATF 2022 Schedule

January 29th

Development - running only
Deer Valley High School

February 5th

Regulation Indoor Events
Mountain Pointe High School

February 19th

USATF AZ Indoor Classic
NAU - Flagstaff, AZ

March 12th

Regulation
(TBD)

March 19th

Regulation
(TBD)

April 2nd-3rd

57th Phoenix Invitational
Mesa Community College

April 23rd

Walter Wallace
University of Arizona

May 7th

Regulation
(TBD)

May 28th-29th

USATF AZ State Championships
Mesa Community College

June 4th-5th

USATF AZ Combined Events
(TBD)

June 18th-19th

USATF AZ JO State Championship
Mesa Community College

June 21st-26th

USATF Youth National Championship
Jacksonville, FL

June 29th-July 2nd

USATF & Junior Olympics Regionals
El Paso, TX

July 25th-31st

USATF & JO Nationals
Sacramento, CA

About USATF Club Track

Membership

All Athletes, coaches, and clubs must be current members of the USA Track & Field and must be in good standing with the AZ Association. Athletes must be D.O.B. verified prior to competing.

USATF Membership

All Athletes must have an active USATF Membership for 2022 in order to participate with Estrella Wolves Track Club. Youth memberships are $25 per year. Parents may register or renew their athlete's USATF Membership here.

On the initial registration page, you will be asked for USATF Registered Club Number. It is imperative that you enter (48-8189) as the club number for your athlete to be attached to Estrella Wolves Track Club. Proof of membership must be given to Estrella Wolves Track Club administrative staff no later than January 31, 2022. Athletes without proof of membership will be excused from all Club activities until a current membership is established.

Club Track Program

USATF Club program for youth athletes is a competitive introduction to Track & Field. Athletes compete in two-year age divisions starting with 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. The meets consist of all 21 events in track and field and last nearly all day (some bigger meets are 2 days). Competition age is determined by the birth YEAR not birth date. An Athlete that turns 13 on Dec 31st, 2022, will compete for all of 2022 as a 13-year-old.

The season in AZ typically starts with a developmental meet in late January that will be running events only. We typically have meets every 2-3 weeks through mid-June. In mid-February, we have one “Indoor Classic” typically held in the Walkup Skydome facility at NAU in Flagstaff. In mid-April, we have the 2 Day Phoenix Invitational with teams from surrounding states attending. We try to have one meet in Tucson each year. In early June we will have the final meet for all athletes, the Junior Olympic State Championships. Athletes who finish in the top 4 in their event/relay will qualify to compete in the next round, Junior Olympic Region 10 Championships, which consist of (AZ, NM, CO, and West TX Border).

The meet rotates hosting each year. In 2022 it will not be in AZ, but it is not clear which other state will host. The top 5 athletes in each event/relay will qualify for the Junior Olympic National Championships in late July. In 2022 this event will be in Sacramento, CA. The top athletes/relays at nationals earn All-American honors in each division/gender. For the past 4 years, Coach Angry’s daughter, Tatiyana Angry, made it to JO Region 10 Championships in her 1st year competing, in 2019, Tatiyana made it to JO National Championships in the 800m, achieving her PR best 2:25 running time, and competing in the 4x400 Relay Team with the Arizona Rising Suns.

Relays consist of 4 athletes and are often a path for teams to qualify athletes to Nationals. It is particularly important that parents communicate long in advance with coaches if they are unwilling/unable to advance to Regionals and Nationals so that the coaches can choose the best fit of athletes to fill the relay events.

Cross Country

About Wolves Cross Country

We bring great care and an open heart to all Wolves athletes. Our coaches know the proper, healthy balance needed for successful youth running. In our Wolves XC Program, we are guided by the belief that elementary and middle school youth are about development and training and competing at a high level with effort and excellence. In our Wolves, our athletes light a spark for running, which continues to burn brightly into high school and beyond. We put faith in this process: that making memories with teammates during fun and challenging workouts and races designed to strengthen mind, body, and soul, which will lead to the innate desire to continue to improve personal bests records. Our runners routinely make the varsity squads at all the high-performing high school XC and track programs in the Maricopa County.

We are shaping the youth running community in the southwest valley of Maricopa County, by staying true to the adages that patience is key, and the journey is about “progress, not perfection.”

USATF AZ Youth Cross Country

Proposed 2021 Schedule
September 4th

Bradshaw High School in Prescott

September 18th

Mountain Vista Park in Ahwatukee

September 24th

Desert Twilight XC Festival at Links Golf Course in San Tan Valley

October 9th

Paradise Honors High School in Surprise

October 23rd

Paradise Valley Park in Phoenix

November 6th

USATF AZ State Championships Cross Country at Estrella Mountain Park in Goodyear

November 20th

USATF & JO Cross Country Regionals in El Paso or Colorado

December 11th

USATF & Junior Olympics Nationals in Paris, Kentucky

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