I’m Tara, and I’m the head coach and founder of Track Attack. I started racing when I was just in junior high, and joined CALTAF back in 1997. As an athlete I trained with Jason Lindsay and Christine Laverty (current CALTAF coaches) for 14 years until I retired from racing in 2011. During that time I attended an NCAA Div 1 university in North Carolina and became a two time National medalist in the 3k Steeple Chase. I currently coach for CALTAF within the Multi Events group alongside Juerg Meister. And I’ve coached on various Alberta teams, including the Alberta Summer Games 2014 as the Head Coach and the Distance Coach for the Canada Summer Games team in 2015. In addition to all of that, I’m also a Special Education teacher here in Calgary.
I train and coach with the knowledge that there is nothing noble in being superior to someone else, the only real nobility is in being superior to your former self. And teaching for me, whether on the track or in the classroom, is about helping children discover, appreciate and interact with what is happening around them. I don’t think of Track Attack as just a track and field day camp, it’s a time for kids to gain self-confidence, navigate new social relationships, delve into their leadership potential, develop and strengthen their empathy and much much more. I know that all of that can be brought out in my athletes by focusing on the fundamentals of the sport I love.
I can’t wait to see all my past athletes at the camp! And I hope to meet lots of new athletes this summer too!
Track Attack is a Calgary based children’s day camp designed to instill confidence though the fundamentals of track and field. The camp offers athletes an opportunity to learn and build upon basic track and field skills like hurdles, shot put, high jump and sprint starts among others. There will also be a workout everyday along with strength, flexibility and balance components.
Week one of the camp will take place from July 12th to 16th, 2021.
12:00 – 3:00 PM
Week two of the camp will take place from August 3rd to 6th, 2021.
12:00 – 3:00 PM
The camp is for children aged 4 – 14 and the athletes will be grouped based on age.
Week one of the camp will take place at the Glenmore Athletic Park – 5300 19 St SW
Week two of the camp will take place at the Foothills Athletic Park – 2431 Crowchild Trail NW