Dale Schoenthaler


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Program:

Sprints and Hurdles (60m to 400m and 60mH to 400mH)

NCCP Certifications:

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

Dale With more than 18 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 18 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.

Contact

Please contact our Athlete Coordinator 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.

Practice schedule

Fall outdoor season

The fall outdoor season has ended.

Indoor season

The Indoor season has ended.

Outdoor season

Coach Dale’s group will continue to transit the indoor / outdoor season until the weather will permit to go full time outdoor. Meantime, Coach Dale will communicate with the group in advance the practice schedule and location.

The schedule and practice location for the outdoor season :

Week Day Time Slot Practice Type Location
Monday 5:00PM to 7:00PM

7:00PM to 8:00PM

Regular practice

Weights

Foothills Athletics Park
Tuesday 5:00PM to 7:00PM Regular practice Foothills Athletics Park
Wednesday 5:00PM to 7:00PM

7:00PM to 8:00PM

Regular practice

Weights

Foothills Athletics Park
Friday 5:00PM to 7:00PM

7:00PM to 8:00PM

Regular practice

Weights

Foothills Athletics Park

Any other disruptions to this schedule will be communicated by coach Dale in advance to all group members.