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Friday, March 4, 2005
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In this issue:
- Michael Mason - 2004 Sport BC Junior Athlete of the Year
- Rising Stars in Athletics - Jennifer Joyce
- Coach's Corner - Ron Parker
- It's a girl!!
- Canada Games Spring Training Camp
- Playground to PODIUM: Sport Talent Search - Winter Sport
recruitment camps to identify talent for 2010
- Athletics Canada Call for Nominations
- Coaches Breakfast Presentation
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
JUST IN: Jr & Sr Championships
Abbotsford is to be the host of the BC Junior & Senior Track and
Field Championships - June 25/26 (was previously to be located in Kamloops
but new facility will not be completed on time)
Michael Mason - Sport BC Junior Athlete of the Year
Michael Mason of the Valley Royals was named the 2004 Junior Athlete of
the Year at the Sport BC Awards Banquet held this week. Congratulations to
Michael for his accomplishments in 2004 and for a great beginning to his
Michael was recently featured in Rising Stars in Athletics:
Born: 30 September 1986
Hometown: Nanoose Bay, BC
Club: Valley Royals-currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky
Coach: Tony Dickson & Barb Vida
Event: High Jump
Personal Best: 2.21m*
2004 Best Performance & Ranking:
High Jump (2.21m) - BC: Junior/ 1st CAN: Junior/ 1st
IAAF World Junior Ranking: 5th
Track & Field Team Selection:
2004 BC Junior Team
2004 Canadian World Junior Track and Field Team
2004 BC Athletics Junior Male Athlete of the Year & Overall Male
Athlete of the Year
2004 Sport BC's Junior Athlete of the Year Finalist
2004 World Junior Track and Field High Jump Champion
2004 Canadian Junior High Jump Champion
2004 BC Junior High Jump Champion
2004 BC High School High Jump Champion
* Established new BC High School and BC Junior Record in the High Jump in
Rising Stars in Athletics
This week's profile is on BC's Canadian National women's hammer record
holder—Jennifer Joyce. www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#stars
This month's profile is on Ron Parker - Pacific Athletics www.bcathletics.org/main/coaches.htm#corner
It's a girl!!
The Dickson clan is proud to announce they have another addition to
their relays team! Brynn-Avery was born on Feb. 28th, weighing in at a
very healthy nine pounds.
Congratulations to Tony and Krista Dickson.
Canada Games Spring Training Camp
Final details are being worked out this week but it looks like our 2005
Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp will be held on April 2/3 at
Burnaby Central Secondary School.
The purpose of this training camp is to bring athletes and their
coaches together in an environment to further develop their skills in
preparation for the upcoming 2005 Canada Summer Games.
This camp will have a strong focus on the hands-on applications of
skills development and will offer an opportunity for our future athletes -
seniors, juniors and juveniles to gather important training tips and to
meet and reacquaint themselves with each other and coaches in their event
The camp is open to all athletes between the ages of 16 to 23 and their
coaches. High school coaches and athletes are encouraged to attend as
Final details to be announced next week.
Playground to PODIUM: Sport Talent Search - Winter Sport recruitment
camps to identify talent for 2010
The Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search will be making six stops
across the province in March 2005.
The stops in Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Nelson and Prince
George will provide the opportunity to test young athletes between the
ages of 16 - 23 for potential talent in a number of winter sports.
Dependent on the results of the testing during the Playground to
Podium: Sport Talent Search identified athletes may be invited to a sport
specific camp to be organized by the provincial sport organization.
The provincial sport organizations may also decide to extend an
invitation to the most successful young athletes to participate in a High
Performance Camp with the provincial or national development program.
Youth participating in the Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search
will be tested using a number of physical fitness parameters and tests.
Young athletes from all sport disciplines are encouraged to participate
(i.e.: gymnastics, dance, diving, cycling, etc.). Although no specific
winter sport experience is necessary, this opportunity is being offered to
those young athletes who are physically fit and have medical clearance
from their family physician to exert themselves to a maximum effort.
Age, Height, Weight
Beep Test (20m shuttle test)
For more complete details on the Playground to Podium: Sport Talent
Search you can access a printable version at: www.pacificsport.com/Images/pdfgallery/
or you are invited to contact:
Nicole Miller, PacificSport
Team Leader - Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search
Tel: (604) 730-7271
Athletics Canada Call for Nominations
Athletics Canada Board of Directors - Female Athlete Representative
The one (1) female athlete representative candidate will serve for a
two year term (May 2005 - May 2007). The voting and nomination process is
restricted to senior and junior athletes who have been on a National Team
within the last four years.
Nominations are to be received by March 31, 2005 by email, mail or fax
to the attention of Michele Edmiston-Hurter (email@example.com)
at Athletics Canada.
For further information and the nomination form please go to the
Athletics Canada website at:
Athletics Canada Chair of the Board and Director-At-Large
Chair or the Board:
1 position - 2 year term
2 positions - 2 year term
1 position - 1 year term
For full details and nomination forms please go to the Athletics Canada
COURSES, CLINICS, CAMPS & SEMINARS
Coaches Breakfast Presentation
The PacificSport Regional Sport Centre, Greater Vancouver, is planning
to have another 'Coaches Breakfast' on March 21, 2005 from 7:30 am to
9:00am. The topic will be on 'Coach Burnout' as identified from our last
breakfast and we are pleased to have internationally recognized coach Tim
Frick to discuss the topic.
Coaches of NCCP levels 1-3 are invited to listen and learn from the
knowledge and experiences offered by a NCI graduate. The generosity of
having a higher-level coach allows for our young and upcoming coaches to
share together what they have learned in their years, coaching within the
school and community. This is an excellent opportunity for coaches to
learn, reflect and apply concepts for themselves so they can avoid coach
When: March 21st, 7:30am - 9:00am
Who: Tim Frick, 3 time Paralympic Gold Medal Coach
A multi-sport enthusiast, but team sports always held a big spot in his
Took the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team to its third
consecutive Paralympic gold medal in Sydney in 2000, defeating Australia
46-27. The team is now undefeated in 43 straight championship tournament
Coach Frick has the theory, the technical expertise, and the practical
training to make him one of the best in the world.
Hear what has done to prevent "Coach Burnout" and choose a
Location: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 777 Pacific Boulevard,
Online Registration is also available at www.pacificsport.com
under CSC Vancouver site. Make sure you RSVP as soon as possible as space
If you would like to register or have any questions in regards to the
'Coaches Breakfast' please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
2005 Wheelchair Athletics Clinic for Athletes and Coaches
March 19th & 20th, 2005
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Pinetree Community Centre - & Coquitlam Town Centre Stadium 1260
Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Sessions Include: On Track Training, Stroke Technique, Nutrition,
Strength and Conditioning, Yoga and Much More!
Registration Fee: $25.00
*A limited number of travel subsidies may be available for out of town
coaches & athletes
Fro more information, or to register contact BC Wheelchair Sports at Ph:
604-737-3194, 1 877 737-3090, Fax: 604-737-6043 0r Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. College Admission Seminar in Vancouver
Track & Field athletes may be interested in this free U.S. College
Admission Seminar in Vancouver.
Topics covered include: The NEW SAT test, the SAT II, ACT, the NEW
TOEFL test, GPA, IB, AP, Early decision/Early Action, the personal
statement, letter of recommendation, the interview, volunteer and or club
participation, students visas, affording college, how to choose a college
Date: Saturday, March 5th
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: UBC at Robson Square, downtown Vancouver
To register call: 1-800-527-8378
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
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.
Calendar of Events - Track & Field updates
- BC Masters T&F Championships - moved with a date change - June
11 & 12, 2005 - Duncan, BC
- Centennial Invitational - Cancelled - new Kamloops track will not be
completed in time
- BC Senior & Junior T&F Champs Relocated - will be in
Abbotsford June 25/26 - new Kamloops
track will not be completed in time
Clemson University seeks Distance Coach
A position has become available at Clemson for a coach to work with the
female middle distance and distance runners. If you know of anyone that
has an interest in this type of position, please encourage them to contact
me. Glenn McAtee email@example.com
BC Athletics Electronic Bulletin - Report Card
We're now beginning our third year with the BC Athletics Electronic
Bulletin. The BCAB replaced our quarterly "BC Athletics Record"
printed edition with a goal to keep the membership up to date and up to
the minute. We'd like to know what you think of the BCAB and what your
suggestions are to make it better. Is there any area of interest that
we're not addressing? Do weekly editions work? Does the present format
work or would you like to see changes? Please let us know your thoughts at
COC Calls for Applications for the 2005 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership
and Sport Scholarship
Athlete Declaration Form and Event/Best Performance 2005
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
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.
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.
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 - email@example.com
at BC Athletics if you want to take part in this program for 2005.
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
Track & Field
TEAM SELECTION AND RELATED INFORMATION
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.