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Wednesday, March 3, 2004
In this issue:
- BC Athletics launches School Page
- Canadian Master Track & Field Championships
- Coaching Scholarships
From the BC Athletics Office
Cross Country & Trail Running
Track & Field
Courses & Clinics
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 email@example.com.
ROAD RUNNING COURSE MEASUREMENT SEMINAR
May 8 & 9 2004
For information please contact Evan Fagan at (250) 598-2813 or by email
TIMEX BC ROAD RUNNING SERIES
Kamloops Spring Run-Off 10K, March 14th
CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING
2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:
2004 MOUNTAIN RUNNING SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE CANADIAN MOUNTAIN
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Angie (email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail address: Canadian Masters Championships, PO Box 48153, 40 Midlake
Blvd., SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3C9
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:
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
- 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
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 email@example.com or by phone at
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 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.
Official newsletter of the NCCP.
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
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
Order on-line or print out an order form to mail in:
(publications order form)
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS ADVISORY
Nutritional Supplements - Advisory from the Canadian Centre for
Ethics in Sport (CCES)
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
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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
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: email@example.com.
Further updates will be provided as the position is reviewed and a process
undertaken to fill this role with BC Athletics. Thank you.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with a copy to the BC Athletics office at email@example.com.
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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