Where Great Athletes Start
After graduating from college, Crystal continued her career as elite athlete, Crystal competed under several Atlanta based track clubs in national and international competitions. She still competes with Atlanta Track Club as a USATF Masters track and field athlete, however, prioritizes her role as mother first, to her now 6 year old son, Christian, who is also a future track star; real estate agent and a community coach.
Crystal has worked as a community coach with the Atlanta Public School District, Maynard Jackson HS and she is a consultant to high school, track club clubs and other athletic organizations. Through On Your Mark Sports LLC, she specializes in privatized sport specific and customized training in Track and Field, Basketball and Football with an emphasis on speed development, sprint mechanics, technique, agility, strength, general fitness conditioning, health and wellness programs. Crystal's clients have competed at the Olympic, World, National, NBA, NFL, IBL, FIBA levels. Affiliations & Associations include: USA Track & Field Member, Atlanta Track Club Member, Elite Sports Foundation-NBA & Int’l Basketball, Agape Chiropractic & Wellness Spa, Certified USA Track & Field Level 1 (USATF), Certified Amateur Athletic Assoc. (AAU), Certified Georgia High School Sports Association (GHSA), Certified National for Sports Safety (NCSS), Elite Speed Track Club, Nexx Level Track Club, Sprint Athletics Track Club, Georgia Favor Track Club, and Star Track Club. CONTACTS: Coach Crystal N. Braddock, On Your Mark Sports Foundation LLC, Phone: 404-396-7595, Email: email@example.com
Crystal's high school success lead her to receive many offers of full athletic scholarships from NCAA Division I colleges and universities. It also exposed her to the rigors and pitfalls of the NCAA recruiting process. The journey to accepting a full scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin, (where she graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts), was a proving ground experience she still uses today to help other student athletes make their decisions about college athletics. Throughout her career at Texas, the Women's program was plagued with the instability of coaching changes. Instead of becoming a victim of circumstances beyond her control, she used the coaching changes to her benefit and became learned in the world of college recruiting, development of training programs and the diverse coaching philosophies while under the tutelage of several NCAA and Olympic coaches at Texas. As a result, she achieved four NCAA All-American titles, 11 Southwest Conference titles in the sprints, participated on US national teams and ran on a World record winning 4x100 in the World University Games.
In her formative years, Braddock’s athletic talent was lovingly fostered and developed by the nationally acclaimed track coach, Bryan Westfield. To this very day, Coach Westfield's impact in lives of his athletes is incomparable. As a civil rights leader and advocate for women's equal opportunity in sports, Coach Westfield's influence was instrumental in Crystal's early success. As a member of his track and field dynasty, the " Ann Arbor Track Club and Ann Arbor Pioneer High School", in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she was molded from elementary school into a high school state and national champion with titles and records in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m, and 4x400m relays and earned Track and Field News, USA Today All-American and Gatorade Circle Champion national prep rankings. Crystal credits the coaching philosophy she learned from Coach Westfield as her blueprint for creating On Your Mark Sports. "I wanted a way to thank God for this gift and also honor my Coach for the sacrifices and dedication he gives to the sport."-Coach Crystal Braddock
Crystal N. Braddock is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for On Your Mark Sports Foundation, LLC. On Your Mark Sports Foundation LLC’s mission is to provide children with the tools and resources for maximum athletic performance, college preparation and to open doors to scholarship opportunities. Coach Braddock’s experience as a former NCAA student-athlete has given her the insight needed to guide young people towards their greatest potential. Crystal has a passion for children and at-risk teens in under-served communities and strives to implement programs and services in the areas of education, athletic training and wellness. She brings a wealth of knowledge and over 25+ years of career experience in athletics, law and real estate to local communities and serves as a consultant to both corporate and non-profit organizations.
Track & Field Coach in Sprints and Technical Events
Specializing in speed development, sprint mechanics, agility & strength
COACH CRYSTAL BRADDOCK