an official youth USA Track and Field Club, has served youth athletes throughout the valley for over 20 years. The Arizona Rising Suns are lead by head coach/owner, Sabestine Onyepunuka, former Nigerian sprinter. Since 1994 Coach Sabestine has played an instrumental role in developing the abilities of youth, leading them to Division I universities throughout the United States.
Coach Sabestine serves as an Arizona USA Track and Field Committee Member, USATF Level II Coach and USATF Master Level Official.
Talented by Birth, Excellent By Choice, Destined For Victory
is to produce the highest quality athletes through effective leadership, discipline and motivation. We also strive to provide a supportive environment that encourages teamwork, winning attitudes and determination to succeed.
Since the onslaught of computers, cellphones, and video games, our youth has become less active. Getting involved in a team sport not only builds up the body, it builds long-lasting friendships and character. Our goal is to teach every athlete about responsibility and dedication required to be a successful athlete and human being.
We are a nonprofit 501 (c)3 track and field, and USATF organization providing competitive and training opportunities for youth ages 5-18.
Our program was developed to provide a positive training environment that allows today’s youth to excel and attain peak performance.
Each athlete has the opportunity to
compete in youth meets and achieve success at his or her own level.