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ISSUE #34-2006
Friday, September 1, 2006

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: jolfert@bcathletics.org

Highlights from this issue:

  • Point Grey Community Track Fundraising
  • CLUBS: Please let us know if you intend to pick up 2006 Calendars of Events
  • 2007 Calendar Event Submission Open
  • NCCP Level 1 Technical Workshop - Sept. 23, 24 in Langley
  • Level 1 Officials Introductory Course - Sept. 24 also in Langley
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Jordan Mara

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

FOR ALL CLUB ADMINISTRATORS:

In our office we still have many 2006 Calendars to be picked up. Listed below are the Clubs who have not picked theirs up.

Metro Athletics
Central T&F
Chilliwack T&F
Tri City Greyhounds
Ridge Rockets T&F
Royal City T&F
West Van T&F
VFAC
Norwesters
South Fraser T&F
Valley Royals T&F
Universal Athletic Club
Vancouver Olympic Club

LET US KNOW IF YOUR CLUB DOES INTEND TO PICK THEM UP. After September 15, they will no longer be available: bcathletics@bcathletics.org


Fire Destroys Vernon Amateur Athletics Association Equipment

It is with great sadness that I inform you that the Vernon Triple A Track Club has sustained a tragic loss after fire spread through the grandstands at Polson Park in the wee hours of the morning of August 15, 2006 under suspicious circumstances.
The grandstands were also our Club's storage facility.
Due to the high price of insurance and the fact that our Club was only in its 3rd season our equipment was not covered.

If you know of any used equipment that may be available could you please let myself or one of the other coaches know. It would be greatly appreciated.

On a sad day like today our hearts may be heavy but the enthusiasm and dedication our athletes have exhibited for the sport over this last year will carry us forward and help us cope with this terrible set back.

Any help or information would greatly be appreciated.

Breck Sinclair (coach) b.sinclair@shaw.ca 
Brian Lemercier (coach and President) skibums@shaw.ca 
Darrel Eddy (coach) dman22@shaw.ca 


FOR ALL 2007 EVENT MANAGERS & DIRECTORS:

Here at BC Athletics we're starting to put together the 2007 Calendar of Events. It has been requested numerous times that the calendar be produced and distributed before the following calendar year begins. In an effort to accomplish this we are asking for your cooperation and participation. In order to have the calendars out in December, 2006 we are setting the submission deadline as October 15, 2006.

There are three ways you can submit your event information to BC Athletics:

  1. Fill out the online form: www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm
  2. Fax in a printable form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/tfcalsubmission07.pdf
  3. E-mail all information to: ronbunting@bcathletics.org

In order to assist your planning we have put together a preliminary list of 2007 events, including many major championships. It can be found here: 
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/tfcal07prelim.pdf
 

Please assist us by replying in a timely manner. Additions & Corrections receivable until Oct. 15.


2006 TransCanada 10km Championships Technical Package

The 2006 TransCanada 10km Championships Technical Package is now available on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=10039.


ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES:

Did you know that if you were on a Track and Field/Cross Country regional, provincial, or national team, you can receive high school credits?

If you have been on a BCA team between grades 8 and 12, there are 4 credits or 8 credits that you are eligible for. The course codes are UXSA 10 and UXSA 12. These credits can't be substituted for any required courses, but they do enhance your transcript. Please contact your high school counselor to find out how to receive the credits you've earned. For further information on what qualifies for the credits, visit the BCEd Course Information on Graduation, Chapter 3, page 94: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/courseinfo/cid.pdf


Junior Development Awards Nomination Form now available

The 2006 BC Junior Development Awards Nomination form is now available on the BCA website, and through the link below. There are two options available for submission: you may print out the PDF version of the form and fax or send it in to BC Athletics (address above) or you may fill out the online nomination form that will be submitted electronically. Both are available through the link below. Please read the selection criteria carefully.

www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/jdawardscrit.htm


Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 - Vision 2020: Building a Sustainable System

OTTAWA July 28, 2006 - Mark your calendars! Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 is November 3-5 at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre. This year's conference is expected to build on the success of last year's with a wide variety of workshops and stimulating speakers.

The theme for this year's conference is 2020 Vision: Building a Sustainable System

SCHEDULE

For a tentative schedule of the conference, go to www.coach.ca/eng/conferences/sport_leadership.cfm.

REGISTRATION

CAC is in the process of developing the online registration form as well as workshop descriptions and the conference website. Delegates will be able to register for Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 in September. Registration deadline is October 20.

SPEAKERS

More than 30 leading experts in sport science, coach education, business management, volunteerism, and other key topics will be presenting at this year's conference.

Coaching Association of Canada
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3
Telephone: 613-235-5000
Fax: 613-235-9500
coach@coach.ca


BC Branch Official Committee Annual General Meeting

The BC Branch Official Committee Annual General Meeting will held on Sunday November 19, 2006 at Madison's Restaurant in Abbotsford. This meeting is open to all officials (or prospective officials!) and will include lunch, draw prizes, camaraderie, and also some pertinent information.

CALL FOR PHOTOS

The Branch Official's Committee is collecting photos from around the Province to be included in a Power Point presentation shown at the Officials AGM in November 2006. Please forward any photos to April Arsene at arsene@telus.net.

MEASURE AND WEIGH YOUR THROWING EQUIPMENT!

A word of caution to all club equipment managers: The Throws Officials are finding many newly purchased throwing implements are not the correct weight or length, and therefore illegal for competition. Before you pay for any equipment, weigh and measure it yourself. If you need information, or assistance, contact John Cull at johncull@telus.net.

MILEAGE FORMS FOR OFFICIALS

All officials submitting mileage forms must send them to John Cull, Branch Chair, with 30 days of the trip.


Website On-Line Registration Form Problems

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The various online registration and payment forms (with the exception of the Individual Membership form which is working properly) on the BC Athletics website have been temporarily suspended. They will be activated shortly once new programming requirements are dealt with.

We have experienced problems from May 16th. Some registrations did get through but most didn't. If you are unsure please contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org with details on your submission(s) and she can verify for you. You can also print out the form and re-submit it to the BC Athletics office by fax at (604) 737-3171. We will make sure you are not charged twice.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to getting things back to normal as quickly as possible.


Re-Subscribe to Receive the BC Athletics Bulletin by Email

Unfortunately, when the BC Athletics Office changed computer systems at the end of May the BC Athletics Bulletin Subscriber list did not transfer to the new system. To receive the Bulletin by email, please re-subscribe by entering your name and email at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on BC High School 800m Champion Jordan Mara

Jordan Mara

Born: 1989
Hometown: South Surrey
School: White Rock Christian Academy
Club Affiliation: Kajaks
Coach: Mike O'Connor
Event(s): 800m

2006 Best Outdoor Performance & Ranking:

800m - 1:53.27, Burnaby Central, #1 Juvenile in Canada

2005 Best Performance and Ranking

800m - 1:58.67, Abbotsford, #8 Juvenile in BC

Achievements:

2006 BC High School Championships 800m, 1st - 1:55.92s
2006 BC Juvenile Championships 800m, 1st - 1:56.76s
2006 BC Junior Championships 800m, 1st - 1:53.68s
2006 Canadian Junior Championships 800m, 7th - 1:53.61s
2006 Canadian Juvenile Championships 800m 1st - 1:55.69s
2006 Canadian Juvenile 4x400 Champion Member

Team Selections:

2006 BC Legion Juvenile Team
2006 BC Provincial Junior Team

Favourite Experience in Track:

Winning Juvenile National Legion 800m

Goals for the future:

Run for a Division 1 school

Other sports involved in:

Basketball - U15 and U16 Provincial Teams
Won BCHS AAA Championships in 2004-2005


Update on the AC Direct Membership Database

All of the 2006 BC Athletics Individual memberships have now been entered on the new, national on-line database system - AC Direct. We are still in the process of tweaking the new system in preparation to hand over membership management to the club registrars. The Membership card production is the last function to be finalized and this is why we have been slow getting them out. I am hoping to get everything up to date within the next two weeks. In the meantime if you need your BC Athletics number or are not sure you've actually applied for your 2006 membership please use the Membership Number Check system now available through our website. It can be found at:
https://www.acdirect.ca/regsearch/get_registration_id.asp?
unit=ATHBC&language=EN&season=2006
 

In order to set up AC Direct access for club Registrars we will need verification of who is your official club Registrar for 2006. Club Registrars must ensure that their 2006 BC Athletics memberships are in place prior to being able to use the system. Club Registrars should contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org and verify the following information:

  • Registrar Name
  • Club Affiliation
  • 2006 BCA #
  • Email address
  • Full mailing address
  • Phone contact

Once this information is received we can start setting up access to the system and get all the details out to each club Registrar.

Thanks
Sam Collier
Manager - Registration & Membership Services


Reminder to Meet Directors

This is a reminder to all meet directors to please submit your results as soon as you can following your event so that we can get them onto our website. Be sure to include the official event name, location (city), and date in the body of your message in order for the results to be posted correctly.

In addition, results must include implement weights, hurdle heights, and wind readings (where available) in order to be included in the BC Track and Field Rankings. If no wind index is available for the necessary events (100m, 200m, 100mH, 110mH, long jump, triple jump), the results will be placed under the illegal performance ranking. Year of birth of the athletes is also appreciated for the rankings.

If you have athletes that are part of the paralympic program competing in your meet you need to send an additional copy of the results to Jean Laroche at jlaroche@athletics.ca

Track & Field

2006 Championship Photos

To view and order photos from the 2006 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championship please visit: www.geocities.com/seanburges/juniors.html

To view photos from the 2006 Legion National Track and Field Championships please visit: www.legion.ca/asp/docs/sports/TF2006_e.asp


Point Grey Community Track Fundraising

In the past year, we have received a great new addition to our community - a beautiful new turf field and the initial groundwork laid for a first rate track facility at Point Grey Secondary. Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, the track surrounding the new turf has not been completed to its full potential.

We are excited to unveil our plans to finally finish the new facility by building a lit, eight lane rubberized track. This will provide our community access to first class athletic facilities which will significantly enhance the surrounding neighborhoods and will boost business in the area. With the only comparable facility located in Richmond, we are thrilled about the prospect of completing this much-needed addition to our community.

We urgently seek your help in making this proposed track facility a reality.
Here are the ways in which you can help:

  1. Attend the Benefit to Build Oct. 20.
  2. Help make the benefit a success by:
    • Make In-Kind donations
    • Event Sponsorship
    • Participate in the Brick Program
  3. Tax-Deductible Donations

For complete information, see www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ptgrey_trackletter.pdf 
Printable Donation form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ptgrey_donationform.pdf  

Road Running

UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE / NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

ALTITUDE TRAINING SYMPOSIUM

On September 27 to 29, 2006, the Center for High Altitude Training will once again combine efforts with the United States Olympic Committee's Coaching and Sport Sciences Division to offer a collaborative Altitude Training Symposium.
The 2006 symposium, open to U.S. National Team coaches as well as sport scientists and coaches around the world, will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado and will focus primarily on the practical application issues associated with using altitude training as a means of performance enhancement.
REGISTRATION: Professional Registration $175.00; Student Registration $125.00. To register, please go to www.nau.edu/highaltitude. For questions, please call 928.523.4444.

Catherine Sellers
United States Olympic Committee
Manager, Coaching
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719.866.3236
FAX 719.866.4850


Road Race Management - Race Directors Meeting & Trade Show

October 12 - 14, 2006, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
For more information, please visit www.rrm.com/meeting/meeting.html 

Courses and Clinics

Want to become an Official?

A Level 1 Officials Introductory Course will be taking place Sunday September 24 in MacLeod Park, Langley.


NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Workshop

On Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24 there will be a level 1 workshop in McLeod Park, Langley, conducted by Barb Vida. This course is ideal for the school educator/coach, club parent & community volunteer. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your track & field coaching and start you on your way to becoming a certified track & field coach.

To download the registration form please visit: www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev1_sep23.pdf


NCCP Level 2 Track & Field Coaching Workshop

Upcoming is a Level 2 Course for all event areas that will be held in October. More information with all the details will be available on our website in the near future.


Sport Technology & Sport Performance Conference

The SPIN Summit, a conference on sport technology and sport performance will be taking place in Victoria, October 2-4, 2006. Registration is online at www.spinsummit.com.


The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon 2006 World Congress

Science and Medicine of the Marathon

Presented by American Road Race Medical Society (ARRMS) and the American
College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Oct 18-21, 2006

Conference Topics

Demographics of Modern Marathon Running
Physiology
Energy Metabolism
Muscle Damage
Doping Issues
Psychology
Immunology and Hematolgy
Race Day Medical Care
Cardiovascular Medical Issues
Hyponatremia

Registration at: www.SMMConference.com.


Level 1 Coaching Clinic Host needed:

Anyone interested in hosting a Level 1 Coaching Certification Clinic should contact Ron Bunting at ronbunting@bcathletics.org.


The BC Athletics Summer 2006 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic from May 10 at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park

The clinic, coached by past Vancouver Marathon winner and Certified Level 2 Coach John Hill, is on 20 consecutive Wednesdays at 6PM until September 20.

The registration fee is $148.40 (with 6% GST) and includes a BC Athletics Training Membership. Please refer to the on-line registration form for deductions given to those who already hold a 2006 BC Athletics annual membership.

There is also a drop-in fee of $10.60 available.

You can print a registration form at www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rrclinic.pdf. For more information call John Hill at 604-688-8648 or email johnhill@telus.net.

Run Jump Throw!

RunJumpThrow June Newsletter Online

The June edition of the RunJumpThrow Newsletter is online. You can find it at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm#news.


RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available

Now Online:

  • Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
  • Fee Schedule for Workshops (new as of June 2006)
  • Registration forms for hosting a Workshop

Please visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm

Job / Volunteer opportunities

For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs, please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."

REMINDERS and Quick Links

The Gold Standard September 06

To view the September 2006 edition of Athletics Canada's Official Newsletter, please follow this link: www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/TGSseptember2006.pdf

This month's edition features:

  • Q&A with national team head coach Les Gramantik
  • TransCanada 10K Championships
  • Charles Allen pays a special visit
  • Records fall in August
  • Olympic gold medal relay team reunites in Ottawa
  • Canadian Championship medalists
  • Canadians in the IAAF Top 50 rankings
  • and much more…

-AC-


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: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjtoutcomes.pdf


Now you can order your own RunJumpThrow Equipment Bag!

Order form is available on the RJT page of the BC Athletics website:
www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm


Managing Risk - Keeping our Sport Safe

In the continuing effort to provide information and tools to assist member clubs in managing risk and providing a safe environment for children, youth and adults to train, participate and compete in Athletics (Road Running, Track & Field, Race Walking, Cross Country Running, Marathons, Ultras, Trail and Mtn Running), please find below the link to the Sport BC website and information on:

  • Harassment and Abuse in Sport
  • Safety in Sport
  • Screening Staff and Volunteers

www.sport.bc.ca/Content/Risk Management/ Risk Management Main.asp


BCA # Checker

Forgot your BCA membership number? Aren't sure if you've signed up for 2006 or not?
Find out by using the BCA # Checker:
https://www.acdirect.ca/regsearch/get_registration_id.asp?
unit=ATHBC&language=EN&season=2006


2006 BC Athletics Sanctioned Events Applications

All Events are requested to get their BC Athletics Sanction Forms in to the BC Athletics office as early as possible. The BC Athletics office should receive them no later than 3 months prior to the event taking place. If you have questions or need information please contact as follows:
Track & Field events: Ron Bunting - ronbunting@bcathletics.org 
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - jerrytighe@bcathletics.org 


New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-MR-DIDGlobal-E.pdf


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.