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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- BC Athletics' own Thelma Wright named National Cross Country
Program Coordinator and Coach
- Canadian Record Holder, BC resident Jeff Schiebler Retires
- Carla Nicholls Announced as Canada's Leader for Women in Coaching
- Volunteer Positions for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Summer Games
- Interview with Henk Kaaijienhof online
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Canadian Record Holder, BC resident Jeff Schiebler Retires
Jeff Schiebler, New Westminster native, is the Canadian record holder
in the outdoor 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 metres. He has spent the last 9
years as a competitive runner for corporate teams in Japan.
He has now returned to New Westminster and hopes to soon become a
firefighter. To read the full story, see link below.
'Home is runner's finish line' - The Record, New Westminster's Hometown
April 4, 2006
2007 SPIN Summit – Powering Sport Performance with Science and
September 24-26, 2007
The Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre
Richmond, British Columbia
Registration information will be available shortly on the website.
Respect in Sport Program
The Respect in Sport program is available until the end of May. This is
a free coaching tool provided through Sport BC. Log on to http://sportbc.essentialtalk.com/index.jsp
Harry Jerome Scholarship Award
This award is administered by BC Athletics and financed by the
Vancouver Foundation. The regular competition for this award will close
at 4:30pm on the 3rd Friday of May each year.
For 2007 the deadline is Friday, May 18, 2007. For details
regarding the award, please visit the links below.
Applications should be addressed to:
HARRY JEROME SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
c/o B.C. Athletics
#206 - 1367 W. Broadway
Vancouver BC V6H 4A9
Harry Jerome Scholarship Application Form, Achievement Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/support.htm
60 Volunteers required for UBC Study
"Low frequency electrical intramuscular stimulation for
subacute and chronic hamstring muscle injury"
Requirements for participation: male with a hamstring injury
Age of participant: 19 - 54 years old
Reason to participate: Free effective treatment of injury upon completion
of the trial.
Place: Muscle & Tendon Strain Injury Clinic, 160- 3920 Francis Rd,
Service clinic at UBC
Contact phone/name: 604-818-3462, Nikolay Yelizarov
Research team: Dr. J Taunton, Dr. N. Yelizarov
Recruiting time: Ongoing
What is a hamstring? - The muscles on the back of the thigh that bend the
Symptoms: Thigh tightness or stiffness, pain in the leg when stopping or
changing direction, reduced leg muscle strength, knee pain
Pain-provoking activities: running, jumping, sitting and driving
Additional information: http://web.educ.ubc.ca/nikyeliz
BC Athletics Board of Directors Approves New Event Sanctioning Policy
and Fee Structure
The details of the new policy and fee structure are now available for
the membership and event organizers on the BC Athletics website. Please
visit link below.
BC Athletics' own Thelma Wright named National Cross Country
Coordinator and Coach
May 2 2007, OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today that Mike Van
Tighem will step into the role of Middle Distance and Distance High
Performance Coordinator while Thelma Wright has been named Cross Country
Program Coordinator and Coach. The restructuring was necessary after Hugh
Cameron recently resigned due to health related matters.
During the 1970's Thelma Wright was recognized as one of the world’s
leading middle distance runners, setting Canadian records and competing in
two Olympic Games. Wright served on a number of Athletics Canada national
teams, most recently the 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in
Mombasa, Kenya. She also coached the University of British Columbia track
and field team. Martin Goulet on Thelma’s appointment; “Thelma is
probably the most experienced Canadian at the international level as far
as cross country goes. Over the last 30 years and more, as an athlete, as
a coach, as a manager and as a team leader she has been successful at the
international level in cross country. She understands and loves the sport.
With such a strong background I am truly excited to welcome Thelma in her
new position and absolutely confident that the program and our athletes
are in good hands.”
For Full article, visit www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=11155
- AC -
Athletics Canada announces NACAC Combined Events Championship Team
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that two athletes will
represent Canada at the 3rd NACAC Combined Events Championships in Santo
Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 25th and 26th. The championships take
place at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium which has hosted a number of
significant international competitions including the 2003 Pan American
Junior Championships, the 2005 CAC Age Group Championships and the 2006
NACAC Under-23 Championships.
3rd NACAC Combined Events Championships Team
Name Event Hometown Coach
Clifford Caines Decathlon St. Johns, NFLD Wayne McMahon
Craig Slaunwhite Decathlon Halifax, NS Gregory Portnoy
Carla Nicholls Regina, SK
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Carla Nicholls Annouced as Canada's Leader for Women in Coaching
It gives me great pleasure to announce Carla Nicholls as Athletics
Canada’s leader for women in coaching. Carla represented Women in
coaching at a recent Coaches of Canada workshop targeted at facilitating a
stronger network of women coaches in national team positions and agreed to
bring philosophies and strategies from this workshop to Athletics Canada.
Carla has been the Head Coach of University of Regina for the past 6
years and assistant head coach for 3 years prior. During this time she has
expanded a small university team into one of the very most competitive
prairie programs. Her coaching interests include combined events, sprints,
hurdles, jumps and throws. Thanks to her experience as a National Team
Heptathlete, her interest in many events is a bonus to being a head coach.
Since the birth of her first daughter Arden Sage in 2001 and her second
child Dawson Shoal in 2005 (First day of Canada Summer Games in Regina!!),
Carla has made it a priority to improve Women in Coaching, especially in
Athletics. Coaching full time and being a full time mom has made her
passionate about WIC.
Carla will be contacting each branch in the near future, seeking a
representative to help in the goal of having more women staff as coaches
on national teams through discussions and development of strategies.
Chief Executive Officer
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Summer Games
Paralympic Team Mission Staff
The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) invites applications for
volunteer positions with the Team Canada Mission Staff for the 2008
Paralympic Summer Games, September 6th-17th, 2008 in Beijing, China.
The Paralympic Games are the premiere event in the world for athletes
with a physical disability. The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a
not-for-profit, charitable, private corporation responsible for developing
and promoting all aspects of the Paralympic Movement in Canada (www.paralympic.ca).
The Paralympic Team Mission Staff Positions are:
- Athlete Services Officer
- Team Services Officer
- Database Officer
- Press attaché
For the application form and detailed job descriptions, please download
the documents from the main page on the CPC website at www.paralympic.ca
Please submit your complete application by no later than June 22nd,
Senior Manager, High Performance
Canadian Paralympic Committee
3585 Graveley St, 7th Floor
Vancouver, BC V5K 5J5
Selection Criteria for the Parapanamerican Games
The document has been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=9169.
The 2007-2008 Carding Criteria Document for Athletes with a Disability
The document has been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=140.
The National 2007/2008 Carding Criteria
The document for able-bodied athletes has been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=140
2007 Technical Congress Announced
University of Toronto
Hotel: Holiday Inn Toronto Midtown
Contact Nicole Clarke at email@example.com
Canadian Marathon Championships - Ottawa, ON
National Track & Field Championships
Please be advised that the following Event Technical packages have been
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 613.260.5580 ext.3309
SIRC May Newsletter features Marathons
Whether you are a veteran marathon runner or just getting started,
preparing for a marathon is hard work. There are many things to consider
before heading out for the big race.
A training program is one of the most important aspects of marathon
preparation. But which training program is right for you? How often should
you train? How can you improve your time? To help answer these questions
numerous scientific studies have been conducted. The risk of injury is
high for marathon runners; therefore it is important to be aware of the
common running injuries and how to avoid them prior to beginning your
training. Once race day arrives the planning continues, everything from
what you eat for breakfast to what clothing you wear may have an affect on
- Reviving the Cardiovascular Engine
- Scoop of Running Injuries
- Top three Marathon Workouts
- Research: Can you improve your running time?
To read the above articles and to view the whole May Newstletter, sign
up to recieve your free copy at www.sirc.ca/register_email.cfm
Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training"
The BC Athletics Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval
Training" Clinic started May 16th at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park.
The clinic, coached by past Vancouver Marathon winner, BC Athletics
Hall of Fame Inductee and Certified Level 2 NCCP coach John Hill, is on 20
consecutive Wednesdays at 6PM until September 26th. The cost is $140 (plus
BCA Athletics membership, minimum $10 per calendar year), or a drop-in of
$15 (includes BCA day membership).
Registration form is available on the BC Athletics website to be
printed off and mailed in to BC Athletics. For more information contact
John Hill at 604 688-8648 or email email@example.com.
TransCanada 10K Online Registration Now Available
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that online
registration is now available for the 2007 TransCanada 10K Canadian
Championship and for the TransCanada 10K Run with the Champions. The races
take place jointly on October 13 2007 in Ottawa. In its second year, the
event offers the unique opportunity for running enthusiasts, or people
looking to stay fit and get exercise, to enter and run alongside - well
most likely behind - Canada's top road runners.
For more information, please visit www.transcanada10km.ca
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track & Field
Interview with Henk Kaaijienhof online
This past week on the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre website, there
was an online forum with Henk Kaaijienhof discussing all matters
speed/power related. If you did not get a chance to participate in the
opportunity, there has also been a 2 hour interview with him posted on the
in the 'Interviews' page.
Kamloops to Open Indoor Facility
Kamloops Opens New Tournament Capital Centre Facility May 26, 2007. It
is one of only 10 in North American that has the range of amenities
offered. The City of Kamloops will offer a tour to athletes, coaches, club
members and officials right after the Kamloops Centennial Meet on Saturday
May 19th at 7:00 pm.
The City of Kamloops will be opening its new indoor facility to the
general public on Saturday May 26, 2007. The facility will have a dual
role for sports tourism by attracting tournaments and events and as a
community-based recreation facility for the majority of the time. It will
provide the flexibility needed in a facility. It will give new
opportunities for track in the winter. It will provide a link between
training and competition whether people are professionals or recreational
athletes. The building is integrated with the Canada Games Pool and
Hillside Stadium. The huge steel and glass box is 14,240 square metres of
which 5,850 square metres is athletic space. It includes a 200 metre
international standard 6 lane track and a training centre that
incorporated a weight throw area, shot put circles, long jump, triple jump
and pole vault pits. It has a dedicated throwing room. Weightlifting takes
place in a dedicated room with mondo rubber floor. The new facility is one
of only 10 in North America that has the range of amenities offered. For
Kamloops Dylan Armstrong, ranked right up there in Canadian Shot Put, it
will be like a dream come true to spend his twice daily workouts in such a
space, summer and winter if he chooses.
Ribbon cutting by Mayor Terry Lake and other dignitaries is to take
place May 26, 2007.
For full article and photos visit: www.kamloopstrack.ca/fac.html.
International Throws Conference 07 – “Legendary Training Systems”
When: Saturday September 29, 2007
Sunday September 30, 2007
Where: WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA
- Over 20 presentations available
- Practical and technical sessions
- Presenters include:
- Dr. Ekkart Arbeit
- Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk
- Kari Ihalainen
- Special appearance by Don Babbitt
For details regarding registration, presenter and presentation
descriptions, see the brochure at: www.athleticscoaching.ca/?pid=2&nid=75
WESTERN CANADA GAMES
Every four years there is an opportunity for athletes aged 16 years to
21 years from around the province to become involved in a Multi-Sport
Games. This year is the Western Canada Games which are being held in
Strathcona County, Sherwood Park, Alberta from August 7-11.
The team is comprised of 66 athletes (58 able bodied, 5 wheel chair
athletes and 3 Special Olympic athletes).
The trials for being selected to this team will occur on July 7 and 8
in Nanaimo. The selection standards and selection criteria are available
on our website.
The team will participate in a dual meet on July 21 and 22 at the Games
venue just outside of Edmonton which will provide our athletes an
opportunity to become familiar with the venue, to work with the team staff
and to grow as a team.
This is an excellent opportunity for BC Athletes to participate in a
multi-sport Games environment. More information will be sent out over the
next weeks about a development camp, a relay camp and how to register
on-line for Team BC. For more information please contact Ron Bunting at email@example.com
17th World Masters Track & Field Championships
Riccione, Italy – Sept 4 – 17, 2007
Notice to affiliates and athletes:
Deadline for entries:
Please note that the closing date for entries to the Local Organizing
Committee in Riccione (ITA) World Masters Championship “Stadia” - is
31st May, and this means that entries must be with your affiliations
(Canadian Masters Ass.) well before this date, check with your affiliation
for the correct procedures for your entry.
We look forward to seeing many athletes in Riccione and wish them all
success in their events.
ATTENTION MASTERS POLE VAULTERS!
The BC Masters Pole Vault Championships will be held in Victoria on
Tuesday June 5th starting at 6:00 pm. For details, please e-mail Gerard
Dumas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
China to compete in the 2007 PacifiCanada Track & Field Series
China will enter 23 athletes in the 4 International Meets of the
PacifiCanada Series June 3 to 10. The Chinese Team is from the Provinces
of Fujian and Zhejiang that have a combined population of over 80 million.
Several of the athletes are members of China's national team, with these
athletes showing particular strength in the technical events of long jump,
triple jump, pole vault and javelin.
Canada's Relay Teams – Men's and Women's 4 x 100 and 1 x 400, will be
competing and looking to meet the qualifying standards for World
Championships and Olympic Games. Competition for Canada will be Team China
with negotiations underway with the USA, Cuba and Jamaica.
Schools, Clubs and Provincial Relay Teams are encouraged contact the
Invitations Director for each of the meets about entering a relay team.
The contacts are:
Kajaks International Track Classic – June 3/07, Richmond, BC
Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic
Cell – 604-317-7030
UBC Office: 604-822-6259
Fax – 604-833-6011
Email UBC: email@example.com
Lafarge International Track Classic
Abbotsford International Track Classic Sunday, June 10, 2007
Entries may be submitted directly to Entry Chairperson:
Details for all the meets in the PacifiCanada Series can be found at: www.pacificanada.ca.
Events Schedule: For Full updated Events scedule, see the
PacifiCanada Series website www.pacificanada.ca/the_events.htm
2007 BC Masters Track & Field Championships
June 15 - 17, 2007
Langley BC - hosted by the Langley Mustangs
Held in conjunction with the Pacific Invitational
Canadian 10,000m Championships - Abbotsford, BC
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 613.260.5580 ext.3309
Run Jump Throw!
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
- Registration forms for hosting a Workshop
Please visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
TYPES OF PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
Athletics - Run Jump Throw
(Elementary Schools - any or all grades Monday to Friday)
Teachers RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop(s)
(Elementary teachers - School or District Pro D)
Track and Field Athlete/Coach Development sessions
(High Schools- teachers and students grades 8-12)
Coaching Certification Workshops
(Club and High School coaches, parent volunteer coaches, youth leaders)
For complete descriptions of these programs, the services they provide,
and how to get involved, visit our website at http://www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
or contact our provincial coordinator, Thelma Wright.
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171
OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO OFFICIALS
There have been substantial updates to the officials web page, and all
officials are encouraged to check out the new features. The website now
has the upgrading information and forms, with an on-line request form for
people who want to upgrade in 2007.
You can also download a new record card for the 2007 season. Printed
cards will also be available from your Regional Coordinator (Carol Cull,
Alice Kubek, Alwilda van Ryswyk). And as encouragement for keeping your
record cards current, the awards nomination form and information on the
incentive program is also available in the official's section of the BCA
We encourage all officials to register with BCA early in the season. You are not insured to be in the competition
area unless you have a current membership.
Some important notes on registration this year.
- You can register in several categories, but if you are planning to
volunteer as an official, you MUST check the "official " box
on the back of the registration form. This will ensure that you are
included in members lists that we receive from BC Athletics
- If you are a member of a club your registration must go through your
club registrar. If you are an unattached official you can register
directly though Sam at BCA, just send her your form and payment,
either electronically or by mail. The fee is now $15.90
We are asking all event organizers to provide a signed area (table) for
officials check-in. When you arrive on the site, please sign in and let
the organizers know you are there. After you have done that, you can pick
up a copy of the officials event feedback form either at the check in
table or at the finish line. This form should be returned to the finish
line at the end of the day, and will help provide useful information for
all of us involved in trying to improve the world of athletics. The event
feedback form is also available in the new "Forms" section of
the officials web page
Job / Volunteer opportunities / Scholarships &
ProMOTION PlusGreater Victoria in partnership with KidSport Greater
Victoria are delighted to announce two new awards available to young women
residing in the Capital Regional District.
Find the application form at www.promotionplus.org/Content/Recognize/Other%20Awards.asp#OtherAwards
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
BC Team Staff Positions
Coaches wishing to apply for staff positions on BC Teams should
complete the application below as soon as possible:
New Sport Science articles are posted to the Canadian Athletics
Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. 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 above through the weekly "Top Stories" link.
REMINDERS and Quick Links
The Gold Standard - May 2007
The Gold Standard is Athletics Canada's Monthly Newsletter.
This month's edition features:
- 113th Penn Relays
- Pan Am Race Walk Cup Results
- News from the IAAF – Nutrition for Athletics
- New Championship Relay Events
- Bootlegger Generation B Scholarship for Life Contest
- Emilie’s Run
- and more
Click here to see the Gold Standard archives: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=7957
Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC Press Releases
To find ASRA News such as Press Releases, Employment Opportunities and
Important Reminders, visit www.asra.ca
PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is
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
New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.