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

To Register for Meets: Talk to your coach about events you should enter then contact Christa at: [email protected] with your events and PBs (Personal Best Time/Height/Distance) if you know them

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING SEASON 

  • ENDURANCE RUNNING GROUP (AGE 14 & Up: Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior athletes)

 Head Coach of Cross Country:  Coach Scott Svelander  

Events: 400m, 800m, 1500m, 300m, 1200m, 2000m, Steeple Chase, 400m Hurdles, Cross Country
 
Endurance Training (14 and up) is offered 3 days per week starting Tuesday August 28th for the Cross Country Season:
  • Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 PM
  • Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM
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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  • JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING GROUP (Ages 8 to 13) (Sept-Oct)

D 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 starting Thursday August 30th 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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  • JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TRACK & FIELD TRAINING GROUP (Ages 8 to 13) (March – July)

JD Track & Field Training Begins in late March and runs until the BC JD Track & Field Championships in late July

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.

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

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

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  • POWER/SPEED GROUP (AGE 14 & Up: Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior athletes)

Ziggy’s Power/Speed/Jumps 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. Meet at Valley Royal Shed at the South end of the Track at Rotary Stadium

Upcoming Meets & Practice Schedule:

August is Ziggy’s vacation time. Enjoy the summer! Check back here for the Fall Schedule which will be posted soon…

 
 
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 (AGE 14 & Up: Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior athletes)

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.

  • 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)

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

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THROWS GROUP    (AGE 14 & Up: Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior athletes)

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 for Hammer/Discus & 6:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed at Rotary Stadium for Javelin/Shot Put
  • Thursday 4:30 PM @ Clearbrook Park Throws Cage for Hammer/Discus & 6:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed at Rotary Stadium for Javelin/Shot Put
  • Sunday 11 AM @
  • Clearbrook Park Throws Cage for Hammer/Discus & 1:00 PM @ Valley Royals Shed at Rotary Stadium for Javelin/Shot Put

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 September, 2018