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.
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Breakdown of Fee Structure
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.
All members are required to pay the UCAC and Athletics Alberta fees.
To register with the University of Calgary Athletics Club, download and fill out this form and return it (along with payment by cash or cheque) to Doug Lamont or your coach.
Membership fees include entry fees, coaching, training facilities, equipment, and administration.
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.
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.
Athletes or parents are required to volunteer for the following meets each year:
- Calgary Spring Challenge
- Hosted by UCAC in May each year
- Three (3) Calgary Track Council hosted meets
- Calgary Indoor Track Series
- New Balance Athletics Series
Volunteers will work under the supervision of a carded official and require no additional experience. A volunteer works shifts of 4 hours and sometimes longer, with lunches provided at most meets. UCAC also encourages their members to take officiating training if possible.
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 days and times will depend on assigned training group and expectations of coach.
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.
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.
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 Harassment Policy and Procedures Manual.