Registration and Fee Structure


Registration and Membership Options:

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

  1. Full year memberships– all events (includes indoor and outdoor training) for September through July (See information below). Indoor training is granted on a first come, first served basis due to the cap on the number of athletes allowed in a cohort at indoor training facilities.
  2. Summer monthly memberships– all events (outdoor only) for April through July. See information below.
  3. Cross country season (outdoor only) memberships for Fall season (only) at a cost of $250.

Fees depend on type of membership, facility and Athletic Alberta fees.  Parents and athletes 18 years of age and older must work a mandatory minimum number of two bingos and a casino which will also help offset costs. 

Athletics Alberta Memberships are required to train and compete and may be acquired on their website at www.athleticsalberta.com.

Please note: The Calgary Spartans reserve the right to accept or decline membership applications and memberships may not be transferred or assigned. Any athlete account balances from previous seasons must be paid in full prior to new season registration.

If you are a new athlete, for further information, and before registering, please email our Registrar at registrar@calgaryspartans.com.

Fall Training – When, Where and Who?

 Groups will move indoors approximately November 1 depending on weather.  New athletes please email our Registrar at Registrar@calgaryspartans.com who will help find the right coaching group for you.

 Fee Structure – Full year Memberships

 The full year season starts in September.  The following information pertains to athletes signing up in fall and continuing through the end of July the following year.

  

Category

Age

Group

Indoor Facility

Frequency

Facility Fee

Club Fee

Athletics Alberta Fee

Total

U10/U12

/U14

Up to age 13

Athlete Development

7-Chiefs  Sportsplex (M/W/F)

3x/week

$400

$780

$60

$1,240

U16

14 – 15

Senior Program

Olympic Oval/7-Chiefs

3x/week

$650

$900

$85

$1,635

U18

16 – 17

Senior Program

Olympic Oval/7 Chiefs

3x/week

$650

$900

$85

$1,635

U20

18 – 19

Senior Program

Olympic Oval/7 Chiefs

3x/week

$650

$900

$105

$1,655

Senior

20+

Senior Program

Olympic Oval/7 Chiefs

3x/week

$650

$900

$105

$1,655

Masters

35+

Senior Program

Olympic Oval/7 Chiefs

3x/week

$650

$900

$85

$1,635

  • The Facility Fee quoted above is for the period November through April and is remitted directly to the Facility Owner. (Fees listed are 2019; 2020 still to be finalized.) The Club Fee includes coaching, outdoor track and weight room facility fees, equipment and administration.  In April, training groups move to Foothills and Glenmore Track to train outdoors. 
  • Installment fee payments (optional) schedule for Full Year Membership:

At time of registration – 50% of the Club Fee (outlined above)

October 1 – Volunteer Commitment Deposit in the amount of $300 per athlete
November 1 – Indoor Facility Fees (outlined above)
March 15 – the remaining 50% of the Club Fee

Fee Structure – Cross Country

For those athletes interested in training for the Fall 2020 Cross Country season (only), the Spartans will have a two month membership available for $250.  This fee covers coaching and administration costs.

Fee Structure – Summer Memberships

 The Spartans move outdoors in April, offering summer memberships for the period from April through July at a cost of $125 per month plus the cost of the Athletics Alberta membership. Training includes all events and is located at Foothills and Glenmore Track just north of McMahon Stadium. 

Athletics Alberta Fee:

The Athletics Alberta fee is a required registration fee 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.Registration is required and may be accessed directly at www.athleticsalberta.com.

Funding Assistance

 To ensure that no athlete stays on the sidelines because of a financial issue, the Spartans will assist parents in funding.  Fundraising opportunities are provided to support your athlete, including working bingos, casinos, and other fundraising opportunities.  We also have an Athletes Assistance Fund and would be pleased to help you apply for KidSport.  KidSport Calgary 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 Spartans Administrator for assistance at admin@calgaryspartans.com.

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 and adult athletes to volunteer.  To support the programs, the Spartans requires each member or their parent to work:

  • one casino approximately every 18 months and two bingo shifts per year (mandatory)
  • a total of three volunteer shifts per year (approximately 4 hours per shift – no experience required) or
  • to volunteer for a position on the Spartans Board (meetings held once per month for approx 2 hours, with additional time spent on projects)
  • 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 $300 is charged to each full-year athlete and $75 to each summer 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.  Click here for volunteer information.

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