- President's Welcome Message

January 2023

Welcome to all new and returning parents and athletes. Another exciting season of track and field begins for our athletes age 9-13 on April 4, 2023. Most of our older athletes

As a member of our club you will have the opportunity to train at one of the best track and field facilities in Canada: Percy Perry Stadium. In addition to a great training facility, we boast one of the most comprehensive Run, Jump, Throw programs in the province, which is sustained by the large number of experienced volunteer coaches who give their time and knowledge to all of our athletes.  We also take pride in being able to provide updated uniforms for our athletes as well as keeping pace with new training and meet equipment.

This year will be an unusual year as we will be relocating to the Centennial High School Track for May, June and July as the track at Percy Perry Stadium is resurfaced.

The main outdoor training sessions run from the beginning of April to end of July. We encourage parents to stay, watch, learn and help, but if you must leave, make sure you are back before practice ends to pick up your child. Sometimes practices end early due to inclement weather – please talk to the coaches on bad weather days to get an accurate ending time.

It is very important that you convey to your young children not to leave the track complex by themselves. They must wait for you. If they have any concerns have them approach any one of our coaches for help. It would be a good idea for your children to carry contact phone numbers in their training bag.

Track and field meets can be overwhelming to new members. Don’t worry, we will help you. Ask questions; talk to parents that have been through it already. We are a friendly group that is always willing to assist. Check the bulletin board for updates every time you are down at the track, check the website often (www.coquitlamcheetahs.org), and talk to coaches or executive members.

The following are important dates for the upcoming season:
  • July 7-9, 2023: BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree (Ages 14+), Nanaimo
  • June 17, 2023: Junior Development Pentathlon Championship, Delta
  • July 14-16, 2023: Junior Development Track & Field Championship, Surrey

We look forward to meeting you and hope you all enjoy the season!

Paul Self
President