Practice Schedule

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

Valley Royals Summer 2020 Programming Schedule

All practices are at Rotary Stadium unless otherwise stated.

At this stage in getting “Back on Track” athletes will be training using the club’s Safety Plan. Athletes won’t be competing at track meets until BC Athletics begins sanctioning meets again

Athletes age 14 & Up can continue training either in-person at practice sessions or using emailed training plans from their coach-please notify your coach about your plans

Power Speed Group:   

  • June 29th, 9:00am -10:30am @ Yale Track (Rotary not yet available)
  • July 2nd, 9:00am-10:30am @ Rotary
  • July 3rd, 9:00am-10:30am @ Rotary
  • Thereafter, until July 29th:  Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00am – 10:30am all at Rotary

Endurance Group:  July 7 -30. Tues & Thurs, 4pm- 5:30pm; Sat 11:30am-1:00pm

Throws (All at Clearbrook Park):  June 29-July 29: Mon & Wed 4:15pm – 6pm; Sun 2-4pm

Pole Vault & High Jump: Closed but may be in health/safety testing using individual senior athlete per pit beginning in July. Testing phase is in preparation for potential re-opening of jump pits to multiple athletes at a later phase in Athletics Canada’s “Back on Track” plan.

Track Rascals Summer Session (Age 6-8): July 6th -29th: Mondays and Wednesdays.   10:30am -11:30am. 4 weeks in July 2020 (8 sessions) 1 hour each, Cost: $120 (includes insurance and club t-shirt) Space is Limited. Registration for Track Rascals is by email the club administrator, Christa, at [email protected]

Junior Development:

  • **Junior Development Group 1:  July 6 – July 24:   Mon, Wed, Fri.  10:30am -11:45am. Numbers are capped & space is limited (see pricing options below). To request this session, email Christa at [email protected]
  • *Junior Development Group 2:   July 7 -July 25:   Tues & Thurs 5:30-6:45pm, Sat 10:15-11:30am. Numbers are capped & space is limited (see pricing options below). To request this session, email Christa at [email protected]

     

  • **NEW JD PRICING STRUCTURE FOR 2020**

    Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we resume our programming.   The club is doing the best it can to accommodate individual athlete’s and family’s needs during these unprecedented circumstances.  Our programming for July is not business as usual, and thus we’ve had to adjust our fee structure.  JD Membership Options for 2020 are: 

    JD Summer & Fall Combo (best deal): 3 weeks in July 2020 (9 sessions) 1 hour and 15 minutes each PLUS full Cross-Country Season in September & October 2020 Cost: $335

    JD Summer Session 1 or JD Summer Session 2:  3 weeks in July 2020 (9 sessions) 1 hour and 15 minutes each   Cost: $170

    If you registered for the 2020 Track & Field Season prior to the pandemic, you are given first priority to do the JD Summer & Fall Combo.   The fees you’ve already paid will cover the 3 weeks of track and the full cross-country season.   

    If you wish to do either just a JD Summer Sesson or just JD Cross-Country in the fall, you will be given credit towards the 2021 season (MINUS the non-refundable BC Athletics insurance fee and the cost of the session that you choose to do in 2020).   

    Family Transfer of Credit: Any left-over credit from 2020 may be transferred to a member of the immediate family for the track season of 2021.   

    Further, you may be responsible for the difference in fees should our pricing go up next year.  

    For the future stability of our club, please consider doing the JD Summer & Fall Combo Option.

    The club board of directors will deal with any concerns on a case-by-case basis.   

    Again, thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.   

    JDs who have been on the waitlist by using the $20 1-week trial registration, or new JD athletes wishing to register for a Summer Session & Cross Country Season, please email club administrator, Christa, at [email protected] to learn how to complete your registration process. The $20 1-week trial is not available as an actual registration option for the summer JD or Track Rascals sessions

For Current Training Group Schedules and Info Scroll Down…

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 (not available for Summer Sessions of JD and Track Rascals). To select a membership package and register online click https://valleyroyals.ca/membership/

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

To Register for Meets Click here: https://valleyroyals.ca/how-to-register-for-meets/ At this stage in getting “Back on Track” athletes will be training using the club’s Safety Plan. Athletes won’t be competing at track meets until BC Athletics begins sanctioning meets again

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ENDURANCE RUNNING GROUP (Age 14 & Up: U16/Midget, U18/Youth, U20/Junior, Senior, Masters)

Athletes Age 14 and Up, that are currently registered and training with the Royals, will continue to train using electronic communication with their coach. Watch for an email from your coach to learn how your training will proceed. Athletes in this age group, who are not currently registered but are interested in training, may reserve a spot on the 14 & Up Waitlist by Registering Online and selecting the “$20-One Week Trial” option. Cost: $20 (which can be applied to a membership package if the season proceeds or be reimbursed if the the athlete is unable to train this season). 

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

   Senior Coach of Cross Country: Coach Scott Svelander  

 
Endurance Group Cross Country Training is offered 3 days per week. Changes/Cancellations will be posted on Instagram

ENDURANCE GROUP SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE

 July 7 -30

Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM at Rotary Stadium

Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM at Rotary Stadium

Saturdays 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at Rotary Stadium

 Bring bottle of water, hat, wear layers

The Endurance Running Group will have the ARC as a backup if we have severe conditions. The ARC is located at 2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford. There is an entrance fee to use the facility so bring cash/credit/debit (Save $ by buying a 10-visit or 20-visit pass card) 

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POWER & SPEED GROUP (Age 14 & Up U16/Midget, U18/Youth, U20/Junior, Senior, Masters)

Athletes Age 14 and Up, that are currently registered and training with the Royals, will continue to train using electronic communication with their coach. Watch for an email from your coach to learn how your training will proceed. Athletes in this age group, who are not currently registered but are interested in training, may reserve a spot on the 14 & Up Waitlist by Registering Online and selecting the “$20-One Week Trial” option. Cost: $20 (which can be applied to a membership package if the season proceeds or be reimbursed if the the athlete is unable to train this season). Due to health concerns, high jump and pole vault are not currently available for training.

 

Power & Speed Coach 

  Head Coach Trevor Wight

Athletes/Parents please read Info Package:Power Speed Group Info 2019-2020

POWER & SPEED SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE

power and speed practices are not happening over the school spring break from march 14th to 29th and will resume on march 30th training on the spring/summer schedule with all practices at rotary stadium. note that a new saturday practice will replace the thursday practice

Check emails from Coach Trevor regularly for Changes/Cancellations. These will also be posted on Instagram

Power Speed Group Practice Times:   

  • June 29th, 9:00am -10:30am @ Yale Track (Rotary not yet available)
  • July 2nd, 9:00am-10:30am @ Rotary
  • July 3rd, 9:00am-10:30am @ Rotary
  • Thereafter, until July 29th:  Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00am – 10:30am all at Rotary. No practices in August

Mondays 9:00-10:30 AM

Rotary Stadium

Wednesdays 9:00 – 10:30 AM:   

Rotary Stadium

Fridays 9:00-10:30 AM: 

Rotary Stadium

Times & Days can vary from this general schedule: see email updates from Coach Trevor and posts on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valleyroyals/

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POLE VAULT GROUP (Age 14 & Up: U16/Midget, U18/Youth, U20 Junior, Senior, Masters)

Due to health concerns, pole vault is not currently available for group training but is in a testing phase by one senior athlete per pit. To learn more about the Landing Pad prototype being tested read the Valley Royals Return to PV & HJ_Landing Pad Concept

To inquire about strength and conditioning training with the Power & Speed Group please email club administrator, Christa, at [email protected]

    Pole Vault Coach:    Makaila Lapointe

New to Pole Vault ? It is important to contact Club Administrator Christa McAuley at [email protected] before attending first practice.   

Practice Times Vary: 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 listed below but can change from week to week due to weather conditions.

TBA

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

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THROWS GROUP (Age 14 & Up: U16/Midget, U18/Youth, U20/Junior, Senior, Masters)

Athletes Age 14 and Up, that are currently registered and training with the Royals, will continue to train using electronic communication with their coach. Watch for an email from your coach to learn how your training will proceed. Athletes in this age group, who are not currently registered but are interested in training, may reserve a spot on the 14 & Up Waitlist by Registering Online and selecting the “$20-One Week Trial” option. Cost: $20 (which can be applied to a membership package if the season proceeds or be reimbursed if the the athlete is unable to train this season). 

Throws Coach: Sean LaForest – a champion thrower for the Royals & UBC, Sean was trained by Valley Royals Coach Harold Willers for 8 years. He is an accomplished thrower, coach and was inducted into the Mission Sports Hall of Fame in 2017 for his Track & Field accomplishments in Hammer & Discus. He is Vice Principal of MEI Middle School where he serves as throws coach to the MEI Middle and Secondary School track & field teams. 

THROWS SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE June 29-July 29, No Practices in August

Changes/Cancellations will be posted on Instagram
 
Sundays
Throws Practice
CLEARBROOK PARK THROWS CAGE
2:00 – 4:00 PM
 
 
Mondays
Throws Practice
CLEARBROOK PARK THROWS CAGE
4:15 – 6:00 PM
 
Wednesdays
Throws Practice
CLEARBROOK PARK THROWS CAGE
4:15 – 6:00 PM
 

TRAINING SESSIONS WILL RUN 2 -3 HOURS, Practices will consist of conditioning & technical work

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.

Photos from the first Throws Practice of the Winter-Training Season, Oct 14th 2018, where Coach Harold announced his retirement and introduced Sean LaForest as Coach of the Valley Royals Throws Program. In addition to a great turnout of current athletes, former Royals athlete and four-time Canadian Hammer Champion–Wes Boudreau–came to the practice to congratulate Harold on over 30 years of coaching throws for the Valley Royals and to welcome Coach Sean.

For more about Coach Harold and Coach Sean check out this article: Report on Harold Willers retirement and Sean LaForest succession

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“TRACK RASCALS” Track & Field Run/Jump/Throw Skills Development for Kids 6 – 8 years old

 

 

  • To REGISTER FOR JULY SESSION of TRACK RASCALS email the club administrator, Christa, at [email protected]

TWO DAYS A WEEK IN JULY

 A fun and developmentally-appropriate training group for boys and girls ages 6 to 8, the Track Rascals Program will provide training two days a week in July. The price is $120.00 which includes training sessions filled with track & field fun and a Valley Royals T-Shirt. Track Rascals Group is for children Ages 6 – 8 (as of December 31st this year) Space is limited.

Track Rascals Coaches:

Coach Harneet Uppal 

Coach Parmvir Waring

Coach Jesula McCallum 

TRACK RASCALS GROUP PRACTICES

July 6th -29th    Mondays and Wednesdays   10:30am -11:30am

Meet at the Valley Royals Club Shed – at the south end of the track at Rotary Stadium

Running shoes are required

Dress in layers for the weather and bring a water bottle

For info or to Register a child (ages 6-8) contact Club Administrator Christa McAuley at: [email protected] 

For insurance reasons, all participants must be pre-registered

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JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TRACK & FIELD TRAINING GROUP (Ages 8 to 13) 

Junior Development Group is postponed. Interested athletes may reserve a spot on the JD Waitlist by Registering Online and selecting the “$20-One Week Trial” option. Cost: $20 (which can be applied to a JD membership package if the season proceeds or be reimbursed if the JDs are unable to train this season)

Events Offered: Middle Distance, Sprints, Hurdles, Long Jump (currently run throughs only), Triple Jump (currently run throughs only), Shot Put, Discus, Race Walk, Hammer(age specific), Cross Country

Due to Health Concerns: High Jump and Pole Vault (age specific) are not available for group training. Some health/safety testing of these events by an individual senior athlete per pit may be in progress starting in July

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

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT GROUP PRACTICES 

Meet at the Valley Royals Club Shed – at the south end of the track at Rotary Stadium
 

**Junior Development Group 1:  July 6 – July 24:   Mon, Wed, Fri.  10:30am -11:45am. Numbers are capped & space is limited. To request this session, email Christa at [email protected]

**Junior Development Group 2:   July 7 -July 25:   Tues & Thurs 5:30-6:45pm, Sat 10:15-11:30am. Numbers are capped & space is limited. To request this session, email Christa at [email protected]

 
At this stage in getting “Back on Track” athletes will be training using the club’s Safety Plan. Athletes won’t be competing at track meets until BC Athletics begins sanctioning meets again
Parents provide transportation and supervision of their child at meets

 

JD Track & Field Coordinator:  Coach Scott Svelander

JD Coaches:

Coach Trevor Wight        Coach Sean LaForest

 Coach Judy Summers     Coach Andrew Thomson

Coach Reid Johnston      Coach Parmvir Waring

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. 

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

Bring bottle of water, hat, wear layers

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JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING GROUP (Ages 8 to 13) Cross Country Season: September & October

Cross Country Coordinator:

Coach Scott Svelander

JD Cross Country Coaches:

Coach Harneet Uppal   Coach Parmvir Waring   

JD Cross Country Running is offered 3 days per week for the Cross Country Season (September & October):
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • Saturdays TBA (No Saturday Practice on days of Cross Country Races that the JD Group is competing at)
 
Meet in Clearbrook Park beside the parking lot just off Clearbrook Road at the sign for Ron Wiebe playing fields. Practice is rain or shine so dress appropriately. Bring bottle of water, hat, wear layers.
 

The JD cross country program is designed for athletes aged 8 to 13 years of age. Note: There is room in Coach Scott’s Endurance Running group this Fall (2019) to include athletes entering Grade 7. If not turning 14 until the next calendar year, these athletes will compete as JDs in Cross Country races. Coach Scott’s group meets at the same time as the JD group but there may be a few differences in their racing schedules so parents are advised to check with both Coach Alex and Coach Scott regarding JD Race Days. 

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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 24th, 2020