Registration and Program Information

REGISTER ONLINE

Visit the following link to complete your Junior Development or Masters registration online
www.trackiereg.com/oceanside

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 9-13)

In Junior Development  ( ages 9-13) 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 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.

MASTERS (Age 35+)

Don’t leave all the fun to the kids. Find your inner athlete. Run , Jump or Throw. Practices will include warm up, progressive training in your preferred events  keeping injury prevention in mind!  Competition not mandatory but encouraged.

Information : Contact Jane Waite  waito7@telus.net

HIGH SCHOOL (Age 14+)

OTFC is affiliated with the BSS and KSS High School Track Team using the same facilities and equipment. Once graduating from JD athletes may continue their track pursuits in high school track. High School track athletes are not  BC Athletic members and as such are not eligible for provincial and national rankings and BC athletic awards.. They are insured under high school athletics and compete in high school meets. They are welcome to compete in the island series meets, but must pay a small day of meet insurance fee and individual event fees.

Information and Registration : Contact Robyn at Ballenas Secondary to join

MID ISLAND DISTANCE CLUB ( Grade 8 and older )

Mid Island Distance is a club that is open to all Grade 8 and older athletes in mid Vancouver Island who love to run cross-country and middle/distance on the track. There is no pace too slow and no expectation that an athlete has to compete. All we ask is for a commitment to come out and be willing to work hard and support all of your teammates. Our goal for the athletes will be to improve their personal bests, feel successful about their running and have fun. Practices are held in Parksville and Nanaimo.

Mid Island Distance is coached by long time NCCP High Performance coaches, Kim and Randy Longmuir and past Dover Bay Secondary outstanding distance runner, Rachel Elliot. If you are interested in finding out more information about Mid Island Distance, we would love to hear from you.

Information and Registration : Kim or Randy Longmuir at ranlong@telus.net or 250-248-8515


Resources

Download Form

BC Athletics Membership Form

Download Code of Conduct

OTFC Code of Conduct


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

TRACK CLUBS: Gr. 8-12

**Note: We are not affiliated with these two clubs, please contact those listed below with questions or to join!**

BSS & KSS High School Track Team:

Contact Robyn Elliott at Ballenas Secondary to join.

Practices will begin the week after spring break: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS, 4:00-5:30pm at BSS track.

High School Coaching Staff: 

Throws  – Shannon Woolnough
Throws and Jumps – Brian Elliott
Sprint and Hurdles – Jesse Witte
Distance and Race Walk – Kim and Randy Longmuir (see below for contact)

Mid-Island Distance Club:

Practices:
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:00-5:30pm at BSS
Saturdays: 10:00-11:30am at BSS
Mid Island Distance is a club that is open to all Grade 8 and older athletes in mid Vancouver Island who love to run cross-country and middle/distance on the track. There is no pace too slow and no expectation that an athlete has to compete. All we ask is for a commitment to come out and be willing to work hard and support all of your teammates. Our goal for the athletes will be to improve their personal bests, feel successful about their running and have fun. Practices are held in Parksville and Nanaimo.
Mid Island Distance Coaches:
NCCP High Performance coaches, Kim and Randy Longmuir
Past Dover Bay Secondary outstanding distance runner, Rachel Elliot
If you are interested in finding out more information about Mid Island Distance, we would love to hear from you.
Information: Kim or Randy Longmuir at ranlong@telus.net or (250) 248-8515