The Sonics Youth Track Club is an AAU-affiliated track and field organization serving youth between the ages of 6 and 18 throughout the Houston, TX area. The mission of the program is to develop young athletes’ physical and mental abilities while also fostering self-esteem and pride. The Sonics Youth Track program provides opportunities for youth to define and reach tangible goals, instills respect for authority, and develops values that translate into responsible citizens for our community. Although instilling the desire to win is a central program objective, the organization more importantly strives to teach teamwork and good sportsmanship within a closely supervised athletic program. Through a dedicated team of parents and volunteers, the organization takes a vested interest in each child’s growth and maturity. The ultimate goal is to have each child mature into a strong confident individual who has internalized the value that the “will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.” Our focus is, therefore, the development of the entire child, not merely his/her athletic abilities.