Throws Program (Ages 14 & Up)

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. Athletes who don’t complete the waiver 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 from BC Athletics? Email Christa at [email protected]  to request another

At this stage in getting “Back on Track” athletes will be training using the club’s Safety Plan. Athletes may be competing at select meets as BC Athletics has begun to sanction meets again according to “Back to Training” and “Back to Competition” Guidelines & Addendums

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. To select a membership package and register online click https://valleyroyals.ca/membership/

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We are an inclusive Club accepting athletes of all abilities

Throws Training available in Hammer, Discus, Javelin, and Shot Put

Ages 14 and up

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 2018 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. 

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

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

Training Stages for Athletes:

The images below illustrate some of the principles underlying the Valley Royals Throws program. See https://valleyroyals.ca/ltad-long-term-athlete-development-and-athlete-pathways/ for details

 

Updated April 2021