Training takes place throughout the year, with off season being from September to March and then we move full swing into the season in April and it 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 track and field season. Athletes compete in age group categories divided in male and female divisions.
Parents are responsible for registering their own child for the competitions on TrackieReg which is the online registration for track & field, x-country and road running events.
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 U16 competition.
U16 (ages 14 – 15)
This age group competes together in the BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree along with the U18 and U20’s.
This age group is encouraged to qualify for the Legion Nationals team; however, only the 15 year old age group is eligible for selection to the BC Team. Once every two years those who qualify in this age 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.
U18 (ages 16 – 17)
This age group competes together in the BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree with U16 and U20’s.
Athletes have the chance to qualify for the Legion Nationals meet as well as for BC Team to compete at the Legion Nationals. There may also be opportunity to compete internationally both as individuals or for national teams.
U20 (ages 18 – 19)
This age group competes together in the BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree along with U16 and U18’s.
Athletes have the chance to qualify for the Canadian Track and Field Championships as well as for BC Team to compete at the national championships. There may also be opportunity to compete internationally both as individuals or for national teams.