March Break 2020 was Terrific!
The Etrack 2020 March Break training camp was fantastic, with the best weather in several years. A smaller group enjoyed mid twenties temperatures and very little virus anxiety all week long, before heading home day early. Next year the club will plan a mass exodus to Gulf Shores
This annual partially club-funded, team building effort is designed for total fun and maximum training benefits. It’s also a great way to get a leg up on all of our competitors with a serious week of warm weather training (and the beaches really help too)! Photos from this year and previous years below. Contact Julius for more information: (416) 258-2888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for information regarding the 2020 March Break Camp.
March Break, March 13 to March 22, 2020
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama
The complete trip cost is approximately $900. A deposit of $300 (or payment in full) must be made by December 31, 2019 to ensure a spot. No exceptions – we need to plan months ahead.
6:00am Friday, March 13, 2020 from Etobicoke Centennial Stadium, main parking lot, 156 Centennial Park Rd, Toronto, ON M9C 5N3. Returning to the same location Sunday, March 22, 2020.
By Highway Coach
March 13, 2020 overnight in Kentucky, location TBD.
March 14 – 20, 2020 at the Summer House Condos, Orange Beach, Alabama.
March 21, 2020 overnight in Kentucky, location TBD.
We will have five suites booked in Alabama. Each suite can accommodate 8-10 people and contains 2 four-piece bathrooms, TV and a complete kitchen including stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. Each unit also contains a washer and dryer. Besides an outdoor pool there is a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna-steam room, fitness rooms and a grilling area.
Meals will be the responsibility of each condo grouping. Supermarkets and other stores are close at hand and there will be group excursions for grocery shopping. There is a common fully stocked (cutlery, plates, cups, utensils pots and pans) kitchen and dining area in each suite.
All athletes must clean up after their use in the kitchen as well as keeping their rooms neat and clean. Training camp chaperones will monitor rooms on a daily basis and will enforce the rules. There is no daily linen or towel exchange however; each unit has a washer and dryer for the athletes use. It is expected each athlete will do at least one washing, at least, mid-week.
A valid Passport is required for entry into the USA. If you are under the age of 16 please bring a copy of your birth certificate.
A letter of permission from parents and/or legal guardians of all Athletes is a must. A sample letter is attached to the information package for your use. The athlete’s Insurance Policy should be annotated on this document which must be handed in as you board the bus on March 13, 2020. Also, any athletes who are not Canadian will require their Passport of Citizenship and a permanent resident card and a US Entry Visa (where applicable).
Athletes must have suitable coverage for out of country risks. All Insurance Companies and Policy Numbers must be provided prior to Departure. C.A.A. or any of the big banks provide this type of coverage.
Approximately $150 to $200 USD is needed to cover travel meals, souvenirs and miscellaneous expenditures. Most retailers accept major credit cards and cash may be withdrawn against your debit or credit cards at major banks. Please note that retailers will not charge in Canadian currency.
Will be organized to meet the recreational desires of the majority following discussions with the athletes. Final decisions will be binding on all athletes.
May be spent by athletes on the “approved free time” recreation of their choice provided it does not contravene camp rules and is carried out in groups of 3 or more persons. Athletes must, at all times, advise the supervisors of their whereabouts, and no athlete may, at any time, leave the group unaccompanied or without permission.
Plan to attend March Break Camp in 2021!
Typical annual information and details are below. Dates for 2021 TBA.