The Kamloops Track and Field Club (KTFC) is a nonprofit, community-focused athletic organization that offers development, training and competitive opportunities to children, youth and adults between the ages of 6 and 99 years. The club aims to develop athletes of all ages by way of dedicated programs: Track Rascals (ages 6-8 years), Junior Development (JD) (ages 9-13 years), U16, U18, U20, Seniors (age 20-34 years) and Masters (age 35 - 99 years).
The KTFC also strives to provide focused support (financial or human aid that are within the Club’s ability) and leadership (coordination, facilitation or service) to our high-performance adolescent and senior athletes (level: top eight at National Championships or National Team member), and promising U16 and Y18 athletes (level: Provincial Games teams or Provincial Teams to National Championships).
As a member of PacificSport (Interior BC) the KTFC takes pride in the quality of our coaches.
Dylan Armstrong, is the Head Coach of Kamloops Track and Field Club. Dylan’s achievements include a bronze medal in Shot Put at the Beijing 2008 Olympics (Canada’s first Olympic medalist in a throwing event in almost a century), IAAF World Championship medals (silver in 2011, bronze in 2013, again a first for Canada in throwing events!), Pan American Games medals (gold in 2007 and 2011), Commonwealth Games champion (2010) and the overall 2011 Diamond League title in shot put. Dylan coaches throws and some high jump.
Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk, a world-renowned throws coach, joined the club in 2005. During his phenomenal career "Dr. B" coached 13 athletes to Olympic medals, including KTFC’s new head coach, Dylan Armstrong.
KTFC’s certified, enthusiastic and knowledgeable complement of coaches include Christine Yamaoka (sprints and hurdles), Sean Lehmann (middle distance), Miriam Dziadyk (Junior Development, high jump), Mike Kern (JD and pole vault) and Dayl Dhaliwal (Track Rascals).
At Kamloops Track and Field Club we believe that our sport with its unique combination of events can offer an opportunity to anyone between the ages of 6 and 100 years to participate in an athletic activity that is challenging, fun and competitive.
As an athlete’s ability, maturity, and motivation develop, coaches will support more serious athletes in the pursuit of their goals. Early specialization, competition, and winning are not our focus, but coaches will ask of each athlete to give their best effort at each practice and to allow others to do the same. We believe that our athletes should be people first and that participation in Track & Field can be embraced into an active life at any age.
The KTFC’s coaches are committed to maintaining a positive, encouraging and knowledge-driven training environment for all athletes. Coaches promote the positive aspects of training, skill building, and competition while guiding athletes toward their individual goals. Coaches hone their own skills by spending countless hours on the track, attending networking and communication opportunities with other coaches and pursuing further education and certification. Our coaches are experienced, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionately committed to their chosen programs.