The Thorold Elite Track & Field Club was founded in 2016. We are part of Athletics Ontario (for athletes grade 6 and older) and the Minor Track Association of Ontario (for athletes grade 8 and under), and are proud to be the newest club to serve the needs of the Thorold and greater Niagara communities. We pride ourselves on being a club for everyone and on putting our athletes first.
The Thorold Elite Track Club currently provides training and coaching in all disciplines/ event groups including sprints, hurdles, distance/ cross country, jumps, throws, steeple chase, and multi-events. Our athletes range in age from grade 3 to grade 12+ and include a combination of recreational athletes and highly-competitive athletes who have competed at provincial and national championships.
We believe in promoting healthy active lifestyles and positive character traits in our athletes, including leadership, teamwork, cooperation, perseverance, and commitment.
· To provide opportunities for athletes to develop and improve their skills/abilities in track & field in a positive, supportive, and team-oriented environment
· To help and support every athlete to reach his/her goals and potential
· To remove barriers for athletes, increase participation in the sport of track & field in Niagara, and to foster the development of high-level athletes
Our training consists of larger group practices and smaller, event-specific practices. This combination allows us to build a sense of community and team by allowing athletes of all disciplines to interact and train together some times, while also allowing more individual coaching and attention within event groups.
Indoor Training: Indoor practices are held at Guelph University (November to March) on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons for sprinters, hurdlers, horizontal jumpers, and distance athletes. High jumpers and throwers practice at the Toronto Track & Field Centre (York University) on Saturday mornings and/or Wednesday evenings. There are additional costs for training at York and Guelph. General strength and conditioning training is also provided in the winter for all athletes. Local practices are available in St. Catharines at SkyZone and school gyms/weight rooms.
Outdoor Training: The outdoor season begins with generalized conditioning to build fitness and then branches off into more event-specific training. Outdoor practice times, dates, and locations vary but are communicated to athletes and parents in advance. Please see the online calendar or contact Coach Fife for more information.