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Friday, June 10, 2005
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In this issue:
- 2005 Calendar of Events Now Available
- Rising Stars in Athletics - Melissa Appelt
- Reed on Track to Take Serious Run at Crown
- PacifiCanada Series
- 2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations
- NorWesters Annual X-Country Camp at Whistler
- Island coaches and other interested individuals for Wheelchair
- PacificSport - Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre
- Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coach Position
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
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 competition commences.
- Make sure the implement weight (in metric only) for each throws
event contested is clearly noted in the title of the event and your
results listings ie: "Sr. Men's Hammer (7.260kg)". This is
critical for rankings, records and team selection.
- Make sure that hurdle heights are clearly noted in the title of the
event and your results listings: "Juvenile Women 100mH
2005 Calendar of Events Now Available
Any Lower Mainland clubs who were not able to pick up the 2005 Calendar
of Events 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 - Melissa Appelt
This week's profile is on 2005 High School Champion and 2004 BC
Juvenile & Junior team member - Melissa Appelt.
Coach: Jack Armour
2005 Best Performance & Ranking:
400mH (60.44) - BC: 2nd
1,500m S/C (5:00.59) - BC: / 1st
2005 BC High School Champion
2005 BC High School Championships - Most Inspirational Performance (female
2004 BC Juvenile Champion
2004 Canadian Junior Championships - Finalist
2004 Canadian National Legion Championships - Silver Medallist
Track & Field Team Selection:
2004 - BC Juvenile Team
2004 - BC Junior Team
Reed on Track to Take Serious Run at Crown
Globe and Mail - Thursday, June 9, By Grant Kerr
"THREE WAVES" from PacificSport - Partners in Powering Sport
2005 World Masters Games - Track and Field Preparation Camp
Richmond Review Kajaks International Meet
Sunday, June 12th at Clement Track (Minoru Park) Richmond, BC
2:00 pm - BC Junior & Senior Men's and Women's Race Walk Championships
4:00 pm - Richmond Review Kajaks International Meet
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
2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations
- 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
Attention all Island coaches and other interested individuals.
In an attempt to improve the opportunities for Wheelchair athletes in
Athletics here on the island, Peter Lawless and Al Johnston are looking
for individuals who would be interested in acting in a supervisory role
during workouts for these athletes (particularly in the North). Programs
will be devised by Peter and your job would be to oversee their
completion. Should anyone become interested in furthering their knowledge
in the this area, technical courses will be provided.
Athlete identification (both young and old) will be another facet of
this role. There are a number of potential athletes in our communities who
have little knowledge of the opportunities we offer. We need to let them
know we exist and that their are a number of opportunities in a number of
event areas in which they can get involved.
If you are interested in this and would like more information feel free
to contact Al Johnston email@example.com
or Peter Lawless firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
- 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
Interested candidates should mail or email resumes to:
- Mike Inman, President
Valley Royals Track Club
31051 Downes Road
Mt. Lehman, BC V4X 1Y6
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.
Coach Needed - South Fraser Track & Field Club
To work with Junior Development athletes (ages 9 - 14).
Part time, March to August each year - great for a student or former
athlete. Focus will be primarily sprints, runs or throws.
Call Glen: 604-524-5976. South Fraser Track Club, Surrey
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
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
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 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 are now posted:
Track & Field
TEAM SELECTION AND RELATED INFORMATION
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