From playground to Olympic Games, and stops along the way, the club is open to children of all ages. We draw members from Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton, and Halton Hills. Whatever your aspirations, our goal is to help you reach your full potential.
New members are shown a proper warm-up for track and field at the very first practice, to prepare them for training and competition, and to avoid overuse injuries.
The basis of all of track and field is the sprints, and members are shown proper form and how to start a race appropriate to their age and ability.
A natural progression from the sprint, the only event in the original Olympic Games, is the long jump, and innovative coaching can provide drills that help the athlete to achieve height in the take-off.
Probably the most-ignored area of the sport, because of the lack of knowledgeable coaching, is the throwing events. the basic of the four being the shot put. There are four throwing events in track and field.
Almost anyone can jump over a hurdle, but it is those shown proper technique for quick and efficient negotiating of the fences that run away from the others. Track and field has three areas of hurdling: the sprint hurdles, from 80m to 110m; the intermediate hurdles, from 200m to 400m; and the distance hurdles (steeplechase), from 1500m to 3000m.
At certain times of the year, road races are offered by different groups, and some members may elect to use them for general fitness. Others use them to prepare for the longest running event in Olympic track and field, the marathon, measuring 42 kilometres.
Those that apply what they learn from qualified coaching can usually expect to reap rewards along the way, whether it be Personal Records or OFSSA Championships, as pictured here, for Junior girls high jump.
No longer part of Olympic track and field, cross-country running is actually good training for all areas of the sport, developing both physical and mental strength, as well as stamina.
And sometimes you want to reflect back on a job well done.