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 and 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


** NEW for 2018** HaliFAST Athletics Road Runners

HaliFAST Athletics will be offering an adult road running group beginning on May 30th, 2018.   The group will meet on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings and will be based out of Dartmouth’s Shubie Park. We will be offering training and racing plans from 5k to the marathon in a fun, social, group training environment.  Technical warm-up and drill sessions, strength training, and nutritional advice will also be provided. 

For the first year we will be capping registration at 20 athletes (first come, first served) to ensure that we can effectively individualize training programs with an appropriate coach to athlete ratio.

Cost: $200 for the full year. Includes individualized coaching, singlet, and Run Nova Scotia membership.

When/Where: Tuesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 9am. Meet in the movie theatre parking lot at Dartmouth Crossing for easy access to Shubie’s quieter trails. Some sessions will meet at Beazley Field.

For more information, contact Rich Lehman at

Coaches: Erin MacNeil, Emily Clarke, Rich Lehman



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+