Our competitive training programs are designed with significant input from the Athletics Canada Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) model. All of the methods used to train our young athletes are age appropriate; their safety and long-term participation in sport is one of our main goals. Our program aims to provide these young athletes with a sense of achievement leading to a positive relationship with sport and physical activity.
As an athlete progresses through our programs, their training frequency and loads are increased, and emphasis broadens to include a more comprehensive training structure. At this stage they are provided with a more unique, individualized, innovative program that is designed and implemented by a Level 4 coach with international coaching experience.
Lisa Veloce (Performance Coach)
A huge thank you to Lisa Veloce for her inspiring and instructional session on mental preparation. No doubt the strategies discussed will lead to improved performances.
CTAC Official Instagram Account
The official CTAC Instagram account, ctacrunning, is up and active! We'll use the account to post workout pictures & videos, live Instagram stories, featured athletes, positive/motivational quotes, upcoming events, and more. Please check us out at ctacrunning! Parents/Athletes please D M Lisa Doorenspleet with your pictures for posting.
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Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC), Toronto's premier middle-distance track and cross-country running club. We specialize in 400, 800, 1500, 3000 and 5000m track events.
CTAC offers age appropriate training programs for athletes aged 11 and up who are passionate about running.
We train at facilities in the central Toronto area, including Sunnybrook Park, Monarch Park Stadium, Leaside High School and Central Tech School.
CTAC is a competitive running club for youths aged 11 (grade 6) and up. We are located in central Toronto and draw most of our athletes from the North York, East York, North Toronto and Beaches area of the city. CTAC is a non-profit corporation with a parent volunteer board of directors.
We offer age appropriate training for athletes in the sport of middle distance running (800,1500, 3000, Steeple Chase, and 5000) on both the indoor and outdoor track, as well as cross country running. CTAC’s programs focus on introducing young athletes to the sport of competitive middle distance and cross-country racing in a team based, fun atmosphere.
Coaches are our club’s greatest resource, and they play a large role in the success of our athletes and our programs. Our coaches want to see each of our athletes reach their full potential, and their programs are designed to develop the athlete over the long term...