Dale Upton

I have been involved coaching track and field for twenty-four years specializing sprints and hurdles.  During this time I have been head coach of several summer provincial track teams representing Saskatchewan. In 2009 Canada Summer Games and 2019 Western Canada Summer Games sprints and hurdle coach for the province.  I have branched out in training speed and agility for University Huskie Football team, soccer teams and Valkyries Football athletes. Through educational courses and mentor coaching, I have developed a keen knowledge of gait analysis and running mechanics to improve athlete mobility.


Coaching education is very important to me and to the athletes benefit as well.

  • 2018 completed ALTIS Foundation Certification four-month training course on athlete development by some of the top coaches in world on speed and biomechanics in sprints.

  • 2018 certified as Canada Athletics Coach Evaluator for SaskAthletics for coaches requiring certification in sport and club coach.

  • Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) through Canadian Sport Institute the first of eight other high performance coaches to do so in Saskatchewan

  • Performance Coach highest level through Canada Athletics in Endurance and Sprints/Hurdles and Club coach in Jumps through the National Coaching Certification Program

  • Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) as a registered coach with the Professional Coaching Department of the Coaching Association of Canada

  • Kamloops NACAC Small Group as Mentorship Coach as an Event Observation and Skill Analysis training with International coaches.

  • Certified as a Speed and Agility Coach through National Sports Performance Association (NSPA) program from USA focusing on lateral and linear movement drills to increase acceleration in these directions.

  • Personal Trainer Specialist certified by Canfitpro