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Friday, September 29, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- BC Athletics will begin full implementation of the AC Direct national online database effective October
- Athletics Canada to send team to 2007 World X-Country
Championships after all
- Attention Coaches - Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre as a
resource for new and relevant articles to do with all aspects of
- BC Team selected for TransCanada 10k Road Running Championships
- Haney - Harrison Relay Registration is now open
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2007 Individual Membership Application Process - NEW
BC Athletics will begin full implementation of the AC Direct
national online database effective October 1, 2006. Club
Registrars will sign up their members with BC Athletics through AC
Direct. All members of BC Athletics affiliated clubs will now submit
their BC Athletics membership applications directly to their club
Registrar for processing. The on-line BC Athletics Membership
application form on the BC Athletics website will still be available
for "Unattached" members to use.
Athletics Canada to honour Mondor at TransCanada 10K
September 26th 2006, OTTAWA - Athletics Canada will honour Émilie
Mondor at the 2006 TransCanada 10km Championships and Run with the
Champions mass participation race in Ottawa. Mondor was killed on
September 9th outside of Ottawa in a car accident.
Émilie had a deep passion for running and competed in cross-country,
the 3,000-metres, 5,000-metres, 10,000-metres, and was training to compete
in her first marathon. Mondor battled back from injuries this season and
in her first race was 2nd in the Sporting Life 10km in Toronto. She was
registered and set to take part in the TransCanada 10K Championships in
Ottawa on her way to completing her comeback with a Canadian title.
Émilie Mondor, 17th in the 5,000-metres at the 2004 Olympic Games,
will be honoured by Martin Goulet, Athletics Canada Chief of High
Performance and friend of the family, followed by a moment of silence
preceding the start of the race. Mondor will also be immortalized on every
participant's personal race bib.
This unique event will feature top Canadian athletes as they vie for a
Canadian title running on the same course and race, as participants
registered in the 10K Run with the Champions. The race begins in front of
the new Canadian War Museum at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday October 7th. For more
information on the event and to register, please visit www.transcanada10km.ca.
ATTENTION CLUB REGISTRARS:
I am in the process of organizing the transition over to the new
national Database - AC Direct. Club Registrars will be contacted within
the next few weeks and will be given access to the site. At the present
time only the 2006 membership year is available. The 2007 membership year
will be available shortly. In the meantime, please send an email to me
with the Name, YOB and membership type applied for any athlete memberships
you are holding onto for processing as 2007 members. I will keep a
supplemental membership list going so these athletes names are on the BC
Athletics membership list that goes out to sanctioned events. Your
patience is much appreciated through this process.
2006 Junior Development Award Recipients
BC Athletics is proud to announce the 2006 Junior Development Award
Recipients. Please click on this link for a complete list of Recipients: www.bcathletics.org/main/awards/06jd.htm
2006 Junior Development Awards Banquet Luncheon
Preliminary details of the JD Award Banquet are as follows:
Date: Sunday October 15, 2006
Time: Special Hour - 11:15am
Banquet Luncheon -
Location: Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive (close to Victoria and Commercial intersection),
Ticket order form is available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/jdbanquetorder.pdf
2006 Junior Development Committee Annual General Meeting
Saturday, October 14, 2006 - Time TBA
Brighouse Pavilion, Richmond BC (Granville Avenue - between #3 Rd. &
Agenda and details will be posted on the website as they become available.
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.
To submit your event information to BC Athletics, use our new event listing management system (create your own
In order to assist your planning we have put together a preliminary
list of 2007 Track & Field 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
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
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BC Officials Committee Nominations
Nominations are now open for any officials interested in being part of
the BC Officials Committee. The group meets about five time a year, and is
responsible for developing programs to support competitions. Meetings are
informative and good company….and include lunch! Consider nominating
yourself or another official.
We are particularly interested in recruiting committee members from
Vancouver Island, to support our efforts to recruit and train new
officials in that region.
Read our minutes for an overview of activities this year. Elections
take place at the Officials AGM.
Send nominations to Chair John Cull, email@example.com.
Starting Block Rules
There has been some recent confusion about the use of starting blocks
for sprint events. The following describes the age rules for blocks:
Ages 9-13 Blocks NOT allowed
Ages 14-15 Blocks MAY be used, by athlete discretion
Ages 16-35 Blocks MUST be used.
Ages 35+ Blocks MAY be used, by athlete discretion
BCA Officials Incentive Program 2006
Don't miss out!! Check out the BCA website Officials section for a link
to the officials incentive program application. Great award items are
designated for each year of service, so be sure you are recognized for
your contribution to our sport. Remember, events would not happen without
our BCA officials!
BC Athletics Officials who are members in good standing, and have
worked a minimum of 6 days (48 hours) in 2006 are eligible for awards in
the officials incentive program. Incentive awards (classy uniform items
and useful equipment) will be distributed at the Officials AGM, November
19. For a list of items, and the claim form, click on the link above.
Deadline for 2006 claims is October 31.
Please note that any official, level 2 or above, can order additional
BCA golf style Nike dri-fit shirts for 32.00. The price may drop if we get
a large enough order, so be sure to get your request in before October 31.
And remember to include your size, as Shirley is a not a mind reader! She
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Branch Official Committee Annual General Meeting
This popular event for officials (or anyone interested in becoming an
official) will be held November 19 at Madison's Restaurant in Abbotsford.
The meeting begins at 10:00, and includes lunch and a social time.
Clubs are asked to donate draw prize items to thank the hard
working officials group, all those volunteers wearing blue and white who
support your organizations and athletes during the year. (Thank you in
advance to those groups who donate to the officials meeting each year).
Send your donation details to Sanda Turner: email@example.com,
And a hearty thank you to the Achilles International Track Society for
sponsoring the official's lunch at the annual event.
Athletics Canada to send team to 2007 World X-Country Championships
After further consideration Chief High Performance Officer, Martin
Goulet, announced today that Athletics Canada will participate to the 2007
IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Mombassa, Kenya. The decision
was re-visited, taking into account a number of factors, including the
upcoming appointment of the Cross-Country Running Coordinator. With the
input and direction of the new Coordinator, Athletics Canada will conduct
a thorough analysis of the discipline and how it fits into the overall
sustainable International Podium Bound success plan.
Athletes interested in competing in Mombassa should be aware of the
- Kenya is in a time zone 8 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time
- Travel time will be well over 24 hours with several stops
- Malaria is endemic in Kenya, with other potential diseases ideally
requiring several vaccinations beginning 6 months ahead of departure
- Average daily temperature is 30 degree Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) with
- A self-funded event, athletes may be required to contribute in the
neighbourhood of $4,000 to attend the Championships
A full medical advisory will be published in the coming weeks; as well
Athletics Canada will ensure that a physician travels with the team.
Canada will also be participating in the 2007 NACAC Cross-Country
Championships on March 10th in Clermont, Florida. The focus will be on the
NACAC event, given the Long Term Athlete Development model and that the
championships offer a suitable alternative for the vast majority of our
Following are the selection pools from which athletes could be selected
to teams for the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships and NACAC
World Cross-Country Selection Pool
Junior Women & Junior Men: Top 12 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country
Senior Women: Top 12 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country Nationals
Senior Men: Top 16 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country Nationals
NACAC Cross-Country Selection Pool
Junior Women & Junior Men: Top 16 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country
Senior Women: Top 24 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country Nationals
Senior Men: Top 24 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country Nationals
Full selection criteria will be published and distributed, for more
information please contact:
National Teams Director
613-260-5580 ext. 3306
Track & Field
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
Haney - Harrison Relay Registration is now open
The Haney - Harrison Road Relay and 100km Ultra will begin November 4.
Please click on the following link for online registration.
BC TEAM SELECTED
2006 Trans Canada Canadian 10k Road Running Championships
October 7, 2006
Timex series final event will take place alongside the picturesque
Ottawa River. The race starts and finishes at the new Canadian War Museum.
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected for
the BC Team.
- Matt Johnston - Burnaby
- Ryan Hayden - Richmond
- Jamie Epp - Vancouver
- Jessica Solymosi - Kelowna
25th Anniversary running of the Richmond Flatlands 10k
Sunday, October 15th
NEW start/finish location at the Keg at Steveston and 5 Road.
NEW certified course through south Richmond - rural, flat and scenic
NEW finishers medallions to celebrate the 25th Anniversary
OPTIONAL: Keg Lunch for $20 with 30% going to Wheelchair Racing
OPTIONAL: Souvenir long sleeve t-shirt
OPTIONAL: Buy a pair of Mizuno shoes at R&R while registering and get
$20 off your entry fee!
more info at www.flatlandsrun.ca
or call 604-720-8534
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
CAMPS, Courses and Clinics
Winter Training Camp
The Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Club is a partner in the
organization of this year's winter (warm-weather) training camp in
Orlando, Florida. The camp will take place December 28 - January 5. For
details on the camp, guest coaches, and high performance athletes that
will be in attendance, please visit the Thunderbirds website: www.thunderbirdstrack.org
NCCP Coaching Theory Courses
Under the new NCCP Coaching Certification system, Maple Ridge Leisure
Centre is offering the non-sport specific Coaching Theory Course Part A
Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Part B Nov. 25, 26.
For details visit: www.mapleridge.org/parks/schedules/Fall%20Brochure%202006.pdf
Harassment Advisor Training course offered
Gymnastics BC is conducting a harassment advisor training session on
Friday, November 3rd, 2006 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Coast
Tsawwassen Inn. The cost for this course is $50.00. To register contact:
Nicola Humphreys, Gymnastics BC, at 604-737-3113 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Workshops
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.
VICTORIA - POSTPONED This Level 1 coaching course has now been
postponed until spring of '07. Details will be posted as they become
NCCP Level 2 Track & Field Coaching Symposium
Upcoming: a Track and Field Level 2 Certification Symposium for ALL
event areas to be held October 28-29 at Rick Hansen Secondary School,
Abbotsford. It will begin at 9:00am Saturday and Sunday. Bill McGregor
will be the attending keynote speaker. Top coaches from around the
province will also be in attendance.
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.
Run Jump Throw!
RunJumpThrow coming to the NorthWest as part of the Power of Sport
RunJumpThrow will be offering a variety of courses/workshops to the
schools and communities in the Hazelton, Kitimat, Terrace, and Prince
Rupert areas as part of the Power of Sport Tour October 16-22.
Available will be:
- Instructor workshops with NCCP certification for Teachers as well as
Youth and Community leaders
- Direct RJT delivery to Elementary schools
- RJT program Presentations
In addition, there will be introductory workshops for the communities
on officiating and coaching Track and Field.
If you are in the area, and are interested in hosting or taking part in
any of our offered programs, please fill out the registration request
form, and fax/send it back to BC Athletics.
Registration request form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/pos_rjtrequest.pdf
For more information, or if you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events
For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the
province, please visit our RJT web page at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm.
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
New Sport Science Articles Posted
Articles posted September 27th, 2006 - 11 new articles posted this week
to the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre. Highlighted this week are a few
articles by sport science big weights Yuri Verkhoshansky and L.P. Matveyev.
Access can be found at www.athleticscoaching.ca
either through the "Sport Science Articles" link on the main
page or through the sport science page. You can also access the articles
listed below through the weekly "Top Stories" link.
Manager, Sport Science / High Performance Training Academy
Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre
Ph: (780) 492-0943
Fax: (780) 492-6867
Register now at www.athleticscoaching.ca
for our Coaching Centre Newsletter!
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…
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
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.