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Friday, May 20, 2005
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In this issue:
- Francophone Games - Selection Criteria
- Medical and vaccination information for the Francophone Games
- Canadian Track and Field Championships 10,000m - Technical Package
- 2005 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic Needs
- Invitational Elementary Schools 4x100m
- Elwood Wylie Memorial Meet Update
- Nettey Sets Canadian Youth Record
- Olga Kotelko Awarded a YWCA Women of Distinction Award
- BC Racewalk Championships Update
- Canadian Cross Country Championships Call for Committee Members
- Level 1 Officials Clinic - Kamloops BC
- BC Athletics Pole Vault Regional Training Group Opportunity -
- 2005 National Relays Camp
- Rising Stars in Athletics - Brandt Fralick
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Rising Stars in Athletics - Brandt Fralick
This week's profile is on 2004 BC High School Champion & BC
Juvenile Champion - Brandt Fralick.
Club: Kelowna Track & Field Club
Coach: Tim Bates
Event: 100m & 200m
2004 Best Performance & Ranking:
100m - (10.88) - BC: Juvenile/ 1st CAN: Juvenile/ 3rd
200m - (21.91) - BC: Juvenile/ 1st CAN: Juvenile/ 4th
2004 BC High School 100 & 200m Champion
2004 BC Juvenile 100 & 200m Champion
Track & Field Team Selection:
2004 BC Junior Team
TEAM BC - Canada Summer Games Development Program
This competitive opportunity will focus on the application of training
that was done at the CSG Track & Field Camp on April 2/3, 2005. This
competitive opportunity will focus on the application of training that was
done at the CSG Track & Field Camp on April 2/3, 2005.
Details to be released early next week...
BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards
Information available on the BC Athletics website at: www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm.
- BC Senior T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
- BC Junior T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
- BC Juvenile T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
- BC 15 Year Old T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria &
- Athlete Declaration Form & Event/Best Performance 2005
- 2005 Canada Summer Games - BC Team selection criteria &
- General criteria for funding support and BC Team selection
Olga Kotelko Awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction Award - Recreation,
Sport and Healthy Living.
Olga Kotelko plays second base for the North Shore slow-pitch and
competes in track and field in sprint, jumps and throws. So far, she has
amassed an astonishing 432 medals -- 401 gold -- and has received numerous
world, Canadian and B.C. records and trophies while competing both locally
and internationally. She is B.C.'s female Master track-and-field athlete
of the year for 2004. She's a member of the Optimists Club and helps in
bike and helmet safety programs. She teaches shot put. Olga started her
sporting career at age 70 and continues to inspire local athletes at age
2005 Espoo European Paralympics Championships - Selection Criteria
Francophone Games - Selection Criteria
Medical and vaccination information for the Francophone Games (Niamey,
Canadian Track and Field Championships 10,000m - Technical Package
Invitational Elementary Schools 4x100m
This annual event is proudly presented within the Harry Jerome
International track Classic as a means to promote, encourage, and develop
youth athletics in elementary schools throughout the Province of British
This year's competition will feature an exciting and dynamic series of
invitational races for grades 6 & 7 girls and boys.
Please note: the number of races have been limited and registration is
subject to first-come, first-serve availability.
Teams are allowed to enter younger runners to fill the space of a
missing older runner. There will be no mixed gender relay teams allowed.
Only School teams are allowed to run. All runners must attend the same
school. Timed final.
For more information, please visit: www.harryjerome.com
or click here for the registration
2005 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic Needs
The 2005 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic,
featuring the Pacific World Cup presented by Paystone.com, is looking for
energetic volunteers to help out at the meet - Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m. at
Burnaby's Swangard Stadium.
Help is required in a variety of areas, from ushering to parking to
setup/take down to results. This meet traditionally attracts international
athletes from all over the world, and past participants have included
world and Olympic champions.
To volunteer online - Go to the meet website, www.harryjerome.com
and access the Volunteers section for a sign-up form. Or, for more
information, e-mail contact is: email@example.com.
Be a part of this great event!
Summer 2005 Road Running Performance Clinic with John Hill
May 11, 2005 to September 21, 2005
For further information and a registration form:
Track & Field
Elwood Wylie Memorial Meet Update
Sprints and hurdles at the Elwood Wylie Memorial Meet will be hand
timed and performances will not be acceptable as qualifying times for
provincial and national teams. Middle distance and field performances will
Nettey Sets Canadian Youth Record
It so happens that in trying to cast a big enough net over the Mt SAC
results, I neglected to capture the performances from the high school
division. Unfortunate, too, as a few Canadians performed exceptionally
well. Sabrina Nettey led the way with first-place finishes in both the
long jump and triple jump. While her triple jump mark of 12.35m was short
of Tabia Charles' youth record of 12.95, it was head and shoulders above
the pack, nonetheless. Her long jump mark was at another level altogether.
In addition to the clear win in Walnut, Sabrina's jump of 6.17 metres
shattered Sarah Nelson's existing Canadian Youth Record of 5.94. This
isn't the first time Sabrina's made a statement. She'll be one to watch
over the next couple of years, to be sure. At 6.17m, the 15-year old could
challenge nationals at the senior level this summer. Showing that talent
runs in the family, Christabel Nettey, Sabrina's 13-year old sister, won
her division in the long jump with a leap of 5.74 metres. Parveen Dosanjh
was 9th at 5.12 metres. Continuing the Canadian long jump presence, Leo
Murray reached 6.68 metres in his long jump category to finish in 2nd
place, a shade behind the winner's mark of 6.73 metres. Not to leave all
the glory to the jumpers, Whitney Wellington's 200m time of 24.93 earned
her first place in the high school 200m. She was the only athlete to break
25 seconds in the race. Michelle van Ruyven was 7th. Great performances
from our athletes. Whenever you can keep pace with the Americans at that
level, you are doing something right. When you win, it is no small feat.
BC Racewalk Championships Update
The BC Junior & Senior Racewalk Championships (men's and women's
5km) will be held at the Review Kajaks International Track Classic on June
12, 2005. For more information, please visit: www.Kajaks.org/events/kajaksinternational.htm
Canadian Cross Country Championships
December 3, 2005
Jericho Park - Vancouver
Call for committee members and volunteers. If you would like to assist
with the planning and organizing of the Canadian Cross Country
Championships or to volunteer notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
604 - 737 - 3174.
Courses & Seminars
NCCP Level 1 Technical - Abbotsford
May 28 & 29, 2005
Location: Rotary Stadium (Swan Track), Abbotsford, BC (www.abbotsford.com/map/
- type in Legacy Bldg)
Course Conductor: Barb Vida, Certified Course Conductor, PacificSport
Regional Athletics Centre and Valley Royals T&F Coach.
NCCP Level 1 Technical - Penticton
May 28 & 29, 2005
Location: Rotary Stadium, Penticton, BC
Course Conductor: Amber Gilbert - Certified Course Conductor, PacificSport
Regional Sport Centre - Okanagan and Penticton & Kelowna T&F
Level 1 Officials Clinic - Kamloops
June 14th - 7:00pm
Sahali Sr. Sec. School - 255 Arrowstone Dr., Kamloops BC
For more information:
Ph: (604) 250-376-7690
Camps & Clinics
NEW PROGRAM in 2005!!! BC Athletics
Pole Vault Regional Training Group Opportunity & Training Camp
BC Athletics is proud to announce an exclusive opportunity for the
development of the Pole Vault Event Group at Swangard Stadium.
An initiative of the Team BC - Canada Summer Games Development Program,
BC Athletics will present intermediate to advanced pole vault training
sessions over the next 6 weeks under the supervision of recognized and
accredited coach - Curt Heywood. Curt is a four-time Canadian National
Champion and Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist in the Pole Vault.
Athletes (14 years of age and older that have experience in vaulting)
and coaches are invited to come out to Swangard Stadium. Sessions will
commence on Monday, May 23, 2005 and run on consecutive Monday evenings
for 5 weeks. All sessions start at 6:00pm and go to 8:00pm at Swangard
Stadium. Each drop-in session for an athlete is $10 per person or $30 for
all 5 sessions paid in advance. Registration is preferred in advance.
Please note: All participants will be required to have a current 2005
BC Athletics athlete membership, or they can purchase a day of event
membership with their drop-in fee for a total cost of $13 per session or
$45 for all 5 sessions paid in advance.
The planning, development and operation of this training environment
will encompass a guiding philosophy and will operate on principles that
- Respectful of existing coach/athlete coaching arrangements and
- Non-threatening to coaches, athletes and clubs;
- Transparent in development, design, operation, delivery and
- A partner in the development of athletes, coaches, officials and
The proposed structure of this development program reflects the need to
develop the power/speed events in athletics and provide a profile for the
Pole Vault event group.
BC Athletics Pole Vault Camp and Competition
BC Athletics is planning to host a two-day competition and training
camp opportunity in June (T.B.A.) in conjunction with the Lafarge
Abbotsford International Track Classic. This will provide more
comprehensive training and evaluation within a environment that allow for:
- Pole Vault Education
- Professional Video Analysis
- Pole Vault drills
- Individual Video Analysis
- Technical Vault Sessions
- Injury Prevention
Details will be available online at BC Athletics' website.
2005 National Relays Camp
When: Saturday, June 11 to Tuesday June 14th, 2005
Registration: 4:00pm on June 11th at Minoru Park
Where: Clement Track at Minoru Park, Richmond, BC
Who: The camp is open to all athletes 16 and older and their coaches.
The camp aims to create a national programming focus in the development
of our provincial and national team athletes, in conjunction with the
PacifiCanada Track & Field Series. This camp is designed to provide
the critical opportunities for athletes and coaches to become familiar
with Athletics Canada's Relay/Sprint Program and to develop and/or improve
athletes' sprint and relay skills.
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
The camp will provide competition opportunities for an athlete within
various PacifiCanada Series meets. This opportunity has been identified
for the development of many provincial teams, specifically targeting high
performance relays and selected individual events.
This training camp is intended to provide young athletes with an
opportunity to develop and improve their sprint and relay skills.
Targeted athletes are: Provincial team athletes, National team athletes
and athletes in the Athletics Canada Relay Pool (Senior, Junior &
Camp Leaders: Glenroy Gilbert (4x100m men's and women's program) &
Derek Evely (4x400m men's and women's program)
SFU Strength and Conditioning Presents:
Al Vermeil - 'Hands-On' High Performance Workshop
June 11, 2005
9am to 5pm - Saturday
Simon Fraser University
West Mall Complex Room 2503
A chance to work side-by-side with one of the top strength coaches in
the world! 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 honoured 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 Vermeil's 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 Workshop Areas:
- Testing and Evaluation of Athletes: Are they ready to train? What
they need to work on? Can we minimize the risk of Injury?
- Weightlifting Essentials: Olympic lifting technique and other weight
mechanics. Guest presenters will be on hand to co-present with Al. o
Power Development: Jumps, plyometrics, med-balls, weight room
other avenues for developing explosive athletes.
- Footwork and Agility: Effective methods of building quickness,
and technique, without creating overuse problems.
- Injury Rehab Techniques: Rehabilitating injuries and working around
to avoid losing valuable training time.
For more information, please visit: www.metroathleticclub.com/PDF/Vermeil
Workshop June 2005.pdf
BC ATHLETICS COMMITTEES
BC Athletics Board of Directors
Chair: Tom Hastie - email@example.com
Board of Directors:
May 14, 2005
August 20, 2005
November 26, 2005
Board of Directors - Executive Committee:
April 27, 2005
June 22, 2005
October 26, 2005
December 7, 2005
January 1, 2006
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
April 6, 2005
June 1, 2005
September 7, 2005
November 9, 2005
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
April 3, 2005
September 11, 2005
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 dates - TBA
BC High School Track & Field - news and updates
The BC Secondary School Cross Country Track & Field Association
published their annual toplist rankings for High School teams recently and
has announced the addition of a grade 8-9 championships to the schedule
If you're looking to find out the top ranked schools and some of the
key athletes to watch, the BCSSCCTFA has released their annual top 10
ranking for this years upcoming BC High School Track &Field
Championships. (Many thanks for Laurier Primeau in compiling this list).
For more information on the rankings, please visit the BCSSCCTFA
website: www.bcsscctfa.bc.ca/ or
visit the main page at: www.bcsscctfa.bc.ca/webs/track/track.html
This year we have confirmation that the BC High School Championships will
now feature a grade 8-9 BC High School Championships. These events will
co-exist with the existing BC High School Championships on June 3 & 4,
2005 at Swangard Stadium.
For more information on the grade 8-9 BC High School Champions, please
visit the BCSSCCTFA website: www.bcsscctfa.bc.ca/webs/track/gr8-9schedule01_2005.html.
IAAF Helsinki World Championships in Athletics - Selection Criteria
Canadian Track and Field Championships (Winnipeg, AB) -
"Technical Package" and "Registration Package and Entry
Medical and vaccination information for the World Youth Championships
2005 World Youth Championships Selection Criteria - REVISED
2005 World Youth Championships - Hopefuls List
Canadian Junior National Championships - Technical Package and Entry
Universiade (FISU Games) - Selection Criteria
Pan Am Junior Championships Selection Criteria - Revised May 3, 2005
Simon Fraser University High Performance Speed - Strength Training
The Speed-Strength camps are for male and female athletes 13 years and
over, who want to make the jump to the next level, including making a high
school, club, provincial, national, college or professional teams.
BC Championship Meets 2005
See Calendar of Events for complete information on competitions,
contact information with links. www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_index.htm
- BC High School Combined Events Championships, May 27-28, Burnaby
- BC High School Track & Field Championships, June 3-4, Burnaby
- BC Masters Track & Field Championships, June 11-12, Duncan
- BC 10,000m Championships, June 17, Abbotsford (Sr. Women, Sr. Men,
- BC Senior & Junior Championships, June 25-26, Abbotsford
- BCJD Pentathlon Championships, June 25, Richmond
- BCJD Championships, July 15-17, Richmond
- Canada Summer Games Trials, BC Juvenile Championships & BC
Summer Games Midget Alternate Meet, July 23-24, Abbotsford
- BC Interior Championships, August 6-7, Penticton
- BC Senior Games, August 24-27, Duncan
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
BC Summer and BC Winter Games
Nanaimo 2005 BC Disability Games - July 13-17
Cowichan Valley 2005 BC Seniors Games - Aug 24-27
100 Mile House 2006 Northern BC Winter Games - Feb 2-5
Greater Trail 2006 BC Winter Games - Feb 23-26
Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games - July 27-30
2008 BC Winter Games - Kimberley-Cranbrook - Feb 21-24, 2008
2008 BC Summer Games - Kelowna - July 24-27, 2008
2010 BC Winter Games - Terrace - Mar 4-7, 2010
2010 BC Summer Games - Langley - July 22-25, 2010
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.
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.