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Monday, February 12, 2007
Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from this issue:
- 2007 Masters Track & Field Championships announced
- RunJumpThrow needs BC Athletics Club Participation and Support!
- Long Time Track Supporter Celebrates 100!
- 2006 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series Awards
- Atlantic Region Head Coach Position
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
RunJumpThrow needs BC Athletics Club Participation and Support!
WANTED: More Club participants to attend the Run Jump Throw Instructor
certification Workshop the weekend of February 23-25th, 2007 at Semiahmoo
High school, South Surrey.
The workshop is for club coaches, elementary teachers, parent
assistants who either teach or are interested in working with children
ages 7 and up. It is also an excellent workshop for
Juvenile/Junior/University age athletes who may be coaching or delivering
track and field activities during sports camps or spring break club
Participants will be eligible to receive NCCP certification as Instructors
Please go to www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_rjt_feb23oceanath.pdf
to get further details or contact Thelma Wright at email@example.com
or AT (604) 737 3175. There are still spots left so first come first
serve. I am trying to save some spots for the Juvenile, Junior age athlete
who may wish to get trained so they can help your club with summer sports
camps and spring break camp.
It may be able to be used for credit for some of the University
students in a Human Kinetics or teaching program, or for high school
leadership students practical requirements.
It really is a win win for your athletes and your programs. Having
certification gives credibility and recognition to your program and
coach/athletes as well as promoting the program that all of us as BC
Athletics members have agreed to support.
For more information including a list of other upcoming clinics in BC
please go to the RunJumpThrow section of this bulletin.
Thanks and please feel free to pass this request on to others you may know
might be interested.
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Suite 206 1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4A9
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171
Long Time Track Supporter Celebrates 100!
Isobel Campbell, mother of Heather Campbell (1959 & 1963 Pan Am
Games sprinter) who was an early member of the Vancouver Olympic Club will
celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday February 10th. This is probably
the first time anyone in Vancouver associated with Track & Field has
reached this age. Long time BC Athletics member and Hall of Fame member
Marion Crowley notes that Isobel was always involved in helping as much as
possible and graciously gave her time and support to the sport.
BC Athletics would like to take this opportunity to wish Isobel a very
happy 100th birthday!
2007 BC Masters Track & Field Championships
June 15 - 17, 2007
Langley BC - hosted by the Langley Mustangs
Held in conjunction with the Pacific Invitational
GM High Performance Coach Grants
General Motors together with CAC announces grants to Canadian High
Performance (Olympic and Paralympic Winter and Summer) Athletes and
To impact Olympic performances by creating a unique competitive
advantage through customized grants for athletes and their personal
These grants will build on the power of the athlete-coach relationship
to contribute directly to achieving podium performances. Ten grants of
$10,000 will be awarded annually for such activities as:
- Travel to ensure the personal coach can attend international
competitions with the athlete
- Special training camps
- To expose the athlete and coach to the next Olympic venue and host
- For Athlete/Coach training with other recognized world class
- Innovations in coaching techniques or tools (eg. Access to leading
Edge Athlete Performance Technology or Equipment)
Athlete/Coach partnerships will be selected:
- From Olympic or Paralympic sports
- Based on athlete performance at major international competitions
- Uniqueness, quality, and impact of the proposal (newsworthiness)
The 10 grants will be distributed as follows:
5 Winter Olympic; 1 Winter Paralympic; 3 Summer Olympic and 1 Summer
To download the application form, please click here.
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2007
Upcoming Coaching Clinics
Registration forms may be found on the BC Athletics website.
Fort St. John
Level 2 Distance
Conducted by Al Johnston
February 9th - 11th
Held in conjunction with the BC Northern Winter Games in Fort St. John,
B.C conducted by Al Johnston.
Level One Clinic
Conducted by Ron Parker
March 10th and 11th
Held at Oak Bay Secondary School in Victoria
All interested coaches and teachers are encouraged to register for this
Changes to Events and Age Groups
At the recent BC Athletics Annual General Meeting a number of motion
were passed related to events and age groups
Some additions to the events for the Junior Development athletes
- 60m added to the 9,10 and 11 year olds
- Pole vault added for both male and female 13 year olds
Some deletions to the events for some of the junior development age
- 200 metre event will be eliminated from the 9 and 10 year old age
- 400 metre event will be eliminated from the 9 and 10 year old age
- 200 metre hurdle event will be eliminated from the 11 year old age
- The Medley Relay event will be eliminated from 9, 10 and 11 year old
A separate resolution focused on the 15 year old age group and some
changes were passed:
- The 15 year old age category now will come under the jurisdiction of
the Juvenile, Junior and Senior Track and Field Committee as Youth 15
- The provincial Championships for the Youth 15 athletes will be held
in conjunction with one or more of the Juvenile, Junior and Senior age
- The Combined Events competition for the Youth 15 females will be
contested as the Heptathlon with 80m hurdles and by the Youth 15 males
as the Octathlon with 100m hurdles
A further motion altered the steeplechase event for the Juvenile age
category from 1500m steeplechase to the distance of 2000 metres for both
male and female athletes.
The technical specifications on the BC Athletics website is currently
being up-dated and will soon reflect the above mentioned changes to our
Members of BC Athletics affiliated clubs must sign up with BC Athletics
through their club Registrar. Only individual memberships from Unattached
athletes will be processed by the BC Athletics office.
Any clubs who have not sent in their BC Athletics 2007 Club Registrars
Waiver must do so immediately. Once the waiver is completed and submitted
to the BC Athletics office information will be forwarded with a link to
the ACDirect on-line membership database.
All individuals who are active in the club at this point in time
including athletes, coaches, officials, and club executives must have
their 2007 memberships in place in order to be sure insurance coverage for
the club is in place.
ATLANTIC REGION - HEAD COACH
(Based in Moncton, New Brunswick)
Athletics Canada is searching for a full-time coach to design and
coordinate the training and competition program based on a Team Atlantic
concept. The focus will be on increasing results for athletes and coaches
from the Atlantic region for the 2009 Canada Games and 2010 World Junior
Championships. The ideal candidate will be minimally a fully certified
level three coach who has the capabilities to communicate in both official
languages with five or more progressive years of experience in Athletics.
You will also have national leading experience in a particular event
discipline or group of events and ability to coordinate and lead
activities across disciplines.
For a complete job description please visit Athletics Canada's website: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4957
Run The Ridge - to offer nearly $6000 in prize money!!
Set against the magnificent Golden Ears Mountains near Maple Ridge,
B.C., the inaugural Run The Ridge road race will offer participants an
experience in a premier event. The course not only boasts spectacular
views, but is flat and fast. With a total prize purse of $5800, the event
is expected to attract top notch competition in Open & Masters
Information can be found at: www.runtheridge.ca
2006 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series Awards
Congratulations to all participants and award winners in the 2006 Lower
Mainland Cross Country Series. Prizes were awarded to the first 3 boys and
girls in each age group. There are a few trophies still to be claimed.
Please email Chris Dalhuisen at firstname.lastname@example.org
to make arrangements to pick up trophies.
Track & Field
Lost and Found at the 2006 Jack Brow Meet
Someone left a camcorder at the Jack Brow meet last summer and the
Kelowna Track & Field Club would like to see that it gets home. It is
a Sharp VL-E610 Viewcam, found in a red cloth carrying case.
Please contact Pam Medland at email@example.com
Point Grey Community Track Fundraising
Participate in the Brick Program
For complete information, see www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ptgrey_trackletter.pdf
Printable Donation form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ptgrey_donationform.pdf
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
Vernon SD #2
RJT Teacher Certification/community coach workshop
RJT Teacher Certification workshop
Ocean Athletics, South Surrey
RJT Teacher/high school student/community coach workshop
RJT Teacher Certification/community coach workshop
The Gold Standard - February 2007
The February edition of Athletics Canada's newsletter - The Gold
CABC E-News - February 2007
Halifax 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid
Job / Volunteer opportunities
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
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
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