Membership Info

The University of Calgary Athletic Club (UCAC) is committed to providing appropriate opportunities for competition and development for their athletes, coaches and volunteers to ensure they may achieve personal levels of excellence in athletics.

UCAC provides training and competition opportunities for athletes ages 14 and older and works in partnership with the Dino Athletic program at the University of Calgary.

Membership fees include entry fees, coaching, training facilities, equipment, and administration.

Potential new members would like to tryout UCAC:

  • Contact UCAC office, Doug Lamont
  • Athlete will be assigned to a training group for a Two Week Tryout.
  • First day of tryout, apply for an Athletics Alberta Free Two Week Tryout membership
  • Within the two week period, confirm that you will continue or not. If continuing, complete membership process below.

UCAC Membership Registration 2020-21 via Trackie

If you are an Athletic Alberta membership in 2020, you can use the Lookup function and the form be complete in some parts. You will need to be in the main page of the registration form

When you select the athlete’s age CATEGORY

  • Since this is a registration for 2021, the athlete age is determined at December 31, 2021

Proceed to Step 2 Confirmation and Payment

Payment

  • Credit card/Interac Online/Paypal – the processing fee is absorbed in the membership cost
  • other method – etransfer

Volunteer Cheque

  • The Board voted in 2019 to discontinue the need for a Volunteer cheque.
  • In place: “Failure to meet volunteer obligations by May 1st will result in an athlete having to pay their own entry fees until their volunteer commitment is met”

Athletics Alberta Informed Consent form

have read and agree to the text above

Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP)

I have read and agree to the text above

PARENTS and GUARDIANS Code of Conduct

I have read and agree to the text above

UCAC Conditions of Membership

I have read and agree to the text above

UCAC Media Release Form

I have read and agree to the text above

Confirm Registration

Oval COVID-19 Waiver Form for Non Varsity Athletes

All non varsity athletes must sign the UofC Oval Waiver Form, see the University’s COVID-19 waiver instructions. This is mandatory and MUST be signed in advance of your first training session.

The Oval front desk is open Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm if anyone requires assistance with their online account.

Athletics Alberta Registration via Trackie

Be sure to select UCAC as your club

Athletics Alberta (AA) membership provides liability insurance coverage; therefore athletes are not permitted to train or compete until the AA registration fee is paid. Membership fees are not normally refundable.

Indoor Facility access – TBD

Breakdown of Fee Structure

Registration

All members must complete UCAC and Athletics Alberta applications for membership and must agree to the terms and conditions contained therein. Athletics Alberta is the governing body for Track and Field.

Athlete Accounts

Athletes can deposit money into their accounts or earn credits from events such as bingos and other fundraisers. Once an athlete has a positive account balance, they can use this account to pay for membership fees, transportation, team clothing, etc. from this account.

Officiating/Volunteering

As per Athletics Alberta policy, all members will be required to work a minimum of 12 volunteer hours in the membership year.

Fundraising

Presently, there are no required fund raising ventures that club members must complete. The club does offer opportunities for fund raising in the form of Bingos and Casinos. Athletes who work the fund raising opportunities will receive credits to use towards membership fees and competition expenses.

Training Times

Training days and times will depend on assigned training group and expectations of coach.

Facilities

Outdoor

Foothills Track

Foothills Track

Glenmore Track

Glenmore Track

Indoor

Olympic Oval Track

Olympic Oval Track

Jack Simpson Track

Jack Simpson Track

Club Uniform

Members are required to wear the UCAC Uniform in competition. New members will be provided with a UCAC Singlet and the athlete will need to provide their own black shorts. Other UCAC clothing is available for purchase. Additional logos may be added to the basic uniform when corporate sponsorship is involved. Board approval as to the size, positioning and nature of the additional logos is required.

Competition Seasons

UCAC members have the opportunity to compete throughout the year. Basically, the seasons are:

Cross Country
Beginning of September – End of November*
Indoor Season
Beginning of December – Middle of March*
Outdoor Season
End of April – End of August*

* = length of season can vary for each individual

Athletes are selected to compete in various meets as deemed appropriate by their coaches. Athletes aged 17 and under must have a parent’s permission to attend these meets.

Selection of athletes is based on commitment to training, past performance and competition needs. The coach and athlete may look at the fixtures list and plan a year-long agenda for competition that will aid the athlete in determining their financial requirements for the year.

UCAC will arrange travel and accommodation for club-selected competitions and pay entry fees. Athletes will be invoiced for their portion of the travel and accommodation expenses. Athletes may choose to make their own travel arrangements.

Athletes must indicate their wish to participate in a meet by the indicated deadlines.

Chaperones

Parents are encouraged to act as chaperones at out of town meets. Those interested should contact their child’s coach or the office. UCAC will determine the number of chaperones required and will pay for the accommodation and travel. Chaperones should ensure they are familiar with the Athletics Alberta Code of Conduct and Ethics .

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