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
Head Coach of Cross Country/Endurance: Coach Scott Svelander
Assistant Coaches: Coach Andrew Ott,
Ages: 14 years and up (Midget, Youth, Junior & Senior)
Events: 400m, 800m, 1500m, 300m, 1200m, 2000m, Steeple Chase, 400m Hurdles, Cross Country
This training group is for the athlete who enjoys running the longer events. Those athletes who have taken part in a running program at school and would like to train a little more seriously will fit in nicely with this group.
The main emphasis in this group is development of speed endurance while making gains in aerobic fitness and learning about race strategies. We are a competitive running group so commitment to practices and off-day running is a must.
The Royals take pride in how many of our athletes not only succeed in the high school system but continue their running career (some with athletic scholarships) in the post-secondary system.
Midget: 14-15 years old
The goal of the Midget program is to help identify and to begin early specialization of athletes into event areas. The competitive focus at this age group is: high school, regional and provincial.
Youth: 16 – 17 years old / Junior: 18 -19 years old /Senior: 20+
The goal of the program for the older full-time athletes is for mid to late specialization into event areas. The competitive focus at this age group is: high school, provincial, national, and legions.
Program Length: (see practice schedule for updated detailed schedule)
Endurance Training is offered 3 days per week:
Practice Schedule: https://valleyroyals.ca/practice-schedule/
Track Meet Info & Meet Protocol: https://valleyroyals.ca/meets/
March to July: outdoor Track & Field training at Rotary Stadium
Mid-August to November: Mostly outdoor training at Rotary Stadium and some indoor training at the ARC (Abbotsford Recreation Centre)
November to March: Mostly indoor training at ARC (Abbotsford Recreation Centre) and some outdoor training at Rotary Stadium. During Winter Training practices could happen at the Abbostford Recreation Centre (ARC). Athletes should wait for the group by the couch area at the Abbotsford Recreations Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. All athletes are responsible for their entrance fee to ARC