Cheetahs

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.

Each practice athletes will spend time building fitness and strength for their running events and
practicing technique for their field events. Several competitions will be highlighted 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.

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The Cheetah Program is run in three distinct sessions

Session #1 – September to November – Cross Country/Learn to Run (2011-2014)

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.

North Group
September 7, 2022 to November 2nd, (twice per Week)
Mondays 5:45pm-7:00pm at Canmore Park
Wednesdays 5:45 pm-7:00 pm at Confederation Park

South Group
September 8, 2022, to November 3, 2022 (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 plus a $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, those athletes born in 2011 will transition to our Junior Development Group. Please contact the Caltaf Office for more information.

Session #2 – Indoor Track and Field – Ages 8-11 (2012-2015)

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 11, 2023 to March 18, 2023 (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 plus $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 (2012 – 2015)

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 Centered Group
April 17 to June 21, 2023 (twice per week)
Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm – Foothills Athletic Park
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm – Foothills Athletic Park

South Centered Group 
April 18 to June 22, 2023 (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 plus $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 24 and June 25, 2023.  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, 2023, a $200.00 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.