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Wednesday, February 18, 2004
In this issue:
- 2004 JD Championships site confirmed
- Former Athletics Canada Chair Rolf Lund Passes Away (1937 -
- IAAF Technical Competition Rules 2004 - 2005 book now
available at BC Athletics
From the BC Athletics Office
Track & Field
FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE
IAAF TECHNICAL COMPETITION RULES 2004 - 2005 (with Canadian and BC
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
Please contact the BC Athletics office - email@example.com
FORMER ATHLETICS CANADA CHAIR ROLF LUND PASSES AWAY (1937 - 2004)
(February 16, 2004) It is with great sadness that we inform you that
Rolf Lund passed away Friday, February 13 after battling cancer, at the
age of 67.
Rolf was a retired Professor of Physical and Health Education at
Queen's University, and was former Athletic Director and Head Coach of
Track and Field and Cross Country. He is most fondly remembered as the
Chair of Athletics Canada and past Board member for more than a decade.
In addition, Rolf also served in many volunteer positions devoted to
- The founder and first Chair of the Sport Alliance of Ontario
- Past-President of the Ontario Track and Field Association
- Technical Chair of the Ontario Winter and Summer Games
The athletic community is deeply saddened by Rolf’s death; he will
be missed by all who were touched by him.
The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, February 17.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kingston
Regional Cancer Centre, Queen's University - Rolf Lund Bursary or the
charity of your choice in Rolf's memory.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS ADVISORY
Nutritional Supplements - Advisory from the Canadian Centre for
Ethics in Sport (CCES)
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS NOW POSTED
2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:
TIMEX BC ROAD RUNNING SERIES
TRACK & FIELD
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
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at firstname.lastname@example.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.
2005 SILENT AUCTION REQUEST
The silent auction held at the BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet each
year is always a high point in the Annual General Meeting/Awards Banquet
weekend. We'd like to improve on a good thing and that means we have to
start planning now. Clubs, Sponsors and Members are asked to contact BC
Athletics as early as possible (even now) and let us know what you will be
able to donate for the 2005 Silent Auction. Our goal is to get pictures
and/or descriptions of the items up on the website well before the event.
If you have items to donate or would like further information contact Sam
Collier at email@example.com
or Ph: (604) 737-3177.
PACIFICSPORT NATIONAL ENDURANCE CENTRE - VANCOUVER & B.C.
ATHLETICS PRESENTS A UNIQUE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
This is your invitation to work out with members of the Canadian
World Cross Country Team.
An incredible opportunity to train and learn from Leah Pells, Emilie
Mondor, Tina Connelly, Chris Winter, Sam Pawluk, Mark Bomba, Matt
Johnston, Peter Cardle, Jerry Ziak, Scott McLellan, Allison Rendell,
Cindy O’Krane & many others.
Where: Jericho Beach Park – Cross Country Loop
When: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Following the workout there will be a CLINIC at UBC.
Where: UBC War Memorial Gym, Room 100,
6081 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC
When: Saturday, February 21, 2004
Time: 12:30 PM
Lunch: UBC cafeteria is open or bring your lunch to the clinic.
12:30 PM – EMILIE MONDOR
Canadian World Class Cross Country and
- recovery tools
- recovery and her own experiences
- your knowledge of your abilities
- world class athletes and beliefs (way of life)
1:00 PM – Dr. LINDA THYER
Former national team member, Canadian
team doctor for the World Cross Country Championships in Brussels,
IRON DEFICIENCY IN ENDURANCE ATHLETES
NATURAL RESOURCES of IRON AND SUPPLEMENTS
1:45 PM – Dr. ROB NIELSEN, Dr. GERRY RAMODIGA
chiropractors, instructors and providers of active release techniques.
RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS,
TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
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
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
- 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
- Regional Series support for Track & Field, Road and Cross
- Website maintenance, enhancement and electronic communication to all
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
|Number of Participants in Event
||Fee Retained by Event Organizer
||Fee Returned to BC Athletics
|1 to 5000
|5001 to 10,000
|10,001 to 15,000
|15,001 and over
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
Rationale for the Motion:
- The sliding scale enhances the return to those events that increase
- 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
and to the Chair of the Board of Directors, Tom Hastie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
WOMEN IN COACHING NATIONAL RETREAT
The 2004 Women in Coaching National Coach Retreat will be held on March
19-21, 2004. The retreat is designed to address the dramatic
under-representation of women coaches at the high performance level by
providing opportunities for professional development and networking.
For more information on the nomination process, costs, location, and
facilitators etc., please visit the Women in Coaching website at: www.coach.ca/WOMEN/e/grants/retreat.htm
SPRING BREAK CAMP
6th Annual Spring Break Camp
March 15th and 16th - 10-3pm
Walnut Grove Secondary School Langley, B.C.
Open to all youth aged 12 years and older and Teachers, Parents, Coaches
interested in learning more about track and field. This will be a
practical two day camp with instruction from Nationally Certified Coaches
in Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles, Throws and Distances.
For more information please contact Brit Townsend at 604-291-3382 or
SELECTION PRINCIPLES 2004 IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
IAAF HANDBOOK NOW ON-LINE
The IAAF is pleased to announce that the English version of the latest
edition of the IAAF Competition Rules, which includes Anti-Doping Rules
and Rules related to Disputes, has just been added to the download section
of the IAAF web site.
Pay particular attention to:
#141 - Rules for Age Groups
#191.7 - Hammer Handles
183.11 - Pole Vault - pole tape
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further updates will be provided as the position is reviewed and a process
undertaken to fill this role with BC Athletics. Thank you.
Marijuana Prohibited in the Canadian Domestic Doping Control Program
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - CALL FOR REPRESENTATIVES AT LARGE
Anyone interested in serving as a representative at large on the BC
Athletics Junior Development Committee is asked to submit your expression
of interest which includes a brief resume of experiences inside Athletics
and involvement with club programs and organization and any committee
involvement outside of Athletics. At the present time the following
positions are open:
One 1 year term - Representative at Large
Three 2 year terms - Representative at Large
Expressions of interest with requested information are to be forwarded to
Brad Wallbank - Chair, BC Athletics Junior Development Committee at email@example.com
with a copy to the BC Athletics office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
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:
Track & Field
2004 Draft version
2004 Draft version January - May
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
2004 Draft version
see Track & Field above
Track & Field
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