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ISSUE #9-2004
Wednesday, March 3, 2004

In this issue:

  • BC Athletics launches School Page
  • Canadian Master Track & Field Championships
  • Coaching Scholarships

From the BC Athletics Office
Road Running
Cross Country & Trail Running
Track & Field
PacificSport
Courses & Clinics
Coaching
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE

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.


ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RUNNING COURSE MEASUREMENT SEMINAR

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

TIMEX BC ROAD RUNNING SERIES

Race #3
Kamloops Spring Run-Off 10K, March 14th
www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/kamloops_details.htm


CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com

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).


TRACK & FIELD

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


PACIFICSPORT

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.


COURSES & CLINICS

HIGH PERFORMANCE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING WORKSHOP - AL VERMEIL

March 27-28, 2004
9am to 5pm - Saturday-Sunday
Simon Fraser University, WMC 3220

A chance to see one of the world's best present on the topic of Strength and Conditioning for high performance athletes.

Al Vermeil is the only strength coach to have World Championship rings from BOTH the NFL and the NBA. He is also the only strength coach who has been in the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball. Al was honored by being one of the initial inductees to the Strength Coaches Hall of Fame in June 2003.

His knowledge and implementation of new techniques and training methods have made Vermeils programs highly visible and respected throughout the sports world. He has developed successful training programs in a wide variety of sports including football, basketball, baseball and golf.

Key topics to be covered:

  • The Union of Common Sense and Science: The Benefits of Scientific Rationale When Selecting Training and Exercise Methods
  • Incorporating New School Methods of Testing, Evaluating, and Injury Prevention into a Group Training Setting
  • Program Planning: The Development and Application of a Program for All Sports
  • Integrating the Five Components of Training: Work capacity, strength, explosive power, plyometric training, team sport speed - plus, making Olympic lifting easy
  • Plus, a special emphasis on training for football, basketball and other sports, including pre-season and in-season training

Registration Info:

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.


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

"INSIDE COACHING"

Official newsletter of the NCCP. 
www.coach.ca/e/inside_coaching/index.htm


REMINDERS

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 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS NOW POSTED


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 


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 e-mail btownsen@sfu.ca

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 

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 bradwallbank@shaw.ca with a copy to the BC Athletics office at brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org

BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004

www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm

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:

Track & Field

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm  2004 Draft version

Road Running

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm  2004 Draft version January - May

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  2004 Draft version

Race Walking

see Track & Field above


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.