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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- Junior Development Award Banquet details
- Level One Technical Coaching Clinic – Langley Sept 22, 23
- BC Games Zone Reps still needed for Zone 2, 4
- Wave 1 of Team Canada arrives in Osaka
- Gomez, Dunfee place 1st, 3rd in Racewalk Dual with US
- Dave McGovern World Class Racewalking Clinic – Bellingham April
- Rising Stars in Athletics – This week's spotlight is on Jared
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2007 Junior Development Award Banquet
This year’s Junior Development Award Banquet will take place Sunday
October 14 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive,
Tickets will be approximately $20 for Adults and $17 for children under
16. Doors will open at 11:30am.
Stay tuned to our website for the publication of the 2007 Standards for
Level One Technical Coaching Clinic
McLeod Park, Langley, BC
Date & Time:
Saturday, September 22, 2007
9:00 am - Package Pick up and Late Registration McLeod Park Grandstand
9:00am to 5:00 pm est. - Module presentations
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch
1:30 to 5:30 – Module presentations continue
Sunday, September 23, 2007
9:00 am to 5:00 pm est. - Module Presentations
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch
Course Conductor: To be determined
An introduction to track & Field coaching: 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.
Registration Form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_lev1_sep22.pdf
Level Two Technical Coaching Clinic – All Event Areas
McLeod Park Langley BC
Date & Time:
Oct 27 and Oct 28, 2007
8:30 – 5:00pm
Full itinerary and registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_lev2_oct27.pdf
BC Summer Games Zone Reps (Athletics/Track & Field) Still Needed
for Zones 2 and 4
- Zone 2 Thompson-Okanagan (Includes major centres of):
- Armstrong, Ashcroft, Enderby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Lillooet,
Merritt, Peachland, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland,
- Zone 4 Fraser River – Delta (Includes major centres of):
- Burnaby, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond
The responsibilities of the Zone Rep for Athletics include:
- Organizing and publicizing the qualification process to determine
the individuals who will represent their zone a the BC Summer Games in
- Ensuring that all individuals eligible to compete in the zone are
made aware of the qualification process, date(s) and location.
- Consulting and communicating with the Provincial Sport Advisor for
Athletics/Track & Field (Diana Hollefreund) on any questions
concerning eligibility of athletes or any other aspects of the zone
- Completing and returning the Registration Forms listing the athletes
who will represent their zone at the BC Summer Games to the Games
Society Office by the deadline for athlete registration and entry.
- Comply with the deadline dates outlined in the Critical Time Chart
provided to each of the zone reps and provincial advisor.
Please submit your letter of interest by August 31 to:
Diana Hollefreund – email: email@example.com
or by phone: 250-658-8023 / fax: 250-658-8023
Thank you for your interest in this position.
Athletics Canada is conducting a brief survey targeted to coaches, that
will allow us to have a more precise idea of where the resources are
coming to cover coaches salaries and what is the amount of time dedicated
to coaching in Track & Field in Canada. The questionnaire takes less
than 5 minutes to be completed and should be answered by any coach working
through your branch or club (regardless of the numbers of hours dedicated
to this activity). We’re hoping to have the responses before August
We will very much appreciate your help in sending out this message to
all the Track and Field coaches in your Province.
Link for the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=iMRP8T86g_2bgSdIlvEAQ6hg_3d_3d
Thanks in advance for your help,
Membership Services and Events Manager
Gérante de services aux membres et événements
2445 St. Laurent Blvd. Suite B1-110
Ottawa, ON K1G 6C3
Ph: (613) 260-5580 ext. 3311 / Fax: (613) 260-0341
All BC Athletics sanctioned events having an AWAD component to their
meet/race should be sending results in to the BCA office along with
Able-Bodied results. Any 2007 events that have already taken place are
asked to send in the AWAD results from their meet/race to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Jared Heldman!
Club: Valley Royals
School: Brookswood Secondary
Coaches: Ziggy Szelagowicz, Nick Stoffburg
Event(s): 100m, 200m, Long Jump
Best 2007 Performance:
100m - 11.16
200m - 22.83
Long jump - 6.82
2007 – Royal Canadian Legion Championships Long Jump, 1st - 6.82m,
national meet record
2007 – BC Midget Championships 100m, 1st – 11.34
2007 – BC Midget Championships Long Jump, 1st – 6.34m
2007 – BC High School Championships Long Jump, 1st
2007 – Royal Canadian Legion 15 yr-old Team
2006 – BC Summer Games team
World youths, juniors, nationals and eventually (hopefully) Olympics
Favourite aspect of track:
Travelling and meeting new people
Athletics Canada launches Flash Interviews on athletics.ca
Osaka, Japan – In an effort to keep track and field fans informed and
provide a means to connect with Canadian athletes, Athletics Canada
launched today a Flash Interview section on www.athletics.ca.
The launch coincides with the 11th IAAF World Championships which begin
on August 25 in Osaka, Japan. The Flash Interview section will feature
interviews with athletes and coaches as well as post-race comments.
The first interview was conducted with Head Coach Les Gramantik and can
be accessed by following this link: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=240
Listen to post-race comments from Worlds at www.athletics.ca
OTTAWA – With the start of the World Championships in Athletics in 8
days, Athletics Canada announced today that audio interviews featuring
post-race comments of Canadian athletes will be available online at www.athletics.ca
throughout the championships.
The team will fly from Singapore to Osaka in three waves beginning on
- Pictures from Singapore training camp
- Team Canada
- Athletics Canada World Championships home page
Canadian Jane Edstrom named to World Championships officiating crew
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is proud to announce that the International
Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) recently appointed
International Technical Official Jane Edstrom from Winnipeg, Manitoba to
officiate at the upcoming 11th World Championships in athletics which will
be held in Osaka, Japan. She is one of two International level 5 Technical
Officials in Canada.
Jane holds experience officiating at the international level including
at previous World Championships, World Junior Championships, World Youth
Championships and the 1994 Commonwealth games as both an official and
referee. The IAAF appoints officials to such events following very
stringent workshops, exams and many years working in the sport.
She has been recognized as a recipient of the Frank McKinnon award for
outstanding contributions to high school athletics having coached over 27
years in a variety of sports. Jane is a past president of the Manitoba
Officials’ Committee and a current member of the National Officials’
Athletics Canada Newsletter – August edition
The August 2007 edition of The Gold Standard is now available for
viewing - please follow this link:
In this edition you will find:
- 2007 World Championships
- 2007 RBC Canadian Championships
- Pan American Games Results
- Parapanamerican Games Team named
- Summer Universiade (FISU) Team
- July Highlights
- And much more
Results from around the Track (and Field)
August 20 - https://www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=385
Timex Series Final on September 2nd
The final race of the 2007 Timex BC Road Running Series will take place
on Sunday, September 2nd at the Steveston Labour Day Weekend 8k. Series
awards will be presented at a separate ceremony following the race awards,
at the Steveston Community Centre.
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.
Cross Country and Trail Running
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler presents.... Fairmont Fit Trail Running
September 21-23, 2007
With Special Guest Jasper Blake
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Adidas invite you to an unparalleled
fitness weekend designed for both beginning and accomplished athletes with
quest speaker and your host, Jasper Blake, elite Canadian triathlete and
Ironman champion. See the following link for the cost, and what is
included in the weekend.
Reservations for the Fairmont Fit Weekend with guest speaker, Jasper
Blake, are available through the Fairmont President's Club Platinum
Concierge Desk at 1-888-830-4447.
For more details, call Jennifer Furyk, Director of Leisure Sales in
Vancouver at (604) 465-1210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Track & Field
Wave 1 arrives in Osaka for World Champs
Osaka, Japan – The first wave of Canadian athletes arrived in Osaka
yesterday for the 11th IAAF World Championships in athletics. Held in
Japan for the second time – Tokyo in 1991 – the championships will be
the largest ever with 203 countries participating. The previous record was
201 countries at the 8th World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.
The second wave of athletes will arrive on Wednesday August 22 while
the remainder of the team will arrive from the training camp in Singapore
on Friday August 24.
The first athletes to touch down in Osaka were Dylan Armstrong
from Kamloops, BC; Diane Cummins from Victoria, BC; Anson Henry
from Pickering, ON; Jim Steacy from Lethbridge, AB; Nicole Forrester of
Aurora, ON; Kevin Sullivan from Brantford, ON; Angela Whyte of Edmonton,
Expected to arrive on Wednesday are Simon Bairu of Regina, SK; Brian
Barnett and Tyler Christopher from Edmonton, AB; Perdita Felicien from
Pickering, ON; Adam Kunkel from Paisley, ON; Priscilla Lopes of Whitby,
Two athletes who qualified and were named to the team will not be able
to participate. Jessica Zelinka from London, ON sustained an injury on her
way to a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro and
Malindi Elmore from Calgary recently suffered a stress fracture.
Rankings heading into the Championships
Name Event IAAF Top List Ranking
(As of Aug. 14, 2007)
Richard Adu-Bobie 4x100m 10th - 38.81
Dylan Armstrong Shot put 8th - 20.72
Simon Bairu 10000m 20th - 27:50.71
Brian Barnett 200m / 4x100m 24th - 20.48 / 10th – 38.31
Tim Berrett 50kmRW 24th - 3:55:08
Tyler Christopher 400m 8th - 44.93
Jared Connaughton 4x100m 10th - 38.81
Diane Cummins 800m 18th - 1:59.75
Carmen Douma-Hussar 1500m 22nd - 4:05.91
Perdita Felicien 100mH 7th - 12.65
Nicole Forrester High jump 10th - 1.97m
Anson Henry 100m / 4x100m NA / 10th - 38.81
Shannon King 4x100m 10th - 38.81
Adam Kunkel 400mH 5th - 48.24
Lioudmila Kortchaguina Marathon 41st - 2:31:57
Priscilla Lopes 100mH 15th - 12.82
Jared MacLeod 110mH 27th - 13.55
Gary Reed 800m 5th - 1:44.03
Scott Russell Javelin 11th - 83.98
Jim Steacy Hammer throw 24th - 77.38
Hilary Stellingwerff 1500m 20th - 4:05.69
Kevin Sullivan 1500m 15th - 3:34.16
Achraf Tadili 800m 30th - 1:45.84
Angela Whyte 100mH 6th - 12.63
Neville Wright 4x100m 10th - 38.81
Everything you need to know about the championships and Team Canada can
be found by visiting www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=39.
Gomez, Dunfee place 1st, 3rd at Racewalk Dual with USA
August 12 saw the best Racewalkers from Canada, US, and other NACAC
countries convene for some head-to-head action. Team Canada faced Team USA
and Team Puerto Rico in a Junior Racewalk Dual. Four team members were
from BC, all of which had just competed in the Western Canada Games. Team
Canada ended up just behind the US with an overall 31 points. The BC
results were as follows:
Name Age Category Time Result
Inaki Gomez Junior 10km 46:54 1st
Evan Dunfee Junior 10km 49.19 3rd
Creighton Connolly Junior 10km 55:28 9th
Heather Warwick Junior 5km 27:14 5th
Dave McGovern will be at World Class Racewalking Clinic in Bellingham,
Dave McGovern has agreed to have a 2-day World Class Racewalking Clinic
in Bellingham, WA. It will be in April 2008. I am hosting the clinic,
please "spread the word" to all the racewalkers in the Pacific
Northwest/Lower Mainland. Let's show Dave that this area is FULL of avid
Here's the direct link for the form:
I welcome any and all questions.
IAAF Golden League: Catch the action on CBC
OTTAWA – The IAAF Golden League kicked off in Oslo with the Exxon
Mobil Bislett Games. Comprised of six meets, the Golden League is a series
of the most prestigious track and field competitions featuring some of the
world's top performers. The Golden League features a $1 Million jackpot
for an athlete who can win their event at all six competitions.
Date Event Time
August 25 World Championships 2pm
August 26 World Championships 3pm
September 1 World Championships 3pm
September 2 World Championships 3pm
September 8 Zurich Weltklasse 1:30pm
*Eastern Standard times, check local listings.
Masters Track and Field Survey
This survey is not a CMAA initiative but it has been endorsed by the
The Coaching Symposium is an annual event held in conjunction with the
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference. Its main objectives are
to present current research on coaching and coach education, to create a
network of Canadian researchers interested in this field and to strengthen
the linkages among researchers and practitioners.
We wish to present a research paper on coaching and masters athletes at
the next conference, which is being held in Nova Scotia in October 2007.
To this end, we have designed a survey which we are asking you to complete
and submit to us. For our research to be valid, we need a fairly large
representational sample of masters athletes. Your individual responses
will be confidential and anonymous, as all data will be merged in the
report. A large part of our analysis will be concerned with the
percentages of athletes who responded in a certain way and whether those
percentages are significant. The survey, for the most part simply asks you
to check off a response to a number of questions. It should take only a
few minutes to complete. We ask you to please complete the survey for our
We are both masters age athletes who have competed in race walking and
are now coaching walkers and distance runners.
You have the option of completing the survey by opening the file,
filling in your responses and emailing it back to us or you can print it,
complete it and mail it back via Canada Post.
The survey: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/masters_survey.doc
Thanking you in advance for your participation.
383 Ellerslie Ave.
Run Jump Throw!
Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events
RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers
Cost: $120 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
Hands-on practical experience
Dates: Oct. 20th, 2007
Times: TBC (totals 8 hours)
Location: TBD – various: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley
Specific details will be posted soon.
To express interest of attendance, and to receive confirmed details of
workshop via email, please email Jessica at email@example.com.
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
Plan ahead! The Officials AGM will be held on October 28, in
Abbotsford, at Madison’s restaurant. Details to follow.
And speaking of the AGM, those in attendance last fall were treated to
a power point presentation, created by our own April Arsene, of “the
season in review”, full of photos of officials in action. She has agreed
to do another production, but will need you to send photos to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When did you begin officiating? Please send your start year (or
as close as you can remember) along with your BCA number to Kathy
Terlicher at email@example.com.
The National Official Committee is honouring long time officials with
recognition at 25 years, and then for each five year span after that. But
they need your statistics to compile this history.
Job / Volunteer opportunities
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
Assistant Coach, Men's Track and Cross Country
Assist with all aspects of the cross country/indoor and outdoor track
and field program including practice organization, coaching, conditioning,
recruiting, public relations and fund raising. Bachelor's degree required,
master's degree preferred. Collegiate coaching and recruiting experience
required. Division I experience preferred. Excellent organizational,
administrative, and interpersonal skills required. Computer skills
preferred (IBM). USATF Level I and II coaching and CSCS certification
Contact: John Copeland, Head Track Coach, University of Rode Island,
RI 02881. 401-874-2163, jco2653U@postoffice.uri.edu.
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
September 24 - 26, 2007
Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre
Richmond, British Columbia
Tom Johnson, Swimming Canada, Head Coach
Holding one of the most impressive coaching records in Canadian
swimming, Tom Johnson of Vancouver, BC has been named to Canada's coaching
staff at seven Olympic Games, nine world championships and eight
Commonwealth Games. Nationally his clubs have won 15 overall national team
titles and 21 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Crowns (12 for men and nine
for women). Currently, Tom is the coach of World Champion Brent Hayden. At
the 2007 SPIN Summit, Tom will speak about Building a World Champion.
Don't miss your chance to hear Tom and many other great leaders speak
about the latest innovations in their field! Check out the 2007 conference
Register now at www.spinsummit.com
to attend this unique Canadian conference and please spread the word to
other colleagues who may be interested.
See you in Vancouver in September,
Gordon Sleivert, PhD
SPIN Summit Chair
Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching
JULY 2007 FEATURE
Developing Female Leadership in the Canadian Sport System:
Recommendations for High-Level Sport Organizations
Few would disagree with the contention that women’s leadership
differs from that of men. Difference, of course, does not imply
inferiority. Difference can be, and often is, positive. But because there
are precious few examples of women leaders within the context of Canadian
sport, there is, consequently, little opportunity to put women’s
leadership to the test. Yes, of course, there are some exemplary role
models. But a close examination of the administration, boards of
directors, and committees of sport organizations reveals a lingering
leadership imbalance, particularly when one factors in the recent
outstanding, dominating performances of Canada’s women athletes and
coaches on that great testing ground, the world stage.
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
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.