Practice Schedules



Regular outdoor training for all athletes begins on April 6th, 2021.

JD Program (9-12 years old)

Tuesday5:30pm – 6:50pmMercer Stadium
Thursday5:30pm – 6:50pmMercer Stadium

U14 Program (13 year olds)

DayTimeLocation / Coach
Tuesday7:10pm – 9:00pmMercer Stadium
Shot Put
Sprints / Hurdles
Intro to Pole Vault
Long / High Jump
Coach Jason
Coach Yolande
Coach Cristina
Coach Hannah
Thursday7:10pm – 9:00pmMercer Stadium
Middle Distance
Coach Sean
Coach Darryl
*note that the JD program is not event specific – all event specific technical training is at the coaches’ discretion

U16+ (14 years and older) General Program

DayTimeLocation / Coach
Monday7:00pm – 9:00pmSwangard Stadium
SprintsCoaches Yolande & Sean
Wednesday7:00pm – 9:00pmSwangard Stadium
Middle DistanceCoach Sean
April: 7, 21, 28
May: 5, 19
June 2,  9*, 23* 30
* these dates are to be confirmed
Coach Yolande
Thursday7:10pm – 9:00pmMercer Stadium
High JumpCoach Hannah
Friday7:00pm – 9:00pmMercer Stadium
Long / Triple JumpCoach Cristina

Pole Vault Training

DayTimeLocation / Coach
Tuesday6:30pm – 8:30pmMercer Stadium
Coach Cristina
Thursday5:30pm – 8:30pm
*set up at 5:15pm
Mercer Stadium
Coach Cristina
beginner vaulters
7:30pm – 8:45pm
*age 13+ only (2008 or earlier)
*warm-up at 7:00pm
*parent help at 8:45pm
for tear-down
Sundaybeginner vaulters
9:30am – 11:15am
*age 12+ only (2009 or earlier)
*parent help at 9:30am
for setup
Mercer Stadium
Coach Cristina
experienced vaulters
11:00am – 1:00pm
*set up at 10:45am

Note: beginner vaulters are anyone who just wants to try out pole vault for the first time, or who has been vaulting for less than 2 years

***no vault practice June 6, June 20, July 4, July 25 as pits will be in use for competitions

U16+ (14 years and older) 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.

DayTimeLocation / Coach
Tuesday6:00pm – 8:00pmBurnaby Central Throws Field
hammer (6pm)Coach Kevin
javelin (7pm)Coach Kevin
Wednesday6:00pm – 8:00pmBurnaby Central Throws Field
shot put (6pm)Coach Jason
discus (7pm)Coach Jason
Thursday6:00pm – 8:00pmBurnaby 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 2021 (for example, even if your child is still 13 in April, if they turn 14 in 2021, you look at training schedules for U16). Training schedules for specific age groups are determined by long term development guidelines set by BC Athletics.
  • Coaches are requiring all JD athletes turning 13 in 2021 to train up with the older age groups.
  • 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 and 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!