Athlete Development Program

About the Program

Geared to athletes ages 9-13, the program is focused on building a foundation based on technique and skills while keeping it fun.


The Calgary Spartans has aligned its AD program with Athletics Canada Run-Jump-Throw (RJT) national program that teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy. The goal is to build a foundation of basic motor skills in young athletes both for athletics and as a basis for all other sports.  The coaches use track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges to help the body gain strength, coordination and endurance while still having fun in a group/team setting.  Athletes will be introduced to a variety of events including sprints, distance running, hurdles, high and long jump, shot put and discus and team events such as relays.

Weight Training – no lifting of weights, but a strong focus on core exercise and resistance training.

For more information on trial memberships or orientation to the group please email our Athlete Coordinator.

For assistance with registration or questions regarding schedule changes or Athletics Alberta memberships, please email the Registrar.

Practice Times and Locations

Please refer to the Coaches Training Schedule for planned training times throughout the season. Note that times and locations may change throughout the year due to venue availability. Please refer to the TeamSnap schedule for the most up-to-date listing.

Seven Chiefs Sportsplex (Bullhead Road) MAP

Foothills Athletic Park (2431 Crowchild TR NW) MAP  

Glenmore Athletic Park (5300 19th Street SW) MAP

Elbow Park (3617 – 8th Street S.W.) MAP

St. Andrews Hill (13th Ave/University Dr.) MAP

West Confederation Park (2836 Canmore Road NW) MAP

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