We are a not-for-profit organization with a host of volunteers including the coaches. We have a high regard for preparing the athletes of the future. We have been in existence since 1999 and we serve the surrounding communities in New Jersey: Westampton, Lumberton, Eastampton, Mt. Holly, Mt. Laurel, Hainesport, Pemberton, Willingboro, Moorestown, and Delran.
We incorporate strength and conditioning in our program which is a developmental track program. The program introduces the sport of track and field to ages 9 thru 18.
Rancocas Valley Track Club (RVTC) prides itself on presenting passion and dedication from its skilled staff towards committed children and young adults that are serious about reaching and realizing their true potential. The diverse professional team at RVTC has joined together to develop and provide a training program with a system that allows them to safely and effectively progress any person towards his or her ultimate goal in track and field. While providing a general training program that covers body warm-up, increasing flexibility, developing core strength and endurance, RVTC directs its attention to a physical regiment that is balanced yet impacting for an athletes speed, agility, quickness and coordination. As a non-profit organization we focus on performance not profit, and pass not only savings on to you but an organizational pursuit to provide an energetic, safe and supportive training environment easing parents concerns and encouraging the future college or Olympic athlete to become the best that he or she can possibly be.
We compete against other South Jersey teams which include, but not limited to, Medford, Marlton, Glassboro, Burlington Township. Our main season is from March to June. We practice at a local high school track.
In 1999, Jean Soult founded the Rancocas Valley Track Club in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. She wanted to provide an alternative sport for the children of the area and introduce them to the fundamentals of track and field. The other thing it did was to help children stay out of trouble and off the streets. She had her son running before she started the club. But the distance to get to practice and meets was daunting. So Jean took it upon herself to start a volunteer program of track with an age range of 5 to 18. She had over 200 children sign up. This was too much to handle for her and her volunteers. The following year she increased the fee and raised the age range to 9 to 18. Her first volunteer was Ed Espenshade who has since bowed out of the club due to medical concerns.
The first two years saw our athletes competing in a Philadelphia-based series of meets which included the club from Willingboro. RV Track Club travelled to Germantown, PA and Newark, DE for meets. In 2001-2002, the club joined the South Jersey Track and Field Alliance which included many local clubs.
Many volunteers helped Jean along the way including people who she coached at one time or another. The list of volunteers is as follows: Ed Espenshade, John Hooper, Brett Reburn, Keith Barr and a host of other volunteers from the area.
Westampton Township Recreation helps support RV Track Club by allowing us to participate in registrations at their events. The Rancocas Valley Regional High School Board of Education supports our efforts by allowing us the use of the high school track.
As of today, we have a host of new coach volunteers and we have built a good relationship with the Alliance and continue to have the support of the local townships.
The RV Track Club website was established in 2008 and is supported by the volunteer work of Tom Carroll.