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Friday, March 9, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- BC Athletics Board of Directors Approves New Event Sanctioning
Policy and Fee Structure
- Athletics Athlete Julia Leavitt and Personal Coach John May
Awarded Petro-Canada's FACE Program Funding
- Level I Coaching Clinics
- RJT - Prince George
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
BC Athletics Board of Directors Approves New Event Sanctioning Policy
and Fee Structure
At a March 6/07 meeting of the BC Athletics Board of Directors, a new
sanctioning policy and fee structure was approved for implementation April
1/07. The new policy provides for:
- Alternative Liability Insurance for BC Athletics Sanctioned Events.
Sanctioned events will have the option with respect to Liability
Insurance of providing their own insurance (equivalent to that
provided thru BC Athletics) or having it included as part of the BC
Athletics event sanction package.
- The separation of the Event Liability Insurance costs from the fees
for sanctioning the event.
- The sanctioning of the competitive portion of events, defined as
providing recorded results and/or performance based awards to
- A discount of $3.00 on the entry fees to BC Athletics sanctioned
The details of the new policy and fee structure will be available to
the membership and event organizers through the BC Athletics Website and
Bulletin prior to April 1.
Athletics Athlete Julia Leavitt and Personal Coach John May Awarded
Petro-Canada's FACE Program Funding
Paralympic Athlete Julia Leavitt of Nanaimo and her coach John May of
Black Creek have each been awarded the Petro-Canada's Fuelling Athlete and
Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program grants. The FACE Program is designed to
provide much needed funding to help developing athletes achieve national
carded status in the short term, and assist coaches to improve their
educational skills and capabilities over the long term. Fuelling the
dreams of athletes and coaches together allows the pair to work in tandem
sharing experiences and knowledge while achieving success on the field of
play. The FACE Program is a partnership between Petro-Canada, the Canadian
Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching
Association of Canada. Congratulations to Julia and John!
2007 BC Athletics Club Membership Application Forms
2007 Club Membership Application forms are available for renewing clubs
on the BC Athletics website. Deadline March 31, 2007
2007 BC Athletics Full Club Membership Application
2007 BC Athletics - Athletics Society/Organization Affiliate Club
2007 BC Athletics - Athletics Post Secondary (School) Affiliate Club
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.
Selection Criteria posted on Athletics Canada's website:
**Athletes are reminded that they do not need to wait until they
achieve standards to declare. If you are interested in competing in these
events you are encouraged to declare now by completing the declaration
form linked on the event pages.
The Gold Standard - March 2007
- Interview with Geneviève Thibault
- 2007 AGM
- IPC Trials at Boiling Point Track Classic
- Canadian 10,000m Championships
- 2007 World Athletics Day
- Danny Daniels still Flying
- Website Sneak Preview and more...
BC Athletics Road Running Committee Annual General Meeting
March 28, 2007 - 6:00pm
Sport BC Building - 1367 W. Broadway - Room 106
Elections will be held for positions on the committee.
Everyone in the Road Running community is welcome and encouraged to
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 email@example.com
to make arrangements to pick up trophies.
Track & Field
2007 BC Masters Track & Field Championships
June 15 - 17, 2007
Langley BC - hosted by the Langley Mustangs
Held in conjunction with the Pacific Invitational
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
Canadian 10,000m Championships - Abbotsford, BC
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 613.260.5580 ext.3309
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
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
RJT Instructors Workshop
Registration form will be available shortly
RJT Teacher Certification/community coach workshop
Coaching Clinics / Seminars
Level I Coaching Certification - Victoria
Conducted by Ron Parker
March 10th and 11th
Held at Oak Bay Secondary School in Victoria
Level I Coaching - Kelowna
March 24th and 25th
Conducted by Amber Gilbert
Held at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna
Job / Volunteer opportunities
Atlantic Region - Head Coach
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
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.