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ISSUE #3-2006
Friday, January 27, 2006

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email:

Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Athletics Annual Award Winners
  • 2006/2007 BC Team Staff Coaching Application
  • 2006 BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards
  • Approved Meets for JD Awards and All Time Top 10 Listings
  • CABC Coach of the Year Awards
  • Athletics Canada to Launch E-Newsletter
  • "Real-Time" Coach Education Webcast


BC Athletics Annual Award Winners recognized at the 2006 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet, January 21.

2006/2007 BC Team Staff Coaching Application

Team staff opportunities for this coming outdoor season along with 2007 opportunities. Questions should be directed to Ron Bunting at: or (604) 737-3176

2006 BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards Now Available:

Questions should be directed to Ron Bunting at: or (604) 737-3176

15 Year Old Team Selection Criteria and Standards:

Juvenile Selection Criteria and Standards:

Junior Selection Criteria and Standards:

Senior Selection Criteria and Standards:

CABC Coach of the Year Awards

The Coaches Association of BC and the Bob Bearpark Foundation are proud to present British Columbia's Coach of the Year Awards. The purpose of the Coach of the Year Awards is to recognize a history and dedication to coaching in British Columbia. If applicable please forward this email to your clubs and encourage them to nominate a coach. If you have any questions regarding this program there is more information on our website at or you can contact the CABC office.

To nominate a coach click this link!

Athletics Canada to Launch E-Newsletter

January 19th, 2006

(Ottawa) Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that it will shortly launch an e-newsletter. The e-newsletter will feature tons of information on athletics in Canada and Canadian track and field athletes. The newsletter will feature interviews, pictures, training tips, news, results, special promotions and much, much more.

The e-newsletter is set to launch in March 2006 but you can sign up NOW to register.

You can do so by visiting Athletics Canada's official website under the NEWS section. The sign up instructions are posted under the E-Newsletter heading.

For more information on the e-newsletter please contact Mathieu Gentès, Athletics Canada Marketing and Communications Manager.

Ph: 613-260-5580 ext. 3303
Fax: 613-260-0341

2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund

The 2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund applications are now available on the Athletes CAN website: The deadline for applications is January 31, 2006.

Track and Field

Selection Criteria for World Juniors is now available at
Criteria for the Racewalk World Cup is also available on the AC Website.

Approved Meets for JD Awards and All Time Top 10 Listings

The following meets have been approved by the JD Committee for All Time Top 10 listings and for JD Awards. If any Club would like to have their meet(s) added to this list please submit the name of your meet by APRIL 1 for approval at the next JD Committee meeting. If a meet is not approved for the above purposes an athlete will not be able to use results obtained for awards or All Time Top 10 listings. Only sanctioned meets may be approved.

BC JD Track and Field Championships
BC JD Pentathlon Championships
BC Summer Games (even years)
BC Midget Event (BCSG alternate meet)
Trevor Craven Memorial Meet, Burnaby.
Jesse Bent Memorial, Coquitlam
Pacific Invitational, Langley
** Track City Classic, Eugene
** Classy Classic, Seattle
Jack Brow Memorial, Kelowna
Spruce Capital, Prince George
Kamloops Centennial, Kamloops
George Dean Meet, Sidney
Cougars Invitational, Courtenay
Bob Dailey Invitational, Port Alberni
Elwood Wylie Meet, Nanaimo
Dogwood Meet, Victoria
Garriock Invitational, Duncan
Nat. Legion T and F Championships
NorWesters Elementaries Meet, Burnaby.
Junior Olympics, Surrey
BC Elementary Championships, Richmond
BC Interior Championships (provisional)
Island Pentathlon and Throws Meet

** Athletes competing in US Meets must present a certified copy of meet results.

Road Running


Lakeside Resort 5k - Hosted by Penticton Pounders
March 12, 2006 
Entry Form (PDF, 350 KB), Course Map (JPEG, 75 KB)

Winter 2006 Road Running Performance Clinic

For complete information and registration: 

Camps & Clinics

"Real-Time" Coach Education Webcast
Core Strength and Conditioning

We have progressed from our earlier on-line PowerPoint presentations to a "live feed" that has superb audio and video capabilities. For those of you out in the far reaches of the province, this will be a great way to see and hear one of BC's best strength and conditioning experts from the comfort of your own home.

In partnership with Douglas College, and the Performance Institute, the CABC will present strength and conditioning expert Steve Ramsbottom on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 7:00pm for a real time webcast presentation. You will be able to watch and listen as Steve describes and demonstrates some of the exercises that will improve your athletes' core strength, flexibility, posture and balance, and ultimately improve their athletic performance.

This presentation will be limited to the first 100 coaches who register for this event. This is a CABC sponsored event, so there is no registration fee! You can register through the CABC website at: 

The day prior to the event, we will forward to you the password needed to access the site, as well as all the information needed to get you into the video presentation. A high speed internet connection is recommended for the best viewing.

Join us for this exciting transition to video streaming, as we bring the best of BC right to your home!

Coaches Association of BC
(604) 298-3137

NCCP Level 2/3 Middle Distance and Distance

Abbotsford, BC
February 17-19, 2006
Legacy Centre - Swan Track, Abbotsford

NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Certification Technical Course

Victoria, BC
March 11-12, 2006
Oak Bay Track Facility
Details and registration form will be available shortly



Run Jump Throw!

RJT Workshops in 2006:

Registration forms are posted as they become available.

February 2006

March 2006

  • March 23 Teacher Pro D Nanaimo - location to follow
  • March 25-26 Instructor workshop Comox Valley… as part of the Power of Sport Tour - details and location to follow
  • March 20-26 Power of Sport Tour: RunJumpThrow will be part of the Vancouver island Power of Sport Tour March 20th-26th, visiting Comox, Campbell River, Courtney and Qualicum Beach.
    Schools can request to have RJT demonstrations and workshops for kids during the week. More details to follow.
  • Dates TBA: Vancouver - More Sports Program - Leaders and Instructor Training - Contact: Thelma Wright Ph: 604-737-3175 Email:

April 2006

  • April 7 Teacher Pro D Smithers - registration to follow

May/June 2006

  • May 1 Teacher Workshop Prince George, Greg Peters - registration information to come
  • Dates TBA Malaspina College, Nanaimo

RJT Camps for kids:

January 2006 

  • January 17-March 7: Nelson 8 week camps for 5-11 year olds - details and registration (PDF)
  • Camps in conjunction with Instructor Workshops: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (Walnut Grove School), Kelowna, Richmond - see dates in workshops section

February 2006

  • February 17 Pro-D Camp, Kelowna, contact Amber Gilbert 250-862-3868
  • In conjunction with Instructor Workshops: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (Walnut Grove School), Kelowna, Richmond - see dates above

July 2006


Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for Certification

See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification:


BC Athletics Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie - 

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - 

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: John Cull -

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - 

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - 

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - 
Denise Clements - 

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 

REMINDERS and Quick Links

USOC Coach E-Magazine: 

Sport BC Announces Finalists for the Athlete of the Year Awards

A complete listing is available at:

Employment Opportunities

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

2006 National Team Programs and Selection Criteria

National Officials' Committee - Call for Nominations for the National Officials' Committee

Back issues of the BCAB are available at