The Caltaf Summer Camps are designed to introduce athletes between the ages of 6 and 14 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. Athletes will work through sessions that will provide an exciting mix of technical practice, games, and other fun activities. The focus will be on learning the fundamentals of running, jumping, and throwing as well as developing speed and agility using age-appropriate progressions.
Date: Daily from Monday to Friday, July 5-9, 2021
Location: Glenmore Athletic Park (5300 19 St SW, Calgary)
Date: Daily from Monday to Friday, July 26-30, 2021
Location: Foothills Athletic Park (2431 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary)
New This Year – Caltaf Cross Country Camp
Date: Daily from Monday to Friday, August 16-20, 2021
Location: Sandy Beach, Glenmore Track, North Glenmore Park
August 16 and 17 – North Glenmore Park – 7305 Crowchild Trail SW
August 18 – Glenmore Track – 5300 19 St SW
August 19 and 20 – Sandy Beach – 4500 14a St SW
Head Coach – Samantha Read
Samantha competed for Caltaf in the sprints and middle distance events and as a member of the U of C Dinos (1988-1993). She was a member of the 1991 National Championship team, earning All Canadian status that year. Sam then moved to the United States and competed for the Nike Farm Team (1996-2001) in middle-distance events. While living in the United States she was the Head Track and Field and Cross Country Coach at Mountain View High School in Mountain View, California (1996-2006). In her time there, she was named the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Honor Coach in 2001 (Girls Cross Country), 2005 (Girls Cross Country) and 2006 (Girls & Boys Track and Field).
Samantha is the Head Coach for our Junior Development Group and the Head Coach for our Senior Distance Group. In 2015 and 2016 Sam was named Grassroots Coach of the Year by Athletics Alberta. In 2016 & 2018 Sam was named the Zone 3 Head Coach for the Alberta Summer Games Team. She was the Head Coach for the 2017 & 2018 Western Canadian Tri-Province Team, 2017 & 2018 Team Alberta Royal Canadian Legion Team, 2019 Western Canada Summer Games Team Distance Coach and was named to the 2022 Canada Games Coach coaching staff as the Distance Coach. Sam continues with her coach’s education and is months away from her Level 3. She is also pursuing her master’s degree in Sport Management with a concentration in Coaching Theory and Strategy.