C. A. Track Club (C.A.T.C.) is a non-profit youth track and field team based in Oakland, California that serves the Bay Area's youth in competitve and recreational sports. The club is a member of the USA Track and Field Pacific Association (USATF-PA), as well as the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), and participates in meets locally, state-wide, and nationally..
C.A.T.C. consists of about 50 student-athletes that range in ages of 4 - 18. C.A.T.C.s goals are to encourage and help our youth to develop physically through team practices and meets, emotionally through growth and positive self-image, and socially through the development of friendships and interaction with positive adult role models.
The budgetary funds for C.A.T.C. are based solely on membership dues, fundraising, and donations.
The C.A.T.C. Student-Athlete
At CATC, we believe that everyone on our team is a student-athllete, We emphasize that the student component is the most important aspect. As a student, we require all of our student athletes to maintain a 2.5 grade point average (GPA). When their GPA falls below the requirement, they are referred to Academics for Success (www.afstutoring.com) for additional services. Following this procedure for the past 10 years, has resulted in all of our student-athletes meeting the A-G requirements for college entrance and receiving acceptance into 4-year colleges.
Moreover, members of C.A.T.C, are provided plenty of academic benefits by participating with the track club. These advantages include:
- Reduced tutoring rates
- Free school advising
- Free college planning
- Test taking strategies
- SAT/ACT Prep
- Student-athlete advocate
- College tours