Development (12+ 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
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: Emily Cowie and Michelle Lehman
Sprints and Hurdles: Competitive athletes who are 16 year or older can choose to join this group for sprint- specific training.
Coaches: 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
Jumps: Competitive athletes focus on long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault in this group.
Coaches: Kevin Bourgeois, Devin Errington, Kate Maclatchie
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: Jonathan Doucette, Kirk Jessome
Run Jump Throw Camp $150 (SUMMER ONLY, start 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: Michelle 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)