Llew (Llewelyn) Edwards


Program: Athlete Development Program Coordinator

Helping athletes find their dreams, no matter what their level or their dream!

Originally from Toronto, Llew trained from 1988 to 2002 as an Olympic-caliber athlete alongside some of the fastest track and field and bobsled athletes such as Donovan Bailey, Glenroy Gilbert, Pierre Lueders and Christina Smith. Mastering the art of body awareness and positioning as an athlete, Llew then turned to coaching, becoming a certified trainer and conditioning coach with certifications in stretching and sports science. Llew has coached both professional and amateur sport athletes, including some in the CFL, NFL, NHL and CIS. Llew trained and coached under Bruce Frankie in Arizona while using the Future Athletic System Technology (F.A.S.T.) system. F.A.S.T. is a highly complex system utilizing angles, forces and concepts in preparing an elite athlete at a higher level. During the day Llew is a Coach at the Repsol Sport Centre here in Calgary.

Llew also has an MBA in business which he uses in his coaching practice to develop and implement strategies. Llew’s mantra as a coach is to “continually grow professionally, physically and spiritually to achieve the next level”.

In working with young athletes, Llew has the following goals:

  • To increase balance, coordination, mobility and body awareness
  • Help the body get stronger and develop power and endurance
  • Develop and improve running technique and speed
  • Increase body position awareness
  • Develop and improve vertical and horizontal jump movements
  • Develop motivation to have fun in physical fitness and workouts

On a personal level, Llew loves music, art, movies, sports, good conversation, and when not coaching, you may find him in the mountains.

Coaching Highlights

Sprint Coach – Pinnacle Pioneers Track and Field, Scottsdale, Arizona

Los Angeles Rugby Club – Assisted with developing core muscle training techniques which directly helped the team qualify for the regional playoffs leading them to become national champions.

Hockey – As a sprinting specialist Llew has worked with such greats as Steve Yzerman, Brad Stuart and Jarome Iginla to become faster and add explosiveness in their stride.  For off-season strength and conditioning, Llew has worked with Joel Andresen of the Spruce Grove Broncos and Jamie McLennan of the St. Louis Blues as well as numerous talented amateur sport players such as Emily Harrison, offensive player for the Mount Royal Cougars.

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

The schedule and practice location for the outdoor season :

Week Day Time Slot Location
Monday 5:30PM to 7:00PM Foothills Athletics Park
Wednesday 5:30PM to 7:00PM Foothills Athletics Park
Friday 5:30PM to 7:00PM Foothills Athletics Park

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