Indoor training takes place throughout the off-season (September through March, depending on training group) for all competitive age groups. Athletes not already involved in other activities that would like to maintain or improve their fitness level or more serious athletes at the Midget+ category, are encouraged to take part in indoor training.
Outdoor training begins in April and continues through to mid July and later for athletes qualifying for Nationals. Practices are held 3 to 4 times per week and the club participates in numerous competitions held on weekends throughout the outdoor season. Athletes compete in age group categories divided in male and female divisions.
Junior Development (Ages 9 – 13)
Our Junior Development (JD) program is a comprehensive program in preparing young athletes for elite level performance in all track and field events. Our focus is on participation and proficiency across the disciplines of runs, jumps, and throws. Athletes will be introduced to and receive training in sprints, sprint hurdles, middle distance, race walk, shot put, discus, javelin, long jump, high jump, triple jump, and pole vault. Note that events are introduced when age appropriate. Please consult BC Athletics for a complete list of event specifications.
Athletes are strongly encouraged to participate in as many events as possible across all of the disciplines with narrowing focus as they move towards midget age competition.
Midget (ages 14 and 15)
This age group competes together for the BC Midget Championships as well as a chance to compete in the Legion Nationals if they qualify. However, only the 15 year old age group is eligible for selection to the BC Legion Provincial Team. Once every two years those who qualify in this group are also eligible for competing at the BC Summer Games. Athletes have a narrower focus on event training while still encouraged to train and compete in a number of events within a single discipline or across disciplines.
Youth (ages 16 and 17)
Athletes in this category may attend all major meets in BC. Also, for those who qualify, athletes may attend meets in the US and other provinces. They are encouraged to compete in the BC Youth Championships as well as qualifying for the Legion Nationals and the BC Team.
Junior (ages 18 and 19)
Junior athletes may compete in the BC Junior Championshiops and qualify for the Canadian Championship. Athletes achieving the established standard are selected to compete in international meets.