This program exposes kids to all event disciplines in the sport; endurance, sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws. Our goal is to create a FUN environment for kids to enjoy track and field inspired activities that are the foundation for all other sports, thereby improving your child’s physical literacy. This will benefit all GAMES they participate in, and we strongly encourage kids to participate in other sports. Specializing in a sport at this age is counter to our
approach supported by Athletics Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model.
We have 2 age groups in this program, both rooted in Long Term Athlete Development:
FUNdamentals for ages 7-10 is more focused on a FUN introduction to the sport where kids will have the opportunity to learn all of the aspects of running, jumping and throwing through track and field inspired GAMES.
FUNdational Skills for ages 11-13 involves more specific event training and skill development and gently introduces some competitive opportunities. The emphasis here is on bridging the gap from elementary school to high school in a FUN an challenging environment.
Detailed practice schedules can be found on our new app. Download it here. For members only.
Ages are as of Dec. 31 2022. For those born 2008-2015.
Nov 16, 2021 - Mar. 17, 2022
June 16th-August 18th 2021
Monday/Wednesday: 5:15 - 6:15pm
$350 per season
No competitive opportunities
Nov. 15th, 2021-Mar 17th, 2022
June 16th-August 18th, 2021
$400 per season
Sep. 14th - Oct. 28th, 2021
Gibbons Park - Meet at the pavilion
Brescia Hill (meet at the bottom of hill on Brescia Lane, just off of Sarnia Rd)
PROVINCIAL & NATIONAL
Designed is to prepare high school aged athletes for the ‘Learn to Compete’ stage of the Long Term Athlete Development Model, you must be at least 14 years old and all abilities are welcome in this program. Athletes are still learning the basics of track and field, but at this level, you will begin to move in one of 2 directions: Endurance (track events 800m and longer) or Speed/Power events (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Throws).
At this stage, athletes may even find themselves training alongside a provincial medalist or an aspiring national team member. It is a unique training environment managed by our top level coaches who will work to transition youngsters through a system with the goal of qualifying for provincial competitions. As you get older and more developed as an athlete, programming and periodization play a larger role in your training.
Ages are as of Dec. 31 2021. For those born 2004-2008.
A detailed practice schedule can be found in our app. App download details are provided once you register. If you have practice schedule concerns prior to registering, please contact us for details.
Download it here. For members only.
Cross Country - $300
XC/Indoor Season - $650
Outdoor season - $650
Annual Membership - $1200
Apr 1st - Aug 31st 2021
All outdoor practices are at Medway High School
September 1, 2020 - March 27, 2021
Practice days vary depending on event group.
All indoor practices are at Thompson Arena - fall start dates and locations may vary by event group
September 1st - November 30th 2020
Locations vary. Details available in our app.
COLLEGIATE & NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Our Collegiate Development program caters to university athletes looking for a place to train particularly for the summer season when school is not in session. A large majority of these members are on Western's Varsity track and field team, but we also welcome other varsity athletes from schools across Canada and the US.
Our National Development program is not an open membership, and is designed for post- collegiate athletes training to prepare for National Championships and to earn National Team assignments. Due to the unique high performance nature of training required at this level, please contact us for more info to ensure that it would be a good fit.
Ages are as of Dec. 31 2021. For those born 2003 or earlier.
September 1st , 2020 –March 31st 2021
April 1st - August 31st 2021
Seasonal - $500
Annual Membership - $900*
*NOTE – Contact club manager for volunteer opportunities for discounted rates - Olympians and Paralympians also provided lesser cost membership