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Friday, March 18, 2005
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In this issue:
- 2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp - Register Now!
- David Weicker of Qualicum Beach, B.C., appointed president and
chairman of Sports Officials Canada
- Ready, Set, Go, Run Jump Throw April 9, 2005 - Bear Creek Park,
- Rising Stars in Athletics - Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell
- Race Directors' Survey
- BC Athletics Committee Meetings for 2005
- Canadian Team to the World Mountain Running Championships
- Kaitlyn Riley Connelly has arrived!
- Performance Director Head Office, Wellington location
- Podium - Canadian Olympic Committee Newsletter
- USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2005 Junior Development NEWS Conference Meets - Hosts Needed
Bids are solicited for the holding of a NEWS Meet to introduce athletes
to the five events of the Pentathlon. Athletes may compete in as many
events as they choose and they will be rated on the Pentathlon Scale. This
meet is meant as a learning meet for new athletes, parents, coaches and
officials and as a warm up to the season.
As help is received from all the clubs competing this is an opportunity
for a smaller club to hold a meet. Financial assistance will be received.
David Weicker of Qualicum Beach, B.C., appointed president and
chairman of Sports Officials Canada
OTTAWA - David Weicker of Qualicum Beach, B.C., was recently appointed
president and chair of Sports Officials Canada at the organization's
inaugural general meeting which determined its first board of directors.
Weicker is an international track and field official who recently
retired from a successful administrative career with the province of
British Columbia. A former international athlete, he is the chairman of
the national officials committee for Athletics Canada and was recently
appointed to the technical official panel for the organization that
encompasses track and field in North and Central America and the Carribean.
Diving official Nancy Brawley of Kitchener, Ont., and basketball
official Paul Deshaie of Sherbrooke, Que., were appointed vice presidents
while paddling official Judy Tutty of Mississauga, Ont., continues to
serve as secretary/treasurer.
Also elected to the board were wrestling official John Dawson of Sarnia,
Ont., and track and field and volleyball official Jane Edstrom of
Allen Rae of Ottawa, SOC president since its incorporation in 2003,
remains on the board as past president.
''I am extremely pleased with the strength and diversity of the new
board,'' said Rae. ''And I look forward to continuing to being a member of
the SOC Board.''
Sports Officials Canada Officiels Sportifs is a federally incorporated
national organization dedicated to increasing public awareness,
understanding and recognition of the importance of promoting excellence in
sports officiating. The programs of the SOC are generously supported by
Sport Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Fox 40 International Inc.
and the Adup Corporation.
For more information contact:
David Weicker, President, SOC, tel: 250-752-7234.
Allen Rae, Past President, SOC, tel: 613-731-6981.
Kaitlyn Riley Connelly has arrived!
Congratulations to Tina and Brendan Connelly & big sister Shelby on
the arrival of Kaitlyn Riley Connelly on March 13, 2005.
2004 CABC Coach of the Year Awards -
Nomination Deadline April 15, 2005
The purpose of the Coach of the Year Awards is to recognize a history
and dedication to coaching in British Columbia. Each recipient will be
selected for their outstanding achievement in the category in which they
have been nominated, and for their unique contribution to the advancement
and well-being of athletes and their sport. The award does not reflect the
accomplishments and contributions of the coach in any one year. The award
is designed to recognize contributions the coach has made to his/her sport
and its athletes over a number of years.
Each recipient of a CABC Coach of the Year Award will receive a bursary
of $250 from the Bob Bearpark Coaching Bursary Fund, a free five year CABC
membership and a coveted CABC baseball cap!
For more information and to submit your nominations online at:
Rising Stars in Athletics - Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell
This week's profile is on 2004 BC High School Champion, 2004 Canadian
Juvenile Champion and the 2004 Nike Rundown "Fastest kid in
Canada" Champion - Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell.
Born: January 27, 1987
Club: Vancouver Thunderbirds
Coach: Laurier Primeau
Event: 400m & 400mH
2004 Best Performance & Ranking:
200m (25.19) - BC: Juv/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 11th
400m (56.07) - BC: Juv/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 3rd
400mH (60.77*) - BC: Juv/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 1st
IAAF World Youth Ranking: 21st
2004 BC High School 400m Hurdles Champion and Record Holder
2004 Canadian National Legion 400m Hurdles Champion
2004 Canadian Junior Championships - 7th
2004 Nike Rundown "Fastest kid in Canada" Champion
* Established new BC High School, BC Juvenile & Canadian Youth Record
in the 400m Hurdles
Track & Field Team Selection:
2004 BC Juvenile Team
2004 BC Junior Team
BC Athletics Committee Meetings for 2005
Dates for 2005 committee meetings will be posted in the BC Athletics
Bulletin as they become available along with contact information for the
Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee
Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - firstname.lastname@example.org
April 3, 2005
June 26, 2005
July 24, 2005
Branch Officials Committee
Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - email@example.com
2005 dates- TBA
Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 dates - TBA
Road Running Committee
Contact: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
2005 dates - TBA
Junior Development Committee
Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Clements - email@example.com
2005 dates - TBA
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 dates - TBA
Track and Field
Ready, Set, Go Sponsored by the NEWS Conference Committee
When: April 9, 2005 begins at 10:00am
Hosted by: South Fraser Track and Field Club
Location: Bear Creek Park, 88th Avenue & King George Highway, Surrey,
Entry Fee: $5.00 per athlete for the day, no limit on number of events
Registration: There will be day of meet registration only.
Events: 100M, 400M, 800M, 1500M, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot put, Discus
Awards: Ribbons 1st - 8th in each age class.
Spike Length: Maximum spike length on track and horizontal jumps is 5mm.
Age Class: Junior Development, ages 9 - 15 (born 1996-1990)
Fun events for Track Rascals - ages 6, 7 and 8 year olds (born 97-99)
Track events will be run oldest to youngest and girls before boys. Age
groups will be combined together if the entries are small, but they will
be awarded separately.
Schedule is subject to change, check www.southfraser.org
for more info.
Race Directors' Survey
Dear Road Race Organizers/Directors:
Athletics Canada through the Run Canada Committee and with the support
of the Provincial Branches of Athletics Canada and their Road Running
Committees/Divisions/Associations, has initiated a process through a
survey to Road Race Organizers/Directors, to gather and review information
- the road race you organize and details relating to your race;
- the road race sanctioning process in each province/territory;
- the requirements for sanctioning road races;
- your understanding of the benefits to sanctioning road races;
- what benefits you would like to see from a sanction;
- the value to the road races of sanctioning;
- how value for sanctioning can be enhanced;
- your ideas, suggestions or models to determine the future of road
race sanctioning in Canada.
The goal of this initiative is "To create a uniform process across
the country, administered provincially and nationally, so that races are
treated equally and runners know what to expect from a sanctioned
The responses to the survey will be put into a report which could serve
as the basis for discussions at and possible recommendations from a Race
Directors meeting to be held in Ottawa, May 26/05 and the Athletics Canada
Annual General Meeting of May 27, 28, 29, 2005.
This survey is located on the BC Athletics website at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/acsurvey_rr.pdf
and will also be sent directly to as many BC road race
organizers/directors as possible.
Please take the opportunity to provide your input.
Thank you very much.
BC Athletics Board of Directors
BC Athletics Road Running Committee
Cross Country and Trail Running
Canadian Team to the World Mountain Running Championships
COURSES & SEMINARS
The PacificSport Regional Sport Centre, Greater Vancouver, is planning
to have another 'Coaches Breakfast' on March 21, 2005 from 7:30 am to
9:00am. The topic will be on 'Coach Burnout' as identified from our last
breakfast and we are pleased to have internationally recognized coach Tim
Frick to discuss the topic.
Coaches of NCCP levels 1-3 are invited to listen and learn from the
knowledge and experiences offered by a NCI graduate. The generosity of
having a higher-level coach allows for our young and upcoming coaches to
share together what they have learned in their years, coaching within the
school and community. This is an excellent opportunity for coaches to
learn, reflect and apply concepts for themselves so they can avoid coach
When: March 21st, 7:30am - 9:00am
Who: Tim Frick, 3 time Paralympic Gold Medal Coach
A multi-sport enthusiast, but team sports always held a big spot in his
Took the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team to its third
consecutive Paralympic gold medal in Sydney in 2000, defeating Australia
46-27. The team is now undefeated in 43 straight championship tournament
Coach Frick has the theory, the technical expertise, and the practical
training to make him one of the best in the world.
Hear what has done to prevent "Coach Burnout" and choose a
Location: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 777 Pacific Boulevard,
Online Registration is also available at www.pacificsport.com
under CSC Vancouver site. Make sure you RSVP as soon as possible as space
If you would like to register or have any questions in regards to the
'Coaches Breakfast' please contact email@example.com
Coaching Certification 2005
Information regarding the new NCCP program can be found on the CABC
website: www.coaches.bc.ca/. 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.
Any coaches interested in upgrading their current coaching level(s) or
new coaches wanting to become certified during 2005 should
email Peter Ogilvie at email@example.com.
Please include the following information:
- the city/ region you live in.
- the event group area (i.e. - distance, sprints & hurdles,
throws, jumps) you wish to take the coaching level course in.
- the level of course you wish to take
- the current coaching level you have (or please indicate if you are
new to coaching)
- your contact details (i.e. - current phone number, email, address
Clinics and Camps
2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp - Register Now!
The purpose of this training camp is to bring athletes and their
coaches together in an environment to further develop their skills in
preparation for the upcoming 2005 Canada Summer Games.
This camp will have a strong focus on the hands-on applications of
skills development and will offer an opportunity for our future athletes -
juveniles, juniors and seniors to gather important training tips and to
meet and reacquaint themselves with each other and coaches in their event
What: 2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp
When: Saturday, April 2nd & Sunday, April 3rd 2005
Registration: 10:30 am registration on Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
Where: Burnaby Central Secondary, Burnaby, BC
Who: The camp is open to all athletes between the ages of 16 to 23 and
Register now to guarantee your t-shirt order!
CSG Spring Break Camp details www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/csgcampreg.pdf
On-line registration https://bladesssl.netnation.com/~forms/csgcamp_reg.htm
NorWesters Spring Break Track and Field Training March 21, 2005 -
April 1, 2005
Spring Break Track & Field Jump Start Training for High School
Spring Break Track & Field Jump Start Training for Elementary
School Athletes http://norwesterstandf.com/english/documents/2005_elem_camp.pdf
Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
NorWesters Track & Field Club looking for JD Coaches
NorWesters Track and Field Club is looking for assistant coaches to
work with their Grade 3 to 6 Junior Development athletes. Great for
someone who wants to train in coaching track and field as the club will
pay for training. Applicants who have experience competing in hurdles,
throws or jumps will have an advantage. Those who have completed Level 1
NCCP in track and field, or higher, will be paid. This is a great
opportunity for those wanting to enter the teaching profession or just
earn a little from April to July. Phone Dawn Copping at 604-929-3554.
Performance Director Head Office, Wellington location
Athletics New Zealand is the IAAF approved national sporting
organization that facilitates the opportunities and participation of New
Zealanders in the global Sport of Athletics.
This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity which asks for experience
and skill sets in a range of areas including:
- Development and implementation of a talent identification strategy.
- Development of a High Performance strategic plan and programme.
- Stakeholder management across broad ranging audiences including
Coaches, Athletes, Clubs, Centres and other organizations.
- A working relationship with key partner organizations such as SPARC,
the New Zealand Olympics Committee, corporate sponsors and members of
the Charities Gaming Association or similar.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Staff management and development.
The position does incorporate the need for national travel, possibly
some international travel, and will also require some weekend work.
Athletics NZ fosters a performance culture that encourages athletes and
coaches to train like winners! This is a great opportunity to join an
organization really going places!
ATHLETICS FIRST: FUN, FITNESS AND SUCCESS
Applications close 5pm Friday, 1 April 2005.
For a copy of the position description, or to apply, visit our website www.powerhousepeople.co.nz.
Alternatively, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
quoting reference number V10206.
For further information contact Michele Walls-Bennett or Michael Algar
on +64 4 931 9444.
Podium - Canadian Olympic Committee Newsletter
March 2005: www.olympic.ca/EN/newsletters/email19.shtml
USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine
Athletics Canada Call for Nominations
Athletics Canada Board of Directors - Female Athlete Representative
The one (1) female athlete representative candidate will serve for a
two year term (May 2005 - May 2007). The voting and nomination process is
restricted to senior and junior athletes who have been on a National Team
within the last four years.
Nominations are to be received by March 31, 2005 by email, mail or fax
to the attention of Michele Edmiston-Hurter (email@example.com)
at Athletics Canada.
For further information and the nomination form please go to the
Athletics Canada website at:
Athletics Canada Chair of the Board and Director-At-Large
Chair or the Board:
1 position - 2 year term
2 positions - 2 year term
1 position - 1 year term
For full details and nomination forms please go to the Athletics Canada
Playground to PODIUM: Sport Talent Search - Winter Sport recruitment
camps to identify talent for 2010
The Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search will be making six stops
across the province in March 2005.
The stops in Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Nelson and Prince
George will provide the opportunity to test young athletes between the
ages of 16 - 23 for potential talent in a number of winter sports.
Dependent on the results of the testing during the Playground to
Podium: Sport Talent Search identified athletes may be invited to a sport
specific camp to be organized by the provincial sport organization.
The provincial sport organizations may also decide to extend an
invitation to the most successful young athletes to participate in a High
Performance Camp with the provincial or national development program.
Youth participating in the Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search
will be tested using a number of physical fitness parameters and tests.
Young athletes from all sport disciplines are encouraged to participate
(i.e.: gymnastics, dance, diving, cycling, etc.). Although no specific
winter sport experience is necessary, this opportunity is being offered to
those young athletes who are physically fit and have medical clearance
from their family physician to exert themselves to a maximum effort.
Age, Height, Weight
Beep Test (20m shuttle test)
For more complete details on the Playground to Podium: Sport Talent
Search you can access a printable version at: www.pacificsport.com/Images/pdfgallery/
or you are invited to contact:
Nicole Miller, PacificSport
Team Leader - Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search
Tel: (604) 730-7271
COC Calls for Applications for the 2005 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership
and Sport Scholarship
Athlete Declaration Form and Event/Best Performance 2005
Hammer Handle Rule Deferred
IAAF Council Meetings - December 04/05 2004 - Helsinki, Finland
Council agreed to defer the implementation of the rule, due to be
introduced January 1, 2005 until at least January 1, 2006, to allow
manufacturers to comply with the new requirements.
Interested in helping out with BC School Sports?
You can make a difference! This is a much needed call to all alumni,
current athletes, parents and coaches that would be willing to donate a
couple of hours per week (March until June 2005) to help develop a
coaching assistance program for our school sports system. Please email Peter Ogilvie - firstname.lastname@example.org
at BC Athletics if you want to take part in this program for 2005.
World Anti-doping Agency
See the following link for:
1. 2005 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
2. 2005 Monitoring Program (substances being monitored by WADA in order to
detect patterns of misuse in sport.
3. 2005 Summary of Modifications vis-a-vis 2004 Prohibited List
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
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
see Track & Field above
Track & Field
TEAM SELECTION AND RELATED INFORMATION
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.