Practice Schedules

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: cristina@royalcitytrack.ca for pole vault; kevin@royalcitytrack.ca  for throws; my.yo.fit@gmail.com for sprints

2022 Cross country season

Cross country is on hiatus for 2022 due to shortage of available volunteer coaches. Please email cristina@royalcitytrack.ca if you are interested in learning about becoming a coach.

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2022 SPRING OUTDOOR / REGULAR SEASON TRACK & FIELD TRAINING

Regular outdoor training for all athletes Start Dates: JD Program and SR Program – March 29 Track Rascals – April 5 or April 7 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+ (13 years and older) General Program
Day Time Location / Coach
Monday 8:00 – 9:30pm Swangard Stadium
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 Stadium
Hurdles
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 cristina@royalcitytrack.ca 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.
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 2022 (for example, even if your child is still 13 in April, if they turn 14 in 2022, you look at training schedules for U14). 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!