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Friday, February 4, 2005
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In this issue:
- Family Tax Credits for Children's Sports - Voice Your Support!
- Call for Event Management volunteers for new BC Athletics programs
- Website - Rising Stars in Athletics and Coach's Corner
- 2005 Awards Banquet Photos available
- Athletics Canada Looking for Bilingual Managers
- 2005 BC Team Standards and Selection Criteria for Juvenile, Junior
and Senior Teams
- BC Team Staff Application - Coaches and Managers - Deadline
- 2005 Junior Relay Camp Invitation and Information, Athlete
Declaration Document and Eligible Athletes List
- Caribbean Training Camp and Competition
- Run, Jump, Throw (RJT) National Coaching Certification Program -
Port Alberni, BC
- Level I and Level II Technical Coaching Certification Courses
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Family Tax Credits for Children's Sports
On February 2, 2005, MLA Christy Clark announced her plans for a
Private Member's Motion asking the provincial government to implement
family tax credits for children's sports, recreation and arts program
registration fees. Please see the attached media release and Vancouver Sun
Sport BC strongly believes in supporting initiatives that increase
accessibility to amateur sport. When barriers to participation are
lowered, more British Columbians will be active. If you support this
initiative, it's easy to voice your opinion:
- Write a letter, or send an email, stating your personal support of
this motion as a British Columbian taxpayer (not your organization's
- Send it to Ms. Christy Clark's constituency office at 2816 St.
John's St., Port Moody, BC V3H 2C1 or email it to: email@example.com
- Courtesy copy (cc) your local MLA (use this website to find address
and/or email information: www.legis.gov.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm)
- Blind carbon copy (bcc) Sport BC at Brock.Turner@sport.bc.ca
or send us a copy of your letter for our records. (You may be contacted
for future campaigns.)
- Visit Christy Clark's website and complete the on-line petition www.christyclark.net
- Send this request out to your contacts all over the province.
It will only take a few minutes out of your time but there are numerous
benefits to getting involved:
- At a provincial level, it demonstrates a united effort for the
betterment of amateur sport.
- On a community level, this grass-roots action demonstrates teamwork
and builds our network of sport leaders.
- At a club level, membership numbers may increase.
- On a personal level, your family's income taxes could be reduced.
Thank you for your support of amateur sport in British Columbia.
President & CEO
Attention All 2005 BC Athletics Sanctioned Events
All 2005 BC Athletics sanctioned events are reminded to get their
Sanction forms and fees in to the BC Athletics office as soon as possible.
Sanction forms can be found at:
New on the BC Athletics Website
New in the "track and field" section - Rising Stars in
Every week we'll include a snapshot glimpse of the athletes that are
making waves in the athletic scene in BC and around the World. This week's
profile is on Olympic pole vaulter Stephanie McCann.
New in the "coaches" section - Coach's Corner
Every month we will be including a snapshot glimpse of the coaches in
BC who mentor and develop our athletes. These individuals unselfishly give
their time and energy every day as they help to develop BC athletes into
provincial, national and international champions. This month's profile is
on BC Athletics 2004 Coaching Excellence: High Performance Coach of the
Year, Don Steen.
World Athletics Day Applications
2005 World Athletics Day - Call for Applications
Deadline February 11th www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=5217
Athletics Canada Committee Application
Here is the link on the AC website for the call for committee
2005 Awards Banquet Photos
Anyone wanting to purchase photographs taken at the Annual Awards
Banquet should contact David Dolsen directly. He can be reached at (604)
307-6945 or (604) 875-6945.
2005 Calendar of Events on the Website
The 2005 Road Running, Cross Country Running and Track and Field
calendars can be found on our website at: www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_index.htm
The hardcopy edition will follow.
Call for Event Management Volunteers for new BC Athletics Programs
BC Track and Field - a Division of BC Athletics is seeking 6 highly
creative, motivated, and enthusiastic self-starters to produce special
events and execute new BC Athletics programs beginning in 2005. Our ideal
candidates must have experience in a related field (Public Relations,
Event Management, Communications, or Marketing) and be able to capitalize
on trends and develop unique event solutions.
Volunteers must be multi-task performers with exceptional
writing/verbal communication skills. You must be a team player and hard
worker dedicated to getting ahead. You must be willing to work with BC
Athletics staff and the Board of Directors to develop our projects.
Please send your letter of application and resume, to the attention of
BC Athletics Technical Manager Track & Field, 1367 west Broadway,
Suite 206, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4A9 by close of working day February 11,
BC Athletics thanks all those who apply, however please note that only
those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline for applications - February 11, 2005.
E-mail resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 BC Team Standards and Selection Criteria for Juvenile, Junior and
Juvenile Standards and Selection Criteria:
Junior Standards and Selection Criteria:
Senior Standards and Selection Criteria:
Note: The BCJD Committee is reviewing the proposed 15 year old team
selection criteria and standards. They will be posted when available.
General Criteria for Funding Support and BC Team Selection
Athlete Declaration Form and Event/Best Performance 2005
BC Team Staff Application Coaches & Managers **DEADLINE FEBRUARY
Individuals are encouraged to apply for positions with BC Athletics
Teams in the role of Coach or Manager. Individuals must meet certain
requirements in order to be considered for positions. Selected Coaches and
Managers will be required to commit to assisting in Team and Individual
Athlete Preparation should that be requested.
Any coach wishing to consider applying for a position on a BC
Provincial Team, please register online no later than February 15, 2005
Athletics Canada Looking for Bilingual Managers
Athletics Canada is seeking bilingual managers for the 2005 National
Teams. They are looking for individuals who would be able to assist in a
managerial role and could serve in a bilingual capacity. Please contact
Kevin Bean at the Athletics Canada office by Wednesday, February 9th.
2005 Junior Relay Camp
2005 Junior Relay Camp Invitation and Information, Athlete Declaration
Document and Eligible Athletes List:
COURSES, CLINICS, CAMPS & SEMINARS
Coaching Certification 2005
Any coaches interested in upgrading their current coaching level(s) or
new coaches wanting to become certified during 2005 should
email Peter Ogilvie 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
Level 1 Track & Field Technical Coaching Certification Course
Dates: February 26-27, 2005
Location: Vanier Sports Centre, Courtenay
Instructor: Tony Dickson, Level 3 Certified Coach & BC Athletics Team
Coach Registration Registration Information: www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev1_feb26.htm
Level 1 Track & Field Technical Coaching Certification Course
Dates: March 5-6, 2005
Location: Victoria - Oak Bay Secondary School Track & Field Facility
Instructor: Ron Parker, Level 4 Certified Coach & BC Athletics and
Athletics Canada Team Coach
Registration Information: www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev1_mar5.htm
Level 2 Track & Field - Jumps NCCP Technical Coaching
Dates: March 12-13, 2005
Location: Victoria - National Coaching Institute, University of Victoria
Instructor: Ron Parker, Level 4 Certified Coach & BC Athletics and
Athletics Canada Team Coach
Registration Information: www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev2_mar12.htm
Run, Jump, Throw (RJT) - National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
February 18, 2005 - Port Alberni, B.C
Port Alberni School District is bringing in Donna Kaye, national
director of RJT from Winnipeg to run an Athletics Canada Run, Jump, Throw
workshop in Port Alberni on Friday, February 18, from 9am to 3pm. Cost is
$40. It is appropriate for elementary school teachers and club coaches,
especially those working with JD athletes. Registration must be made by
Monday, February 14 by contacting Sharon Macauley (AVTC) at 250-723-3796
The Athletics Canada Run, Jump, Throw (RJT) Program can make a
significant contribution to a child's ability to acquire fundamental
movement skills. RJT develops basic motor skills such as running, jumping
and throwing; it is designed to give children a strong background in sport
skills that will not only serve them well in the sport of track and field,
but also build an effective skill set that will serve them well in other
sports. No matter what sport or physical endeavour children will attempt
in their lifetime, the mechanics of running, jumping and/or throwing will
inevitably come into play.
The Athletics Canada Run, Jump, Throw Program makes a positive
contribution to motor skill acquisition by using a fun and positive
approach which focuses on skill development and team work (relays,
cooperative games), not competition. RJT programs ensure that children
develop the capacity to move through activities that contribute to
complete motor skill development and take advantage of the critical window
of opportunity children experience between the ages of 7-12.
At the end of the workshop, course participants will be designated as
NCCP RJT trained and as such, will be registered with the Coaching
Association of Canada's NCCP Database. Course participants will receive a
RJT manual and all NCCP materials including a CD-ROM with video clips
demonstrating each of the skill progressions for easy reference following
The New NCCP Coaching Certification Program
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
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
NCCP Level 2 Wheelchair Athletics Technical Course
Offered by BC Wheelchair Sports.
Date: February 5th & 6th, 2005
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday
Location: Vancouver, BC (Details to follow)
Course Conductor: Peter Lawless, NCCP Level 4 Certified
Peter’s credentials include BC Provincial Team Coach, Greater Victoria
Regional Centre Coach, Western Canada & Canada Summer Games Coach, and
coach of three 2004 Paralympic Team athletes from BC!
Don’t miss this chance to become certified in Wheelchair Athletics!
This is the only course to be offered in Western Canada this year, and the
first course to be offered in several years. The course is recommended for
anyone wishing to learn about coaching wheelchair athletics. NCCP
Technical Level 1 is recommended, but not required to attend (NCCP
Technical Level 1 is the generic Athletics Course and does not contain
wheelchair athletics specific information). Out of province participants
are welcome to attend, but must make their own transportation and
accommodation arrangements. This certification is required for any coach
attending the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Wheelchair Athletics.
Register by submitting the attached registration form before January
28th, 2005 by email, fax or mail to:
Gail Hamamoto Doré, Director of Sport Development
BC Wheelchair Sports Association
#224-1367 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9
Phone 604 737-3195, Fax 604 737-6043
2005 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership & Sport Scholarship
Ron Parker CABC Coach of the Month
Caribbean training camp and competition
Lord Byng Secondary School is going to the Caribbean (Trinidad and
Tobago) for a training camp and competition. They still have spots
available for outside athletes. The cost is $1500. They will depart on
March 12th and return on March 21st. They are particularly short on boys
but anyone is welcome, including all athletes from 13-19 years of age.
In 2003 they had a very successful trip to Hawaii that included several
Kitsilano Secondary and Kajaks athletes. For more information please
contact Byron Jack @ School: 604-713-8171; Cell: 604-341-5879 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Athletics 2005 Annual General Meeting and Banquet Weekend
By all accounts the weekend was a great success! We were pleased to
have Joanne Mortimore, Chief Operating Officer of Athletics Canada
participate in the 2005 BC Athletics Annual General Meetings and join us
for the awards banquet.
Thanks to our guest speaker Bill Roe, President of USATF. Mr. Roe's
insightful look at track & field past and present in the USA and the
Pacific Northwest entertained us all.
Many of our sponsors were represented at the banquet. Once again we
encourage the membership to purchase their products and support their
programs. A list of BC Athletics sponsors can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/main/links.htm#retail.
A photo gallery with some of the award presentations is available at: www.bcathletics.org/photos/awards05/.
All photographs are courtesy of Masters athlete and photographer David
Dolsen. A very big thank you goes out to David for helping us out at the
last minute and for such a wonderful, professional job.
A list of the 2004 awards nominees and recipients is available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/awards2004.htm.
Congratulations to all nominees and award winners.
Our Silent Auction wouldn't have been possible without the generosity
of all those who donated to the cause:
- Marlie Oden (Joel Newbert) - Bridge Communications
- Herb Phillips
- Tom Masich and the Prince George Track & Field Club
- Thelma Wright
- BC Wheelchair Sports and Bogetti-Smith Photography
- Diana Hollefreund - Victoria Track & Field Club
- Ron Parker
- Marian & Bob Adair - NorWesters Track & Field Club
- Anne Lansdell
- Danny Daniels
- Kevin Tyler & Nike Canada
- Vancouver Thunderbirds
- West Coast Pacers
- Patrick Chenier
- Haney to Harrison Road Relay
Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run - Event Update
Please visit the website for new information on cash prizes. The event
is also taking applications for a limited number of comp elite entries.
Canadian Olympic Committee calls for Applications for International
Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece
Toronto, December 9, 2004 - The Canadian Olympic Committee is now
accepting applications for participants to attend the International
Olympic Academy's (IOA) 45th International Session for Young Participants
General Session) in Olympia, Greece. The session will take place July 27 -
August 11, 2005.
The aim of the IOA is to create an international cultural centre in
Olympia, to preserve and spread the Olympic Spirit, and to study and
implement the educational and social principles of Olympism.
The Session for Young Participants is open only to participants between
the ages of 20 and 35 at the time of the Session (IOA policy). The main
topic is Olympism and the special topic is the Olympic and Paralympic
Games of Athens 2004. Candidates must have an understanding of Olympism
and demonstrate their active involvement in the Olympic movement. General
information on the IOA is available at www.ioa-sessions.org.
To learn more on how to apply, please find complete information
regarding the application process at www.olympic.ca/EN/education/academies.shtml#3.
Applications must be received at the COC Toronto office by 5:00 p.m. EST,
Friday, February 11, 2005. Selections will be made shortly thereafter and
the successful candidate(s) will be notified by March 4, 2005.
All expenses will be paid during the course of the IOA, however
delegates will be required to provide their own transportation to Toronto
or Montreal (the Canadian departure points for Olympic Airways flights to
Greece). Delegates will also be responsible for expenses incurred in
Athens prior to the official start and after the official end of the
For more information, contact:
Program Manager, Education
Canadian Olympic Committee
Hammer Handle Rule Deferred
IAAF Council Meetings - December 04/05 2004 - Helsinki, Finland
Council agreed to defer the implementation of the rule, due to be
introduced January 1, 2005 until at least January 1, 2006, to allow
manufacturers to comply with the new requirements.
True Gold Athletics Program
BC Athletics is very pleased to announce the formal partnering with
some of Vancouver Islands leading Track & Field Coaches in their
development of True Gold Athletics - A BC Athletics Regional Development
Program. True Gold Athletics is an unaffiliated Vancouver Island Training
Group that provides growth and development opportunities for competitive
athletes in the Juvenile, Junior and Senior age categories and their
The services provided by True Gold Athletics are aimed at directly
helping athletes achieve their competitive goals on the way to realizing
their potential in the sport of Track & Field. The following services
are provided to athletes registered with the program:
- Weekly guided training group sessions.
- Annual training and competition plans.
- Guidance in delivering weekly training plans.
- Regular physical testing and monitoring.
- Video analysis.
- Competition and travel management outside the Vancouver Island Track
& Field Series.
- Coordination of at least three out-of-province competitions.
The program's coaches are:
Head Coach: Tony Dickson
Circle Throws: John Root
Javelin: Graham Morfitt
Sprints: John May
Hurdles: John May
Jumps: Tony Dickson
Multi Events: Tony Dickson
Distance: Kate Brooker
For more information on the program go to: http://groups.msn.com/TrueGoldAthletics/truegoldathletics.msnw
Kamloops Track & Field Club Coaching Clinics
These informal clinics are intended for KAM club coaches but are open
to anyone who wishes to attend, free of charge. Anyone outside of the club
who is planning on attending should contact Derek Evely at email@example.com
Please note that the Level II Throws clinic to be held in February 2005
requires pre-registration and forms will be available on the BC Athletics
website in the new year.
Mar. 5 2005, 9:00am - 11:00am Jumps Technical
Mar. 19, 2005, 9:00am - 11:00am Throws Technical
Apr. 9, 2005, 9:00am - 11:00am Sprints & Relays Technical
Feb. 5/6 2005, 9:00am - 4:00pm Level 2 Throws Clinic - all coaches must
Interested in helping out with BC School Sports?
You can make a difference! This is a much needed call to all alumni,
current athletes, parents and coaches that would be willing to donate a
couple of hours per week (March until June 2005) to help develop a
coaching assistance program for our school sports system.
Please email Peter Ogilvie - firstname.lastname@example.org
at BC Athletics if you want to take part in this program for 2005.
- Please indicate the city/region you live in.
- Please indicate if you'd like to help in an elementary, middle or
- Please indicate the event group area (i.e. - distance, sprints &
hurdles, throws, jumps) you wish to help in.
- Please indicate the level of certification you currently have or
please indicate if you want to help but haven't any formal
- Please indicate if you have experience in the Run, Jump, Throw
- Please indicate your contact details (i.e. - current phone number,
email, address & fax)
- Please indicate what days and hours best suit your schedule.
2005 Canada Games BC Team Selection Criteria & Standards
2005 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
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
2004 BC Road Running Rankings
BC Communities invited to bid to host BC Games
The BC Games Society announced today that bids to host the 2008 and
2010 BC Summer and BC Winter Games are now being accepted. Bid packages
for BC's largest multi-disciplinary organized competitions were sent to
community mayors and regional districts across BC. The deadline for
submission of completed bids from potential host communities is February
"The BC Games are a positive investment in communities," said
Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. "Government,
businesses and volunteers come together in the spirit of sport and
contribute to an event which generates an economic impact of approximately
$1.2 million from the BC Winter Games and $2.2 million from the BC Summer
The City of Port Alberni is the only community in BC to have hosted
four BC Games events, including the recent 2004 BC Winter Games. Mayor Ken
McRae understands the benefits. "The BC Games created a network
volunteers, inspired our young athletes, and contributed to first class
facilities. Through the BC Games our community acquired the infrastructure
and talent necessary to accomplish great things."
From the local playground to the Olympic and Paralympic podiums, the BC
Games are part of the rich fabric of sport and physical activity in BC.
"BC's best developing athletes and coaches attend the Games on their
path to athletic excellence," said the Honourable John Les, Minster
of Small Business and Economic Development and the Minister responsible
for amateur sport. "Our goal in this province is to continue to
provide the strongest amateur sports system in the country as we prepare
for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games."
Since 1978, the BC Games Society has staged the BC Summer and BC Winter
Games. Over the 26-year history, the Games have been hosted in 37
communities around BC and have involved 100,000 athletes representing
every region of the province.
For detailed information on the BC Games bid process and the associated
documents please visit www.bcgames.org.
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
Track & Field
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.