Practice Schedule

New Athletes are welcome to contact our Club Administrator Christa McAuley at: dcmcauley@hotmail.ca 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: dcmcauley@hotmail.ca with your events and PBs if you know them

Check Calendar of Events for Meet Information at https://valleyroyals.org/meets/ 

JD (JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT)  Ages 8-13

Cross-Country Season: September-October

JD Cross Country Coach:  Alex Seimens

The JD cross country program is designed for athletes aged 8 to 13 years of age. Athletes 14 years of age this past spring who were members of the JD group may continue training with that age class if they prefer but, any athletes that are 14 years of age and are serious cross country runners are urged to join Coach Sue Northey’s Middle Distance Group.  

During the Cross Country Season, the JD group continues to train 3 days a week, but move from the track to Clearbrook Park to train on grass and forest trails. At this time the emphasis is placed solely on running and building up a large base (ie more mileage) in preparation for the BC Athletic Cross Country Championships.  As such the workouts are a bit longer in distance while still retaining an effort to improve continuous speed. Intervals, tempo, fartlek and hills are some of the tools that are used.

CROSS-COUNTRY PRACTICE SCHEDULE & LOCATION

Our JD Group trains during the Cross Country Season on:

  • Mondays 4:00 – 5:30 PM at Clearbrook Park
  • Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 PM at Clearbrook Park
  • Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM at Clearbrook Park

Park in the Parking Lot off of Clearbrook Road on the West Side of the Park (just north of Ecole Clearbrook Elementary School).  Meet at the Sign/Entrance to the open field on the East side of the parking lot. Practice is rain or shine so dress appropriately, and bring water.

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  • MIDDLE DISTANCE

2017 Fall Cross Country for Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior athletes

First practice is scheduled for Tuesday September 5.  Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:45 and Saturdays from 10:00-11:45.  We will meet at Clearbrook Park  (Ron Wiebe Park).  Please make sure you bring a water bottle and be dressed ready to run (wear layers).  If you have any further questions you can contact Coach Sue at  sue_northey@sd33.bc.ca

 

  • Tuesday    4:00 – 5:45pm  

  • Thursday  4:00 – 5:45pm

  • Saturday  10:00 – 11:45am

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  • POWER/SPEED GROUP :  

Ziggy’s Power/Speed Practices

Ziggy would like athletes to train 3X a week. ***All practices are at Rotary Stadium***

As you can see from the schedule below, there 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 events listed on those days.

 

Practice Schedule starting November 6, 2017:

Monday,  at ARC at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, at Rotary at 4:00 pm
Saturday, at Rotary at 10:00 am
 
On Mondays: 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

New to Pole Vault ? Contact Graham Danziger (coach) 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

  • Tuesdays at 5:30 PM with Coach Graham (Coach to Confirm practice time by email)
  • Thursdays at 5:30 PM with Coach Graham (Coach to Confirm practice time by email)
  • Saturdays at 11:00 AM with Coach Graham (Coach to Confirm practice time by email)

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THROWS

TRAINING SESSIONS WILL RUN 2 -3 HOURS

  • Tuesday 4:30pm @  Rotary Stadium
  • Thursday 4:30pm @ Rotary Stadium
  • Sunday 11am @ Clearbrook Park 

Practices will consist of conditioning & technical work

 

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