YHZ Track & Field, in Halifax, NS embraces a Long Term Athlete Development model that matches athletes with age appropriate structure and qualified coaching.

YHZ Track and Field encourages athletes of all ages to be active for life. The Run Jump Throw program teaches children the basic movement patterns of track and field, which are the foundation of almost all sports. The Ageless Wonders program encourages master’s aged athletes to compete at the best of their abilities.

Train is the beginner athlete. The athlete in the so called “sampling” years. This age group would be in the 8-12 year old range, where they may only be involved 1 or 2 days a week at certain times of the year. This program recognized Nationally by Athletics Canada is called Run, Jump Throw.

Compete are athletes usually in Junior and Senior High School. They may train up to three times a week in a group setting. Some of these athletes have made the decision to commit to track and field exclusively while others may be participating in more than one sport.

Excel is the athlete that has committed completely to track and field and trains year round, and has most likely made the decision to only participate in a single sport. Sometimes these athletes can be still in high school, Some of these athletes may compete locally, some nationally, and some internationally. Collegiate athletes during their summer break make their home with YHZ. Post Collegiate athletes also need guidance, so our club offers that to them.

For information contact YHZ by sending an email to: info@yhztrack.ca