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ISSUE #19-2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3554 Email: jolfert@bcathletics.org

Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Track and Field Coaching Staff announcement
  • 2008 Cdn Junior Observer-Apprentice Coach opportunity
  • Call for Team BC Athletes and Coaches for N.A. Indigenous Games
  • Event Directors – Equipment rental and Injury report form info
  • Registration deadline for Canadian 10K Championships – May 23rd
  • 1996 Olympic 4x100m team inducted into Cdn Hall of Fame
  • 2008 BC Senior T&F Team – Information update

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

BC Athletics Announces the Track & Field Team Staff for 2008 and the 2009 Canada Summer Games

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the coaching and management staff for the 2008 BC Track & Field Teams (Senior, Junior and Cdn Legion Youth). A mixture of experience and emerging coaches and managers make up the staff, a staff that brings a great deal of experience, knowledge and commitment to these teams. See details at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcteamstaff08.pdf 


BC Athletics Observer/Apprentice Coach Opportunity

BC Athletics is pleased to offer an Observer/Apprentice Coach Opportunity for the 2008 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships – July 25 – 2, Abbotsford. The following are the requirements to apply for this opportunity, the support provided by BC Athletics and responsibilities of the Observer/Apprentice Coach. See details at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/apprenticecoach08.pdf 


BC Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association –
Call for Team BC Athletes and Coaches for the 2008 North American Indigenous Games

August 3 to 10 – Cowichan Valley, BC

  • The BC Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association (www.asra.ca/content/home.asp) in partnership with BC Athletics are looking for Athletes and Coaches of Aboriginal Decent (Status and Non-Status First Nations, Inuit, Métis) to consider for selection to Team BC to compete in the 2008 North American Indigenous Games, Aug 3 to 10 in Duncan and other venues in the Cowichan Valley of British Columbia.
  • Events include – see full details at: www.cowichan2008.com/sport_program/athletics.html 
    • Track & Field
    • Cross Country Running
  • Age Groups (Note the age group names and the ages for these age groups are not the same as those of BC Athletics)
    • Bantam – born 1994 & 1995 (ages 13 & 14)
    • Midget – born 1992 & 1993 (ages 15 & 16)
    • Juvenile – born 1989, 1990, 1991 (ages 117, 18, 19)
    • Note: There will be no BC Entries for the Senior Age Group nor Special Olympics Category in these Games.
  • Athlete and Coach Membership requirement: – see the details on the BC Athletics website www.bcathletics.org under Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association link.
  • Contact: for Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association: Bernard Manuel Jr. – Email: bernard.manuel@asra.ca Phone: 250-544-8172 Fax: 250-544-8173

ATTENTION: Event Directors

Equipment Rental

BC Athletics has equipment for rent for Track & Field, Cross Country Races, Road Running Events and Race Walk Competitions. For details and the equipment rental form go to the following link: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcaequiprental.pdf 

Sport Injury / Accident Report Form

BC Athletics has posted a Sport Injury / Accident Report form that event directors should use if one is not provided by the host organization or the company/organization providing medical / first aid coverage at the event. Completing of this form at the time of the sport injury / accident at a practice or hosted event will provide the club or organization with a valuable reference of the details and first aid treatment given, should it be necessary. Note: If the First Aid Company or Organization (e.g. St. John’s Ambulance; SportMed BC) have a similar form that they complete then be sure to get a copy of it for your files. The report should be retained for 3 years. This form can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bca_injuryaccidentreport.pdf 


Olympic School Grand Prize contest

Grand Prize Contest – Does your school live the Olympic values? Are you the model of school Olympism? Is your class already gearing up for the Beijing Olympic Games and getting excited about 2010? Tell us why your school is Canada’s ultimate Olympic School and you could win the ultimate school sports day.

The Canadian Olympic School Program, presented by RBC, will reward 8 GRAND PRIZE winning schools with a Run, Jump, Throw equipment bag ($700 value), an RBC Olympian school visit, and $1,000 towards the event costs of a sports day.

Simply tell us why your school is the ultimate Olympic School. Upload a written description (no more than 250 words), a photo essay (maximum 5 photos) or a short video no later than May 28th, 2008 (11:59 pm. PST) and enter to win. Uploaded files may be no larger than 10 MB in size. Acceptable file formats include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, HTML, JPG, GIF, MPEG, Flash, WMV, Quicktime, WMA, MP3, and Zip. Winners must schedule their sports day during the week of June 9th -13th, 2008.

UPLOAD NOW - www.olympicschool.ca/upload.aspx 

For full contest rules and restrictions: www.olympicschool.ca/default.aspx?PageID=1044&LangID=en 


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.


BEYOND THE FINISH LINE

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:
www.achillesgroup.org or phone 604-720-3135


THE MENTAL EDGE SPORTS SEMINAR IN BURNABY

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
www.jlkootnekoff.com 
www.coachenio.com 


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 www.promotionplus.org. 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 www.pacificsport.com
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:
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 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
sam.collier@bcathletics.org
Ph: (604) 333-3556

www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/acdirect_resultsmgmtsys.pdf 


**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:
www.bcathletics.org/main/tfcalsubmit.htm

Cross Country Submission form can be found here:
www.bcathletics.org/main/xccalsubmit.htm

Athletics Canada

“Golden” - 1996 Olympic relay team to be inducted to Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada congratulates the 1996 Olympic Games gold medal winning 4x100 metres relay team which will be inducted to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. The team of Donovan Bailey, Carleton Chambers, Robert Esmie, Glenroy Gilbert and Bruny Surin will be inducted on November 5th 2008 at a ceremony in Toronto. The announcement was made today by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

The coming summer will mark the 12th anniversary of that remarkable night in Atlanta when five young men captured the country’s imagination. The picture of Surin raising his arms triumphantly as Bailey sprints to the finish line is still engrained in most Canadians minds Bailey was a double gold medalist in Atlanta winning 100 metre gold in a then World record time of 9.84. The relay team’s victory only days later on August 8th gave Canada its first two gold medals in athletics since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.

Going into Atlanta the team were reigning world champions and had also won gold at the Commonwealth Games. They were inducted into the Canadian Olympic Committee Hall of Fame in 2004.


2008 Canadian 10,000m Championships

This is a reminder that the deadline to register for the Canadian 10,000m Championships (which serve as the Canadian selection trials) is Friday, May 23rd, 2008. For more information regarding the event please check the website at www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=298.

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


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 -

https://www.acdirect.ca/meetentries/meLogin.aspx?meetpk=41&langcd=EN 

Registrations – Para-athletic events

https://www.acdirect.ca/meetentries/meLogin.aspx?meetpk=42&langcd=EN 

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 www.iRunNation.com


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 nclarke@athletics.ca 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 nclarke@athletics.ca 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 nclarke@athletics.ca 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: http://athletics.ca/files//GoldStandard/TGSMAY08V2.PDF


Results from around the Track (and Field)

May 12, 2008 - http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=543 

Track & Field

2008 BC Senior Track & Field Team - Information Update

In preparation for BC Senior T&F Team Selection and travel to Windsor, Ontario for the Canadian Senior T&F Championships and Olympic Trials, please familiarize yourself with the following information, requirements and deadlines:

  1. Team Selection Criteria, Standards and Process for Consideration for the BC Senior Team
    1. See the information on the BC Athletics website at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/selcrit08_sr.pdf 
  2. Athlete Declaration: In order for the T&F Committee to consider your performances for team selection you must complete and submit an Athlete Declaration form by the deadline of June 19/08. The form can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/teamdec08.pdf 
    1. Note: The Declaration form must be received by June 19/08 however performances up to and including Sunday, June 22/08 will be considered for BC Team Selection. Performances (if better than what was submitted on the declaration form) will be used for selection. Those better performances need to be sent to BC Athletics
  3. Travel
    1. BC Athletics blocked space and paid for 40 seats on WestJet (35 from Vancouver and 5 from Victoria). The details are:

2008 Cdn Sr T&F Championships – Windsor, Ontario - BC Team Travel

Vancouver Group – Vancouver/Calgary (connecting with Victoria departing group)/London & Return 35 Passengers

Wed 02Jul08 560 VANCOUVER 11:30am CALGARY 1:46pm 0
* Connect * 562 CALGARY 2:30pm LONDON 7:54pm 0
London to Windsor – Bus Charter – approximately 2 hours

Sun 06Jul08 757 LONDON 8:30pm CALGARY 10:27pm 0
* Connect * 131 CALGARY 11:00pm VANCOUVER 11:23pm 0
Windsor to London – Bus Charter – approximately 2 hours

Victoria Group – Victoria/Calgary (connecting with Vancouver departing group)/London & Return 5 Passengers

Wed 02Jul08 90 VICTORIA 9:05am CALGARY 11:19am 0
* Connect * 562 CALGARY 2:30pm LONDON 7:54pm 0
London to Windsor – Bus Charter – approximately 2 hours

Sun 06Jul08 757 LONDON 8:30pm CALGARY 10:27pm 0
* Connect * 131 CALGARY 11:00pm VANCOUVER 11:23pm 0
Windsor to London – Bus Charter – approximately 2 hours

Mon 07 Jul 08 Vancouver to Victoria – Air Canada – Flights or alternative transportation to be arrange.

Connecting to Vancouver departing Flights – athletes and coaches not from Victoria or Lower Mainland:

Flights or alternative travel will be arranged for athletes who do not live in the Lower Mainland and Victoria to connect to the departing flights on July 2/08. On return to Vancouver flights or alternative travel will be arranged for the return on Monday, July 7/08.

Accommodation:

  • Windsor: BC Athletics will block space for BC Team Accommodation and other Club Athletes and Coaches who may travel with the BC Team.
  • Vancouver (on the Return from Windsor): Athletes and staff who have to overnight in Vancouver following their return from Windsor will have accommodation arranged by BC Athletics unless otherwise arranged. BC Athletics will cover the costs of the overnight accommodation for BC Team Members Only.

Deviations from the above Travel: It is expected that BC Team Athletes and Staff will travel on the flights as arranged. Please contact BC Athletics if you have any questions.

Club Athlete and Coach Travel: BC Athletics will assist with travel and accommodation requests for club athletes and coaches not named to the BC Team. Please make those requests by email as soon as possible. Note: Airfares at the same price as BC Athletics has paid may not be possible.


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.


2008 BC Summer Games

BC Summer Games draft schedule can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcsg08_sched.pdf 

Zone Trials Schedules: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcsg08_trials.pdf 

Zone Rep contact list: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcsg08_zonereps.pdf 


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 www.sunrunners.ca.


Throwing Implement Technical Specifications

With reference to the BC Athletics Technical Standards for Throwing Implements found on the BCA website page: www.bcathletics.org/main/techspecs.htm#throws 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: www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/imported/42192.pdf 
    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 - www.world-masters-athletics.org/laws_rules/app_a.pdf 
  • 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: www.usatf.org/about/rules/2008/2008USATFRules_Article4.pdf 
    Rule 188 (page 59) through Rule 195 (page 69)

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 available.

Road Running

Results Round-Up

Mother's Day 5K Spring Classic, Port Moody

1. Oliver Utting, 15:50
2. Graeme Wilson, 15:58
3. Ynuk Bosse, 16:20
1. Nancy Tinari, 17:59
2. Laura McIvor, 19:31
3. Karen Warrendorf, 19:50

Peach City Runners Blossom 10 Miler, Naramata to Penticton

1. Andriy Yastrecov, 57:11
1. Kristina Rody, 1:01:38

Envision Run for Mom 8K, Chilliwack

1. Scott Stewart, 32:06
1. Janelle Neill, 37:31

Road Running Performance Clinic – Summer 2008

WHEN

  • 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

ADMINISTERED

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

Registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rrclinic_sum08.pdf 


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.

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:
www.lgrr.com/shaughnessy/entryform-2008.pdf  
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.

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.

Awards

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 (www.bcathletics.org/gensel.htm).

Coaches

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 aleroy@pacificsport.com 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 aleroy@pacificsport.com 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 www.dartfish.com
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 aleroy@pacificsport.com 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

http://coaches.bc.ca/newsroom/enews/2008/Mar08/Mar08.html


USOC OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE - Winter 2008

View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page:
http://coaching.usolympicteam.com/coaching/kpub.nsf/v/0108 

Job / Volunteer opportunities

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

Resources

SIRC Newsletter – May 2008

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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: www.sirc.ca/newsletters/may08/index.html 


USOC OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE - Spring 2008

Headlines:

  • 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 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 


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 now available.

www.olympic.ca/EN/newsletters/42e.shtml


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

www.sport.bc.ca/Content/Risk Management/ Risk Management Main.asp


New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-MR-DIDGlobal-E.pdf


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.