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Friday, July 2, 2004
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In this issue:
- BC Athletics names the 2004 BC Senior Track and Field Team for
Competition at the Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships and
- Athletics Canada names World Junior Team
- Kamloops Track and Field Club hires new coach
- Athletics Canada identifies potential Olympic qualifiers
- Victoria's Diane Cummins shows impressive form at Harry Jerome
International Track Classic
- Four Vancouver athletes to run the Sunshine Coast Trail nonstop
Track & Field
Cross Country & Trail Running
Courses, Clinics, Seminars
TRACK & FIELD
BC ATHLETICS NAMES THE 2004 BC SENIOR TRACK AND FIELD TEAM FOR
COMPETITION AT THE CANADIAN SENIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND
Shane Niemi 400m
Andy Miller PV
Jas Gill HJ
Stephanie McCann PV
Graham Morfitt Jav
Jennifer Padrinao Hammer
Dylan Armstrong SP
Zach Whitmarsh 800m
Graeme Wells 1500m
Matt Johnston 5000m
Steve Osaduik 3000mS/C
Lucy Smith 5000m
Carol Stevenson Discus
Mark Bomba 5000m
Jeffrey Wallis SP
Iain McLellan 400m
Graeme Pitches 400mh
Dan Mezheritsky Decathlon
Jerry Ziak 1500m
Dave Milne 1500m
Catrina Chisholm Hammer
Tara Self 100m
Krysha Bayley 100m & 200m
Stephanie Mills 5000m
Mandy Uppu 400m
Aaron Heidt 1500m
Heather Hennigar 800m
Aimee Teteris 800m
Ron Bunting Head Coach & Throws Coach
Bev DiIorio Team Manager
Derek Hansen Sprints & Hurdles Coach
Sue Northey Distance
Barb Vida Jumps & Combined Events
BC TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
BC JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 2, 3, 4 2004
Kelowna, BC - Kelowna Track & Field Club
Entry Package: www.ktfc.org/jack%20brow%20package%202004.htm
The track portion of the Jack Brow Memorial / Junior Championship has
been updated, plus some Javelin events in the field portion (see below). Please visit www.ktfc.org
for the updated schedule.
Juvenile athletes wishing to compete as Juniors may do so online with
Direct Athletics. Should you have difficulty doing this please contact
Sheryl Bonnett at - email@example.com
Some Javelin events have been altered and are available on the Kelowna
Track & Field Club web site:
- 13 year old boys (1991) javelin moved to Friday night at 6pm
- 14 year old girls javelin bumped up to 5pm on Friday night
- Junior Women will still throw on Sunday, but at 1pm instead of
BC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 23, 24, 25 2004
Kamloops, BC - Kamloops Track & Field Club
Entry Package: www.bcathletics.org/jdtfchamps04.pdf
2004 BC TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION LINKS:
BC MASTERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 19, 20 2004
BC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 26, 2004
Nanaimo BC - Nanaimo & District Track & Field Club
BC JUVENILE AND SENIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 26, 27 2004
Abbotsford BC - Valley Royals Track & Field Club
The Review Kajaks Track International Classic-PacifiCanada Track and
Richmond BC Canada
Lafarge Abbotsford International Track Classic-PacifiCanada Track and
Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford, BC
Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic presented by Golder Associates-PacifiCanada
Track and Field Series
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, B.C.
Victoria TrackFest Twilight Meet-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Centennial Stadium, Victoria, British Columbia
Meet Director: James Davison
352 Arnold St., Victoria, BC V8S 3L7
Phone: 250-592-6399 Fax: 250-592-6396
KAMLOOPS TRACK AND FIELD CLUB HIRES NEW COACH
The Kamloops Track and Field Club is pleased to announce the hiring
of Mr. Anatoly Bondarchuk to its coaching staff. Renown as an athlete
(1972 Olympic Champion and European Champion in the hammer throw as well
as a former World Record Holder), Mr. Bondarchuk's coaching credentials
are virtually unprecedented in the sport of Athletics.
Mr. Bondarchuk is a Doctor of Pedagogical Science (University of
Kiev) and his research into technique and high - performance training
methods formed the basis for many of the common techniques and practices
used by the world's top athletes today. Mr. Bondarchuk coached the USSR
National Team Hammer Throw from 1976 to 1992 from which he developed
numerous World and Olympic Champions in the Hammer, Discus and Shot Put.
He has authored 11 books and 195 articles in his areas of expertise. A
common focus is training to maintain performance and technique. Since
1992 he has coaching experience in Portugal and Kuwait (since 1994). Mr.
Bondarchuk will start his duties with the KTFC in November of 2004.
Currently he is preparing his athletes in Kuwait for the Athens Olympic
Games. Below is a brief summary of his athlete's accomplishments.
For the City of Kamloops this is an unprecedented opportunity for the
coaches and athletes of the sport of athletics to learn and excel under
one of the greatest coaches in the sport's history. With the City's new
37.5 million dollar upgrade to its current athletics facilities, which
include a fully competitive throws competition and training venue, this
great news ensures that the athletes of Kamloops and its surrounding
region are going to be in one of the most enriching and productive
athletic environments in the entire world. It is the goal of the
Kamloops Track and Field Club to ensure that all athletes in the sport
of Athletics locally, provincially, and nationally thrive under Mr.
Bondarchuk's guidance. To this end we are fully committed.
Major Championship Victories (men's hammer throwers only, all
performances achieved by athletes under Mr. Bondarchuk's direction):
1976 - Olympic Games, Montreal - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.
1978 - European Championships, Prague - Gold medalist.
1979 - World Cup, Montreal - Gold medalist.
1980 - Olympic Games, Moscow - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.
1982 - European Championship, Athens - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists
1983 - World Championship, Helsinki - Gold and Silver medalists.
1984 - World Cup, Belgrade - Gold medalist.
1985 - European and World Cup, Canberra - Gold medalist.
1986 - European Championship, Frankfurt - Gold, Silver and Bronze
medalists (athletes broke the World Record 4 times).
1987 - World Championships, Rome - Gold and Silver medalists.
1988 - Olympic Games, Seoul - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.
1989 - European Championship, Yugoslavia - Gold and Silver medalists.
1991 - World Championships, Tokyo - Gold and Silver medalists.
1992 - Olympic Games, Barcelona - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.
Mr. Bondarchuk's athletes, while members of the USSR National Team,
broke 12 World Records. His athletes won all hammer throw medals in 4
consecutive non-boycotted Olympic Games.
In addition to the above, the following are examples of results which
his students have done under his authority:
- Yuri Sedych - Olympic Champion (1976, 1980), Silver Medal Olympic
Games (Seoul), World Champion (1991), European Champion (1978, 1982,
1986). 6 Time World Record Holder (still current record holder -
86.74m set in 1986), best result: 86.74m.
- Sergey Litvinov - Olympic Champion (1988), Silver Medal Olympic
Games (Moscow), World Champion (1983, 1987). 3 Time World Record
Holder, best result: 86,14m.
- Andrey Abduvalyev - Olympic Champion (1992), World Champion (1993,
1994) best result - 83.60m.
- Yuri Tamm - Bronze medal Olympic Games (Moscow, Seoul), World Cup
Champion (1985) and European Cup Champion (1985). Former World
Record Holder, best result - 84.40m.
- A. Krykun - Bronze Medal Olympic Games (Atlanta), best
- A. Debely - World Junior Champion (1989, Athens). Best result -
In total Mr. Bondarchuk has coached 17 athletes over 80m in the
- A. Baryshnikov - Silver Medal Olympic Games 1980, best result -
22.00m Former World Record Holder.
- B. Stepansky - Champion of Ukraine (1989), best result - 20.89m.
- A. Samolik - Champion of Ukraine (1990), best result - 20.52m.
- D. Kovzun - Champion of Ukraine (1987), best result - 19.35m.
- E. Koslova - Champion of Europe 1987 (junior), best result -
- S. Butova - best result -18.56m.
- D. Kovzun - Champion of USSR, best result - 68.62m.
- A. Mandyk - Champion of Ukraine, best result - 62.84m.
- C. Savinkova -Silver Medal European Championship (1982), Silver
Medal in World Cup (1985), Former World Record Holder, best result -
- S. Suchova - Champion of Ukraine, best result - 66.50m.
CANADA SUMMER GAMES 2005 - IDENTIFICATION CAMP AND COMPETITION PLUS
OPEN AND JUVENILE COMPETITION
The weekend of July 16-18/04 has been selected as the Canada Games
Development Identification Camp & Competition and Juvenile Age Group
The BC Athletics Canada Games identification camp and competition
with Alberta is scheduled for July 16-18/04 at the University of
Victoria. The main purpose of this training camp is the continued
identification of athletes who will be preparing for the Canada Summer
Games in 2005. The athletes and their personal coaches will have the
opportunity to meet the team coaches and managers and attend important
information sessions as a group. The weekend will consist of:
- Competition - Canada Games, Open and Juvenile age groups. Athletes
from BC and Alberta.
- Health Screening as part of the Cd Games Team BC Program - The
health professionals from Sport Med BC will be in attendance all
weekend to interview and complete a health questionnaire on each
- Technical and Information Sessions on Drug Information (compulsory
for all athletes); nutrition; strength training; mental training;
hydration; skill analysis.
- Barbecue and social -athletes, coaches and officials
It is important that athletes who are training for the 2005 Canada
Summer Games (23 & under as of Dec 31/05) and their personal coaches
attend this weekend camp.
The Juvenile Age Group will also be focusing on the upcoming Legion
National Track & Field Championships and Camp set for August 5-12/04
in Sudbury, Ontario. This is an important opportunity for the Juvenile
age athletes. Both the athletes and their personal coaches are
encouraged to attend this weekend competition.
Further information is now available on the BC Athletics website: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/cgdevmeet.pdf
TREVOR CRAVEN MEMORIAL UPDATE
Because of a Whitecaps Game on Monday July 12, NorWesters has been
required to hold all the hammer events on Saturday and all the discus on
Sunday. This will allow the groundsmen to fill all the divots from the
hammers on the Sunday in order to have the field ready on time. The new
schedule will be up on the NorWesters website shortly at: http://norwesterstandf.com/
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.
Entry Deadline: July 10, 2004
For more information: www.2004canadianmasters.com,
Tel: 1 866 286-1318, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail address: Canadian Masters Championships, PO Box 48153, 40 Midlake
Blvd., SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3C9.
ATHLETICS CANADA IDENTIFIES POTENTIAL OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS
ATHLETICS CANADA NAMES WORLD JUNIOR TEAM
VICTORIA'S DIANE CUMMINS SHOWS IMPRESSIVE FORM AT HARRY JEROME
INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC
NACAC U-23 NEWSLETTER
2004 CANADIAN PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN CHALLENGE - ENTRY
AND TECHNICAL PACKAGE
2004 CANADIAN PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN CHALLENGE -
2004 GLASGOW JUNIOR MATCH SELECTION CRITERIA
BC ATHLETICS HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SCOTIABANK VANCOUVER
BOWEN ISLAND, RUN FOR THE FERRY ** DATE CHANGE **
Timex # 13
New Date - AUGUST 28, 2004
2004 BC ROAD RUNNING RANKINGS NOW AVAILABLE
MARATHON TRAINING CLINIC - THE COMOX VALLEY COUNTRY ROADS MARATHON
Darren Skuja of Absolutely Running and BC Road Running (a division of
BC Athletics) have partnered in a Marathon Training Program based out of
Courtenay / Comox. Darren, a long time distance runner and certified
coach, is the leader and designer of the program that has as one of its
goals preparation for the Comox Valley Country Roads Marathon, September
5, 2004. For more information and to register for the clinic please go
CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING
FOUR VANCOUVER ATHLETES TO RUN THE SUNSHINE COAST TRAIL NONSTOP
Powell River, British Columbia. Starting on Saturday 2 July at 2:00
am, a team of 4 athletes from Vancouver will run the Sunshine Coast
Trail. They will be the first to attempt a nonstop, 175-kilometre (over
100-mile) run on the rugged trail that stretches from Sarah Point on
Desolation Sound in the north to the Saltery Bay ferry terminus in the
Why run the Sunshine Coast Trail? "Because we can!" says
team member Dom Repta. The team is made up of Repta, his brother Wade,
Dave Cressman and Ean Jackson who between them, have competed in over
200 ultramarathon, triathlon and extreme adventure racing competitions
around the world.
The team hopes to bring recognition to the Sunshine Coast Trail, an
initiative spearheaded by Eagle Walz, the Powell River Parks and
Wilderness Society (PRPAWS) and others in Powell River who see outdoor
recreation and tourism as being the future for a community that has
traditionally been dependent on the forest industry. Their Millennium
Park Fund aims to acquire an oceanfront old growth green space, which
has two urban salmon streams and a network of trails used by runners,
cyclists and walkers.
"We have some unfinished business to take care of", adds
Dave Cressman. "Last summer we tried to tackle the trail in 2 days.
The trail won. After running about 90 kilometers, we came across a new,
unmarked logging road and ended up getting lost. Thanks to the help of
our friends in Powell River, we lived to come back and try again with
The runners will meet support crew at intervals ranging from 10-20
kilometers along the trail. The July long weekend was chosen for the
attempt for maximum daylight. Team member Wade Repta clarifies, "We
plan to run through the night using headlamps to negotiate the trail in
the dark. If we start to hallucinate or otherwise come unglued in the
wilderness, our backup crew will be there to keep us going." Gary
Robbins and Mark Fearman from Whistler plan to accompany the team during
the dangerous night sections of the trail that follow a precipitous
Eagle Walz is cautiously optimistic about their chances. "Had
you asked me at this time last year, I'd have said it was impossible to
run the Sunshine Coast Trail in two days without stopping for at least a
few hours during the night. This trail requires a respectful approach.
It runs through a temperate jungle, and is after all higher in total
elevation gain than Mount Kilimanjaro. I wish them good health and luck,
but the odds are the trail will win again!"
According to Walz, only a handful of hikers have been able to
complete the entire Sunshine Coast Trail within a week. But as the trail
becomes more well-known, it has become the target for elite runners
looking for something that offers a bit more challenge than a road race.
"We're looking at this Like Sir Edmond Hillary looked at Everest.
It's going to be tough...but it has to be done," says Ean Jackson.
"We're ready. We have great support. Like Hillary's first Everest
ascent, part of the thrill for us is to be first to 'bag' the trail. We
hope others will benefit from our experience and also go for it."
The attempt to run the Sunshine Coast Trail in August 2003 has
sparked an interest in the trail from the endurance running community.
This past May, another team from the lower mainland of BC ran the
complete trail in 38 hours and 20 minutes over 4 days, cutting the
existing record by almost half.
- Overview and runner bios www.clubfatass.com/CABC_SCT180/agenda.html
- Agenda, route and food
- Overview of trail
2ND ANNUAL WHISTLER CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING CAMP
NorWesters and West Vancouver Track and Field Clubs announce the
second annual Whistler Cross Country Training Camp.
When: Friday August 27 - Wednesday September 1, 2004.
Location: Whistler BC.
The 5-day Whistler Cross-country program is designed for high school
boys and girls who want to get a head start on the upcoming
cross-country season. Set in the beautiful valley of Whistler, B.C., the
camp will take advantage of miles of exhilarating mountain trails, get
up into the alpine for the ultimate 'high' and make use of state of the
art fitness facilities and sport training experts at the resort. This
camp will be the ultimate training experience - challenging and fun.
Individual Camper Rate $300.00; North Van Bar Code #121034
Register with North Van Rec Centre Online: http://econnect.northvanrec.com/ereg/Activities/Activities.asp
(requires Playcard and PIN)
Complete details of the camp on the NorWester website: http://norwesterstandf.com/xc-camp.html
2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:
COURSES, CLINICS, SEMINARS
THE NEW NCCP PROGRAM
If you are looking for more information or Posters with regards to
the new NCCP Program, please go to the CABC website:
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at email@example.com
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 APPRENTICE FORM
COACHING APPLICATION FOR GLASGOW JUNIORS
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is seeking a Coaching
Consultant to assist in the development of multi-sport and
sport-specific coaching programs leading to the transition of the
National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) to a competency-based
education and training approach.
To find out more, go to www.coach.ca/e/archives/2004/0519_consultant2.htm.
THE 2004 INTERNATIONAL COACHING SCHOOL - VICTORIA
BC Athletics Officials Newsletter - June 2004
PETER OGILVIE - TECHNICAL MANAGER TRACK & FIELD / DIRECTOR POWER
As the new BC Athletics Technical Manager Track and Field and
Director of the Power Speed Event Groups, I would like to introduce
myself to you and take this time to point out some of my visions and
goals in this position, effective immediately. I do believe in sharing
this with each member within BC Athletics as we are all members in an
extended track and field family and we need to make it happen -
As a former two-time Canadian Olympian (Barcelona 1992 & Atlanta
1996), I have had the honour of competing in this great sport for over
20 years in British Columbia. I have journeyed through the various
developmental track and field programs here in British Columbia as a
J.D., Juvenile, Junior and Senior athlete and I have taken part in many
provincial, national and international competitions.
Having an extensive knowledge and understanding in the foundation of
our sport, my immediate goals are to strengthen our sport from within
and promote our sport to those who have not heard our message.
As I do like to have a much-more hands on approach with
customer-service, your patience is needed as I try to manage this
program the best way I can.
Here are just some of the key issues that I'll be working on with
your much needed support and understanding:
- Exposing more young people to the greatest sport in the world -
track & field - by taking steps within our school systems to
keep our athletes in track and field and recruit more into our
- Promote and develop a positive atmosphere incorporating a
recognizable 'Team BC' for all age groups - Juvenile, Junior and
- Develop a renewed media presence to help promote our sport to the
province and the world.
- Expanding official education and its program to recruit the next
generation of volunteers and make it rewarding.
- Coaching development is critical. Clubs revolve around coaches.
Therefore we must do everything possible to help coaches coach. We
must identify the coaches and look at ways to reward them with
opportunities and remuneration.
- Work together with existing clubs, committees and boards to
develop a large pool of athletes that will allow our sport to grow
in all areas.
I look forward in working alongside you in helping make this sport
better for the future.
Technical Manager Track & Field / Director for Power Speed
2004 LEGION CLINICIANS
The following coaches have been selected and approved by the National
Team Committee to be part of the Sudbury, Legion National Youth
Championships and Clinics:
Coaching Programs Coordinator / Throws Events Leader - Bruce Pirnie
Athletics Canada National Team Coordinator - Kevin Bean
Athletics Canada Media Coordinator - Tanya Frye
Athletics Canada Head Coach / Clinic Presenter - Alex Gardiner
Clinic Presenter and Opening Ceremonies Speaker - Georgette Reed
Clinic Presenter and Closing Dinner Speaker - Sami Jo Small
Clinic Presenter - Dean Kreillaars
Clinic Presenter - Kari Schneider
15 & under Head Clinician / Sprints - Blair Dugray
15 & under Clinician / Throws - Denise Hebert
15 & under Clinician / Distance - Sheldon Reynolds
15 & under Clinician / Jumps - Melanie Gregg
17 & under Head Clinician / Hurdles - Gary Crossley
17 & under Clinician / Distance - Dave Christiani
17 & under Clinician / Throws - MingPu WU
17 & under Clinician / Jumps - Kevin Cumming
Run, Jump, Throw Coordinator - Donna Kaye
Pole Vault - Brian Risk
Clinician General Areas - Rashed Din
LEGENDS OF THE PLAIN INTERNATIONAL THROWING MEET
2005 MACCABI GAMES
2004 NATIONAL TEAM - GLASGOW JUNIOR TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT
2004 OLYMPIC GAMES TEAM NEWSLETTER
2004 PARALYMPIC GAMES TEAM NEWSLETTER
Canada Dry Canadian Championships Schedule Revised
2004 Olympic Games Selection Criteria Updated
IPC Rules Now Posted
Athletics Canada Identifies Under 23 Hopefuls
Sport Canada Funding Programs
Athletics Canada Bylaws and Rules
BC TEAM PROGRAM SELECTION CRITERIA AND STANDARDS
The BC Athletics Team selection criteria and standards and
declaration form are posted on the BC Athletics website at www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm.
Special note: BC/Yukon Legion Track & Field Team
The team to the Legion National Track & Field Championships,
August 5 to 12/04 in Sudbury, Ontario will be made up of 25 Juvenile age
athletes (ages 16/17 as of Dec 31/04) and 15 - 15 yr. old athletes (15
as of Dec 31/04). This is new for 2004. The maximum team size is 40
athletes. Unfortunately only athletes named to the team will be eligible
to attend the Legion National Track & Field Championships. The
details for team selection will be posted on the BC Athletics website
CANADIAN TRACK & FIELD WEB SITE - EXCELLENT
VICTORIA MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS - MEMBERSHIP SURVEY PROJECT
BC Athletics will be developing and running a survey to gain valuable
feedback from its members. BC Athletics staff, board and committees
would like to extend an invitation to all members in the interest and
age groups of the association to submit questions that they feel need to
be asked of its members.
Interest and Age Groups include but are not limited to those involved
in Road Running; Cross Country Running; Track & Field; Ultra
Running; Marathons; Trail Running; Run Jump Throw/Track Rascals
Programs; School/University Cross Country and Track & Field;
Coaching; Officiating; Club Management as Directors/Executive; Event
Organization; Supporting-Social/Fitness Activities; Course/Program
Delivery and Coordination; BC Athletics Committees/Division Committees;
Volunteering for Club and Association events. Any and all ages.
About the BCA Survey
The survey will be a web based survey. There will be a number of
questions that are organized under headings, for example, Road Running
where there could be 1-4 questions underneath. The purpose of this
survey is to gather valuable feedback from the membership. The
information used from the survey will be used for the sole purpose of
BCA and its members to understand how BC Athletics, its Division and
Committees can better understand, position, and continue to deliver
value to the members.
If you would like to submit questions please ensure that you do so by
We look forward to both your input into the questions as well as
participation in the survey that will take place over the coming months.
Submitting Questions: An online form is available at www.bcathletics.org/main/survquest.htm
where you can submit your questions or you can send them by Fax: ATTN.
David Polisi - 604-737-3171 or by Mail to: David Polisi, c/o BC
Athletics, 1367 West Broadway, Ste 206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9
Thank you very much for contributing to this project.
BC Athletics Brd of Director,
Marketing and Communications
2004 International Meeting - Combined Events – Selection Criteria
SFU HIGH PERFORMANCE SPEED-STRENGTH TRAINING CAMP
For the very first time, Simon Fraser University Athletics is
offering comprehensive Speed-
Strength Training Camps for serious athletes who are determined to
improve their physical abilities for all sports. SFU Speed-Strength
Camps are set up to provide World Class training for male and female
athletes 14 years and over on a consistent basis over a four- or
eight-week period for a very affordable price. We keep our groups sizes
small so that each camp athlete receives the highest level of attention.
SFU Speed-Strength coaches have worked with high-level athletes from all
sports on a consistent basis, providing significant performance gains.
Registration: (604) 291-4307
Speed-Strength Camp: (604) 291-4059
HERSHEY HARRIER MEETS
The Hershey Harrier All Comers meets will be starting June 15th. The
meets are held Tuesday evenings at the Burnaby Central High School
NEW SUMMER STUDENT AT BC ATHLETICS
BC Athletics is pleased to welcome Kristin Carpenter to our team in
the office this summer. Kristin joins us from the University of British
Columbia where she is enrolled in the Leisure and Sport Management
program, minoring in Commerce. In addition to school, she runs and acts
as the Team Manager for the UBC Cross Country and Track & Field
teams, sits on the UBC Thunderbird Athletes Council, and volunteers with
the UBC Learning Exchange. This summer she will be keeping up the summer
Track and Field rankings and helping with other office duties.
If you need to contact Kristin you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (604)737-3175.
2004 PAN PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES
November 6 - 14 2004
2004 Saskatoon - Canadian Junior Championships Information Package
2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:
2005 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
BC Athletics is looking for volunteers to take on a division of the
annual BC Athletics Calendar of Events. You will be asked to manage and
update this year's 2004 and compile event data for the 2005 calendar. An
Excel file of the 2004 calendar document will be provided. Divisions
1.) Track & Field
2.) Cross Country
3.) Road Running & Road Relays
5.) Ultra & trail
For further information please contact Jerry Tighe at email@example.com
or (604) 737-3170.
BC ATHLETICS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION
In compliance with the new Provincial Government regulations with
respect to the collection, use, protection and retention of personal
information, the BC Athletics Board of Directors has approved (in
principle) the a privacy and personal information statement. This
statement is available on the BC Athletics website under: www.bcathletics.org/main/privacy.htm
The Board of Directors has asked for the following:
- feedback on the privacy statement;
- the nominating of individuals to sit as a three (3) person Privacy
Committee of the Board together with the staff privacy officer Sam
Collier. The responsibilities of the committee would include
insure Continued compliance with Government Legislation.
Feedback on the Privacy Statement and Nominations for this committee
should be sent to BC Athletics C/O Sam Collier at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW BC ATHLETICS DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP FEE
BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee Sharing - New Schedule -
effective April 1, 2004
The BC Athletics Board of Directors reviewed the Executive committee
proposal and alternative proposals from both Maurice Wilson and Frank
Stebner. The Board wishes to thank these members and others who may have
contributed for their ideas and support on this matter.
The new Day of Event fee sharing schedule is as follows:
- The calculations are based on the number of Day of Event Members
entered in your event. (Those who are not registered annual members
[current] of BC Athletics or another Provincial/Territorial, State
or National Athletics Association.)
- To support this BC Athletics provides to all sanctioned event
organizers, a list of eligible members and an update to that list
prior to the event. For those from another province, territory,
state or national athletics association, they should verify
membership with their valid association membership card. If they are
not members of their provincial, territorial, state or national
athletics association then they can become BC Athletics Day of Event
- The new Day of Event Membership Fee sharing schedule is:
||Number of Day of Event
|Fees Retained by Event
||Fees Remitted to
||The first 500
||$1.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
||$2.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
||The next 500
||$1.25 per Day of Event Mbr.
||$1.75 per Day of Event Mbr.
||The next 1000
||$1.50 per Day of Event Mbr.
||$1.50 per Day of Event Mbr.
||The next 2000
||$1.75 per Day of Event Mbr.
||$1.25 per Day of Event Mbr.
||$2.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
||$1.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
- Associated with the new fee schedule is also a scale of
Value-In-Kind Benefits linked to each Step of the new schedule.
The value in-kind or soft benefits component of a new schedule of BC
Athletics Day of Event membership fee sharing would apply and have
benefit for both the Sanctioned Event and BC Athletics/Divisions.
The in-kind benefits to Club/Event Organizing Committee and BC
Athletics (the Divisions of) from sanctioned events are to be linked to
the Day of Event Membership fee retained by the sanctioned event and
that returned to BC Athletics. The guiding principles are:
- that the more retained by the sanctioned event the more the event
can provide to grow their participation and/or quality of their
- that the more that is retained by the event, the greater the value
in-kind benefits to the association/division within the event.
The following will developed and linked to the steps in the new Fee
For the sanctioned events the benefits, financial and in-kind
benefits (in addition to the standard benefits already provided) include
and in no particular order:
- an incentive to help grow participation in the event through the
establishment of a new sharing formula for the day of event
- enabling prize money or enhanced prize money through the retaining
of more day of event membership revenue, based on a new sharing
- sport promotional information - provided by the association and
put in participants event/race packages;
- for member clubs, information on where to get location and contact
information - provided by the association and put in participants
- for children and families - information on kids programs -
provided by the association and put in participants event/race
- provision for the display and distribution of event information
brochures at the BC Athletics booth at event expos;
- a review of the electronic version of the Calendar of Events which
includes the consideration of the idea for a two tiered calendar:
- the first calendar being only those events that are sanctioned
by BC Athletics and other Prov/Terr or Nat'l Athletics
- the second calendar - linked from the first calendar, would be
the full calendar of all events, with the highlighting and
bolding as is currently presented;
- a calendar of events listing fee for non sanctioned events;
- a partnership with the divisions of the association to provide
assistance for regional level seminars and/or guest speakers in
conjunction with a sanctioned event in that region.
These value-in-kind benefits will be linked in a progressive format
to provide more to the event as the Day of Event Membership
participation increases and as a result more of the Day of Event
membership revenue is retained by the Club/Event Organizing Committee.
For BC Athletics/Divisions of the value-in-kind benefits to be linked
to the steps in the new Fee Sharing Schedule include and in no
- association/division information - in participants event/race
- information on clubs - where to get location and contact
information - in participants event/race package;
- Athletics (the sport) promotional material that is specific to
various parts of the sport e.g. road running - in participants
- information on kids programs - in participants event/race package;
- association division logo on event entry forms/information
- signage at sanctioned events;
- booth space at event expo and/or the event;
- recognition at some level as a sponsor or supporter of the
- designation of Day of Event revenue retained by the club to go to
prize money in the event;
association/division representative participation in event awards
presentations - as appropriate.
These value-in-kind benefits will be linked in a progressive format
to provide more exposure to BC Athletics/Divisions in the event as the
Day of Event Membership participation increases and as a result less Day
of Event membership revenue per person is returned to BC Athletics.
The materials referenced in the above value-in-kind benefits would be
a responsibility of the association.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS ADVISORY
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Ethics in Sport (CCES)
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CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events
highlighted in yellow) with contact information - all 2004 calendars:
Track & Field
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
see Track & Field above
Track & Field
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