Practice Schedule

  • Due to insurance rules, all athletes must have a paid club membership to join a Valley Royals Practice Group.  To select a membership package and register online click https://valleyroyals.ca/membership/

New Athletes are welcome to contact our 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/

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

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS IN MAY & JUNE

 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 for 8 weeks in May and June. The price is $125.00 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.

Coach Alex Siemens & Assistant Coach Harneet Uppal

              

TRACK RASCALS GROUP PRACTICES

Tuesdays in May & June: 4:15 – 5:15 PM

Thursdays in May & June: 4:15 – 5:15 PM

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 insurance reasons all participants must be pre-registered with the Club Administrator, Christa McAuley (Click email address below)

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

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JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TRACK & FIELD TRAINING GROUP (Ages 8 to 13) 2019 Season

JD Track & Field Training Begins Tuesday, March 26th and runs until the BC JD Track & Field Championships July 19th-21st in South Surrey-White Rock

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.

Valley Royals Junior Development Athletes will be competing in these track & field meets for 2019:

May 4th & 5th: Norwesters Elementary Meet at Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC

May 18th & 19th: Junior Olympics Meet at Bear Creek Park, Surrey, BC 

June 8th & 9th: Jesse Bent Memorial Meet at Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam, BC

June 14 to 16th: Langley Pacific Invitational Meet at McLeod Athletic Park, Langley, BC

June 29th & 30th: Universal Meet at Bear Creek Park, Surrey, BC

July 19th to 21st: BC JD Championships at South Surrey Athletic Park in White Rock, BC (Note: To encourage all Royals JD athletes compete at the BC JD Championships, the club will pay for up to 3 entry fees per athlete for this meet. Be sure to have our club administrator, Christa, do the registration to take advantage of this opportunity)

Parents please read this important message from Coach Scott:   Valley Royals JD welcome letter

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT GROUP PRACTICES 

Meet at the Valley Royals Club Shed – at the south end of the track at Rotary Stadium
 
Tuesdays
Junior Development Group at
ROTARY STADIUM  
5:30 – 6:45 PM
 
Thursdays
Junior Development Group at
ROTARY STADIUM  
5:30 – 6:45 PM
 
Saturdays
Junior Development Group at
ROTARY STADIUM  
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
OR
COMPETING AT A TRACK MEET-SEE MEET SCHEDULE ABOVE 
 

JD Track & Field Coordinator:

Scott Svelander 

JD Coaches:

Coach Alex Seimens 

Coach Abresia Foote       Coach Peter Price  

 Coach Harneet Uppal    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. JD athletes are encouraged to participate in the Pentathlon Championships.

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

Bring bottle of water, hat, wear layers

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

 

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

   Head Coach:  Coach Scott Svelander  

 
Endurance Training (14 and up) is offered 3 days per week:

ENDURANCE RUNNING SCHEDULE

Tuesdays
Endurance Running at
ROTARY STADIUM  
4:15 – 5:45 PM
 
Thursdays
Endurance Running at
ROTARY STADIUM  
4:15 – 5:45 PM
 
Saturdays
Endurance Running at
ROTARY STADIUM
10:00 – 11:30 AM 
 

 Bring bottle of water, hat, wear layers

Other locations sometimes used for fall cross country and winter training: Clearbrook Park: Meet at main parking lot beside sign for Ron Wiebe Playing Fields, Delair Park Rugby Pitch & Gravel Trail: Meet at Picnic Shelter near the playground in Delair Park (East Parking Lot off Old Yale Rd.

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

Coach:  Chantel Desch   
 
Excellent Hurdles coaching is available with the Valley Royals. Interested athletes ask Christa by email to  [email protected] 
 POWER & SPEED TRAINING SCHEDULE

Times & Days for Hurdles and Power & Speed can vary from this general schedule. See updates on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valleyroyals/

Mondays
Power & Speed/Sprints at
ROTARY STADIUM  
4:30 – 6:00 PM
 
Wednesdays
Power & Speed/Sprints
and Hurdles at
ROTARY STADIUM
6:30-8:00PM
 
Fridays
Power & Speed/Sprints at
ROTARY STADIUM
4:30 – 6:00PM 
 
Saturdays
Hurdles at
ROTARY STADIUM
12:00-1:30PM 
Coach Chantel Saturday April 27th 9:30 AM
 
Practice Times are approx 1.5 hours in length but finishing time depends on the time it takes athletes to complete their individual exercise program. While finishing times are flexible, the Valley Royals Club asks that athletes respect Coach Chantel’s and the Hurdles Coach’s time by making it a priority to arrive on time for the start of practice.
Dear Athletes;
Practices for the power speed group are subject to change throughout the track season as we are working around our athletes competing at the High School meets. Athletes and parents should be checking the club’s Instagram account for the most up to date info: https://www.instagram.com/valleyroyals/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Training Info:

During Winter Training Power & Speed Group Practices are indoors at the ARC – Abbotsford Recreation Centre 2499 McMillan Rd. 2019 – admission required )

AT THE ARC: Power & Speed athletes meet Coach Chantel upstairs at the end of the track where you do your stretching. All athletes are responsible for their entrance fee to ARC- Load up a pass card for multiple visits to save money 

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

SPRING TRAINING STARTS SATURDAY MARCH 16th, 2019 (contact Coach Graham and Christa for details)

Coach Graham Danziger    

New to Pole Vault ? It is important to contact Club Administrator Christa McAuley at [email protected] and Coach Graham Danziger 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.

  • Tuesday &/or Thursday late afternoon with Coach Graham (Coach to Confirm practice time by email)
  • Saturday late morning or early afternoon with Coach Graham (Coach to Confirm practice time by email)

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)

Coach Sean LaForest: After many years of outstanding coaching for the Valley Royals, Coach Harold Willers is retiring. Harold introduced Coach Sean LaForest as the new coach of the Royals Throws Program at the first practice of the Fall season. Coach Sean, a champion thrower for the Royals & UBC, was trained by Harold for 8 years and is an accomplished thrower and coach. 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 TRAINING SCHEDULE

Sundays
Throws Practice
CLEARBROOK PARK THROWS CAGE
2:00 PM
 
Mondays
Throws Practice
CLEARBROOK PARK THROWS CAGE
4:15 PM
 
Wednesdays
Throws Practice
ROTARY STADIUM
4:15 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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JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING GROUP (Ages 8 to 13)

 JD Cross Country Season Sept-Oct

Head Coach of Cross Country:  Coach Scott Svelander  
 

Assistant Coaches for JD Cross Country: 

 Coach Harneet Uppal    Coach Parmvir Waring   

  Coach Andrew Ott        Aneesha Narang

JD Cross Country Running is offered 3 days per week for the Cross Country Season (September & October):
  • Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:15 PM
  • Thursdays 4:15 – 5:15 PM
  • Saturdays 10:00 – 11:oo AM
  • to start off the season, the JD’s will be training for one hour in duration and as the season progresses Coach Scott will decide if their practice duration will be lengthened.
Meet in Clearbrook Park beside the parking lot at the sign for Ron Wiebe playing fields. Bring bottle of water, hat, wear layers.
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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 May 2019