Coach Bios

Rob Fisher – Head Coach
fisher-rob-00005Grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta playing many sports during my school years. Baseball, School Track, Soccer, Volleyball, were among the regulars but Hockey was the main one until the end of high school when I switched gears to sprinting full time for the University of Alberta. Multiple provincial medals both club and high school, lead to many National Championship appearances including the 2004 Olympic Trials, 7 Canada West Medals and 2 CIS National Medals were proof that I had succored in achieving some of my dream goals as an athlete. Now switching gears to coaching I am helping others achieve their goals and dreams.

I teach junior high phys ed in Sherwood park during the day and coach at the school, with the club, with the university varsity program, and when called upon the provincial team and the national team during my “free” time. I have been fortunate enough to be a Provincial Team Head Coach with the Youth and Midget teams, a provincial staff coach for the 2007 Western Canada Games and 2013 Canada Games, Head Coach for Team Alberta at the 2015 Western Canada Summer games, and the sprints & hurdles coach at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships for the National Team.

Everyone has the right to chase their dreams and coaches like us help those people along the way. Always are we proud of the accomplishments of those we have the honor of working with. Sometimes, if your lucky, it turns into lifelong friendships, but you can always see the difference a coach can make in someones life and with that responsibility as a coach, I will never forget the positive influence I can have on someone I get to work with. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go chase some dreams!

Certifications

  • NCCP Performance Coach: Sprints, Hurdles, Relays – Certified, Jumps – Certified
  • NCCP Club Coach: Distance – Certified, Jumps – Certified
  • NCCP Run, Jump, Throw Instructor – Certified
  • Athletics Alberta Learning Facilitator: Sport Coach and Club Coach Levels
  • Athletics Alberta Evaluator: Sport Coach and Club Coach Levels
  • Athletics Alberta Materials Expert: Sprints, Hurdles, Relays, and Jumps

Ciera Heshka-Wolf
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Certifications

  • NCCP Club Coach: Throws – Trained

Clayton Hayes

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Rachel, originally from Calgary, AB, began her track career with CALTAF where she trained in the distance group for eight years.  It was while training as an athlete that she had the opportunity to coach CALTAF’s youngest training group, the CALTAF Cheetahs.  Rachel’s effectiveness as a Cheetah coach was evident by the growth of the group from an initial 40 kids to over 100 by the end of her 3 year tenure.  Through this experience, Rachel developed her love for coaching and passion for developing and inspiring young athletes to overcome the challenges of competitive track and field.  In addition, Rachel was employed by the Calgary Track Council as a Run, Jump, Throw instructor for delivery of the program in various elementary schools around the city in order to spread the love of track and field by exposing young children to the sport.  She enjoys teaching the fundamentals of track and encourages a strong worth ethic and good sportsmanship.  It was through track that Rachel discovered the many life lessons the sport has to offer, which she hopes she can pass forward to future generations of track athletes. She recently completed her MSc degree in Environmental Engineering and works in environmental consulting during the day and fills her nights and weekends working with young athletes!

Certifications

  • NCCP Run, Jump, Throw – Certified
  • NCCP Club Coach: Endurance – Trained; Jumps – Trained

Emily Cliff

Emily has grown up in Edmonton for almost all of her life. She was introduced to track and field in junior high, where she fell in love with the sport. Emily joined Capital City Track Club as an athlete in high school where she was coached by Rob Fisher and Ciera Heshka-Wolf. Currently, Emily is pursuing her Bachelors of Kinesiology majoring in the Adaptive Physical Activity stream at the University of Alberta. Emily is also competing as a varsity thrower on the U of A Track and Field team. When Emily is not throwing or coaching, she enjoys acting in movies and commercials, spending time with her dog, travelling, and working part-time at Highlands Golf Club. For the past two years, Emily has been assisting Rachel Yee with the Run, Jump, Throw program. She is always excited to bring her knowledge and first-hand experience of throwing shot put, discus, hammer throw, weight throw and javelin to the group. Emily is passionate about translating what she has learned as a thrower to the younger generations with hopes that they too will find joy in the sport like she has!
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Certifications

  • NCCP Club Coach: Throws – Trained

Lauren Town

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