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Speed Dee Athletic Club is founded on the foundation of helping the next generation in athletic development.

The club is based in Pickering, Ontario and was established in 2018 with the goal to develop local athletes speed and technique in track. The club also works closely with other athletes and teams that want a more specific training to develop speed in soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, football, tennis and rugby.

Speed Dee club offers kids from age 9 and above the ability to reach their full potential. The sports specific training philosophies provide athletes more specific modalities needed to perform at a top level in your desired sport. With over 20 years of history in speed and sprinting the experience from the club allows athletes to understand how to place their bodies and footing in the correct angles to get maximum acceleration.

SPEED DEE is affiliated with Athletic Ontario as well as the Minor Track Association and participates in competitions across Ontario. Speed Dee AC is focused on developing athletes in the following track and field disciplines: sprints, middle distance, jumps and hurdles as well as those wanting speed in their specific sport.

Meet The Coach

Michael Reckley is a sprinter that has an extensive background in track and field as a coach, collegiate athlete, and a professional, representing his home country the “Bahamas” in the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, and the Carifta Games.

Reckley, an All American and Missouri Valley Conference champion excelled in both indoor and outdoor track and field for four years at Wichita State University. He has indoor and outdoor conference championships in the 60 meters, 100 meters, and 4×100 meters. Reckley is a two-time Bahamian national champion and has won national titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters. In addition, he is an All-American and MVC champion. Reckley has led Wichita State University to two consecutive MVC championships in 2002 and 2003. He holds a WSU school record in the 4x100m in 39.46 seconds. Reckley was also an assistant coach at The University of New Orleans where he led four athletes to regional qualifications along with managing the Sun Belt Conference Championship held in New Orleans, LA.

In 2016 Reckley was given the opportunity to be the head coach of Team Canada at the Jubilee Games held in Dubai where he coached twenty-five athletes and returned home with twenty medals.

As head coach of Speed Dee Athletic Club, coach Reckley is passionate about giving back to members of their homeland and the community in Canada. Coach Reckley has dedicated his time and efforts to training and developing the next generation of SPEED.