Registration


Calgary Spartans Registration and Membership Options

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For all new inquiries, assistance with our programs selection and athlete(s) orientation please contact our Athlete Coordinator at Contacts page.

Athletes Assistance

To ensure that no athlete stays on the sidelines because of a financial issue, the Calgary Spartans will assist parents to help support their young athletes. Fee support may be accessed through the KidSport Calgary program which provides financial support up to $250 per child per calendar year towards sport registration fees. Calendar year runs from January 1 – December 31.   For further information, please check the website http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/calgary/ or email the Calgary Spartans Administrator for assistance at Contacts page.

Calgary Spartans also have an Athlete Assistance Fund which supports athletes who require assistance.

Finally, the Spartans offer a number of fundraising opportunities to support your athlete including working bingos, casinos and various other ways of raising money.

Membership

The Calgary Spartans have three types of memberships for a variety of age groups from young children to Masters. These are:

  1. Full year memberships – all year membership (includes indoor and outdoor training) from September through August. See information below.
  2. Summer monthly memberships – seasonal membership (outdoor training and competing – all events) from April through July. See information below.
  3. Cross country seasonal (outdoor training and competing – cross country events) memberships for Fall season (September and October) at low  cost. See information below.

Fees depend on type of membership and facility cost.

1) Full Year Membership Options & Fee Structure

Category Age Group Indoor Facility Frequency Facility Fee Club Fee Total
Tyke and PeeWee Up to age 11 Athlete Development Strive Fitness 3x/week $375 $680 $1,055
Bantam 12 – 13 Athlete Development Strive Fitness 3x/week $375 $680 $1,055
Midget 14 – 15 Senior Program Olympic Oval/Jack Simpson 3-4x/week $575 $800 $1,375
Youth 16 – 17 Senior Program Olympic Oval/Jack Simpson 3-4x/week $575 $800 $1,375
Junior 18 – 19 Senior Program Olympic Oval/Jack Simpson 3-4x/week $575 $800 $1,375
Senior 20+ Senior Program Olympic Oval/Jack Simpson 3-4x/week $575 $800 $1,375
Masters 35+ Senior Program Olympic Oval/Jack Simpson 3-4x/week $575 $800 $1,375

For young children the Calgary Spartans welcome Strive Fitness and Athletics who offer a comprehensive program for 8 – 13 year old athletes to the world of athletic sports training.  Young athletes will be exposed to the world of plyometrics, speed training, core and calisthenics in this expertly designed program in a fun, interactive environment.  This program is guaranteed to get your kids ready for the track! (November – March)

  • The Facility Fee quoted above is for the period November through April and is remitted directly to the Facility Owner. The Club Fee includes coaching, outdoor track and weight room facility fees, equipment and administration. In April, all training groups move to Foothills Track to train outdoors.
  • The Full Year Membership fee payments may be paid in full or through installments as follows:

Installments fees payments (optional) schedule for Full Year Membership :

At time of registration – 50% of the Club Fee (outlined above);
November 15th –
Indoor Facility Fees (outlined above);
December 15th –
Volunteer Commitment Deposit in the amount of $200 per athlete;
March 15th –
the remaining 50% of the Club Fee;

Athletics Alberta Membership

Athletics Alberta membership is an additional fee, is required for each athlete and is charged directly by Alberta’s sport governing body.  Membership is required to enter competitions and to train at both indoor and outdoor facilities.  It provides insurance, provincial and national athlete rankings, provincial team opportunities and championship access.    Please note that beginning September, 2016, the club will no longer manage athletes’ Athletics Alberta membership.  All athletes are responsible to acquire and maintain their own membership.  Memberships may be purchased beginning in September each year and are valid through December of the following year. Membership is acquired before facility access is granted.

Click here for more information about Athletics Alberta membership coverage.

Click here to go directly to Athletics Alberta membership on-line application (new/renewal) page.

Click here to download the Athletics Alberta membership application form and apply manually.

Click here for more information about Athletics Alberta membership fees.

2) Summer Membership

The Spartans move outdoors in April, offering summer memberships for the period from April through July or August at a cost of $100 per month. Athletes are required to acquire Athletics Alberta membership (see topic above) . Training includes all events and is located at Foothills track just north of McMahon Stadium. For further information, please email our athlete coordinator at Contacts page.

3) Cross Country

The 2016 Cross Country season is now over.  For those athletes interested in training for the Fall 2017 Cross Country season (September and October), the Spartans will have a two month membership available for $200. This fee covers coaching and administration costs.

Member Commitments

The Spartans Track and Field Club funds its program through fees as well as funds generated from casinos and bingos.  The success of our club – and our athletes depends on the willingness of parents to volunteer.  To support the programs, the Spartans requires each member or their parent to work:

  • one casino approximately every 18 months,
  • three track meet shifts per year (approximately 4 hours per shift – no experience required), or
  • to volunteer for a position on the club’s Board Of Directors, or
  •  to volunteer assistance for our media (photographs, videos) at track meets (any training required will be provided prior to the meet), or
  • to assist as a chaperone at out of town meets and/or a track camp.

A one-time Volunteer Commitment Deposit (VCD) of $200 is charged to each athlete. This deposit is returned upon withdrawal from the club if volunteer commitments are fulfilled. Members will be charged a fine against their VCD if commitments are not fulfilled.

To help athletes and parents fund their fees, the Spartans provides opportunities to work Bingo shifts to offset their cost. Each shift worked results in a credit of $80 to the athlete’s account to be used for fees or travel.

For all new inquiries, assistance with our programs selection and athlete(s) orientation please contact our Athlete Coordinator at Contacts page.