Welcome to the Pennsylvania United Athletic Club a PA 501(c)3 organization. If you are looking to have fun Running - Jumping and Throwing, you’ve come to the right place. PA United's programs are divided into 3 training categories: Track & Field - Cross Country and Road Racing. Our programs are designed to INTRODUCE, TEACH, and DEVELOP your love for Athletics. Our mission is straightforward - Fun With Run - Jump & Throw Helps Every Athlete Grow!
The PA United Club has the following goals:
To provide athletes with the opportunity to learn in an environment where the focus is on skill development and competition preparation.
To help athletes understand their potential in order to improve.
To offer athletes access to an environment of learning that promotes growth and success.
PA United offers 2 club levels (Developmental and Elite Travel) and 4 age divisions (Tots - Youth - Teens - Open/Masters). Our Club system will provide athletes with an opportunity to focus on technical development in a professional training environment.
Tots: 8 - Under
Youth: 9 - 12
Teen: 13 - 18
Adult: 19 - Up
Adult 19 - Up
Teen 13 - 18
What Does It Take?
A True Dedication to your craft! A desire to be your Best! An understanding that all components of training: Strength - Skill - Diet - Training, and Recovery work together to achieve your goals.
Athletes will focus on their training plan around PA United's 5 Training Disciplines.
1. Functional Event Specific Technique (Event Adaptation through select Exercises and Activities)
2. Coordination (Relative to Event Skills Multi-Joint Movement, Decreasing wasted movement)
3. Work Capacity (Endure High Energy Output Over Time)
4. Strength (Ability to Produce Force)
5. Speed (Movement of MASS Over Time and Distance)
Become The Athlete You Always Wanted To Be!
Experience PA United
PA United Training Philosophy is comprised of three levels of instruction:
Level 1. Foundational of Athletics
Level 2. Event Specific Development
Level 3. Event - Competition Mastery
Programs are designed to coincide with the athletes season, allowing the athlete the optimal conditions to peak for their upcoming competitive season.
The development of each athlete's skills are enhanced during each program, clinic, camp and 1-on-1 coaching provided by PA United.
Foundations of Athletics
There are six major event areas that comprise athletics: Sprints, Jumps, Throws, Race Walk and Combined Events all of which require the fundamental development of the five Bio-motor abilities: Coordination, Flexibility, Strength, Speed, and Endurance.
At PA United we believe that there is a sixth skill that also needs to be developed by an athlete, Self-Confidence. Self-Confidence is a major component of success that is only developed when an athlete has full trust and belief in their athletic ability.
There are two parts of the Event Development process. First, the athlete selects which major event areas they would like to get specific training under (Distance, Sprints, Jumps, Throws, Race Walk and Combined Events). Second, the athlete chooses which events they would like to focus on under the chosen event area.
After mastering the fundamental skills that are the Foundations of their events, the athletes training becomes specific to their particular events. The five bio-motor abilities are adapted to be trained specifically to improve their specific event modality.
Mastery is obtained through the focus of Advanced Event Skills Acquisition, Intense Neuromuscular Adaptation through Intense Training and Consistency of High-Level Performance in their particular events.
To clarify, obtaining Event Mastery is not predicated on the fact that an athlete is a District, State or National Champion. Event Mastery is based upon an athlete's ability to perform tasks that are directly linked to the demands of a particular event.
For example, a high school male who runs 10.7 in the 100 Meter Dash is looked at as being a great sprinter. But if that same athlete has major flaws in his running mechanics, then they will remain a 10.7 sec sprinter.