MEMBERSHIP

As a member of Lions Valley Athletics you are part of the team and we want to provide you with everything necessary to train and compete at your best including access to coaching, equipment & facilities.  Other member benefits include discounts, product samples and support to help achieve personal excellence. Our membership includes Runners, Triathletes, Duathletes and more with a wide range of abilities and ages.

Lions Valley Athletics provides an environment, where our members can train and compete, that is safe, inclusive and welcoming to everyone equally. Persons with disabilities face many barriers when participating in sport and to encourage participation and welcome everyone we have resources available to help remove those barriers. Our members are role models, supportive and follow the Lions Valley Athletics Code of Ethics and Conduct to promote inclusion, fair play, safe play and clean sport.

LVA Memberships – 2017 Updates

New Age Categories

We have expanded our Age Categories from 2 to these 4.

  1. Minor (Ages 12 & Under),
  2. Junior (Ages 13 – 19),
  3. Senior (Ages 20 – 29), and
  4. Masters (Ages 30 & Up)
Minor & Junior Membership Changes

The Lions Valley Athletics membership fees for our Junior (13-19) and Minor (8-12) Athletes have changed for 2017 because we have included event registrations as part of their memberships. We did this to give more structure to our younger athletes seasons and give them the experience of participating in events without anyone being surprised by additional fees months later. If this is successful with our Minors & Juniors then we may expand this to our Seniors and Masters in the future.

Race Registrations Now Included

LVA Minor Athletes will receive the following event registrations per season as members in good standing of Lions Valley Athletics.

  • One (1) during Indoor
  • Two (2) during Outdoor, and
  • Two (2) during Cross Country

LVA Junior Athletes will receive one (1) event registration per season as members in good standing of Lions Valley Athletics. 

*The 2017 LVA Membership Application Form and LVA 2017 Online Membership Registration have the official registration fees for Lions Valley Athletics and should any discrepancy occur because of multiple Lions Valley Athletics Membership Fees for a single Category.

LVA 2017 Minor & Junior Membership Fees
  1. Full – $450
  2. Multisport – $700
  3. Season – $175
    • Indoor: Starts Tues Jan 3, 2017
    • Outdoor: Starts Tues April 4, 2017
    • Cross Country: Starts Tues August 29, 2017
  4. Partner – Non Competitive – $50
  5. Partner – Competitive Athlete – $50 + Sport Membership 
    • Sport Memberships from one or both of Athletics Ontario and Triathlon Ontario
    • Coaching & Workouts not included.
  6. Half – $250
    • Includes Cross Country Season only.
    • Only available online starting June 1, 2017
  7. Double (2 Seasons) – $325
    • Discounted price is only available when purchasing 2 Season Memberships for the same person in the same transaction.
    • Only available online 
LVA 2017 Senior & Masters Membership Fees
  1. Full – $400
  2. Multisport – $650
  3. Season – $150
    • Indoor: Starts Tues Jan 3, 2017
    • Outdoor: Starts Tues April 4, 2017
    • Cross Country: Starts Tues August 29, 2017
  4. Partner – Non Competitive – $50
  5. Partner – Competitive Athlete – $50 + Sport Membership 
    • Sport Memberships from one or both of Athletics Ontario and Triathlon Ontario
    • Coaching & Workouts not included.
  6. Half – $225
    • Includes Cross Country Season only.
    • Only available online starting June 1, 2017
  7. Double (2 Seasons) – $275
    • Discounted price is only available when purchasing 2 Season Memberships for the same person in the same transaction.
    • Only available online 

Members Responsibilities

Code of Ethics & Conduct

All members must abide by the Lions Valley Athletics Code of Conduct and understand their responsibilities as Athletes and Members of Lions Valley Athletics. 

  1. Play fair and have good sportsmanship.
  2. Accept and Follow the Athletes Code of Ethics or Code of Conduct for all Sport Organizations with which Lions Valley Athletics is sanctioned (Triathlon OntarioAthletics Ontario).
  3. Commit to and follow the Lions Valley Athletics Anti-Doping Policy for clean sport in and out of competition. [Read More… Anti-Doping & Drug Free Sport]
  4. Show respect for the Rules and represent Lions Valley Athletics at all events in a professional manner with good sportsmanship and fair play among friends, parents, team mates, competitors, officials and coaches.
  5. Be open, kind and respectful to everyone promoting diversity and inclusion to create a welcoming environment conducive to the enjoyment of sport by all.
  6. Champion ethical conduct with zero tolerance for discrimination, violence, abuse and harassment.
  7. Participate in Lions Valley Athletics Workouts, Training Camps, Clinics, and other Events in a safe and appropriate manner and report anything that could pose harm or danger to you or fellow members.
  8. Have Fun and work together to reach your goals and achieve personal excellence.

Volunteering

It is expected that all members or a representative participate in at least one (1) of the Lions Valley Athletics organized Volunteer, Charity or Community events for each season they are a member. We have three (3) seasons per calendar year so we ask for a minimum of three (3) commitments for all annual memberships.

We support the community and places we run, along with local races and events. We are Part of the Town of Oakville’s Park Ambassador Program for Lions Valley Park and one section of trail on the north side of the upper east bank. We regularly need volunteers to help clean up the park and trail with the gloves and bags provided by the Town of Oakville and report any damage or problems.  Landmark Sports Group manages the Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon and Mississauga Marathon events while the Burlington Runners manage the Robbie Burns Road Race and Good Friday Road Races and our members participate in these events or volunteer their time on race day. 

See the Calendar for specific event details and other events where we require volunteers.

 

True Sport Principles

True Sport Community Guidelines