Athlete Support

High Performance Athlete / Coach Support

BC Athletics High Performance System

Overview

BC Athletics, working with personal coaches and member clubs, leads the development of High Performance athletes in the sport of Athletics in British Columbia. Together with our funding partners (government, national/provincial organizations, corporations and foundations) BC Athletics provides support for athletes and coaches with the goal of strong representation and podium performances at National championships, advancing more BC athletes to National Teams and Podium Performances at International competition.

BC Athletics Defines High Performance as:

The development of athletes along the Athletics Long Term Athlete Development and Performance Pathway leading to sustainable and improved performances at Provincial, National and International levels of competition.

Sustainable and improved performance is measured through:

  • Results and placing at Provincial, National and International Competitions
  • Podium Performances at Provincial, National and International Competitions
  • Rankings - Provincial, National and World

Partnerships

Lead by BC Athletics, the BC Athletics High Performance program is supported through partnerships with Athletics Canada, the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, PacificSport Regional Centres, viaSport, TeamBC, The Government of British Columbia, Dominion Command RCL, BC/YK Command RCL, Business Partners (sponsors) and Foundations.

Athlete Support

The BC Athletics High Performance System aims to assist athletes through targeted programs, access to performance enhancement services, facilities and competition development. For personal coaches through Coaching Education, Professional Development, Grants to assist in attending Canadian and International High Performance Coaching Conferences, Provincial Team Coaching appointments and supporting National Team Coaching applications.

  • Athlete Assistance Program
  • High Performance Targeted Athlete Program
  • Athlete and Personal Coach Camps/Conferences – Provincial and Regional
  • Athlete and Personal Coach Camps/Conferences – National through Athletics Canada
  • BC Team Program
    • Canadian Track & Field Championships
    • Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
    • Canadian Youth Legion Track & Field Championships
    • Canada Summer Games
    • Canadian Cross Country Championships – Youth to Senior
    • Canadian 5k Road Race Championships
    • Canadian 10k Road Race Championships
    • Canadian Half Marathon Championships
    • Canadian Marathon Championships
  • BC Endurance Project – high performance targeted athlete group – (3000m), 5000m, 10,0000m, Half Marathon, Marathon – Goal of National and International Podium Performances.
  • BC Throws Project – Goal of National and International Podium Performances.
  • BC Sprint / Hurdles Project – Goal of National and International Podium Performances.
  • Annual International Track & Field Competitions – Harry Jerome Int’l Track Classic – financially supported by BC Athletics
  • Canadian Championships – supporting bids from BC Cities/Clubs/Organizations for the hosting of Canadian Championships.

 

Coach Support

The BC Athletics High Performance System aims to assist coaches through targeted support and effective coaching programs.

  • Targeted Coach Support - Provincial Coach
  • Targeted Coach Support - Regional Coach
  • Coaching Education
  • Coaching Professional Development – Regional
  • Provincial Coaching Conference
  • Canadian and International High Performance Coaching Conferences – BC Athletics sponsored Registration and Travel Grants for qualifying coaches

 


BC Athlete Assistance Program (Financial)

The BC Athlete Assistant Program (BC AAP) is an athlete-centered program of financial assistance funded by the Province of British Columbia through the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Community Sport and Cultural Development, and administered through the BC Sport Agency.  The program seeks to recognize high performance athletes who are participating in programs offered through BC Athletics (PSO) or post-secondary insttitutions and competing in recognized national or international competitions to relieve some of the pressures associated with training and competition needs. BC Athletics is charged with selection of said athletes.

Criteria:

 

Nominated Athletes:

 


BC Athletics High Performance Targeted Athlete Program & Canadian Sport Institute / PacificSport Athlete and Coach Registration

The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, through a partnership with the Province of British Columbia (BC), ViaSport, the netowkr of PacificSport centres, and BC Athletics, collaborates to deliver programs and services to place BC Athletes onto National Teams, and ensure athletes and coaches have every advantage to win medals for Canada. The partners work jointly to encourage sport excellence and increase podium performances in communities throughout British Columbia.

Through the above partnership, and with the above purpose in mind, BC Athletics may nominate athletes and their coaches who meet specific criteria for Canadian Sport Institute Pacific / PacificSport athlete or coach registration. Upon registering, athletes and coaches can engage in enhanced programs, benefits, and selected support services through Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and the network of PacificSport regional centres in BC.

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and PacificSport athlete support is tiered across four levels based on performance, each with a slate of designated benefits.

Athlete Selection

BC Athletics has created a set of criteria for selection to the Athlete Nomination List. There is an application process, so athletes must apply to be considered for nomination. [Application] Athletes are selected by BC Athletics, and a list is submitted to an Athlete Coach Services Technical Expert at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. Please click the link to view the nomination criteria.  [Criteria].

Coach Selection

Personal coaches can also receive access to benefits if they currently coach an athlete selected to the Athlete Nomination List. Like the athletes, coaches will receive a notification via email. For more information on services for coaches, please see the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific website.

I am an athlete. How do I know if I can get access?

Upon approval of the BC Athletics Athlete Nomination List, athletes and coaches will be notified via email from BC Athletics and provided with the information to complete registration at one of the eight campuses/centres across the province. Athletes and their coaches can make an appointment at their corresponding centre to complete their intake meeting.

Why am I not on the list?

If an athlete’s name is not on the Athlete Nomination List, and they believe that it should be, they and their personal coach are advised to contact Chris Winter at Chris.Winter@bcathletics.org. Once the appeal is received, it will be considered on a case by case basis by BC Athletics and Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.

More information can be found on the Canadian Sport Institute Website.

Criteria:

 

For any questions, please contact the Technical Manager of Track & Field - Chris Winter - chris.winter@bcathletics.org

 

 

ATHLETE & COACH PROGRAMS, SERVICES, & DEVELOPMENT

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre in Burnaby, B.C. The facility is home to a purpose-built, state-of-the-art human performance lab featuring applied biomechanics and exercise physiology testing. These tests can assist and support in injury prevention and management, in addition to optimizing performance by measuring and bettering understand variables which cannot be seen or assessed, clinically. ​BCA members receive the following discounts at the Fortius Lab:

 3DRUN ANALYSES REGULAR PRICE BC ATHLETICS DISCOUNT
 GOLD - 60 min comprehensive analysis + 30 min follow up $310 $235
 GOLD prolonged – 90 min comprehensive analysis + 30min follow up $360 $260
 SILVER – 60 min standard analysis + 15min follow up  $170 $125
 3DWALK ANALYSES    
 GOLD – 60 min comprehensive analysis + 30min follow up  $310 $235
 SILVER – 60 min standard analysis + 15min follow up  $170 $125
 V02 MAX ANALYSES    
 VO2Max Analysis + 30 min follow up $155 $124
 VO2Max with Lactate Threshold Analysis + 30 min follow up $215 $172
 BODY COMPOSITION TESTING    
 Basic Assessment + 30 min follow up $50 $40
 Advanced Assessment + 30 min follow up $100 $80
 
JUMP TESTING    
Kinetic Impulse Analysis $125 $90
Dynamic Strength Index $100 $70
Force-Velocity Jump $135 $100
NUTRITION ASSESSMENT - Coming Winter 2018    
Initial Appointment (75 mins) $145 $130.50

 

To learn more about these tests and the Fortius Lab, visit www.fortiussport.com/lab

 


 

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Siminar: An Overview of the New IAAF World Rankings System 

Overview: Simon Nathan, The Athletics Canada High Performance Director will review the IAAF World Ranking systems which will lead to qualification into the 2019 IAAF World Championships & 2020 Olympic Games. There will also be time alloted for questions about the Athletics Canada High Performance Program. 

Presenter: Simon Nathan -  Athletics Canada's High Performance Director

Date / Time: December 1, 2018; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, BC

Cost: FREE

Target Audience: Coaches of High Performance Athletes Training in the Province of BC

Registration: Coming...

 


Event: BC Athletics High Performance Development Camp

Date: January 19, 2019

Time: 10am - 3:30pm

Location: Fortius Sport & Health, Burnaby, BC

Cost: $10 / Athlete or Coach (Lunch included)

Overview: 

BC Athletics in partnership with the Canadian Sports Institute is hosting a High Performance Athlete Development Camp that will provide BC Athletics Targeted Athletes with a day of interactive workshops and seminars presented by world-leading experts in high performance sport! Registration will be open to those athletes named to the BC Athletics High Performance Targeted Athlete List. 

Sport education sessions to include topics such as:

  • Mental Performance - Danelle Kabush
  • Nutrition: Fuelling for Performance - Joanna Irvine
  • Injury and Illness Prevention
  • Anti-Doping - Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)

Register Here (Coming Soon)

 


 

Sport Performance Speaker Series

Title: Canadian Sports Institute Sport Performance Speaker Series

Overview: Through the Speaker Series Registered athletes are able to gain the tools, knowledge and skills needed to reach the next level of sport performance

Eligibility: Please note that attendance at the speaker series is limited to Canadian Sport Institute Pacific or PacificSport registered athletes, coaches and/or parents of registered athletes. 

Upcoming Events: For more information on the Speaker Series visit: Website 

 


 

 

External Sport Credit Program

External Sport Credit Program

The External Sport Credit Program provides credits for athletes named to Provincial Teams, Canadian Teams, Targeted Talent ID Programs, Camps and other Provincial Sport Organization Talent ID Programs. 

A full list of the sports and programs can be found here.

Athletes wishing to receive a letter from BC Athletics must provide the following information:

  1. Athlete's name
  2. The full name of the School he/she attends
  3. The full mailing address for the School
  4. The phone number for the School
  5. The full name of his/her counsellor
  6. The counsellor's email address
  7. BC Summer Games Zone Team(s) selected to & year
  8. BC Teams selected to & year
  9. Athlete's email address
  10. Parent's email address

With this information BC Athletics will write a letter to the school counsellor and provide a copy to the athlete and parent.

Please send your request to Brian McCalder

Grants / Bursaries

Grant / Bursary  Overview & Eligibility Requirements

AAP & IPS Support

Athletes wishing to be considered for Athlete Support through either the BC Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) and/or the BC Athletics High Performance Targeted Athlete Program must complete the application below. Athlete's may indicate whether they plan to apply for either or both programs.  Please see below for important information:

  1. 2018/19 BC Athletics High Performance Athlete Support Information (Standards & Selection Criteria) (Posted April 3, 2018)
  2. BC Athlete Assistance Program is only be available for athletes 18 and older.  

  3. BC Athletics High Performance Targeted Athlete Program is only available for athletes 15 and older.  

  4. The Application process for both the BC AAP and BC Athletics High Performance Targeted Athlete Program is combined. All athletes must complete the application process which includes the submission of a Yearly Training Plan (YTP)

Application Deadline: Nov 1st, 2018

APPLY NOW

Athletics Canada Foundation

Athletics Canada Foundation

The Athletics Canada Foundation (ACF) supports athleticism from playground to podium. ACF supports athletes at all stages of their career by driving growth in participation; enabling improved athletic performance; and providing a positive experience for all in athletics.

More information

BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

Through the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program, BC Ferries and viaSport provide travel support to eligible not-for-profit sport organizations and athletes.

Vouchers may be used by athletes (18 years or younger) traveling to compete in international events, national championships, western Canadian championships, provincial championships or selection camps (does not include pre-season, tournaments, regular season league or event play).

APPLY NOW

Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund

The Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy Fund assists amateur athletes of Indigenous ancestry, including athletes with a disability or disabilities, in their pursuit of excellence in sport. The grant seeks to relieve financial costs associated with high performance sport.

Application Deadline: Closed
 

 

Harry Jerome Scholarship

The Harry Jerome Scholarship is named after the late great Harry Jerome.  This scholarship is administered through BC Athletics and financed by the Vancouver Foundation.  All eligible applicants must complete the application process. Application Deadline: 5:00 PM on the 3rd Friday of May, each year.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

Donate to the fund here.

Champions Fund

The Champions Fund program allows female athletes the opportunity to receive a $5,000 grant to help pursue their athletic goals. In 2016, 20 grants totaling $100,000 were distributed to deserving athletes, teams, and organizations.

This year we wanted to extend our reach to help even more amazing women and girls! We have increased the fund to 30 grants of $5,000 each! The fund launched on June 20, 2017 and will be open until noon on September, 20, 2017.
 
Application Deadline: Closed
 

Athletics Canada High School Scholarship Program

Athletics Canada understands the importance of introducing and keeping youth involved in athletics. As a result, the Athletics Canada Foundation is pleased to announce funding for two scholarships for 2018 graduating high school student-athletes.

The $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female multi-sport athlete with a passion for athletics who is graduating from high school and committed to continuing athletic and academic pursuits in Canada.

To learn more about the selection criteria please click here.

Application Deadline: Closed

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CAN Fund Athlete Application

The New Fall 2018 CAN Fund athlete application is now available on the CAN Fund website for athletes to begin submitting their applications. The application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5pm EST.  Applications will be accepted from any active national team athlete who is training to represent Canada Internationally. Able-bodied and Paralympic athletes can apply.  

Application Deadline: Closed

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Athletes registered with one of the three CSI Pacific campuses (Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler) at the Provincial Development or Canadian Development level are able to apply for one of their two $500 grants! 

More information on the grants and eligibility requirements can be found on the CSI website here

Application Deadline: Applications for Fall 2018 are now open.

Other Funding Sources

 

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BC Endurance Project

About the BC Endurance Project

The BC Endurance Project (BCEP) is a select group of high performance distance runners (5,000m to marathon) residing and training in the Vancouver area. The group is supported and funded by BC Athletics, the Canadian Sport Institute, viaSport, Corporate Sponsorship, and the Government of British Columbia.

Mission Statement

The BC Endurance Project strives to develop distance runners (5000m to marathon) to achieve national and international performance standards. The specific goals of the project are to place as many members on BC and Canadian Championship podiums, on Canadian national teams, and to pursue podium performances at Olympic Games, World Championships, Multi-sport International Games, and other international competitions.

Head Coach

Richard Lee is the Head Coach of the BCEP. Richard is from Kincardine, ON and a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. While attending at Queen’s, Richard took on the role of personal coach to his future spouse Sue Lee (Born French). Under his guidance Sue qualified for both the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics where she set Canadian records in both her heats as well as in the Final (finishing 8th place) in the 10,000m.

This experience and focus has helped shape the current BCEP roster and since 2008, Richard’s focus has been on coaching post-collegiate athletes, helping them move to the next level of National Team and International Competition. There has been and continues to be great success and development in the group, highlighted by Olympians Dylan Wykes, Natasha Wodak, and Lucas Bruchet and Olympic Qualifier Rachel Cliff.

The main focus of the group is geared largely towards longer distance events - from the 10,000m to the marathon, but Richard’s interest and belief in diversity within a training group keeps the group well rounded from 1500m up through the marathon.

Over the past five years the BCEP has produced:

  • Over 50 BC Championship podium finishes
  • 35 Canadian Championship podium finishes (Achieved by 9 different athletes)
  • 10 Canadian Champions (Achieved by 4 different Athletes)
  • 27 National Team Members (Achieved by 12 different Athletes)
  • 2 Canadian Records
  • 3 Olympians

 

BC Endurance Project Athletes:

Lisa Brooking

DOB: June 10th, 1987

Hometown: West Vancouver

Birthplace: Orillia, Ontario

High School: Twin Lakes Secondary

University: University of Windsor 2005-2009 (BScN); Trinity University 2015-2017 (Masters in Science of Nursing)

Sponsors: Saucony, Addaday

Events:

  • 3000M - 9:24.38
  • 5000M - 16:11.58
  • 10KM Road - 34:19
  • Half Marathon - 1:16:03

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 Pan Am XC Championships (20th)
  • 2017 IAAF World XC Championships (65th)
  • 2017 Pan Am XC Championships (7th)
  • 2016 BC XC Championships (1st)
  • 2016 BC Track & Field Championships (5000m, 1st)
  • 2016 BC Half Marathon Champion (BMO Vancouver Half-Marathon)

Twitter: @BrookingLisa8

Instagram: brooking.lisa

 


Luc Bruchet

Age: February 23rd, 1991

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: White Rock

High School: Elgin Park

University: University of British Columbia

Sponsors: Muscle Milk, Stoaked Oats

Events:

  • 1500M - 3:39.13
  • 3000M (i) - 7:52.8
  • 3000M (o) - 7:46.89
  • 3000M S/S - 8:54.94
  • 5,000M - 13:24.1
  • 10,000M - 28:36.74

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 Canada Cross Country Champion 
  • 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (5,000M, 3rd) 
  • 2016 Olympian (5,000M, 37th)
  • 2015 Pan Am Games (5,000M, 8th)
  • 2013 World University Games Finalist (5,000M, 9th)
  • 2013 Canadian Cross Country Champion
  • Sub-4 minute miler (3:57)

Twitter: @Lucabruca

Instagram: @Lucabruca


 

Rachel Cliff

DOB: April 1, 1988

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Vancouver

High School: York House

University: University of Guelph

Sponsors: Solo GI Nutrition, Nuun Hydration 

Events:

  • 5,000M - 15:20.6 
  • 10,000M - 31:56.86 
  • 10KM Road - 32:22 
  • Half Marathon - 1:10:08 (National Record) 
  • Marathon - 2:28:53

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 Berlin Marathon (11th; 2:28:53)
  • 2018 NACAC Bronze Medalist (10,000m)
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games (10,000m; 9th; 32:11.11)
  • 2018 The Woodlands Half Marathon (1st Place - 1:10:08 - National Record)
  • 2017 IAAF World Track & Field Championships (10,000m; 20th; 32:00.03)
  • 2018 Canadian 10,000M Champion
  • 2x Canadian 10KM Road Champion (2017, 2018)
  • 2015 World University Games Finalist (5,000M, 9th)
  • 2013 World XC Championships Team Member (25th)
  • 2013 Vancouver Sun Run Champion (2014)

Twitter: @Dangerous_Cliff

Instagram: @raecliff


 

Kevin Coffey

 

Age: June 23rd, 1986

Hometown: Kingston, Ontario

Birthplace: Innisfail, Alberta

High School: Kingston Collegiate Vocational Institute

University: St. Lawrence College

Sponsors: Mizuno and Currexsole

Events:

  • 5,000M - 14:07.16
  • 5km (Road) - 14:48
  • 10km - 30:13
  • Half Marathon - 1:07:34
  • Marathon - 2:21:40

Career Highlights'

  • 2018 BC 10KM Road Champion (2018 TC 10KM)
  • 3rd Canadian 10KM Champs

Twitter: @fluentstep

Instagram: @coffeyrunner


 

Erica Digby

          

DOB: April 23, 1989

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Birthplace: Comox, BC

High School: Kitsilano Secondary

University: University of Idaho

Events:

  • 1500M - 4:11
  • 3000M(i) - 9:05
  • 5,000M - 15:50

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 Pan Am XC Championships (13th)
  • 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie (5000m; 5th)
  • 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (5000m; 5th)
  • 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie (1500m)
  • 2012 Western Athletic Conference Champion (1500m & 5,000m)
  • 2012 Indoor Track & Field Western Athletic Conference Champion (DMR)

Instagram: @Ericadigby

 

Theo Hunt

Age: September 15th, 1988

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Bowen Island

High School: US Grant & Bainbridge Island HS

University: University of British Columbia

Events:

  • 5,000M - 14:14.76
  • 10,000M - 30:15

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 Pan Am XC Championships (27th)
  • 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships (5,000m; 10th)
  • 2015 BC 8KM Road Champion
  • 2014 Canadian Cross-Country Team Member
  • 2014 BC 10KM Road Champion
  • 2014 BC Timex Series Champion

Twitter: @hunttheo

Instagram: @hunttheo


 

Justin Kent

DOB: April 30th, 1992

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Surrey

High School: Kwantlen Park

University: University of British Columbia

Events:

  • 1500M – 3:41.00
  • 3000M Steeplechase – 8:48
  • 5,000M – 13:53.32

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 Pan Am XC Championships (13th)
  • 2018 BC Road 8KM Champion
  • 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie (1500m; 15th)
  • 2016 BC XC Champion
  • 2016 BC Road 10KM Champion
  • 2016 BC 1500M Champion
  • 2014 NAIA 3000M Steeplechase Champion
  • 2013 Canada Summer Games 3000M Steeplechase Bronze Medalist

Twitter: @jkent_

Instagram: @jkent_


 

Kirsten Lee

DOB: November 26th, 1993

Hometown: Port Coquitlam

Birthplace: Vancouver

High School: Terry Fox Secondary

University: University of British Columbia

Events:

  • 1500M – 4:19.23
  • 3000M (i) – 9:21.26
  • 5,000M – 16:03.10

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships (1500m Champion)
  • 2016 NAIA Track & Field National Championship 1,500m (Finalist) 
  • 2015 NAIA Cross Country All-American (24th)
  • 2015 A.I.I. Individual and Team Conference Champion 
  • 2015 NAIA Track & Field National Championship 4x800m (Silver Medalist)
  • 2014 NAIA Women’s Team Cross Country National Champion

Twitter: @kirstenklee

Instagram: @kirstenklee


 

Geoff Martinson

DOB: March 26th, 1986

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Prince George

High School: PGSS

University: University of Victoria

Sponsors: Running Room, Rumble

Events:

  • 1500M - 3:37.56
  • 5,000M - 13:43
  • 10,000M - 28:43 
  • Half Marathon - 1:03:38

Career Highlights:

  • 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships (79th; 1:04:34)
  • 2017 Canadian 1/2 Marathon Championships (2nd)
  • 2015 Vancouver Eastside 10KM Champion
  • 2015 BC 5000M Champion
  • 2011 World Track and Field Championship Semi-Finalist (1500M)

 

Catherine Watkins

DOB: September 8th, 1971

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario

High School: Oakville Trafalgar High School

University: University of Guelph / University of Western Sydney Nepean

Sponsors: Oiselle, Nuun Hydration, Zensah Compression

Events:

  • 5KM - 16:48
  • 10KM - 33:52
  • Half Marathon - 1:16:48
  • Marathon - 2:40:11

Career Highlights:

  • 2016 10KM  National Masters  Road Race Champion
  • 2015 Pan Am Games (Marathon; 8th place)
  • 2015 Eugene Marathon Champion
  • 2015 1st Masters - Houston Marathon
  • 2014 National Masters 5KM Road Race Champion
  • Canadian Masters Record Holder for 3000M
  • Canadian Masters Cross Country Champion (2011 & 2012)

Twitter: @runmommaster

Instagram: @runmommaster


 

Dylan Wykes

DOB: June 6th, 1983

Hometown: Vancouver

Birthplace: Kingston, Ontario

High School: Frontenac Secondary

University: Providence College

Events:

  • 10,000M - 28:12.83
  • Half Marathon - 1:02:14
  • Marathon - 2:10:47

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 Canadian 1/2 Marathon Championships (3rd)
  • 2012 Olympian (Marathon, 20th)
  • 3rd Fastest Canadian All-Time In Marathon (2:10:47)
  • 2010 California International Marathon Champion
  • 2009 World Track & Field Team Member (Marathon)

Twitter: @dylanwykes

Instagram: @dylanwykes


 

Integrated Support Team

 

Physiotherapy

  • Chris Napier
  • Marilou Lamy

Sports Medicine

  • Dr. Jim Bovard

Exercise Physiology

  • Trent Stellingwerff, CSI

Nutrition

  • Elizabeth Gnatiuk, Fortius

Sports Phycology

  • Kirsten Barnes, CSI

Strength & Conditioning

  • Jon-Erik Kawamoto
  • Devon Goldstein 

Massage Therapy

  • Bobby Krudo

Chiropractic

  • Aaron Case

 

Any questions about the BCEP can be directed to the Head Coach, Richard Lee – Richard.lee@bcathletics.org

BC Throws Project

Mission Statement

The BC Throws Project strives to develop athletes in the Throws to achieve national and international performance standards. The specific goals of the project are to place as many members on BC and Canadian Championship podiums, on Canadian national teams, and to pursue podium performances at Olympic Games, World Championships, Multi-sport International Games, and other international competitions.

 

Primary Objectives

  1. Serve as a Western Canadian Hub for the throwing events.
  2. Increase Coach and Athlete Support for targeted and non-targeted BC throws coaches and BC athletes.
  3. Develop a “BC Throws Development Pathway” to address recruitment and talent identification for athletes 9 years old to High Performance.
  4. Host Annual “BC Throws Summit” for professional development, future planning and athlete and coach updates.

 

Coach Support

  • Provide coaches with annual professional development opportunities in different locations throughout the province which access in-province and out-of-province expertise.
  • Provide coaches with funding to attend out-of-province professional development opportunities as agreed upon by a committee of throws coaches, or through a clearly identified selection process.
  • Create a mentorship program for developing coaches to include steps towards completion of NCCP certification levels.
  • Provide coaches with funding opportunities to attend in-province and/or out-of-province training camps and major competitions.

 

Athlete Support

  • Provide targeted athletes with financial support to attend in-province and out-of-province training camps.
  • Provide targeted athletes, identified as BC trained or affiliated, with financial support to attend National Championships and major competitions identified by a specific selection criteria.
  • Work to raise money for financial assistance outside of and PSO or NSO contributions (private funding or sponsorships).

 

Identified Hubs

  1. Victoria Hub
    Lead Coaches: Sheldan Gmitroski & Laurie Willet
    Primary Training Facilities: Lambrick Park
     
  2. Lower Mainland Hub
    Lead Coaches: Garrett Collier
    Primary Training Facilities: Collier Throws Centre (Richmond) & Rashpal Dillion Track
     
  3. Interior/Okanagan Hub
    Lead Coaches: Dylan Armstrong 
    Primary Training Facilities: Tournament Capital Centre
     
  4. Fraser Valley Hub
    Lead Coaches: TBD
    Primary Training Facilities: TBD

BC Sprints/Hurdles Project

Coming soon...

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