The focus of the Cheetahs program is to introduce athletes between the ages of 8 and 11 (born 2009-2012 – age as of December 31, 2020 – for Session #1 and 2010 – 2013 for Session #2 and #3)) to the sport of track and field while at the same time developing fundamentals of the sport and a general foundation level of fitness that will benefit these young athletes in all aspects of their lives.

Each practice athletes will spend time building fitness and strength for their running events and practicing the 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.

COVID-19 – BACK ON TRACK

Caltaf continues to actively monitor the developments around COVID-19 and is committed to the health and safety of our members.  In response to the return to play policies and procedures outlined by our governing bodies (Athletics Alberta, and Athletics Canada), Caltaf has implemented the following:

  1. Cohorts limited to 50 athletes.
  2. Daily Screening Checklist.
  3. Physical distancing policies; and
  4. Enhanced cleaning of equipment.

For details regarding specific COVID-19 policies, please familiarize yourself with the following:

Caltaf Supplemental Policies and Procedures

Back on Track Policies – Athletics Alberta

Useful Links

The Cheetah Program is run in three distinct sessions.

Session #1 – Cross Country/Learn to Run

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

Ages:

  • Born in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012

Dates:

North Group
September 9, 2020, to October 28, 2020 (twice per week)
Mondays 5:45pm-7:00pm at Canmore Park;
Wednesdays 5:45 pm-7:00 pm at Confederation Park

South Group
September 10, 2020, to October 29, 2020 (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)
  • Entry fees to track meets (only payable if an athlete competes)
  • Caltaf competition Shirt/Singlet. Athletes must wear one of either the Cheetah Performance T-shirts (free – given to each Cheetah athlete) or Caltaf Singlet ($60.00).
  • Other Caltaf clothing is available for purchase
  • For more information and to register, please see below or contact Paula at the Caltaf office at info@caltaf.com or 403-686-6011.

In January 2021, those athletes born in 2009 will transition to our Junior Development Group. Please contact the Caltaf Office for more information.

Session #2 – Indoor Track and Field

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.

Ages:

  • Born 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (date of birth as at December 31, 2021)

Dates:

January 6, 2021, to March 17th, 2021 (twice per week)
Wednesday 6:30-8:00 at Higher Level Sports (1411 33 St NE)
Saturday 10:30-12:00 at Mount Royal University

Costs:

  • $210 for the session
  • $60 Athletics Alberta Fee (AA fee is payable once per year. Once paid it is transferable to Cheetah Session #2 or #3)
  • Entry fees to track meets (only payable if an athlete competes)
  • Caltaf competition Shirt/Singlet. Athletes must wear one of either the Cheetah Performance T-shirts (free – given to each Cheetah athlete) or Caltaf Singlet ($60.00).
  • For more information and to register, please see below or contact Paula at the Caltaf office at info@caltaf.com or 403-686-6011.

Session #3 – Outdoor

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. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete at meets in Calgary including Caltaf Track Classic.

Ages:

  • Born 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (date of birth as at December 31, 2021)

Dates:

April 19, 2021, to June 24, 2021, (twice per week) – North Group

April 20, 2021, to June 25, 2021, (twice per week) – South Group

North Group
Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm – Foothills Athletic Park
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm – Foothills Athletic Park

South Group
Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm – Glenmore Athletic Park
Thursday 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. If it has been paid in either Session #1 or Session #2, it is transferable to Session #3)
  • Entry fees to track meets (only payable if an athlete competes)
  • Caltaf competition Shirt/Singlet. Athletes must wear one of either the Cheetah Performance T-shirts (free – given to each Cheetah athlete) or Caltaf Singlet ($60.00).
  • Other Caltaf clothing may be purchased on the UR store.  Contact the Caltaf Office for information.
  • For more information and to register, please see below or contact Paula at the Caltaf office at info@caltaf.com or 403-686-6011.
  • Note: Caltaf has instituted a volunteer requirement for each Cheetah Family for Session #3. Each family will be required to volunteer for one volunteer shift at the Cheetah Invitational to be held in June 2021. 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, 2021, a $150.00 fee will be charged.

 

REGISTRATION – NEW PROCESS!!

To register, please follow the steps below:

Step #1

Register with Caltaf – please click on the link Cheetah Registration Link

Step #2

Purchase Insurance with Athletics Alberta (our governing body), please follow the below steps:

    1. Navigate to  https://www.trackie.com/members/UN-AB.php?is_temp_summer=1and fill out the form.
    2. Select Annual Membership.
    3. Please select Caltaf Athletic Association when asked for Club Affiliation.
    4. You do not have to complete the events portion.
    5. Please select Jasmyn McCullough as the coach

 

!NEW!   DAILY SCREENING CHECKLIST

Athletes will have to complete a Daily Screening Checklist by 11:00 am on each training day.   Failure to complete the form by 11:00 am will result in the athlete not being cleared to train that day.  The link to the Daily Screening Checklist will be forwarded to all Cheetah athletes prior to the first day of training.

 

Also see the Caltaf Vision and Mission.