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Junior Development
Ages 9-13 (Born 2014-2010)

The Junior Development (JD) program gives children ages 9-13 the opportunity to:

2023 Winter & Spring Programs


Winter Component Details

  • January 30 - March 8

  • Training Days: Mondays + Wednesdays

  • Training Times: 4:00pm-5:15pm

Spring Season Detail

  • April 4 - June 27 (mid July if attending JD Provincial Championships in Vancouver.)

  • Training Days: Tuesdays + Thursdays 

  • Training Times: 6:00pm-7:30pm (Please note that training times may be subject to slight changes.


Cost: $300.00 (includes BCA membership + Elwood Wylie Memorial Meet fees)

Location: Rotary Bowl Track

 Your registration includes the 6-week Winter Warm-Up program and the full Spring season.

*Only register for this program if your child will be participating during both Winter and Spring training. There is currently no option to register for Winter training only.


12 week track and field training and competition season

  • Dates:  April 4 - June 27

    • (extends to mid July if attending JD Provincial Championships in Vancouver)

  • Training Days:  Tuesdays + Thursdays

  • Training Times:  6:00 - 7:30pm

    • Please note that training times may be subject to slight changes as needed

This 2 day/week program introduces athletes ages 9-13 to all track and field events and competition. Each session will have a run, jump and throw component. Track meets are on Saturdays and Sundays starting mid-April through June (Vancouver Island meet schedule will be available soon.)

Cost: $225.00 (includes BCA membership + Elwood Wylie Memorial Meet fees)

Location: Rotary Bowl Track

Volunteer Deposit: Please note that each club family is required to submit a $200.00 post-dated cheque at the first practice of the Spring season. These cheques are held for the course of the season, and will be destroyed in July upon successful completion of ten (10) volunteer hours over the course of the track and field season. There are many ways to volunteer and lists and sign-up opportunities will be available in early April. For more information please visit


The Nanaimo Track & Field Club JD program is a comprehensive program that introduces and prepares young athletes for performance in all track and field and cross country events. The program focuses on participation and proficiency across the disciplines of runs, jumps and throws. In the Spring, athletes are introduced to:

  • sprints

  • sprint hurdles

  • middle distance

  • relays

  • race walk

  • shot put

  • discus

  • javelin

  • long jump

  • high jump

  • triple jump

  • pole vault (JD 13 only)

The distances run on the track, the heights and placement of hurdles, and the weight of the throwing implements are appropriate for each age group. Younger athletes do not compete in the longer races and do not throw the more dangerous implements. Full details may be obtained from the BC Athletics website at

The focus for the JD Program is to gradually introduce athletes to competition.  Early season intra-club meets held on the Island and Lower Mainland provide many opportunities for athletes to participate in competition.  The season ends in July with the BC JD Pentathlon Championships and BC JD Championships. Participation is not mandatory but strongly encouraged.  See 2022 JD TRACK MEET Calendar HERE

In Zone 6 (Vancouver Island and Powell River), the various clubs are members of the Vancouver Island Athletics Association (VIAA) which organizes meets and training sessions for athletes in the Zone. 

To qualify for Island Series Awards athletes must satisfy the following criteria:


  • Compete in 3 of the 4 Island Series meets

  • For Best of Three awards total points of three best performances from three different meets.

  • For Run, Jump Throw awards total points of best Run, best Jump and best Throw during series.

There will be a performance points table for each event and age group, some points for placing and 10 points for competing.

Team Awards are based on the point totals of all the athletes in a given club.

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