Program: Sprints and Hurdles
Level 3: Performance Development Coach – Sprints and Hurdles
Level 2: Club Coach
Level 1: Sport Coach
- 100m – 200m;
- 200m – 400m;
- Women Sprints Hurdles;
- Men High Hurdles;
- 400m Hurdles Men/Women;
Coach Gabriel is a former Romanian national and international champion athlete. He was a member of the Romanian National Athletics Team (the equivalent of Team Canada) from an early age and his performance and success make him a well-known 400m hurdles athlete on the national and international stage.
His passion for track motivated him to become involved in coaching. He carries with him an experience and a legacy of a great Eastern European track school, a wealth of knowledge and experience in high performance training and athlete development.
“Success isn’t given. It’s earned.”
“Everybody can run. We have run since the stone age to find food, shelter, for survival or to conquer.
Running for high-performance is a completely different thing. It requires the athlete to understand and commit to a specific training program and the body to o adapt to specific bio-mechanics techniques required to achieve maximum speed and power with maximum efficiency.
To achieve high-performance an athlete first needs to understand the fundamentals of training period and the development process so vital to produce high-performance down the road. An athlete needs to know and understand the importance of his/her commitment to their training program & objectives and to deal with the complex road of sacrifices and compromises needed in their life style in order to achieve their dream. Performance is not an easy ride and not everybody can do this.
Performance is directly related to:
- Athlete commitment & maturity;
- Physical preparation (training program);
- Mental preparation;
- A strong bond between athlete and coach;
The successful interaction of all these elements leads to a steady pace of ongoing personal bests until the athlete reaches their best performance and ultimate goal. It’s a long and arduous road that an athlete has to understand and embrace – a road with many rewards in the end.”
- Sprint and hurdles coach at Spartans (2015 – present);
- Sprint and hurdles coach at UCAC (2014 – 2015 season);
- Zone 3 Calgary sprints & hurdles Coach – Alberta Summer Games (2014 season);
- Assistant Coach at Warriors (2013 – 2014 season);
- Coach for NW Soccer Association (2008 to 2011 seasons);
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.
Fall outdoor season
The fall outdoor season has ended.
The indoor season has ended.
The outdoor season has started on April 3rd. Coach Gabe’s group will continue to transit the indoor / outdoor season until the weather will permit to go full time outdoor. Meantime, Coach Gabe will communicate with the group in advance the practice schedule and location.
|Week Day||Time Slot||Practice Type||Location|
|Monday||5:30PM to 7:20PM||Regular||Foothills Athletics Park|
|Wednesday||5:30PM to 7:20PM||Regular||Foothills Athletics Park|
|Friday||5:30PM to 7:20PM||Regular||Foothills Athletics Park|
|Sunday||11:30AM to 1:30PM||Regular||Foothills Athletics Park|
Any other disruptions to this schedule will be privately communicated by coach Gabe in advance to all group members.