The focus of the Cheetahs program is to introduce athletes between the ages of 8 and 11 to the sport of track and field while at the same time developing fundamentals of the sport and a general foundational level of fitness that will benefit these young athletes in all aspects of their lives.  We follow the Long-Term Athlete Development Plan as set forth by Athletics Canada.

during the season.  Towards the beginning of a season emphasis will be more on the fitness and conditioning aspect of track and as competitions draw nearer an emphasis on technique. There are many different approaches taken to each practice with very little repetition, keeping young athletes interested.

The Cheetah Program is run in three distinct sessions.

 

Session #1 – September to November – Cross Country/Learn to Run (born 2010-2013)

Through a fun based education incorporating drills, games, running, and strength and agility, this program will focus on the fundamentals of running efficiencies.  The group will have the opportunity to compete at two cross country meets including Cross Country Provincial Championships.

Dates:

North Group
September 8, 2021, to November 2, 2021 (twice per week)
Mondays 5:45pm-7:00pm at Canmore Park
Wednesdays 5:45 pm-7:00 pm at Confederation Park

South Group
September 9, 2021, to November 2, 2021 (twice per week)
Tuesdays 5:45 -7:00 at North Glenmore Park – Parking Area D
Thursdays 5:45 -7:00 at North Glenmore Park – Parking Area D

Costs:

  • $180 for the session
  • $60 Mandatory Athletics Alberta Fee (AA fee is payable once per year. Once paid it is transferable to Cheetah Session #2 and #3)
  • Additional Costs:
    • Entry fees to track meets (only payable if an athlete competes)
    • Caltaf competition Shirt/Singlet. Athletes must wear one of either Long Sleeved Black Performance T-shirt (free to the athlete) or Caltaf Singlet ($60.00).
    • Other Caltaf clothing is available for purchase

In January 2022, those athletes born in 2010 will transition to our Junior Development Group. Please contact the Caltaf Office for more information.

Session #2 – Indoor Track and Field – Ages 8-11 (Born 2011-2014)

This program will focus on learning the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing using age appropriate progressions.  The program will be held indoors.  Through a fun and active learning environment, skills learned in this program will create a strong foundation for success in both Track and Field and other sports and physical activities.  This program will have several opportunities to compete at track and field meets in Calgary.  Athletes will have the opportunity to compete at Alberta Indoor Provincial Championships in Edmonton as well as several Calgary meets.

Dates:

January 5, 2022 to March 12, 2022 (twice per week)

Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm at Mount Royal University
Saturdays 1:30pm – 3:00 pm at Repsol Sports Centre

Costs:

  • $210 for the session
  • $60 Mandatory Athletics Alberta Fee (AA fee is payable once per year. Once paid it is transferable to Cheetah Session #2 and #3)
  • Additional Costs:
    • Entry fees to track meets (only payable if an athlete competes)
    • Caltaf competition Shirt/Singlet. Athletes must wear one of either Long Sleeved Black Performance T-shirt (free to the athlete) or Caltaf Singlet ($60.00).
    • Other Caltaf clothing is available for purchase

Session #3 – Outdoor Track and Field – Ages 8 – 11 (Born 2011 – 2014)

This program will focus on learning the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing using age appropriate progressions.  The program will be held outdoors.  Through a fun and active learning environment, skills learned in this program will create a strong foundation for success in both Track and Field and other sports and physical activities.  This program will have several opportunities to compete at track and field meets in Calgary including the Caltaf Track Classic.

Dates:

North Group
April 18th, 2022 to June 22th, 2022 (twice per week)
Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm – Foothills Athletic Park
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm – Foothills Athletic Park

South Group
April 19th, 2022 to June 23th, 2022 (twice per week)
Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm – Glenmore Athletic Park
Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm – Glenmore Athletic Park

Costs:

  • $210 for the session
  • $60 Mandatory Athletics Alberta Fee (AA fee is payable once per year. Once paid it is transferable to Cheetah Session #2 and #3)
  • Additional Costs:
    • Entry fees to track meets (only payable if an athlete competes)
    • Caltaf competition Shirt/Singlet. Athletes must wear one of either Long Sleeved Black Performance T-shirt (free to the athlete) or Caltaf Singlet ($60.00).
    • Other Caltaf clothing is available for purchase

 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT FOR ALL THOSE REGISTERED IN SESSION #3

Caltaf has instituted a volunteer requirement for each Cheetah Family.  Each family will be required to volunteer for one volunteer shift at the Cheetah Invitational to be held on June 25th and 26th, 2022.  The volunteer requirement will need to be met whether your athlete competes in the meet or not.  Shifts will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.  If the volunteer requirement is not met by June 30, 2022, a $150.00 fee will be charged.

For more information, please contact Paula McKenzie at the Calgary Track and Field Association (Caltaf) office at info@caltaf.com or 403-686-6011.

 

REGISTRATION

To register, please click on the following link:

Cheetah Registration Link

 

Also see the Caltaf Vision and Mission.