All pole vault athletes continue to train with the Power & Speed Group. Due to health concerns, and by order of Athletics Canada’s Back on Track Plan, pole vault is not currently available for group training. The Valley Royals have received BC Athletics approval to do some health/safety testing with one senior athlete assigned per PV pit during this phase of “Back to Track”. For information about the Landing Pad prototype being tested during this phase read the Valley Royals Return to PV & HJ_Landing Pad Concept
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] to request another
Due to insurance rules, all athletes must have a paid Valley Royals Membership to participate with a Royals training group. A $20 one-week trial membership is available for athletes new to the Royals and wanting to check out a training group before buying the full membership. To select a membership package and register online click https://valleyroyals.ca/membership/
Pole Vault (14 & Up):
(Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior and Masters athletes)
Pole Vault Coach: Makaila Lapointe
New to Pole Vault ? It is important to contact the club administrator, Christa McAuley, at [email protected] before attending first practice.
Practice Times Vary: It is very important that the coach has your email address, as practice changes or adjustments may occur due to weather conditions. Changes will be confirmed by email.
Location: Rotary Stadium at the Pole Vault Sheds beside the Legacy Building and just north of the Club’s Main Shed
Practice Schedule: https://valleyroyals.ca/practice-schedule/
Track Meet Info & Meet Protocol: https://valleyroyals.ca/meets/
Training Stages for Athletes:
The images below illustrate some of the principles underlying the Valley Royals Pole Vault program. See https://valleyroyals.ca/ltad-long-term-athlete-development-and-athlete-pathways/ for details