Registration & Program Info

REGISTER ONLINE

Visit the following link to complete your Junior Development or Masters registration online

http://www.TrackieReg.com/oceanside

Please note : DUE TO COVID there will be NO MEETS THIS 2021 SEASON. The following information regarding competition will be relevant next year – we hope!!

The Oceanside Track and Field Club (OTFC ) is a registered club with BC Athletics. Membership in BC Athletics ensures that athletes may participate in BC Athletics’ Championship events and are eligible for BC Athletics’ awards and provincial and national rankings.

OTFC is also a member of the Vancouver Island Athletics Association, which oversees the zone 6 meets, officiating and track clubs on Vancouver Island and Powell River ( Zone 6). The 5 Island series meets between April and June are : Port Alberni, Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan and Comox.


JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT (Ages 10-13)

In Junior Development (ages 10-13) athletes are introduced to and receive training in: sprints, hurdles, middle distance, relays, race walk, shot put, discus, javelin, long jump and high jump In the spirit of physical literacy, fun , fitness, and learning new track and field skills, athletes are encouraged to try new events and participate in competition .

To qualify for Island Series awards athletes must compete in 3 of the 4 Island Series Meets

Here’s the Island Series Awards and how they are decided;
• Best of Three awards – total points of three best performances from three different meets.
• 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.


MASTERS (Age 35+)

If you are interested in track and field and 35+ we know you’re not alone. At this time we have no masters coordinator . If you have the time please contact us and we’ll make it happen.

Information:
Contact Jane Waite waito7@telus.net


HIGH SCHOOL (Ages 14-18)

High School athletes can join OTFC and continue to train and compete through high school.
Practices are held behind Ballenas Secondary School.

If there is teacher support, BSS and KSS can host a high school track team. High School track athletes are not BC Athletic members and as such are not eligible for provincial and national rankings and BC athletic awards as they are in club track. They are insured under high school athletics and compete in high school meets. They can compete in the island series meets, but must pay a small day of meet insurance fee and individual event fees.


OTHER COMMUNITY CLUBS

**Note: At this time , following viasport bc return to sport guidelines, you cannot be a member of two clubs at the same time , no cross/clubbing.**

Mid Island Distance

Mid Island Distance is a year round running club that is open to Grade 8 and older athletes who live on mid Vancouver Island and love to run cross-country, middle distance and distance. There is no pace too slow and no expectation that you have to compete. All we ask is your commitment to come out and be willing to work hard and support all of your teammates. Our goal will be for you to improve your personal bests, feel successful about your running and have fun. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information. ☺

Mid Island Distance Coaches:
Randy Longmuir (Mid/Distance Coach)
250-248-8515
ranlong@telus.net

Cross Country Coach
250-228-2865

NCCP Distance Performance Coach

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Kim Longmuir (Mid/Distance Coach)
250-248-8515
ranlong@telus.net

Cross Country Coach
250-240-7793

NCCP Distance Performance Coach

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Spring Track Training (March – June)
Practice Times
Mondays 4:00-5:30pm at the Ballenas Track
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm at the Nanaimo Rotary Bowl
Saturdays 10:00-11:45am at the Ballenas Track

Summer Track Training (July – August)
Practice Times
To be decided, after discussion with the athletes.

Schedule of Potential Meets Due to Covid-19, there are no competitions planned. The club will hold some time trials in the spring and summer, if regular competition does not re-start.


Resources

BC Athletics Membership Form

Download PDF File

OTFC Code of Conduct

Download PDF File

OTFC Code of Conduct

Athletes

  • Treat coaches, volunteers, teammates, competitors, parents and officials respectfully.
  • Take the time to thank the officials for their help at your event at the meets.
  • Take the time to congratulate all of the competitors in your event, from first to last.
  • Talk over any concerns with your coaches and if you need further help, please ask your parent to speak to the coach in private after the practice, or to call the coach if the coach is busy with other athletes.
  • Cheer for and support all of your teammates.
  • Help each other to learn and improve whenever you can.

Parents

  • Support the club and your child by getting involved in the club by volunteering at practices and meets.
  • Support and cheer for all of our athletes and the efforts of the athletes from other clubs.
  • Treat all of the athletes, coaches, volunteers, other parents and officials respectfully.
  • Take the time to thank the officials at meets and to thank the coaches. All of these people are volunteers
  • Support the coaches. This includes allowing the coaches to motivate your child for practice, help your child to set realistic goals, instruct at practices, conduct pre and post event discussion, etc. You have entrusted the care of your child to the coaches and they need to be free to do their job. If an athlete has too many coaches, it is confusing for them and their performance usually declines because they are unsure of what to do.
  • Please offer any suggestions in a positive and supportive manner, at an appropriate time, so as not to interrupt the practice.

Complaints or Concern Procedures:
If you as the parent have a complaint or concern that you would like to have addressed we ask that you discuss the issue with your child’s coach in a non-confrontational manner, in a private setting. If a satisfactory resolution is not achieved, please contact Head JD Coach , Jane Waite to discuss your concern.


Coaches

  • Treat all athletes, parents, volunteers, officials, and fellow coaches respectfully.
  • Encourage every athlete to set realistic goals and help the athlete to achieve these goals in a supportive way.
  • Challenge all athletes to strive for personal bests.
  • Create a challenging and fun environment for the athlete

OTFC is also a member of the Vancouver Island Athletics Association, which oversees the zone 6 meets, officiating and track clubs on Vancouver Island and Powell River ( Zone 6). The 5 Island series meets between April and June are : Port Alberni, Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan and Comox.