To address the needs of the modern student athlete, Caltaf is pleased to announce a new program for the indoor season for our Bantam and Midget athletes (Born 2008 to 2005). This program is designed for the busy multi sport athlete, those athletes new to track and field, as well as those athletes born in 2008 and newly transitioning to the Junior Development Group. For the indoor season only, (November 2019 to March 2020), athletes train 2X per week with registration fees being adjusted for same. The program will increase to 3X per week for our outdoor season.
Indoor Season (November 7, 2019 – March 2020)
Practices times and locations for the Indoor Season beginning November 7, 2019 are as follows:
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm at Repsol Center (Formerly Talisman)
Sundays 9:00-11:00 at Repsol Center
Outdoor Season (April to end of season)
In April, the group moves outdoors where the training becomes even more event specific and the athletes will attend more meets. Athletes will have the opportunity to try out for provincial and national teams. The length of the outdoor season depends on the ability of the athlete. The competitive season for most athletes will finish towards the end of July with the Alberta Outdoor Provincial Championships with some athletes attending Youth National Championships usually held the second week of August.
Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm at Foothills Athletic Park
Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm at Glenmore Athletic Park
Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm at Foothills Athletic Park
Saturdays 11:00 am-1:00 pm at Glenmore Athletic Park
Saturday practice will be run every second week depending on needs of the group. There is no expectation that athletes should train four times per week. We have added another session to better accommodate athletes that live in the south. Athletes ages 12-13 should pick two or three sessions per week. For athletes ages 14 and up, the fourth session per week is based on individual needs. Please speak with your coaches.
We encourage athletes to come out to our training session for a one-week free trial to ensure that the group, coaches and training is a good fit.
Please contact the Caltaf office or one of the coaches for more information on the registration process and registration fees (prorated throughout the year)!
The breakdown of the fees for an October start for the indoor 2X per week program for the 2019-2020 season are:
November 1, 2019:
Registration Fee – $500.00
Facility Fee – $105.00
AA Fee – Between $60 and $105 (depending on the age of the athlete)
January 1, 2020:
Registration Fee – $345.00
April 1, 2020:
Registration Fee $230.00
June 30, 2020:
Volunteer fee $300.00 – If the volunteer requirement has not been met, this fee will be assessed on June 30th.
Caltaf does have a volunteer requirement. Each family is expected to volunteer/officiate at the Caltaf Track Classic in June and one other meet of their choice. If the volunteer requirement is not met a $300.00 fee is charged on June 30. Note that we are very strict with respect to the fulfillment of the volunteer requirement. Track and Field and Caltaf, is one of the lowest cost sports in the city, but like almost every other sport in Calgary we depend on our volunteers to help run the organization and the events. Unfortunately, we have found it necessary to charge a volunteer fee if the time that we ask people to volunteer is not met. Our preference is not to charge people as the main goal is to have enough volunteers participating in the Club, so we do not have to hire outside people to help run the Caltaf Track Classic and subsequently be forced to increase our fees.