‘DC Speed’ Youth Track Club: New Coach Ken Dudley Striving to Make Kids Believe They’re No.1

By: Breana Pitts Special to the AFRO

Ken Dudley just wanted to give his sons a competitive edge in youth football, so he signed them up for track and field with DC Speed, the premier youth track club in Washington, D.C. The club needed more coaches, and Dudley had prior coaching experience, so he volunteered to coach the 11-to-12-year-olds.

Four years later, Dudley is the new head coach of DC Speed and looking to propel the District to the forefront of youth athletics through track and field. Children from ages 6 to 18 can join DC Speed, and the year-round track club already has 120 youth athletes for the 2016 outdoor season.

“Right now, the kids aren’t learning proper form and the proper way to play these sports. That’s what we’re here for,” said Dudley. “We know eventually we have to hand these kids off to another coach, so we want to have these kids prepared to the best of their ability to be handed off and to be exceptional.”

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