Hi, I am Les Gramantik. Starting my athletic career in the Sports School System in Romania I was an elite athlete and international pole-vaulter. Continuing with my passion for athletics and sports, I turned to coaching which has now included 44 years internationally for Romania, Israel and Canada. I have coached over 50 Canadian National Champions and medalists in a variety of speed and power events. My involvement also includes all levels of coaching education from NCCP to NCI, lecturer at the University of Calgary, and numerous clinics around the world for both coaches and athletes. I am a leader of developing education programs, writing the Competition Development curriculum for athletics and a key member among a group of experts in developing the Long Term Athlete Development model for Athletics Canada. I have lectured internationally on a various subjects from athletic program planning to strength training.