Power & Speed Program

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/

We are an inclusive Club accepting athletes of all abilities

Power/Speed Program is for those athletes who wish to specialize in one or more of the following events: 100m, 200m,100mH, long-jump, triple-jump, high-jump and pole-vault, decathlon and heptathlon

Coach:  Chantel Desch   
Excellent Hurdles coaching is available with the Valley Royals. Interested athletes ask Christa by email to  [email protected] 
Pole Vault Coach:  Graham Danziger 

U16/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.

U18/Youth: 16 – 17 years old, U20/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.

Power & Speed Training is offered 3 days per week:

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

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

Note: Pole Vault has it’s own practice group but vaulters are also integrated in the Power & Speed Group to get strength and conditioning training.

Location by Season:
  • March-August: outdoor Track & Field training at Rotary Stadium

  • October-November: Mostly outdoor training at Rotary Stadium and some indoor training at the ARC (Abbotsford Recreation Centre)

  • November-March: Mostly indoor training at ARC (Abbotsford Recreation Centre) and some outdoor training at Rotary Stadium. During Winter Training ONLY: Monday & Wednesday practices will happen at the Abbostford Recreation Centre (ARC). Athletes meet the couch area upstairs at the end of the track where you do your stretching. Abbotsford Recreations Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. All athletes are responsible for their entrance fee to ARC–Load up a swipe card to save money.



Updated March 2019