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Friday, September 1, 2006
Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from this issue:
- Point Grey Community Track Fundraising
- CLUBS: Please let us know if you intend to pick up 2006 Calendars
- 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
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.
Tri City Greyhounds
Ridge Rockets T&F
Royal City T&F
West Van T&F
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: email@example.com
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
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Lemercier (coach and President) email@example.com
Darrel Eddy (coach) firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Fill out the online form: www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm
- Fax in a printable form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/tfcalsubmission07.pdf
- E-mail all information to: email@example.com
In order to assist your planning we have put together a preliminary
list of 2007 events, including many major championships. It can be found
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
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
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 - Vision 2020: Building a
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
For a tentative schedule of the conference, go to www.coach.ca/eng/conferences/sport_leadership.cfm.
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.
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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
Hometown: South Surrey
School: White Rock Christian Academy
Club Affiliation: Kajaks
Coach: Mike O'Connor
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
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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
Here are the ways in which you can help:
- Attend the Benefit to Build Oct. 20.
- Help make the benefit a success by:
- Make In-Kind donations
- Event Sponsorship
- Participate in the Brick Program
- 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
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
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
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.
United States Olympic Committee
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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
College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Oct 18-21, 2006
Demographics of Modern Marathon Running
Immunology and Hematolgy
Race Day Medical Care
Cardiovascular Medical Issues
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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 email@example.com.
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
- 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…
Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for
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:
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
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:
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
Track & Field events: Ron Bunting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.