Our competitive programs are geared for athletes who are at least 13 years of age and interested in competitive track and field training. Experience is not required – our trained coaches will teach your athlete everything they need to know about biomechanics, technique, recovery, injury-prevention and everything related to their chosen event groups. Athletes are not required to compete, but they are encouraged to participate in some competitions to get the most out of the sport!
Our sprints and hurdles group will develop athletes looking to improve their power and speed, sprinting and hurdle technique, and overall general fitness. Workouts within this group will be tailored to athlete interests and strengths, with workouts specific to the 100-200m, 200-400m, and hurdle events.
Our middle distance group will help your athlete build aerobic endurance, proper running technique, speed and speed endurance, strength and learn racing strategies and tactics. This group will help you prepare for cross-country season in the fall, and track season in the winter to summer. Generally, training sessions will consist of a general warmup followed by event specific workouts to suit different event group needs.
Our jumps group will mainly train with our sprints/hurdles group for general power and speed training, but will have separate event specific training days as well.
Our Para athletes are integrated into the able-bodied competitive groups where possible, based on their event groups. Athletes will receive training that is suited to them and their abilities. Wheelchair athletes will train at the same time as the competitive groups, but will have workouts tailored to their race distance and abilities.
Current Season Information
Sept 7-Oct 26, 2019
This is a general base training period and workouts will be run with modifications for event focus and experience level. The fall track and field program will prepare athletes for both the indoor competition season and the cross-country season.
Athletes interested in competing will have several opportunities to participate in local and provincial meets through the cross country season. Please note that registration for and travel to competitions are not included in club membership fees.
All sessions will be held at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility.
Monday: 5:30 -7:30pm
Winter I October 28 – December 21, 2019
Winter II January 6 – March 14, 2020
Our winter programs will prepare you for the indoor track and field season. During the indoor season, you can expect an emphasis on fitness, skill and technical development. We will also be participating in indoor competition to prepare for the main season.
There are a limited number of opportunities to compete indoors. Specific information will be circulated closer to the indoor season. Please note that competition costs are not covered in the club membership fees.
Training times and locations
Monday: Adult High School (300 Rochester) 6:00pm-7:30pm
Wednesday: Dome @Louis Riel 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday: Dome @Louis Riel 12:30-2:30pm