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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- Children's Fitness Tax Credit Form information
- 2007 JD Award Nomination Standards and new criteria
- Employment Opportunity with BCA:
Manager — Road and Cross Country Running
- CBCsports.ca streaming live from Osaka
- Victoria Marathon Society joins BC Athletics to sanction three
- Call for bids for 2008, 2009 BC Cross Country Championships
- Rising Stars in Athletics This week's spotlight is on
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Children's Fitness Tax Credit Information
The Children's Tax Credit is an initiative put forth by the Government
of Canada to provide some financial relief to parents to pay for the
rising cost of organized sports, in order to keep our children involved in
physical activity. The form can be found on the BC Athletics website at www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/cftc_form.doc
Below are the instructions (also available from the above link) for
filling out the form.
The receipt number includes the child's BC Athletics membership number
preceded by the applicable year example: 2007-95-24187
Calculating eligible fees:
Registration and membership costs can include the costs of
administration, instruction and the rental of facilities. If the fees
charged to parents include part for accommodation, travel, food, or
beverages then this part must be deducted when calculating the part of the
fees that qualify for the tax credit. For example if club membership fees
total $400 and includes a charge of $50 for travel and $50 for a club
uniform then the eligible amount would be $400 - $50 - $50 = $300.
Description of Eligible Programs:
Eligible activities must include the following in order to qualify.
Make sure descriptions of club programs makes mention and details all of
- Ongoing (either a minimum of eight weeks duration, with a minimum of
one session per week or, in the case of children's camps, five
- Activities suitable for children; and
- Substantially all of the activities must include a significant
amount of physical activity that contributes to cardio-respiratory
endurance plus one or more of: muscular strength, muscular endurance,
flexibility, or balance.
If you have any further questions please contact Sam Collier
Manager, Registration & Membership Services at (604) 737-3177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2007 Junior Development Award Standards
The Junior Development Committee has changed the criteria for the
awarding of JD awards
- It was felt that the previous criterion of giving a JD Award based
upon the #10 performance in an event on the All Time Top Ten list had
- The spread between number #1 and # 10 for established events such as
the long jump and 100m was very small so that an athlete almost had to
get a #1 performance to be considered
- The percentage difference between the #1 and #10 performances tended
to bias the criteria in favor of one of the three areas of track and
- The distribution of awards between the three areas of track and
field was not very representative of the actual number of events or
the participation in those events
- Athlete must be a full time competitive member of BC Athletics
- Athlete must compete in at least one BC Junior Development
Championship in the preceding 12 months (Track and Field, Pentathlon
and Cross Country)
AND at least two other meets from
the approved list
- At any meet on the approved list of meets:
- 9 to 12 year olds should have at least one performance
that attain or exceeds the standard
AND during the season have competed in at least one running
event, one jumping event and one throwing event (each can be at
the same or different meets)
- 13 to 14 year olds should have at least one performance that
attains or exceeds the standard
For 2007 Standards and Nomination form, visit www.bcathletics.org/main/juniordev.htm#news
NOTE: This year, awards for 15-year-olds will be included in the BC
Athletics Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet. There will be a call
for award nominations later this fall along with the older age categories.
BC Athletics would also like to assure members that the integrity of the
awards for 15-year-olds will be maintained.
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.
Letter to BC Athletics from Minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts
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
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
Gιrante de services aux membres et ιvιnements
2445 St. Laurent Blvd. Suite B1-110
Ottawa, ON K1G 6C3
Ph: (613) 260-5580 ext. 3311 / Fax: (613) 260-0341
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Alyxandra
Alyxandria Marie Treasure
Born: May 15, 1992
Hometown: Prince George, BC
Club: Prince George Track & Field
Coach: Tom Masich
School: D.P Todd Secondary School
Events: High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump, 100m & 200m
Best 2007 Performance:
High Jump - 1.76m
Triple Jump - 11.73m
100m - 12.92
200m - 26.69
2007 Legion Championships High Jump, 1st 1.76m, national meet
2007 Legion Championships Triple Jump, 2nd 11.73m
2007 BC Midget Championships High Jump 1st 1.74m
2007 BC High School Championships High Jump, 3rd 1.69m
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
August 22, 2007
Flash Interview with 100m Hurdler Angela Whyte
Flash interview with 100-metre hurdler Angela Whyte from Edmonton, AB
is now available online. The interview focuses around the 11th IAAF world
championships featuring Angela's pre-race comments.
To access Angela's interview please following this link
2 Canadians re-elected, 1 elected at IAAF Congress
Osaka, Japan Athletics Canada is proud to announce that two
Canadian delegates have been re-elected, and one elected, at the 46th IAAF
Congress held at the New Otani Hotel in Osaka, Japan.
Abby Hoffman of Ottawa was reelected to the IAAF Council. She was first
elected in 1995 and has since been re-elected on three occasions (1999,
2003, 2007). Dr. Danny Daniels from Sydney, BC was re-elected to
the IAAF Masters Committee. Dr. Daniels has been involved with the
committee since 1999; in 1997 he was elected to the Canadian Road Running
Hall of Fame.
Thelma Wright from Vancouver, BC was elected to the IAAF Cross
Country Committee. Thelma was inducted in the British Columbia Sports Hall
of Fame in 2000 and has been involved with 15 World Cross Country national
teams as manager and coach since 1981.
Other notes from the Congress
- The dates for the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships to be held in
Moncton, New Brunswick have been approved. The World Juniors will take
place July 20-25, 2010.
- The 13th IAAF World Championships will take place in Daegu, Korea
August 27 to September 4, 2011.
- The 14th World Championships will be held in Moscow, Russia August
10 to 18, 2013.
- The 2008 IAAF outdoor and indoor calendars were approved. The indoor
season will kick off on January 27 in Moscow. The outdoor season
begins March 2 in Melbourne, Australia.
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.
- Pictures from Singapore training camp
- Team Canada
- Athletics Canada World Championships home page
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 27 - https://www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=396
Royal Victoria Marathon, Sunday, October 7, 2007
Thanks to our new sanctioning policy we have opened the door for many
race organizers to now consider sanctioning their events with BC
We would like to welcome the Royal Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon and
8k (with almost 10,000 participants) as the most recent addition to our
family of sanctioned events. This event is now the 3rd largest sanctioned
event in BC and one of the largest in Canada. This popular event has a
rich history and a loyal following from across BC, Alberta and the US
We encourage the BCA membership to participate in this great sanctioned
event. We also recommend registering by September 15 to avoid the late
fee. As entry fees were set and brochures were printed months ago,
unfortunately RVM cannot offer a $3 discount to BCA members in 2007, as
sanctioning approval was just confirmed recently. This change will be
implemented in 2008 on both the brochures and the online registration
Royal Victoria Marathon Becomes Sanctioned
For the first time in 28 years the Victoria Marathon Society has joined
BC Athletics and has had their three road races officially sanctioned by
the Provincial Branch of Athletics Canada. RVM stands to benefit from the
sanctioning by having access to Certified Officials, by having access to
Course Measurement and Certification and by listing their Marathon, Half
Marathon and 8K Road Race on the electronic BCA Calendar of Events which
is distributed to over 80,000 clubs, schools and event directors
throughout British Columbia.
RVM stands to increase participation, to increase prestige and to
increase performance from elite runners entering Provincial, Regional and
National Road Racing Championships, which Victoria intends to host in the
near future. Sanctioning also helps events in that race times can
immediately be ratified and used to qualify athletes for national,
international and world championships. Provincial and national age class
records are also ratified and accepted at sanctioned events.
BC Athletics sanctioning assures all participants that the event is
being run in accordance with acceptable IAAF rules. RVM literature can now
display logos and brand marks of the BCA Road Running Division.
The Victoria Marathon Society is the first of three Vancouver Island
associations to obtain sanctioning for their events. The Prairie Inn
Harriers Racing Team will follow by sanctioning six of their annual races
and the Vancouver Island Runners' Association will sanction all eight of
its Vancouver Island Race Series events in 2008. This will add 17 new
Vancouver Island sanctioned races to the BCA Calendar of Events.
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,
11:30am 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross Country and Trail Running
Call for Bids for 2008, 2009 BC Cross Country Championships
B.C. Athletics offers one of the most comprehensive championships
programs of any sport governing body in Canada. If you have not
experienced one of B.C. Athletics championships programs, you will be in
for a new and rewarding experience. Contained within the bid document are
questions to be answered in bidding for the B.C. Athletics Cross Country
Championships. It's a program of which we are very proud.
Because of B.C. Athletics overall programs, thousands of athletes all
over the Province with a wide range of ages and abilities may compete in
Provincial Championships events. Dozens of communities, local sponsors,
and competition officials and volunteers get involved with our programs.
We are thankful that you are inspired to bid on a championship event and
that - in turn - you become a part of our program and share the experience
of staging a provincial event.
The Technical Manager for Cross Country can assist you with your bid or
answer questions. A numerical objective scoring system for each major
portion of the cross country bid will be devised by the B.C. Athletics
Cross Country Division and the totals for each bid added up. Deadline for
submission is 4:00 P.M. Thursday, September 27, 2007. The
announcement of the 2008 & 2009 host will occur Thursday, October 18,
Bid application form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/xcchampsbid.pdf
Bid Submissions should be sent to:
Cross Country Championship Bid
1367 West Broadway, Ste 206
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9 Fax: 604-737-3171 Email: email@example.com
Once a Provincial Championship event is awarded, BCA's staff will be
available to assist with negotiating contracts where necessary to protect
your interests and ours, and provide additional services to the event. Our
Provincial clubs form a provincial network of athletes, coaches, officials
and supporters, and they can provide invaluable assistance to ensure the
success of your event.
We look forward to receiving a bid application from you and your
community, and to assisting you in presenting the best possible
championships for our individual member athletes of whatever age or level
of ability. Thank you for your interest in B.C. Athletics and its
Chair Cross Country Division
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
Felicien and Whyte headed to finals at 2007 IAAF World Track and Field
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
OSAKA Perdita Felicien of Pickering, Ont., and Angela Whyte of
Edmonton finished second in their respective semifinal heats to advance to
the women's 100-metre hurdles final Tuesday at the 2007 IAAF World Track
and Field Championships.
Meanwhile Adam Kunkel didn't finish the men's 400-metre hurdles final.
The hurdler from Paisley, Ont., one of Canada's best hopes for a medal,
had a strong start, but started to fade, and slowed to a stop after the
third hurdle due to an injury.
American Kerron Clement went on to win the gold in 47.61 seconds while
Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic was second in 48.01 and Marek
Plawgo of Poland got the bronze in 48.12.
Kunkel, who trains in Edmonton, was coming off a gold medal performance
at the Pan American Games, where he edged Olympic gold medallist Sanchez
to finish in a Canadian record time of 48.24.
In the women's 100 hurdles, the second semifinal pitted the last two
world champs with Michelle Perry finishing first in 12.55 and Felicien
second in 12.61, her fastest time this season. They were also the two
fastest times on the day. Perry won the world title in 2005 and Felicien
Also qualifying from that semi heat were Vonette Dixon of Jamaica in
12.65 and Virginia Powell of the U.S., in 12.67.
'I'm excited,'' said Felicien. If I can put it together in the final
I'll be a contender for the gold. But considering from where I've come , I
would be happy with any colour.''
In the other semi, Sweden's Susanna Kallur took the race in 12.64 just
nipping Whyte at the finish. The Olympic finalist clocked 12.65. Delloreen
Ennis-London of Jamaica was third in that semi in 12.67 and Lolo Jones of
the U.S., fourth in 12.68. Only 0.07 seconds separated qualifiers two to
eighth in the semis.
'I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to make it to the finals,''
said Whyte. 'I know there are a lot of expectations after my
performance at the Olympics. The podium is the goal now. It's going to be
extremely tough but now I have the opportunity to go for one.''
The final is on Wednesday.
Earlier Tuesday, Tyler Christopher and Brian Barnett, both of Edmonton,
advanced to the semifinals in their respective races.
In the men's 400, Christopher conserved his energy as much as possible
in the stifling heat and still won his round in 45.15 seconds to advance.
He was the bronze medallist at the 2005 worlds in Helsinki. The semifinal
is on Wednesday.
' I spent about 85 percent today,'' he said. 'You need to have
good climate controlling and my team was trying to keep me cool. In the
hot weather many things are different, for example, the warm-up is
shorter. But it felt good.''
In the 200, Barnett clocked 20.41 to finish fourth in quarterfinal heat
to advance. He clocked a personal best 20.31 to win his opening heat in
'I realized 100 metres into the race that I was in (great) shape,''
said Barnett. 'The Japanese runner went hard, with me chasing, and I
just kept running my own race. If I can put my race together I still can
Competition continues through to Sunday.
CBCSPORTS.CA PRESENTS LIVE ONLINE STREAMING OF
THE 2007 WORLD TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM OSAKA, JAPAN
CBC is on the inside track in Osaka, Japan this week with live online
streaming of the 2007 World Track and Field Championships at cbcsports.ca.
Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and at
5:30 a.m. ET on Friday (see below for full schedule).
Throughout the 2007 World Track and Field Championships, cbcsports.ca
will also feature profiles and features on Team Canada as well as daily
highlights from Osaka. CBC Television continues coverage of the 2007 World
Track and Field Championships on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 12 noon ET.
2007 World Track and Field Championships Online Streaming Schedule
Thurs. Aug. 30
6:30 a.m. ET Women's Hammer Throw Final
6:35 a.m. ET Men's Pole Vault Qualification A
6:35 a.m. ET Men's Pole Vault Qualification B
6:40 a.m. ET Men's 800m First Round
7:25 a.m. ET Women's 400m Hurdles Final
7:40 a.m. ET Men's Long Jump Final
7:45 a.m. ET Men's 5000m First Round
8:30 a.m. ET Men's 110m Hurdles Semifinal
9 a.m. ET Women's 200m Semifinal
9:20 a.m. ET Men's 200m Final
Fri. Aug. 31
5:30 a.m. ET Men's Decathlon High Jump Round A
5:30 a.m. ET Men's Decathlon High Jump Round B
6:30 a.m. ET Women's Triple Jump Final
6:30 a.m. ET Women's 1500m Semifinal
7:05 a.m. ET Men's 800m Semifinal
7:40 a.m. ET Women's Javelin Throw Final
7:40 a.m. ET Men's 4x100m Relay First Round
8:15 a.m. ET Women's 200m Final
8:35 a.m. ET Men's Decathlon 400m Unique Round
9:05 a.m. ET Men's 400m Final
9:20 a.m. ET Men's 110m Hurdles Final
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
September 1 World Championships 3pm
September 2 World Championships 3pm
September 8 Zurich Weltklasse 1:30pm
*Eastern Standard times, check local listings.
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
Employment Opportunity with BC Athletics
Manager — Road and Cross Country Running
BC Athletics, the Provincial Sport Organization for Track &
Field, Road & Cross Country Running, Marathons/Ultras and Race
Walking is looking for a qualified individual to fill this very
important full time position in the Association. Working with staff,
committees and volunteers this position is the management and provision
of province-wide programs and services for the development and promotion
of Road and Cross Country Running. The ideal candidate should be a
visionary, energized by the opportunity and have the ability to engage
others in the collective achievement of the goals and objectives of the
program in British Columbia.
Application deadline: October 1st, 2007
Full details at: www.bcathletics.org/main/news/roadxc_jobposting.htm
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.