Power & Speed Program

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/

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

Head Coach/Power & Speed Coach:  Trevor Wight   
Pole Vault Coach:  Makaila LaPointe

Power & Speed Training is offered 3 days per week:

POWER & SPEED TRAINING SCHEDULE:  https://valleyroyals.ca/practice-schedule/

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

Athletes/Parents please read Info Package:Power Speed Group Info 2019-2020
All pole vault and high jump 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 and high jump are not currently available for group training. The Valley Royals have recieved BC Athletics approval to do some health/safety testing with one senior athlete assigned per PV/HJ 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
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+, Masters :35+

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.

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 Power & Speed program. See https://valleyroyals.ca/ltad-long-term-athlete-development-and-athlete-pathways/ for details


Updated June 24th, 2020