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Friday, March 16, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- IAAF Road Race Course Measurement Workshop Announced
- Sport BC's 41st Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Dinner
- Club Membership Renewals are due MARCH 31, 2007
- Updated information from Athletics Canada
- WORLD MASTERS Age-grading calculator 2006
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2007 BC Athletics Club Membership Application Forms
2007 Club Membership Application forms are available for renewing clubs
on the BC Athletics website.
DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2007 FOR RENEWING CLUBS
2007 BC Athletics Full Club Membership Application
2007 BC Athletics - Athletics Society/Organization Affiliate Club
2007 BC Athletics - Athletics Post Secondary (School) Affiliate Club
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.
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.
Sport BC's 41st Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Dinner
Congratulations to Liz Gleadle (High School Female Athlete of the Year
and John Hawkins (Master Athlete of the Year).
Full Details are available at:
Room/Athlete of the Year Recipients.asp
Athletics Canada Updates:
Please make note of the following updates on Athletics Canada's
Please note: A bulletin will follow if there are any further changes to
National Track & Field Championships
Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
Canadian Track & Field Championships
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
IAAF Road Race Course Measurement Workshop Announced
British Columbia Athletics is pleased to announce that there will be an
IAAF Road Race Course Measurement Workshop presented by IAAF/AIMS Grade
"A" Measurer Paul Adams. The course will be held in Abbotsford,
B.C., Canada on April 14 - 15, 2007.
This course will be held during the week of Sport BC's, Power of Sport
tour to the communities of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack, B.C.
For more Information: Contact: Jerry Tighe, firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series Awards
If you haven't already received your award 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
WORLD MASTERS Age-grading calculator 2006
Select the event (or enter the distance), enter your details and
result, then press Age-grade to lookup the WMA factor. This factor is used
to calculate an age-graded result, which can be compared with athletes of
Also shown are the Open and age-graded standards set by WMA, and from
these, your age-performance as a % of the Age std is calculated. This can
now be compared between different events.
Pressing Result will calculate your result for a given age-performance
- e.g. use your age-performance in one event to predict a different event
or the same event at a different age.
Times can be entered as hh:mm:ss.dd - if no colon is supplied it will
be taken as seconds; only one colon will be interpreted as mm:ss. The
decimal seconds (dd) are not required. Distances and heights can be
entered in metres, with or without decimal places.
you can save the page to your local machine for use as an off-line
Decathlon and heptathlon scores (Dec pts) are also calculated from
(relevant) results (including age-grading).
This calculator uses the 2006 Age-grading factors - see: Master's track
(The calculator using the previous (1994) factors is still available.)
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
RJT Teacher Certification/community coach workshop
Athletics - Run Jump Throw
(Elementary Schools - any or all grades Monday to Friday)
Athletics Canada and BC Athletics grassroots development program for
our sport, this FUNdamentals program teaches the technical skill
progressions for track and field events for boys and girls ages 6-12. The
skills of running, jumping and throwing form the basis of all land based
sport and as such, RunJumpThrow is a foundation program all youth can
benefit from. The classes can be held either inside or outside and schools
can request ˝ day direct delivery for classes. Equipment bag is provided.
More information can be found at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
Teachers RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop(s)
(Elementary teachers - School or District Pro D)
Teachers can be trained as RJT Instructors by attending a one day or
1/2 day Pro D workshop which includes lesson plans and reference materials
RunJumpThrow Instructor course for teachers will be offered Friday in
Abbotsford. Location TBC. This is also open to High school students
wishing to help coach at the elementary level and for parents and
community coaches working with elementary age athletes. IF warranted the
workshop will continue on Saturday for non teachers to complete NCCP
Track and Field Athlete/Coach Development sessions
(High Schools- teachers and students grades 8-12)
Skills, Drills and Progressions for all event areas of Track and Field
are offered in Physical Education classes or part of after school
programs. Teachers can request specific skill progressions or event areas
to be covered.
Evening 1-2 hr workshops are offered to cover any topic of interest in
track and field from officiating and putting on meets to teaching and
coaching specific skills and understanding the Long Term Athlete
Coaching Certification Workshops
(Club and High School coaches, parent volunteer coaches, youth leaders)
RunJumpThrow Instructor course for teachers will be offered Friday in
Abbotsford. This is also open to High school students wishing to help
coach at the elementary level and for parents and community coaches
working with elementary age athletes. IF warranted the workshop will
continue on Saturday for non teachers to complete NCCP certification.
Introduction to Track and Field Coaching course can be offered in
either Mission or Chilliwack, over a two day weekend April 21 and 22. This
opportunity will provide coaches with event specific coaching strategies
and is aimed mainly for the junior high and senior high coach who would
like to extend their knowledge about coaching track and field. Community
coaches wanting event specific information are also encouraged to take
Both workshops provide the opportunity for NCCP certification. To
receive a registration package for either of these workshops please
or go to www.bcathletics.org for
more information about BC Athletics programs.
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171
Coaching Clinics / Seminars
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
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