Practice Schedule

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

New Athletes are welcome to contact our Club Administrator Christa McAuley at: [email protected] for more information about Practice Groups, Online Registration & Membership Packages

For Track Meet Info & Meet Protocol: https://valleyroyals.ca/meets/
To Register for Meets: Talk to your coach about events you should enter then contact Christa at: [email protected] with your events and PBs if you know them

JD (JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT)  Ages 8-13

Track & Field Season: JD Training Begins on Monday April 9th 2018 running until Wednesday, July 25th with the BC JD Championships happening on July 27-29th in Kelowna to conclude the JD Track & Field Season (No practices on statutory holidays)

SEE THIS IMPORTANT LETTER FROM COACH TREVOR: 2018 Letter to JD Parents

Events Offered: Middle Distance, Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Race Walk, Hammer(age specific) Pole Vault (age specific), Cross Country

This age group encourages athletes to try all event areas (Racing, Jumps, Throws) in both practices and competitions.

JD Track & Field Coordinator: Trevor Wight  and JD Coaches: 

Coach Abresia    Coach Hannah    Coach Peter   

Coach Ryan      Coach Udesh      Coach Vik 

The focus for the JD athletes at meets should be on enjoying the experience and learning how to do their best in a variety of events and challenging themselves to improve their own mark. JD athletes are encouraged to participate in the Pentathlon Championships.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE & LOCATION for JD Training Group:

During the Track & Field Season starting on Monday April 9th (No practices on Statutory Holidays):

  • Mondays 5:45 – 7:15 PM at Rotary Stadium
  • Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:15 PM at Rotary Stadium
  • Thursdays 5:45 – 7:15 PM at Rotary Stadium 

Meet at the Valley Royals Shed at the South End of the Track

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  • ENDURANCE RUNNING GROUP  (for Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior athletes)
 Endurance Running Coach:  Scott Svelander  
 
 

Events: 400m, 800m, 1500m, 300m, 1200m, 2000m, Steeple Chase, 400m Hurdles, Cross Country

Endurance Training is offered 3 days per week (Until July 26th, Resuming on TBA date for the Cross Country Season):
  • Mondays at 5:15 PM
  • Wednesdays at 5:45 PM
  • Thursdays at 5:15 PM
Meet at Valley Royal Shed at the South end of the Track at Rotary Stadium

Upcoming Meets for June:

  • ALL ATHLETES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AS SPECTATORS: Tuesday & Wednesday (June 26 & 27) – Harry Jerome Invitational, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby. NOTE: Spectator Admission Tickets Need to be Purchased in Advance via https://www.harryjerome.com/  Come cheer on the Royals JD Exhibition Athletes and Royals Elite Performance Athletes who will be competing
  • ALL PRACTICE GROUPS: Saturday & Sunday (June 30 & July 1) – Universal Track & Field Meet, Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Email entries to [email protected] Meet package available at http://www.universalathletics.ca/

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  • POWER/SPEED GROUP :  

Ziggy’s Power/Speed Practices         

Head Coach:  Ziggy Szelagowicz  
 
Assistant Coach: Hannah Konrad 
 
Assistant Coach: Andrew Ott 

 

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.

Practice Schedule for June, 2018:

  • Monday, June 4th    4pm
  • Wednesday, June 6th   4pm 
  • ALL PRACTICE GROUPS: Saturday, Sunday, June 9th/10th, Jesse Bent Memorial Meet, Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam.–email entries to [email protected]by June 5th 6pm  Meet Package available at http://www.coquitlamcheetahs.org/p/annual-jesse-bent-memorial-cheetah-meet.html
  • Monday, June 11th    4pm
  • Wednesday, June 13th   4pm
  • ALL PRACTICE GROUPS: Friday, Saturday, Sunday  June 15,16,17 Langley Pacific Invitational, McLeod Athletic Park, Langley. —email entries to [email protected] by June 9th midnight  Meet package available at http://www.langleymustangs.com/ 
  • Monday ( June 18 ) – Rotary at 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday ( June 20 ) – Rotary at 4:00 pm
  • Friday ( June 22 ) – Rotary at 10:00 am (not 4:00 pm as originally posted – changed due to soccer tournament)
  • Monday ( June 24 ) – Rotary at 4:00 pm
  • ALL ATHLETES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AS SPECTATORS: Tuesday & Wednesday (June 26 & 27) – Harry Jerome Invitational, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby. NOTE: Spectator Admission Tickets Need to be Purchased in Advance via https://www.harryjerome.com/  Come cheer on the Royals JD Exhibition Athletes and Royals Elite Performance Athletes who will be competing
  • Friday ( June 28 ) – Rotary at 4:00 pm
  • ALL PRACTICE GROUPS: Saturday & Sunday (June 30 & July 1) – Universal Track & Field Meet, Bear Creek Park, Surrey. Email entries to [email protected] Meet package available at http://www.universalathletics.ca/
Meet at Valley Royal Shed at the South end of the Track 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
 

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POLE VAULT GROUP

 Coach Graham Danziger    

New to Pole Vault ? Contact Club Administrator Christa McAuley at [email protected] and Coach Graham Danziger before attending first practice.  Practice times vary – it is important to contact the coach before attending.

It is very important that Coach Graham has your email address, as practice changes or adjustments  will be confirmed by email

Typical practice times are as listed below but always verify as they change from week to week.

Location: Rotary Stadium at the Pole Vault Shed beside the Legacy Building

  • Thursdays late afternoon with Coach Graham (Coach to Confirm practice time by email)
  • Saturdays late morning Coach Graham (Coach to Confirm practice time by email)

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THROWS GROUP      Coach Harold Willers  

TRAINING SESSIONS WILL RUN 2 -3 HOURS 

Practices will consist of conditioning & technical work

  • Tuesday 4:30 PM @ Clearbrook Park Throws Cage & 6:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed 
  • Thursday 4:30 PM @ Clearbrook Park Throws Cage & 6:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed
  • Sunday 11 AM @ Clearbrook Park Throws Cage & 1:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed

The Clearbrook Park Throws Cage is just north of the baseball diamonds in the main field. The Valley Royals Shed is located at the south end of track at Rotary Stadium.

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

 

 

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IT’S WHAT YOU DO WHEN THE COACH ISN’T AROUND THAT MAKES YOU A CHAMPION !
Updated June, 2018