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"The CVAC Jaguars are a track and field club. Our goal is to promote, encourage and develop the widest participation and highest level of proficiency in the sport of athletics from childhood onwards."


Coaching Clinic

Parents and potential coaches. If you have ever thought of coaching (or even assisting) now is the time to sign up for a coaching course as they are mostly offered in Nanaimo and Victoria.   Please note that as of January 2018,  as per BC Athletics, it is MANDATORY that all club coaches have, at minimum, the Sport Coach course.  
The CVAC’s Club wants to ensure that we provide our athletes with the best training  possible  and we can only do this if we have a sufficient number of coaches. In terms of commitment - we do not expect that you be a full-time coach.  We try to put a schedule together that works for everyone and it is nice to have back-ups when regular coaches are not available.
The link to register on Trackie Me is provided on this website under "QUICKLINKS".  You will need to follow all the steps if you do not have a NCCP number  and do not have a BC Athletics Number. Once you have taken the course, you can submit your payment receipt to Mike Dailey, our Treasurer, so we can reimburse you the fee.
Click here to view more information on the clinics. Note that some of the dates are incorrect and will be updated later.  Course is Oct 20-22, 2017.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura, your club president.



Track Status


Practices are on as scheduled.

(UPDATED - JULY 25, 2017)

Membership Information

Club Registration

To become a member of the CVAC-Jaguars, interested athletes need to register with us and pay the club fee.

Registration for the 2017 season opens for returning athletes February 4. Priority will be given to returning athletes and their siblings until midnight February 14. The club caps membership at 110 in order to maintain a reasonable coach-to-athlete ratio and to ensure access to equipment during practices.

On February 15th, registration will open to new members in the order we receive their applications and payment for their registration dues. Membership is not finalized until membership dues and volunteer deposit are received.

The following payments are due on registration night:

  1. Registration dues;
  2. Volunteer deposit ($150 post dated June 30, 2017); and
  3. Jersey deposit ($35 post dated June 30, 2017)

Club clothing with also be available for purchase. Membership can be completed online by following the link at cvac-jaguars.com or in person at the Registration and Parent Information Night.

Registration and Parent Information Night:

  • Date:Wednesday, February 15
  • Location: Island Savings Centre, Nitinat Room
  • Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Registrants must be at least nine years old (born in 2008). There is no upper age limit.

NOTE: Until payment and deposit have been received you are not officially a member of the club. Payment is due before the end of February. If you have not paid your club fee prior to this date, you place yourself at risk of losing your spot. 


Membership Links

Membership Fees

There is a new fee structure for 2017. The registration fee will cover your BC Athletics membership, CVACs membership, as well as registration fees for five track meets that are part of the Vancouver Island Series (VIAA) plus two events at the Dogwood Track Meet (they give medals at this meet). It also covers coaching clinics, track rental, rental insurance, etc.

Fees for 2017 are as follows:

JD (2008 - 2004) $215.00
MIDGET 2003 $225.00
MIDGET 2002 $228.50
YOUTH, JR. SR. $249.50


NOTE: To complete registration you must pay the club membership fee. Athletes may either pay online using PayPal or pay in person at the Parent Information Night at the Island Savings Centre Nitinat Room on February 15th between 6:30 and 8:30.

Membership Fee Payment Form

Please choose your son or daughter's age category from the dropdown menu in the form below and then click on the Payment button to go to the PayPal website where you can use your credit card to make a payment.

Select Age Group

Track Meet Information

Track & Field is a sport comprised of various event disciplines based on running, jumping and throwing. Within BC Athletics, these events are further categorized into Sprints & Hurdles, Middle & Long Distance, Horizontal Jumps, Vertical Jumps, Throws, Combined Events and Walks.

The sport of Track & Field lends its name from the main competition venue which traditionally includes within a stadium, an oval track/running surface surrounding a grass field. Track & Field has roots as far back in history as 776 BC at the Ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece.

Track Meet Documents

Vancouver Island Meets

Club members are encouraged to participate in as many of the island meets as possible. Below is a listing of the meets planned for this season.

May 26-28, 2017 Elwood Wylie 2017 Results (PDF) Nanaimo Track & Field Club Rotary Bowl Stadium, 355 Wakesiah Ave. Nanaimo, BC
June 10/11, 2017 Garriock 2017 Results (PDF)  Cowichan Valley Athetics Club Cowichan Sportsplex, 5847 Chesterfield Ave, Duncan, BC
CANCELLED Bob Dailey Memorial N/A Alberni Valley Track Club Bob Dailey Track, 4480 Vimy St. Port Alberni
June 24/25, 2017 Cougars Home/CCCP Meet  2017 Results (PDF) Comox Valley Cougars Vanier track, Comox Valley Sports Centre 3001 Vanier Drive, Comox, BC  
July 1/2, 2017 Dogwood 2017 Results (PDF)  Victoria Track & Field Club

Centennial Stadium, University of Victoria, Saanich, BC

Dogwood Track Meet

Links to the 2017 Dogwood Meet Information Package and Meet Registration Form are provided below.

Comox Track Meet

Links to the 2017 Comox Solstice Meet Information Package, Track Events Schedule (PDF), Field Events Schedule (PDF) and Meet Registration Form are provided below.

Garriock Track Meet

Links to the 2017 Garriock Schedule (PDF), Information Package (PDF) and Meet Registration Form are provided below.

Track Meet Photo Gallery

2013 Meet Photos


2014 Meet Photos


2015 Meet Photos


2016 Meet Photos


2017 Garriock Meet


Our Programs

CVAC Athletic Development Program

The Junior Development (JD 9-12 years) and Senior (Midget 13+) program at CVAC follows the Long Term Athletic Development stages as outlined by Athletics Canada. We are very fortunate to have dedicated and experienced Lead Coaches in Sprints, Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Middle Distance and the Throws.  Our Senior Youth athletes who have competed at the National level give back to the club by sharing their experience with our developing Midget athletes. We encourage and provide opportunities for all Junior Development athletes to Run, Jump and Throw at every practice. CVAC members are encouraged to participate in multi events throughout the track and field season even at the Senior level....you never know unless you try where your hidden athletic talents lie. And FUN should always be in every stage of Athletic Development.

Athletics Canada: 9 Stages of Long Term Athletic Development

  • 1. Active Start
  • 2. FUNdamental
  • 3. Learning to Train (Age 9-12 JD's)
  • 4. Training to Train (Age 12-16 Midgets)
  • 5. Learning to Compete (Age 16-18 Youths)
  • 6. Training to Compete
  • 7. Learning to Win
  • 8. Winning for a Living
  • 9. Active for Life

CVAC Junior Development Program

Learning to Train Stage: (age 9-12)

  • To continue to enhance ABC’s (Agility, Balance, Coordination) to develop overall sports skills
  • To begin to integrate physical, mental, cognitive and emotional components within a well-structured program
  • To develop physical literacy

CVAC Senior Program

Midgets (Age 13-15) Training to Train Stage -"Building the Engine"

  • To develop endurance, strength and speed
  • To develop athletics-specific skills and fitness

Youths (Age 16-18) Learning to Compete Stage -"Challenge of Competition"

  • To develop event specific area physical preparation
  • To introduce event specific protocols to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • To implement event area specialization
  • To integrate physical, mental, cognitive and emotional development



Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Human development from birth to adulthood is a continuous process. To understand the process better, experts divide human development into distinct stages with special characteristics; these are called stages of development. In Canadian sport, experts have identi ed seven stages of development, each with its own physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive characteristics. This is our Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, and it’s the basis for the optimal training and competition kids need to enjoy sport the most and perform their best.

Why do we need the LTAD model?

Because participation in recreational sport and physical activity has been declining and physical education programs in schools are being marginalized. Because the international performances of Canadian athletes have been declining in some sports. Because other sports are having trouble identifying and developing the next generation of international athletes. Because NOT matching skills and activities to a stage of development has serious negative consequences, and Canadians and the Canadian sport system have been suffering from them for some time.

To mention just a few of them:

  • Children don’t have fun;
  • They develop bad habits because of the over-emphasis on winning;
  • Their skill development is poor;
  • They don’t reach their optimal performance level;
  • Many burn out and drop out of sport. 

For more information on Athletic Development, please download one of the following documents.


Documents (PDF Downloads)

Weekly Practices

practiceFirst Practice: TUESDAY, March 28th, 2017

WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday

TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm for JD 9 -12 Athletes; 6:30 to 8:00 for SR (13+) Athletes

WHERE: The Cowichan Sportsplex track on Chesterfield Road. Once athlete has signed the attendance sheet on the table in front of the equipment locker, they are to meet at the nearby grassy patch.


  1. During practice times, for safety reasons, ONLY current CVAC members and their parents are allowed on site. All others are required to leave.
  2. ONLY designated volunteers are allowed in the equipment locker.
  3. Please do not bring valuables to practice as we can not be responsible for them. We are not able to store backpacks in our equipment locker.
  4. Athletes must remain onsite during the practice sessions unless accompanied by a coach.
  5. Please come to the track prepared for anything as conditions can change quickly at this time of year. It is recommended that athletes wear several layers of light clothing including a windproof/water resistant outer layer.
  6. In the event that practice needs to be cancelled (monsoon) we will be communicating this via your email and on the website by 5 pm the night of the practice. 
  7. Please label your water bottle and clothing you bring to the track. If you leave something behind, it will be placed in the “Lost and Found” basket.

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Commitment

The CVAC Jaguars Track & Field Club relies solely on volunteers for its operational success. We cannot operate as a club without those volunteers and those hours are greatly appreciated by the athletes and parents. There are many ways to contribute. Volunteer hours include volunteering at: VIAA track meets as hIgh jump officials; the Garriock track meet; coaching and assisting athletes or volunteering in another capacity agreed to in advance by the CVAC Executive Directors. 

Our track Club is one of the largest on the Island. In order to support our athletes, this year we are implementing a policy that requires a $150.00 deposit to cover the volunteer commitment from each athlete.  A minimum of 12 volunteer hours per family is required for each athlete registered with the Club in order to recoup the volunteer commitment deposit. At the completion of 12 hours the cheque will be returned or destroyed or, if the choice is to not complete the volunteer hours, the cheque will be deposited.

The post-dated Volunteer Deposit cheque (June 30, 20XX) will be collected during the Registration & Parent Information night.  Please note your child will not be completely registered until we receive your Volunteer Deposit. 

Volunteer Hours Tracking System

All volunteer hours/tasks will be tracked using a “Google Spread Sheet” entitled “Volunteer Commitment Tracker”. The Volunteer Commitment Tracker “link” is located below this article as well as on the Home page, so volunteers can view and monitor their volunteer time.

At the end of the year, the Volunteer Coordinator will review the Commitment Tracker. Families will be notified if they have met their volunteer requirement. 

High Jump Sign-up

Follow the links in the listing below to signup online to volunteer for High Jump Officiating at meets you plan to attend. Use the password sent to your email address in order to login.

Track Meet Location Date Sign-up
Bob Dailey Port Alberni May 2/3, 2015 Cancelled
Elwood Wylie Nanaimo May 26-28, 2017
Garriock Duncan June 10/11, 2017
Cougars/CCCP Comox June 24/25, 2017
Dogwood Victoria July 1/2, 2017

Criminal Record Check

Thank-you very much for considering helping out the club by volunteering your time. Under the Criminal Records Review Act, organizations that are licensed or receiving funds from the provincial government must have staff who work with children undergo a criminal record check. BC Athletics requires a Criminal Records check for the following: 

  • BC Athletics Staff 
  • Regional Athletics Coaches
  • BC Athletics Contract Employees 
  • BC Athletics Board of Directors
  • All Coaches registering with BC Athletics – Club and *Unattached 
  • Club Board of Directors, Executive, Club Managers/Staff 
  • BC Athletics Registered Officials 
  • BC Athletics Team Staff - Coaches, Managers/Chaperones 
  • BC Summer Games Zone Team Staff – Coaches and Managers/Chaperones 

While the Act does not currently include volunteers who work with children, the CVAC-Jaguars, as well as many other organizations, require volunteers, such as coaches, officials and chaperones, to have criminal record checks performed. 

The CVAC-Jaguars have now registered with the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) Applicant Based Online Service. As part of this process, the club has signed and agreed to the terms and conditions for the CRRP Applicant Based Online Service to facilitate criminal record checks and sharing of completed criminal record checks.

Please login to the website below and utilize the access code to get a new Criminal Record Check (CRC), or to share an existing CRC from a previous organization. The access code provided below is unique to the CVAC-Jaguars and is required by volunteers when submitting an online request:

Online Link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/

Access Code: M3L7CX2YCF

Garriock Track Meet Volunteer Commitment

Garriock Meet - Concession & Barbecue

The club will be running the concession stand as well as a barbeque with food for the athletes and other meet attendees. Only adults and athletes age 16 or older are permitted to help out.

Garriock Meet - Friday Night Setup

We need lots of help getting things setup for the meet on Friday night. Please choose an activity from those listed. Don't worry about whether or not you have experience. We will provide on the job training if needed! I have included baked goods as a signup. If you are planning to help by baking, please bring your items to the track on Friday night. Pizza and beverages will be available to all volunteers.

Garriock Meet - General Help

Our club is responsible for setting up the hurdles for each of the hurdle events at our meet on Saturday and Sunday. As well, a number of volunteers are needed for various other responsibilities related to track events.

Garriock Meet - High Jump Officiating

Our club is responsible for officiating the High Jump event at this track meet. Three volunteers are required for each time slot. Choose from one of the time slots listed on the sign-up form. If your son or daughter is planning to enter this event, you may choose to officiate during their time slot if you like. High Jump events take place both Saturday and Sunday.

Garriock Meet - Hurdles & Track Events

Our club is responsible for setting up the hurdles for each of the hurdle events at our meet on Saturday and Sunday. As well, a number of volunteers are needed for various other responsibilities related to track events.

Awards Information


BC Athletics, a branch of Athletics Canada, is the provincial non-profit amateur sport organization for Athletics. The purpose of BC Athletics is to promote, encourage, and develop the widest participation and the highest proficiency in Track & Field, Road Running, Marathon, Ultra, Cross Country & Trail Running and Race Walking in the province of British Columbia.

Click on the links provided to access or download BC Athletics resources related to provincial athletic awards and recognition.

About Our Club

Introduction to Our Club

We are the Cowichan Valley Athletic Club (aka CVAC JAGUARS). We are a Track and Field Club for the youth of the Cowichan Valley. We encourage all young people to try track and field. You never know if your son is the next Dylan Armstrong (BC Boy who is a World Class Shot Putter). Your child will learn how to compete in all of the basic track and field events as we do a rotation training. Before the first Island track meet they will know what to do.

We also encourage all members to attend at least one track meet on the Island, if not more. If you are new and young, we encourage you to view track meets like a Sports Day and try everything and make it a fun day. We will be there in our tent to help you out and support you.

There are also awards at different levels that many of our athletes have achieved. There are Vancouver Island Awards, and Provincial BC Athletics awards. We are amazed at how well our athletes did last year.

Our club also hosts a track meet in June, called the Garriock Track Meet. This is particularly fun for all family members as we all join together to make this a success. Kids and parents together volunteer, and compete, and we are known to have the best track meet on the island. Last season we even had a parent/coach relay.

We are a member of BC Athletics and like them, our goal is to encourage and develop the widest participation and highest proficiency in the sport of Athletics from childhood onwards. The Junior Development (JD 9-12 years) and Senior (Midget 13+) program at CVAC follows the Long Term Athletic Development stages as outlined by Athletics Canada. 

We run a rotating program for Athletes aged 9-13 (JD program = Junior Development). Athletes older than this are usually starting to specialize and we try to help them develop in their events of choice. We offer them coaching clinics and help them develop their own training program.


Parent Participation

The success of our club is based on the active participation of our members. Members are needed to help set up and put away equipment at practices as well as volunteer a little of their time officiating at track meets they plan to attend. Parents’ participation is required to help the club offer a full scope of events.

Our track club is responsible for officiating the high jump event at every island track meet. Each season, a short, high jumping clinic is offered for all parents. Every family is expected to participate in officiating the high jumping event at every meet that they attend. This will only require an hour or two for the full weekend. There are seven island series track meets.

Also, each year, CVAC hosts the Garriock Meet, which is a huge success because of our awesome volunteers! Many volunteer positions are available ranging from feeding the officials to setting up the equipment.

Vancouver Island Athletics Association (VIAA)

Our club is also a member of the VIAA. Through the VIAA, our members can particiate in 5 Island Track meets and one pentathalon meet. Most of these track meets are called 'Sticker Meets' and they are free with your membership. The Track Meet at UVIC is the only VIAA meet that our members can not attend for free (they give medals).

The VIAA is an informal association of all the competitive track and field clubs located on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Powell River [Zone 6]. Members assist the other clubs in hosting and officiating at the two series hosted by the VIAA: the VIAA Track and Field Series ~ a series of 5 to 7 track meets held from April to June each year and the VIAA Cross Country Series ~ a series of 5 to 6 cross country races held in two parts, late fall and early spring. We owe the VIAA a debt of appreciation.

To learn more about the Vancouver Island Athletics Association click here.

Our Track Location


5847 Chesterfield Ave,
BC V9L 3M2

Connect With Us

Want to get in touch?

  1. Laura Dewit
    [email protected]
  2. Dewi Griffiths
    [email protected]
  3. Treasurer
    [email protected]
  4. Penny Butler
    [email protected]
  5. Leslie Blumel 
    [email protected]
  6. Mike Dailey
    Webmaster/Director of Communications
    [email protected]
  7. Jake Zaiss
    Volunteer Coordinator
    [email protected]
  8. Bonnie Griffiths
    Athletic Director
    [email protected]
  9. Dan Mayer
    Equiment Manager
    [email protected]

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