Junior Development

Athletes between the ages of 9 to 13 are part of our Junior Development (JD) program, which is designed to introduce youth to a fun and supportive training environment, regardless of whether they have experience in Track & Field or are trying the sport for the first time. Together, we build familiarity, strength and skill in a range of events. At this age, athletes are encouraged to try as many events as possible so they can learn what they enjoy and where they succeed. Training includes sprints, hurdles, middle distance, shot put, long jump, high jump and triple jump.

The 2024 season is for youth aged 9-13 (age as of December 31, 2024)

2024 season schedule

Location: Mercer Stadium

January 15 to March 13, 2024

Day Time
Monday 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

April 3 to July 24, 2024

Day Time
Monday 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Friday* 6:30-8:00 p.m.
*If there is a competition on the weekend, there will be no practice on Friday

September 16 to November 20, 2024

Day Time
Monday 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

To register:

  1. Complete your BC Athletics registration via AthleticsReg.
  2. Complete the New West Spartans registration form.
  3. Complete the New West Spartans photo release form.
  4. Bring the Spartans registration and photo release forms, as well as a cheque made out to NW Spartans Track and Field Club, to the first practice.

Registration must be complete, with all forms submitted and fees paid, before the practices starts.