Calgary Track Council
Since its inception in 1993. The Calgary Track Council has been instrumental in harmonizing the contribution of all track and field clubs in Calgary to maximize the impact of the sport to Calgarians.
Member of the Lindsay Park Sports Society.
CTC Brochure (set up for printing)
The Calgary Track Council has been instrumental in bringing major events to our city. For two back-to-back years, in 2011 and 2012 (Olympic Trials), Calgary was host to the Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Photo Galleries)
The Calgary Track Council chose to utilize the Run, Jump, Throw program as an element of the Canadian Championships to introduce children to physical literacy, sport for life and fundamental movement skills.
By connecting children and school teachers to the RJT program, the CTC is able to deliver a positive experience for children to get involved, get active and learn fundamental skills that would transcend to all land based sports.
Membership Value Proposition:Relationships
CTC provides and promotes open communication between all members.
CTC is dedicated in acquiring equipment, providing meet infrastructure management and experienced technicians.
CTC runs and helps organizing all local meets and is also committed to bring major events to our city.
- consistent, primary communication with the City of Calgary Recreation as a single point of contact in regards to facility development
- that projects and activities that are best accomplished through the collaborative efforts of multiple clubs and organizations are facilitated jointly rather than in isolation
- one link with the Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School Board to enhance track and field activities in the school system as an integral part of the track community and the initiative
- provision of the meet and infrastructure management required to host all track competitions at Glenmore and Foothills Athletic Park
- a close working relationship with the Recreation Department to maintain Glenmore and Foothills Athletic Park tracks to the quality that will be competition ready
- they can serve as Bid Champion for major track and field events on behalf of a unified group of clubs
- appropriate technical support is available to other Southern Alberta Associations
- the collective utilization (sharing) of track and field equipment and facility rentals
- support for training and development of track and field officials
What has the CTC done lately?
- Purchased Laser Distance Measuring System. Useful for all throwing events, horizontal jumps, and vertical jumps. Fully compliant with IAAF, NCAA, and High School specifications.
- Two facilitators have been certified to allow for training future instructors in Southern Alberta; (training was not currently available under the existing Alberta system)
- 30 instructors have been certified to instruct the Run, Jump, Throw programs
- 30 Calgary schools participated in full day RJT presentations at each of their schools since 2011
- 3750 students participated in school RJT presentations in 2012
- 180 children (full capacity registration) participated in the All Sport One Day Run, Jump, Throw program at Foothills Athletic Park and Cardel Place (first time that the RJT program has been offered as part of this Sport Calgary initiative)
- The public was introduced to the RJT program during 2 sessions at the Sports Fair activity zone during the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Championships
- The City of Calgary Recreation is now offering fundamental movement programs that include Run, Jump, and Throw due to their involvement with CTC