Beginner/Intro Vault Sessions for July 2021

  • Thursday July 8th 7:30-9:00 — 13’s and up (take-down help needed)
  • Sunday July 11th 9:30-11:15am — 12’s and up (set up help needed)
  • Tuesday July 13th 7:15-8:45 — 12’s and up (take-down help needed)
  • Sunday July 18th 10:00-11:45am — 12’s and up (set up and take-down help needed)
  • Thursday July 22nd 7:15-8:45 — 12’s and up (take-down help needed)
  • Sunday July 25th 10:00-11:45am — 12’s and up (set up and take-down help needed)

Please contact coach Cristina directly if your child is interested in attending some or all of these practices.

Any potential August 2021 or fall 2021 practices or camps will be announced at a later date.

Updates for 2022 – Beginner/intro vaulters – anyone who just wants to try out pole vault for the first time, or who has been vaulting for less than 2 years – please email Coach Cristina at cristina@royalcitytrack.ca

High Performance Javelin Competition May 16th, Swangard Stadium

RCTFC will be hosting a high performance javelin competition on May 16th, 2021 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC. Due to the COVID health restrictions, the competition is only open to those on the Canadian Sport Institute (CSI), Pacific, Targeted Athlete List. Athletes are nominated to the list on an annual basis by BC Athletics. Any athlete on the list is eligible to compete.

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC

Implement weight-in: 2pm

Male/Female U16 to Open

Unless registration numbers dictate otherwise, all categories will throw together.

Trackie Registration

Results

JD Athletes Registration

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 info@royalcitytrack.ca  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.

Best Regards,

Ian Coutts

President, Royal City Track & Field Club

Update on 2021 Season

We are still under Provincial Health Restrictions, with participant limits and reduced venue sizes set by both BC Athletics, and our host Cities.  This has made planning for the season extremely difficult, and we apologise for the delays in communication.  We have been hosting preseason training at Swangard Stadium Mondays and Wednesday for athletes 14 and older, and have recently extended this to include the 13 year olds.  These sessions will continue for older athletes through the summer, in addition to the regular sessions below.

It is our intent to begin our Tuesday and Thursday practices at Mercer Stadium April 6th, with athletes born in 2009 – 2012 starting at 5:30 PM and athletes born in 2008 and older starting at 7:00.  Registered athletes will be sent more specific details within the next few weeks regarding arrival times, attendance recording and new health regulations.  At this time, all athletes born in 2012 or earlier who have registered and are on the waitlist are being asked to complete their registration, emails will be sent this week to enable this.  New registrations will continue to be placed on a waitlist, and we will confirm their participation as soon as possible, adhering to the restrictions we are governed by.

Event specific training for the 2008 and older in throws, jumps and specialisations at Central, Swangard and Mercer will be confirmed upon request.  Please contact Coach Sean at citytrackdad (at) gmail.com if this applies to you. 

Sadly, we have to cancel/postpone our Track Rascal program (athletes born in 2013, 2014 and 2015) for this season. We have always shared space with soccer and football, and current restrictions on field usage and maximum occupancy loads do not allow for this. Having no other space, we have no options available. We will maintain our waitlist and continue to review options as the year progresses. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, given this late date. 

Thank you so much for your patience and continued support of our track and field program.   

Best Regards,

Ian Coutts

President, Royal City Track & Field Club

Swangard Pre-Season Training

RCTFC has secured Swangard Stadium to offer the following training for U16+ athletes starting now and continuing through to the end of March:

  • Monday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Swangard Stadium.
    • Sprint / Speed conditioning with Coach Yolande Gaymes
  • Wednesday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Swangard Stadium.
    • Endurance / distance work with Coach Sean Dixon.

Before attending practice, athletes must have an active RCTFC registration along with their BC Athletics COVID 19 Waiver form signed. Athletes must also contact Coach Sean via email to ensure there is still space available as it is limited due to COVID restrictions.

Registration Now Open

After a difficult year, Royal City looks forward to our 2021 season, with the hope of some normality, but we cannot predict with any certainty how the pandemic will continue to impact us.

Our plan is to begin outdoor pre season training for athletes aged 14 and older beginning in February, and we are retaining Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby in case of facility restrictions still being in place at Mercer Stadium.  At this time there are no facilities available for indoor training.  

Our regular season is scheduled to begin April 6 for the JD’s and April 13 for the Track Rascals.

While our registration fees will be non refundable for the season, we will not collect payment until we are sure that each program will be able to proceed, either in full, or modified as occurred this year for some age groups or events.

Registration is now open for current and new members, however, all athletes aged 13 and younger will first be placed on a waitlist.

As the programs are confirmed, athletes will be released from the waitlist to enable payment and participation.  Registration will be on a first come, first served basis so please register early if you intend to participate, since we do have limitations on the number of participants in each age group.  This will be the only way to confirm your membership.  

Athletes aged 14 and older will be supported throughout the year, as they were much of this year, so their registration will proceed directly to the payment option.  

As well, for those of you who 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.