LANGLEY MUSTANGS PROGRAMS
As a high performance and recreational club for athletes ranging in age from elementary school to Masters (35+), the Langley Mustangs Track & Field Club offers competitive opportunities for ALL athletes, regardless of ability.
Through our Track Rascal and Junior Development programs, children can come out to the track, have fun running, jumping or throwing, meet new friends, and join in the wonderful, healthy and character building world of track and field!
Our High School group is designed for athletes aged 14 - 18. This group will prepare athletes to excel at the regional, provincial, and national level. The High School Group season runs October to mid-August. They will be expected to train 3-5 days a week depending on which Phase of training the athlete is in.
Initially training in the fall will be at Macleod Athletic Park 3 days a week. A pool and gym workout will be added to the schedule late fall. Specific preparation for competition will begin early in the New Year. During this time athletes may compete in 1 or 2 indoor meets in Washington or Richmond. These competitions will be considered for practice and experience purposes only. In the early spring the coaches will be focused on very specific and individual workouts and getting early competition experience.
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Designed for athletes aged 9 - 13, the Junior Development Group provides a structured environment in which athletes develop fundamental movement skills related to all track and field events. Coaches provide technical guidance and a structured routine that reinforces proper technique, age appropriate progressions, and exposure to a wide range of skills. The program is designed to produce a well-rounded athlete who demonstrates competencies in running, jumping and throwing events which is consistent with the long term athlete development model supported by BC Athletics and Athletics Canada.
Structure: Training occurs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 pm at McLeod Athletic Park track and includes a structured warm-up followed by 3 event rotations. Over both days all athletes will rotate through the following events: high jump, hurdles, throws (shot put, discus, javelin), long jump, strength and agility, and sprints. Spring training from March 1 to April 4 will be a more general conditioning phase with shorter sessions and then progressed to longer sessions and more technical learning.
2017 season ONLINE registration opens January 1, 2016!
TRACK RASCALS (6 - 8 years)
The track rascal program is a Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) non-competitive program for those athletes between the ages of 6 - 8 who would like to try track and field for the first time and want a fun recreational experience. Developed by Athletics Canada, RJTW is the grassroots development program for our sport. This FUNdamentals program teaches the skills of running, jumping and throwing and the technical skill progressions for track and field events. Although is designed for ages 6-8, this program has progressions for older athletes, and can be adapted for special needs.
Practices run twice a week from mid-April to mid-June.
ONLINE REGISTRATION opens January 1, 2016
PRACTICES START Tuesday, April 18, 2017
POST SECONDARY GROUP
Our Post-Secondary Group is designed for both post-secondary athletes training year round and those returning from their university season in Canada or the US. This group will focus on the outdoor preparation of athletes to excel at the national and international level.
The Post-Secondary Group begins either in September, for year-round athletes, or after their final semester and completion of their CIS, NAIA or NCAA commitments. The preparation will include, where appropriate, weight training, core strength and technical coaching. The group will train until the end of the competition season.
The Langley Mustangs are proud of the para-athletes who have represented our club, Province and Country over the years.
Currently our club is home to three para-athletes: Leah Robinson (T37), Braedon Dolfo (T13) and Dustin Walsh (T11).
Read about Braedon, Dustin and other Langley Mustangs athletes who have represented Canada on the World Stage.
View the most up-to date results, rankings and records at the links below:
Click HERE for more information on Para-athletics in general.
Contact us for registration information.