Girls' Track & Field

A member of the ASB girls' track team competes in the long jump event
  • The Alabama School for the Blind (ASB), one of the world’s premier schools for the visually impaired is proud of our Athletic Program.

    Since the establishment of Track and Field in 1961, ASB has offered many female athletes the opportunity to compete in the sighted world and among fellow visually impaired athletes at our annual South Central Association of Schools for the Blind (SCASB). What I have seen as the current girls’ track and field coach is growth in the program. 

    Track and Field has created a climate of opportunity for the visually impaired.  Track and Field as well as other sports, has taught students how to work hard, make a commitment, responsibility, discipline and most important, how to handle success and failure.

    As a teacher first, I expect the athlete to work hard and to commit to being a member of the Track and Field Team.  Once they are committed, it is not about them, it is about our team. I want the athletes to work hard daily, push themselves and to achieve running goals they thought they would never reach. As the coach, I will prepare them daily to reach their highest potential as a track athlete. 

     I have always believed, “If you work hard, believe in yourself, and never give up, you can accomplish anything you want.”

     It is a pleasure to coach Track and Field, and I am always looking for opportunities for the Track and Field Team to compete with sighted peers or visually impaired peers.

     Valerie Burrage, Girls Head Track and Field Coach