When those active kids run out of those school doors this June, let them run right to an amazing summer! When school is out, it’s time to play, and it’s even better when kids can experience the satisfaction of learning new skills, challenging themselves, and making great summer memories. Calgary Spartans Track and Field is running a summer camp this year to introduce young athletes to all the running, jumping, and throwing of track and field events. This summer, it’s time to play, learn, and experience the joy of sport!
Calgary Spartans Track and Field was founded in the 1970s and has become a major player in track and field in Calgary. They promote the development of athletes at all levels, from Olympic athletes to young athletes just getting started. Their summer camp program is designed by Jessica Zelinka – Canada’s own two-time Olympian and the current Head Coach of the University of Calgary Dinos Track and Field and Cross Country teams.
From July 18 – 22, 2022, Calgary Spartans is inviting children from 9 – 13 years to check out their fun, game-filled summer camp. Kids will run, jump, and throw — developing skills necessary for track and field, but also necessary for many other sports. The Spartans program is based on recommendations made by Athletics Canada and is designed to teach fundamental movement skills and the development of physical literacy. Kids will learn the techniques and concepts of these essential skills in an environment that promotes learning, encourages a love of the sport, and motivates young athletes to challenge themselves. The instructors offer individual coaching in small groups, focused on improving and enhancing athletes’ individual skills and abilities.
The camp will be held outside at Foothills Track, from 9 am – 3:45 pm every day, led by coaches and athletes from the Spartans and held in collaboration with the Dinos Youth track and field camp. Kids should dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and a healthy lunch — with substantial snacks! Don’t forget an enthusiastic attitude and anticipation for an amazing week of summer camp!
Registration is now open and spaces are limited, so sign your child up today!