Spring Athletics Program
The Athletics program of EMSP is an introductory track and running program for co-ed athletes born 2007 – 2012 designed to compliment the kinetic style and overall skill-set of athletes of all sports. The head instructor of the program is Nick Colyn, stand-out Track & Field athlete at Trinity Western University and experienced running coach in public track & field circuit. All training will be age and level appropriate and will consist of the following:
- Acceleration / Deceleration
- Power & weight transfer in sprinting
- Correcting running form & style (proper biomechanics)
Note – this is not a conditioning program. There will be a higher focus on quality (style) than quantity (fatigue of athletes).
While we are here to help athletes improve, the coaching staff understands that children have many activities. There is, however, a strong correlation between attendance and athletic improvement. Participants will get more benefit from the program the more they can attend. This is an individual sport (and investment) so emsp staff will leave decision of commitment levels to registrants (families). The sessions will run rain or shine.
STRATEGIC PARTNER - THUNDERBIRDS TRACK & FIELD CLUB
ELITE Multi Sports has established a cooperative partnership with newly branded Thunderbirds Track Club, who train out of North Surrey Track. The track club has been influential in securing our location at North Surrey High School and also has kindly contributed to our EMSP athletics program’s curriculum.
- 1-hour sessions every Wednesday for 8 weeks
- Ages 2007 – 2012
- Set #1 – 5:45PM – 6:45PM
- Set #2 – 6:30PM – 7:30PM
- Location: North Surrey Track
- Dates: April 15th – June 10th 2020
North Surrey Track
$135 (plus GST) Cost is $75 if the participant is EMSP Spring Academy or Spring League
- Includes EMSP training shirt
- To provide incentive to athletes EMSP will cover the registration cost for 1st 3 events in a public track meet through BC Athletics. For 2012s – EMSP will reimburse 1 Track Rascals registration. All info on public track meets will be sent to all participants
LEAD INSTRUCTOR - NICK COLYN
Currently in his fourth year at Trinity Western University as a student athlete pursuing a degree in honours biology, Nick is an elite level distance runner competing in events ranging from 1500m – 10000m with a specialty in the 3000m steeplechase. He grew up playing youth soccer with Langley United Youth Soccer Association and eventually made the transition to running later on in high school. He has been a member of the Canadian National team for the IAAF World Junior Championships (2016) and Pan American Cross Country Championships (2016) and is actively competing for both Trinity Western University and the Langley Mustangs Track Club.
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER ON TRACK MEETS
All participants of the EMSP Athletics Program will receive weekly newsletters updating on upcoming public track & field events and opportunities.