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ISSUE #31-2004
Thursday, August 12, 2004

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: sam.collier@bcathletics.org 

In this issue:

  • Birth Announcement
  • Contacting our athletes in Athens
  • Functional Cross Training Camp for athletes
  • Vancouver Island Cross Country Series
  • Officials Expense Claims

From the BCA office
Track & Field
Road Running
Cross Country & Trail Running
Officials
Courses, Clinics, Seminars
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


FROM THE BCA OFFICE

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Carol and Derek Hansen are proud to announce the newest addition to their family as their healthy baby boy, Callum Derek Hansen, was born on Monday August 9th. The couple are now back at home resting in Vancouver and are enjoying the new experience of parenthood with family and close friends.
Congratulations, Carol and Derek!

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TRACK & FIELD

CONTACTING OUR ATHLETES IN ATHENS

Athletics Canada will have a CONTACT US section in the Olympic Subsite that will be available by Friday, August 13. From there, people will be able to e-mail the team through Athletics Canada's regular e-mail address athcan@athletics.ca

We will request to write on the subject line the name of the athlete that the people would like to reach (or a general message to all the team). Once we have them separated by recipient, we re-send them to Mission Staff in Athens who will deliver messages to the athletes or post them on a board for the team in general.


WEST COAST INVITATIONAL DECATHLON - AUGUST 21-22

The West Coast Invitational Decathlon will be taking place August 21-22 for persons 16 and over. All abilities are encouraged to participate. There will be many prizes, a BBQ to follow the final day and an after party for those over 19. To enter, email Dan Mezheritsky at dan_mez@hotmail.com


NikeRunDown: FASTEST KID IN CANADA

www.nikespeed.com/canada

The search is on for the fastest kid in the country. Starting today, teens can register for NikeRunDown - a national 35m head-to-head competition involving a series of regional events designed to declare the fastest male and female high school athlete. Teens can enter online at www.nikespeed.com/canada. The program involves a charitable component that aims to raise $100,000 to help kids overcome the financial barriers associated with organized sports.

"This is the biggest challenge of this kind ever issued to Canadian youth and we're psyched that kids will be going head-to-head in a speed competition," said Derek Kent, Head of Corporate Communications, Nike Canada Ltd. "NikeRunDown isn't just for kids on the track team. Regardless if it's football, rugby, basketball or soccer that is your sport of choice - if you're fast, we want you."

Not only will the male and female winner get the bragging rights of being the fastest in the country, they will also win a large billboard in their local area featuring their photo, a trophy, time with elite Nike Canada athletes and a banner raising in their honour. Prizes will also be awarded to the regional winners.

NikeRunDown will involve 35m qualifying races in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto. Youth aged 13-18 are eligible to race. The fastest three boys and girls from each city will then advance to the finals in Toronto. To gain access to the NikeRunDown, participants and spectators are asked to contribute $1 toward the purchase of a funky, red wristband with "Slow Sucks", "Be Fast or Be Last" and/or "Run Fast. Brag Slowly". The wristbands will be available at NikeRunDown events and select retailers. All wristband proceeds will go to KidSportTM Canada, an organization that assists youth in overcoming the financial barriers that limit their involvement in organized sport. Nike will match every dollar spent by the time of the finals in September. Nike's fundraising aim is $100,000 and the public is welcome to purchase the wristbands to help hit our goal.

"By purchasing a NikeRunDown event wristband you are helping kids in need gain access to sports programs, events and equipment that they wouldn't otherwise have access to," said Pete Quevillon, KidSportTM Provincial Director, Sport BC. "With the generosity of Canadians and Nike, KidSportTM is able to instil the love of sport in kids in communities across the country."

The program announcement coincides with the launch of Nike's new Speed campaign. Similar to NikeRunDown, the integrated campaign is a manifestation of Nike's obsession with speed and includes a complete collection of apparel, footwear and accessories designed to allow athletes of all levels to be the fastest they can be.

The dates for the qualifying races are as follows:

Sun Centre, Currie Barracks, Calgary, Saturday, August 21
Beatty Street Armoury, Vancouver, Sunday, August 22
Pier 20, Halifax, Saturday, August 28
Marché Bonsecours, Montreal, Sunday, August 29
Downsview Park, Toronto, Friday, Sep. 3 & Saturday, Sep. 4

The Finals:

The Runway, Downsview Park Toronto Sunday, September 5


FUNCTIONAL CROSS TRAINING CAMP FOR ATHLETES

This two-month athletic training camp is for athletes of all ages and abilities and is designed to tear down improperly developed muscular systems and rebuild them to be more efficient.

As a result you will experience an enormous increase in athleticism and a significant decline in injuries. 

With the increase in speed, strength and endurance, you will have newfound confidence that comes from pushing yourself farther than you ever thought possible.

If you are serious about becoming a better athlete or regaining your athleticism from years past then this is the camp for you!

Main Goals:

- Increase Speed and Endurance
- Improve Agility and Coordination
- Prevent injuries

Each session will take about an hour and include obstacle courses, hills, stairs and strength sessions that will test you physically and mentally each day. The camp is a challenging and fun environment for athletes of all ages.

Where: New Brighton Park, Vancouver. Near the PNE.
When: Registration and starting day will be August 24th at New Brighton Park. The Camp will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Who: The camp will be run by Curt Heywood, a former Commonwealth Games Pole Vault Medallist and member of the Canadian Track and Field team for 10 years. Heywood has been involved in the area of athletic enhancement as and international athlete and coach since 1988 and brings a state of the art style of functional training back to Canada from California and Oregon.

Please call (604) 767-2332 or email camps@functional-athletics.com to make reservations.


JOB POSTING - VANCOUVER THUNDERBIRDS TRACK AND FIELD CLUB

Position:

Track and Field and Cross Country Coach - grades 10 and under

Job description:

The Vancouver Thunderbird Track and Field Club is seeking a head coach for their developmental track and field and cross country programs. Duties include, but are not limited to:

1. Planning and implementing track and field practices three days per week. The average weekly commitment is approximately 10 hours.
2. Coordinating athlete registration for cross country and track and field meets, with the assistance of the club's registrar.
3. Attending all cross country and track and field meets in which developmental athletes are participating, and providing coaching and mentoring during meets.
4. Scheduling assistant coaches (provided by the club's university-aged athletes) to ensure that all event groups are taught.
5. Assuming partial responsibility for the Vancouver Thunderbirds Outreach Program.
6. Reporting regularly to the Head Coach on progress in the above-listed areas.

Required Skills:

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate well with youth and adolescent-aged children. Experience in basic track and field principles and an understanding of their application to young athletes is required. Basic computer literacy is mandatory.

Salary:

$6000 annually

Contact:

All applications are due by 5:00pm, Monday, August 16th, with interviews to follow. Please direct resumes, cover letters and references to Laurier Primeau, Head Track and Field Coach, Vancouver Thunderbirds, at: lprimeau@stgeorges.bc.ca


BC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARDS - DEADLINE AUGUST 31, 2004

It's that time of year again! The deadline for nominations for Junior Development Awards is AUGUST 31, 2004. Nomination forms and information can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/jdawardscrit.htm


2004 BC TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION LINKS:

BC MASTERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 19, 20 2004
RESULTS: www3.telus.net/langleymustangs/Langley%20PACIFIC%20RESULTS%202004.htm

BC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 26, 2004
Nanaimo BC - Nanaimo & District Track & Field Club
RESULTS: www.pentrack.org/TrackAndField/BCJDPentathlon/BCJDPent.htm

BC JUVENILE AND SENIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 26, 27 2004
Abbotsford BC - Valley Royals Track & Field Club
RESULTS: www.valleyroyals.org/results/2004_BC_Juv_Sr_International.htm

BC JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

July 2, 3, 4 2004
RESULTS: www.ktfc.org/Jack%20Brow%20Final%20Results%202004.htm

BC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

July 23, 24, 25 2004
Kamloops, BC - Kamloops Track & Field Club
RESULTS: http://members.shaw.ca/kamloopstfc/bcjd_champs.htm

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ROAD RUNNING

TIMEX BC ROAD RUNNING SERIES - SERIES FINAL AWARDS

At the last event: Labour Day Weekend 8km
Steveston Community Centre - Richmond

2004 BC ROAD RUNNING RANKINGS NOW AVAILABLE

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

MEASUREMENT OF ROAD RACE COURSES

IAAF Publication "The Measurement of Road Race Courses", Second Edition 2004 is now available at www.iaaf.org/downloads/manuals/index.html

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CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING CAMP - WHISTLER, BC

** ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER **

Winter confirms attendance at this year's camp

Chris Winter, although heading off to the University of Oregon, has confirmed he will make our camp his starting point in his quest for cracking the Ducks strong Cross-country squad. He has also agreed to share his experiences at the World Cross Country Championships and what it takes to compete at that level. We also have a surprise guest Olympian scheduled to join in the fun at the camp and discuss what it takes to excel in cross-country. This camp is a great opportunity for any young aspiring high school runner to learn how to train and compete and get the most out of each muscle fibre. In addition to training runs both in the valley and up in the alpine, there will activities including strength & conditioning sessions, a nutrition workshop and several workshops that focus on running technique, 'be tough' mental training and planned social activities in the evenings. Best of all will be the wind-up dinner where we celebrate our 5 days of extreme fun and challenges. Please hurry up and register so you won't be disappointed.

When: Friday August 27 - Wednesday September 1, 2004.
Location: Whistler BC.
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


VANCOUVER ISLAND CROSS COUNTRY SERIES

A new schedule for the 2004-2005 Vancouver Island Cross Country Series, September-March is now up at www.bcathletics.org/main/cross_country.htm#series

1940'S - 2000 RESULTS FROM BC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Maurice Wilson has been collecting BC Cross Country results from past decades from a variety of sources. After some sleuthing has been completed they will be put on the BC Athletics web site. If you can assist with what is missing please forward them to mdwilson@telus.net

Missing Results:

2000
1992
1989
1985
1981
1973 and earlier


2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

Entry forms are now available on the website: www.bcxcchampionships.com

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OFFICIALS

OFFICIALS EXPENSE CLAIMS

BC Athletics officials should be aware that the new Expense Claim Form is on the B. C. Athletics Web Page (updated August 11, 2004). To access the form, go to www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm. Scroll to the bottom of the list to Miscellaneous, and click on Expense Claim Form. The form has two columns, one that has information for Officials and one for general use. Legitimate expenses will be reimbursed but only if submitted on this form and are accompanied by the appropriate receipts. The old form will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the sender delaying payment. Please notify officials who do not have access to the web site of this change.

Thank you.

Anne Lansdell, Chair
BC Athletics Branch Officials Committee

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COURSES, CLINICS, SEMINARS

TRACK & FIELD OFFICIALS WORKSHOP - Levels 1 & 2

Location: Seniors Games Society, 1103 Main Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5E6
Date/Time: Saturday, August 14/04 - 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Bring: A bag lunch and drink.

Instructor: Murray & Darlene Hainer of Vernon - BC Athletics Provincial, National, International Track & Field Officials.

This course is for those individuals who want to learn or have some experience in Track & Field Officiating but do not have any certification. Learn the basics plus the more advanced procedures of TRACK & FIELD OFFICIATING. The course includes an orientation to the officiating of Track & Field events, the details of Officiating, Rules and Tips on being a Fair and Responsible Official and the administrative procedures for paper flow. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Track & Field Officiating and continue your Officials Training and Certification. This Level 2 course, along with practical officiating experience, is required as part of the Level 2 Officials Certification program.

Registration: http://www.bcathletics.org/officialsws_aug14.htm


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:
www.coaches.bc.ca/ 

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 SUMMER 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.

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REMINDERS

CANADA SUMMER GAMES CAMP RESCHEDULED

After much careful consideration, the Canada Summer Games Development Camp & Competition, health assessment and educational seminar for this upcoming weekend (July 16 - 18th) has been postponed to the fall of 2004.
Unfortunately, this is due to conflicting schedules with our local provincial athletes with competitions from the Canadian Seniors and Canadian Juniors.
Please note:
The Canada Games Development Camp (Fall 2004) will allow our identified and potential athletes and coaches to take part in a critical part of the preparation for the Canada Summer Games. This camp will include topics such as mental training, program planning, athlete health screening, nutrition & hydration and strength & conditioning. Furthermore, this Development Camp will be a critical part in the development, preparation and selection of the BC Team.
Details to be announced.
If you have any questions, please contact Peter Ogilvie at (604) 737-3176 or peterogilvie@bcathletics.org.

MARATHON TRAINING CLINIC - THE COMOX VALLEY COUNTRY ROADS MARATHON CLINIC

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 to: www.absolutelyrunning.com/clinics.html.

2004 PAN PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES

November 6 - 14 2004
www.mastersgames.com.au/sports/events/athletics.htm

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 available are:
1.) Track & Field
2.) Cross Country
3.) Road Running & Road Relays
4.) Marathon
5.) Ultra & trail
6.) Triathlon
For further information please contact Jerry Tighe at jerrytighe@bcathletics.org 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 assisting in finalizing the privacy policy and the ongoing review to 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: sam.collier@bcathletics.org 
Thank you.
Brian McCalder
Pres/CEO


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:

  1. 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.)
  2. 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 members.
  3. The new Day of Event Membership Fee sharing schedule is:
  Number of Day of Event 
Members Entered
Fees Retained by Event Fees Remitted to 
BC Athletics
Step 1 The first 500 $1.00 per Day of Event Mbr. $2.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 2 The next 500 $1.25 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.75 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 3 The next 1000 $1.50 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.50 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 4 The next 2000 $1.75 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.25 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 5 All remaining $2.00 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
  1. 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:

  1. that the more retained by the sanctioned event the more the event can provide to grow their participation and/or quality of their event; and
  2. 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 Sharing Schedule.

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 membership revenue;
  • enabling prize money or enhanced prize money through the retaining of more day of event membership revenue, based on a new sharing formula;
  • 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 event/race packages;
  • for children and families - information on kids programs - provided by the association and put in participants event/race packages;
  • 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 Associations;
    • 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 particular order:

  • association/division information - in participants event/race package;
  • 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 event/race package;
  • information on kids programs - in participants event/race package;
  • association division logo on event entry forms/information packages;
  • signage at sanctioned events;
  • booth space at event expo and/or the event;
  • recognition at some level as a sponsor or supporter of the sanctioned event;
  • 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

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

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

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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:

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

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tri.htm

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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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