Karl Meissner (Head Coach)

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Karl has contributed to the success of the team for over 25 years. His provincial and national team coaching experience allows him to communicate and relate to each athlete based on their training needs and goals for the season. With a vast understanding of all track and field events, he knows what is best for each athlete and their future within the sport. He values athletes who are passionate, courageous, respectful, and self-aware. He believes in a person first, athlete second approach, where he develops a positive coach-athlete relationship to yield all-around results and build trust with each individual athlete.

Coaching Certifications

  • Chartered Professional Athletics Coach (ChPC) - Coaches of Canada (COC)

  • NCCP Performance Coach - Certified (Level 3) - Throws, Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles

  • NCCP Club Coach - Certified (Level 2) - Distance

  • Coach Developer - Learning Facilitator - (Technical Level 2) - Sprints/Hurdles, Jumps

  • Run Jump Throw Instructor

  • NSCA CSCS Certification

Coaching Accomplishments

  • 2019 FISU World Summer Universiade - Throws Coach

  • 2018 Alberta Junior Development Coach of the Year

  • 2009 - Present - Member of Athletics Alberta Personnel Committee

  • 2009 - Present - Member of Athletics Alberta Competition Development Committee

  • 2018 Senior NACAC Track & Field Championships - Head Throws Coach

  • 2017 Commonwealth Youth Championships - Head Coach

  • 2010 U23 NACAC Championships - Jumps & Combined Events Coach

  • 2010 IAAF Coaching Conference - Participant

  • 2008 Commonwealth Youth Championships - Field Events Coach

  • 2008 Senior NACAC Track & Field Championships - Jumps & Combined Events Coach

  • 2005 World Youth Championships - Jumps & Combined Events Coach

  • 2004 Senior NACAC Track & Field Championships - Jumps & Combined Events Coach

  • 2016/2015/2013/2003-2005 Legion Youth Nationals - Head/Sprints/Jumps/Combined Events/Throws Coach

  • 2004-2006 Legion Youth Nationals - Head Jumps/Combined Events Clinician

  • 2014-2016/2009/2007/2005 Western Tri-Provincial Championships - Head/Jumps Coach

  • 2009 Canada Summer Games - Head Coach & Combined Events Coach

  • 2009/2008 Junior National Track & Field Championships - Head Coach

  • 2007 Western Canada Summer Games - Head/Jumps Coach

  • 2005 World Youth Championships - Combined Events Coach

  • 2004 Alberta Espoir (U23) Team - Jumps Coach

Jaimee Springer (Asst. Coach)

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Transitioning well into her coaching role while still considering coming out of throwers retirement, Jaimee brings an array of experience to the Split City Sonics. While her specialty is coaching throwing events, she's also knowledgeable in the sprints and jumping events, and is looking to add onto her coaching accomplishments with any upcoming professional development courses in the sport. Her coaching philosophy is athlete-centered through and through. She values athletes who have a hard work-ethic, dedication, respect, and strong communication. She believes that winning is a result of everything else in training being done right, and that winning is not the sole focused outcome in sport.

Coaching Certifications

  • NCCP Sport Coach (Level 1) - Certified

  • NCCP Club & Performance Coach (Level 2 & 3) - Certified - Throws

  • MA in Sport Coaching (University of Denver)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • 2022 Canada Summer Games - Team Alberta Manager

  • 2016 & 2018 Alberta Summer Games - Zone 7 Head Coach

  • 2017 & 2019 Western Tri-Provincial Championships - Team Alberta Throws Coach

Athlete Accomplishments

  • 3-time Senior National Track & Field Championships Silver Medalist - Javelin (2014, 2015, 2017)

  • 2017 FISU World Summer Universiade, Team Canada

  • 2011 Junior Pan American Championships, Team Canada

  • Full Athletic Scholarship to Nicholls State University (NCAA Division 1) (2010 - 2014)

  • 7-time Alberta Provincial Track & Field Championships Gold Medalist (2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2017)

  • 2-time Alberta Provincial Track & Field Championships Silver Medalists (2010)

  • 2009 & 2013 Canada Summer Games, Team Alberta

  • 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, Team Alberta

  • 3-time ASAA High School Provincial Championships Medalist (2009 - 2010)

  • 2009 Legion Youth Nationals, Team Alberta

  • 2008 Saskatchewan Summer Games, Zone 7