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.

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.  

Speed Event – Running Orders and Schedule


Please arrive at gym in plenty of time for the Technical Meeting for your heat. Heats will start immediately following the conclusion of previous heat’s Final.

Note:  There is only one practice run for each category immediately preceding the Qualifying Races. The running order for practice round will be randomized and posted at gym. Competitors must remain in the competition area for the duration of their heat until eliminated.

Details for Speed Event/AGM

We hope everyone will join us at Hub Mississauga this Saturday May 11th.

If you have not been to Hub Mississauga please complete the online waiver. Any first-time visitors will also also need to complete a facility orientation when you arrive at the Hub.

If you want to climb for the day, please keep in mind the following information:

Boulder – a complete bouldering orientation must be completed (if you have done this at Markham you will be good)

Top-Rope or Lead –  you must book a spot online  for a  test Saturday or in advance if possible (tests must be booked a minimum 24 hours in advance)

All members are welcome!

Difficulty Provincials Sunday Schedule & Running Orders

OFFICIAL Schedule – Sunday

8:00 am Iso opens
9:00 am Iso closes
9:30 am Semi-Final Round
2:00 pm Iso opens
3:00 pm Iso closes
3:30 pm Final Round

Speed Event

In order to meet the CEC’s new eligibility criteria for Speed Nationals, the OCF Speed/AGM Event that was planned for May 11th will now serve as the official qualifier for Ontario athletes who want to compete in Speed at Nationals.

All members are more than welcome to participate regardless of whether you are seeking a qualification for Speed Nationals or not.

OCF Speed/AGM Event

Date: Saturday May 11, 2019
Cost: $25.00 (includes a day pass to Hub Climbing Mississauga)
Location: Hub Climbing, 3636 Hawkestone Rd Unit 1, Mississauga 

Please register here   

Provisional Schedule

  • 9:15 am – Check-in
  • 10:00 am – Climbing starts (Open/Jr/A/B categories)
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm OCF Annual General Meeting
  • 2:30 pm – Climbing (C category)
  • 4:00 pm – Event wrap up

Final Running Orders and Schedule will be posted after the close of registration.

Registration will be open until Sunday, April 28th at 11:59 pm.  

Important information for those seeking to qualify for Speed Nationals:

  • Open athletes: there are no quotas in place for open categories; however open athletes must attend the event in order to qualify for Speed Nationals.
  • Youth athletes: the OCF has been given a quota of 8 athletes per age/gender category. We will fill this quota with the top eight athletes in each category (who are interested in attending Nationals) based on the results of this event. It is important that athletes identify whether they wish to be considered for Speed Nationals so that we choose our roster only from those who plan to attend Nationals if selected.
  • Open athletes who have competed internationally within the previous 20 months (Pan Am Championships, World Cup) are automatically qualified for Speed Nationals and are exempt from the above requirements.
  • Athletes who are eligible for a Special Invitation (see CEC post dated April 17th) must apply directly to the CEC by the deadline of April 30th.
  • For more information on the CEC’s new provincial quotas and qualifying requirements policy, please see the CEC post dated March 27th
  • Note: We have secured an extension of the CEC Speed National registration deadline for Ontario athletes until after the May 11th event

Difficulty Provincials Running Orders and Official Schedule

OFFICIAL Schedule – Saturday

7:30 am Check in and warmup area opening (A/Jr/Open and C)
7:45 am Coach’s Technical Meeting
8:25 am Judge’s Briefing
9:00 am Qualifiers Start (Q1 & Q2 running simultaneously)
12:30 pm Check in and warmup area opening (B & D)
1:00 pm Coach’s Technical Meeting
1:25 pm Judges Briefing
2:00 pm Qualifiers Start (Q1 & Q2 running simultaneously)

OFFICIAL Schedule – Sunday

8:00 am Iso opens
9:00 am Iso closes
9:30 am Semi-Final Round
2:00 pm Iso opens
3:00 pm Iso closes
3:30 pm Final Round

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