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Carla Nicholls - Track and Field Consultant - Read More+

Carla Nicholls - Track and Field Consultant

Carla-Nicholls

Carla is a two-time Olympic Team Coach who coached a total of 21 individual events at the 2008 and 2012 games. Her national team experience ranges from Head Coach of World Youth and World Junior Championships along with many event group coach assignments as Jumps and Combined Events Coach at multiple World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, and World University Games.

She is currently employed by Athletics Canada as the National Lead for Olympic Development, responsible for identifying, developing athletes to future sustainable high performance success.

Carla, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, has achieved her IAAF Level 5 Elite Coach certification in Horizontal Jumps and NCCP Level 4 Certification in Athletics. She is a graduate of the Coaching Association of Canada's Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program and is an active ChPC with Coaches of Canada.

Her 24 years of involvement with athletics ranges from small club development to serving as Head Coach at the University of Regina, leading the team from last place to conference champions in just a few years. She was a writer of the New NCCP manual for athletics, a contributor to Athletics Canada's Long-Term Athlete Development program and is a Master Learning Facilitator for all levels of the NCCP.

One of Carla's greatest challenges was creating and then leading Athletics Canada's Olympic Development Program (ODP). This successful program identified, developed, and promoted athletic talent in Canada. Created in 2010, the focus was on 2016, preparing athletes for podium success. The program has kept many top athletes in Canada to train and prepare for their future endeavours. In 2012, 56% of Canada's athletics Olympic Team was made up of ODP athletes.

Carla is a passionate advocate of women in coaching, sport, and leadership. She is the leader of Women in Coaching for Athletics Canada and was active in establishing policies and procedures to ensure gender equity in the National Program. In 2009, her endeavours contributed to Athletics Canada winning the prestigious coach Sheila Robertson Award presented annually by Coaches of Canada to an organization that consistently values and recognizes the role of its coaches. She has just recently been elected to the NACAC Women's Commission.

Carla travels the globe as a high performance consultant, doing multiple speaking engagements in the areas of high performance, club/athlete, and coach development. She has organized and led numerous coaching clinics for the development of jumps and combined events.

Lois Vanderhooft - RJT/PeeWee/Bantam Group 1 Coach - Read More+

Lois Vanderhooft - RJT/PeeWee/Bantam Group 1 Coach

- Completed Level 1 NCCP Sport Coach

- Completed Level 1 Saskatchewan Soccer Association Youth Coach

- Coached youth soccer for 4 years and continues to be an active board member of REZYSA.

- Has helped at school track meets for over 7 years.

- Competed in track during elementary and high school years in sprints, shot, long, triple, relays.

- Completed 5 half marathons, 2 mini-triathlons and several long distance races.

- Competed in many long-distance cycling challenges.

- Currently plays soccer, squash, cycles, tennis and trains weekly to keep up with her 4 active children!

Chad Kichula - Sprints and Jumps - Midget - U16 - Read More+

Chad Kichula - Sprints and Jumps - Midget - U16

- Masters sprinter and Level 2 coach.

- Have two kids Katie and Colton in Excel.

- Chad enjoys being involved in Track and Field as an athlete, coach and of course, as a parent to two Excel Athletes.

Don Fitzsimmons - Distance, Cross Country - Pee Wee u12 and Bantam-U14 - Read More+

Don Fitzsimmons - Distance, Cross Country - Pee Wee u12 and Bantam-U14

This is Don's 9th season coaching Pee Wee/bantam distance runners. Don enjoys and is very good at teaching fundamental skills to new runners.

Level one certified coach, 

A lifelong runner starting with Track as a kid, Don switched to running distance and found an outlet for his energies.

Don's marathon days were heady. His PB was 3:18. He has completed 6 marathons and dozens of 10 km's. For several years, he ran the Jasper to Banff 24-hr relay, with some remarkable times posted by extraordinary teams of men and women. Don noted that that was too much fun.

When asked, Don stated that he runs for fun and loves to pass on the joy of running to our remarkable, young athletes in Excel.

Terry Mountjoy - Throws, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump - Read More+

Terry Mountjoy - Throws, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump

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McKenzie Van Eaton - Pole Vault - Midget U16 and older - Read More+

McKenzie Van Eaton - Pole Vault - Midget U16 and older

Darren Peters - High Jump, Triple Jump, - Read More+

Darren Peters - High Jump, Triple Jump,

Doug Opseth - Run Jump Throw Group 1 - Read More+

Doug Opseth - Run Jump Throw Group 1

Marit Neff - U16 and old - Distance and Cross Country - Read More+

Marit Neff - U16 and old - Distance and Cross Country

- Started running competitively at the age of 8

- Competed all through primary school, high school, and university

- U of R Cougar alumni

-Academic All-Canadian

- Has had the opportunity to train under many different distance coaches in Sask. 

- Sport Coach certification training in progress

Ryan Gerbhart - Run Jump Throw Group 1 - Read More+

Ryan Gerbhart - Run Jump Throw Group 1

Elysha Gerbart - Run Jump Throw Group 1 - Read More+

Elysha Gerbart - Run Jump Throw Group 1

Sherry Metz - Pee Wee and Bantam Sprints and Jumps Group 1 - Read More+

Sherry Metz - Pee Wee and Bantam Sprints and Jumps Group 1

Roger Burkholder - Youth U18 Junior U20 and Senior and Masters Sprints Coach - Read More+

Roger Burkholder - Youth U18 Junior U20 and Senior and Masters Sprints Coach

Arthur Ward - Midget-U16 Youth-U18 Junior-U20 and Senior and Masters Jumps Coach - Read More+

Arthur Ward - Midget-U16 Youth-U18 Junior-U20 and Senior and Masters Jumps Coach

Jennifer Tondevold - Midget, Youth, Junior and Senior Throws Coach and Sprints and Jumps - Read More+

Jennifer Tondevold - Midget, Youth, Junior and Senior Throws Coach and Sprints and Jumps

Cory Gelowitz - Pee Wee and Bantam Sprints and Jumps Group 2 Coach - Read More+

Cory Gelowitz - Pee Wee and Bantam Sprints and Jumps Group 2 Coach

Callie Lewry - Run Jump Throw Group 1 - Read More+

Callie Lewry - Run Jump Throw Group 1

Rabin Rutten-James - Run Jump throw Group 2 - Read More+

Rabin Rutten-James - Run Jump throw Group 2

Irelyn Toth - Run Jump Throw Group 2 - Read More+

Irelyn Toth - Run Jump Throw Group 2

Crystal Patterson - Run Jump Throw Group 2 - Read More+

Crystal Patterson - Run Jump Throw Group 2

Renee Pritchard - Run Jump Throw Group 2 - Read More+

Renee Pritchard - Run Jump Throw Group 2

Kelly Silcox - Pee Wee and Bantam Sprints and Jumps Group 1 - Read More+

Kelly Silcox - Pee Wee and Bantam Sprints and Jumps Group 1

Hannah Stinholm - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2 - Read More+

Hannah Stinholm - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2

Kayliegh Stinholm - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 1 - Read More+

Kayliegh Stinholm - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 1

Mike Thomas - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2 - Read More+

Mike Thomas - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2

Asad Hussain - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 1 - Read More+

Asad Hussain - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 1

Sebastien Ouellet - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2 - Read More+

Sebastien Ouellet - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2

Travis Sulewski - Pee Wee-U12and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2 - Read More+

Travis Sulewski - Pee Wee-U12and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2

Nevan Isaac - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2 - Read More+

Nevan Isaac - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 2

Terry Ekvall - Youth-U18 Junior- U20 and Senior Sprints and Jumps and Hurdles - Read More+

Terry Ekvall - Youth-U18 Junior- U20 and Senior Sprints and Jumps and Hurdles

Jesse McCabe - Youth-U18 Junior-U20 and Senior Sprints and Jumps and Hurdles - Read More+

Jesse McCabe - Youth-U18 Junior-U20 and Senior Sprints and Jumps and Hurdles

Altn Bekirova - Pole Vault - Midget U16 and older - Read More+

Altn Bekirova - Pole Vault - Midget U16 and older

Nicole Naughton - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Distance and Cross Country - Read More+

Nicole Naughton - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Distance and Cross Country

Greg Wilson - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Distance and Cross Country - Read More+

Greg Wilson - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Distance and Cross Country

Russel Neff - MidgetU16 Youth-U18 Junior-U20 and Senior Distance and Cross Country - Read More+

Russel Neff - MidgetU16 Youth-U18 Junior-U20 and Senior Distance and Cross Country

Lain Fife - Midget,-U16 Youth-U18 Junior-U20 and Senior Distance and Cross Country - Read More+

Lain Fife - Midget,-U16 Youth-U18 Junior-U20 and Senior Distance and Cross Country

Kaytlyn Criddle - Run Jump Throw Group 2 - Read More+

Kaytlyn Criddle - Run Jump Throw Group 2

Brittney Johnstone - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 1 - Read More+

Brittney Johnstone - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 1

Brittney will be coaching U12 and U14 sprints and jumps focusing on Long Jump and High Jump. Brittney is a U of R Student with a long background in Track and Field including multiple provincial meets in Long Jump, High Jump and Triple Jump 

Jennifer Langen - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 1 - Read More+

Jennifer Langen - Pee Wee-U12 and Bantam-U14 Sprints and Jumps Group 1

Jennifer will be joining Excel in Jan 2019. She brings multiple years of coaching experience in a variety of sports and numerous years of experience as a Road Race and 1/2 Marathon athlete. 

Ben Rumpel - Midget-U16 High Jump and Long Jump - Read More+

Ben Rumpel - Midget-U16 High Jump and Long Jump

Ben is a National level Track and Field Athlete currently competing with the U of R Cougars. He specializes in long jump and high hump and will be working with our U16 age athletes.