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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- Another successful H2H Road Relay – 2008 Info
- BC Athletics Athlete Assistance Program application – Due Nov 30
- Managing Expectations for Young Elite Athletes – PacificSport
- Time to buy Track and Field Equipment
- 2008 National Team Staff applications
- Athletics Anti-Doping Violation
- Officials Level 1 Clinic – Kamloops Nov 21
- USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine – Fall issue
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Conclusion to another successful H2H Road Relay!
BC Athletics would like to send out a big Thank-You to all volunteers
and participants that took part in this year’s H2H Road Relay and Ultra.
Results and photos are posted on the H2H website: www.bcathletics.org/H2H/.
The success of the race was in large part due to the team volunteers
and the great job they did with their responsibilities, as well as the
compliance by all to the rules and regulations
Our 2008 date has been confirmed as November 8. Registration will begin
much earlier next year, so keep your eyes open!
2007-2008 BC Athletics Athlete Assistance Program application
The 2007-2008 BC Athletics Athlete Assistance Program application is
now available on the BC Athletics website: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/aap0708.pdf
Application is due November 30, 2007.
Long Term Athlete Development - A Sport Parent’s Guide
This guide is an indispensable tool for any coach, club or association
looking to introduce parents to good sport for their children. The latest
(but not the last) of Canadian Sport for Life publications includes A
Sport Parent’s Guide, a look at LTAD (long-term athlete development)
from the parent’s perspective. Introducing concepts such as physical
literacy, the five S’s (stamina, strength, speed, skill & suppleness
(flexibility), this guide introduces the seven stages of athlete
development and demonstrates how parents can support their child as they
move through these stages. A must have for any parent of active children;
available to download from www.ltad.ca.
Managing Expectations for Young Elite Athletes – PacificSport
Saturday, November 10, 2007
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre, Camosun College
PacificSport Victoria would like to invite you to an evening of
discussion on social, athletic and psychological issues surrounding early
specialization and young athletes.
Facilitated by BC Diving Provincial Coach Tommy McLeod, this seminar is
geared towards parents, coaches, recreation centres, schools and sport
clubs involved with children participating or thinking about participating
in an early specialization sport such as diving, gymnastics or figure
Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided
Registration - please register in advance with PacificSport Victoria email@example.com
Is the Purchase of Track and Field Equipment From the USA In Your Near
Then Perhaps You Should Take Advantage of Current Exchange Rates
As the Canadian dollar approaches $1.09 in comparison to the American
dollar, for those contemplating purchasing track and field equipment from
a United States supplier, this might be the ideal time to do so. Even if
you do not wish to make the purchase for a few months, perhaps it would be
wise to convert some Canadian dollars to American dollars and place them
in an American interest bearing account.
There is no certainty that the Canadian dollar will not appreciate
further against its USA counterpart—predicting the future trend of
currencies is a hazardous occupation. But one thing I have learned in the
past is that whenever an asset appreciates very quickly, as has the
Canadian dollar, there is a very good chance that a top in its value is
fast approaching and that drop in value is very possible.
For those who intend to make a purchase but not for the next three to
six months, perhaps a good method would be to establish the cost of the
purchase and place half that amount in a USA account. By doing so, you
have hedged against a fall in the Canuck buck with at least 50% of the
Contact me if you need any further information or a few tips on
purchasing from a US supplier.
Team BC Athletes and Coaches:
If you are a Team BC athlete attending Grade 9 or 10, please read on
about an exciting opportunity to attend the next BC Olympic &
Paralympic Youth Leadership Academy in Kimberley-Cranbrook.
The BC Olympic & Paralympic Youth Leadership Academy is an
opportunity for young people to learn about the Olympic movement, Olympic
values, individual leadership styles and abilities, and how to tackle
projects and issues with teamwork. The next Academy will be held February
21-24, 2008 in Kimberley-Cranbrook in conjunction with the 2008 BC Winter
Games. For more details or to apply, please visit the Academy website at www.bcacademy.ca.
The application deadline is December 1, 2007.
NCCP Level 3 Combined Events Course
OTFA is hosting a Level 3 combined events course at the Toronto Track
& Field Centre (York University) on November 16-17-18. Sue Wise will
be the instructor.
Please contact Roman Olszewski with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kamloops Track and Field presents -
“An Evening with Gary Reed”
Date: November 25, 2007
Location: Thirsty Dog
355 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops BC
Time: 6:00 pm-10pm
Roast Beef/Chicken Dinner, Roast Potatoes, Vegetables,
Salad and Dessert
Tickets: $25.00 per person, all proceeds to
Kamloops Track and Field Club
Contact Judy email@example.com
2007 BC Athletics Annual Awards
For the descriptions of categories awarded and nomination forms for the
2007 BC Athletics Annual Awards visit www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm
The Youth 15 yr Award information/form will be available shortly.
The deadline for all nominations is November 30, 2007
Attention Event Directors
This is a reminder that as of April 2007, there has been a new event
sanctioning policy in place. Among other changes, a $25 surcharge has been
added for sanctioning applications that are received less than 30 days
prior to the event, so please apply for sanctioning in a timely matter.
For more details on the updated policy, visit our website www.bcathletics.org/main/resources.htm
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.
2008 National Team Staff Applications
The 2008 National Team Staff Applications for Coach and Manager
positions have now been posted on the AC website: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=20.
Deadline for applications to be received by email or fax is December 1,
2007. Applicants interested in the cross country projects are encouraged
to apply by Thursday, November 15.
Please contact Melissa Dowling, National Team Programs Manager at email@example.com
or (613) 260-5580 x3307 with any questions.
Athlete Commits Anti-Doping Violation
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today that Jesse Lipscombe, a
track and field athlete, committed an anti-doping violation. The violation
occurred during in-competition doping control conducted on May 14 2007, at
the Felix Sanchez Invitational held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Mr. Lipscombe’s anti-doping rule violation (Rule 32.2a of the IAAF
2006-07 Competition Rules) was a result of an adverse analytical finding
for Ephedrine, a prohibited substance on the World Anti-Doping Agengcy
(WADA) Prohibited List.
The Gold Standard
The November edition of the Gold Standard is now available. This
month's newsletter includes:
- Interview with 2007 World 1500m Wheelchair Champion Chantal
- 2007-2008 Athlete Assistance Program
- 2008 World Indoor Selection Criteria
- TransCanada 10K Championships
- 2007 AC Award Nominees
- And Much More
Please follow the link below to view the November edition of The Gold
Athletics Canada Desktop and Videos
Downloading Athletics Canada’s Desktop is a great way to keep up to
date with all the latest news and events. It features the latest news
stories, calendar of events, world rankings, a featured athlete as well as
a customizable news feeder so you can keep in touch with news from around
the world (IAAF, TSN, Sportsnet, CBC, CNN, NHL).
The Desktop operates in your computer’s background while you are
working, playing or surfing the internet keeping all the latest
information one-click away.
To download Athletics Canada’s Desktop please visit:
A video section has recently been added to the website. The page
features a number of videos highlighting the 2007 season as well as some
great moments in Canadian athletics history. We are still adding videos;
please check back often to see the new additions.
The video page can be accessed at:
Please be advised that the following Event Technical and/or
Registration packages are now available:
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 613.260.5580 ext.3309
Results from around the Track (and Field)
November 5, 2007 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=445
2007 BC XC Championships results
Many thanks for the excellent organization by the Host: Prairie Inn
Harriers and Meet Director Bob Reid. There were 338 successful finishers
on the beautiful fall day.
There were many strong performances from the Juvenile, Junior, Senior
and Masters age categories. Out of these, athletes will be selected for
the National XC Championships. Visit www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/selcrit_xc07.pdf
for selection criteria.
Top JD Teams:
1. Ocean Athletics
2. Nanaimo T & F
3. Vancouver Thunderbirds T & F
Top Juvenile Team:
Female - Vancouver Thunderbirds
Male - Shawnigan Lake School
Top Junior Team:
Male - PIHRT
Top Senior Team:
Female - UVic Vikes
Male - PIHRT Black
Results and Photos can be found on the championships page on this
HERE’S AN EVENT FOR MASTERS – RUNNERS NEEDED!
On Sunday, November 18th 2007, the Snohomish Track Club is hosting the
annual Canadian-American Masters Cross Country Challenge in conjunction
with the Northwest Region Cross Country Championships (website www.pntf.org/championships/crossopenregionals.html).
All masters of age 35 and over of all abilities are invited to
participate. The Masters 8k for men and the 6k for women will be held at
11:30 am at Lower Woodland Park near Seattle. If we can get enough
Canadian runners, we will rent a bus for the trip. If you are interested
in participating, please call George Gluppe at 604-469-7946 as soon as possible.
Level 1 Officials Clinic –
Introduction to Officiating Athletics (T&F, Rd & Cross Country
Hosted by: Kamloops Track & Field Club
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 21,
Location: Sahali Secondary School, 255 Arrowstone Dr., Kamloops, B.C., V2C
Alwilda van Ryswyk,
#90 l950 Braeview Pl.
Kamloops, B.C. VlS lR8
To Register Contact: Alwilda van Ryswyk: Ph- 250-372-9640 email email@example.com
Club Officials Needed
BCA Officials provide a valuable service to Clubs, there is a great
need to recruit new, young, energetic officials, as many of the current
officials have been contributing service to BCA for a very long time.
The BCA Officials' Committee would like to invite all Clubs to place a
Link on their website to BCA Officials' web page through BCA's site. On
this link please list the number of officials that are associated or
belong to your Club. If there are no officials in your Club, please let
your members know that a recruitment drive is on for new officials.
If all Clubs encourage at least one member to become an official, the
number of officials would increase dramatically and a lasting service
would be provided to our athletes.
Job / Volunteer opportunities
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
2007 USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine, fall issue
View the USOC Coach E-Magazine as a Web page:
- Message from the Performance Services Managing Director
- COACHING CONVERSATIONS - A WAY OF FOSTERING ATHLETES TO PEAK
- SPORTS DRINKS FOR ATHLETES
- LEGACY OF AN OLYMPIAN: TRANSITIONING FROM OLYMPIAN TO COACH
- USOC SPORT PSYCHOLOGY’S “TOP TEN” GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR
- RPE - RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION
SIRC Newsletter - Female Participation
Females that participate in sport and fitness have better self-image,
higher self-esteem and decreased likelihood of depression. However the
Canadian Strategy on Sport and Physical Activity for Girls and Women
indicate that girls and women are underrepresented in all areas of sport.
Many barriers keep women from participating including time and comfort
level however there are ways to motivate women to participate including
role models and creating a welcoming environment.
SIRC would like to thank the Canadian Association for the Advancement
of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and Women in Coaching
(Coaching Association of Canada), for their assistance with this issue of
the SIRC Newsletter.
- Developing Female Leadership in the Canadian Sport System
- Physical Activity and Women 55–70
- Females' Constraints in Physical Recreation Participation
- To Coach or Not?
- Girls, Sport and Becoming Active
- Fit Female
To read these articles, visit www.sirc.ca/
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.