Track Attack is designed to be fun for kids while instilling confidence though the fundamentals of track and field. We offer athletes an opportunity to learn and build upon basic track and field skills like hurdles, shot put, high jump and sprint starts among many others. We play a ton of games mixed with daily track workouts as well as strength, flexibility, and balance components. Track Attack is for children ages 4-14 and athletes are grouped based on age.
The Track Attack Philosophy
Since 2009 Track Attack has been designed to instill confidence in children through the fundamentals of track and field.
We believe that racing and competition is not just about winning and that an athlete’s proudest moments come from setting personal bests. A Personal best can be huge, like minutes or meters, or as small as one hundredth of a second or a centimeter. Each incremental improvement is as worthy of celebration as the next. Personal bests allow children to grow, learn, and have fun.
Meet our Head Coach - Tara Power
I’m Tara, and I’m the head coach and founder of Track Attack summer camp.
I started racing when I was just in junior high, and joined Calgary Track and Field (CALTAF) back in 1997. As an athlete I trained with for 14 years until I retired from racing in 2011. During that time I attended an NCAA Division 1 university in North Carolina and became a two time Canadian National medalist in the 3k Steeple Chase. I currently coach for CALTAF within the Multi Events group and I’ve also coached on various provincial teams, including at the Alberta Summer Games and Canada Summer Games. In addition to all of that, I’m also a Special Education teacher here in Calgary and a mother to four young kids!
I have always trained, and coached, 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 proudly calls Calgary, Alberta, Canada our home.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that Track Attack takes place on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Iyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation within Alberta District 6, and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.