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Friday, March 23, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- Gary Tayler - 1939 - 2007
- Club Membership Renewals are due MARCH 31, 2007
- Meet approval for the JD Awards and Top Ten List
- Wendy Taylor and Jack Robertson to be inducted into the Abbotsford
Hall of Fame
- 2007 Canadian Marathon Championships
- Hosting of the Canadian Half Marathon Championships - Request for
Letters of Intent
- BC Athletics Road Running Committee Annual General Meeting
- Long Term Athlete Development for Athletics Presentation -
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Gary Tayler - 1939 - 2007
We are saddened at the loss of BC Athletics official Gary Tayler after
suffering a massive heart attack on Monday, March 19, 2007. Gary was a
member of the Langley Mustangs. Our sympathy and best wishes go out to
Gary's family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday,
March 31, 2007 at 2:00pm at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre.
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
Approval of meets for the 2007 Season for JD Awards and Top Ten.
Deadline APRIL 1, 2007
The following meets have been approved by the JD Committee for All Time
Top 10 listings and for JD Awards. If any Club would like to have their
meet(s) added to this list please submit the name of your meet by APRIL
1 for approval at the next JD Committee meeting. If a meet is not
approved for the above purposes an athlete will not be able to use results
obtained for awards or All Time Top 10 listings. Only sanctioned meets may
BC JD Track and Field Championships
BC JD Pentathlon Championships
BC Summer Games (even years)
BC Midget Event (BCSG alternate meet)
Trevor Craven Memorial Meet, Burnaby.
Jesse Bent Memorial, Coquitlam
Pacific Invitational, Langley
** Track City Classic, Eugene
** Classy Classic, Seattle
Jack Brow Memorial, Kelowna
Spruce Capital, Prince George
Kamloops Centennial, Kamloops
George Dean Meet, Sidney
Eagle Classic, Maple Ridge
Cougars Invitational, Courtenay
Bob Dailey Invitational, Port Alberni
Elwood Wylie Meet, Nanaimo
Dogwood Meet, Victoria
Garriock Invitational, Duncan
Nat. Legion T and F Championships
NorWesters Elementaries Meet, Burnaby.
Junior Olympics, Surrey
BC Elementary Championships, Richmond
BC Interior Championships (provisional)
Island Pentathlon and Throws Meet
** Athletes competing in US Meets must present a certified copy of meet
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.
2007 BC Athletics Individual Membership Process
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.
Wendy Taylor and Jack Robertson to be inducted into the Abbotsford
Hall of Fame
Wendy Taylor Charney and Jack Robertson will be inducted into the
Abbotsford Hall of Fame at a gala reception and dinner that will take
place at the Legacy Centre on Saturday, April 28.
Taylor was a former Canadian Senior and Junior Champion in the
100-metre hurdles. She represented Canada internationally as a hurdler and
member of the national 400-metre relay team at the 1971 Pan American
Games, 1970 and 1974 Commonwealth Games and the 1973 World Cup of
During her collegiate career she represented Western Washington
University and established three school records that included a time of
13.7 for the 100-metre hurdles that remains the school record at this
time. In 1973 she placed third in the AIAW Women National Collegiate
Championships. In 1980 she was inducted into the Western Washington Hall
Jack Robertson is a long time supporter of track and field both in
Abbotsford and British Columbia. In the late 1960's he was the founder of
the Abbotsford Track and Field Club, which later became the Valley Royals.
Robertson was an original member of Achilles International and he was
Chairman of the 1995 Western Canada Games that were held in Abbotsford. In
addition, in 1969 Robertson was responsible for building the original
track in Abbotsford.
Canadian Marathon Championships - Ottawa, ON
National Track & Field Championships
Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
Canadian Track & Field Championships
Hosting of the Canadian Half Marathon Championships - Request for
Letters of Intent
Athletics Canada would like to begin the process of selecting a host
for the Canadian Half Marathon Championships for 2008 & 2009.
The ideal date of the event is in the Spring, separated from the
Canadian Marathon Championships by 4-6 weeks or in September and at least
two weeks prior to the Canadian 10 km Road Running Championships
(scheduled for the first Saturday after Thanksgiving). Dates in June and
July would not be suitable for the Championships.
Letter of Intent and Supporting Documentation:
Athletics Canada invites interested parties to submit a Letter of
Intent to host the championship event listed above. All Letters of Intent
must be submitted with the following information:
- Championship event to be hosted;
- Name of the mass race with which the National Championship will be
hosted (if applicable);
- Name(s) and position(s) of key event organizer(s) including Race
- List of current race sponsors;
- Commitment in principle to work in close partnership with Athletics
Canada and its corporate and funding partners in hosting and
presenting all aspects of the event;
- Summary of previous experience in hosting similar events;
- Provincial branch endorsement (Not mandatory for the Letter of
Intent, but is for the Bid Application);
- Course certification number
Submission Deadline and Address:
The Letter of Intent along with the required supporting documentation
must be submitted by e-mail to: Ivonne Shoucair at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Membership & Events Manager, no later than Friday, April 13th, 2007
(at 16:00 hrs ET).
To ensure that applicants have sufficient time to prepare their
submission and Athletics Canada has the time required to properly review
the applications, the following timelines have been established:
- Submission of letters of intent - By Friday, April 13th, 2007
- Athletics Canada to send Bid Documents to all those having submitted
a Letter of Intent - By Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
- Completed Bid Applications submitted to Athletics Canada - by Friday
May 18th, 2007
- Notification of successful candidates - Monday, June 11th, 2007
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, email@example.com
2006 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series Awards
If you haven't already received your award please email Chris Dalhuisen
at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
Track & Field Technical Specifications UPDATED
TRIUMPH-The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics.
By Jeremy Schaap
Review: Gerry Swan
I found this book to be an absorbing read that follows the career of
Jesse Owens considered by many to be the greatest athlete of the 20th
Century. The book, which is written by Jeremy Schaap, (who was also the
author of CINDERALLA MAN which last year was made into a movie) traces
Owens' life placing particular emphasis on this sprinter and long jumper's
experiences at the 1936 Olympic Games.
Born in Alabama, Owens' father was a sharecropper and his grand dad had
been a slave. Under pressure from Jesse's mother the family moved to
Cleveland, Ohio when Jesse was a young boy. High school track coach
Charles Riley who taught Owens' how to run with relaxation and good form
recognized his running ability.
His ability gained Owens' an athletic scholarship to Ohio State
University where he was befriended by coach Larry Snyder. At a meet in Ann
Arbor Michigan on May 25, 1935, Owens' established four world records (100
yards, 220 yards, 220 yard low hurdles and long jump) in the space of 2
1/2 hours. The long jump record stood for some 30-years.
Owens then went on to represent the United States at the 1936 Olympics
held in Berlin, Germany. Known as the Nazi Olympics, Owens overcame the
prejudices of his own teams administrators and coaches to win four gold
medals (100m, 200m, long jump, 400 meter relay).
The book is well documented and an absorbing read as the author had
access to the Owens family, unpublished interviews, and exhaustive
archival research. It's a dramatic story that details the struggles,
pressures and bigotry that Owens had to overcome (much of it from the
American teams administrators) in order for him to be able to represent
his country. With a number quotations taken from actual reports filed by
journalists of that area, the reader is given a splendid insight into the
accomplishments of one of the world greatest ever athletes.
Canadian 10,000m Championships - Abbotsford, BC
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events
Coordinator at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 ½ 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
Long Term Athlete Development for Athletics Presentation - Victoria
The National Athletics Endurance Training Centre - Victoria will doing
a presentation on Long Term Athlete Development for Athletics.
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: McKinnon Building, Room 150, University of Victoria
Presented by: Wynn Gmitroski, Head Coach, National Athletics Endurance
- Overview of the entire LTAD for Athletics
- Specifics on the "Train to Train" Phase of LTAD (this is
the phase that most young club athletes are in)
- Discussion and Question/Answer
This is recommended for all coaches and interested parents. A copy of
the Athletics Long Term Athlete Development document is available and can
be printed from: www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/LTAD
- English (FINAL).pdf
Level I Coaching - Kelowna
March 24th and 25th
Conducted by Amber Gilbert
Held at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna
SmartWeb Canada - WebAlive March Newsletter 2007
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.