Junior Development
U10 - U14 (ages 9-13)


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

Fall 2022 Cross Country - $100 

8 week program running 2 x per week.

Dates: September 7 – October 29

Training days: Mondays, Wednesdays and the occasional Saturday

Practice Times: 4:00 - 5:15pm

Training Locations: Rotary Bowl Track, Westwood Lake, Pioneer Park

2023 Programs


A 6-week conditioning program to prepare athletes for the spring track + field season

Dates: January 31 – March 9.

Training Days: TBA

Practice Times: TBA

Location: Rotary Bowl Track


12 week track +field training and competition.

Dates:  April 4 - June 27

Training Days:  TBA

Practice Times:  TBA

This 2 day/week program introduces athletes ages 9-13 to all track + field events and competition. Each session will have a run, jump and throw component.

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 www.bcathletics.org

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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