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BC Athletics Bulletin

ISSUE #21a-2005
Monday, June 6, 2005

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The following three items are updates to the BC Athletics Electronic Bulletin posted last Friday:

  • Victoria International Track Classic Information Update
  • PacificSport - Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre - Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coach Position
  • Javelin Camp - June 10/11/12 2005 - Held in Conjunction with the Victoria International Track Classic

Victoria International Track Classic Information Update

The Victoria International Track Classic, Friday, June 10, 2005 has added the following extra sections:

  • men's 800m
  • women's 800m
  • women's 1500m

Athletes should be:

  • 2:00 or faster for the men's 800m
  • 2:12-2:16 for the women's 800m
  • 4:30-4:50 for the women's 1500m

The meet will be a great chance for athletes to run in a competitive atmosphere and to watch some of the worlds best compete. Highlight athletes include Angela Whyte, Brad Walker, Scott Russell, as well as PacificSport Athletics Centre athletes Gary Reed, Katie Vermeulen, and Aimee Teteris.

For entry information contact Robert Connors at or (250)217-2758.
For meet information visit

PacificSport - Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre

Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coach Position

The Valley Royals Track and Field Club, in partnership with BC Athletics and the PacificSport Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre, headquartered in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a person to assume the position of sprints, hurdles and jumps coach. This is a part time position that will offer remuneration of $1,500.00 per month for a total of $18,000 per year.

The main training venue will be the Swan Track & Field Complex located at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford, BC. The track is an excellent facility that is fully equipped. There are two pole vault pits that are covered by rollaway sheds. During the late fall and winter months, weight training sessions are booked into a local school.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Have obtained their complete NCCP level 3 certification in sprints, hurdles and jumps.
  • Be a person that has a proven record of developing skills in the full range of sprint, hurdle and jumping events for athletes primarily 16-years of age and older.
  • Be a coach that is particularly competent in developing high-level skills in the pole vault and high jump events.
  • Be a person that recognizes talent and has the ability to recruit that talent for the sport of Athletics.
  • Be a coach that is capable of developing the skills of athletes to a level that would enable them to achieve the standards needed to be selected to both BC and Canadian teams.
  • Be a coach that is able to motivate in a positive manner the athletes under his/her charge.
  • Be an effective communicator both written and verbally.

The successful candidate will be required:

  • To coach 20-hours per week.
  • To develop a schedule of practices that will allow the coach to give attention to all events and athletes included in his/her discipline.
  • To develop and put into use training and competition programs that are suitable for the athletes.
  • To assist at competitions and other events hosted by the Valley Royals or Fraser Valley Regional Centre.
  • To attend as many competitions that are feasible at which his/her athletes will take part.
  • Be able to organize and instruct technical coaching certification clinics for levels 1 and 2 for sprints, hurdles and jumps.
  • To work cooperatively with other coaches in the club and centre.
  • To plan and instruct at camps.
  • Be a self-starter who can initiate programs that will further the development of the sport of Athletics.
  • Be a member in good standing with BC Athletics or another Provincial/Territorial Branch of Athletics Canada
    To communicate effectively with club and centre members, Fraser Valley Schools and Clubs, BC Athletics and Athletics Canada as required.

This position would be most suitable for a person that is able to earn other income during the hours that he/she is not involved in the coaching obligations as stated above. There is also the opportunity to share income from new projects that the coach initiates and plays a leadership role in organizing.

Interested candidates should mail or email resumes to:

  • Mike Inman, President
    Valley Royals Track Club
    31051 Downes Road
    Mt. Lehman, BC V4X 1Y6

Javelin Camp - June 10/11/12 2005 - Held in Conjunction with the Victoria International Track Classic

This event is comprised of three components:

  1. Pre-Event competition at the Victoria International Track Classic
  2. 1-day clinic with guest coaches & Canadian record holder Scott Russell
  3. Optional competition @ Garriock meet in Duncan, BC

Following is a brief overview for the weekend's events...

Friday June 10: Pre-Event Competition

3:30 pm: Canada Games BC Team Pool women's javelin competition
4:30 pm: Canada Games BC Team Pool men's javelin competition
Dinner out @ restaurant
6:00 - 9:00pm Victoria International Meet (Mens Javelin runs at 7:00pm)

The pre-event competition has been designed primarily for identified Canada Games BC Team pool athletes (16-23 in 2005), however other athletes are invited to participate in the clinic portion, & Garriock meet. The first competition will precede the Victoria International meet which is an evening meet (7 - 9 pm) on Friday June 10. Women will be throwing at 3:30 pm and Men will be throwing at 4:30 pm. After the competition, athletes will watch the men's international javelin competition in the Victoria International (as well as other events at the meet!). We will be organizing athletes to stay in Victoria after the meet in order to participate in Saturday's javelin clinic.

Victoria International Competitors...
Scott Russell (CAN) - 81m (Canadian Record Holder)
Rob Minnitti (USA) - 77m
Justin St.Clair (USA) - 77m
Mats Nilsson (SWE) - 77m
Graham Morfitt (CAN) - 72m
Adam Burke (USA) - 72m

Saturday June 11: Clinic

10:00 - 12:00 : Core conditioning session (med ball, dynamics, plyometrics... all javelin specific)
12:00 - 12:45: Lunch (will be provided)
12:45 - 2:45: Video analysis and discussion (of previous evening's competition as well as world class javelin competitions)
2:45 - 5:00: Technical training drills session
Dinner out @ restaurant

This clinic portion of the weekend will be open to all midget-aged & older athletes (14+ years in 2005).

Coaching staff include...
Scott Russell - Canadian National Champion & record holder
Graham Morfitt - 2004 Canadian Silver Medalist
Ron Bunting - Canada Summer Games Throws coach

Coaching note...

This event will be a great opportunity for coaches as well as athletes. All personal & club coaches are encouraged to accompany their athletes or come on their own. The coaching provided at the clinic will focus on drill execution, conditioning, and identifying specific technical issues in each thrower. Coach observation notes & copies of video captured at the pre-event meet can be made available.

Sunday June 12 : Garriock meet - Duncan:

Car pool up to Duncan meet for competition
Both men's & women's events are scheduled for Sunday
Scott Russell & Graham Morfitt are confirmed to compete in Duncan in the men's event.
Carpool to Nanaimo ferry terminal following competitions for those returning to the mainland.
Island athletes should coordinate their transportation home from Duncan.

Clinic Fees:

Canada Games BC Team Pool Athletes: $0
TGA Island Training Group: $0
Other athletes: $25

Accommodations & Costs:

Options are being investigated, and may include UVIC Conference Housing
Canada Games BC Team Pool Athletes: $0
TGA Island Training Group: $TBD
Other Athletes: $TBD

Transportation To/From Victoria:

Canada Games BC Team Pool Athletes that participate in this clinic will receive a travel stipend determined by proximity to Victoria to offset gas & ferry costs. Other athletes will be responsible for their own transportation to Victoria. TGA athletes will have carpools coordinated - contact me (Christine Morfitt).

Registration Process & Deadline:

We hope that you will want to be part of this exciting event.
Please confirm your interest as soon as possible. We will send you additional registration information. Deadline for registration will be Monday June 6th as we will need to make final accommodation bookings.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Christine Morfitt
Coordinator, TGA Training Group
Tel: 250-338-4191