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

 

Carrie Saunders

Carrie has been coaching track and field for the past 16 years.  She was an athlete herself that wanted to give back once she had completed her track career. She has taken coaching courses in Canada and in the US and specializes in sprints and hurdles.  Coaching is not just on the track she feels like aspects of discipline and training assist athletes throughout their life and she tries to invoke this in her athletes as they grow with her.  Apart from the club she also has been the head coach of Alberta Summer Games Zone 5 for 8 years and actively manages Alberta Teams for Athletics Alberta each year.

Certifications

  • NCCP Club Coach: Sprints, Hurdles, Relays – Trained
  • NCCP Sport Coach: Certified

 

Ciera Heshka-Wolf
More info coming soon!

Certifications

  • NCCP Club Coach: Throws – Trained

 

Rachel Yee

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. Having recently moved to Edmonton to complete a MSc degree in Environmental Engineering, she is grateful for the opportunity to be back in the coaching circle and to start a Run, Jump, Throw program for Capital City Track Club.

Certifications

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