Welcome to Umoja!

We Are Youth Track & Field Team in Santa Clara, California

Umoja Track Club is a diverse group of athletes ages 7 to 18. Athletes at all levels are welcome. Umoja has competed at national level for many years.

We kick off the season in February and train through July. Most of our athletes compete in the regional championships and qualify to go to National Junior Olympics.

The practice is Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM to 11 AM. No practice is mandatory, however, it is strongly recommended to come to all sessions.

The registration opens in January. If you are interested to join, please see Registration page for details.

Our Mission

The Umoja Track Club mission is to empower young athletes to achieve their full potential on and off the track through the teaching of track and field fundamentals and skill development. We are committed to teaching young athletes the values and skills that will enable them to positively contribute to their community and that will carry them through their lifetime.

Our Values

The Umoja Track Club believes that performing at the highest level possible as a team and as an individual includes good sportsmanship and ethical athletics. We recognize our organizational responsibility to society and strive to instill the values of mutual trust, which encompasses respecting the Umoja processes and procedures, teammates, volunteers, opponents, officials, and parents.

Our History

2001 | Founded by Ron Robinson and Brunet Lux for athletes 5 to 18
2005 | Incorporated as a non-profit organization for young athletes by Umoja parents and coaches
2008 | A diverse group of athletes ages 6 to 18
2010 | A diverse group of athletes ages 7 to 18

Our Coaches

Brunet Lux | Sprint
Sherman Chan | Long Jump, Sprint
Henry Lee | Javelin, Distance
Andrea Tuua | Sprint
Ryan Oden | High Jump, Distance
Beto Lomax | Sprint
Eddie Simpson | Sprint

☆  If you are interested in coaching, please contact us.

Our Statement on Social Justice

We are writing with heavy hearts as we witness the senseless acts of violence perpetrated against Black communities. The tragic loss of lives – those of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and before that, the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Sean Reed – due to racial violence is deeply saddening and a stain against the values that we hold as a Unified Track Club.

At this important moment in our country, we reassure our mission that we are committed to teaching young athletes the values and skills that will enable them to positively contribute to the community. We firmly recognize our value that it is our responsibility to instill the value of mutual trust in all athletes and members. We unite and stand in solidarity with all people who are affected by Injustice in our country. We unite and stand against all forms of racism, bigotry, and violence.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” It is our responsibility as Americans and people to help those who are oppressed and to make sure that we can all feel safe in our communities. None of us can feel safe until all of us feel safe. We urge you to take positive steps in your communities and this country.

Coach B’s message to our athletes: There is one habit that I would like every person to work on, and that is to be a good person. One more good person in the world is one good step into the right direction.

Umoja Track Club