NW Zone 8 Alberta Summer Games Track Team

2014 Zone 8 ASG Track and Field Team

2014 Zone 8 ASG Track and Field Team

The 2014 Alberta Summer Games took place in Airdrie, AB from July 24 to 27.

A team of 34 track and field athletes from Zone 8 – the Peace Country  – took part.  Youth athletes (born in 1997 and 1998) and Midget athletes (born in 1999, 2000, and 2001) were eligible for selection.  The team was chosen from the Zone 8 ASG Trials Meet in Grande Prairie on Saturday, May 24.

Results from the Zone 8 ASG Selection Meet, May 24, 2014  14nwzoneasgtrialsresults

 2014 Zone 8 Team Roster (version 5-  July 15, 2014) 14ASGRosterJuly15

Join the Zone 8 ASG Track Team Facebook Group.

2014 ASG Final Thoughts

I had a ton of fun; I hope you did too. This was my 8th Alberta Summer Games – 7 as the Zone Coach, and 1 as the Sport Chair. Ill definitely be back for 2016 in Leduc, and I hope to see all of you who participated in the Midget category back for another crack at it in two years.

Overall, I was really pleased with how we did last weekend. I was predicting 8 or 9 medals and we won 7 5 silver and 2 bronze. We ran into some really bad luck with injuries to Greg Student, Kris Baird, Christian Lambert, and Luis Ventura I figure that cost us at least 4 other medals right there.

For the record,  click here for the rest of the article 

Mega Important Epic Update Which Should Answer All of Your Questions and Improve Your Overall Quality of Life

Yes, you need to read this missive before you arrive to the Games, so click on the link below and read carefully

Zone 8 ASG Track and Field Update – July 17, 2014

Team Practices and Training – Wednesdays 4:15 p.m. Legion Track, Grande Prairie

For athletes in the Grande Prairie area, we’ll start team practices on Wednesday, May 28 at 4:15 p.m.  For now, we’ll go on Wednesdays (no practice June 11, however), but we may add days later on depending on the interest.

For out of town athletes, if you can make the odd Wednesday practice, that’s great.  I don’t expect you to drive 2 hours each way from Peace River to be at practice every Wednesday.  However, it’s up to you to practice on your own – you want to be at your best for the Games in July.  If you’d like some advice about training, please e-mail me.

Training Plan for 800, 1500, and 3000

Training Plan for Throwers

Training Plan for Multi Eventers

Training Plan for Sprinters and Jumpers (see the first part of the Training Plan for Multi Eventers linked above)

 GP Mini Meet – Saturday, June 21-  Legion Track, Grande Prairie

Results 14wacminimeetresults

Sherwood Park Track Classic – July 12 and 13

There’s a big two-day meet in Sherwood Park 1.5 weeks before the ASG.  If you are able to take part, it would be a great tune up.  Because this is provincials, normally you have to be an Athletics Alberta (AA) member, but the organizers have agreed to allow ASG team members who aren’t AA members to compete this year.

If you would like to take part, please get a hold of Bill by July 2, so he can enter you.  Entries are $25for the first event and $15 per additional event.  You would be responsible for your transportation to/from the meet and accommodation in Sherwood Park.

Complete Meet Information is here

ASG Games Information

2014 ASG Website

Bus Information (Coming soon)

ASG Track Competition Schedule (Updated July 7, 2014)

2014 ASG Track and Field Technical Package

2014 ASG Participant Handbook

2014 ASG Forms

2014 ASG Waiver and Code of Conduct Form  Please print a copy of this form, sign it, get your parent/guardian to sign it, and bring it with you to the Trials on May 24 along with a cheque for $110 (Games Fee) payable to Athletics Alberta.  If you are not selected for the team, your form and cheque (uncashed) will be returned to you.

Training Videos

Glide Technique for Shot Put –   A longer video which gives good detail

Short and Simple Technique for Shot Put – If you can’t get the full glide quite right, try this.

Javelin Technique – From the Grip to the follow through!

Discus Technique – Some great 70s hair in this one, but a number of ways to throw it, from simple to more complicated.


High Jump – 14 steps in a “J” for the approach

Long Jump – I’d stick with the Stride style or Hang style at this point.

Triple Jump







Zone 8 ASG Track and Field Archives (previous Games’ information)