My kids joined the Sonic Boom running club in the spring of 2018 and immediately felt part of the team. Despite the cold rainy weather the coaches made every practice fun and rewarding. By May the season kicked off with regular weekend meets. Coach Bill was always set up early and ready to start supporting each and everyone on the team. My 3 kids loved that first season so much they couldn't wait for the next to year to start. Sonic Boom is an exceptional team to be a part of for beginners to those who would like to compete nationally. The coaches truly work to encourage each child to come out and have fun while on the RUN!
Sonic Boom is non-profit, community-oriented running club nestled in the wonderful city of DuPont. Under the leadership of Bill Whitaker, Sonic Boom aims to provide a positive, engaging experience for young runners. Under the direction of dedicated volunteer coaches and parents, Sonic Boom is a running family.
Bill has built his program based on his love of the sport. Utilizing his experience as a runner and extensive knowledge as a coach, his practices are focused, age-appropriate, and fun. Workouts provide challenge for all runners, regardless of ability. Personal improvement for each child is his goal. He celebrates the success of each runner, providing positive reinforcement and encouragement. Comradery is highly valued; teammates support each other in practice and meets. Bill models sportsmanship through his interaction with the athletes, parents, and other club teams in the area.
Bill is timely with communication regarding practice, meets, and changes to the schedule. He employs multiple methods – text, email, Facebook, and phone – to connect with families. Bill answers questions with thoughtful, intelligent responses. He is well-versed in best-practices of Cross Country coaching and abides by the USATF Code of Conduct. Bill is professional in his interactions with families and other club teams.
As a fellow RRCA-certified coach with 18 years of experience, Bill and his volunteer coaches provide a quality experience for youth runners. I highly recommend Sonic Boom to families interested in a high-quality youth running program.
Sonic Boom is a great opportunity for children to get into the sport and develop at an early age. The children learn the skills, structure and work ethic required for success in sports as they progress through life. I would strongly suggest this team to any parent or child interested in competitive running. Im grateful to have the opportunity to volunteer with the team.
2020 Season (Cancelled)
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