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ISSUE #25-2005
Thursday, June 30, 2005

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

In this issue:

  • BC Teams Staff Announced
  • BC Junior Team for the 2005 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
  • BC Senior Team for the 2005 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships
  • BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships
  • BC Juvenile Track & Field Championships
  • BC Summer Games Midget Alternate Meet
  • Canada Games Trials
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Jarid Vaughan
  • Coach's Corner - Laurier Primeau
  • 2005 Calendar of Events Updates
  • Coaching Seminar Series: July 18th to 21st, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 2005 Calendar of Events Ready for Pick Up
  • 2005 Cross Country Trip to California

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend!

Here's wishing you all safe and happy holiday weekend. Drive safely to and from your events, slap on the SPF 15+ and keep yourselves well hydrated. We're told the sun is going to come out ………somewhere in B.C.!!


BC Teams Staff Announced

BC Juvenile Team:

Head Coach & Throws - Richard Collier
Distance - Rob Connors
Sprints & Hurdles - Peter Raddatz
Jumps - Elena Voloshin
Managers - Irene Hanson-Monnie

BC Junior Team:

Throws - Ron Bunting
Distance & Walks - Rob Connors
Sprints & Hurdles - Peter Ogilvie
Jumps - Barb Vida
Multi Events - Laurier Primeau
Manager - Bev Dilorio

BC Senior Team:

Throws - Richard Collier
Distance & Walks - Graeme Fell
Sprints & Hurdles - Laurier Primeau
Jumps & Combined Events - Ron Parker
Manager - Bev Dilorio

BC Canada Summer Games Team:

Head Coach & Jumps - Ron Parker
Throws - Ron Bunting
Distance - Sue Northey
Sprints & Hurdles - Tony Dickson
Combined Events - Amber Gilbert
Manager - Bev Dilorio
Manager - Ryan Sullivan


BC Junior Team for the 2005 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships

Athlete: 	 	Event(s): 	 Club: 		Hometown: 
Joel Primus 		1500m 		 Valley Royals 	Abbotsford
Mikaela Patterson 	DT	 	 Valley Royals 	Abbotsford 
Heather Mancell 	1500m & 800m 	 Coq. Cheetahs 	Anmore 
Billie Whitegibson 	100m & 200m 	 Coq. Cheetahs  Burnaby 
Dylan Gant 		3000m S/C 	 Unattached 	Burnaby 
Curtis Moss 		JT	 	 Central Track 	Burnaby 
Daniel Mallie 		800m 		 South Fraser 	Delta 
Rochelle Kokayko 	HT	 	 Kelowna 	Kelowna 
Angela Shaw 		800m 		 Valley Royals 	Langley 
Kevin Friesen 		5000m 		 Nanaimo 	Nanaimo 
Mike Mason 		HJ		 Valley Royals 	Nanoose Bay 
Chris Winter 		3000m S/C 	 NorWesters 	N Vancouver 
Traci Boss 		400mH & 400m 	 Coq. Cheetahs 	Pt Coquitlam 
Geoff Martinson 	800m 		 Prince George	Pr George 
Trey Henderson 		HT		 Kajaks 	Richmond 
Chelsea Payne 		HT, SP & DT	 Kajaks 	Richmond 
Heather Zavaduk 	PV		 Track 54.50 	Smithers 
Joe Eppele 		HT		 Kajaks 	Squamish 
Justin Kripps 		100m 		 Penticton Ath. Summerland 
Tyrell Mara 		DT		 Kajaks		Surrey 
Leo Murray 		LJ & 100m 	 Kajaks 	Surrey 
Melissa Appelt 		400mH 		 Unattached	Surrey 
Kristen Kolstad 	1500m & 3000m	 South Fraser	Surrey 
Corri Fell 		400mH & 100mH 	 Thunderbirds 	Vancouver 
Rob Negrin 		SP & DT 	 Thunderbirds 	Vancouver 
Aaron Dixon 		Decathlon 	 Thunderbirds 	Vancouver 
Piper Hayes 		2000mS/C & 3000m Unattached	Vancouver 
Andrew Spiro 		JT		 Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Camille Richard 	TJ, LJ & 100mH	 West Vancouver W Vancouver 
Karly Neveu 		HJ		 South Fraser 	White Rock 

BC Senior Team for the 2005 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships

Athlete:		 Event(s):	Club:		Hometown:
Krista Woodward	 	 JT		Central Track	New Westm.
Matt Clifford		 PV		Valley Royals	Abbotsford
Rebecca Johnstone	 800m		Unattached	Bowen Island
Neal Hurtubise		 400m		Unattached	Coquitlam
Richard Mosley		 5000m		Valley Royals	Coquitlam
Graham Morfitt		 JT		Comox V. CougarsCourtney
Gary Reed		 800m		Pacific Ath.	Kamloops
Dylan Armstrong		 SP		Kamloops	Kamloops
Mike Ankerman		 HT		Kelowna		Kelowna
Lauren Seibel		 400m		VOC		Kelowna
Andy Miller		 PV		Valley Royals	Langley
Jas Gill		 HJ		Valley Royals	Mission
Sean La Forest		 HT		Valley Royals	Mission
Jeff  Wallis		 SP		VISSA		Nanaimo
Shannon Elmer		 1500m		UBC		New Westm.
Meredith MacGregor	 3000m S/C	Valley Royals	Surrey
Graeme Wells		 1500m		Kajaks		Surrey
Novelle Murray		 DT		Kajaks		Surrey
Ryan Hayden		 1500m		Kajaks		Richmond
Lauren Welch		 400mH		Thunderbirds	Vancouver
Courtney Inman		 1500m		Valley Royals	Vancouver
Andrew Cooke		 400mH		VOC		Vancouver
Aaron Heidt		 1500m		Kajaks		Vancouver
Jerry Ziak		 5000m		Unattached	Vancouver
Melina Thibodeau	 800m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Ray Ardill		 400m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Trevor O'Brien		 1500m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Aimee Teteris		 800m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Katie Vermeulen		 1500m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Nancy Fedoruk		 1500m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Nick Walker		 3000m S/C	Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Graeme Pitches		 400mH		Unattached	W. Vancouver

BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships

Entry package is now available at:
www.kajaks.org/events/bcjd.htm
Entry Deadline: July 11, 2005


2005 Calendar of Events Updates

  • Hershey Harriers All Comers Meet - July 5, 2005
    Masters Women's 40 - 49, 4 X 800m Relay World Record attempt. There will be lanes open for men's or women's relay teams of any age to participate in this race. Athletes from Victoria are coming over on July 5th to run in the 800m and 1500m events.
  • July 6, 2005 Victoria High Performance Meet CANCELLED
  • July 23, 2005 Mountain Run Off Trail Run, Golden BC CANCELLED

BC Juvenile Track & Field Championships
BC Summer Games Midget Alternate Meet
Canada Games Trials

July 23 - 24 2005 - Abbotsford BC
www.valleyroyals.org/ 

Canada Summer Games - "Dummies for Team BC registration" now available

www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/teambcreg.pdf (1.25 MB)


Attention Track & Field Meet Directors!

  • 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")"

2005 Calendar of Events Ready for Pick Up

There are still a few Lower Mainland clubs who have not picked up their 2005 Calendar of Events at the BC Athletics office at #206 - 2367 W. Broadway (Hemlock & Broadway). We are open from 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Visitor parking is available on level P3 (take the down ramp next the Mercedes Benz Dealership on 8th Avenue) 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 Jarid Vaughan

This week's profile is on 2003 High School Champion, 2004 BC Junior team member and 2005 BC Senior Gold Medalist in the 100m & 200m - Jarid Vaughan.

Jarid Vaughan
Born: 1985
Hometown: Langley
Club: Metro Athletic Club
Coach: Peter Ogilvie
Event: 100m, 200m, 400m & HJ

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

100m (10.87) - BC: Senior - 2nd
200m (21.70) - BC: Senior - 1st / CAN: 19th
400m (48.54) - BC: Senior - 5th / CAN:
High Jump (2.05m - 2004) - BC: Junior - 2nd / CAN: 21st

Achievements:

2005 BC Senior 100m & 200m Champion
2004 BC Junior Championships Silver Medalist
2003 Western Canada Games High Jump Bronze Medalist
2003 BC High School High Jump Gold Medalist

Track & Field Team Selection:

2004 - BC Junior Team
2003 - Western Canada Games Team


Coach's Corner - Laurier Primeau

This month's profile is on a former member of the Canadian National Senior Team, a member of the Junior & Senior Track & Field Committee, 2005 Canadian Pan Am Junior Coach, Teacher at St Georges School and Head coach of the Vancouver Thunderbirds - Laurier Primeau.

Laurier is a active member of BC Juv, Jr, Sr Track and Field Committee and is a valued member executive of the BC High School Track & Field Association. He is currently the head coach of the Vancouver Thunderbirds and St Georges School track and field program. Laurier has successfully organized many events including the "2004/2005 Best in the West Spring Break tour" to Arizona & Florida. Also, he is the coordinator for the Vancouver Thunderbirds outreach program for elementary schools in Vancouver area.

Laurier Primeau

Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Club: Vancouver Thunderbirds

Athletes:

Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell - 2004 Canadian National Legion 400m Hurdles Champion
Kelsey Decamillis - 2004 Canadian Junior Championships Shot Put - 3rd
Cloe Hewitt - 2004 Canadian Junior Heptathlon Champion
Jessica Olfert - 2004 BC Junior 100mH Champion
Lauren Welch - 2004 Canadian Junior Championships 400mH - 3rd
Michael Clapson - 2004 BC High School Pole Vault Champion
Reid Gustavson - 2004 BC Juvenile Decathlon Champion
Dan Mezheritsky - 2004 NACAC Games Decathlon - 4th place
Joel Newbert - 2004 Canadian National Legion Championships 400m - 3rd


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

ATHLETICS CANADA

Athletics Canada Names Canada's Top Youth Athletes to 2005 IAAF World Youth Championships Team

June 28, 2005 Ottawa - Thirty-eight of Canada's finest youth track and field athletes (aged 15-17 as of December 31, 2005) have been named to the national team which will represent Canada at the upcoming IAAF World Youth Championships taking place in Marrakech - MOR, July 13-17.

"The World Youth Championships will provide a great opportunity for young Canadian athletes to have their first exposure to international track and field," says Bruce Pirnie, head coach of the Canadian team competing in Marrakech. "At thirty-eight athletes, this is one of the largest teams Canada has brought to the World Youth Championships. This success is a reflection of all the hard work that is being done in school and club athletics in Canada. "

The following highly-ranked athletes have qualified for the team according to Athletics Canada's selection criteria and have been approved for selection to the team by the association's selection committee. Athletics Canada congratulates each team member and looks forward to their participation on the world youth team in less than a month.

TEAM CANADA AT THE 2005 IAAF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

WOMEN

NAME, YEAR OF BIRTH, EVENT, HOMETOWN / PROVINCE

BIEWALD, Jennie, 1988, 1500m, Ottawa, ON
BISHOP, Melissa, 1988, 400, Eganville, ON
BOUDREAU, Isabelle, 1989, DT, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC
BUTTINGER, Madelaine, 1989, HJ & 400mH, Waterloo, ON
CARSON, Lindsay, 1989, 1500m, Cambridge, ON
DUCLOS-LANIER, Gabrialla, 1988, PV, Ste. Foy, QC
DUMONT-BRETON, Myriam, 1988, DT, Pohénégamook, QC
EGAMI, Lisa, 1988, 800m, Coquitlum, BC
GALLAGHER, Kathryn, 1988, HEP, Courtenay, BC
GLEADLE, Elizabeth, 1988, JT, Vancouver, BC
HYACINTH, Kimberly, 1989, 100m, La Chendie, QC
IRVINE, Stacey, 1989, PV, Telkwa, BC
MACCORQODALE, Emmalynne, 1990, HT, Nanaimo, BC
SHEPPARD, Emily, 1988, HJ, Vancouver, BC
SMITH, Stephanie, 1990, 1500m, Aurora, ON
STEACY, Heather, 1988, HT, Lethbridge, AB
SULLIVAN, Deanna, 1988, 400m, St. Albert, AB
THEISEN, Brianne, 1988, HEP, Homboldt, SK
WACHNA, Bethanie, 1988, JT, Windsor, ON
WELLINGTON, Whitney, 1988, 200m, Surrey, BC
WELLS, Sarah, 1989, 400mH, Markham, ON
TOTAL 21

MEN

NAME, YEAR OF BIRTH, EVENT, HOMETOWN / PROVINCE

ANDERSON, Michael, 1988, 3000m, Ajax, ON
BERLINIC, David, 1988, LJ, Quill Lake, SK
BOORSMA, Kyle, 1988, 3000m, Guelph, ON
BRETT, Allan, 1988, 1500m, Ottawa, ON
CHAREST, Jonathan, 1988, 100m & 200m, St. Tite, QC
ELDREDGE, Dustin, 1988, 800m, Whitby, ON
GAGNE, Alexandre, 1988, 10kmRW, Ste-Jeanne D'arc, QC
GLASGOW, Jamie, 1988, 100m, Malton, ON
GREIF, Justin, 1988, DT, Tisdale, SK
GRINSTEAD, Justin, 1988, 400mH, Orillia, ON
GUSTAVSON, Reid, 1988, Oct, West-Vancouver, BC
JONES, Blake, 1989, 400mH, Mansonville, QC
LAVOIE, Olivier, 1988, 2000mSC, Sainte-Adèle, QC
LIM, Kevin, 1988, 400m, North Vancouver, BC
MARPOLE-BIRD, Justin, 1988, 1500m, Vancouver, BC
O'GORMAN, Mitchell, 1988, 200m, Edmonton, AB
REID, Jonathan, 1988, 400m, Lasalle, ON
TOTAL 17

TEAM STAFF

COACHES

Head Coach: Bruce Pirnie, Winnipeg, MB
Assistant Coach: Gary Crossley, St. Jacob's, ON
Assistant Coach: Al Johnston, Nanaimo, BC
Assistant Coach: Greg Peters, Smithers, BC
Assistant Coach: Georgette Reed, Edmonton, AB
Assistant Coach: Rashed Din, Ville St-Laurent, QC
Assistant Coach: Karl Meissner, Lloydminster, AB

MANAGERS

Team Manager: Paula Jones, Nepean, ON
Team Manager: Janet Neufeld, Westminster, BC

MEDICAL STAFF

Team Doctor: Shelby Karpman, Edmonton, AB
Physiotherapist: Connie Beukeboom, Carlingwood, ON

Athletics Canada was allowed to select a maximum of two athletes per event, providing both athletes met the Athletics Canada standard. The selection period took place between July 23, 2004 and June 22, 2005. For more information on the selection criteria and the selection process, please refer to: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4671.

The world youth championships will feature almost 2000 athletes defending the colours of over 160 countries. Team members will travel to Marrakech on July 8 and 9.

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:
Penny Joyce
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3305
pjoyce@athletics.ca


Athletics Canada and Mondo Join Forces

(June 29, 2005) Ottawa, ON- Athletics Canada and Mondo are pleased to announce a new sponsorship agreement which will see the industry's leading track surfacing company as the official supplier of facility products for Canada's national track and field association through to the 2008 Olympics.

Known as a leader in the rubber flooring industry, producing durable and high performance sport and commercial surfaces, Mondo is the official supplier to the IAAF and has served as the official track supplier of the last eight Olympic Games. As well, Mondo has been the track of choice at the past five World Championships in Athletics in addition to this year's upcoming championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Focusing their research on creating products that are ergonomically correct for the human body, Mondo tracks are considered to be the fastest in the world as evidenced by the more than 200 world records and countless national and personal best records having been set on their surface.

Mondo also recently incorporated a multi purpose flooring that will allow schools and community centres to take advantage of the Mondo durability while meeting a multitude of needs not only limited to track and field.

"We're delighted to be associated with a world wide leader such as Mondo," says Athletics Canada Chief Operating Officer, Joanne Mortimore. "This partnership is a natural fit for us as we both look to take our performances to new levels. We look forward to creating a long term partnership with Mondo that will benefit both Athletics Canada and its athletes for years to come."

"We have been involved in the Track & Field world since 1969, when we introduced the first pre-manufactured, vulcanized natural rubber track. Nowadays, Mondo is still the only company capable of manufacturing the most uniform track surface in the world", says Federico Stroppiana, President Mondo America, Inc. "Being located in Canda, we are only too happy to be able to join forces with Athletics Canada and together help in the development of Track and Filed across the nation."

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

Penny Joyce         or              Federico Stoppiana
Athletics Canada                    Mondo America, Inc.
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3305         (450) 967-5800
pjoyce@athletics.ca               fstroppiana@mondousa.com 

Cross Country

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@bcathletics.org. 604-737-3174.


2005 Cross Country Trip to California

September 23 - 26, 2005
Meet: Dana Hills Cross Country Invitational www.dhhs.net/cc/invitational.html
Costs: $600 approximately (includes airfare & all taxes, ground transportation, meet entry, meet t-shirt, Accommodation). Athletes responsible for food costs
Group Size: 26
Ages: Athletes in grades 9 -12 (Fall 2005)
Group Leader: Andrew Lenton

Interested athletes, coaches, & parents should contact Andrew Lenton ASAP to reserve a space. A $100 deposit will be required to save you a spot on the tour. First come, first served. Bookings have been completed.

Team leader Andrew Lenton is a cross country coach at Terry Fox Secondary School and a coach with Golden Ears Athletics. He has previously lived in the Beverly Hills area for several years and is very familiar with the Los Angeles area.

For a sample itinerary and further information please contact Andrew Lenton:
Email: golden_eagle@telus.net
Telephone: (604) 463-4796
Web: www.golden-ears.org


NorWesters set to host 3rd Annual X-Country Camp at Whistler

When: Friday August 26 - Wednesday August 31, 2005 
Location: Whistler, BC

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 in June 24 Bulletin


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 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

Courses & Seminars

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


Aboriginal Coaching Manual Course

The Aboriginal Coaching Manual (ACM) is a supplemental training resource for Coaches. The Manual responds to the desire to have a national training curriculum with content that reflects the uniqueness of Aboriginal cultures, values and lifestyles. No coaching experience is required and participants must be a minimum age of 16.

All participants must be a member of ASRA in good standing. Information is available at www.asra.ca or by request via e-mail to asra@asra.ca or facsimile (250) 544-8173.

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

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


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 


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


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.

  • 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 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

  • 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


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.