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Welcome to Ratcliff  Thomas Foundation’s Elite Sports Club











Developing work ethic, discipline and positive habits through athletics, which significantly increases the opportunity to successful in sports, as well as in life. The participating youth in RTF Elite will receive mentoring and training on & off the field, as well the resources, structure support necessary to achieve their goals. Once you become a member with RTF, the tracking process begins. RTF will assist you from K-12, college, through highest level education and through life.






RTFWhat is AAU? Elite Basketball 9U and 10U teams, are a youth travel league competing on the AAU circuit (sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U. S., Inc.). Playing basketball on the highest level in each age division. RTF Elite will showcase our athlete’s talents on the court and provide the support needed off the court to move on to the next level. Competing against the best local and national competition, spotlighting our kids for future success as they move towards high school, college and beyond.







Coach Lance Martin 

Lance Martin, Coach
Current Team
RTF Elite Fairfax 9U








Coach Rick Martin

Rick Martin, Woodbridge 9U Coach
Current Team
RTF Elite Woodbridge 9U








Coach David Ragland

David Ragland, Basketball Coach
Current Team
RTF Elite Woodbridge 10U









Coach TBA 

TBA, Coach
Current Team
RTF Elite All-Stars








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Coach Billy Poe 

Current Team







RTF Boxing

Coach Tony Suggs – Former Pro and Golden Gloves Boxer

Tony Suggs, Boxing Coach
Current Team






RTF Adult Coed-Flag Football

Coach Mark Giles

Mark Giles, Coach
Current Team
Elite Ballers









RTF Youth Flag Football

Coach TBA

TBA, Coach
Current Team
7 on 7 Football (Junior)









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A true child development program, RTF helps kids become confident, well balanced, and happy with their performance. We want kids to love life. Sports just happens to be part of it. All future sports participants must first become apply for RTF Elite membership prior to registration at the fee $25 Youth Sport/Individual Membership. Receive a free RTF Elite t-shirt with purchase of $75 Family Club Membership(two adults and two children), along with season registration!



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Research Studies & Articles: Outcome in Mentoring and Youth Sports


ARTICLE:  The economic case for mentoring disadvantaged youth – The Washington Post















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