Getting Back on Track Safely

What every athlete MUST do before they will be allowed to train:  

  • You (or your parent /guardian if you are under 18) must have completed the “BC Athletics COVID-19 Questionnaire, Attestation and Participant Agreement”.   This was sent to you in an email on June 17th from Athletics Canada with “Return to Sport – BC Athletics – Action required” in the subject line.   Christa will receive confirmation once you have completed this and will then pass your name onto your coach. 
  • At the beginning of EVERY practice you (or your parent/guardian if you are under 18) will need to verbally answer three questions (our version of a Daily Health Assessment Questionnaire) and be deemed “All Clear” – as in you’ve answered “no” to all questions.   Those questions will be:
  1. Have you been out of the country in the past 14 days?
  2. Do you live with anyone who has or is recovering from Covid-19?
  3. Do you currently have any of the following symptoms:   cough, sneezing, sore throat, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, disorientation, fatigue/exhaustion, congestion, chills, diarrhea or vomiting? 

In order for you to train in person that day, the answer to all of these questions must be “no”.

  • Athletes & Parents should read the Club’s Covid-19 Safety Plan so that you understand and can follow the club’s safety protocols which are now in place to help keep everyone safe and healthy

 

PRACTICE GROUP UPDATE SUMMER 2020

Valley Royals Training Resumes in July 

Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we resume our programming.   The club is doing the best it can to accommodate individual athlete’s and family’s needs during these unprecedented circumstances.    Our programming for July is not business as usual, and thus we’ve had to adjust our fee structure for the Junior Development group (details below). Due to health and safety protocols, parents are NOT allowed in the training area as numbers are being capped to comply with social distancing requirements. Summer Break in the training schedule will happen, as usual, in August.

Athletes Age 14 and Up: 

See Practice Schedule Page for summer training schedule details. Due to health concerns, high jump and pole vault are not currently available for group training but may be in health/safety testing by individual senior athlete per pit

Track Rascals Summer Session (Age 6-8):

July 6th -29th:    Mondays and Wednesdays.   10:30am -11:30am. 4 weeks in July 2020 (8 sessions) 1 hour each, Cost: $120 (includes insurance and club t-shirt) Space is Limited. Registration for Track Rascals is by email the club administrator, Christa, at [email protected]

Junior Development Summer Session (Age 8-13):

**Junior Development Group 1:  July 6 – July 24:   Mon, Wed, Fri.  10:30am -11:45am. Numbers are capped & space is limited (see pricing options below). To request this session, email Christa at [email protected]

**Junior Development Group 2:   July 7 -July 25:   Tues & Thurs 5:30-6:45pm, Sat 10:15-11:30am. Numbers are capped & space is limited (see pricing options below). To request this session, email Christa at [email protected]

**NEW JD PRICING STRUCTURE FOR 2020**

JD Summer & Fall Combo (best deal): 3 weeks in July 2020 (9 sessions) 1 hour and 15 minutes each, PLUS full Cross-Country Season in September & October 2020 Cost: $335

JD Summer Session Group 1 or JD Summer Session Group 2:  3 weeks in July 2020 (9 sessions) 1 hour and 15 minutes each   Cost: $170

JDs who have been on the waitlist using the $20 1-week trial registration, or new JD athletes wishing to register for a Summer Session & Cross Country Season, please email club administrator, Christa, at [email protected] to learn how to complete your registration process. The $20 1-week trial is not available as a registration option for the Summer JD or Track Rascals sessions

If you registered for the 2020 track season prior to the pandemic, you have first priority to do the JD Summer & Fall Combo.   The fees you’ve already paid will cover the 3 weeks of track & field and the full cross-country season.  (If you registered for a Full-Year JD Membership, you get the same deal plus a Credit for $95 which can be applied to your club membership for 2021)  

If you wish to do either just a JD Summer Session of track or just the JD Cross-Country Session in the Fall, you will be given credit towards the 2021 season (MINUS the non-refundable BC Athletics insurance fee for this year and the cost of the session that you choose to do in 2020).   

Family Transfer of Credit Option: Any left-over credit from 2020 may be transferred to a member of the immediate family for the track season of 2021.   

Further, you may be responsible for the difference in fees should our pricing go up next year.  

For the future stability of our club, please consider doing the JD Summer & Fall Combo Option.

The club board of directors will deal with any concerns on a case-by-case basis.   

Again, thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  

Athletes are reminded that in order to train with the Royals, reactivation of their BC Athletics Membership is required by completing the Athletics Canada Waiver/Attestation Form (see post below for details). Athletes who don’t complete the waiver well ahead of practice will not be allowed to train. New athletes will be given their personal link to the Online form by the club administrator after they register for their club membership. Didn’t receive/have deleted the waiver email? Email Christa at [email protected].ca to request another

Important Form & Re-Start Guidance Now Available

Check your Inbox for an important email from Athletics Canada regarding: “Return to Sport – BC Athletics – Action required”. Click the link to Trackie in the email and complete the BC Athletics COVID-19 Questionnaire, Attestation and Participant Agreement. Completing this form will renew your BC Athletics membership under the new Covid-19 guidelines & allow participation in training groups when they resume. 

Check the club homepage regularly as more updates will be posted in the coming days regarding the restart of the club’s training groups.  Thanks for your patience as we are all learning about how to restart safely  

To learn more about the plans for the restart of Track & Field and Cross Country Running Training see:

ViaSport’s Provincial Guidelines

Athletics Canada’s “Back on Track” Plan

BC Athletics “Return to Training” Addendum

Valley Royals Covid-19 Safety Plan