JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT

9 to 13 year old

A gradual introduction to the sport of Track & Field and Cross Country. Open to children 9 to 13 yo who want to try the sport or who want to enhance their skills playing other sports. No prerequisite to register.

What we offer: 

They get to try all the various disciplines within our sport: Sprints, Hurdles and Relays, Jumps, Throws, Endurance & Walks.  Athletes can specialize towards certain disciplines by age 12/13.  

Once comfortable, athletes are encouraged to test their new skills in competition. Competition season is typically from

May to July and there are opportunities to compete at in-club meets or other BC Athletics sanctioned meets.

Goal of the program: 

To provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn physical literacy skills and stay active. 

At the end of the program, children will gain a general understanding of track & field events and begin to find their focus as they transition to their next phase of athletic development.   

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Junior Development program has several intakes for Seasonal members. 

  • Winter Track and Field - January to March                  Location: Clement Track, Minoru

  • Spring Track and Field - April to July                           Location: Clement Track, Minoru

  • Fall seasonal training ( choice of one of the ff: )

    • Fall Track and Field - September to October       Location: Clement Track, Minoru

    • Cross Country - September to October                Location: Varies 

 

       Practice schedule:        Tuesday and Thursday  4:30pm - 5:45pm ( may run longer in warmer weather ) 

                                              Some Saturdays 10:00am-11:30am may be added for Spring session

                                                   (specialty training). 

Register as an Annual member and avail of all the above programs at a lower cost. 

Kajaks keeps our pricing low by including a Volunteer Commitment in our registration – details: https://www.kajaks.ca/volunteering

* Training schedule subject to change. Please refer to current year Program Info. 

** Each registered athlete will receive a Kajaks New Balance Dri-fit shirt. 

Kajaks Track & Field Club has 2 program options for Junior Development athletes this Fall 2022:

  1. 2022 JD Fall Cross Country (September): 

    • JDXC runs from Sept 10 to October 29th

    • Tuesday 4:30pm at Clement Track in Minoru Park

    • Saturday 10am at off-site locations like Terra Nova Adventure Park and Garry Point

    • there are Cross Country meets in the lower mainland that the team will participate in - Team Snap scheduling app will have all the practice locations and XC meet details

    • fee is $225, this includes a Competitive BC Athletics membership and a New Balance dri-fit club shirt!

  2. 2022 JD Fall Track & Field (September):

    • JDT&F runs from September 8 to October 27th

    • Tuesday and Thursday 4:45pm - 6pm

    • practices take place at Clement Track & Collier Throwing Centre in Minoru Park

    • fee is $225, this includes a Competitive BC Athletics membership and a New Balance dri-fit club shirt!

Pentathlon is comprised of five events: hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, and a middle distance event (600m or 800m).

Please contact us at info@kajaks.ca to ask your questions.