"What truly distinguishes their histories is not their extraordinary talent but their extraordinary opportunities."
- Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers
Success is not a random act. It requires access + opportunity.
Cost is the #1 obstacle separating talented athletes from extraordinary opportunities.
As a team, we can Move the Runner and overcome this challenge.
Your donations provide an opportunity for a fair playing field for all.
We provide grants for extraordinary opportunities.
Our mission is to reduce barriers for children from lower-income families to gain access and equity in competitive youth sports and higher education.
Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces related to youth sports and student-athlete pipelines, Move the Runner is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our programs.
While our efforts are driven by our organization’s specific focus, we are excited about collaborative opportunities to best serve each Runner.
Learn more about our initiatives and help us M O V E T H E R U N N E R.
College coaching (also known as college consulting or counseling) is simply college planning guidance to help students achieve acceptance into the college of their choice.
Our program is not intended to replace the important relationship a Runner has with their school counselor and parent or guardian. However, we recognize how overextended school counselors are, how little training they sometimes receive in college counseling, and how great the expense for an independent college admissions consultant.
Our goal for each Runner is to help him or her find schools where they can thrive academically, socially, emotionally, and, hopefully, athletically. The college search and application process can be both time-consuming and overwhelming unless you have a plan and resources. It is our intent to reduce the anxiety involved in this process by providing support in any way possible.
Therefore, we provide on-demand(ish) college coaching via chat, video conference, text, phone, or email.
⚾️ Athletic Development 🥎
Not even the most talented athletes can perform at an elite level without considerable training and practice. For youth athletes to increase their performance, it is critical that they receive high-quality instruction. Families often pursue private lessons or premier coaching in Select Baseball or Softball participation to meet the demands. However, these can be expensive options, and thus, not accessible for many families.
Select Baseball and Softball used to be a niche experience. However, it is now almost a necessity for talented players to develop their skills against the best competition available.
Involvement in Select baseball or softball is between $500 and $2,500 per year at MINIMUM. Typically, the more focused the program is on developing its players for college, the more expensive the program is going to be.
Move the Runner exists to reduce barriers and offer financial support for participation in this level of training and competition.
Empower Runners to
...have FAITH in your God-given talent and God’s good plan for your life.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.