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ISSUE #11-2004
Wednesday, March 17, 2004

(Happy St. Patrick's Day!)

In this issue:

  • Canadians conquer 3.5 mile St. Patrick’s Day Dash
  • Canada’s Olympic/Paralympic Team to Undergo Doping Control Prior to Athens Games
  • 2005 Canada Games Team BC Mission Staff application

Athletics Canada
Road Running
Cross Country & Trail Running
Track & Field
Courses & Clinics
Coaching
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


ATHLETICS CANADA

Canada’s Olympic/Paralympic Team to Undergo Doping Control Prior to Athens Games

www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-MR-AthensPre-Games-E.pdf

CBC SPORTS SATURDAY PANEL TO DISCUSS HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORT IN CANADA

On Sat., March 27, CBC Sports Saturday will gather a panel of Canadian Olympians and sport administrators to discuss the direction of high-performance sport in Canada. The roundtable coincides with the Canadian Sports Awards.

Voice your opinions on these issues. Take a moment to answer three poll questions. The poll results will be used as part of the discussion.

www.cbc.ca/sports/saturday/athlete_forum/


ROAD RUNNING

CANADIANS CONQUER 3.5 MILE ST. PATRICK'S DAY DASH

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2001879277_running15.html 

ROAD RUNNING COURSE MEASUREMENT SEMINAR - VICTORIA

May 8 & 9 2004
For information please contact Evan Fagan at (250) 598-2813 or by email at willowsbeach@shaw.ca


CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

WORLD CROSS COUNTRY – CANADIAN TEAM HOTEL

Here is the Team Canada Hotel information in Brussels, Belgium from Thursday night March 18th:
Tulip Inn Brussels, Ave. Boulevard, 17, 1210 Bruxelles
Ph: +32 2 20 51 511
Fax: +32 2 20 115 15
Time change: +9H on PT

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com


TRACK & FIELD

2005 CANADA GAMES – TEAM BC MISSION STAFF – APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

On behalf of the Sport and Physical Activity Branch and the BC Sport and Recreation Community, I would like to extend a call for Team BC Mission Staff applicants for the 2005 Canada Summer Games to be held in Regina, Saskatchewan from August 6 to 21, 2005.

The Mission Staff volunteers for the 2005 Canada Summer Games will be selected from experts in the sport and recreation system. Working together as a Team, the Mission Staff will support British Columbia's 350 Athletes, 60 coaches and managers in 16 sports leading up to, and at the Games. The Mission Staff will be in a service role to support athletes towards optimizing performance at the Games. Each Mission Staff will have a Team role in addition to an assigned Sport.

Please find a copy of the application at the following website: www.teambc.org/summer2005/files/documents/
2005_Canada_Summer_Games_Mission_Staff_Application.pdf
  with all critical information, requirements and commitments. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Thank you.

Ajay Patel
Chef de Mission
Team BC - 2005 Canada Summer Games
#328 - 1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9
Phone: (604) 730-7215 Fax: (604) 738-7175
www.badmintonbc.com


COURSES & CLINICS

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION

For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at brian.mcalder@bcathletics.org or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached

NCCP THEORY COURSES WINTER/SPRING 2004

For information please phone 604-467-4675 or visit www.westcoastkinesiology.com or go to CABC web-site www.coaches.bc.ca/.
To register please phone 604-467-7322.


COACHING

US OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE

http://coaching.usolympicteam.com/coaching/kpub.nsf/v/21tad04 

LONG-TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT: TRAINABILITY IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

Windows of Opportunity, Optimal Trainability - By Istvan Balyi, Ph.D., National Coaching Institute British Columbia, Canada and Ann Hamilton, MPE Advanced Training and Performance Ltd., Victoria, B.C., Canada

CABC COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Please go to the CABC website at www.coaches.bc.ca and submit your nominations online. The Coaching Association of BC urges you to recognize outstanding coaches from the 2003 season in the following categories:

Recreational/Grassroots

Coaches who coach grassroots programs and recreational athletes at any age.

Regional/Provincial Development

Coaches who are responsible for athletes who are developing competitive skills and preparing athletes for high competition within regional center or provincial programs

Secondary School

Coaches of middle and secondary school teams and athletes

International

Coaches who primarily coach athletes at the international level

The awards will be presented at the CABC 2004 AGM to be held in conjunction with the BC School Sport Coaches Conference at Simon Fraser University in May 2004. Nominations will not be accepted after April 15, 2004.


REMINDERS

New documents regarding the 2004 Olympic Games Selection Criteria and Events for Qualifications: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2165

2004 Atlantic Coaches Seminar – Charlottetown, PEI: www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=849

World Half Marathon – Selection Principles: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2189

2004 National Team Relay Pool Athletes’ List: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2898

2004 National Team Relay Opportunities: www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/
national team relay opportunities Selection Principles-final.pdf

SCHOOL PAGE ON THE WEBSITE

BC Athletics is creating a "School Page" on the website. The intention is to get as much school (both Elementary and High School) related information as possible up on the site in one area for teachers and school coaches to access. Any clubs putting on events with school participation should get links to their meet information in as quickly as possible. The same goes for any clinics or camps that may be geared towards school athletes. If you have something you feel would be suitable please forward it to Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org

WORLD ATHLETICS DAY 2004

Centennial Meet
Kamloops
May 8 & 9 2004
Congratulations to the Kamloops Track & Field Club who has been chosen to hold this year’s World Athletics Day. With strong support from BC Athletics, the Kamloops Track & Field Club presented an impressive proposal which included an opportunity for the young athletes to meet three National Team members. Over nine local sponsors have agreed to support this event which is expected to draw close to 800 spectators over the two day meet.

COACHING SCHOLARSHIPS AT PACIFICSPORT CANADIAN SPORT CENTRE VICTORIA

February 26, 2004 - The National Coaching Institute of BC (NCI-BC) is offering five scholarships of up to $8,000 for suitably qualified NCCP Level 3 coaches as apprentice coaches at the PacificSport Canadian Sport Centre Victoria in the core sports of:
- Athletics, Cycling, Rowing, Rugby, Swimming, Triathlon.
The scholarship enables the applicant to study in the Diploma Program for Sport Coaching at the NCI-BC from August 21st, 2004 to April 2005 while coaching national level athletes under the mentorship of a national level coach.
Applicants must apply by May 1st, 2004.
For more information, please visit http://web.uvic.ca/coach or CALL (250) 721-7589.

HIGH PERFORMANCE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING WORKSHOP - AL VERMEIL

March 27-28, 2004
9am to 5pm - Saturday-Sunday
Simon Fraser University, WMC 3220
Workshop Fee: $300.00 CAD
Registration Due Date: March 10, 2004
Late Registration Fee: $365.00 CAD (After March 10th)
For more information on registration or the workshop itself, please contact SFU Strength & Conditioning Advisor Derek Hansen via e-mail at dhansen@sfu.ca or by phone at 604-291-4059.
NSCA CEUs will be available for this event.
Note: All attendees participating in the activity portions of this workshop will be required to sign a liability waiver at check-in.

2004 MOUNTAIN RUNNING SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE CANADIAN MOUNTAIN RUNNING TEAM

For those who enjoy trail running and/or hills, this may be something to consider. The races are tough and funding is usually limited, however it is a chance to experience international competition. Any questions about the team should be forwarded to Kelvin (kgbroad@mountainrunning.com) or Angie (angie@magellanresearch.ca).

2004 JD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS - KAMLOOPS BC

The Kamloops Track & Field Club will host the 2004 Junior Development T&F Championships on July 23, 24, 25 2004. The City of Kamloops will not be starting construction at the track until August 1st.

IAAF TECHNICAL COMPETITION RULES 2004 - 2005 (with Canadian and BC variations)

The "Little Red Book" for 2004/2005 is now available at the BC Athletics office.
Price - $6.00
Postage and handling: 1-2 books $3.00, 3-5 books $5.00, 6+ books $7.00
Order on-line or print out an order form to mail in:
www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm#education (publications order form)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS ADVISORY

Nutritional Supplements - Advisory from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)
www.cces.ca/forms/index.cfm?DSP=template&act=view3&template_id=174&lang=e 
www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-ADV-NoGuarantees-E.pdf 

CANADIAN MASTERS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, INTERNATIONAL MEET AND 5K MASTERS-ONLY AGE GRADED ROAD RACE

July 17-18 2004
Foothills Athletic Park, Calgary, Alberta.
For more information: www.2004canadianmasters.com, Tel: 1 866 286-1318, email: contact@2004canadianmasters.com
Mail address: Canadian Masters Championships, PO Box 48153, 40 Midlake Blvd., SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3C9


DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP POLICY

As approved by the BC Athletics Board of Directors the policy with respect to providing Day of Event Membership for sanctioned competitions has been amended - this should be shown as an additional $3.00 for those entrants who are not current members of BC Athletics or another Athletics Association. It is appreciated that this may not be possible for events that have their planning well underway. During this phase-in year, please present wherever possible, the BC Athletics Day of Event Membership as an additional $3.00. (Note: The previous policy allowed for either an additional $3.00 for non members or a $3.00 deduction for BC Athletics members or members from another Athletics Association.) The event entry form must also provide space for the entrant to put in their current BC Athletics or equivalent Athletics Association membership number.

The intended result of this change in how the Day of Event Membership Fee is presented on the entry form is to: a) insure that the full amount of the entry fee is retained by the event organizing committee; b) more clearly reflect one of the benefits of BC Athletics Membership; and c) visibly demonstrates a financial return to the event organizer, through the sharing of the Day of Event Membership fee.

The sharing of the Day of Event Membership Fee is: for events up to and including 2,000 participants the host organizing committee retains $1.00 and $2.00 is returned to BC Athletics. For events of greater than 2,000 participants the Day of Event Membership Fee is split 50/50 ($1.50 retained by the host organizing committee and $1.50 returned to BC Athletics).

The amount returned to BC Athletics goes to support these and other programs/services:

  • Youth, developing athlete and adult participant development - camps, clinics and resources
  • Event Insurance (Liability) for all Day of Event Members
  • Event promotion and a direct link from the BC Athletics Calendar of Events web pages
  • Technical assistance and support to event organizers
  • BC Team programs for Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Masters age groups in Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walking and Track & Field in National Championships, Canada and Western Canada Games
  • Officials training and event officiating support
  • Coaches education and training
  • Prizing in selected events
  • BC Championship programs in Road Running, Race Walking, Marathon, Cross Country Running, Track & Field, Road Relays and Ultra Running
  • Regional Series support for Track & Field, Road and Cross Country Running
  • Website maintenance, enhancement and electronic communication to all members

Day of Event Membership Fees:

At the BC Athletics Annual General Meeting, Jan 23, 24, 25, 2004 a resolution on membership fees was passed that maintained the BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee at $3.00 for nonmembers of BC Athletics or another Athletics Provincial, State or National Association or Federation to enter a BC Athletics/Athletics Canada/IAAF Sanctioned competition in British Columbia. The sharing of the Day of Event Membership revenue remains as it is currently until such a time as the Board of Directors rules on the motion passed by the BC Athletics Executive Committee. (See below for this motion)

BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee Sharing:

The following motion was passed at the January 13 Executive Committee meeting. The process now is that this goes to the full Board of Directors at their meeting of March 27, 2004 for debate and voting by the Board.

Motion: That the sharing of BC Athletics Day of Event Membership revenue be:

Number of Participants in Event Fee Retained by Event Organizer Fee Returned to BC Athletics
1 to 5000 $1.00 $2.00
5001 to 10,000 $1.50 $1.50
10,001 to 15,000 $1.75 $1.25
15,001 and over $2.00 $1.00
 

In addition to the above fee schedule, BC Athletics will also outline a series value in kind benefits to both the Event Organizer and BC Athletics and/or its Divisions (Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walk and Track & Field) to be included at each level of event participation as outlined above.

Rationale for the Motion:

  • The sliding scale enhances the return to those events that increase their participation;
  • That the sharing of the Day of Event Membership fees supports both the Event Organizing Committee and BC Athletics;
  • That the value in kind benefits to both the Event and BC Athletics is meant to provide:
    • enhanced profile;
    • reflect a partnership in helping to build both event participation and membership in BC Athletics; and
    • tangible benefits to both the Event Organizer and BC Athletics through event sanctioning.

The Board of Directors welcomes your comments and recommendations with regard to this motion. Please forward your comments by March 25/04 to: bcathletics@bcathletics.org and to the Chair of the Board of Directors, Tom Hastie at: hastie71@hotmail.com.

If you require clarification on any of the above please contact the BC Athletics office at your earliest opportunity. Thank you.

Questions should be directed to BC Athletics at: bcathletics@bcathletics.org


BC ATHLETICS STAFF CHANGES

Please be informed that on an interim basis the responsibilities of the BC Athletics Technical Manager, Track & Field and Director Power/Speed Events have been assumed by Brian McCalder, President/CEO. All matters concerning Track & Field, Coaching Education/Certification and P/S Development should be directed to Brian at: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org
Further updates will be provided as the position is reviewed and a process undertaken to fill this role with BC Athletics. Thank you.

ADVISORY NOTE

Marijuana Prohibited in the Canadian Domestic Doping Control Program
www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-ADV-Cannabinoids-E.pdf 

CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS

www.bcathletics.org/main/papers_articles.htm


EVENT LISTINGS

MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS

Details, direct links and contacts
www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm 

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in yellow) with contact information - all 2004 calendars now posted:

Track & Field

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm

Road Running

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm

Marathons

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm 

Road Relays & Ultra

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr2.htm 

Cross Country and Trail Running

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_xc.htm

Race Walking

see Track & Field above

Triathlon/Duathlon - NEW

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tri.htm


BC RANKINGS

Road Running:

www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings 

Track & Field

www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings 


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.

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