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ISSUE #18-2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3554 Email:

Highlights from this issue:

  • Beyond the Finish Line – Achilles Society Evening
  • Mental Edge Sports Training Seminar - Burnaby
  • Mayor proclaims May as Sports BC Hall of Fame month
  • Registration for National Track & Field Championships available
  • Revision to BC Juvenile Men’s and Women’s 2000mSC standards
  • BMO Vancouver International Marathon results summary


Midget 15 Years Championships

Starting with the 2008 competition year the Midget 15 Year category will be awarded medals - 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the Track & Field, and Cross Country BC Championships. Ribbons will not be awarded.


An Achilles Society Evening of Excellence

Beyond the Finish Line is an event which explores the connection between success in business and professional endeavors in individuals with a background in elite athletics in a panel discussion as well as a reception opportunity. The goal of the evening is to discuss the relationship between elite sports and the pattern of goal setting, focus, determination and persistence sparked in sport that may carry over and be applied to the business and professional world.

Panelists include community leaders and current and former elite and Olympic 800m runners:

  • Ian Gillespie, CEO of Westbank Projects
  • Charmaine Crooks, Director VANOC
  • Gary Reed, Silver Medalist 2007 World Track & Field Championships.
  • Dr. Doug Clement, Professor Emeritus, UBC

Pacific Palisades Hotel
1277 Robson Street, Vancouver
May 26th. 2008 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M.

Tickets $40 ($25 for students) includes admission for two to the
Harry Jerome Vancouver Sun Track Classic on June 21st.

For tickets & information: or phone 604-720-3135


Friday, June 6th and June 7th at the Burnaby Winter Club

Vancouver, BC – On Friday June 6th and Saturday June 7th, Jon Lee Kootnekoff & Associates and International Ice Hockey Systems Inc. (IIHSI) will be hosting a Mental Training Seminar for players, parents and coaches of all sports at any levels. The Seminar will feature Jon Lee Kootnekoff, former SFU Clansmen Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete World Renowned Inspirational Speaker and Enio Sacilotto, Elite Level Professional Hockey Coach in Europe (23 years). The seminar is geared for anyone that wants to get the “mental edge” and compete better in any sport and at any level. The Seminar is set at $99.00 plus GST.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday June 6th and 7th, 2008

WHERE: Burnaby Winter Club, 4990 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC

WHAT: The Mental Edge Sports Seminar – Mental Training for Peak Performance

WHO: Jon Lee Kootnekoff, former SFU Basketball Coach and Inspirational Speaker and Enio Sacilotto, Current coach Italian Elite Hockey League, 23 years of professional coaching.

For more information please contact:

Enio Sacilotto at 604-255-4747 or Jon Lee Kootnekoff 250-493-7309 

Mayor Sullivan proclaims May as BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum month

Vancouver, BC, May 6, 2008: Mayor Sam Sullivan today proclaimed May to be BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum month in a ceremony at Vancouver City Hall timed to recognize the 2008 inductees to be honoured at the 40th annual Banquet of Champions Gala Dinner and awards ceremony on May 29, 2008.

2008 inductee Gareth Rees (rugby) helped the Mayor unveil a display case featuring artefacts and memorabilia from some of British Columbia’s most accomplished and celebrated Olympians. The exhibit will stay in the City Council Foyer until the end of the month of May.

“The calibre of athletes recognized at the Hall of Fame and now here at City Hall are world champions and athletes at the very top of their game. They’re British Columbians that deserve recognition for their accomplishments, and I’m proud they’ll get that respect here at City Hall,” said His Worship Sam Sullivan, Mayor, City of Vancouver.

The exhibit includes pieces of memorabilia from:

  • 1912 Olympic silver medal won by Duncan Gillis in the 16lb hammer throw—the first individual Olympic medal won by a BC athlete
  • 1932 Olympic silver medal won by Mary Frizzell Thomasson in the women’s 4x100m relay—the first Olympic medal won by a female BC athlete
  • Canadian Olympic blazer worn by double-gold medallist Percy Williams at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam

Among those gathered for the ceremony was 2008 BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Inductee Gareth Rees (rugby). “There are some tremendous athletes with gripping stories at the Hall of Fame. It’s an honour to be grouped among the likes of Terry Fox, Nancy Greene, Greg Moore and Rick Hansen. Spending time at the Museum makes me extraordinarily proud of being an athlete and proud to be a British Columbian.”

The proclamation is timed with the 40th anniversary of the Banquet of Champions Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which takes place on May 29, 2008 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets are still available by visiting Tickets are $275 each or $2,750 per table.

The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum honours British Columbia’s teams, builders, athletes, pioneers, and media through 20,000 square feet of exciting exhibits. By ‘Honouring the Past and Inspiring the Future’, the Hall of Fame shares with its visitors the vision of those who achieved their dreams through dedication, talent, and hard work. Visit the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in person at Gate ‘A’ of BC Place Stadium (open daily from 10am to 5pm), or to learn more visit online at

Grant Opportunities for Girls and Organizations

Please see the press release (on the website linked below) from KidSport Victoria and ProMOTION Plus announcing the 2008 round of Play it Forward and Proud to Play Like a Girl grants now available for application.

You can download application forms from Greater Victoria athletes, schools, recreation centres and not for profit agencies are eligible.

The application deadline for both grants is June 1, 2008.

For sport clubs or female athletes aged 10 – 18 that may be interested.

Call for Nominations, Annual PacificSport Fraser Valley Recognition Awards

PacificSport Fraser Valley seeks your nomination(s) for outstanding athletes, coaches, builders and volunteers to be recognized at its Annual General Meeting & Recognition Awards presentation on Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

The nomination deadline is Friday, May 16, 2008.

The 2008 Recognition Awards nomination form, including eligibility criteria, is attached and also posted online at
Please feel free to forward this notice to your sport colleagues and contacts.

Please contact me if you have any questions or require further information.

Christine Scott, BSc
Communications Coordinator
PacificSport Fraser Valley
Tel: 604-864-4657
Fax: 604-854-4197

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 Foundation.

Applicants must:

  1. Submit a brief biographical letter noting family background, educational history and plans, as well as career or vocational aspirations.
  2. Provide three letters of reference, one from each of: the principal, Track & Field coach, and other appropriate sources.
  3. Submit a verified statement of marks or academic transcript.
  4. 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:
Suite 120 - 3820 Cessna Dr
Vancouver BC V7B 0A2

Application and Achievement form can be found at:

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 procedures.

If you have any comments or questions please contact:
Sam Collier
Ph: (604) 333-3556 

**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:

Athletics Canada

National Track and Field Championships registration now open

Please be advised that registration for National Track and Field Championships is now available at:

Registrations – Athletic events - 

Registrations – Para-athletic events 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Clarke (613.260.5580 ext.3309).

Athletics Canada partners with iRun

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with iRun, Canada’s new running magazine. The partnership takes effect with today’s launch of the first issue of the magazine.

“This is a natural partnership that combines Canada’s national running magazine with Canada’s national governing body for track and field, road running, road racing and cross-country running,” said Mark Sutcliffe, publisher of iRun. “We’re thrilled to be working with Athletics Canada to provide a new resource for their members, and to tell all of our readers about the exciting things happening with national programs.”

Each issue of iRun will include The Fast Lane, a two-page feature with stories and profiles on Canada’s top runners and future stars. Copies of iRun will be distributed at Athletics Canada events, including the upcoming Canadian Track and Field Championships in July. The inaugural Fast Lane takes a look at Canada’s middle distance depth with the spotlight on Megan Metcalfe, Gary Reed and Hilary Stellingwerff.

The first issue of iRun also features a history of great Canadian running moments, an argument for why Canada is a nation of runners, a tribute to Terry Fox, and contributions from Olympic champion Simon Whitfield, top marathoner Tania Jones and adventure runner Ray Zahab. More information is available at

2008 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships

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 or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

The 2008 Legion Coaching Academy

Please be advised that new information regarding the following event is now available:

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

Championship Qualifying Standards

Please be advised that qualifying standards for the following events are now available:

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309.

2008 Legion Canadian Youth Athletic Championships

Please be advised that new information regarding the following event is now available:

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

The Gold Standard - May 2008 Issue

Issue contains:

  • Canadian Half Marathon Championships Results
  • Penn Relays Results
  • 2 National Teams Announced
  • AC partners with Accelerade
  • Canadian Championships logo unveiled and ticket information released
  • RBC Championships win CSTA Award
  • AC partners with iRun magazine
  • 2008 Team 2012 Identification List
  • Trio of communities host WAD 2008
  • Ontario Para-Athletics Championships
  • Felicien named Ontario’s 2007 female athlete of the year
  • Guillaume Leblanc inducted to COC Hall of Fame
  • 2008-2009 para-athletics Carding
  • Paralympic Ambassador Team
  • Mercedes-Benz Classic set for June 14
  • Carson wins Race Weekend Athletic Scholarship
  • News from the IAAF

To view full edition:

Results from around the Track (and Field)

May 5, 2008 - 

Track & Field

Revision to BC Juvenile Men’s and Women’s 2000mSC selection standards

Please note that the selection standard for the BC Juvenile Men 2000mSC is now 6:15 and the BC Juvenile Women 2000mSC standard is now 7:25.

In The News

“Superstar” Richard Leads UBC to Victory in Achilles Cup: 

Interview with Zach Whitmarsh: 

2008 BC Summer Games

BC Summer Games draft schedule can be found at: 

Zone Trials Schedules: 

Zone Rep contact list: 

BC Masters Track and Field Championships

The BC Masters T&F Championships, hosted by the Semiahmoo Sunrunners, will be held at the South Surrey Track in Surrey/White Rock on June 20-22, 2008.

Race Schedule - meet starts on Friday evening, June 20th with the 5000m, H.J. and Wt.Throw and concludes on Sunday, June 22 with the 4x 400m relay.

Entry Forms are downloadable from the web site listed below.

Accomodations: The Pacific Inn in White Rock is offering a special "BC Masters " rate for the championships.

All of the above information can be found on the Semiahmoo Sunrunners website at

Gary Reed profiled by Randy Starkman of The Toronto Star

Reed runs on self-confidence; Middle-distance medal hope fuelled by belief in his ability, mom's love

The Toronto Star
Wed 30 Apr 2008
Page: S01
Section: Sports
Byline: Randy Starkman
Source: Toronto Star

Follow this link to read the article and view the video: 

Throwing Implement Technical Specifications

With reference to the BC Athletics Technical Standards for Throwing Implements found on the BCA website page: there are Technical Specification for each of the Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer and Weight Throw Implements that must be met when weighed and measured prior to competition.

Technical Specifications can be found at:

  • The IAAF – for ages 16/17 (Youth); 18/19 (Junior); 20 + (Senior/Open) See the following link: 
    Rules 188 (page 149) through Rule 193 (page 176) – shot, discus, javelin and hammer
    Rule 221 (page 188) – Indoor Shot Put
  • Masters age group – 35+ - they use many of the same weights as the age groups referenced above so those technical specifications are part of the IAAF Technical Rules, WMA Rule and the USA Track & Field Rules for Implements (for those weights not covered in the IAAF Rules)
    WMA (World Masters Athletics) – see this link for the Technical Specifications for Masters Throwing Implements - 
  • 15 years and younger – use the IAAF Technical Specifications except where they are not provided for. For those events and technical specifications please reference the USA Track & Field Rules which are found at: 
    Rule 188 (page 59) through Rule 195 (page 69)

BC Wheelchair Athletics News

Vancouver Track Nights:

Thursdays at 5:30
at Eric Hamber Track (33rd and Oak Street).
Please contact James Hustvedt if you plan to attend and need a chair.
James Hustvedt: 604-616-7106 or 
(See flyer attached)

Fraser Valley Junior Wheelchair Sports Club:

Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:30 at Holy Cross School (88th and 160th in Surrey).
Athletics will start off the summer and run for the duration of the program with tennis added in later in the summer.
Please contact Jackie Ehgoetz for more information and if you plan to attend.
Jackie Ehgoetz: 604-333-3525 or 
(See flyer attached)


The dates have finally been set for camps this summer. More information will be sent out soon but keep these dates in mind:

  • BCWSA Coquitlam Camp: Tuesday, August 5th to Friday, August 8th at Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam
  • BCWSA Okanagan Camp: Monday, August 11th to Friday, August 15th –Kelowna (location yet to be determined)
  • Easter Seals Camp – Shawnigan Lake – July 8th to 14th
  • Easter Seals Camp – Squamish – July 29th to August 3rd
  • For BCWSA Camps contact Jackie: 604-333-3525 or 
  • For Easter Seals Camps apply on-line at 

2008 BC Team Selection Criteria now posted

15 Year Old, Juvenile, Junior and Senior selection criteria and standards are now posted at:

Athlete Declaration Form & Event/Best Performance is also available.

Cross Country / Trail Running

Results Roundup

Elk/Beaver Lake Ultras, Victoria

100 Kilometre Division
1.	Jack Cook, 7:34:03
50 Mile Division
1.	Glenn Pace, 8:24:19
1.	Carolyn Hutniak, 8:09:31
50 Kilometre Division
1.	Rob Mackay, 3:46:47
1.	Rainy Kent, 4:29:37
25 Mile Division (Walkers Only)
1.	Barb Bergstrom, 6:02:14

Road Running

BMO Vancouver International Marathon

Omwenga gets his wish:

Women’s winner back on track:

BMO Vancouver International Marathon

1. Thomas Omwenga (KEN), 2:15:59
2. Yator Erick Cheboi (KEN), 2:19:52
3. Habtamu Negassa (ETH), 2:21:46
1. Mary Akor (USA), 2:37:54
2. Claudia Camargo (ARG), 2:54:53
3. Ellie Greenwood (GBR), 2:55:28

BMO Vancouver International Half Marathon

1. Jim Finlayson, 1:07:27
2. Todd Howard, 1:07:45
3. Orinthal Striggles (USA), 1:09:31
1. Cheryl Murphy, 1:15:58
2. Suzanne Evans, 1:18:55
3. Kristina Rody, 1:19:21


1. Byron Trajan, 29:15
1. Tessni Carruthers, 32:31

Kids Marafun

1. Michael North, 5:52
1. Mikaela Guerreiro, 6:41

Results Round-Up

Wild Goose Chase 8K, Vanderhoof

1. Mike Smith, 28:00
1. Anita O’Brien, 30:49

Wild Goose Chase 3.5K, Vanderhoof

1. Kendall Martin, 13:21
1. Cierra Verduzco, 13:38

Road Running Performance Clinic – Summer 2008


  • 20 consecutive Wednesday nights starting May 7, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. through to September 17, 2008
  • Drop-in: on any of the above dates


  • Brockton Oval, Stanley Park


  • Runners who wish to improve their running fitness level and their performance. Each runner will train in a small group with a run leader, under the direction of the clinic professional coach, John Hill.
  • This clinic is for runners already comfortable at running 25 to 30 miles per week. Pace does not matter, whether you are a 5 minute miler or a 10 minute miler.


  • A formal interval training session every Wednesday night.
  • An optional training session once a week may be arranged with the running group (day and time to be determined by the group).
  • Personal consultation with John Hill.
  • A day-to-day training schedule.
  • Self monitoring weekly training diary.
  • An atmosphere of running fun and camaraderie (groups are not competitive but mutually supportive).


  • By B.C. Athletics (333-3550). Register by fax (333-3551), by mail, or in person.

Registration form: 

BC Athletics 2008 8K Road Running Championship (revised)

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.

Race Information

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.

Entry Information

Download the entry form and complete race information from here:  
Or enter online at: 

Entry fee is only $15.00 for BC Athletics athlete members. Add $5.00 for race day registration.

Championship Eligibility

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 Dec 31/08).
  • The first 3 BCA Senior members, men and women (aged 20 plus as of Dec 31/08).
  • The first 3 BCA Masters members, men and women (aged 35 plus as of Mar 9/08).

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+

Overall Champions (1st BCA Junior, Senior or Masters member, men and women), will also receive $500 prize money courtesy of Saucony, comp. entries to eight additional 8K races, and recognition on the Lions Gate Road Runners 8K Champions Trophy. Second and third championship places receive $300 and $150 respectively, courtesy of Lions Gate Road Runners and Frank Stebner.

Masters Champions will be recognized on the Prairie Inn Harriers 8K Masters Trophy.

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 Selection (


Upcoming Coaching ToolKits

Introduction to Field Testing Kit: 

Presented by Marc Bowles, Performance Planner for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Date: Thursday, May 15th, 2008
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TBD
Fee: These training sessions are free of charge for PacificSport registered IPS and non-IPS coaches, University and College coaches, and community coaches.

Space is limited and registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP by Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 4:00pm to or by phone at (604) 333-3512.

Practical Session:

Facilitated by Marc Bowles, Performance Planner for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Practical sessions for coaches and their athletes are available upon request for May 16th, 2008 only. Coaches can book a 2-hour testing session which will provide them with a practical opportunity to use the Field Testing Kit and protocols with their own athletes. This session will be facilitated by CSCP Performance Planner Marc Bowles, who will also be present to help analyze and interpret the data. In order to take part in this session, you must have attended the introductory session. Each group may consist of 1 or more coaches, and up to 12 athletes.

Date: Friday, May 16th, 2008
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm (available upon request)
Location: TBD
Fee: These training sessions are free of charge for PacificSport registered IPS and non-IPS coaches, University and College coaches, and community coaches.

Introduction to Video Analysis: 

Presented by Michelle Wyngaarden, Lab Technician for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Date: Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Sport Campus BC
160 -3820 Cessna Drive
Richmond BC V7B 0A2
Materials: You will need a laptop, video camera, firewire cable, and Movie Maker/iMovie installed on your laptop.
For the practical application, you will need to bring video footage.
If you do not have a certain piece of equipment, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Fee: PacificSport Registered IPS coaches: Free of charge
*Non-registered IPS coaches: $40.00
Please RSVP by Friday, May 30th at 5:00pm to or by phone at (604) 333-3512

Introduction to DartFish – Level 1: 

Presented by Michelle Wyngaarden, Lab Technician for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Date: Friday, June 13th, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: 160 -3820 Cessna Drive
Richmond BC V7B 0A2
Materials: You will need a laptop, video camera, firewire cable, and DartFish software.
If you do not currently have the DartFish software program, you may download the free 30-day trial version at
For the practical application, you will need to bring video footage.
If you do not have a certain piece of equipment, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Fee: PacificSport Registered IPS coaches: Free of charge
*Non-registered IPS coaches: $40.00
Please RSVP by Friday, May 30th at 5:00pm to or by phone at (604) 333-3512

*Non-registered IPS coaches can contact Andrée-Anne LeRoy to register and will then be able to attend the session free of charge.

Space is limited to 15 spots for each session and registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority registration for the Introduction to Video Analysis and Introduction to DartFish-Level 1 are presently open to IPS coaches only. Registration for non-IPS coaches will begin April 30th, thus if you would like to reserve a spot, please do so before this date.

CABC’s member E-News - March 2008 edition


View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page: 

Job / Volunteer opportunities

For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs, please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."


SIRC Newsletter – May 2008

The World’s leading provider of sport information and research

Pregnancy and Sport

Exercising during pregnancy is becoming more popular as it has been known to limit weight gain during the pregnancy, help with delivery and make returning to exercise after the birth much easier. With the increase in the number of female athletes, pregnancy in sport has become a hot topic as it raises a number of legal, ethical, medical and even insurance issues. With so much research being done in this area SIRC is pleased to share with you some of the most recent material covering everything from being active during pregnancy to training while pregnant.

To view the May Newsletter and links to articles visit: 



  • 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 Coaching
  • 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 Sportfolio)
  • THE BLOOD LACTATE RESPONSE TO EXERCISE By Krista Austin, PhD, Manager, USOC Performance Services Laboratory

To view the above articles and others, please visit 

New Sport Science articles are posted to the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. Access can be found at 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

PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is now available.

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