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High School Programs

Ages 14-18 +
  • Cross Country + Endurance Group Overview
    This program is for high school-aged athletes competing in CROSS COUNTRY and MIDDLE DISTANCE track + field events. In the Fall, this group trains for cross country competitions on local trails and the track. Group distance runs, fartleks, hills and interval training activities are used to prepare for XC club and BC School Sports competitions. Following the xc season, training transitions to preparation for the spring track + field season. Some indoor competition opportunities may be available in the winter. Athletes typically take a short break around Christmas and in January, track sessions and long runs are used to prepare athletes for the competitive season in middle distance running events (800m, 1500m, steeplechase etc.) Three workouts are offered per week with additional training available for more competitive senior athletes. Coaches send out a weekly plan designed to progress each individual athlete to their peak performance in time for competition season.
  • 2023/2024 Cross Country/Endurance Program + Schedule Details
    COACHES: Tyler Heisterman, Win Myint START DATE: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 END DATE: July 12-14 (BC Athletics Track + Field Jamboree) TRAINING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays + Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00PM; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00AM LOCATION: Rotary Bowl, Westwood Lake, other FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE: $750.00 (the above fee includes 2024 BC Athletics competitive membership plus event fees for NTFC-hosted Elwood Wylie Meet at the end of May). SPRING TRACK + FIELD ONLY: $450.00: Registration for this program will open in January and training starts March 2, 2024. This program is for athletes who may be active in other fall sports but are interested in focusing on the high school track season in spring.
  • Speed + Power Group Overview
    This program is for high school-aged athletes interested in SPEED/POWER events which includes sprints (100m-400m), hurdles, jumps, throws and multi-events (pentathlon, decathlon). The fall/winter months are used to build a base for more event-specific training that begins in the new year. Starting in Ocotber, the general preparation phase focuses on speed and explosive power development with medicine ball, plyometrics, sprints, core work, circuits, hills, mobility and specific skill development. High performance athletes usually participate in a strength program which involves additional training time. Regular attendance is highly recommended. Some indoor competition opportunities may be available in winter. Training becomes more event-specific in late winter/early spring as competition season approaches. Sprint training officially starts early March. Athletes at all levels work with event area coaches to identify goals and create individualized training plans designed to promote peak performances at competitions at the club, provincial and national levels. The spring/summer season begins in early March and carries through the high school competition season until the provincial club Jamboree in July (and longer for those who are selected to BC Teams.) ​
  • 2023/2024 Speed + Power Program + Schedule Details
    COACHES: Mike Viers (sprints, jumps, combined events), Wanda Urbanowicz (sprints, hurdles), Sven Donaldson (pole vault); Ann Polman-Tuin + Bernie Katzberg (throws) START DATE: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 END DATE: July 12-14 (BC Athletics Track + Field Jamboree) TRAINING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays + Thursdays 4:15 - 5:45pm; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00am (other times may be scheduled depending on coach availability.) LOCATION: Rotary Bowl FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE: $750.00 (the above fee includes 2024 BC Athletics competitive membership plus event fees for NTFC-hosted Elwood Wylie Meet at the end of May). SPRING TRACK + FIELD ONLY: $400.00 (PLUS applicable 2024 BC Athletics membership fee) Registration for this program opens in January and training starts March 2, 2024. This program is for athletes who may be active in other fall sports but are interested in focusing on the high school track + field season in spring.
  • Throws: Discus, Javelin, Shot Put, Hammer Throw
    High school athletes interested in throws will train through the fall/winter with the speed + power group and do more specific throws training when coaches are available. Training begins in October and focuses on strength, power and technique development that will lay the foundation for the competitive spring/summer season. Multi-event athletes (pentathletes, decathletes) will also train with this group.
  • Jumps: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
    Vertical and horizontal jumps athletes typically train with the speed + power group for the fall/winter conditioning season. with some limited opportunities for jump specific training during the off season. Come Spring, athletes will train with jump-specific coaches to prepare for the competition season.
  • Personal Goals
    Our coaching philosophy stresses improvement at all levels and welcomes anyone regardless of their athletic background. The Club provides coaching for the athlete to achieve their own personal goals. As the ability of the athlete develops and more specialized guidance becomes necessary, individualized programs can be tailored to each athlete. Such a decision is at the discretion of the coaches involved. ​ In many cases, different age groupings will have the same coach and follow similar schedules but this does not mean that all groups train together. We make an effort as a Club to separate athletes of different ability levels and ages where appropriate, and combine groups where mutually beneficial arrangements are possible. Any questions about the suitability of the programs are done on a case by case basis by coaches. Contact Head Coach wanda@nanaimotrack.com if you have any questions.

The NTFC High School Program centers on the Long Term Athlete Development Pathway where athletes are Training to Train, Learning to Compete, Training to Compete and Learning to Win. As such, this program introduces athletes to the performance pathway of Athletics.

Junior Development Program

Ages 9-13 

The Junior Development (JD) program gives young children the opportunity to develop physical literacy, learn Track & Field specific skills, develop speed and fitness and compete in the context of the Learning to Train and Training to Train stages of LTADThe aim is to have fun, make new friends and build a healthy community. 

  • Cross Country + Endurance Group Overview
    This program is for high school-aged athletes competing in CROSS COUNTRY and MIDDLE DISTANCE track + field events. In the Fall, this group trains for cross country competitions on local trails and the track. Group distance runs, fartleks, hills and interval training activities are used to prepare for XC club and BC School Sports competitions. Following the xc season, training transitions to preparation for the spring track + field season. Some indoor competition opportunities may be available in the winter. Athletes typically take a short break around Christmas and in January, track sessions and long runs are used to prepare athletes for the competitive season in middle distance running events (800m, 1500m, steeplechase etc.) Three workouts are offered per week with additional training available for more competitive senior athletes. Coaches send out a weekly plan designed to progress each individual athlete to their peak performance in time for competition season.
  • 2023/2024 Cross Country/Endurance Program + Schedule Details
    COACHES: Tyler Heisterman, Win Myint START DATE: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 END DATE: July 12-14 (BC Athletics Track + Field Jamboree) TRAINING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays + Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00PM; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00AM LOCATION: Rotary Bowl, Westwood Lake, other FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE: $750.00 (the above fee includes 2024 BC Athletics competitive membership plus event fees for NTFC-hosted Elwood Wylie Meet at the end of May). SPRING TRACK + FIELD ONLY: $450.00: Registration for this program will open in January and training starts March 2, 2024. This program is for athletes who may be active in other fall sports but are interested in focusing on the high school track season in spring.
  • Speed + Power Group Overview
    This program is for high school-aged athletes interested in SPEED/POWER events which includes sprints (100m-400m), hurdles, jumps, throws and multi-events (pentathlon, decathlon). The fall/winter months are used to build a base for more event-specific training that begins in the new year. Starting in Ocotber, the general preparation phase focuses on speed and explosive power development with medicine ball, plyometrics, sprints, core work, circuits, hills, mobility and specific skill development. High performance athletes usually participate in a strength program which involves additional training time. Regular attendance is highly recommended. Some indoor competition opportunities may be available in winter. Training becomes more event-specific in late winter/early spring as competition season approaches. Sprint training officially starts early March. Athletes at all levels work with event area coaches to identify goals and create individualized training plans designed to promote peak performances at competitions at the club, provincial and national levels. The spring/summer season begins in early March and carries through the high school competition season until the provincial club Jamboree in July (and longer for those who are selected to BC Teams.) ​
  • 2023/2024 Speed + Power Program + Schedule Details
    COACHES: Mike Viers (sprints, jumps, combined events), Wanda Urbanowicz (sprints, hurdles), Sven Donaldson (pole vault); Ann Polman-Tuin + Bernie Katzberg (throws) START DATE: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 END DATE: July 12-14 (BC Athletics Track + Field Jamboree) TRAINING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays + Thursdays 4:15 - 5:45pm; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00am (other times may be scheduled depending on coach availability.) LOCATION: Rotary Bowl FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE: $750.00 (the above fee includes 2024 BC Athletics competitive membership plus event fees for NTFC-hosted Elwood Wylie Meet at the end of May). SPRING TRACK + FIELD ONLY: $400.00 (PLUS applicable 2024 BC Athletics membership fee) Registration for this program opens in January and training starts March 2, 2024. This program is for athletes who may be active in other fall sports but are interested in focusing on the high school track + field season in spring.
  • Throws: Discus, Javelin, Shot Put, Hammer Throw
    High school athletes interested in throws will train through the fall/winter with the speed + power group and do more specific throws training when coaches are available. Training begins in October and focuses on strength, power and technique development that will lay the foundation for the competitive spring/summer season. Multi-event athletes (pentathletes, decathletes) will also train with this group.
  • Jumps: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
    Vertical and horizontal jumps athletes typically train with the speed + power group for the fall/winter conditioning season. with some limited opportunities for jump specific training during the off season. Come Spring, athletes will train with jump-specific coaches to prepare for the competition season.
  • Personal Goals
    Our coaching philosophy stresses improvement at all levels and welcomes anyone regardless of their athletic background. The Club provides coaching for the athlete to achieve their own personal goals. As the ability of the athlete develops and more specialized guidance becomes necessary, individualized programs can be tailored to each athlete. Such a decision is at the discretion of the coaches involved. ​ In many cases, different age groupings will have the same coach and follow similar schedules but this does not mean that all groups train together. We make an effort as a Club to separate athletes of different ability levels and ages where appropriate, and combine groups where mutually beneficial arrangements are possible. Any questions about the suitability of the programs are done on a case by case basis by coaches. Contact Head Coach wanda@nanaimotrack.com if you have any questions.

Track Tots + Rascals

TOTS 3-5 yrs / RASCALS 6-8 yrs

Track Rascals is a FUN, non-competitive introduction to the basic skills of Track & Field based on the Athletics Canada Run, Jump, Throw Program. This grassroots development program teaches the FUNdamental movements skills of running, jumping and throwing using track and field inspired games, activities, and skill challenges. Find out more about Grassroots Track and Field.

  • Cross Country + Endurance Group Overview
    This program is for high school-aged athletes competing in CROSS COUNTRY and MIDDLE DISTANCE track + field events. In the Fall, this group trains for cross country competitions on local trails and the track. Group distance runs, fartleks, hills and interval training activities are used to prepare for XC club and BC School Sports competitions. Following the xc season, training transitions to preparation for the spring track + field season. Some indoor competition opportunities may be available in the winter. Athletes typically take a short break around Christmas and in January, track sessions and long runs are used to prepare athletes for the competitive season in middle distance running events (800m, 1500m, steeplechase etc.) Three workouts are offered per week with additional training available for more competitive senior athletes. Coaches send out a weekly plan designed to progress each individual athlete to their peak performance in time for competition season.
  • 2023/2024 Cross Country/Endurance Program + Schedule Details
    COACHES: Tyler Heisterman, Win Myint START DATE: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 END DATE: July 12-14 (BC Athletics Track + Field Jamboree) TRAINING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays + Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00PM; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00AM LOCATION: Rotary Bowl, Westwood Lake, other FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE: $750.00 (the above fee includes 2024 BC Athletics competitive membership plus event fees for NTFC-hosted Elwood Wylie Meet at the end of May). SPRING TRACK + FIELD ONLY: $450.00: Registration for this program will open in January and training starts March 2, 2024. This program is for athletes who may be active in other fall sports but are interested in focusing on the high school track season in spring.
  • Speed + Power Group Overview
    This program is for high school-aged athletes interested in SPEED/POWER events which includes sprints (100m-400m), hurdles, jumps, throws and multi-events (pentathlon, decathlon). The fall/winter months are used to build a base for more event-specific training that begins in the new year. Starting in Ocotber, the general preparation phase focuses on speed and explosive power development with medicine ball, plyometrics, sprints, core work, circuits, hills, mobility and specific skill development. High performance athletes usually participate in a strength program which involves additional training time. Regular attendance is highly recommended. Some indoor competition opportunities may be available in winter. Training becomes more event-specific in late winter/early spring as competition season approaches. Sprint training officially starts early March. Athletes at all levels work with event area coaches to identify goals and create individualized training plans designed to promote peak performances at competitions at the club, provincial and national levels. The spring/summer season begins in early March and carries through the high school competition season until the provincial club Jamboree in July (and longer for those who are selected to BC Teams.) ​
  • 2023/2024 Speed + Power Program + Schedule Details
    COACHES: Mike Viers (sprints, jumps, combined events), Wanda Urbanowicz (sprints, hurdles), Sven Donaldson (pole vault); Ann Polman-Tuin + Bernie Katzberg (throws) START DATE: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 END DATE: July 12-14 (BC Athletics Track + Field Jamboree) TRAINING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays + Thursdays 4:15 - 5:45pm; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00am (other times may be scheduled depending on coach availability.) LOCATION: Rotary Bowl FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE: $750.00 (the above fee includes 2024 BC Athletics competitive membership plus event fees for NTFC-hosted Elwood Wylie Meet at the end of May). SPRING TRACK + FIELD ONLY: $400.00 (PLUS applicable 2024 BC Athletics membership fee) Registration for this program opens in January and training starts March 2, 2024. This program is for athletes who may be active in other fall sports but are interested in focusing on the high school track + field season in spring.
  • Throws: Discus, Javelin, Shot Put, Hammer Throw
    High school athletes interested in throws will train through the fall/winter with the speed + power group and do more specific throws training when coaches are available. Training begins in October and focuses on strength, power and technique development that will lay the foundation for the competitive spring/summer season. Multi-event athletes (pentathletes, decathletes) will also train with this group.
  • Jumps: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
    Vertical and horizontal jumps athletes typically train with the speed + power group for the fall/winter conditioning season. with some limited opportunities for jump specific training during the off season. Come Spring, athletes will train with jump-specific coaches to prepare for the competition season.
  • Personal Goals
    Our coaching philosophy stresses improvement at all levels and welcomes anyone regardless of their athletic background. The Club provides coaching for the athlete to achieve their own personal goals. As the ability of the athlete develops and more specialized guidance becomes necessary, individualized programs can be tailored to each athlete. Such a decision is at the discretion of the coaches involved. ​ In many cases, different age groupings will have the same coach and follow similar schedules but this does not mean that all groups train together. We make an effort as a Club to separate athletes of different ability levels and ages where appropriate, and combine groups where mutually beneficial arrangements are possible. Any questions about the suitability of the programs are done on a case by case basis by coaches. Contact Head Coach wanda@nanaimotrack.com if you have any questions.

Masters

Ages 35+

The NTFC Masters group is a small, dedicated team of athletes ages 35+ that trains year-round for indoor and outdoor competition.  Our athletes participate in all athletics events including sprints, hurdles, throws, jumps, pentathlon and decathlon and compete in Island, provincial, national and international meets. 

  • Cross Country + Endurance Group Overview
    This program is for high school-aged athletes competing in CROSS COUNTRY and MIDDLE DISTANCE track + field events. In the Fall, this group trains for cross country competitions on local trails and the track. Group distance runs, fartleks, hills and interval training activities are used to prepare for XC club and BC School Sports competitions. Following the xc season, training transitions to preparation for the spring track + field season. Some indoor competition opportunities may be available in the winter. Athletes typically take a short break around Christmas and in January, track sessions and long runs are used to prepare athletes for the competitive season in middle distance running events (800m, 1500m, steeplechase etc.) Three workouts are offered per week with additional training available for more competitive senior athletes. Coaches send out a weekly plan designed to progress each individual athlete to their peak performance in time for competition season.
  • 2023/2024 Cross Country/Endurance Program + Schedule Details
    COACHES: Tyler Heisterman, Win Myint START DATE: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 END DATE: July 12-14 (BC Athletics Track + Field Jamboree) TRAINING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays + Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00PM; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00AM LOCATION: Rotary Bowl, Westwood Lake, other FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE: $750.00 (the above fee includes 2024 BC Athletics competitive membership plus event fees for NTFC-hosted Elwood Wylie Meet at the end of May). SPRING TRACK + FIELD ONLY: $450.00: Registration for this program will open in January and training starts March 2, 2024. This program is for athletes who may be active in other fall sports but are interested in focusing on the high school track season in spring.
  • Speed + Power Group Overview
    This program is for high school-aged athletes interested in SPEED/POWER events which includes sprints (100m-400m), hurdles, jumps, throws and multi-events (pentathlon, decathlon). The fall/winter months are used to build a base for more event-specific training that begins in the new year. Starting in Ocotber, the general preparation phase focuses on speed and explosive power development with medicine ball, plyometrics, sprints, core work, circuits, hills, mobility and specific skill development. High performance athletes usually participate in a strength program which involves additional training time. Regular attendance is highly recommended. Some indoor competition opportunities may be available in winter. Training becomes more event-specific in late winter/early spring as competition season approaches. Sprint training officially starts early March. Athletes at all levels work with event area coaches to identify goals and create individualized training plans designed to promote peak performances at competitions at the club, provincial and national levels. The spring/summer season begins in early March and carries through the high school competition season until the provincial club Jamboree in July (and longer for those who are selected to BC Teams.) ​
  • 2023/2024 Speed + Power Program + Schedule Details
    COACHES: Mike Viers (sprints, jumps, combined events), Wanda Urbanowicz (sprints, hurdles), Sven Donaldson (pole vault); Ann Polman-Tuin + Bernie Katzberg (throws) START DATE: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 END DATE: July 12-14 (BC Athletics Track + Field Jamboree) TRAINING SCHEDULE: Tuesdays + Thursdays 4:15 - 5:45pm; Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00am (other times may be scheduled depending on coach availability.) LOCATION: Rotary Bowl FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE: $750.00 (the above fee includes 2024 BC Athletics competitive membership plus event fees for NTFC-hosted Elwood Wylie Meet at the end of May). SPRING TRACK + FIELD ONLY: $400.00 (PLUS applicable 2024 BC Athletics membership fee) Registration for this program opens in January and training starts March 2, 2024. This program is for athletes who may be active in other fall sports but are interested in focusing on the high school track + field season in spring.
  • Throws: Discus, Javelin, Shot Put, Hammer Throw
    High school athletes interested in throws will train through the fall/winter with the speed + power group and do more specific throws training when coaches are available. Training begins in October and focuses on strength, power and technique development that will lay the foundation for the competitive spring/summer season. Multi-event athletes (pentathletes, decathletes) will also train with this group.
  • Jumps: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
    Vertical and horizontal jumps athletes typically train with the speed + power group for the fall/winter conditioning season. with some limited opportunities for jump specific training during the off season. Come Spring, athletes will train with jump-specific coaches to prepare for the competition season.
  • Personal Goals
    Our coaching philosophy stresses improvement at all levels and welcomes anyone regardless of their athletic background. The Club provides coaching for the athlete to achieve their own personal goals. As the ability of the athlete develops and more specialized guidance becomes necessary, individualized programs can be tailored to each athlete. Such a decision is at the discretion of the coaches involved. ​ In many cases, different age groupings will have the same coach and follow similar schedules but this does not mean that all groups train together. We make an effort as a Club to separate athletes of different ability levels and ages where appropriate, and combine groups where mutually beneficial arrangements are possible. Any questions about the suitability of the programs are done on a case by case basis by coaches. Contact Head Coach wanda@nanaimotrack.com if you have any questions.
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