Ages 6 to 11
|Specific Information||Dates||Registration Form|
|Cross Country||Sept 9 to Oct 21||Online Registration|
|Fall Speed/Power||Sept 9 to Oct 21||Online Registration|
|Winter I||Oct 24 to Dec 16||Online Registration|
|Winter II||Jan 8 to Feb 24||Online Registration|
|Spring I||Feb 26 to Apr 26||Online Registration|
|Spring II||Apr 30 to Jun 23||Online Registration|
|Summer Speed/Power||Jun 25 to Jul 26||Online Registration|
|Summer Camp||TBD||Online Registration|
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The Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club has been offering specific programs for youth over the past twenty years. During this time, we have continued to develop and improve our programs. Our current programs provide children with opportunities to develop and improve their athletic abilities while having fun.
Our philosophy is that young athletes should develop a wide variety of sport skills. This will result in children with diverse athletic proficiencies and a higher likelihood of them finding a life-long sport. We encourage parents to expose their children to as many sports as possible.
Ideal for young athletes participating in any sport, our program targets the basic skills of running, jumping, and throwing that are an intrinsic part of almost every sport. Improving these abilities will transfer to increased performance in almost any sport.
We also address the physical challenges of our growing youth by applying progressive motor skill development, combined with physical strength training, to enhance performance potentials for all sports.
Our Youth programs have two distinct flavours. In the 6-8 age range, we concentrate on building the fundamental movements that are the basis of success in any sport, while not forgetting our Track & Field roots. We stress locomotion, stability, and manipulative skills that are common to most sports. The emphasis on constant activity makes for a fun experience for the child, while insuring gains in fitness.
Children aged 8-12 participate in a program based on Athletics Canada’s popular “Run Jump Throw” program. We concentrate on developing the ability to run, jump and throw correctly in these young athletes. At the same time, we expose the athletes to most of the Olympic Track & Field events, and encourage them to develop their ability to perform and enjoy these events. This emphasis allows children to gain knowledge of Track & Field and also develop the skills of running, jumping and throwing that are common to so many sports.
Our athletes show improved running, jumping, and throwing techniques. As well, they learn the basic techniques of most Track & Field events.
Improves Self Confidence
Our program gives children the confidence they need to challenge themselves.
Perfect Off-Season Training
No matter which sport you coach, we can teach your athletes the fundamentals and techniques of running, jumping and throwing, so you can focus on the specific skills of your sport. Our youth program is a great way to keep your young athletes in shape during the summer and off-season, and enhance their core skills.
Our programs depend on the quality of our counsellors. All our staff is experienced. They all are certified in Run Jump Throw and First Aid. Qualified coaches lead the young athletes through a broad base skills method in what is a dynamic, fun, nurturing and cooperative approach to youth development. All staff members have undergone a police check.
Great Coach to Child Ratio
The minimum coach to child ratio is 1:10.
Specific Program Information
During the school year, we offer six to eight week programs, with the option of athletes attending once or twice per week.
Fall Cross Country Program
The fall Cross Country Program is a six-week program, developed for children aged 8-13. It teaches them the proper techniques for cross country running, and prepares them for their school championships.
Fall Power Speed Program
The fall Power Speed Program is a six-week program designed to combine training for the basic skills of running, jumping, throwing with building off-season fitness for any sport.
Winter I, II and Spring I, II
Our winter and spring programs run for eight weeks and are designed to teach the fundamental skills of running, jumping, and throwing, and expose the children to Track & Field. Children improve in all aspects of physical conditioning in a fun way.
Summer Power Speed Program
The summer Power Speed Program is a five-week program designed to combine training for the basic skills of running, jumping, throwing with building off-season fitness for any sport.
We offer six weeks of summer camp. These are one-week sport camps with mornings dedicated to running, jumping and throwing, and Track & Field. The afternoon session covers a number of other sports, as well as games and crafts.
Spring School Programs
We offer Track & Field programs to elementary schools in our region. These programs expose students to a wide variety of athletic skills and events that would not otherwise be offered in their schools.
Sports Club Training
We offer club sport teams sport-specific run, jump, throw training.
Please contact Richard Johnston, Director of Youth Programs for further details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: May 1st– October 30th
Terry Fox Athletic Complex
2960 Riverside Drive
Beside Mooney’s BayPark
- 400m outdoor track
- Jumping pits
- Throwing fields
Dome @ Louis Riel
1659 Bearbrook Road
Dates: October 30th – April 30th
- 400m indoor track
- Jumping pits
- Throwing area
Barrhaven Location: Ottawa Christian School
255 Tartan Drive, Barrhaven
Dates: October 20th– April 30th
- Full gymnasium
- Jumping pits
FAMILY- 50% OFF for the third registration from a family
TEAMS– 15% OFF for three or more members of the same team who register in one of our programs