Coach Christine Laverty


Distance (400m to 10 km, 400mH)

NCCP Certifications:

NCCP 4/5: Advanced Coaching Diploma
NCCP Level 3: Performance Coach – Endurance
NCCP Level 2: Club Coach – Endurance
NCCP Level 1: Athletics – Distance

Christine Laverty’s track career began in 1969 in the province of Quebec. She competed as a member of the Quebec provincial team in events ranging from the 400m through to the Mile.

While resident in Montreal, she graduated from Concordia University with a BSC in Biology and Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education.

Christine then moved on to coaching. After 16 years of coaching track and field, soccer, volleyball, and basketball at a regional and high school level in Quebec and Ontario, she moved to Alberta where she concentrated on coaching track and field. 

Wanting her athletes to excel motivated Christine to complete her coaching certifications and she holds a level 4/5 National Coaching Certification in Athletics.

Christine loves working with young athletes and believes that sport offers every athlete an opportunity to perform and improve him or herself. Christine’s coaching philosophy also demonstrates her belief that an athlete’s only true opposition is themselves and that what an athlete puts into sport determines what the athlete will get out of it. These simple principles of sport carry over into the life skills of each and every athlete Christine works with.

Coaching Highlights

Christine’s service and dedication has resulted in being the recipient of the following awards:

  • Honored Athletic Leader for Cross Country and Athletics (Calgary Booster Club, 2012)
  • Volunteer of the Year (Athletics Alberta, 2012)
  • Coach of the Year (Athletics Alberta, 2001 and 2006)
  • George Gemer Award for service to Athletics in Alberta (2008).

In Alberta Christine has held many coaching positions for both provincial and national track and field teams. In 1999 Christine started her relationship with the Royal Canadian Legion as the distance coach for the Alberta provincial team. This was followed with her being named Head Coach for the Alberta provincial Legion team in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2012. Through Athletics Alberta Christine has worked with a number of provincial teams including the Midget Dual team as coach (1999 – 2001), the senior Tri-Province team as distance coach (1999-2001), the senior Espoir team as distance coach (2002 – 2003), the senior Espoir team as Head Coach (2004) and Western Canada Summer Games as Team Manager (1999).

On a national team level, Christine was Team Canada’s distance coach for the World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke (2003) and the Czech Republic (2007), the NACAC Championships (2004), World Cross Country Championships in St. Etienne, France (2005) and Fukuoka, Japan (2006), World Junior Championships in Poland (2008), Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India (2008) and Head Coach for the Youth Commonwealth Games team in Isle of Man (2011). She was also a member of the 2010 Commonwealth Games coaching team in Delhi, India where she had the chance to work with Canada’s Senior and Future Olympians.

Besides her coaching involvement, Christine has held many meet management positions including Track Meet Director for the Greater Montreal Interscholastic Athletic Association (1976-1987), Meet Director for the Jurassic Classic Gymnastics meet (1995-present) and Chair for the Canadian National Championships for Canada in 2011 and 2012, which were the Trials for the World Championships and Olympics respectively.


Our Athlete Coordinator will be pleased to welcome you to the Calgary Spartans, help you find the right coach and program, advise you on what to bring to the track and answer any questions you may have.

Any changes to the schedule will be communicated by Coach Llew to all group members.

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