Ocean Athletics continues to add to its Coaching Team!
Ocean Athletics welcomes Cam Mitchell to the High School Middle Distance Program, Jordan Palesch to the Seahorse Program and Rori Denness to the Throws Program. Coming soon!!! An updated Coaches Corner where you can check out all of Ocean's coaches!!
Ocean Athletics has a new photographer!!! Thank you Gord Kalisch (Milena's father) for being available at both practices and competitions to take photos of our club members in action. A photo of Gord will be here soon so everyone can get to know him!! If there are other photographers, please see Mo so she can introduce you to Gord.
Harry Jerome Entries due Monday January 23 Midnight!!!
Entering the Harry Jerome! Open the Track Meet Entries Link in the right hand column. Read the information on the Harry Jerome Meet (there will be an updated meet schedule posted soon). Use the Ocean members entry form - please do not use the Meet Host's Trackiereg site unless you wish to pay for your entry yourself. Fill in all of the requested information. If you do not know your BC Athletics number, there is a link to look it up. The Seed Mark means your best performance from the current season (or last year for these early meets). Entry deadline is Monday, January 23 midnight. The Club covers 2 events + relays for this event. Once entries are in, relay teams will be confirmed and all Ocean entries sent to the Harry Jerome Entries Chair.
Train Hard, Train Smart, Train Consistently AND Practice Good Sleeping & Nutrition Habits !!
Training Schedules - yippee, we are back to being able to use the South Surrey Track & Field facility.
Sprints/Hurdles/Jump: Monday Jan23, Tuesday Jan24 5:30-7pm at the track, Thursday Jan 26 5-7pm HT Thrift
Middle Distance: Monday Jan23 5:30-7pm Track
High Jump: Thursdays - Ocean Cliff Elementary 6-7:30pm
Throwers: Monday Jan23 5:30-7pm, Tuesday Jan24 5:30-7pm at the Track Thursdays 5-7pm Ocean Cliff Elementary. 5-6pm Throwers have the entire gym, 6-7pm gym space is shared with the High Jumpers. Please contact Coach Dave to confirm you are coming.
JD's: Monday January 23 6-7:30pm Track (not a problem Parents if you wish to pick your athlete up at 7pm), Thursday January 26 5-6:30pm at Chantrell Creek ** note time change. Check back to see if we will be able to get our regular 5:30-730 slot.
Seahorses: Thursday January 26 530-6:30pm at Chantrell
Pole Vault: Contact Coach Len for training details.
Memberships are now due!! If you are training with Ocean Athletics, you must renew your membership so that we have sport insurance for you. 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!
Winter continues !! Dress WARMLY!! Touque, mitts (warmer than gloves), wool socks & 3 more layers than you think! No bare legs or arms!
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!