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What the Athletes Have to Say
I’ve been working with coach Mike Caton and his ACE Method Coaching since the summer after my freshman year in high school and I have an endless amount of praise to share to his future clients. Before working with coach Caton, my form over the hurdle was not pretty. Every race that season I looked like a baby deer on the track. Despite my lack of ability in the hurdle events, I really enjoyed them. So, after the season...
CO High School 110m & 300m Hurdle Champion
Colorado State University
Thank you for coaching me to become the best athlete that I could be! I Have no idea where I'd be if it wasn't for you! I can't wait to tell you everything at UCCS! You will always be my favorite coach!
Note: Coached Leyah throughout high school. She was a 6 time state finalist (missed 2 due to COVID) and received a college scholarship to the school of her dreams!
6 Time State Finalist Pueblo, CO Track Athlete of the Year University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Coach Caton took me from a beginner my junior of high school to a top 10 state ranking in both hurdle events in one year! He is very technical about the sport of track and knows how to teach and motivate me. I look up to him as a father figure. He teaches his athletes what’s most important about being on a team and a track team at that. We can connect on a personal level on and off the track.
High School State Finalist 110mH, 300mH
About Coach Caton
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Summary of Qualifications
What Athletes & Parents Have to Say
Simply put, Coach Mike Caton is phenomenal. Our daughter would not have had the success she experienced in high school without his expertise. Her goal was to get a scholarship to run hurdles in college and that's exactly where she landed; which we directly attribute to her hard work and his outstanding coaching. He is a technique expert with the ability to adapt his coaching style to the needs of your athlete. He knows how to communicate with athletes in a way that brings out the best in them both physically and mentally. What your athlete puts into their training with Coach Mike will be returned ten fold. Four children and 20 years into parenting student athletes and Coach Mike is, BY FAR, the best coach we've had the pleasure of working with and knowing.
Lawrence and Lydia
Hurdler Parents of 6 Time Hurdling State Finalist
I am the #1 hurdler for Montgomery county in Clarksville Tennessee, and 22nd in the state of Tennessee. This was all made possible by the help of Coach Caton. After each race I would send film and he would help me get better and better in ways that I didn’t know I could. I’m very appreciative of his help and even to this day I still ask for his recommendation and insight on hurdles. I love how simple he breaks the videos down so it’s easy to understand and then also comes up with ways to correct errors. He has always been excited to help and wanting to know my progress.
High School Senior-Tennessee
Carsen was so very lucky to have you as his coach. Carsen had two dreams he wanted to accomplish prior to graduating from high school….to become a State Champion in the hurdles and to run for a D-1 college. At age 9-14 Carsen ran club track and quickly became a freshman in high school. He was urged to run hurdles, something he had never attempted. He was certainly not graceful jumping over the hurdles. Even so, at the end of his first high school track season he was determined he wanted to continue the hurdles.
Greg and Darcy Bruns
Hurdler Parents of 2022 CO State
110mH & 300mH Champion
I was privileged to be coached by Coach Mike Caton during my 4 years of high school, particularly in the 100m hurdles. He helped me to hone my technique while keeping the main thing the main thing—speed! This carried over into every other event. By the time I graduated, I achieved 6 Colorado State Championship titles in 3 different events. Through his constant encouragement and his commitment to studying the sport, he helped me to grow mentally and physically as an athlete, overcoming numerous fears and mental blocks in order to reach the next level of performance. I am so thankful to have had Coach Caton as my coach, and the foundation he gave me to become a competitive track and field athlete.
My boy was struggling with his technique and I was desperate for specialized advice and attention. After discovering ACE Method Coaching and watching some of the technique analysis videos, I knew I was at the right place. My son made massive improvements in a very short period and managed to qualify for our national championships. We are very exited about the future and know that we are using one of the best coaching methods available. Kind regards Elmien
Father of 11 Year Old Hurdler
Coach Caton is an all around great coach, from his technical advice to his caring and friendly personality. He pays attention to detail in form and listened to what I told him I was struggling with and used it and his own observation to redirect me in a productive way that I could easily understand and put to action. He always gave me confidence in myself whenever I was doubting and provided constructive criticism to help me with my form in hurdles and also just sprinting in general.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Coach, thank you so much for helping me. I started doing your drills and it built my confidence in the 110 hurdles. Thank you so much for this Information! I take all your words as help not at all criticism. I really do appreciate everything you do for me!
High School Junior-Colorado
I had Coach Caton as my track coach through high school. I came in as someone who had never ran track before and had no idea what I was doing. Coach Caton took the time to give me tips and encourage me, and by the end of high school I was running at state and winning MVP for the girl’s side of our team. Now I’m running on scholarship for CCU, and I owe it to Coach Caton’s patience and willingness to teach me. Without him I wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am today on the track.
Colorado Christian University Hurdler
I just wanted to say thank you for your suggestions. I had a race yesterday so I tried applying your suggestions and ended up PR'ing twice, in the finals and prelims. Overall, I placed third with a time of 18.27 in finals. Thank you!
High School Junior-New Jersey