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Friday, September 23, 2005
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Highlights from this issue:
- Athletics Canada Carding Criteria, Application Forms and Contracts
- 2006 Commonwealth Games - Athlete Declaration deadline
- 2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nomination Forms
- 2006-2012 Strategic Plan - DRAFT
- BC Athletics Employment Opportunities
- Winter 2005/2005 Road Running Performance Clinic
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
BC Officials, Mark your calendar!
The Officials AGM will be November 20 at Madison's Restaurant in
Abbotsford. All BC Officials are invited to attend, details to follow.
Officials Incentive Awards
Each year BC Officials have the opportunity to qualify for the
incentive awards program. These awards include BC Athletics golf shirts,
fleece vest, poncho, sports bag, and new for this year, a sweatshirt.
Officials qualify for incentive awards through credits earned at BCA
sanctioned events through out the season.
To determine your eligibility, send a COPY of your credit card, before
October 15, to:
#24 730 122 Street
Surrey BC V3W 1B4
Awards will be available for pick up at the BC Officials AGM.
2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nomination Forms
Deadline for nomination: November 30, 2005
2006-2012 Strategic Plan - DRAFT - of the identified Foundation
Components and Critical Elements that are proposed as the framework of the
2006-2012 Strategic Plan.
The BC Athletics Planning Committee (Chair, Jim Cummins, Jim Gallagher,
John Bird, Tom Hastie and BC Athletics staff Brian McCalder) would like to
present, as a first step in the process of membership involvement and
consultation, the 2006-2012 Strategic Plan - DRAFT - of the identified
Foundation Components and Critical Elements that are proposed as the
framework of the 2006-2012 Strategic Plan.
The presentation contains 4 main areas:
- Preamble to the BC Athletics Strategic Plan - Setting the
- The identification of the Foundation Components of:
- Athlete / Participant Development
- Competition / Participation Program
- Organizational Capacity
- Guiding Statements for each of the Foundation Components that help
set the framework to guide the Critical Elements of each of the
- Critical Elements - which have been identified as a critical
component essential for success within each of the Foundation
The Planning Committee has presented this draft to the Board of
Directors who have approved it in principle. The next step is to have the
membership (clubs, individuals and association committees):
- review the presentation
- ask questions of the Planning Committee
- make recommendations for additions and changes which the planning
committee will receive, review, consult with the individual, club or
committee on in order to determine how this best fits into the plan.
- validate the:
- direction the plan has taken
- Foundation Elements (notwithstanding any recommendations or
- Critical components (notwithstanding any recommendations or
This is a very critical step in the planning process as it sets the
framework around which the Goals, Objectives, Strategies,
Actions/Activities are developed. It is the foundation and framework of
the plan and the Planning Committee needs your input.
The intent of the Planning Committee is that the Strategic Plan should
be Robust, Dynamic and Flexible.
You can direct any questions to the following members of the Planning
Your replies, feedback and recommendations of additions and changes
should be sent to: all of the Planning Committee members by October
Thank you very much for taking the time to review, input and being
involved in the future direction of BC Athletics and Athletics in British
Rising Stars in Athletics - Sean LaForest
week's profile is on 2005 BC Senior Team Member and Canada Games Team
Member, BC Senior Champion and Canada Games Gold Medallist—Sean
Hometown: Mission, BC
Club: Valley Royals
Coach: Ron Bunting
2005 Best Performance & Ranking:
Hammer - 57.92m BC Senior #3rd / Can Senior #4th
2005 Canada Games Hammer Champion
2005 Canadian National Championships Hammer - 6th
2005 NAIA Outdoor Championships Hammer - 4th
2005 BC Senior Hammer Champion
Track & Field Team Selection:
2004-2005 UBC Track and Field Team member
2005 BC Senior Team member
2005 TEAM BC - Canada Summer Games member
Carding Criteria, Application Forms and Contracts - 2005/2006
2006 Commonwealth Games - Athlete Declaration deadline
Winter 2005/2005 Road Running Performance Clinic
This clinic is for all runners who wish to improve their running
fitness level and performance. Should already be comfortable running 25-30
miles per week (regardless of pace). Includes a formal interval training
session every Wednesday night, plus coaching and personal consultation
from John Hill (certified Level 2 coach). Presented by the Road Running
Division of BC Athletics.
- Long Program 1:
26 weeks Wednesday nights starting September 28, 2005 at 6p.m. through
to May 2, 2006.
- Long Program 2:
24 weeks Wednesday nights starting October 19, 2005 at 6 p.m. through
to May 3, 2006.
- Short Program:
17 weeks January 4 2006 though to May 3, 2006
For complete information and registration:
Final 2005 Timex Series Rankings
BC 10K Road Race Team - Selection Criteria
The 2005 Canadian 10k Road Running Championships will be held in
Winnipeg, Manitoba on Sunday, October 9th. Stay tuned to the Athletics
Canada website www.athleticscanada.com
for additional information regarding entries and the technical package.
All athletes who achieve the Performance Standards listed below are
eligible to compete in the 2005 Timex Canadian Road Race Championships.
All runners must be registered members of a member branch of Athletics
Canada prior to the championship date, in order to participate in the
championships. All performances must be achieved in 2005 sanctioned road
Distance Male Female
5 km 15:50 18:45
10 km 33:30 40:00
1/2 Marathon 1:14:05 1:28:30
Marathon 2:36:10 3:06:40
Standards for 5 km, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon are based on the 10 km
standards, calculated using the Mercier Tables.
performances and rankings in the BC Timex Road Running Series will be
considered for Team Selection. Please see the General Criteria for
Selection at: www.bcathletics.org/gensel.htm.
IAAF Competition Rules for Road Running
BC 10k Road Running Championships
November 20, FILA Fall Classic 10km, Vancouver BC (UBC) www.fallclassicrun.ca
Runners, try out this measurement device on your favourite running
Using Google Map technology (satellite images and street maps of the
world to scale), a group has created a tool that allows the user to
measure distance using marker points. Simply plot out points of your
favourite running route and the tool will tell you how far you have run,
and show you the mile/km markers along the way.
2005 Fall Cross Country and Trail Running Calendar
2005 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series
The Lower Mainland Cross Country Series is looking for volunteers
wishing to assist with the coordination of the series. If you have
participated in this series in the past or would just like to help please
contact Jake Madderom, 604-433-3371 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional X-C Series in BC
Download a printable one-page flyer listing all the regional Cross
Country Series meets in BC:
2005 BC Cross Country Championships
October 22, Crescent Park, Surrey BC (White Rock) www.bcathletics.org/main/cross_country.htm#champs
Canadian Cross Country Championships
December 3, 2005
Jericho Park - Vancouver
Technical Package and entry forms: www.bcathletics.org/main/xcnationals05.htm
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 email@example.com.
BC & Canadian Cross Country Championships Flyer
Download a printable 2-page flyer with information and schedules for
both the 2005 BC Cross Country Championships and Canadian Cross Country
IAAF Competition Rules for Cross Country Running
Courses & Seminars
Run Jump Throw Teachers Instructor Workshop - Terrace, Sep 30
See the following link for more course and registration information: www.bcathletics.org/ws_rjt_sep30.htm
Workshop Listings for Fall 2005
See the following link for a list of upcoming RJT Instructor Training
Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for
See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and
Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjtoutcomes.pdf
Employment & volunteer Opportunities
BC Athletics - Technical Manager Track & Field and
Director Power/Speed Event Group
BC Athletics in partnership with the Pacific Sport, National Sport
Centre - Greater Vancouver invites applications for the full time position
of Technical Manager Track & Field and Director Power/Speed Event
Group. This is one position that will have responsibility for the
Technical Management and Development of Track & Field in British
Columbia along with providing enhanced leadership in the Power/Speed Event
Group (Throws, Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles, and Combined Events). This
individual must be a visionary, energized by the opportunity and have the
ability to engage others in the collective achievement of the goals and
objectives of the Track and Field program in British Columbia.
Working with Athletes, Coaches, Officials, BC Athletics Committees and
Staff the responsibilities include:
- The management of Coaches and Officials Education and Training.
- Leadership and liason with the Age Group Committees (3) in the Track
& Field Division.
- In cooperation with BC Athletics Committees; Event Groups; Clubs;
National / Regional Centres; and other Agencies initiate and manage
athlete development and competition opportunities, including programs
for Disabled and targeted athlete groups.
- Manage the BC Team program, the Track & Field Championships
program and liaise with National Championship host committees when
held in BC.
- Communication and liaison with Regional, Provincial, National and
International Athletics Centres.
- Initiating and managing together with the Power/Speed Event Group
Reps - P/S Development Camps.
- Outreach Programs, together with the Event Group Reps, to identified
P/S athletes and personal coaches.
- Providing leadership together with the BC Event Group Reps for
Power/Speed event development in BC.
- National Power/Speed Event Group liaison.
Qualifications and Experience:
- A self starter and effective communicator with a proven ability to
work well with volunteers, committees and staff in a team environment.
- Coaching Certification - fully certified Level 3 and be eligible for
or have Athletics Course Conductor status.
- A degree in Physical Education; Kinesiology; Human Kinetics;
Coaching; Sport Management; Recreation; Education or related field -
- Experience in: Coaching at the Club/School/University level;
Management; Program Design/Implementation; Planning; and Leadership
within a work and/or volunteer environment is important.
- Computer knowledge and experience using Word Processing;
Spreadsheets; and the Internet.
- Knowledge of the sport of Athletics at the club, provincial and
This is a full time position located at the BC Athletics office in
Vancouver and will require some travelling. The salary is dependent upon
training and experience. The position also provides benefits and travel
support. The projected starting time: October/November 2005.
BC Athletics as an equal opportunity employer, invites applications
from all interested and qualified individuals.
Applications must be received by Friday, September 30/05 and should
include: A covering letter; your resume; and at least 3 references.
Mail, fax or eMail applications to: BC Athletics, 1367 West Broadway, Ste
206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9
Fax: (604) 737-3171 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Administrative Assistant Employment
Opportunity - Part Time
BC Athletics is currently seeking a part time administrative
assistant for the BC Athletics Run Jump Throw Program. Under the
direction of the Provincial RunJumpThrow Program Coordinator, the
Administrative Assistant will:
- Manage the RJT data base, filing and information systems
- Manage the contacts for the RJT program
- Coordinate mailings, electronic communications and respond to
general enquiries regarding the RJT program
- Prepare and coordinate the materials and equipment for RJT
- Order and inventory RJT materials and equipment
- Be familiar with the RJT Program and have the ability to assist in
Desirable Skills, Knowledge, Interest
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of and experience in working with Excel, Word and other
computer communication programs
- Be able to work in a team and individual environment
- Be adaptable and have the ability to respond quickly and
- Good organizational and time management skills
- An interest in physical activity and youth
- A contract position ongoing as per project funding
- Wage rate $15/hr + expenses related to the delivery of the RJT
- 2 days per week totalling 10 hrs per week
- Working from the BC Athletics Office in Vancouver
This is a part time position located at the BC Athletics office in
Vancouver and may require some lifting, set up and travelling.
BC Athletics as an equal opportunity employer, invites applications
from all interested and qualified individuals.
Application and Deadline:
- Please submit a letter of application along with your resume and
references by: September 30, 2005
- Your application should be sent to: BC Athletics, ATTN.
Thelma Wright, RJT Program Coordinator, 1367 West Broadway, Ste 206,
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9
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
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
June 25, 2005
Compliance with Athlete Whereabouts Program
(Ottawa, Ontario - August 30, 2005) - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in
Sport (CCES) wishes to advise the sport community that, as of October 1,
2005, it will implement the compliance component of the revised Athlete
Whereabouts Program Guidelines which accompany the Canadian Anti-Doping
For More Info:
Or Download the PDF:
Community Sport Programs for Aboriginal Girls and Young Women
The 2005 Athletics Canada Technical Congress
“Making the difference as a Canadian Coach: Coaching Development
& System Building”
November 25th to 27th, 2005
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
- Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk, Past Head Coach, Soviet Union Track &
Field Team, and personal coach to 23 Olympic medallists.
- Peter Eriksson: Head Coach US Paralympics Track & Field Team
& personal coach to Chantal Petitclerc, world record holder &
winner of 16 Paralympic medals.
- Gary Winckler: Head Coach, University of Illinois Women’s Track
& Field Team & personal coach to 2003 World Outdoor & 2004
World Indoor Champion Perdita Felicien.
Friday, November 25th, 2005
Foote Field Board Room
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Athletics Canada Board of Directors Meeting
University of Alberta: School of Business: Stollery Centre
7:00 pm to 9.00 pm Coaching Education Session #1
9:00 pm to 11:30pm Reception: Stollery Centre
Saturday, November 26th, 2005:
University of Alberta School of Business: Stollery Centre
08:45 am to 12:00 pm Domestic Business
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch: Keynote Speaker
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm Coaching Education Session #2: Concurrent Speakers
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Coaching Education Session #3: Concurrent Speakers
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Dinner with Guest Speaker. Club Development
Sunday, November 27th, 2005:
University of Alberta School of Business: Stollery Centre
8:45 am to 10:00 am Women in Coaching Roundtable
10:15 am to 11:45 am Club Development in Canada
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm Performance Enhancement Teams: Forum
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm Closing Address
Event Site: University of Alberta, School of Business: Stollery
Accommodation: The Campus Towers Suite Hotel. The Campus Towers is a
five-minute walk from the Stollery Centre. We have secured a nightly rate
of $102 per room per night plus taxes at the Campus Towers. Please call
the hotel directly to make reservations at 1-888-962-2522. Quote booking
number 114994 when making the reservation.
To register for the Technical Congress please contact Scott Luck at the
Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre: 780 492 6868
Cost: $150 includes Friday night reception, Saturday Lunch & Saturday
Canadian Masters Athletic Association Records
The Canadian Masters Athletic Association keeps Canadian Records in
five-year age groups from 35-39 and older for men and women in the
- Indoor track and field
- Outdoor track & field
- Racewalking (road & track)
- Multi-events (decathlon, etc)
- Roadrunning (men 40-44 +)
The CMAA also publishes the current marks in the annual Canadian
Masters Record Book, published in May.
If you have broken a listed CAN record, you have to fill out an
application to let the CMAA know of your achievement. Certain details are required – wind readings, photo timing, downhill
courses, certified throwing implements, etc, that affect the validity of a
potential record. Records and application forms are on the CMAA site www.canadianmastersathletics.com
Please take the time to submit an application to help keep the records
up to date.
CMAA Director Of Communications
Around the Track - What's new on the track scene in BC
Contact: Thelma Wright BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Coordinator
Phone 604 737 3175 email@example.com
2006 Commonwealth Games selection criteria now available
Athletics Canada 2005 - 2006 Carding Criteria and Application Form
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Brian
McCalder at email@example.com.
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
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
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:
Track & Field
TEAM SELECTION AND RELATED INFORMATION
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.