BC Athletics

Okanagan Regional Centre 2004 Report

Membership Profile:

Kelowna Track Club Members = 148
Penticton Athletics = 25 (previously OK-Skaha track and Field)
Vernon Amateur Athletics = 15 (new club)
School Participants Served = approx. 1500

Athlete Development:

School Clinics = 7 Full day clinics , 1 in Vernon
Sport Camps = 2 in Kelowna, 1 in Penticton
Local Track Meets = 5 in Kelowna (2 unsanctioned Hershey Youth meets) does not include school meets, 8 in Penticton, 7 of them part of twilight series.

Coaching Development:

Mentoring 4 new coaches, 3 in Vernon and 1 in Penticton
NCCP Level 1 Technical = 11 participants, Spring 2004
NCCP Level 2 Technical in Distance = 13 participants, Fall 2004
Teachers workshop = 2 Pro-d day - 1 in Kelowna and 1 in Vernon
All NCCP Theory and CBET courses, Competition A & B and Theory 3, were organized by Sport Kelowna & Pacific Sport.


20th Annual Jack Brow Memorial Track & Field meet
Penticton Athletics Twilight Series
1st Annual Regional Interior Championships - hosted in Penticton

Officials Development:

Penticton hosted a Level 1 & 2 Officials workshop August 2004, with 50 participants to support the BC Senior Games in Penticton.

Program Highlights:

The start up of Vernon Amateur Athletics has been very beneficial to Vernon and surrounding communities. The time and commitment put in by Tim Dudley has been huge and greatly appreciated by its members. With the support of the regional centre we hope to increase the profile of this new club in the community, and provide more coaching development opportunities.

Penticton Athletics has had a very successful year with the Introduction of the well attended Twilight series and 1st annual Regional Interior Championships. This has helped to heighten the profile of the track club in Penticton, and should have positive results on their membership this coming season.

Areas for improvement:

There still needs to be more happening at the school level. I am hoping to get more support from the schools next year, for track & field development clinics. I still am not receiving much interest from school districts outside of Kelowna for track & field clinics.

Vernon is still at a loss because of the poor conditions of their training facility, with minimal (and very old) equipment. I hope to help with fundraising initiatives to support the needs of VAA in the 2005 season.