Speed River Track and Field Club Seeks Associate Head Coach (Speed/Power)

Speed River Track and Field Club Seeks Associate Head Coach (Speed/Power)

The Speed River Track and Field Club based in Guelph, Ontario is hiring a Associate Head Coach. The successful candidate will oversee the Speed/Power aspects of our club program and also the Speed/Power program at the University of Guelph. This is a three year full-time contract position and will begin this spring.

A job description for the position is attached, the deadline for applications is March 22nd, applications should be sent to dscottth@uoguelph.ca


Summer Internship Job Position

Athletics Canada
Deadline: April 15, 2013

Athletics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of track & field, cross country, road running and road racing in Canada. Its purpose is to provide development, competition and leadership ensuring sustainable podium performances.

The purpose of this internship is to give the successful candidate a practical learning opportunity where they can gain experience in the field of sport administration, specifically in the areas of national team event logistics as well as marketing, communications and public relations.

Click here for the complete job description.


What an ending to a great indoor season!

125 relay teams competed in the AO Relay Championships held in the Toronto Track & Field Centre at York University on March 24. A full day of relays brought out team spirit; cheers and applause were heard throughout the day. This enthusiasm resulted in 5 new AO relay records.


Midget Girls 4 x 800m    New record: 9:58.67   old: 10:01.28
Hamilton Olympic

  • Jasmine Buckridge (98), Jenna Smith (98), Chloe Hewitt (98). Madison Johnstone (00))

Youth Girls 4 x 400m     New record: 3:59.47   old: 4:01.19

The Speed Academy

  • Mariam Abdul-Rashid (97), Leya Buchanan (96), Taylor Sharpe (96), Sommer Sharpe (96)

Junior Women Sprint Medley     New record: 4:07.05   old: 4:12.57

Laurel Creek

  • Megan Parsons (95), Tegan Sauer (95), Rheanna Bulten (95), Domenique Julius-Williams (94)

Midget Boys 4 x 800m     New record: 8:43.41   old: 8:53.40

Durham Dragons

  • Dilan Brar (98), Andrew Southard (98), Alex Webb (98), Riley Tell (98)

Junior Men 4 x 400m      New record: 3:21.47   old: 3:24.01
The Speed Academy

  • Graeme Thompson (95), Joshua Cunningham (95), Myles Williams (95), Dillando Allotey (94)

Just imagine the upcoming outdoor season……..

* Please contact Suzanne at suzanneleroux@rogers.com for corrections and omissions.
Final Results can be found at the link below:


Canadian teams place in top 10 at World X-C Championships

Bydgoszcz, Poland – All four Canadian teams finished in the top ten at today’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships.  The senior women’s team placed eighth, the junior women and senior men placed ninth while the junior men’s team placed tenth.

In the senior men’s 12km race Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ont., led the team to a ninth place finish, Ahmed crossed the finish line in 22nd place overall in 33:56.  “I got out waiting, the pace was slow which was awesome, I felt great until the final two laps.” He adds: “The hill in the last couple laps was the toughest and I was moving backwards but slowly; I was battling hard but it was impossible to make up ground at the end of the race with the slippery conditions and pace of the leaders. It was a good performance but I am disappointed as I was aiming for a top 16 finish.” Continue Reading →


Attention All Coaches

You are invited to participate in a study being conducted by researchers at Nipissing University and the University of Winnipeg, entitled Online Sport Psychology Resources for Coaches: What are Coaches’ Perceived Needs? The purpose of this study is to identify coaches’ current use of online sport psychology resources as well as their perceived needs for online sport psychology resources. This study will serve as a needs assessment that will inform the development and testing of online sport psychology resources for coaches in future studies. If you are interested in participating in this study please click the link provided below which will take you directly to the participant consent form and online survey that will take approximately 10 to 30 minutes to complete. Your involvement in this study is completely voluntary. If you know any other coaches who may be interested in participating, please share this information with them. We hope to recruit a diverse a sample of coaches from both able-bodied sport and parasport. We would like to hear from coaches of any sport, at any competitive level, in Canada or abroad.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

If you are interested in assisting with this study or would like further information, please reply to Dr. Barbi Law or Dr. Melanie Gregg atcoachsportpsychstudy@gmail.com

Research Team Lead Investigators

Barbi Law, PhD
School of Physical & Health Education
Nipissing University
North Bay, ON, CANADA
Email: barbil@nipissingu.ca
Tel: +01.705.474.3450 ext. 4147

Melanie Gregg, PhD
Department of Kinesiology & Applied Health
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
Email: m.gregg@uwinnipeg.ca
Tel: +01.204.786.9820

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