Warriors Mission

The mission of the Calgary Warriors Track Club is to provide athletes ages 12 and up the tools and training to be successful in track & field. A number of top-class athletes have come from the ranks of the Calgary Warriors, making provincial and national teams, and several have obtained scholarships at universities in Canada and United States. We also invite older athletes, including masters, to join the club.

Want to join?

It’s fun. It’s fast. It’s healthy. It’s Warriors Track.
Track and field can be an exciting place to meet friends and participate in a variety of individual and team activities involving, running, jumping and throwing. Warriors Track membership is available for athletes between the ages of 12 – 19, although we have some younger and older athletes in our club. We provide coaching in sprints, hurdles, middle distance, jumps and combined events, as this is the primary focus of our club.

Club Organization

Calgary Warriors Track Club is a non-profit society registered under the Societies Act of Alberta. The club is affiliated with Athletics Alberta and Athletics Canada  (the governing bodies for track and field in Alberta and Canada). Calgary Warriors is operated in accordance with a Constitution and bylaws and is managed by a Board of Directors. We have been an active track and field club since 1991

Coaching Staff

Jan Lips
All events
Qualifications: Club Coach certified with decades of coaching experience in Canada and Netherlands. Former Team Alberta Coach.
mobile 403-708-3530

Esther Sieben
Jumps and combined events
Qualifications: Performance Coach trained with more than 10 years of coaching experience. 2022 Team Alberta Coach.

Ali Carruthers
Junior Development (U14)
Qualifications: Club Coach trained in sprints and hurdles.

Board of Directors

Tara Shiu, President and Calgary Track Council representative

Michael Wesolowski, Vice President and Coach Liaison

Paige Miles, Treasurer

Amber Mayr, Secretary

Karin Hunter, Volunteer Coordinator

Maxx Lapthorne, Member at Large

vacant, Apparel Coordinator

vacant, Member at large


Calgary Warriors Track Club is independent and self-supporting. The club’s policy is to keep membership fees as low as possible. Our only financial support beyond the membership fee is derived from volunteering at charity casinos, every 18 months on average. Major recurring expenses are facility rentals, equipment, coaching expenses and training. Meet entry fees and travel are charged to the athletes.