PROGRAMS

2018-2019 SEASON

Junior Development Program (U12)

General Program Description
Athletes aged 8-11 train one day per week, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening. All training session take place at the Saskatoon Field House November-March.STFC_Fill_04

Coach to Athlete ratio is kept low to ensure quality instruction. STFC is proud to offer a Run, Jump, Throw curriculum to athletes of this group that has been certified by both Athletics Canada, and the IAAF. Athletes learn different movement patterns that translate into track and field events. This broad based approach ensures that the athletes experience personal levels of success while learning track and field fundamentals.

Competitions
It is recommended that Junior Development take part in all local Saskatoon Track meets. The dates for these meets will be posted on the calendar once available. If you have any questions about the meets please talk to your athletes coach.

Fees
There is a set volunteer commitment for each athlete as well as the Track Membership Fees. The dollar amount for this commitment can be recouped once the required hours are completed.

Club Fees TBD, Saskatchewan Athletics Membership $45, Hub City Fee $100, Fundraising/Club Work Requirement $200 (20 volunteer hours or 10 volunteer hours and sell 1 book of raffle tickets to recoup your $200)

Bantam Program (U14)

General Program Description
This program is for athletes born in 2006 and 2007 train two days per week, Monday and Wednesday evening. or Tuesday and Thursday from evening. All training session take place at the Saskatoon Field House November-March.

In this crucial stage of learning, athletes are exposed to all event areas of track & field. A broad based skill development program centres on the teaching of specific skills and running mechanics, as well as introductory core strength and weight bearing exercises.

Competitions
It is recommended that Intermediate Bantam Athletes take part in all local Saskatoon Track meets, and if so desired our competition trips. Parents of bantam aged athletes must accompany them on these trips. The dates for these meets will be posted on the calendar once they are available. If you have any questions about the meets please talk to your athletes coach.

Fees
There is a set volunteer commitment for each athlete as well as the Track Membership Fees. The dollar amount for this commitment can be recouped once the required hours are completed.

Club Fees TBD, Saskatchewan Athletics Membership $55, Hub City Fee $100, Fundraising/Club Work Requirement $200 (20 volunteer hours or 10 volunteer hours and sell 1 book of raffle tickets to recoup your $200).

Midget Program (U16)

General Program Description
This program is for athletes born in 2004 and 2005 train three days per week, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. All training session take place at the Saskatoon Field House until the end of April when we move to Griffith Stadium where they will train into July.

Similar to the Bantam Program, athletes are exposed to all event areas of track & field. Now, however, an increased level of specialization begins, and more intense training begins. We still feel however that all athletes still benefit greatly from continued exposure to all event areas.

Competitions
It is recommended that Intermediate Midget Athletes take part in all local Saskatoon Track meets, and our out of town competition trips, provincial championships and provincial teams they are invited to. The dates for the meets will be posted on the calendar once they are available. If you have any questions about the meets please talk to your athletes coach.

STFC offers a subsidy on all travel trips, with the club picking up 50% of the cost.

Fees
There is a set volunteer commitment for each athlete as well as the Track Membership Fees. The dollar amount for this commitment can be recouped once the required hours are completed.

Club Fees TBD, Saskatchewan Athletics Membership $70, Hub City Fee $100, Fundraising/Club Work Requirement $200 (20 volunteer hours or 10 volunteer hours and sell 1 book of raffle tickets to recoup your $200).

Youth Program (U18)

General Program Description
The Competition Program is for athletes born in 2002 and 2003. Youth Program Athletes train four days each week varying depending on the athlete event areas, but typically Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. This program is competition based for athletes who are striving for more intensive training and competitive opportunities, but are unable or not ready to commit to a full time training program.

Along with a Coordinating Coach, there are event-specific coaches for all event areas including sprints, hurdles, high jump, long jump, distance/cross country, relays, starts and throws. The program is competition based, and specialization does occur, but athletes are still encouraged to try and participate in a broad range of events.

Competitions
It is recommended that Youth Athletes take part in all local Saskatoon Track meets, our out of town competition trips, provincial championships and provincial teams they are invited to. The dates for the meets will be posted on the calendar once they are available. If you have any questions about the meets please talk to your athletes coach. Also, National Championship participation begins at this stage.

STFC offers a subsidy on all travel trips including National Championships, with the club picking up to 50% of the cost.

Fees
There is a set volunteer commitment for each athlete as well as the Track Membership Fees. The dollar amount for this commitment can be recouped once the required hours are completed.

Club Fees TBD, Saskatchewan Athletics Membership $85, Hub City Fee $100, Fundraising/Club Work Requirement $200 (20 volunteer hours or 10 volunteer hours and sell 1 book of raffle tickets to recoup your $200).

University and Fulltime Programs

General Program Description
This program area is for athletes aged 16 and up, and they train 5 or 6 days a week for 11 months of the year, typically mid September to mid August. Athletes have personal coaches and training plans in all of the various event areas. Training is usually specialized in the throwing events, sprinting and hurdling events, jumping events, distance/cross country events, and the combined events (decathlon & heptathlon).

Competitions
Senior Group Athletes take part in all local Saskatoon Track meets, our out of town competition trips, provincial championships, national championships they qualify for, and provincial teams they are invited to. The dates for the meets will be posted on the calendar once they are available. If you have any questions about the meets please talk to your athletes coach.

STFC offers a subsidy on all travel trips including National Championships, with the club picking up to 50% of the cost.

Fees
There is a set volunteer commitment for each athlete as well as the Track Membership Fees. The dollar amount for this commitment can be recouped once the required hours are completed.

Full Time Club Fees:  TBD, Saskatchewan Athletics Membership $85, Hub City Fee $100, Fundraising/Club Work Requirement $200 (20 volunteer hours or 10 volunteer hours and sell 1 book of raffle tickets to recoup your $200)

University Club Fees:  TBD, Saskatchewan Athletics Membership $85, Hub City Fee $100, Fundraising/Club Work Requirement $200 (20 volunteer hours or 10 volunteer hours and sell 1 book of raffle tickets to recoup your $200).

VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT

STFC relies solely on volunteers for its operation’s success. Many of our members perform hundreds of hours of volunteer labor for the Club – all of which is greatly appreciated by athletes and parents and by our community. This year we are implementing a policy, which requires a $200 (All athletes) volunteer commitment from each athlete. A minimum of 20 volunteer hours is required for each athlete registered with the Club, in order to recoup your $200. Volunteer hours include volunteering at track meets (track or field events), road race, auction or working in the lunch room as well as bringing food items for the lunch room. Once all 20 hours are completed a refund will be issued.

You may opt to sell a book of Raffle tickets in lieu of 10 hours.

Athletics Canada

Long Term Athlete Development
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