Practice Schedules


Regular outdoor training for all athletes

Start Dates:

JD Program and SR Program – March 28

Track Rascals –  Tuesday Rascals starts April 4; Thursday Rascals starts April 6

Track Rascals (6-8 years old)

Day Time Location
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00pm Mercer Stadium
Thursday 6:00 – 7:00pm Mercer Stadium

JD Program (9-13 years old)

Day Time Location
Tuesday 5:30 – 7:15pm Mercer Stadium
Thursday 5:30 – 7:15pm Mercer Stadium

Junior Pole Vault (12-13 years old)

Day Time Location
Wednesday (Gymnastics training) 13+ 8:00 – 9:30pm Queens Park
Sunday 9:45 – 11:15am Mercer Stadium

U14+ (14 years and older) General Program

Day     Time   Location / Coach
Monday     8:00 – 9:30pm   Swangard TBC
      Middle Distance,
Long Jump, Triple Jump
Tuesday     6:45 – 8:45pm   Mercer Stadium
      Sprints & Middle Distance,
Long Jump, Triple Jump
Wednesday     6:45 – 9:00pm   Swangard TBC
Thursday     6:45 – 9:00pm   Mercer Stadium
      Sprints & Middle Distance,
Long Jump, Triple Jump

Senior Pole Vault Training 14+

Day Time Location / Coach
Tuesday 6:30 – 8:45pm Mercer Stadium
Coach Cristina
Wednesday (Gymnastics) 8:00 – 9:30pm Queens Park Arena
Thursday 6:30 – 8:45pm
*set up at 6:15pm
Mercer Stadium
Coach Cristina
Friday 5:30 – 7:15pm Mercer Stadium
Coach Cristina
Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm
*set up at 10:45am
Mercer Stadium
Coach Cristina

Note: 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

U16 (14+ years old) Throws Training

All throws training during the outdoor season takes place at Burnaby Central Secondary School on the lower throws field. Note that due to the current size and level of the javelin training group, athletes will only be accepted into the group at the coach’s discretion.



Day Time Location / Coach    
Tuesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm Burnaby Central Throws Field    
  hammer (6pm) Coach Kevin    
  javelin (7pm) Coach Kevin    
Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm Burnaby Central Throws Field    
  shot put (6pm) Coach Jason    
  discus (7pm) Coach Jason    
Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm Burnaby Central Throws Field    
  hammer & discus (6pm) Coaches Kevin & Jason    
  javelin (7pm) Coach Kevin    

Please Note:

    • The age of an athlete is determined by how old the athlete will turn in 2023 (for example, even if your child is still 13 in April, if they turn 14 in 2023, you look at training schedules for 14 plus or U16). Training schedules for specific age groups are determined by long term development guidelines set by BC Athletics.

    • Most track practices take place RAIN or SHINE. In case of very poor weather conditions, please watch your email for updates or cancellations. If you don’t receive notice of practice being cancelled, it will go ahead as scheduled.

    • We ask that all athletes be at practice 10 minutes prior to start times so we can begin promptly. We also ask parents to be at the track 10 minutes prior to the end of scheduled practice times so when practice is over everyone can leave. While we understand that training does run over sometimes, it quite often ends as scheduled. Coaches cannot leave until everyone is picked up.

    • We need parents to help with set up and tear down for some of the events; specifically pole vault, hurdles, high jump and long jump. If you are able to step in and help with this, it would be greatly appreciated!

TBC – 2023 Winter Training (14+ years old)

There will be winter training for athletes 14+ in throws, pole vault and
sprint. Email the following coaches to express interest and to find out
more: for pole vault;  for throws; for sprints


TBC – 2023 Cross country season

Cross country is on hiatus for 2023 due to shortage of available volunteer coaches.

Please email if you are interested in learning about becoming a coach.