Dale Schoenthaler


Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps – Age 14+
(60m to 400m, 60mH to 400mH, )

NCCP Certifications:

NCCP Level 3 – Performance Development Coach (Sprints and Hurdles)
NCCP Level 2 – Club Coach
NCCP Level 1 – Sport Coach

 With more than 20 years of coaching experience, Dale continually strives to: “help athletes become the best they can be; to reach their full potential, in sport and in life.”  He, like many other Spartans coaches, enjoyed a successful track career at the national level before coaching to give back to a sport that empowers its athletes both on and off the track. As such, Dale takes the time to make sure his athletes keep focused on all of their goals, whether athletic, academic, or otherwise.

Athletes who train with Dale receive the benefit of his focus on developing the best possible technique and conditioning through workouts that challenge limits and deliver performance results. His technical focus, an especially important consideration for hurdlers, comes from his own days as an alumnus of the Regina Athletic Track Club and the Calgary Spartans, where he perfected his own hurdling technique until he earned the nickname “the Technician”.

Dale spends countless hours at the track, whether coaching, building equipment, or coordinating equipment at meets. His selfless dedication helps make Calgary’s Track & Field scene a better place for athletes.

“The real value of sport is not the actual game played in the limelight of applause but the hours of dogged determination and self-discipline carried out alone, imposed and supervised by an exacting conscience. The applause soon dies away, the prize is left behind, but the character you build up is yours forever.”

When Dale is not at the track, he operates D and S Creations, specializing in home and office renovations and designing and building track and field equipment.

Coaching Highlights

  • More than 20 years of experience coaching sprints and hurdles. Dale initiated the Spartans hurdles group in 1996 and it remains one of his passions at the track
  • Lead coach for Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Teams, Alberta Summer Games Teams, Midget Dual Teams and the National Team for the 1997 Legion Nationals in Newfoundland
  • Former coach of Canadian Olympians Jeff Pain and Sarah Reid during their time as track athletes

Other Highlights:

  • Recipient of Athletics Alberta Volunteer Award in both 2011 and 2012
  • Vice President and Facilities and Equipment Manager for the Calgary Track Council


Please contact our Registrar from the Contact webpage.
Our Athlete Coordinator will be pleased to welcome you to the Calgary Spartans, help you find the right coach and program, advise you on that to bring to the track and answer any questions you may have.

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