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Friday, June 3, 2005
Also see Issue
#21a: added Monday June 6, 2005
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In this issue:
- 2005 Calendar of Events Now Available
- Rising Stars in Athletics - Ryan Chester
- Coaches Corner - Derek Evely
- National Relays Camp - PacifiCanada Series
- 2005 World Masters Games - Track and Field Preparation Camp
- New Director of Paralympic Programs for Athletics Canada
- Invitational Elementary Schools 4x100m
- 2005 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic Needs
- Important reminder for Track & Field Meet Directors!
- Canadians Reed, Tereris, Ellis and Vermeulen find podium at Payton
- Record-Breaking Weekend for British Columbians
- 2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations
- NorWesters set to host 3rd Annual XC camp at Whistler
- BC Athletics Pole Vault Camp and Competition
- Distance Coach Required - West Vancouver Track & Field Club
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2005 Calendar of Events Now Available
The 2005 Calendar of Events will be available at the BC Athletics High
School Track & Field Championships this weekend for clubs to pick up.
Please have a club representative go to the BC Athletics tent.
Any Lower Mainland clubs who are not able to pick up at the BC High
School's are asked to pick them up at the BC Athletics office which is
open from 9:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday.
Clubs outside the Lower Mainland who are unable to pick them up from
the BCA office will receive their shipments by mail.
Rising Stars in Athletics - Ryan Chester
This week's profile is on 2004 BCJD Champion and BC Summer Games
Champion - Ryan Chester.
Club: Comox Valley Cougars
Coach: John May & Tony Dickson
2004 Best Performance & Ranking:
400mH (55.25) - BC: Youth/ 1st CAN: Youth 1st
2004 BC Summer Games Champion
2004 BC Junior Development (BCJD) Champion
Track & Field Team Selection:
2005 - World Youth Hopefuls list
Coach's Corner - Derek Evely
This month's profile is on a former member of the BC Juvenile, Junior
& Senior Track & Field Committee, PacificSport Interior Centre
coach, Canadian National 4x400m Relay Coach and Head coach of the Kamloops
Track and Field Club - Derek Evely.
Born and raised in Burnaby, BC, Derek competed and later coached for
Burnaby Central under the great Ken Taylor. As an athlete his specialty
was the decathlon and throughout the period 1984 - 1992 he trained and
coached under Master Coach Andy Higgins at the High Performance Training
Center at the University of Toronto, where he also earned his Bachelors
Degree in Physical and Health Education.
In 1995 Derek was hired by the Kamloops Track and Field Club to become
its new Head Coach under the Regional Sport Centre Program, which is now
the PacificSport Interior Centre. Since then he has had the great honour
of working with such athletes as Shane Niemi, Dylan Armstrong, and Gary
Reed, as well as a host of other fine athletes and volunteers. Derek has
been named to various Provincial and National Teams, including the 1998
Commonwealth Games Team, and the 2001 and 2003 World Championship Teams.
Hometown: Kamloops, BC
Club: Kamloops Track & Field Club
Athletes: Dylan Armstrong, Alia Dalin & Mitch Waters
2005 World Masters Games - Track and Field Preparation Camp
New Director of Paralympic Programs for Athletics Canada
(June 1, 2005) Ottawa - In its ongoing development as a leader in sport
integration, Athletics Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of a
full-time Director of Paralympic Programs at the national office in
Beginning July 4th, Scott Ogilvie of Ottawa, ON will take on this new
role which will involve directing, administering and coordinating all
activities of the association's Paralympic program. This will include
wheelchair, cerebral palsy, blind and amputee athletes and their coaches,
as well as athletes with a mental disability in a cooperative leadership
role with Paralympic head coach Jean Laroche.
Ogilvie is no stranger to sport, athletes with a disability and
leadership, having worked in sport, fitness and health promotion at the
national, federal government and community levels for over 20 years. Among
his long list of appointments, he was the national track and field
director of the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association from 1989 through
1992 where he was responsible for strategic and operational planning along
with national team management. As well, he has been responsible for the
management of the Royal Canadian Legion's national track and field program
since 2003. As the Legion's sport secretary, he has been working closely
with Athletics Canada in conjunction with the annual Royal Canadian Legion
National Track and Field Championships and training camp as well as
overseeing the Legion members' national sports championships.
"Scott has shown in the past that he has a strong and positive
vision of what Paralympic athletics should be, and I am confident that he
is the right person to take the program a step higher," says 16-time
Paralympic medalist Chantal Petitclerc and a member of Athletics Canada's
Paralympic Committee. "I believe he has the leadership to promote the
Paralympic program and give it the best structure possible, while staying
in touch with the athletes' needs and aspirations."
Ogilvie's main focus will be the development and implementation of
Athletics Canada's Paralympic program budget including the planning,
delivery and evaluation of ongoing activities. In addition, he will be the
lead on communicating national team programs, policies and procedures to
all current and prospective national team athletes, coaches and support
"I'm very excited about working with the Athletics Canada 'team'
of athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff," says Ogilvie on his new
appointment. "I'm really looking forward to the opportunities and
challenges ahead to make a positive and long-term impact on the Paralympic
Ogilvie also coached two members of the 1988 Canadian Paralympic Track
and Field Team when he was head coach of the Peterborough Legion track and
field club -- visually impaired athlete Christine Nicholas of Campellford,
ON and CP runner David Howe from Trenton, ON.
Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of
track and field including cross-country running and road running. Its
purpose is to support high performance athletics excellence at the world
level and to provide leadership in developmental athletics. Athletics
Canada is a not for profit, charitable organization operating under a
board of directors elected by provincial / territorial members.
Lafarge International events filling up fast
We don't want to miss athletes from British Columbia that would like to
compete in the Lafarge International scheduled for the Swan Track at
Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford on Thursday, June 16. But any BC athletes that
would like to compete in this meet should file their entry quickly as some
of the events are fast becoming full.
In addition to the senior events, both a boys and girls high school
1500-meter runs are included on the schedule. The high school event
winners will receive wristwatches instead of money.
Full information and an entry form can be found at: http://international.valleyroyals.org
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
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
This 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 sprint and relay skills.
This camp will have a strong focus on the hands-on application of skill
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 the coaches in their
event group areas.
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)
TEAM BC - Canada Summer Games Development Program - Training Camp
This training camp will be critical in bringing BC athletes and their
coaches together in an environment to further develop their skills in
preparation for the upcoming 2005 Canada Summer Games.
This opportunity will focus on the application of training that was
done at the CSG Track & Field Camp on April 2nd & 3rd, 2005.
BC Funding Support
BC Athletics, as part of the BC Canada Games Development and
Preparation Program, will provide a financial subsidy for the travel and
accommodation of BC athletes identified on the BC Athletics Canada Games
For more information, please see PDF
document and registration form.
Important reminder for Track & Field Meet Directors!
This is an important heads-up reminder for all track and field meet
directors that are sanctioning their respected competitions.
With many athletes trying to qualify for various provincial and
national teams, please make sure that your throws events are weighed and
measured correctly. It is important that you communicate this request to
the BC Athletics Officials responsible for the throws before the
Canadians Reed, Tereris, Ellis and Vermeulen find podium at Payton
STANFORD, Calif. (CP) - Four Canadians had podium finishes at the
Payton Jordan U.S. Open track and field meet Monday.
Gary Reed of Victoria was second in the men's 800 metres, while Aimee
Tereris was second in the women's race. Reed finished in one minute 45.20
seconds, just behind American David Krummenacker's 1:45.19. Tereris
(2:01.90) was second to Frances Santin (2:01.44) of the U.S.
Dana Ellis of Kitchener, Ont., was second in the women's pole vault, 14
centimetres behind winner Tracy O'Hara of the U.S.
Katie Vermeulen of Victoria was third in the women's 1,500 metres,
while Hilary Edmondson of Guelph, Ont., was sixth. Angela Whyte of
Edmonton was sixth in the women's 100-metre hurdles, and Jennifer Joyce of
Richmond, B.C., was sixth in the
women's hammer toss.
Record-Breaking Weekend for British Columbians
Athletics Canada/Canadian Press
Canadian track and field saw an impressive record-breaking weekend with
multiple new national marks.
On Friday in Berea, Ohio, Creston's Derek Woodske eclipsed Scott
Nielsen's Canadian hammer record with a throw of 72.96 m at the Baldwin
Wallace College Twilight. Nielsen set the old mark of 72.72m back in 1978.
Woodske finished second behind Ashland Elite teammate A.G. Krueger, who
won the competition with a throw of 75.41 m.
On Sunday in Belem, Brazil, Tyler Christopher of Edmonton (formerly of
Chilliwack, BC) blazed to a new Canadian mark over 400m as he ran to
victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix in 44.72 seconds. Christopher's mark
breaks the old record of 44.86 established by Shane Niemi of Kamloops in
2001. Christopher narrowly missed the record last week with a clocking of
44.88 at the Rio Grand Prix.
"When I saw the time I was shocked," said Christopher after
the race. "It was so hot and humid here that I felt like I was
running in sand."
This performance puts the 21-year-old runner in second position on the
current IAAF world rankings list.
"I was surprised to hear how fast my splits were, and even more
surprised to hear that I ran 44.7."
Both records are pending ratification.
2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations
- The BC Junior T&F Team and BC Senior T&F Team declarations
are due by: June 6, 2005
- The BC 15 Year Old T&F Team declarations are due by: June 17,
- The BC Juvenile Team & Canada Summer Games declarations are due
by: July 11, 2005
By putting names forward, it is understood and agreed to by the Coach,
Athlete, Parent and/or Club that all BC Team and other fees relating to BC
Team Selection will be paid to BC Athletics upon notification of athlete
selection. For more information, please visit this link: www.bcathletics.org/main/athdec_tf05.htm
Team Selection: Athletes must meet the General Criteria for BC
Team Selection and Funding Support. For more information on team
selection, please visit this link: www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm
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.
NorWesters set to host 3rd Annual X-Country Camp at Whistler
When: Friday August 26 - Wednesday August 31, 2005
Location: Whistler, BC
Each athlete attending this camp will leave with a basic understanding
of how to train for maximum performance in races leading up to zone and
provincial championships. In addition, daily activities will be structured
so that 'fun' is the operative philosophy dictating what we do. This camp
will be the ultimate training experience - challenging and rewarding.
Set in the beautiful valley of Whistler, B.C., we take advantage of
miles of exhilarating mountain trails, get up into the alpine for the
ultimate 'high' and make use of state of the art fitness facilities and
sport training experts at the resort.
Further information on program specifics, coaches, accommodation and
social activities can be found at the NorWesters Track & Field Club
Individual Camper Rate $325.00; North Van Bar Code #141702
Register with North Van Rec Centre Online:
(requires Playcard and PIN)
Employment & volunteer Opportunities
Distance Coach Required - West Vancouver Track & Field Club
The West Vancouver Track & Field Club requires a distance coach for
our High School and older athletes training for cross-country and middle
distance track events. Level 2 NCCP certification or equivalent education
experience is required. Time commitment is 1 ½ hour sessions 3 days per
week. If you are interested in this position with our growing club of
enthusiastic athletes, coaches and parent volunteers please contact
Patricia Watts, WVTFC President at 604-925-8867.
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 - CANCELLED
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
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
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
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
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
2005 rankings to date will be posted later today.
Track & Field
2005 rankings to date will be posted later today.
TEAM SELECTION AND RELATED INFORMATION
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.