No Practice Monday May 21st

There will be no practice on Monday May 21st due to the holiday weekend.

2018 BC Elementary Track and Field Championship

Sign up sheets have been posted:
  • Name of club holding meet: Kajaks Track and Field Club
  • Date(s) of meet: May 25th, 26th & 27th, 2018 
  • Location of meet: Minoru Park, Richmond
  • Web link to meet information: http://www.kajaks.ca/events/bcec/
  • Sign up deadline date: Thursday May 17th, 2018
  • Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
  • Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium
  • Please note : Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the blank sheet at the back if you are a registered member of the club.

Welcome

Welcome to the Coquitlam Cheetah's website. This website will provide you with information about our club, our activities and events.

Please see the links under Website Contents (left-hand side of page, below the cheetah) for a list of the key pages and information. 

Please check this website regularly for any bulletins during the season. Older bulletins can be found in the Bulletin Archive (lower left).

To receive club bulletins by email, register your email address in the Follow by Email section on the left side of this page.

No Shot Put Practice Tonight

Due to coach unavailability

Javelin Cancelled

Unfortunately Javelin practice has to be cancelled on Monday due to coach away in Ottawa.

Javelin cancelled Thursday, May 10

Javelin is cancelled Thursday, May 10th due to coach unavailability.

Cheetahs T-shirts and Hoodies For Sale

Coquitlam Cheetah t-shirts and hoodies can be purchased from the Coquitlam Cheetahs Online Shop. The new addition to the cheetah collection will be the green Cheetah hoodie (Image Below). The shop will close May 7th at 11:59pm.

Payment is by credit card. All purchases must be made by May 7th at 11:59pm (no exceptions) with tees and hoodies to delivered before the end of May.

Please note that the club is not making any money from these sales to keep costs as low as possible for club members. Should you have any questions or issues, please deal directly with Kukri.

Final uniform fitting and sign-out for new athletes:

Cheetah athletes in the Junior Development program currently without a uniform are invited to be fitted on Thursday May 10th. Fittings and sign-outs will be available from 5:45pm until approximately 7:30pm, at the shed near the high jump / javelin area.

NOTE:

  • A uniform consists of 3 pieces: competition singlet, jacket and pants.
  • Uniforms are not purchased, but are provided by the Cheetahs for use while representing the club.
  • A $100 deposit is required to sign out a uniform, which will be kept on file for as long as the athlete continues to register with the Cheetahs. There are no fees to exchange uniforms seasonally (or at any time) when they are out-grown or when transitioning from the Junior Development program.
  • The deposit will be refunded at the end of the athlete’s tenure with the Cheetahs when the last-signed-out uniform pieces are surrendered.

Returning athletes who still need to exchange current uniform items are welcomed to attend on this date also.

Athletes not registering this season who have yet to surrenderd their uniforms are encouraged to do so on this date. Please ensure that all items are returned in order to be immediately refunded the $100 deposit.

Returning and new athletes who are unable to make this final scheduled date may contact Lauren to make alternate arrangements:

  • 604 897 0543
  • Lauren.AnneSiobhan@gmail.com

2018 South Fraser Junior Olympics Sign Up, Deadline May 14th

Sign up sheets have been posted:
  • Sign up deadline date: Monday May 14th, 2018
  • Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
  • Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium
  • Please note : Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the blank sheet at the back if you are a registered member of the club.

2018 Eagle Classic Meet Sign Up, Deadline May 3rd

Sign up sheets have been posted:
  • Name of club holding meet: Golden Ears Athletics
  • Date(s) of meet: May 12th, 2018 
  • Location of meet: Rotary Track at Maple Ridge Secondary
  • Web link to meet information: http://www.golden-ears.org/eagles-classic
  • Sign up deadline date: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 (Please note: this is a very short sign up!)
  • Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm
  • Sign up location: sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium
  • Please note : Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the blank sheet at the back if you are a registered member of the club.

Cheetah t-shirts and hoodies for sale Deadline May 7th at 11:59pm

Dear Cheetah Athletes and Parents:

The Coquitlam Cheetahs are offering t-shirts and hoodies for purchase through the Cheetah online store

Please note that these items are not part of the Cheetah Uniform and are being offered as additional Cheetah wear if you wish to purchase.

Deadline for orders has been extended to Monday May 7th at 11:59pm

More information can be found on the Cheetah website (deadline has not yet been updated)

No Practices Monday April 30th or May 3rd

There will be no practices on Monday, April 30th or Thursday, May 3rd due to the Coquitlam High School District Championships taking place at track.

There will be no uniform fitting on Monday. Uniform fitting will be on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Practices remain as usual Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd.

Uniform fitting and sign-out for new athletes competing at the Norwesters Elementaries meet:

New Cheetah athletes in the Junior Development program who are registered - or are planning to register - for the Norwesters Elementaries meet (May 5th and 6th) are invited to be fitted for a uniform on Wednesday May 2nd. Fittings and sign-outs will be available from 5:45pm until approximately 7:30pm, at the shed near the high jump / javelin area.

NOTE:

  • A uniform consists of 3 pieces: competition singlet, jacket and pants.
  • Uniforms are not purchased, but are provided by the Cheetahs for use while representing the club.
  • A $100 deposit is required to sign out a uniform, which will be kept on file for as long as the athlete continues to register with the Cheetahs. There are no fees to exchange uniforms seasonally (or at any time) when they are out-grown or when transitioning from the Junior Development program.
  • The deposit will be refunded at the end of the athlete’s tenure with the Cheetahs when the last-signed-out uniform pieces are surrendered.

New Cheetah athletes not attending the Norwesters Elementaries meet will be invited for fitting and sign-out the week of May 7th. Please watch for the website posting advising of the date(s).

Returning athletes who still need to exchange current uniform items are welcomed to attend on any of the new sign-out dates.

Athletes not registering this season are encouraged to surrender their uniforms on any of the scheduled dates. Please ensure that all items are surrendered in order to be immediately refunded the $100 deposit.

All Junior Development athletes will have the opportunity to sign out uniforms before their first event of the season. Returning and new athletes who are unable to make the scheduled exchanges and sign-outs may contact Lauren to make alternate arrangements:

  • 604 897 0543
  • Lauren.AnneSiobhan@gmail.com

Parent Help Needed for High Jump and Long Jump

Cheetahs need 1 or 2 parents on Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday to help rake the long jump pits from 7-8pm. Without help we will have to reduce the number of days we offer long jump so coaches can support each other.

Cheetahs need 1 or 2 parents on Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday from 7-8pm to help put the high jump bar up after an athlete knocks it down. Help to put the mats away at 8pm is also needed. (10 minute job)

Please offer your help. It is only a one hour commitment each week. All of our Junior Development coaches are volunteers and we need your help.

Sincerely,

Paul Self

President and Junior Development Coach

Brendan Wong 13th at Vancouver Sun Run

Brendan Wong ran brilliantly to finish 13th in a time of 30 minutes and 49 seconds at the 2018 Vancouver Sun Run. Wong smashed his old personal best of 31:37 by 48 seconds. He is a graduate of SFU and competed for SFU in both track and field and cross-country. Brendan was a Coquitlam Cheetah through high school and has returned to the Cheetahs as an athlete and is also coaching in our Junior Development Program. Congratulations Brendan!

The second Cheetah across the finish line was Sam Yeung who finished 5th in the male 16-18 age category in a personal best of 36:58. Sam also coaches in our JD Program and was followed across the line by coach Miranda Menzies who also ran a personal best of 42:30 and was 14th in the very competitive 19-24 female age category. Ariona Curiel finished 11th in the 16-18 female age category in a time of 49.31.

Well done distance runners!

The Sun Run is the largest 10km race in Canada with almost 40 000 competitors.

Norwesters' Elementaries Meet Sign Up Posted, Deadline May 1st

Sign up sheets have been posted:
  • Name of club holding meet: Norwesters Track and Field Club 
  • Date(s) of meet: May 5th - 6th, 2018 
  • Location of meet: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby 
  • Web link to meet information: http://www.norwesterstandf.com/home.php
  • Sign up deadline date: Tuesday May 1st 
  • Sign up deadline time: 7:00pm 
  • Sign up location: Sheets posted in equipment shed at Percy Perry Stadium
  • Please note: Athletes sign up next to their printed name. If there is not enough room for all your events, please sign your name with the additional events on the blank sign up sheet at the back. If your name is not on the printed list, please sign up on the blank sheet at the back if you are a registered member of the club.

Cheetahs T-Shirts and Hoodies For Sale

Coquitlam Cheetah t-shirts and hoodies can be purchased from the Coquitlam Cheetahs Online Shop. The new addition to the cheetah collection will be the green Cheetah hoodie (Image Below). The shop will close April 30th, midnight.

Payment is by credit card. All purchases must be made by April 30th (no exceptions) with tees and hoodies to delivered before the end of May.

Please note that the club is not making any money from these sales to keep costs as low as possible for club members. Should you have any questions or issues, please deal directly with Kukri.

Sport BC - Female Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Head Coach Tara Self - Sport BC Female Coach of the Year

2018 Parent Information Manual Available

The 2018 Parent Information Manual is now available for reading, download, or printing.

Uniform Exchange for Returning Athletes, April 24th and 25th

Returning athletes of all ages who need to exchange their uniform can bring their current items to the shed on Tuesday April 24th and Wednesday April 25th. This includes any uniform items that no longer fit or that weren't of the optimal size last season. Athletes transitioning from the Junior Development program can also swap their singlets for the senior style. Exchanges will be available from 5:45pm until approximately 7:30pm.

NOTE:

  • Current uniform items must be surrendered in order to sign-out new items
  • Assuming a $100 deposit was previously paid, there are no fees to exchange uniforms on these dates (or at any time). The deposit will be refunded at the end of the athlete’s tenure with the Cheetahs when the last signed-out uniform pieces are surrendered.
  • Exchanges and sign-outs will occur in the shed, near the high jump / javelin area.
Athletes not registering this season may surrender their uniform items on any of the scheduled uniform dates. Please ensure all items are surrendered in order to be refunded the deposit.

New athletes will be invited to sign out uniforms during the week of April 30th. Notice of the specific dates and times will be posted once finalized.

All Junior Development athletes will have the opportunity to sign out uniforms before the first event of the season – the Norwesters Elementaries meet May 5th and 6th Returning and new athletes who are unable to make the scheduled exchanges and sign-outs are welcomed to contact Lauren to make alternate arrangements:
  • Lauren.Anne.Siobhan@gmail.com
  • 604-897-0543

Javelin Cancelled Thursday, Apr 26

Javelin is cancelled this Thursday due to coach out of town.

Coach Tom Unavailable This Week

I am unable to make this week's Tuesday or Thursday practices (April 17 and 19). I will be back next week!

Work hard,

Coach Tom

Javelin practice cancelled (Mon, Apr 16)

Javelin practice is cancelled tonight due to rain.

Javelin practice cancelled Thursday

Javelin practice is cancelled Thursday due to coach away on travel.

No JD Practice Wednesday, April 11th

Due to a Coquitlam High School Mini-Meet taking place at the track on Wednesday, there will be no JD practice on Wednesday, April 11th.

Parent Information Meeting and JD Practice Start

Our Parent Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:15pm in the stands at Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre.

Practices for Junior Development athletes (ages 9-13) will begin on Wednesday April 4th at 6:15pm at Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre. Athletes are encouraged to show up a few minutes before practice start time to get ready. The practice schedule will be posted prior to the practice start date once the availability of the various coaches has been determined.

Parents who were not able to attend our AGM on February 21st but who still want to register their athletes may do so at the Parent Information Meeting (preferred option because you get more information) or at the first practice.

Change in room for Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Annual General Meeting for the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00pm and has changed from Room 4 to the Assessment Lab of the Pinetree Community Centre.

Members are encouraged to attend the AGM and use this opportunity to register their athletes in advance of the JD season starting in April. Although unlikely, if we experience the same level of growth in athlete numbers as we did last year, we may need to look at potentially capping registration (we can only have so many athletes running, jumping, or throwing at any given time).

Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Annual General Meeting for the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00pm in Room 4 of the Pinetree Community Centre.

 Members are encouraged to attend the AGM and use this opportunity to register their athletes in advance of the JD season starting in April. Although unlikely, if we experience the same level of growth in athlete numbers as we did last year, we may need to look at potentially capping registration (we can only have so many athletes running, jumping, or throwing at any given time).