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  • GRIT Athletics Dartmouth Track and Field Summer Program 2024, Beazley Field, Dartmouth U8

    Ages: 5-7
    The Run Jump Throw (RJT) program is an exciting and engaging initiative designed to introduce young children, aged 5 to 7, to the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, and throwing. Here are the key aspects of the program:
    Days: Tuesdays and Thursday 6:00-7:00
    Location: Beazley Field Dartmouth, 50 Caledonia Rd, Dartmouth, NS B2X 1K8, Canada
    Date: May 28 - August 15, 2024

    1. Objective:
    • The primary goal of RJT is to enhance physical literacy and develop essential motor skills in a fun and accessible way.
    • It lays the foundation for future athletic endeavors by fostering a love for movement and sport.

    2.Activities and Skill Challenges:

    • RJT incorporates track and field-inspired games, activities, and skill challenges.
    • Children participate in age-appropriate exercises that focus on running technique, jumping coordination, and basic throwing skills.
    • The program encourages exploration, experimentation, and play.


    • RJT can be tailored to accommodate varying skill levels.
    • If some aspects of the program seem advanced for a particular child, adaptations can be made to ensure a positive experience.
    • The emphasis is on enjoyment and gradual skill development.


    • RJT is inclusive and welcomes children of all abilities.

    Remember, RJT is not just about sports—it’s about fostering a lifelong love for physical activity and movement. So let’s get those little feet running, those arms throwing, and those spirits soaring! 🏃‍♂️🤾‍♀️🌟

  • Grit Athletics Dartmouth Track and Field Summer program 2024

    Ages 8 to 18
    The Grit Athletics Track and Field Summer Program is an exciting and comprehensive initiative designed to empower young athletes. Here’s a detailed description of our program:
    Days: Tuesdays and Thursday 6:00-7:30
    Location: Beazley Field Dartmouth, 5 Caledonia Rd, Dartmouth, NS
    Date: May 28 - August 15, 2024

    1. Program Overview:
    • Objective: Our primary goal is to foster well-rounded athleticism, emphasizing agility, speed, power, and body awareness.
    • Duration: The program runs during the summer months, providing a focused training period for track and field enthusiasts.

    2. Training Techniques:

    • Agility: We incorporate dynamic drills, ladder exercises, and cone work to enhance agility. Quick footwork and lateral movements are emphasized.
    • Speed: Athletes participate in sprint training, interval runs, and speed endurance workouts. Proper running mechanics and acceleration techniques are taught.
    • Power: Plyometric exercises, medicine ball throws, and explosive movements are integrated to develop power and explosiveness.
    • Body Awareness: Balance drills, proprioceptive exercises, and bodyweight movements improve spatial awareness and coordination.

    3.Event-Specific Training:

    • We recognize that each athlete has unique strengths and interests. Therefore, we tailor training to specific track and field events:
    • Sprints: For sprinters, we focus on starts, block work, and maintaining top-end speed.
    • Distance Running: Long-distance runners benefit from endurance training, pacing strategies, and mental toughness.
    • Jumps (Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump): Athletes learn takeoff techniques, approach runs, and landing mechanics.
    • Throws (Shot Put, Discus, Javelin): Proper throwing form, strength training, and rotational techniques are emphasized.

    4.Holistic Approach:

    • Nutrition: We educate athletes about balanced diets, hydration, and fueling their bodies for optimal performance.
    • Training: Our coaches emphasize consistency, progressive overload, and injury prevention.
    • Event Preparation: Athletes receive guidance on mental preparation, visualization, and competition strategies.
    • Rest and Recovery: Adequate rest, sleep, and active recovery are crucial for growth and injury prevention.

    5.Coaching Staff:

    • Our experienced coaches are passionate about track and field. They provide personalized attention, technical feedback, and motivation.
    • We create a positive and supportive environment where athletes can thrive.

    6. Fun and Camaraderie:

    • While we focus on serious training, we also celebrate achievements, build friendships, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow athletes.
    • Team-building activities and friendly competitions enhance the overall experience.

    Remember, Grit Athletics is not just about winning medals—it’s about instilling discipline, resilience, and a lifelong love for the sport. Let’s ignite that competitive fire and chase those personal bests! 🏃‍♀️🏅🔥