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ISSUE #21-2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • URGENT – BC Games Zone 4 and 5 Coach and Chaperones required
  • BC Masters Committee AGM June 21st
  • Athlete Tracking list for World Juniors
  • Athletics Canada announces 2009-2010 Championships host cities
  • Qualifying for Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships
  • 2008 Junior Development Track and Field Championships info
  • Level 2 Throws Coaching Course, Prince George – June 13-15


BC Summer Games Coaches and Chaperones Needed
The BC Summer Games Zone 4 & 5 Track & Field Teams need your help.

Zone 4 – Fraser River – Delta is made up of:

Positions Available and Urgently Needed for Zone 4:

For Zone 4 information, questions and to volunteer contact:

Zone 5 – Vancouver – Squamish is made up of:

Position Available and Urgently Needed for BC Summer Games Zone 5

For Zone 5 information, questions and to volunteer contact:

BC Masters Committee AGM

BC Athletics Masters Committee is holding its 2008 AGM at 12:00 noon at the track at the BC Masters T&F Championships on Saturday, June 21st.


ACDirect Results Management Program and Rankings

We are using the ACDirect Results Management Program for all of our outdoor meets in 2008. Next year all provinces will use this system but for now BC is the only one. Rankings will be done through ACDirect which will be used for BC team selection, funding etc. so it is VERY important that your meet results are included.

In order for results to be uploaded to the ACD Results site you will have to set your meet up in a certain way in HyTek Meet Manager. Once you've set your meet up you will be able to download BC Athletics members information directly into your Athlete Roster so you will have everyone you need there, complete with their birth dates, BCA numbers etc. It also ensures that names are spelled correctly. After your meet you will need to create a simple export file and send it in to me and then we can upload your results.

Don't panic - it's really very easy (if Sam Collier can do it anyone can!) and Sam will get you all the information, links and assistance you need.

So before you set up the meet on HyTek contact Sam at

If your meet does not use HyTek please contact Sam and she will let you know what you need to do so we can actually use your meet results and get them in to the BC Rankings.

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: 

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: 

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: 

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: 

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.


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 

**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

“Athlete Tracking” lists have now been posted for the IAAF World Junior Championships.

Athletics Canada will aim to have this document updated twice weekly (once performances have been verified). Performances listed on this tracking must first appear on Athletics Canada’s rankings. It is the responsibility of the athlete/coach to submit eligible performances to Athletics Canada in order to be considered for selection. Please submit eligible results to and with the following information:

  1. Athlete’s name, branch of affiliation, year of birth
  2. Competition, date, location and event
  3. Link to official results or copy of official score sheet with signatures

You will need to have a current membership through your branch in order to be included in rankings.

The Athlete Tracking List is available here:

World Junior Championships: 

Athletics Canada announces 2009-2010 Championships host cities

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the sites for five Canadian Championships held in 2009 and 2010.

“On behalf of Athletics Canada I would like to thank all of the groups who submitted bids,” said Joanne Mortimore, Athletics Canada Chief Executive Officer. “We received a number of very strong proposals which bodes well for upcoming Canadian Championships. We are confident that the chosen host organizations will meet Athletics Canada’s objectives, more importantly we look forward to working with the host committees to set new benchmarks along the way.”

A trio of championships will be returning to familiar settings. The Cross Country Championships will return to Guelph in 2009 and 2010, the Half Marathon Championships will return to Montréal for two years and the Marathon Championships will stay in Ottawa for another year (2009).

The 2009 and 2010 editions of the Junior Track and Field Championships will be staged New Brunswick. Moncton will also be the site of the 2010 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships.

Toronto will host the 2009 and 2010 Canadian Track and Field Championships. Next year’s Championships (2009) will also serve as the selection trials for the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships which will be held in Berlin, Germany.

Event                City          Event Date             Host Organization(s)
                                   2009      2010
1/2 Marathon Champs Montréal      April 19  April 18     Scotiabank 21K de Montréal
Marathon Champs     Ottawa        May 24    -            Ottawa Race Weekend
T&F Champs          Toronto       Jun 25-28 Jul 29-Aug 1 University of Toronto
Junior T&F Champs   New Brunswick Aug 6-9   TBD	  City of Moncton
XC Champs           Guelph        Nov 28    Nov 27       Speed River TFC / 
                                                         Guelph Athletics Society

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).

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 Gold Standard - June 2008 Issue

Issue contains:

To view full edition:

Results from around the Track (and Field)

June 2, 2008 - 

Track & Field


JULY 11, 12, 13, 2008

Hosted By:

This meet is also part of the Island Track & Field Series for 2008

Meet Director: Allen Johnston -  phone: 250-756-3014

Facility: Rotary Bowl Stadium, 365, Wakesiah Avenue, Nanaimo, BC

Eligibility: ALL ATHLETES MUST BE JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT MEMBERS OF BC ATHLETICS. No Fitness, Day of Event, School or BC Games Memberships are eligible

Entry Deadline: Friday, June 27th, 2008 5:00 pm (no phone entries)

Send Entries To:
Brian Foan: 
709 Rimrock Trail Nanaimo, BC V9R

Entry Fees:
Up to June 27th: $7.00 per event
Late Fees to July 4th, 2008: $14.00 per event. After July 4th $25.00 per event.
$10.00 per relay

No refunds will be given once entries are received.

Cheques Payable to: Nanaimo Track & Field Club

Age Divisions: 1999 - 9 yrs. 98 - 10 yrs. 97 - 11 yrs. 96 - 12 yrs. 95 - 13 yrs. 94 - 14 yrs.

Download Registration Package here:

Qualifying for Entry to 2008 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships

For BC Athletics Competitive Athlete Members
July 3 to 6 – Windsor, Ontario

BC Athletes can qualify to enter the 2008 Canadian Senior T&F Championships by:

Other important Cdn Championship information:

Questions should be directed to BC Athletics, attn: Ron Bunting, Chair, BC Athletics Track & Field Committee: Ph: (Kamloops) 250-374-1330 or Email: 

or contact Brian McCalder at the BC Athletics office at: Bus ph: 604-333-3552 or 

BC Team Selection Update

Please note that performances listed on the Athlete Declaration forms must be legal performances achieved in the current 2008 outdoor season. These performances must have also been achieved within the qualifying period for the team(s) you wish to be considered for. Please refer to the Selection Criteria and Standards for each team.

The qualifying period for performances for BC Senior Team consideration has been extended to June 22, 2008, however the Athlete Declaration forms are due by June 19th, 2008.

Declarations for 15 year olds, Juvenile and Junior teams are due by July 10th, 2008.

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: 

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.

Accommodations: 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

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:

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.

Road Running

Results Round-Up

Family YMCA Half Marathon, Prince George

1. Bill Petrcich, 1:15:35
1. Paige Howat, 1:29:22

Family YMCA 10K, Prince George

1. Mike Smith, 37:01
1. Anita O'Brien, 42:10

Family YMCA 5K, Prince George

1. Lyndon Knutson, 18:57
1. Bryanna Birks, 24:27

HBC Run for Canada, Vancouver and Victoria, July 1

Any BCA athlete member (JD, Youth, Junior, Senior, Master or Adult Rec) entering these sanctioned events can receive their $3 member discount by submitting proof of entry to the BCA office.

Road Running Performance Clinic – Summer 2008



Registration form: 



NCCP Level 1 Technical

June 7 & 8, 2008
Prince George , British Columbia

Hosted/Supported by: Prince George Track and Field Club, BC Games Zones 7&8 and BC Athletics

Location: Tom Masich Stadium, Prince George, BC

Date & Time:

Saturday, June 7
9:30 am - Package Pick up and Late Registration Masich Stadium
9:30am to 5:30 pm est. - Module presentation
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch
1:30 to 4:30 – Module presentations continue

Sunday, June 8
9:30 am to 4:30 pm est. - Module Presentations
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch

Course Conductor: Barb Vida – Course Conductor, BC Athletics Coach, Coached at all age levels in a variety of settings.

An introduction to track & Field coaching: Ideal for the school educator/coach, club parent, community volunteer. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Track & Field Coaching and start you on your way to becoming a Certified Track & Field Coach.

Registration Form and more information: 

Level 2 Throws Technical

June 13, 14, 15, 2008
Prince George, British Columbia

Hosted/Supported by: Prince George Track and Field Club and BC Athletics

Location: Tom Masich Stadium Prince George, BC

Date & Time:

Friday June 13, 2008
6:00pm Package Pick Up and Late Registration
6:15 – 9:00pm – Module Presentations

Saturday, June 14
9:30 am – Overview of the Day
9:30am to 5:30 pm est. - Module presentations
12:30 - Lunch Break – bring your own lunch
1:00 – 5:00 – Module presentations

Sunday, June 15
9:00 to 2:00 pm Completion of Modules

Course Conductor: Ron Bunting Master Course Conductor; Level 3 Fully Certified Coach; Provincial Coach at all age Levels; BC Athletics Coaching Development Coordinator

The level two coach will be someone who has been actively coaching for two to three years and is currently working with athletes who are taking a more structured and disciplined approach to the sport. The course goes into greater depth of the four throwing events; teaching progressions, drills and fault corrections are all components of this course.

Registration form and more information: 

CABC’s member E-News - June 2008 edition 


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


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: 



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: Management/ Risk Management Main.asp

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

Back issues of the BCAB are available at