Thank you Coach Brad!!!
It looks like our track is going to be useable again by Monday. The remaining snow and ice got a little help on Saturday from Coach Brad. Check out how clean the track is when you arrive on Monday!! Coach Brad spent several hours on Saturday blowing off as much dirt, debris and loose ice as was possible. The track is starting to look beautiful again.
Train Hard, Train Smart, Train Consistently AND Practice Good Sleeping & Nutrition Habits !!
Training Schedules (check back here regularly for training updates due to our unusual winter weather)
Sprints/Hurdles/Jump: Monday January 16 - 5-7pm Peace Arch Elementary, Tuesday January 17 - 5:30-7pm Track (will move to rugby fields if conditions at track still not suitable), Thursday January 19 - 5-7pm HT Thrift Elementary, Saturday January 21 10-11:30am Track
Middle Distance: Monday January 16 - 5-7pm Peace Arch Elementary, Thursday January 19 5-7pm HT Thrift
High Jump: Thursdays - Ocean Cliff Elementary 6-7:30pm
Throwers: Thursdays 5-7:30pm Ocean Cliff Elementary. 5-6pm Throwers have the entire gym, 6-7:30pm gym space is shared with the High Jumpers. Please contact Coach Dave to confirm you are coming.
JD's: Monday January 16 - 6-7pm Track - it will be warmer, but likely to be wet. Dress appropriately. Thursdays, 6-7:30pm Chantrell Creek Elementary. Saturdays 10-11:30am Track
Seahorses: Thursday January 19 - 5:30-6:30pm, Saturday January 21 10-11am Track
Pole Vault: Contact Coach Len for training details.
Due to our continued Winter conditions, please check back for training updates to see if weather conditions have forced training changes.
Renew for 2017! There are 3 ways to renew your membership.
a. Use Trackiereg.ca for online registration payment, and submit the Ocean Athletics membership forms (membership & emergency contact forms). Only one $200 Volunteer Bond is required per family. The bond is located in additional payments. If you have rolled your 2016 bond into 2017, you do not need to choose the additional payment. Please be aware that there is a processing fee for using the Trackiereg online registration.
b. Membership forms and cheque made out to Ocean Athletics Track and Field Club - payment can be made in installments with the first payment due with membership and the 2nd installment with a post dated cheque for the following month. Please put cheque(s) and forms in a sealed envelope with athlete's name on the front of the envelope, and give to one of the coaches.
c. Membership forms and cash. Again payment may be made in two consecutive payments with the first payment due with membership forms. Please put forms and payment in a sealed envelope with the athlete's name on the front of the envelope and give to one of the coaches.
** NEW! if you wish to roll over your 2016 Volunteer Bond to 2017, please let Mo know. Only 1 Volunteer Bond required per family. Volunteer bonds are now deposited. A post dated cheque for the end of the year is no longer valid. The Volunteer Bond can be postdated for 1 month past the registration fee(s).
** Families requiring financial assistance with membership fees should apply to both KidSport and the Canadian Tire Jumpstart programs. The KidSport Surrey-White Rock Branch can be contacted by email at email@example.com . More information at www.kidsport.ca. The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program can be accessed at http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/what-we-do/how-to-apply
2017 Membership form A new form is due each year with membership payment
Athlete Emergency Contact form If your information has not changed, your current form will be kept on file. A new form is not required.
Full size range of Ocean Hoodies are now available at the Track on Saturdays during practice. 2016 price of $25 has been maintained!
Harry Jerome Indoor - Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Richmond Oval. Registration can be found at the Track Meet entries link (do not use Trackiereg to register) Meet information Entries are due midnight Monday January 23. The club will cover 2 events per athlete plus relays (indicate that you wish to be part of a relay on your entry form - JD's 4x200 (2 males, 2 females), Midget and older 4x200 (one gender relays). Sign up to be on a relay team. Lets try to win that Eaton Club trophy again.
*** meet is open to JD's and Midget & older including Masters
Winter continues !! Dress WARMLY!! Touque, mitts (warmer than gloves), wool socks & 3 more layers than you think! No bare legs or arms!
Come On Ocean!! We can do better! The holiday season is over, but the Food Bank is in greater need than ever. Be generous with your warm heart! Thank you to those of you who have already given generously to our Food Bank fund. BUT, we are a big club and we can do better for those in our communtiy less well off. Please consider giving what you can $1 - $5 from each club member will go a long way to making these next couple of cold months a little warmer for our families in need!!
Funds will be collected in January and then handed to the Food Bank at the end of January - please give to Mo or your coach!!!
Indoor Training at HT Thrift!
Best wishes to all of our Ocean grads entering their post - secondary lives. Joel della Siega (UBC), Kira Pederson & Elise Burgert (SFU), Jackson Silvester-Lee (off to Australia), Jolden Bopari, Sammi Klymchuk, Chloe Alkema & Glenn Johnston (Trinity Western), Kendra Vermette, & Julia van Vliet (off to Australia).
Let us know what you are doing if not listed here & keep us updated on your adventures. All of us at Ocean Athletics wish you every success and look forward to seeing you throughout the year and in particular next spring at the end of first year!