ANB Newsletter April 2024

Posted on Apr 12 2024

April 12, 2024


Dear Members,


Our outdoor season is fast approaching and we have lots of news to share on different events coming in the near future. Have a read below on coach education, new programming and an exciting new Road & trail Membership offered by Athletics Canada!

New Programming 

Introducing our Athletics For All program! 🎉 It's designed to make sports more inclusive and accessible, especially for newcomers to Canada and athletes with disabilities. Plus, we're reviving the beloved Run Jump Throw Program! Here's a breakdown of what's happening:

  • What: Athletics For All program

  • Who: Newcomers to Canada and athletes with disabilities

  • Includes: Run Jump Throw Program for Kids ages 6-12

  • When: Multiple dates (see below)


Mark your calendars for these exciting events:

  • May 11 - Medavie Stadium - Moncton NB

  • May 18 - Medavie Stadium - Moncton NB

  • June 8 - Canada Games Stadium - Saint John NB

  • June 22 - Canada Games Stadium - Saint John NB

  • June 26 - UNB Campus - Fredericton NB

  • July 3 - UNB Campus- Fredericton NB

  • July 10 - UNB Campus - Fredericton NB


For more information on both the Run Jump Throw Programs, Athletics for All, and Registration please use the links below. Note that registration is through the ANB Calendar and includes all dates listed above. Both programs share the same registration page:





Coach Education 

We are happy to announce our next Coaching education course! Under the umbrella of our new Athletics For All events we will be offering a Run Jump Throw Wheel and Athletics For All coaching education session. The course will be held on April 20th at the Irving Oil Fieldhouse in Saint John NB.


The course will include classroom and on track components running from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


This coaching context and course is ideal for coaches/teachers/ instructors/parents who have little to no sport experience or wish to teach the basics of fundamental movement skills with games to reinforce skills with young athletes generally between the ages of 6 to 12 years of age (i.e. FUNdamentals & Learn to Train stages in Long Term Athlete Development Model - LTAD). The workshop is for those who are coaching short range events such as clinics, afterschool programs, to once a week club or community programs offered over a few months. The focus at this level of coaching is on FUN, skill development and not on competition. 



Road and Trail Membership

Athletics Canada and its provincial/territorial branches are excited to launch a new membership option for road and trail runners of all ages and abilities. Get ready to hit the road and explore the trails with the new Athletics Canada Recreational Road & Trail Membership. More information on this membership including benefits and registration can be found using the link below.