JD parents and athletes,
Our apologies for the delay in this communication. As mentioned in our March 14 email, we are still on track to begin the Junior Development Track and Field season with Tuesday and Thursday practices at Mercer Stadium starting on April 6 at 5:30pm. This is for athletes born in 2009 to 2012. Athletes born before 2009 should have already been in contact with us.
Planning has been extremely difficult, and it has taken us a lot longer than anticipated to confirm with the City of New Westminster and BC Athletics and keep in line with Provincial Health Orders.
We have made the difficult decision to limit registration to 15 athletes per age group at the present time. Many of you will soon receive an email from Team Trackie (info @ trackie.com) asking that you officially register your child and complete payment. You will then receive an email from Athletics Canada Subject: BC Athletics with links to complete the required waivers and consent. Your registration is not confirmed until you have completed this step. We are asking that this be completed by end of day Wednesday, March 31. If not completed by this time, your space will be given to others on our waitlist. Emails are being sent in order of registrations received.
Please do not reply to either of the emails above, we will not receive them. If there are questions or you/your child have made the decision to no longer participate in this season, please inform us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so that we may remove you from our lists and accommodate other athletes sooner.
Those of you who do not receive an email from Trackie will remain on our waitlist for the time being and we will confirm your participation as soon as possible. This may be later in the week if some of the first 15 choose not to register. If we find ourselves able to open up to more athletes, while still adhering to the restrictions, we will do so ASAP. We are truly sorry that we cannot accommodate everyone this season.
This is a reminder for those of you were members with Royal City in 2020, in order to get your 25% discount on your BC Athletics fee you will have to manually enter COVID25% as a promo code. The system will recognize those who were members in 2020; however, if you forget to enter your code at the time of registration we will not be able to go back and issue a refund.
Please note that parents/spectators are not allowed during practices, due to PHO restrictions. We will be asking parents to drop their registered children at specified areas on Tuesday, April 6 at 5:30pm. Once registration is complete and our numbers are confirmed, we will send the specifics as to where to that will be.
Again, thank you so much for your patience and continued support of our track and field program.
President, Royal City Track & Field Club