Programs

 

Development (11+ years and up): This is HaliFAST’s main group and offers exposure to many track events: sprints, hurdles, distance, jumps and throws. Athletes come here after the MiniFAST program that introduces fundamental skills. 

Coaches: Troye Williams, Adam Manual

MiniFAST (8-11years): Our MiniFAST program was revamped in the fall of 2015.  The aim is building athletic skills wth a fun and engaging program! The enriched programming is perfect for kids who know they want to pursue track and are ready to learn the fundamentals. Our aim is to have our youngest athletes start in this group before moving to the Development Group. The session will be 8-14 weeks: one in the Fall/Winter and one in the Spring/Summer.

Indoor Season: Fall/Winter: Mondays and Fridays 6:30-730 pm.

Outdoor Season: Spring/Summer Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm

Read more here.

Coaches: Megan Beamish, Michelle Lehman, Heidi Sterling

 

Sprints and Hurdles: Competitive athletes who are 16 year or older can choose to join this group for sprint- specific training. 

Coaches: Mike Bawol, Brad Andrews

 

Distance: Competitive athletes who are 16 years or older can choose to join this group for distance-specific training. Distances are 800m and over. 

Coaches: Hannah Lehman, Rich Lehman

 

Jumps: Competitive athletes focus on long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault in this group. 

Coaches: Kevin Bourgeois and Jordan Bruce, Heather Hamilton, Simon Watts

 

Throws (Mainly Outdoor Season): Athletes work on shot put, javelin, and discus and hammer in this group.  (Limited during the indoor season. Ask if intetested)

Coaches: Kirk Jessome

 

Run Jump Throw Camp $150 (SUMMER ONLY, starts Jun 5 2018): This program for kids ages 5-8 years uses track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs). The emphasis is fun in this summer camp. The aim is for kids to move on to the MiniFAST group as they get older. 

Coaches: TBD

 

**NEW for 2018** Senior/ Masters Age Group

Athelets 26 and older who have always wanted to try track and field. As well as those that have participated in their youth, but want to get back on the track. This program runs one hour each session on Tuesday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm as well as Sunday mornings from 11:00 - 1:00 pm. Open to Parents of HaliFAST athletes as well as the general public. (Contact Registrar for more info)

Coach: Troye Williams, Jason Stewart

 

 

Nova Scotia School Age category:

NSSAF (Junior and High School)

Grade 7-8         Junior

Grade 9-10       Intermediate

Grade 11-12     Senior

 

Athletics NS/Athletics Canada

(The athlete is that age in calendar year, for example if someone turns 14 in December they are in Midget for the year even though they are 13 until December)

Bantam     12-13

Midget      14-15

Youth        16-17

Junior       18-19

Senior       20+

Master      35+