Power / Speed Program

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

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:  Ziggy Szelagowicz  
Assistant Coach:  Hannah Konrad 
Assistant Coach: Andrew Ott 
Pole Vault Coach:  Graham Danziger 

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.

Power & Speed Training is offered 3 days per week:

Ziggy would like athletes to train at least 3 times a weekThere will be specific training on certain days. Athletes are welcome to train on any of the days listed but need to know that most of Ziggy’s attention will be put towards the athletic event(s) being focused on for the day. Note: Pole Vault Group is it’s own group but vaulter are also integrated in the Power & Speed Group to get strength and conditioning training.

Practice Schedule:  https://valleyroyals.ca/practice-schedule/
Track Meet Info & Meet Protocol: https://valleyroyals.ca/meets/


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 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



Updated August, 2018