Due to insurance rules, all athletes must have a paid club membership to join a Valley Royals Practice Group. Go to https://valleyroyals.ca/membership/  to select a membership package and register online at https://valleyroyalstrackandfield.com/registration

We are an inclusive Club accepting athletes of all abilities

The Royals have always maintained a strong junior development system and the club is proud of the number of athletes that have successfully come through this younger age group and developed into some of the best juvenile, junior and senior athletes in Canada.  Year after year, the Royals have provided the nucleus of athletes and medal winners that represent BC teams at Western Canada and Canada Games competitions.  At the 2012 & 2016 Summer Olympics, Valley Royals athletes were on team Canada.

Junior Development:  Age 8 -13

2018 Track & Field Season: JD Training Begins on Monday April 9th 2018 running until Wednesday, July 25th with the BC JD Championships happening on July 27-29th in Kelowna to conclude the JD Track & Field Season (No practices on statutory holidays)


Events Offered: Middle Distance, Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Race Walk, Hammer(age specific) Pole Vault (age specific), Cross Country

This age group encourages athletes to try all event areas (Racing, Jumps, Throws) in both practices and competitions.

JD Track & Field Coordinator: Trevor Wight  and JD Coaches: 

Coach Abresia    Coach Hannah    Coach Peter   

Coach Ryan      Coach Udesh      Coach Vik 

The focus for the JD athletes at meets should be on enjoying the experience and learning how to do their best in a variety of events and challenging themselves to improve their own mark.

Practice Schedule:  https://valleyroyals.ca/practice-schedule/

Track Meet Info & Meet Protocol: https://valleyroyals.ca/meets/


Cross-Country Season September-October

JD Cross Country Coach:  Alex Seimens  

The JD cross country program is designed for athletes aged 8 to 13 years of age. Athletes 14 years of age this past spring who were members of the JD group may continue training with that age class if they prefer but, any athletes that are 14 years of age and are serious cross country runners are urged to join Coach Sue Northey’s Middle Distance Group.  

During the Cross Country Season, the JD group continues to train 3 days a week, but move from the track to Clearbrook Park to train on grass and forest trails. At this time the emphasis is placed solely on running and building up a large base (ie more mileage) in preparation for the BC Athletic Cross Country Championships.  As such the workouts are a bit longer in distance while still retaining an effort to improve continuous speed. Intervals, tempo, fartlek and hills are some of the tools that are used.

Practice Schedule:  https://valleyroyals.ca/practice-schedule/

Park in the Parking Lot off of Clearbrook Road on the West Side of the Park (just north of Ecole Clearbrook Elementary School).  Meet at the Sign/Entrance to the open field on the East side of the parking lot. Practice is rain or shine so dress appropriately, and bring water.


Training Stages for JD Athletes:

The images below illustrate some of the principles underlying our JD program:


Updated May, 2018