Our Competitive team is for all Middle School and High School level athletes that are looking to add that competitive edge to their track and field training and competition. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of the sport, make varsity during your high school season, or be recruited by top collegiate programs, this is the team for you.
We provide guidance and encourage all our athletes to own their training and bringing a level of seriousness, focus and competitive nature to their workouts and competitions. We support all our athletes and help them set reasonable goals not only for the current season but for the long-term. We believe in a team mindset and strive to build a team environment in our workouts and during competitions.
We accept all levels of experience and do not limit who we accept or require try-outs. If you have a desire to learn, work hard and become a better athlete; you are welcomed. We believe that no matter where you begin you will always have the encouragement and support of the coaches and your fellow teammates to learn and reach your goals.
We have have two competitive season: Summer and Winter. Our Summer season is from May-July and our winter season is from November to February. Team registration is separate for each season and information will be posted accordingly.
We have a location change this year for practices. The track at Arapahoe High school is unavailable due to a new turf being put in. Therefore, we will now practice at Highlands Ranch High school
ATHLETE PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS
Practices are held Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to around 7:30pm. It is important and encouraged that athletes participate in all 4 days of practices in order to get the most out of their training. However we do understand that other activities and conflicts arise; therefore, we ask that a minimum of 2 practices be made per week. If you are unable to make practice we ask that you communicate with the coaching staff.
We expect athletes to be prepared to train during practice. This means that all athletes come to practice with the proper gear: training shoes, spikes, layers of clothing, water and anything that might be necessary.
Participation in meets while not mandatory, it is highly encouraged. Participation in meets allows for athletes to continue to gain greater experience , compete as a team and have opportunities to "test" their overall progress. Meet fees for all local competitions are included in registration fees. All entry fees and travel expenses for Regional or National level competitions will be a separate cost. Refund or discounts will not be offered for any athlete who chooses to not compete in meets. (OTC is a 501-3(c) and will use additional money from registration fees and donations towards meet entries and travel expenses to help reduce overall team costs, when applicable)
All athletes are required to wear the Olympia track club uniform and warm-ups during all competitions while the team is in season. No high school uniforms will be allowed. Athletes who fail to do so, may be removed from future competitions; and in extreme cases may be asked to leave the team.