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ISSUE #24-2005
Friday, June 24, 2005

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: bcab@bcathletics.org

In this issue:

  • BC Junior/Senior Track & Field Championships - This Weekend
  • BC Athletics Half-Marathon Championships at Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon/5k - June 26th
  • Coaching Seminar Series: July 18th to 21st, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 2005 Cross Country Division Meeting - June 25th
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Elizabeth Gleadle
  • Letter of intent to Bid - BC Cross Country Championships 2006 - 2007
  • RunJumpThrow Instructor courses offered
  • Important reminder for Track & Field Meet Directors!
  • 2005 Calendar of Events Ready for Pick Up
  • Mercedes-Benz Athlete Assistance Program (MAAP)
  • Athletics Canada Names Group Leaders for Paralympic Program
  • NorWesters set to host 3rd Annual X-Country Camp at Whistler
  • Coaches Needed
  • Wheelchair Athletics Opportunity - Vancouver Island

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

BC Junior/Senior Track & Field Championships - This Weekend

Entry lists now available:
www.valleyroyals.org/PDF/jr_sr_entries.htm 

Schedule Change June 16/05:

Junior/Senior Men's Javelin - Time change only to Sunday, June 26 - 2:00 pm.
Please see the following link for the complete entry and updated schedule package: www.valleyroyals.org/PDF/2005_BC_Jr_Sr.pdf

Volunteers needed! Volunteers needed!

The Valley Royals need help in providing a team of 10 field event volunteers to help facilitate the operations behind the BC Junior & Senior Championships on June 25 & 26, 2005 in Abbotsford. Volunteers will be needed for approximately five hours, with breaks in between. Details to be provided.

If you would like to help out as a volunteer, please email gswan@uniserve.com to register. The volunteer coordinator will contact you after you have registered.

Thank you!


RunJumpThrow

RunJumpThrow is the core development program adopted by BC Athletics and Athletics Canada as the foundation of the sport of track and field /athletics.

The skills of running, jumping and throwing form the basis of all land based sport and as such, RunJumpThrow is a foundation program all youth can benefit from.

RJT is:

  • Integrated for development at all levels
  • Broad based and progressive
  • FUNdamental to all land based sports
  • Inclusive for all abilities and maturational stages
  • Adaptive to special needs and athletes with disabilities
  • Gender equitable

RJT stresses:

  • Skills of RUNNING, JUMPING and THROWING in age appropriate sequential progressions
  • Individual improvement and positive reinforcement
  • FUN and active learning environment
  • Improvement in physical and emotional well being
  • Safety and certified instruction

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON:

  • Instructor courses offered
  • promotional presentations to school districts, administrators
  • school piloting programs
  • summer sports camps

Contact: Thelma Wright BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Coordinator
Phone 604 737 3175 runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org


Important reminder for Track & Field Meet Directors!

Just a reminder to:

  • Make sure that throws implements are weighed and measured correctly.
  • Communicate a request to have implements weighed to the BC Athletics Officials responsible for the throws well before your competition date.
  • Have the implement weight (in metric only) clearly noted in the title of the event and in results listings ie: "Sr. Men's Hammer (7.260kg)". This is critical for rankings, records and team selection.
  • Make sure hurdle heights are clearly noted in the title of the event and in results listings ie: "Juvenile Women 100mH (30")"

Coaching Seminar Series: July 18th to 21st, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
Monday, July 18th, 2005
3:00pm to 6:00pm: E-121 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta.

1. TRAINING METHODOLOGY IN THE POWER SPEED EVENTS

By Dan Pfaff, Assistant Coach, University of Florida.

In this three-hour seminar Coach Pfaff will discuss his multi-lateral approach to developing training protocols for power speed athletes. Special consideration will be paid to the integration of various forms of strength work including starting strength, special strength, absolute strength, movements involving three degrees of freedom and the use of power indices.

6:30pm to 9:30pm: E-120 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta.

2. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT FORM

By Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk, Assistant Coach, Kamloops Track & Field Club

This three-hour session will cover the development of "Sporting Form." This term refers to the top psychological and physical condition of the thrower in preparation for top performance. It will include Mr. Bondarchuk's system of classifying different exercises in the development of throwers as well as his unique periodization concepts.

Tuesday, July 19th to Thursday July 21st, 2005.
9am to 12pm each day. Saville Centre Lounge: South Campus, University of Alberta.

3. INTENSIVE BIOMECHANICS LECTURE SERIES

Dr. Michael Leahy & Coach Dan Pfaff

Guest appearance by Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk

This nine-hour seminar series will provide coaches with the latest insights into the analysis of human movement and human gait. Led by Dr. Michael Leahy and Coach Dan Pfaff, class participants will be instructed on correct observation techniques, abhorrent pattern recognition and strategies for corrective interventions. On Wednesday night (7pm to 9pm) there will be an opportunity for interested coaches to attend a clinical rounds session where therapists evaluate pre and post treatment performance illustrated through comparative digital video analysis utilizing Dartfish Biomechanical Software.

The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre has made this unique opportunity available to coaches by providing access to nine hours of a thirty-hour program directed at medical practitioners. Coaches will join leading medical personnel in the seminar component of a broader applied biomechanics course that teaches trained medical professionals how to assess movement in elite athletes.

Come and witness what medical professionals are learning and understand how you can improve your athletes' performances through an enhanced understanding of athletic movement and integration with applied medical practitioners. No serious coach should miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading practitioners.

Seminars #1 & #2 can be purchased individually for $75, or jointly for $125. The fee for the Intensive Biomechanics Lecture Series is $495 CDN. Registrants of the Intensive Biomechanics Lecture Series will receive complimentary access to seminars #1 and #2.

To register for one or all of these courses, please call Administrative Assistant Scott Luck at the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre: (780) 492 6868. Email: scott.luck@ualberta.ca

Payments can be made by Certified Cheque, Visa and Mastercard


2005 Calendar of Events Ready for Pick Up

Lower Mainland clubs who have not already done so should pick up their 2005 Calendar of Events at the BC Athletics office which is open from 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Call us at (604) 737-3177 and let us know when you'd like to pick them up.


Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Elizabeth Gleadle

This week's profile is on 2005 High School Champion, 2004 BC Juvenile team member and 2005 Canadian World Youth Championships Team member – Elizabeth Gleadle.

Elizabeth Gleadle
Born: 1988
Hometown: Vancouver
Club: Vancouver Thunderbirds
Coach: Ron Bunting
Event: Javelin

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

Javelin (49.46m) BC: Youth 1st / CAN: Youth 1st / IAAF: Youth 12th

Achievements:

2005 BC High School Champ
2004 BC Juvenile Champ
2004 National Legion Champ

Track & Field Team Selection:

2004 - BC Juvenile Team
2005 - Canadian World Youth Championships Team

ATHLETICS CANADA

World Youth Hopefuls - End of qualifying period

Men -
www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/Athlete%20Tracking
%20-%20Men%20-%20June%2023.pdf

Women -
www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/Athlete%20Tracking
%20-%20Women%20-%20June%2023.pdf

The IAAF 2005 World Championships in Athletics - Travel declarations

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/Helsinki%20and%20Berlin%20Training
%20Camp%20Travel%20and%20Declaration%20Form200562394445.doc
 

The Canadian Paralympic Championships - Technical, Registration Package and Entry Forms

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/2005%20Regina%20Technical%20
Package%20and%20Entry%20Forms-Final2005622151649.pdf
 

Employment Opportunity - Finance Officer

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=5797 


Athletics Canada Names Group Leaders for Paralympic Program

June 20, 2005 Ottawa - Athletics Canada's Paralympic program took another step forward today with the announcement of four event group leaders who will provide guidance and support to elite athletes and their coaches involved with its national team for athletes with a disability.

Earl Church of Welland, ON, Don Steen of Burnaby, BC, Peter Lawless of Victoria, BC and Rick Reelie of Saskatoon, SK will work as a team in the areas of athlete and coach development, coach education and national team programs as well as the general advancement Paralympic athletics. Athletics Canada's full time Paralympic head coach Jean Laroche of Sherbrooke, QC and the association's new Paralympic Director Scott Ogilvie of Ottawa, ON will provide overall management and direction to the event group leaders. With this new structure in place, the technical leadership of Athletics Canada's national team for athletes with a disability program will closely resemble the successful leadership format of the able-bodied national team.

"It is with great satisfaction that we welcome this new group into the fold at Athletics Canada," says AC's Paralympic head coach, Jean Laroche. "Our Paralympic program already consists of very competent people and this group will allow the association to make further advancements on the athlete side as well the coach side."

"From a technical point of view, we will certainly be benefiting from their expertise in the future. The upcoming years will be extremely stimulating and the presence of this technical group will help us to overcome any challenges that lay ahead. As head coach of the Paralympic program, I'm happy to be able to count on this type of support," adds Laroche.

As both a head coach and coach at previous Paralympics, world championships, national championships, and several provincial events, Earl Church brings 37 years of athletics experience to Athletics Canada. Earl holds a doctorate in physical education and currently serves as the executive director of the Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association. Church will deal with the cerebral palsy athletes on the national team.

Don Steen is currently a level three coach and serves as the B.C. provincial and national head coach for blind and visually impaired athletes. In the past, Steen has been a member of the coaching staff at four Paralympic games in addition to two world championships. Steen has been inducted into both the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame as well as the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame. His work will focus on the blind athletes on the national team.

A graduate of the National Coaching Institute in Victoria and a level four coach, Peter Lawless is a Chartered Professional Coach and currently serves as the provincial coach for wheelchair athletics in B.C. In addition, Peter has been a coach with the national team and helped guide three of his athletes to the Paralympic Games last year in Athens. In 2002 and 2004, Peter was honored as B.C. Wheelchair Sports' Coach of the Year. Lawless will work with the wheelchair athletes on the national team.

Combining forces with Peter Lawless will be five times Paralympic Games team member, Rick Reelie. Reelie, a level III NCCP certified coach, began his coaching career 10 years ago and has been mentoring under his former coach Peter Eriksson, who recently accepted the position of head coach of the USA Paralympic team program. Reelie coached at the NSW Institute of Sport in Australia from 1998 to 2000 where he was also nominated for coach of the year. Since his arrival back in Canada Reelie has coached athletes at the 2000 and 2004 Paralympics, the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the past two IPC World Championships. Reelie has also served as coach for both the Saskatchewan provincial team and the Saskatchewan Canada Games team.

Athletics Canada is looking forward to providing greater support and direction to the members of its national team for athletes with a disability thanks to the expertise and skill that these event group leaders bring to the table.

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.

For more information, please contact:

Ivonne Shoucair
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3311

Track & Field

2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations

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

PacificSport

Mercedes-Benz Athlete Assistance Program (MAAP)

PacificSport is pleased to announce the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Athlete Assistance Program.

The Mercedes-Benz Athlete Assistance Program (MAAP) has been developed to support the dreams of athletes who hope to represent Canada in either the Olympics or Paralympics. Specifically, Mercedes-Benz Vancouver wants to support those athletes that are currently training with one of Canada's National teams, but do not currently receive Sport Canada funding (AAP carding).

Mercedes-Benz Vancouver will pay the approved training costs of selected athletes, up to a maximum of $5,000 on an annual basis, including such eligible items as:

  • National Team Training and Coaching Fees
  • Travel Expenses
  • Competition Fees
  • Sport Medicine and Science Expenses
  • Uniforms and Sport Apparel Expenses for Training and Competition

For details on this program and to access the application form, please visit:
www.pacificsport.com/content/vancouver/vancouverhome.asp?mnu=8

Road Running

BC Athletics Half-Marathon Championships at Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon/5k - June 26th

7:30am, UBC - race offers $500 each to first male and female in BC Championships.
Event info: www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm/

A late scratch from this Sunday's Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon by Victoria's Jon Brown has set up a thrilling, wide-open race in what still promises to be Canada's premier half marathon of the year. Brown's withdrawal due to a bad case of flu has turned a foregone conclusion into an exciting dogfight. The Victoria resident, who placed 4th in the last two Olympic marathons while running for his native Great Britain - and who ran a PR of 2:09:31 at this April's London Marathon - was the odds-on favourite to defend his SVHM title from last year. Now, it's anybody's race!

Leading the contenders will be St.Catharine's Giitah Macharia, the current Canada Running Series Champion, who ran the Niagara Half in 64 minutes flat last October - a time only seven seconds slower than Brown's winning time in Vancouver last June. On that day, Macharia placed second, and Toronto's Danny Kassap was third. The 22-year old Kassap then went on to win last September's Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in a great debut time of 2:14:51 against an international field. He will also be back in Vancouver and will press Macharia every step of the way this Sunday. Montreal's Baghdad Rechem also stands a chance. The Algerian newcomer has been competitive throughout the Canada Running Series this year, and likes to go to the front.

In Brown's absence, the #2 ranked British marathoner, Huw Lobb, is sure to be another favourite after posting a PR of 64:49 at the Bath Half in 2003. He's also coming off a strong 2:14:33 performance in London, and like Brown, is gearing up for the World Championships Marathon in Helsinki in early August. The Vancouver Half will be one of Huw's final, major tests of fitness before Helsinki.

Also contributing to the strong international presence this Sunday will be Finland's Jussi Utriainen, who could be the unknown wild-card, with an impressive 63:45 half-marathon-best run last year in Houston.

Adding further to the competitive mix will be British Columbia's best, fighting it out for both BC Athletics Championship and overall honours: the veteran master, Bruce Deacon; fellow Victorian Jim Finlayson, who was recently crowned Canadian Marathon Champion at the Ottawa Marathon on May 30th; and Nanaimo's Steve Osaduik. It should be a thrilling head-to head duel for BC bragging rights. Will Deacon finally be dethroned?

The women's field further reinforces the fact that the Scotia Vancouver Half will be THE half of the year. Defending champ, Lioudmila Kortchaguina of Toronto, who is Canada's #1 ranked long-distance female and also became Canadian Women's Marathon Champion in Ottawa with a 2:32:19 - two days after she received her Canadian citizenship - is the clear pre-race favourite. In addition to her strong current form, Lioudmila is the current SVHM course record holder with a sizzling 1:10:46, set in 2003. However, don't count out Port Coquitlam's Tina Connelly and Edmonton's Sandy Jacobson who, like Kortchaguina, have all run consistently in the 72-73 minute range over the past 18 months, and have set the stage for a three-way contest.

Approximately 4,000 runners are expected to participate in Sunday's 7th annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5k, which also doubles as an important fund-raiser for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. More than $100,000 is expected to be raised for VGH & UBC's Your Health-Your Choice program where participants can raise funds for the program or cause that means the most to them. Causes include the Breast Cancer Reconstruction Program, the Spine Centre, the Eye Care Centre, the ALS Clinic, the Ovarian Cancer Research Program or the in it for life Fund, which funds top priority needs at the hospitals. For more choices, visit the event website at www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm.

It's still not too late to sign up for the Half or the accompanying 5K fun run/walk in Stanley Park! For more information and registration details please visit www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm.

For media information contact:
Clifton Cunningham, Race Director, Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K, (604) 839-7889 clifton@canadarunningseries.com
Jennifer Baxter, Scotiabank (604) 668-2008, jennifer.baxter@scotiabank.com
Jon Hicke, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation (604) 875-4676, jon.hicke@supportvgh.ca

Cross Country

2005 Cross Country Division Meeting

Location: At the BC Senior / Juvenile Track & Field Championships - Abbotsford B.C., Saturday, June 25, 5:00 PM (prior to the evening competition beginning at 6:00PM). Meeting room: Legacy Building across the track. All coaches, athletes and administrators are welcome.

Enjoy cross-country? Then here is your chance to participate in discussions relating to you and your club's involvement in cross-country in British Columbia.
Agenda:

  • Selection criteria for BC Cross- Country Teams. Clarify situations where an athlete cannot participate at Championships but is worthy of selection consideration.
  • Update on progress for 2005 BC Cross Country Championships.
  • Update on progress for 2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships
  • School Cross-country - continued discussion on how to complement school programs.
  • BC Team Program - Goals, talent identification, partnering with high school programs, incentives, etc.
  • World Cross Country - athlete preparation, more meets in early spring, 2007 situation.
  • BC Athletics Cross-country awards - criteria for selections.
  • Other.

Frank Reynolds
Chairman - Cross Country Division of B.C. Athletics

www.bcxcchampionships.com/default.aspx

www.bcathletics.org/main/cross_country.htm

Section 8A - Cross-Country Division

  • 8A.1 The Cross Country Division shall be responsible for examining the current status of Cross Country in British Columbia, designing, planning, and recommending programs and policies to the Board of Directors and implementing approved programs and policies to ensure the existence, growth, and development of Cross Country in British Columbia.
  • 8A.2 The Division's responsibility for Cross Country in the province is primarily to ensure a coordinated Cross Country program for all age groups (J.D./Juvenile/Junior/Senior/Masters).
  • 8A.3 The Division may establish such committees as it deems required to carry out its objectives, limited only in so far as its committees do not interfere with duties and responsibilities of the Association's general committees.

Letter of intent to Bid - BC Cross Country Championships 2006 - 2007

Letters of intent to bid for the 2006 - 2007 BCA Cross Country Division should be received at the BC Athletics office by Sunday July 24, 2005.

Each bid will receive a cross country championship bid package to be completed by August 21st. Upon completion the bid package will be forwarded to the Cross Country Division Chair - Mr. Frank Reynolds. A selection sub-committee of the Cross Country Division will award the Championships in September.


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 jerrytighe@bcathletic.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

2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers at last year's BC High School Cross Country Championships confirm attendance at this year's camp.

Justine Johnson, Chantelle Groenewoud and Jessica Smith are confirmed to attend this year's camp. "I wouldn't miss it," explained Jessica as soon as she saw registrations were open. "I missed it last year and regretted it so much after talking with my teammates who were there".

This year's camp promises to be even better. Each athlete attending the 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 website: http://norwesterstandf.com/

Individual Camper Rate $325.00; North Van Bar Code #141702 
Register with North Van Rec Centre Online:
http://econnect.northvanrec.com/ereg/Activities/
ActivitiesCourseDetails.asp?cid=142169
 
(requires Playcard and PIN)

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunity - Finance Officer -

See Athletics Canada section above


Okanagan Regional Athletics Centre - Penticton
Coach Position - Middle Distance, Distance, X-Country

Penticton Athletics, in partnership with the City of Penticton and BC Athletics and the PacificSport Okanagan Regional Training Center - Athletics, headquartered in Penticton, BC is seeking a person to assume the position of middle distance, distance and cross-country coach. This is a part time position that will offer remuneration of approximately $7,500 per year based on a $20/h rate.

The main training venue will be the Rotary Track & Field stadium in Penticton, BC. Penticton Athletics will establish an administrative office nearby that the coach may use.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Have obtained their complete NCCP level 3 certification in middle distance, distance running.
  • Be a person that has proven record of developing skills in full range of middle distance, distance and x-country athletes 16 years and older.
  • 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.
  • Be familiar with cross training programs such as Cross Country Skiing and other appropriate activities.

The successful candidate will be required:

  • To coach 4 times a week during pre- and competitive season
  • 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 Penticton Athletics or the Okanagan Regional Training Centre.
  • To attend as many competitions that are feasible at which his/her athletes will take part.
  • To work cooperatively with other PacificSport Okanagan Regional Sport Centre coaches, Penticton Athletics' coaches, Athletics club coaches in the Okanagan and BC Athletics/Athletics Canada staff.
  • To plan and instruct camps.
  • Be a self starter who can initiate programs that will further the development of the sport of Athletics.
  • To conduct cross training making use of suitable cross country training activities.
  • Be a member of good standing with BC Athletics or another provincial/Territorial Branch of Athletics Canada.
  • To communicate effectively with club and centre members, Okanagan clubs, schools, city/municipalities, 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 an 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 by July 8, 2005 to:

  • Torsten Allander, President
    Penticton Athletics
    RR#1, Site 9, Comp 15
    Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
    Email: allander@penathletics.com

Wheelchair Athletics Opportunity - Vancouver Island

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 allen_955@yahoo.ca or Peter Lawless p_lawless@hotmail.com.


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
    Email: constmogul@shaw.ca 

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 - hastie71@hotmail.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 - rbunting@sd35.bc.ca
2005 dates:
April 3, 2005
June 26, 2005
July 24, 2005

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - alansdell@shaw.ca 
2005 dates- TBA

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - jake_madderom@telus.net 
April 6, 2005
June 1, 2005 - CANCELLED
September 7, 2005
November 9, 2005

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - jerrytighe@bcathletics.org 
2005 dates - TBA

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - alvan50@shaw.ca 
Denise Clements - cdclements@shaw.ca 
April 3, 2005
September 11, 2005

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - freynold@shaw.ca 
June 25, 2005

REMINDERS

2005 All Comer Track & Field Meets & High Performance Events

Burnaby Central Secondary School Track (Canada Way & Norland)
www.hersheyharriers.com
Dates: Tuesday: June 21, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9.
Start: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM). Schedule subject to change.

  • June 28 3000 Walk, 400, 800, 200, 1500, 4 x 400, 3000, Discus, Javelin
  • July 5* 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 100, 1500, 4 x 800, (4 x 800 attempt on the World Women's Masters Record - Men's & Women's High School Teams are also invited to compete) 3,000, Discus, Shot Put
  • July 12 3000 Walk, 400, 800, 200, 1500, 3000, Discus, Javelin
  • July 19 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 100, 1500, 3000, Javelin, Shot Put
  • July 26 3000 Walk, 400, 800, 200, 1500, 5,000, Discus, Shot Put
  • Aug 2 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 100, 1500, 10,000
  • Aug 9 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 200, Mile, 3000

Hosted by Hershey Harriers A.C.
Sanctioned By: British Columbia Athletics

Entries: 6:15 P.M. Participants should register at least 1/2 hour prior to their event.

Cost: $3.00 BC Athletics Member (All Types) or equivalent from another Province/State/Country Athletics/Track & Field Association for 2005. $6.00 Non-Members. Enter as many events as you like for one fee.

Event Order: Rolling time schedule. Fast sections go first. One section or event follows the previous. Other events may be added. Some events if requested, will be gender separated.

These meets are open to anyone wishing to participate. All ages/abilities. Mixed performances are not eligible for Records, International Standards or National/Provincial Team Selection. Mixed performances in Provincial/National Rankings will be noted as occurring in mixed events.

Information: Jerry Tighe, 604-731-9475, jtighe@lynx.net


2005 World Masters Games - Track and Field Preparation Camp

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=5624

2005 Espoo European Paralympics Championships - Selection Criteria

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4905

Francophone Games - Selection Criteria

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/2005%20
Jeux%20de%20la%20francophonie%20Selection%20Criteria%20final.pdf

Medical and vaccination information for the Francophone Games (Niamey, NIG)

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/Vaccination_info_JDLF2200547124217.pdf


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 & standards
  • Athlete Declaration Form & Event/Best Performance 2005
  • 2005 Canada Summer Games - BC Team selection criteria & standards
  • General criteria for funding support and BC Team selection

AWD carding criteria for 2005-2006:

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=140 

2005 Pan American Junior Coaching Conference
July 27 - 28 2005

www.panamswindsor.ca/en/coaching_clinic_brochure.pdf 
Information contacts:
(519) 253-3000 ext 4058
andyhahner@hotmail.com

Canadian Junior Championships - Accommodation Update

The same rate as the Championship hotel will be available at:
Days Hotel (Down-town)
1005 Guy Street (Close to 1550 René-Lévesque Blvd West), Montreal
Tel: (1-877) 468-3550 / (514) 938-4611

IAAF Helsinki World Championships in Athletics - Selection Criteria

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4675 

Canadian Track and Field Championships (Winnipeg, AB) - "Technical Package" and "Registration Package and Entry Forms"

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4683

Medical and vaccination information for the World Youth Championships (Marrakech, MOR)

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4671 

Canadian Junior National Championships - Technical Package and Entry Forms

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4681

Universiade (FISU Games) - Selection Criteria

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/2005FISUCriteriaFINAL.pdf

Pan Am Junior Championships Selection Criteria - Revised May 3, 2005

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4673


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 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 brian.mcalder@bcathletics.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 peterogilvie@bcathletics.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 & fax)

BC Games
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

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
www.wada-ama.org/en/t3.asp?p=41627

EVENT LISTINGS

Major and upcoming events sanctioned by BC Athletics

Details, direct links and contacts
www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm 

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in yellow) with contact information:

Track & Field

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm

Road Running

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm

Marathons

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm 

Road Relays & Ultra

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr2.htm 

Cross Country and Trail Running

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_xc.htm

Race Walking

see Track & Field above

Triathlon/Duathlon

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tri.htm

BC RANKINGS

2005 rankings to date are now posted:

Road Running:

www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings

Track & Field

www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings

TEAM SELECTION AND RELATED INFORMATION

www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm


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