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Thursday, April 3, 2008
Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3554 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from this issue:
- BC Athletics has moved!
- Canada's Junior women 5th at World XC Championships
- 2008 Paralympic Games Coach Selection information
- Athletics Canada partners with Accelerade, launches fundraising
- In The News – Angus Taylor, Christabel Nettey
- NCCP Intro to Competition Part A - Abbotsford
- BC Athletics Summer Student Employment Opportunity
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
BC Athletics has now moved. Please note the change of our new address:
#120 3820 Cessna Dr.
Phone: (604) 333-3550
Fax: (604) 333-3551 (Currently not in operation)
Brian McCalder – President/CEO (604) 333-3552
Maurice Wilson – Technical Manager Road & Cross Country Running
Thelma Wright – Run Jump Throw Program Coordinator (604) 333-3554
Jessica Olfert – Administrative Assistant, Run Jump Throw Administrator
Track and Field Technical Manager (604) 333-3555
Ron Bunting – Coaching Education email@example.com
Sam Collier – Manager Registration and Membership Services (604)
Accounting (604) 333-3557
Thank you very much for your patience, and we apologize for any
Juvenile Membership Category Name Changed
On March 8, 2008 the BCA Board of Directors voted to officially change
the "Juvenile" membership category to "Youth". This
change brings us in line with the IAAF membership categories.
Harry Jerome Scholarship Award
This award is administered by BC Athletics and financed by the
Vancouver Foundation. The regular competition for this award will close at
4:30pm on May 16th this year
Eligible applicants must be residents of British Columbia and
matriculating students progressing to full-time post secondary study.
Scholarship(s) will be awarded to individual(s) who: have demonstrated
exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track & Field,
Road or Cross Country Running (Athletics); demonstrate financial need;
have attained an acceptable academic record and; have demonstrated
qualities of character and leadership.
Award amount is based on available funding from the Vancouver
- Submit a brief biographical letter noting family background,
educational history and plans, as well as career or vocational
- Provide three letters of reference, one from each of: the principal,
Track & Field coach, and other appropriate sources.
- Submit a verified statement of marks or academic transcript.
- Complete and submit the application and Athletics (Track &
Field, Road and Cross Country Running) Achievements forms.
The award(s) will be announced by the time of the BC High School Track
& Field Championships.
The award will be paid to the student's account at his/her place of
study upon confirmation of registration. The award will be applied first
to fees and subsequently to other appropriate educational expenses.
Applications should be addressed to:
HARRY JEROME SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Suite 120 - 3820 Cessna Dr
Vancouver BC V7B 0A2
Application and Achievement form can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/hjschol.htm.
2008 WHEELCHAIR ATHLETICS CLINIC
Saturday April 12 & Sunday April 13, 2008
9:00am - 4:00pm
Hansworth Secondary School
1044 Handsworth Road, North Vancouver.
NEW THIS YEAR:
- One-On-One Nutrition Counselling (with Jenn Krempian)
- Hands-On Strength and Conditioning (with Steve Ramsbottom)
- On Track Mental Training Skills (with Rob Roy)
- Dartfish Analysis -Stroke and Acceleration (with Michelle Wyngaarden)
As well as…
Exercise equipment to take home, WC Race
Series Season Overview, Food and Great draw prizes!
***Don’t forget to bring rain gear, water & your helmet!***
REGISTRATION FEE: $25.00
Subsidies are available for out of town coaches/athletes as well as
subsidies for those with financial need. Please Pre-Register by April 4,
For more information or to register:
Contact James at 604-616-7106 or
BC Wheelchair Sports at 604-737-3191
(604-333-3525 After April 1, 2008)
Canadian Olympic Committee Calls for Applications for the 2008 Carol
Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship
VANCOUVER, February 19, 2008 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)
is now accepting applications for the 2008 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership
and Sport Scholarship.
The scholarship is a national, three-year, $1,500 per year, university
award presented to one outstanding female high school graduate. The award
is named in honour of the late Carol Anne Letheren (1942-2001), former
chief executive officer of the COC.
The Carol Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship is given to a
female student (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) presently enrolled
at a Canadian high school or CEGEP (private or public) in her graduating
year and applying to a Canadian university or college in business, sport
management, marketing, physical education or related fields. In addition
to demonstrating qualities and personal values that personify the Olympic
values, the eligible candidate will have a minimum grade average of 85% in
her final year of high school. She will also be an accomplished athlete in
high school, community or provincial level competitive sport(s). Please
note that athletes competing at the national level (junior and senior)
will be given preference.
To learn more on how to apply please visit www.olympic.ca/EN/funding/letheren_award.shtml.
Applications must be received at the COC Vancouver office by mail by 5:00
p.m. PST, April 11, 2008. Selections will be made shortly thereafter and
the successful candidate(s) will be notified by May 23, 2008.
For more information:
Canadian Olympic Committee
Phone: (416) 324-4146
Cell: (416) 806-3949
2008 Track & Field Results - ACDirect Results Management System
Beginning in 2008 all Track & Field results will be centralized
through the ACDirect Results Management Systems. The document found at the
link below is a draft of how the system will work and what the procedures
will be. This is not a final document but will give Meet Directors and
idea of how results will be handled.
With this system a national results program will be developed assisting
greatly in provincial and national rankings, archiving results etc. There
will be more information available in the near future and this information
will be circulated as soon as the BC Athletics office receives it.
Once you have had a chance to look the draft document over please get
back to the BC Athletics office with any comments you may have on the
If you have any comments or questions please contact:
Ph: (604) 737-3177
**IMPORTANT: 2008 Track
& Field, Cross-Country Fixtures**
Please submit all 2008 Track and Field and Cross-Country Fixtures AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Track & Field Submission form can be found here:
Cross Country Submission form can be found here:
Canada takes on the world at 36th IAAF World Cross Country
Canada fifth in women’s junior team standings at cross country
EDINBURGH, Scotland – Canada placed fifth in the women’s junior
team standings on Sunday at the cross country running world championships.
The Canadian team members were Kendra Schaaf of Craven, Sask., Paula
Findlay of Edmonton, Danelle Woods of Ottawa, Lindsay Carson of Cambridge,
Ont., Geneviève Lalonde of Moncton, N.B., and Tamara Jewett of Toronto.
They placed 20th, 23rd, 25th, 31st, 36th and 55th respectively in the
individual six kilometre race.
‘’It’s a great team result, we knew we had a strong team,’’
said Schaaf, 17, competing at her first worlds. ‘’It was good to have
raced internationally. A really good experience.’’
Genzeze Dibaba led Ethiopia to the team gold with a victory in the
For full story of Team Canada at World XC Championships, see http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=520
2008 Paralympic Games Coach Selection
The process and criteria for selection of coaches for the 2008
Paralympic Games has been posted on the Staffing page on the Athletics
Canada website: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=20.
We have received an expression of interest from a number of coaches.
Thank you. Any other interested coaches are asked to express their
interest in writing and complete and submit the online 2008 Coach
Application Form and 2008 General Application Form to Melissa Dowling,
National Team Programs Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org),
by April 15th, 2008.
For your information, selection and an announcement of staff coaches
will be made no later than May 10th, 2008.
Please contact Scott Ogilvie, Director Para-athletics Programs at email@example.com.
Athletics Canada Partners with Accelerade and launches Club
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada unveiled today the details of a new
partnership with Accelerade which is highlighted by a Club Fundraising
Program and a special promotion during the month of May to raise funds for
Athletics Canada programs.
Club Fundraising Program
The fundraising program gives Athletics Canada Clubs, Members and
Events the opportunity to purchase Accelerade at a discount price and then
resell it at retail prices to fundraise. Visit the program site for more
information - www.accelerade.ca/en/fundraising/athleticscanada
In-store Donation Promotion
Accelerade will donate 10 cents for every bottle of Accelerade sold
during the month of May in Canadian Wal-Marts. Look for the promotion
display and Accelerade product in Wal-Mart stores in the “Sports
Nutrition” section within the Pharmacy.
Accelerade is the first and only sports drink that features a
patent-pending 4:1 carbohydrate to protein formulation scientifically–proven
to benefit endurance athletes when consumed before, during, or after
exercise. Accelerade’s formula with the unique 4:1 carbohydrate to
protein ratio is clinically proven to extend athletes endurance, enhance
rehydration, and speed muscle recovery.
“This partnership has been developed to assist Athletics Canada reach
their objectives,” says Sarah Donaldson, Accelerade Ambassador. “We’re
proud to partner with Athletics Canada because they truly are an
athlete-centered organization, dedicated to helping improve athletic
The Gold Standard
The April edition of the Gold Standard is now available.
In this month's edition:
- AC Partners with Accelerade and launches Club Fundraising Program
- World Indoor Championships Results
- 2008 Canadian Championship Series
- World Cross Country Championship Results
- AC finalizes Olympic Games Selection Criteria
- Nderebas to compete at Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal and Canadian
Half Marathon Championships
- IOC Honours Abby Hoffman
- Athletes CAN names recipients of the 2008 Team IG Bursary
- 2008 CSTA PRESTIGE Awards Finalists
- 2008-2009 Athlete Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria
- CPC Feel the Rush (FTR) Campaign
- Club News: Saint-Laurent Sélect, Support our Stars
- Three New Members to the CCPSA Hall of Fame
- Canadian Road Race Calendar (April)
To view full edition: www.athletics.ca/files//GoldStandard/TGSAPR08.PDF
Results from around the Track (and Field)
March 31, 2008 - http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=521
Track & Field
In The News
Province Article - Angus Taylor http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/high_school_hamper/
Province Article - Christabel Nettey http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/high_school_hamper/
2008 BC Team Selection Criteria now posted
15 Year Old, Juvenile, Junior and Senior selection criteria and
standards are now posted at: www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm
Athlete Declaration Form & Event/Best Performance is also
Spring Classic 5K Vancouver
1. Jason Terauchi-Loutitt, 15:50
2. Graeme Wilson, 15:54
3. Paul Krochak, 16:00
1. Cheryl Murphy, 17:18
2. Kristina Rody, 17:39
3. Rachel Ruus, 18:13
Merville 15K, Campbell River
1. Eric Findlay, 50:48
2. Royd Burkart, 51:36
3. Bryan Portman, 52:40
1. Nancy Baxendale, 1:00:33
2. Jessalyn O'Donnell, 1:01:41
3. Marilyn Arsenault, 1:02:01
Campus to Campus Half Marathon, Kelowna
1. Rory Switzer, 1:17:16
1. Yuliya Yastrebova, 1:25:43
Heights Fiver 5K, Prince George
1. Rob Vogt, 19:52
1. Anita O'Brien, 20:02
Heights Fiver 8K, Prince George
1. Dan Watt, 27:06
1. Shar Jackson, 33:24
In the News
Paul O’Callaghan – Aspire Running: www.flocasts.org/flotrack/articles.php?id=351
BC Athletics 2008 8K Road Running Championship
The BC Athletics 2008 8K Road Running Championship will be held in
conjunction with the Running Room Shaughnessy 8K, hosted by the Lions
Gate Road Runners in Vancouver on Sunday, May 25.
Certified 8K through undulating historic residential streets of
Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale. Start and finish at Kerrisdale Arena, 41st
and East Blvd., Vancouver. Race starts at 8:30am.
Download the entry form and complete race information from here:
Or enter online at: www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=3526
Entry fee is only $15.00 for BC Athletics athlete members. Add $5.00
for race day registration.
The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior
and Masters members of BC Athletics. Members must be in good standing as
of May 23, 2008.
Championship Medals will be presented to:
- The first 3 BCA Junior members, men and women (aged 18 or 19 as of
- The first 3 BCA Senior members, men and women (aged 20 plus as of
- The first 3 BCA Masters members, men and women (aged 35 plus as of
Championship Ribbons will be presented to:
- The first 3 BCA Masters members, men and women in each of the
following 8 Masters age categories:
35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+
National 10K Championships
The BCA Senior 8K champions (men and women), will additionally be
guaranteed a place on the BC Team to the Timex National Road Running
Series Finale in Ottawa on October 18, 2008, provided they prove fitness
by running a qualifying time in a sanctioned, certified event during the
period July 1 to August 31, 2008. Qualifying times are:
Distance Male Female
5 km 15:50 18:45
8 km 26:22 31:20
10 km 33:30 40:00
1/2 Marathon 1:14:05 1:28:30
Marathon 2:36:10 3:06:40
Champions are subject to the General Criteria for Funding Support and
Complete details on the event website: www.lgrr.com/shaughnessy/
Or contact Geoffrey Buttner (604) 739-9182 (evenings and weekends).
Road Race Measurement Seminar
Paul Adams, an AIMS/IAAF Grade “A” Measurer, will be conducting a
Course Measurement Seminar in Port Coquitlam, BC on May 10-11.
Topics to be covered include: The general principals of measurement –
simple calculation exercises – layout of a calibration course –
introduction to the Jones Counter and mounting it on a bike – riding
techniques – bicycle calibration – measurement of a test course.
Participants will qualify as AIMS/IAAF Grade “C” Measurers.
Cost of the seminar is $50.00, plus BCA Officials membership if
applicable. Participants must provide their own bike and Jones Counter
(contact below for details).
For more information and to register, contact:
Maurice Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org,
Paul Adams email@example.com,
For more information on road race measurement in Canada, please refer
Run Jump Throw
Developed by Athletics Canada and presented by BC Athletics, RJT is the
grassroots development program for our sport. This FUNdamentals program
teaches the skills of running, jumping and throwing and the technical
skill progressions for track and field events. It is designed for boys and
girls ages 6-12, has progressions for older athletes, and can be adapted
for special needs.
Upcoming Instructor Certification Workshops
RJT Instructor Workshop
Friday April 11 6-9pm
Saturday April 12 9am-5pm
Sunday April 13 9am-1pm AT APPLE BOWL
(Teachers may attend Friday and Saturday only, but are also welcome on
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club/Martin Ave CC
1434 Graham Rd.
Cost: $200 ($120 for Teachers) – 20% for BCA members
Registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjt_ws_apr11.pdf
Teacher Registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjt_ws_apr11teacher.pdf
NCCP Intro to Comp Part A - Abbotsford
PacificSport Fraser Valley will be running an Introduction to
Competition Part A at the beginning of May. Even if your sport has an
integrated program for coaches training, this is still a great opportunity
to reinforce some of those 'coaching' basics for young or new coaches.
- Location: University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Campus
- Dates/Times: Friday, May 9 2008 6:00-9:30pm AND Saturday, May 10,
- Facilitators: Gord Rogers, Kate Kloos
*100% attendance and participation is required!
Registration Information: An individual registration is $75.00. If two
people affiliated with the same sport registers, the cost drops to $65.00
each. If three or more people affiliated with the same sport registers,
the cost will only be $50.00 each!
Please go to www.pacificsport.com
for more information and to register.
Feel free to contact the facilitators with any questions!!
LEVEL 3 COACHING SYMPOSIUM ~ Langley
April 4, 5, 6 2008
Details and registration form:
Upcoming NCCP Level 3 Theory Course – Abbotsford
PacificSport Fraser Valley will be hosting an NCCP Level 3 Theory
course in Abbotsford April 19-20.
Interested participants can call 604 557 4019 for more information, or
go to www.pacificsport.com and
look at our upcoming events for both information and online registration.
CABC’s member E-News - March 2008 edition
USOC OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE - Winter 2008
View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page:
NEWS FOR OFFICIALS
IAAF Handbooks are now in stock. If you are a Level 2+ official with a
2008 BC Athletics Membership, you will receive one from your Regional
Contact. Memberships had to be renewed before March 31, to receive this
Read up on officials news at www.bcathletics.org/main/officials.htm.
Job / Volunteer opportunities
2008 BC Athletics Student Summer Employment Opportunity
(Supported by: The Canada Summer Jobs Program - Government of Canada
and BC Athletics)
Note: BC Athletics has applied for funding under the Federal Summer
Jobs Program. In anticipation of support BC Athletics invites applications
for the following summer position. (Position may be funding dependent)
Job Position: Programs and Information Assistant
Estimated Length of Employment: 16 weeks
Estimated Starting Date: Earliest possible starting date: Monday, May
Ending Date: Friday, August 29/08
Hours per Day/Week: 7 hrs per day / 35 hrs per week
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Job Location: BC Athletics Office, 3820 Cessna Drive, Ste 120, Richmond,
Please submit a covering letter of application along with a resume and
3 references to:
BC Athletics, 3820 Cessna Drive, Ste 120, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2 Fax:
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 25/08 - 4 pm
For Job Description, and Qualifications/Skills please visit: www.bcathletics.org/main/news/summerstudent.htm
Join the Team in Training Coaching Team!
Team In Training® has more than 1,500 coaches working throughout the
United States and Canada to help get participants in proper shape to
complete a marathon, half-marathon, century ride or triathlon. They are a
resource for every facet of the TNT experience, from purchasing the right
apparel to improving racing technique and nutrition. Coaches travel with
their teams to events and are along the race route to encourage and guide
Job Posting: Walk Coach
Job Region: Vancouver
Position Type: Paid and Perks!
Application Deadline: April 1 2008
Start Date: May 1, 08
Job Posting: Run Coach
Job Region: Cloverdale
Position Type: Paid & Perks!
Application Deadline: April 1 2008
Start Date: May 1, 2008
If you're interested in working with a great organization, helping
dedicated volunteers reach their fitness goals, and want to have a good
time, this is a great opportunity for you.
Please send a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
detailing your "sport" experience and desire to work for the
for more details on the program.
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
USOC OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE - Spring 2008
- PEAK PERFORMANCE REQUIRES OPTIMAL SLEEP AND ALERTNESS By Mark R.
Rosekind, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientist--Alertness Solutions
- HEAD COACH SELF EVALUATION By Dave Shrock, Modesto Jr. College, Kyle
Coffman, USOC Performance Services Intern, and Catherine Sellers, USOC
- DEVELOPMENT OF EXPLOSIVE POWER: PLYOMETRIC TRAINING By Kimberly
Sanborn, MS, CSCS, Performance Services Strength & Conditioning
Specialist, Endurance Team
- ROUTINES, RITUALS, AND PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE By Sean McCann,
PhD, Performances Services Sport Psychologist Strength and Power
- THE ROAD OF PORTION CONTROL By Laura Anderson MS, RD
- THE BLOOD LACTATE RESPONSE TO EXERCISE By Krista Austin, PhD,
Manager, USOC Performance Services Laboratory
To view the above articles and others, please visit http://coaching.usolympicteam.com/coaching/kpub.nsf/v/0308
SIRC Newsletter – March 2008
The World’s leading provider of sport information and research
Aboriginal Sport and Fitness
SIRC is pleased to be collecting articles related to Aboriginal sport
and fitness. This past year we identified over 1,200 articles related to
sport and various aboriginal topics. The most prominent subjects included
sport and social aspects, history, health, culture, games/competitions,
women and biographies.
To view the March Newsletter and links to articles visit: www.sirc.ca/newsletters/march08/index.html
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.