REVISED SCHEDULE FOR Jennifer Swan Memorial 2021

The SCHEDULE for the Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial In-Club Youth Performance Trials has been REVISED:

REVISED 2021 Schedule for Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial In Club Youth Performance Trials

Friday: Times are unchanged

Saturday: Some age groups have been combined for some events in order to streamline the Saturday portion of the meet

NOTE: Your event may happen significantly earlier than originally planned

Please check the REVISED SCHEDULE (link above and image file below) for your event start times and arrive early to warm up

Got General questions? Email Christa at [email protected]

Got Volunteer Questions? Email Debbie at [email protected]

REVISED SCHEDULE for Saturday:

April 16th & 17th: In-Club Youth Performance Trials


REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOON THURSDAY APRIL 15th

On Friday, April 16th & Saturday, April 17th, the Valley Royals will host the Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial In-Club Youth Performance Trials. 

While we can’t have spectators, VOLUNTEERS are welcome! There are lots of opportunities for family members of club athletes to get in on the action. Volunteer to fill a safety role or to help at an event while earning valuable volunteer hours to fulfill volunteer requirements for 2021. For a list of volunteer positions, time slots to serve in, and an EMAIL LINK to secure your spot on the Volunteer Team, see the Volunteers Page at https://valleyroyals.ca/volunteers/

Track & Field Events Being Offered:

  • Friday, April 16th: Pole Vault and Throws (Hammer & Discus) 

  • Saturday, April 17th:  1500 m, 1200 m, 1000 m, 100 m, 300 m, 400 m, and Long Jump

Royals Athletes are encouraged to register in running events, a jumps event, and – if age 14 or older – a throws event. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION for VALLEY ROYALS ATHLETES Age 9 to 21 ONLY: https://www.trackiereg.com/JenniferRogersSwan

NOT SURE WHAT YOUR BCA# IS? Get your BC Athletics number info here: https://www.trackie.com/members/lookup.php

Event performances will be published as official results. However, placement and awards will not be given as competition is not permitted under the current provincial health orders.

Fees are just $10 for each event. These are very important to help the club cover the cost of renting the stadium and paying for professional timing.

For more information on these In-Club Youth Performance Trials, and printable pdf files, click these links to the various web pages about the event:

Volunteers

Schedule/Package

Registration

Zone Maps for the Friday & Saturday

Biography of Jennifer Rogers Swan & Remembering Jennifer Rogers Swan

SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY’S PERFORMANCE ZONES:

FRIDAY’S PERFORMANCE ZONES:

Due to Provincial Health Orders which will remain in place until April 19th, 2021, this year’s Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial Meet is offered as IN-CLUB YOUTH PERFORMANCE TRIALS for VALLEY ROYALS ATHLETES ONLY

Athletes, Volunteers, and Officials must adhere to Covid Safety Protocols:

Keep a safe distance apart (2m )

Officials/Volunteers/Coaches wear masks at all times

Athletes wear masks after exertion

Spectators NOT permitted inside 50-Person Performance Zone for each Event 

Purdy’s Sales Exceed Fundraising Goal

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Purdy’s Easter Fundraiser to benefit the club. The fundraising goal of $500 in sales was exceeded by hundreds of dollars! Many thanks to Maria Hutchison for coordinating this fundraiser for the club.

For every 50$ purchased, participating athletes will be entered into a draw to win a 20$ Purdy’s gift card!

PICK UP DAY IS THIS SATURDAY…

PICK UP on Saturday, March 20th, at Rotary from 10:00 to 11:00 AM
or contact Maria at [email protected] for other arrangements.
Thank you!

INTRO TO POLE VAULT Set to Launch Indoors at Tradex

Athletes in Grades 6 to 9 have the opportunity to learn how to Pole Vault indoors this winter at Tradex in Abbotsford. Space is limited. Contact Christa at [email protected] to register

Practice Times:

  • Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM 

Beginning Thursday, February 11th; Concluding Saturday, March 20th

Price $125

Special Covid Safety Protocols are in place at Tradex to provide a safe learning experience for all

NEWS and Tentative Practice Schedule for 2021 Track & Field Season

Hello Everyone,

We have some updates as well as the 2021 Spring/ Summer Training Schedule…

NEW! Indoor Pole Vault winter training is happening in February and March at Tradex. Senior Pole Vault athletes meet Tuesdays 4:15 – 6:15 PM and Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM. NEW: Intro to Pole Vault Group for atheletes in Grades 6 to 9 meets Thursdays 4:15 – 6:15 PM and Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00 AMJunior Development (JD) Track & Field Training is planned for the regular 2021 Track & Field Season starting March 30th going until July 22nd.

The word from Dr. Bonnie will impact how we approach JDs.  Hopefully we’ll still be able to accommodate 2 or 3 separate JD training groups at the track at the same time while adhering to group size limitations.  We’ll need to be adaptable in this regard.  

Save the Date: Pending approval from BC Athletics, the club plans to host the Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial Meet on Friday, April 16th and Saturday April 17th. 

SPRING/SUMMER TRACK & FIELD PRACTICE GROUP TIMES AND LOCATIONS:

Power Speed:  Starting Monday, March 1st (All sessions at Rotary.  Some sessions may go slightly longer depending on the specific activity / workout)

Monday             3:50 -5:15 PM

Wednesday       3:50 -5:15 PM

Thursdays         3:50 -5:15 PM

 

Throws (all at Clearbrook Park) starting Monday, March 1st

Monday               4:15 -5:45 PM

Wednesday         4:15- 5:45 PM

Sunday                 2:00 – 4:00 PM

 

Indoor Pole Vault at Tradex for February and March – ***Times to be determined***  

Outdoor Pole Vault at Rotary starts in April at which point times will likely be:

Tuesday      4:00 – 6:00 PM

Thursday    4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

Middle Distance   (Always meet at Rotary, may run over to Clearbrook Park for some sessions) starting March 30th:

Tuesday      4:15 – 5:45 PM

Thursday    4:15 – 5:45 PM

Saturday   10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Junior Development (JDs) – at Rotary Stadium – COVID protocols will likely affect group size, we will need to wait and see, BUT, IDEALLY…) starting March 30th going until July 22nd:

Tuesday       5:45 – 7:00 PM

Thursday   5:45 – 7:00 PM

Saturday      9:00 – 10:15 AM

Message from Head Coach Trevor Wight

Dear Royals Family, 

On behalf of the Valley Royals’ coaching staff and board of directors, a very happy new year to you all.   Looking back, I am very proud of how everyone in our club weathered the storm that was 2020.    It was truly a team effort.  Decades from now, our current athletes will be able to look back and proudly say “I trained through a pandemic”.   Although there remains much uncertainty as we begin 2021, we want to assure you that we will continue to offer the best possible programming for all ages and abilities, even if it is not yet business as usual.    As safety for all remains our number one priority, we will continue to follow all current and future provincial health orders.   With you, we look forward to brighter days ahead.   

Yours in Sport, 

Trevor Wight, Head Coach 

Membership Prices Remain Same for 2021

BC Athletics has announced a modest discount on BC Athletics Insurance for 2021. Savings range from $15 for JDs to $23.63 for U18 and up (around $20 per athlete on average). Due to this discount, there will not be an increase in membership prices to cover the cost of Covid safety equipment, sanitizer and signage etc. Club memberships will remain the same price in 2021 as they were in 2020.

To Register for 2021 Click:

REGISTRATION