NOTE to all Athletes - there are many many rules in the sport of Track & Field. Of particular importance during the competition season is Valid Entry Seeds to Competitions. BC Athletics has just issued a reminder of these rules
Seed Time: performance used to place athletes in particular heats or sections of competition. A seed time must have been achieved in a sanctioned meet. It cannot be an estimated nor a ‘hoped for’ performance nor a performance based on a time/distance/ht achieved in practice. Do not ‘round down’ or ‘round up’ legit performances. Submit them to the hundredth for track events and to the cm for field events. For example - athlete A runs 52.81 in the 400m - seed time should be 52.81, it cannot be 52.0. Athlete B throws the shot put 12.61m - seed performance should be 12.61m, not 13.0m.
See the Cross Country link for upcoming Cross Country events
Club Policy and Procedures
Ocean Athletics Athletes & Parents - How to enter a competition
* Each competition will have a brief description of the event (who can enter, number of events that the club covers, the entry deadline).
* The Ocean Athletics members entry deadline will usually be 2-3 days before the hosting meet entry deadline to allow time to put together the entry to the host club.
* Each competition will have a dedicated entry form. Open the form and enter chosen events. Include your best performance for each event as this is helpful in getting you into the correction section, as well as your BC Athletics number.
* You will receive confirmation of your entry after the entry is submitted as long as you fill in the 'Send automatic reply to: . If you need to scratch from an event or the meet, it is important to do so by the stated deadline or the athlete will be charged for the entry.
Registration for Ocean hosted events: Use Trackiereg instead of the dedicated Ocean form. Go to Trackiereg. com. Find the event and register or use the link we will provide in Upcoming Events above..
Ocean Athletics hosted events are free for Ocean Athletics members (JD Pentathlon, Summer Series events, Festival of Cross Country). Athletes may enter as many events as they choose BUT athletes are expected to commit to events entered. For laned events, lanes are assigned before the meet. No Shows result in empty lanes and the disruption of meet management.
Club membership fees include meet fees for JD, Midget, Youth, Junior, Senior athletes, up to a maximum number. The number of covered meet fees is dependent upon what the host meet charges ( $8 - $14 entry fee = 2 events, $15 or higher entry fee = 1 event) Athletes entering additional events are responsible for the entry fee of those events. Please submit payment in a sealed envelope with the athlete name, competition name, # extra events + payment. Summer Series events are free for Ocean Athletics members. Ocean Athletics JD’s will have free, unlimited entry to the 2019 BC Athletics Junior Development Championships.
Many meets do not accept late entrants. If late entries are accepted, any late registration fees will be the responsibility of the athlete and are usually double the regular fee ($10 becomes $20 etc.) Registering athletes after posted deadlines is an extremely time consuming process, so please save us time and yourself the cost of a late entry fee by getting entries in as early as possible.
If an athletes registers and elects to not participate in the meet for any reason, the athlete is required to reimburse Ocean Athletics for the full cost of their registration in the meet. Athletes will not be entered in subsequent meets until outstanding fees are paid.