The CVOTC’s resident archers practice daily on a 50-lane archery complex, which is the largest outdoor archery range in North America. The range features movable targets allowing for training at distances of 30, 50, 60, 70 and 90 meters. An agreement was signed with the Easton Foundations in June 2012 to build a new state-of-the-art archery complex with a 40,000 square foot field house and additional housing. Construction is underway. The Roadrunner Archery Club operates a development program at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center to introduce young athletes to the sport of archery. Click here to learn more.
AT&T Athlete Connections Center
The AT&T Athlete Connections Center is a lounge area for resident and visiting athletes. The Center is a space where they can relax, watch television on one of the big-screen TVs, play video games or use the computers to catch up with friends and family. A pool table and other games are also available for athletes to enjoy when they aren’t training or working.
The Chula Vista Olympic Training Center currently has 34 two-bedroom, two-bath suites with a total of 133 beds.
The Athlete Village includes the Athlete Check-In building and administrative offices, the Sport Medicine & Science Center, Athlete Housing and the Athlete Dining Hall, which is capable of serving nearly 1,000 meals per day
Six beach volleyball courts, completed in July 2010, have an underground filtration system to keep the sand from getting muddy after any rain. The milled sand is made up of ultra-fine and perfectly round sand granules, so it does not stick to the athletes as they train and compete.
The Center has two BMX Supercross tracks that are modeled after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Track and the London 2012 Olympic Track. The London replica track is in the heart of the Olympic Village, next to the dining hall and residence halls. The amateur track next to the Visitor’s Center is used by athletes of all ages for training and competition. The development program is operated by Chula Vista BMX and more information can be found at ChulaBMX.com.
The nine-tenths of a mile criterium course used by cyclists and triathletes for speed work, features views of soccer fields, the archery range, Lower Otay Reservoir and the softball complex. The loop opens onto country roadways adjacent to the OTC for scenic and demanding distance road cycling.
Field Hockey Facility
The field hockey complex includes an artificial-surface pitch (field) with a watering system designed to meet international standards. It was the first on-site venue built at the CVOTC.
Four natural grass soccer fields measuring 115 x 75 meters have proved a popular training venue for U.S. National Men’s and Women’s soccer teams, WUSA teams, and competitions and clinics for community groups. In recent years, numerous rugby competitions have also been held on the fields.
Olympic and Paralympic Track & Field
The CVOTC athletics complex is a 400-meter, eight-lane, polyurethane running track with a 12-lane, 100-meter straightaway and an infield area for jumping events. There is an adjacent six-acre throwing area for field events, including hammer throw, javelin throw, shot put and discus.
The Olympic Training Center includes a venue for USA Softball. Although softball is not currently an Olympic sport, the Women’s and Men’s U.S. National Softball Teams train here for the Pan American Games and other events. The site includes a main playing field, a practice infield, batting and pitching cages, and an equipment storage unit.
Strength & Conditioning Pavilion
This pavilion supports an expanded strength and conditioning (weight room) center with numerous Olympic-style weightlifting platforms and free weights. Athletes are able to access adjacent tennis court surfaces to perform specialized actives such as agility running and plyometric training.
Two hard-surface courts for tennis provide opportunities for cross training and recreation. The tennis site includes a coaching observation tower.
The Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and serves as the home base for the self-guided and guided tours. The Visitor Center is home to a conference room, the BMX Hall of Fame and the Team USA Shop.