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ISSUE #29-2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email:

Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Athletics SportsFunder In-Province Travel Subsidy Program
  • Coaching Mentor/Apprentice Program (For Female Apprentices) – Deadline Sep 15
  • Deadline Approaches: Level One Coaching Clinic, Sep 22, 23 in Langley
  • 2007 Canadian 10K Championships Technical Package now available
  • FREE RunJumpThrow lesson for children aged 6-10 Sunday Sep 16
  • PacificSport Introduction to Video Analysis of Basic Biomechanics – Sep 15
  • Sport Psychology Conference for Coaches
  • SPIN Summit Registration Deadline Extended to September 14


BC Athletics In-Province SportsFunder Travel Program 2006 – 2007

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the SportsFunder In-Province Travel Support Program for the time period of October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. The BC SportsFunder Program funded by the Lotteries Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General is to support travel within British Columbia for Junior age athletes and under. For BC Athletics this program is targeted to assist athletes and supervising adults as members of BC Athletics Clubs or as Unattached Members of BC Athletics with the costs of travel within British Columbia to BC Championships, BC Team Trials, BC Club Competition and approved Training Camps.

Deadline for Application is October 5, 2007

For Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria for the Program and application form visit 

Any questions, please contact BC Athletics at 603-737-3177.


We are accepting applications for mentors and apprentice coaches for sports in competition at the 2008 BC Summer Games in Kelowna.

Application Deadline: on or before midnight September 15th, 2007.

ProMOTION Plus, Coaches Association of BC and the BC Games Society have joined forces to address the inequity in the number of male and female coaches in the sport system. Our new Coach Mentor/Apprentice program will pair up experienced (female or male) coaches with women who are interested in pursuing a career in coaching or in developing their training to a higher level. The goal is to increase the number of qualified female coaches starting at the club and provincial level and moving toward the national and international level in the future. The Program will select up to 10 mentors and pair them with 10 female apprentices across the province. They will be chosen from sports which will be in competition at BC Summer Games in Kelowna in 2008.

Download the application criteria from our website: 

AJ Murray

Administrative Coordinator
1-877-557-7666 (BC Only)

The BC organization for girls and women in physical activity and sport!

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 

Below are the instructions (also available from the above link) for filling out the form.

Receipt Number:

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 the following:

  • 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 consecutive days;
  • Supervision;
  • 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

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, Vancouver BC).

Tickets will be approximately $20 for Adults and $17 for children under 16. Doors will open at 11:30am.

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: Barb Vida

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: 

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: 

Athletics Canada

2007 Canadian 10km Championships

Please be advised that the following Event Technical and/or Registration packages are now available:

  • TransCanada Canadian 10km Championships & Run with the Champions – Ottawa, ON

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

The September edition of The Gold Standard is now available.

This month’s newsletter includes:

  • World Championship highlights and results
  • Spikes and Clubs Golf Tournament
  • Parapanamerican Games Results
  • 10km TransCanada Run with the Champions
  • August Highlights
  • And Much More

Please visit to view the September edition of The Gold Standard.

Post-Race Interviews and Video from Osaka

For Post-Race Interviews and video from the 2007 IAAF World Track and Field Championships, visit Athletics Canada at

Road Running

Pacific Road Runners' Annual Fall Seminar

Training Strategies for Full and Half Marathon Running – A Panel Discussion

  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, October 1, 2007
  • Roundhouse Community Centre,
    181 Roundhouse Mews (Pacific Blvd @ Davie St.)
  • Seating is limited, please arrive early
  • Admission is free
    No advance registration

OVERVIEW: The evening will be split into two sections. In session #1, panellists Peter Butler, Carey Nelson and Art Boileau will deal with the specifics of run based training for distance running. You will hear what these experts have to say concerning the principles of training programs, the use and place of clinics, the value of tempo runs, intervals, and long slow distance in the training program. In Session #2 our experts Anjulie Latta and Brenna Rudd will discuss the importance of nutrition both while training and competing. In rounding out the full spectrum of considerations for a well designed training program, the principles behind strength and flexibility programs in a comprehensive training regimen will be presented. This panel of experts comes with impeccable credentials and years of experience. Furthermore, each and every panellist is personally involved in running and makes it part of their own life. The format will be a panel discussion, and audience participation is highly encouraged.

Join us for this exciting program! Bring your questions and put your personal running plans into focus and perspective through the expertise of our panel. For more information, visit

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, 2007.

Bid application form:

Bid Submissions should be sent to:
BC Athletics
Cross Country Championship Bid
1367 West Broadway, Ste 206
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9 Fax: 604-737-3171 Email: 

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 championship programs.


Brian McCalder

Jerry Tighe
Chair – Cross Country Division

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler presents.... Fairmont Fit Trail Running Weekend

September 21-23, 2007
Whistler, BC

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 

Track & Field

Dave McGovern will be at World Class Racewalking Clinic in Bellingham, WA

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 racewalkers!!

Here's the direct link for the form: 

I welcome any and all questions.

Kirsten Smith

IAAF Golden League continues: catch the action on CBC

OTTAWA – The IAAF Golden League continues with the fifth of six competitions in the Golden League series this weekend. The Golden League is one of the most prestigious competitions showcasing some of the top track and field performers.

The IAAF Golden League will continue on September 14th with the Memorial Van Damme in Brussels, Belgium followed by the ISTAF in Berlin, Germany.

CBC will have coverage of the Zurich Golden League tomorrow as well as the final two meets, the Brussels Golden League and the Berlin Golden League, later this month.

Date         Event                   Time
Sept 15      Brussels Golden League  2:30pm
Sept 16      Berlin Golden League    4:00pm

*Eastern Standard time, check local listings.

Run Jump Throw!

Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events

Regional RJT Learning Facilitator Workshop

Friday September 14 – Saturday September 16
FREE for approved applicants
Surrey, BC
Please contact to express interest.

Children’s RJT Lesson

In conjunction with the Regional LF Workshop
For ages 6-10
Sunday September 16
Semiahmoo Secondary School,
1785 148th Street, South Surrey BC V4A 4M6
Waiver/consent form:

RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers

Cost: $120 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for BCA members
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
              NCCP Certification
              Hands-on practical experience
Date: September 28, 2007
Times: 8:30-4:30pm
Location: Cindrich Elementary School, Surrey
Registration form: 

RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers

Cost: $120 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for BCA members
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
              NCCP Certification
              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

For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the province, please visit our RJT web page at



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

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

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
Technical Manager – Track & Field and Director Power/Speed Event Group

BC Athletics in partnership with the PacificSport, National Sport Centre - Greater Vancouver invites applications for the full time position of Technical Manager Track & Field and Director Power/Speed Event Group. This is one position that will have responsibility for the Technical Management and Development of Track & Field in British Columbia along with providing enhanced leadership in the Power/Speed Event Group (Throws, Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles, and Combined Events). 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: 

Employment Opportunity with BC Athletics
Technical 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:

For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs, please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."


PacificSport Introduction to Video Analysis of Basic Biomechanics

PacificSport Fraser Valley will be hosting the Introduction to Video Analysis - Level 1 Workshop on Saturday September 15th from 8:30 to 4:30 at UCFV in Abbotsford. This one day session which will be taught by Dr. Allan Wrigley will include over two hours of hands on learning experience and basic biomechanics. Dr. Wrigley will share his experiences of working in the field and will also be available to answer questions with regards to using video analysis in your chosen sport.

Course: Introduction to Video Analysis - Level 1

Course Description: Video analysis is becoming one of the most widely used teaching tools for enhancing the performance of athletes. Currently, not all coaches are capable of using video analysis due to a number of factors which may include: lack of knowledge, inadequate equipment, unsure what to look for, time restrictions, lack of a support person, environment, level of athletes, etc. The goal of this workshop is to educate coaches on how to maximize their time and enhance performance feedback through effective use of video technology. Topics covered will include: How biomechanical principles drive performance analysis, choosing the right video equipment and video analysis best practices from taping to review.

Date: Saturday September 15th, 2007
Time: 8:30 - 4:30
Place: Room A300 UCFV Campus Abbotsford
Cost: $40.00 for Non-IPS Coaches

Please register as soon as possible as space is limited. If you are interested in attending this course or would like more information please contact me at the following email address or phone number.

Dorene Sheets
Athlete Coach Services Coordinator
PacificSport Fraser Valley

Tel: 604-557-4019
Fax: 604-854-4197

Sport Psychology Conference for Coaches

On September 23rd the Coaches Association of BC will be partnering with the BC Division of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association to host a one day Sport Psychology Conference for Coaches. This event will be bringing together 8 of BC’s most respected sport psychologists to present on 8 unique topics that will enhance your coaching capacity.

This event will be taking place at the Langara College campus in Vancouver. Registration is limited, so don’t wait until the last minute. Please forward this information on to coaches in your sport community.

Details on this event can be found on our website at: We look forward to seeing you there.

Gordon May, Executive Director
Coaches Association of BC
#345 - 1367 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4A9

Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2007 – Deadlines and Update

The September 26 EARLY BIRD conference registration deadline for Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2007 ( is approaching fast!

With 200 delegates already registered, this year’s conference promises to be another well attended gathering of Canada’s sport leaders and coaches!

Don’t miss your opportunity to register early and save $50 on conference fees. (

We are pleased to announce that the Women in Coaching Luncheon and Plenary will feature world-class coaches Michelle Leigh and Carol-Angela Orchard on Saturday, October 13. Both Michelle and Carol-Angela have coached high performance athletes at the national and international level, including winter and summer Olympic Games. The discussion for the Women in Coaching Luncheon and Plenary focuses on developing champions for life. (

Don’t miss out! Visit the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2007 website ( to register for Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif today!

Michelle Leigh coaches figure skating at the Mariposa School of Skating in Barrie, Ontario. A coach for 26 years, Michelle's athletes have competed at 24 Canadian, 14 World, and four European championships and over 55 international events, including three Olympic Games. Counted among the many national and international athletes she has coached are Olympic Silver Medallist Elvis Stojko and six-time Canadian Champion Jennifer Robinson.

Carol-Angela Orchard is the Head Coach of Gymnastics at the Claude Watson Sports Program at Seneca College, Toronto. Some of Carol-Angela's major international coaching assignments include seven World Championships, two Commonwealth Games, the Junior & Senior Pan American Games as well as the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where Canada tied its previous best-ever team ranking of 8th place.

SPIN Summit Early Bird Registration Deadline EXTENDED to Friday, September 14!

The Early Bird Registration Deadline is extended for one week to Friday, September 14. Register now to save $50 on your registration fee and participate in the best Sport Technology conference in the country! To register visit Registrations after this date will be at the regular registration rate of $349.

Renowned experts from Canada, the US, Britain and Australia will present their knowledge about the latest in sport technology and you'll want to be there. Don't miss Dr. David Martin, Australian Institute of Sport; Dr. Kevin Thompson & Stafford Murray, the English Institute of Sport; Tom Johnson, Swimming Natation Canada; Dr. Joan Vickers, University of Calgary; Dr. Ian Muir, Nike Sport Research Lab; Dr. Jim Bauman, US Olympic Committee; Dr. Peter Davis, Own the Podium Canada, and many more!

This is also your chance to participate in an afternoon of networking, sport and great food at the Afternoon in Beijing. Participate in a one-hour dragon boating session, visit the newly constructed Richmond Oval, and feast on the authentic Chinese Buffet as we prepare you for the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Click here:
to register now! Call the Best Western Richmond Hotel and Convention Centre to book your accommodation at 1-800-663-0299. Be sure to let them know you're with the SPIN Summit to get the special conference rate.

For more information visit our website:

See you in Vancouver in a few weeks,

Gordon Sleivert, PhD
SPIN Summit Chair

New Sport Science articles are posted to the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. Access can be found at 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

PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is now available.

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