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Friday, March 11, 2005
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In this issue:
- 2004 CABC Coach of the Year Awards Nomination Deadline April 15,
- 2005 Junior Development NEWS Conference Meets - Hosts Needed
- Clan's Howard Named Top Female Athlete at NAIA Indoor Track &
- Three BC Athletes Selected For NCAA Indoor Championships
- NorWesters Track & Field Club looking for JD Coaches
- NorWesters Spring Break Track and Field Training March 21, 2005 -
April 1, 2005
- 2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2005 Junior Development NEWS Conference Meets - Hosts Needed
Bids are solicited for the holding of a NEWS Meet to introduce athletes
to the five events of the Pentathlon. Athletes may compete in as many
events as they choose and they will be rated on the Pentathlon Scale. This
meet is meant as a learning meet for new athletes, parents, coaches and
officials and as a warm up to the season.
As help is received from all the clubs competing this is an opportunity
for a smaller club to hold a meet. Financial assistance will be received.
Keith Newell Appointed Chair of National Officials Committee
Congratulations to Keith Newell who has been appointed Chair of the
National Officials Committee in the weekly comments. Keith joins other B.
C. officials Fiona Clarke who is the NOC member in charge of the Directory
and Darlene Hamer who is the Meets Assignment person on the committee.
Three BC Athletes Selected For NCAA Indoor Championships
British Columbia athletes have been selected to take part in the NCAA
Indoor Championships that take place next weekend at the Randal Tyson
Indoor Track at the University of Arkansas.
Leading the way is Kyrsha Bailey who is ranked second amongst NCAA
women long jumpers. Bailey, who is a senior at the University of Georgia,
has jumped 6.57 metres this year and she is a definite medal threat in
Yvonne Mensah, who is a sophomore at the University of Illinois, has
been selected for the 60-metre hurdle event. Mensah is in her second year
at Illinois and is coached by Gary Winkler who also coaches Perdita
Felicien. Mensah has recorded a fast 8.23 for the 60-metre hurdles this
Michael Mason, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, has been named
as one of the 15-contestants in the men's high jump. Mason, who is the
World Junior Champion in the high jump, has recorded a best height of 2.19
metres this indoor season.
2004 CABC Coach of the Year Awards
Nomination Deadline April 15, 2005
The purpose of the Coach of the Year Awards is to recognize a history
and dedication to coaching in British Columbia. Each recipient will be
selected for their outstanding achievement in the category in which they
have been nominated, and for their unique contribution to the advancement
and well-being of athletes and their sport. The award does not reflect the
accomplishments and contributions of the coach in any one year. The award
is designed to recognize contributions the coach has made to his/her sport
and its athletes over a number of years.
Each recipient of a CABC Coach of the Year Award will receive a bursary
of $250 from the Bob Bearpark Coaching Bursary Fund, a free five year CABC
membership and a coveted CABC baseball cap!
For more information and to submit your nominations online at:
Rising Stars in Athletics
This week's profile is on 2004 BC High School Champion, Canadian
Juvenile Champion and 2004 Canadian Junior Champion—Curtis Moss. www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#stars
- Born: April 12, 1987
- Hometown: Burnaby
- Club: West Coast Pacers
- Coach: Don Steen
- Event: Javelin
2004 Best Performance & Ranking:
- Javelin (68.29m*) - BC: Juv/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 1st
- 2004 BC High School Javelin Champion
- 2004 BC Juvenile and Junior Javelin Champion
- 2004 Canadian National Legion Javelin Champion
- 2004 Canadian Junior Javelin Champion
- *Established new BC Juvenile Record
- *Established new National Legion Meet Record
Track & Field Team Selection:
- 2004 BC Juvenile Team
- 2004 BC Junior Team
Track and Field
NorWesters Track & Field Club looking for JD Coaches
NorWesters Track and Field Club is looking for assistant coaches to
work with their Grade 3 to 6 Junior Development athletes. Great for
someone who wants to train in coaching track and field as the club will
pay for training. Applicants who have experience competing in hurdles,
throws or jumps will have an advantage. Those who have completed Level 1
NCCP in track and field, or higher, will be paid. This is a great
opportunity for those wanting to enter the teaching profession or just
earn a little from April to July. Phone Dawn Copping at 604-929-3554.
Clan's Howard Named Top Female Athlete at NAIA Indoor Track &
March 5, 2005 JOHNSON CITY, TENN - Simon Fraser University middle
distance runner Julia Howard won three races to almost single-handedly
lift the Clan women's track team to its first indoor national championship
since 1998 at the 2005 SunTrust-NAIA Men's and Women's Indoor Track
National Championships Saturday in Johnson City, Tenn. Simon Fraser placed
third in a tight three-way race for first as Oklahoma Baptist University
captured the women's team title.
In the women's standings, Oklahoma Baptist tallied 86.50 points to win
the title as McKendree College (Ill.) finished in the runner-up spot with
72 points. Simon Fraser University finished third with 65 points.
Lindenwood University (Mo.) won the men's team title.
Howard, a junior from St. John's, NFLD, who lives in Burnaby, dominated
both the 1,000-metres and mile races and then pushed the Clan to a
record-breaking performance in the distance medley relay. She shared the
Women's Outstanding Performer honor with Rosemary Okafor of McKendree
University. Okafor finished first in the 400 meters, second in the 200
meters, third in the 55 meters and was a member of McKendree's
second-place 4x400-meter relay team.
It was the second straight year Howard has been named the top performer
on the national stage.
Simon Fraser also won two other events as freshman Ruky Abdulai
(Ghana), nursing a hamstring injury that forced her to pull out of the
200- and 400-metres races that she was top-ranked in, still won the high
jump, and junior Rebecca Johnstone (Bowen Island) captured the 800-metres.
Howard, the NAIA record holder in the 1,000-metres, easily won her
second straight national title in the event, out-kicking the field down
the stretch to win in 2:53.23. It was well off her record pace of a year
ago but enough for the national title. Freshman Kristen Kolstad (Surrey)
was eighth (3:02.86).
Howard had to fight to the wire to win the mile race. She sprinted over
the final 150-metres to just edge last year's mile champion Elelina
Slantinska of Central Methodist University at the tape. Howard leaned in
to finish in 4:59.01. Slantinska was second in 5:00.01. SFU's Leah
Boeckermann-Belanger (Thunder Bay) was sixth (5:07.81) and Kolstad was
"Julia showed how strong and how determined she is today by simply
out-kicking everyone over the final 150-metres to win both individual
races," said Clan Coach Brit Townsend. "She was simply dominant
in her races today."
Howard ran the first leg of the distance medley as Simon Fraser also
took the title in record fashion with a time of 11:43.08, breaking its own
previous record of 11:45.09 from 1998. Howard, Meredith MacGregor (White
Rock), Alexandra Krasovska (Burnaby) and Johnstone finished eight seconds
ahead of the second place team.
Johnstone also turned in a dominant performance in the 800-metres,
leading from start to finish winning in 2:10.74, finishing four seconds
ahead of the field. It was Johnstone's first national title after placing
fourth last year. Kravsovska was third in 2:15.22. "Rebecca was
really motivated and she didn't want to give anyone else a chance,"
COURSES & SEMINARS
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 email@example.com
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 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
Clinics and Camps
2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp
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 -
juveniles, juniors and seniors to gather important training tips and to
meet and reacquaint themselves with each other and coaches in their event
What: 2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp
When: Saturday, April 2nd & Sunday, April 3rd 2005
Registration: 10:30 am registration on Saturday, April 2, 2005
Where: Burnaby Central Secondary, Burnaby, BC
Who: The camp is open to all athletes between the ages of 16 to 23 and
CSG Spring Break Camp details & registration are now online at
NorWesters Spring Break Track and Field Training March 21, 2005 -
April 1, 2005
Spring Break Track & Field Jump Start Training for High School
Spring Break Track & Field Jump Start Training for Elementary
School Athletes http://norwesterstandf.com/english/documents/2005_elem_camp.pdf
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
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
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
Calendar of Events - Track & Field updates
- BC Junior & Senior T&F Championships - June 25/26 -
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
COC Calls for Applications for the 2005 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership
and Sport Scholarship
Athlete Declaration Form and Event/Best Performance 2005
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.