Call for applications

OCF Training Camp Coordinator/Coach

The OCF is seeking an Ontario coach to design and implement training camps for both the Bouldering and Difficulty seasons. Training camps offer an opportunity for athletes to learn, interact and become better competitors as well as prepare for regional and national events. 

Tentative 2019-2020 training camp dates are as follows:

  • Nov 30/Dec 1 – A/Jr/Open Boulder Training Camp
  • Jan 4/5 – C/B Boulder Training Camp
  • Apr 18/19 – C/B & A/Jr/Open Difficulty Training Camps

Launching the training camps will operate in two phases. Phase 1 is the design of a complete training camp plan. Phase 2 will be the execution of the camps. 

For Phase 1, the chosen applicant will be asked to develop a complete training camp plan which includes the following:

  • Full schedule including ideas such as:
    • Assessments;
    • Mock comp rounds;
    • Technical analysis;
    • Drills and exercises;
    • Mental workshops; and
    • Sessioning
  • Logistics
  • Budget

Compensation for Phase 1 will be an honorarium of $500.

If the OCF Board decides to proceed with Phase 2 (implementing the camps), the successful applicant will be hired to run the training camps and support the Ontario team at CEC events. Full job description and compensation for Phase 2 will be determined based on the plan and budget.

To apply for this position, an applicant must provide:

  • Resume including details of coaching experience, coaching certifications and any past experience with training camps;
  • Brief vision for the training camp(s)

Interested candidates are asked to submit their application to board@climbontario.ca by Friday September 6, 2019.

2019/2020 Competitive Schedule

 

The OCF is pleased to announce the schedule and host gyms for our 2019-2020 Competitive Series:

Date Category Event Host Gym
Oct 5 A/Jr/Open Boulder Local #1 Gravity Niagara
Oct 6 B Boulder Local #1 Gravity Niagara
Oct 19 E/D Boulder Local #1 True North Climbing
Oct 20 C Boulder Local #1 True North Climbing
Nov 2 A/Jr/Open Boulder Local #2 Up The Bloc
Nov 3 B Boulder Local #2 Up The Bloc
Nov 16 A/Jr/Open Boulder Provincials Hub Climbing
Mississauga
Nov 23 E/D Boulder Local #2 The Core Climbing Gym
Nov 24 C Boulder Local #2 The Core Climbing Gym
Nov 30/Dec 1 A/Jr/Open Boulder Training
Camp*
 
Dec 7/8 D/C/B Boulder Provincials Coyote Rock Gym
Dec 14/15 Open CEC Open Boulder Regionals TBD
Jan 4/5 C/B Boulder Training
Camp*
 
Jan 11/12 Open CEC Open Boulder
Nationals
TBD
Jan 25/26 C/B/A/Jr CEC Youth Boulder
Regionals
TBD
Feb 8 E/D Difficulty Local #1 Aspire Climbing
Feb 15/16/17 B/A/Jr CEC Youth Boulder
Nationals
TBD
Feb 23 D/C/B/A/Jr/Open Speed Local Hub Climbing
Mississauga
Feb 29 A/Jr/Open Difficulty Local #1 Aspire Climbing
March 1 C/B Difficulty Local #1 Aspire Climbing
March 7 E/D Difficulty Local #2 True North Climbing
March 8 D/C/B/A/Jr/Open Speed Provincials Hub Climbing
Mississauga
March 21 A/Jr/Open Difficulty Local #2 Gravity Hamilton
March 22 C/B Difficulty Local #2 Gravity Hamilton
April 4/5 D/C/B/A/Jr/Open Difficulty Provincials Hub Climbing
Mississauga
April 18/19 C/B & A/Jr/Open Difficulty Training
Camps*
 
May 1/2/3 C/B/A/Jr/Open Lead/Speed
Regionals
TBD
May 16/17/18 B/A/Jr/Open Lead/Speed
Nationals
TBD

* Further details regarding training camps, including whether they will be proceeding, will be provided as soon as that information is available.

Board Meeting – May 23, 2019

An OCF board meeting was held by Teleconference on Thursday May 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm in Toronto, ON.

Attendees:  Lorraine Winger, Shaun Hunter, Will Johnson, Laura Nuesken, Davis Barton and Lisa Gray

Summary of motions passed:

None Passed 

Other issues discussed:

  • CEC AGM
  • OCF AGM and Speed Competition
  • Financial Update

The next meeting will be held on Saturday May 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Oakville, On.

Board Meeting – May 4, 2019

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday May 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m in Toronto, ON.

Attendees:  Lorraine Winger, Shaun Hunter, Will Johnson, Laura Nuesken, Davis Barton, Lisa Gray

Summary of motions passed:

1) OCF to sanction at least one Speed Event in 2019/2020 Season 2) Series Rules amendment changing criteria for qualifications for Regionals in 2019/2020 Season to use OCF Series Points and take the top 10 athlete’s results for that discipline for each Youth category which is comprised of the two best results in that discipline.

Other issues discussed:

  • AGM
  • Speed Competition
  • Comp Season
  • Financial Update
  • Tender Process for Gym Selection for 2019/2020 Season

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. by teleconference.

Board Meeting – April 13, 2019

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m in Toronto, ON.

Attendees:  Lorraine Winger, Shaun Hunter, Will Johnson, Laura Nuesken, Davis Barton and Lisa Gray (remotely)

Summary of motions passed:

CEC invoice for Cost Sharing of Discovery Workshop

Other issues discussed:

  • Speed Quotas
  • Speed Competition
  • Difficulty Provincials

The next meeting will be held on Saturday May 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Toronto, ON.

Board Meeting – March 9, 2019

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 9:00 am in Toronto, ON.

Attendees:  Lorraine Winger, Will Johnson, Laura Nuesken, Davis Barton and Lisa Gray and Shaun Hunter remotely

Summary of motions passed:

None Passed 

Other issues discussed:

  • OCF AGM and Speed Competition
  • Financial Update
  • Upcoming Difficulty Comps
  • 2019 /2020 Season

The next meeting will be held on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 9am in Oakville, ON.

Board Meeting – February 9, 2019 (AMENDED)

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday February 9, 2019 at 9:00 am in Toronto, ON.

Attendees:  Lorraine Winger, Will Johnson, Laura Nuesken, Davis Barton

Lisa Gray, Shaun Hunter

Summary of motions passed:

Purchase of  CompSeason

Other issues discussed:

  • Strategic Review Workshop and Priority Teams Update
  • Financial update
  • NCCP Committee representative
  • Upcoming Difficulty Locals
  • AGM

The next meeting will be held on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Toronto, ON.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR LEAD/SPEED NATIONALS

Registration

The OCF Registrar (Davis Barton) will register all Ontario athletes during LSN Registration on Friday afternoon. She will be at Allez Up between 7:00 and 7:30pm (the half hour before the Technical meeting) to distribute athlete bibs to Ontario coaches. For any alternate arrangements, please contact Davis directly at registrar@climbontario.ca

Coaches

Due to space restrictions at the competition, the CEC will only permit one coach per team/gym to enter ISO at a time. The coach “ISO badge” is interchangeable (i.e., coaches can switch out between rounds), but it can only be used by a coach that has a valid CEC membership. Coach badges will be distributed at the same time as the athlete bibs (see above). For any alternate arrangements, please contact Davis at registrar@climbontario.ca.

In addition, please ensure that you are monitoring the event page that the CEC has created http://climbingcanada.ca/en/lsn-2019/ to ensure that you are aware of any last minute changes or other important information.  

New Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that the following four members were elected to serve as Directors for a two-year term starting June 1, 2019:

  • Sharon Vukojevic 
  • Elina Avramova
  • Shaun Hunter
  • Manh Ellis

These four will join Will Johnson, Laura Nuesken and Davis Barton to form the 2019/2020 OCF Board of Directors. Thank you to all of the nominees and to all of our members who participated in our Annual General Meeting, in person or by proxy. 

We would also like to thank the outgoing Board members, Lisa Gray and Lorraine Winger, for their hard work and dedication to the Board over the past years.