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ISSUE #21-2009
Friday, June 12, 2009

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

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Harry Jerome International Track and Field Classic - Sunday, June 14, 2009
  • Deadline for 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships registration is next FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
  • Toronto 2009 Star Profile of the week: 100-metre hurdler Perdita Felicien
  • Canada Summer Games potential athletes need to register online by JUNE 30, 2009
  • Top Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season - as of May 31
  • 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics declaration deadline July 6, 2009
  • BC Junior Team - Female Jumps Coach Needed
  • Run Jump Throw 8 Hr Community Workshop - June 26, 2009 in Pitt Meadows

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

ATTENTION all age eligible (16-22 years of age in 2009) athletes considering a spot on the BC Team for this summer's Canada Summer Games in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from August 22-29.

Team BC needs all potential athletes to pre-register on-line by June 30, 2009. Please register now even though the team will not be selected until July 12 following the BC Championship Meet.

Please go to the following website to register TODAY www.teambc.org 

And then click on REGISTRATION and then follow the steps to complete your registration. If you have any questions please contact Ron Bunting at the following: ronbunting@bcathletics.org 

BC Athletics Announces the 2009 Track & Field Team Staff

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the 2009 Track & Field Team Staff appointments in what is a busy summer season across the country. The Team staff includes a mix of experienced personnel and coaches and managers just beginning their BC Team experience. "We are very pleased with the response to the call for Team Staff," said Ron Bunting, Chair BCA T&F Committee. "We are fortunate to have a good number of good emerging coaches who are eager to expand their experience and responsibilities with respect to team coaching and managing. There are numerous opportunities both at the Provincial and National Levels of Track & Field for team coaching and managing, with the ultimate selection being named to the Athletics Canada Senior National Teams. Coaches play such a critical role in the development of an athlete and as their (coaches) reward these opportunities are a in a small fashion our way of saying thank you for all the work you do on behalf of the athletes you coach and the sport in British Columbia and Canada," concluded Bunting.

2009 BC Athletics Track & Field Team Staff Positions

Legion: Aug 5-11 in Sherbrooke (Travel Days same)

Juniors: July 17-19 in Charlottetown, PEI (Travel Days July 15th and 20th)

Seniors: June 25-28 in Toronto Ontario (Travel Days June 24th and 28th)

Canada Summer Games: August 22-29 in Charlottetown PEI (Travel Days To Be Announced by the Sport Branch, Government of BC)

2009 BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards

Visit the appropriate link to see the BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards for 2009.

Also, athletes wishing to be selected to BC teams need to submit their athlete declarations. Follow this link to download the declaration form:

Athlete Performances - Out-of-Province

Athletes who wish to have their performances achieved at out-of-province meets included in the national rankings should submit them directly to Athletics Canada.

In order to have performances included in the rankings, the following information must be forwarded:

  1. Athlete's name, branch affiliation - BC Athletics, year of birth
  2. Competition, date, location and event
  3. A link to official results or copy of official score sheet with signatures

Only results for athletes who are 2009 competitive, athlete members of BC Athletics will be accepted.

Results should be submitted for rankings no later than 10 days after conclusion of event

No results will be added retroactively

Forward information to results@athletics.ca 

Corrections and updates to current and previous years are appreciated

ACDIrect downloads for Hy-Tek Meets

BC Athletics is able to provide a download of athlete members for meets running Hy-Tek software. These downloads save a lot of time keying in athlete information and make sure that names are spelled correctly and ACDirect membership numbers are entered.

In order to set your meet up correctly on Hy-Tek in order to be able to use the download and to ensure that results will be used for national/provincial rankings and for team selection please refer to the website:
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/meetmgr_setup_export.pdf 

To request downloads and for further instructions please refer to the website:
www.bcathletics.org/main/hytekdownload.htm 

2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting

Due to a lack of hotel/meeting space available in January and February of 2010 - the 2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting will be held on December 4, 5 & 6 2009 at the Vancouver Airport Hilton.

AGM – Hotel Accommodations – BOOK EARLY!!

Due to preparations leading up to the 2010 Olympics the Hilton Vancouver Airport is experiencing an increase in bookings for the month of December 2009. If you are planning on staying at the hotel during the AGM you are strongly advised to book your room requirements now – don’t wait until later in the year. You can reach the hotel at (604) 273-6336 and ask for the “BC Athletics” rate ($119.00).

Present your BCA Member Card and Reap the Rewards!

BC Athletics members can now receive discounts at many businesses around the province and the list is still growing! All you need to do is show your membership card and you will receive up to 10% off in-store purchases. Some of the establishments already supporting BC Athletics members are:

Shore Runners 151 Dogwood Street Campbell River
The Run Inn 1212B 56 Avenue Delta
Runners Sole 74-1395 Hillside Drive Kamloops
Frontrunners 133 - 735 Goldstream Ave Langford
Peninsula Runners #1 - 20349 88 Ave. Langley
Frontrunners #3 - 5767 Turner Rd. Nanaimo
Forerunners 980 Marine Dr North Vancouver
North Shore Athletics #101 - 1200 Lonsdale North Vancouver
Peach City Runners 214 Main Street Penticton
The Runners' Den 239 Newport Drive Port Moody
Cool Running #5 - 1050 - 10th SW Salmon Arm
Forerunners 3504 West 4th Avenue Vancouver
Rackets N' Runners 3880 Oak Street Vancouver
The Run Inn 2236 41st Avenue West Vancouver
Frontrunners 1200 Vancouver Street Victoria
Island Runner 1576 Fairfield Road Victoria
Peninsula Runners 3659 Shelbourne Street Victoria
Peninsula Runners 1708 - 152nd Street White Rock

Stay tuned! The list keeps growing and growing!

Athlete-Coach Canada Games Development Training Camps

Schedule of Canada Games Training and Preparation Camps 

For further information please contact Ron Bunting at ronbunting@bcathletics.org.

July 25-26/09  BC Athletics Canada Games Final Prep Camp       Vancouver, BC 
               and Team BC All Sport Pep Rally                            
Aug 8/09       BC Canada Games Team Prep T&F Meet              Saskatoon, SK
Aug 22-29/09   Canada Summer Games – Track & Field             Charlottetown, PEI

2009 Event Calendars

2009 Events are posted on the website and will be updated as information is submitted.
www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_index.htm#2009 

For Athletes

For information on any funding opportunities or information on how to sign up for your own BC Athlete Funding Notification, visit the BC Athlete Voice website: www.bcathletevoice.ca/Content/Join%20BCAV.asp 

For a full description and application information on all Provincial, National, and Olympic and Paralympic funding opportunities, please visit: www.bcathletevoice.ca/Content/Athlete%20Funding/Athlete%20Funding%20Overview%20Alt.asp 

ROAD RUNNING

2009 Lower Mainland Road Race Series

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the launch of the Lower Mainland Road Race Series. For 20 years, the Timex BC Road Running Series has existed as a de facto Lower Mainland Series. In 2009 an explicit Lower Mainland Road Race Series has been created, to complement an enhanced Timex BC Road Running Series and other regional series.

The Lower Mainland Road Race Series features ten of the best events in the Vancouver area, providing runners of all ages and abilities with the chance to compete against their peers. The series kicks-off at the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Stanley Park on March 14, and concludes with the Richmond Oval 8K on August 16. The ten events feature races over 5K, 8K, 10K and the half marathon.

To qualify for series awards, participants must compete in a minimum of six events. Points will be awarded based on placings within 5-year age groups for men and women, from under 20 to over 70. A participant’s six best placings will determine their total points.

The remaining four of the ten series events are:

  1. June 12: North Shore Credit Union Longest Day 5k, Vancouver
  2. July 18: Summerfast 10k, Vancouver
  3. August 2: Squamish Days 10k, Squamish
  4. August 16: Richmond Oval 8k, Richmond

For complete information about the Lower Mainland Road Race Series, as well as the individual events, visit the series website at www.lmrrs.com. Series news and rankings will be posted there after each event.

The Timex BC Road Running Series will continue to provide an opportunity to athletes from throughout the province to rank themselves against their peers, and serves as a selection to the Timex National Road Running Series Finale in Ottawa. For more information on the Timex BC Road Running Series, visit its website at www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/

The Lower Mainland Road Race Series will be one of four regional road race series sanctioned by BC Athletics in 2009. The others being the Frontrunners Island Race Series (www.vira.bc.ca), the Canadian Tire Interior Road Race Series (www.interiorrunning.ca), and the Prince George Grand Prix (www.pgroadrunners.ca).

For more information on any of the above road race series, contact Maurice Wilson at maurice.wilson@bcathletics.org or 604-333-3553.

BC Athletics 2009 5K Road Race Championship

The BC Athletics 2009 5K Road Race Championship will be held in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Legion Twilight Shuffle on the evening of Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in Chemainus, BC.

Race Information

A certified course, featuring a relatively flat route with some mild undulations. Event records are 15:09 (Dave Jackson) and 17:06 (Cheryl Murphy). Race starts at 7:00 pm. Complete race details on the event website: www.islandrunner.ca and www.pih.bc.ca.

Entry Information

Enter online at: www.eventsonline.ca or mail in the entry form to Island Runner, 1576 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC, V8S 1G1. 

Entry fee is $27.00 for BC Athletics athlete members until June 5, rising after that date.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. 2009 BCA memberships must be received by June 13, 2009 in order to be eligible.

Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship

The BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship will be hosted by the Royal Victoria Marathon Society in conjunction with the 30th Annual Royal Victoria Marathon on Sunday, October 11.

Race Information

An AIMS/IAAF certified marathon, featuring a beautiful, seaside course with lots of mild undulations, but with a maximum elevation change of only 74 feet. Event records are 2:16:49 (Steve Osaduik) and 2:42:32 (Val Chowaniec). Race starts at 8:30am. Complete race details on the event website: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com

Entry Information

Enter online at: www.eventsonline.ca/events/vicmara/ or mail in the entry form: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com/pdf/2009EntryForm.pdf.

Entry fee is $77.00 for BC Athletics athlete members until May 15, rising after that date.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. 2009 BCA memberships must be received by October 8, 2009 in order to be eligible.

Championship Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

2009 Timex BC Road Running Series, and Regional Series

The 2009 Timex BC Road Running Series has a new format, with more events in the Interior and on the Island, and only 5 races required to qualify for series prizing. Points will be based on finish time, race distance and gender - not age placing. The emphasis will be on selecting the top BC road racers for the National finals in Ottawa. Full details on the 2009 Timex BC Road Running Series can be found here: www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/ 

The Timex BC Series will be complemented in 2009 by four regional road running series:

Track & Field

Between a rock and a dinner plate - SULTANA FRIZELL: Route to hammer-throwing greatness begins in dad's kitchen

Read this whole article as well as other lead up information for the Harry Jerome Track Classic this Sunday at Swangard Stadium at www.harryjerome.com/newsandevents/ 

Track and Field Results

Prefontaine Classic, Eugene, Oregon, June 7 juin

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies féminin
3. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.75 (Worlds A Standard / Norme A du Mondial)
4. Perdita Felicien, 12.78 (Worlds A Standard / Norme A du Mondial)

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminie
2. Sultana Frizell, 72.07m (New Pending Canadian Record and Worlds A Standard / Nouveau record canadien en instance et Norme A du Mondial)

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
5. Dylan Armstrong, 20.63m (Worlds A Standard / Norme A du Mondial)

Men 800m masculin
4. Gary Reed, 1:46.37 (Worlds B Standard / Norme B du Mondial)

Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur féminin
9. Tabia Charles, 6.25m (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Soirée NCAA, Nice, France, June 3 juin

Women 800m féminin
1. Arianne Raby, 2:08.04 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Boston Twilight Series, Boston, Massachusetts, June 6 juin

Women 3000m féminin
2. Caroline Pfister, 9:38.80 (World Youth Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse)

Geneva Meet, June 6 juin

Men 100m masculin
4. Seyi Smith, 10.33 (FISU and JDLF Standard / Norme de la FISU et des JDLF)

Men 200m masculin
4. Seyi Smith, 20.93 (FISU and JDLF Standard / Norme de la FISU et des JDLF)

Sparkassen Gala, Regensburg, Germany/Allemagne, June 7 juin

Men Pole Vault / Saut à la perche masculin
4. Jason Wurster, 5.30m (FISU and JDLF Standard / Norme de la FISU et des JDLF)

OFSAA Championships, Toronto, June 4-6 juin

Girls Triple Jump / Triple saut féminin
1. Caroline Ehrhardt, 12.76m (World Youth, Pan Am Junior and JDLF Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse, Pan Am junior et des JDLF)

Boys 1500m masculin
1. Jeremy Rae, 3:45.57 (Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior)
2. John Paul Malette, 3:45.85 (Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior)
3. Mohammed Ahmed, 3:54.07 (Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior)
4. Merid Seleshi, 3:54.67 (World Youth and Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse et du Pan Am junior)
5. Evan Esselink, 3:54.91 (World Youth and Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse et du Pan Am junior)

Boys 400m masculin
1. Alistair Moona, 47.77 (World Youth and Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse et du Pan Am junior)
2. Michael Trnkus, 48.24; 48.20 in prelims/lors des préliminaires (Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior)

Boys 110m Hurdles / 110 m haies masculin
1. Segun Makinde, 13.36 (Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior)
2. Gregory MacNeill, 13.43 (World Youth and Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse et du Pan Am junior)

Boys Triple Jump / Triple saut masculine
1. Taylor Stewart, 15.16m (Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior)

Girls 100m féminin
1. T'Keyah Dumoy, 11.94 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)
2. Simone Martin, 11.94 (World Youth and JDLF Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse et des JDLF)

Girls 200m féminin
1. Simone Martin, 24.28 (World Youth Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse)

Girls 400m féminin
1. Brittany Lewis, 56.37 (World Youth Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse)

Toronto Track Twilight Series, Toronto, ON, June 2 juin

Women 400m féminin
1. Esther Akinsulie, 53.45 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Sarah Boyle (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
1. Emma Crombeen, 3.70 (Pan Am Junior and JDLF Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior et des JDLF)
2. Chelsey Nicholas, 3.70 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Men 1500m masculin
2. Alex Kuternin, 3:57.38 (Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior)
5. Jay Boychuk, 4:02.64 (World Youth Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse)

Men Discus Throw / Lancer du disque masculin
2. Suyi Georgewill, 51.21 (Personal Record and Pan Am Junior Standard / Record personnel et norme du Pan Am junior)

FBK Games, Hengelo, Netherlands/Pays-Bas, June 1 juin

Men 1500m Wheelchair / 1500 m masculin en fauteuil roulant
2. Josh Cassidy, 3:26.66

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
4. Dylan Armstrong, 20.21m (Worlds B Standard / Norme B du Mondial)

Women 100m Hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
3. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.87 (Worlds A Standard / Norme A du Mondial)

New Jersey International, Holmdel, New Jersey, June 6 juin

Women 100m Hurdles / 100 m haies féminin
4. Marie-Eve Dugas, 13.93 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Women 400m féminin
1. Esther Akinsulie, 53.64 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Men 100m masculin
1. Hank Palmer, 10.39 (FISU and JDLF Standard / Norme de la FISU et des JDLF)

RCLDS #2 The Summer Kick-Off, London, ON, June 3 juin

Women 800m féminin
1. Rachel Aubry, 2:07.96 (Pan Am Junior and JDLF Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior et des JDLF)
2. Hilary Stellingwerff, 2:08.24 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Men 3000m Steeplechase / 3000 m steeple masculin
1. Robin Watson, 8:34.32 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

2009 Power Speed Series Meet #2, London, ON, June 3 juin

Women 100m féminin
1. Noelle Montcalm, 11.91 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Men Long Jump / Saut en longueur masculin
1. Clayton Latham, 7.62m (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Women Shot Put / Lancer du Poids Féminin
1. Steph Jackson, 14.00m (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)
2. Cynthia Appiah, 13.55m (Personal Record, JDLF and Pan Am Junior Standard / Record personnel, Norme du Pan Am junior et des JDLF)

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
1. Patrick Szpak, 16.65m (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
1. Kristin Obrochta, 50.38 (JDLF Standard / Norme des JDLF)

Boys Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau masculin
1. Suyi Georgewill, 57.69m (Personal Record, Pan Am Junior Standard / Record personnel, norme du Pan Am junior)

2009 Art Keay Memorial Racewalk, Toronto, ON, May 31 mai

Men's 20km Racewalk / 20 km de marche masculin
1. Inaki Gomez, 1:28:39 (FISU and JDLF Standard / Norme de la FISU et des JDLF)

BC High School Championships, Burnaby, BC, June 5-6 juin

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
1. Alyx Treasure, 1.78m (World Youth, Pan Am Junior and JDLF Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse, du Pan Am junior et des JDLF)

Women 400m féminin
1. Katie Reid, 56.20; 55.58 in prelims/lors des préliminaires (World Youth Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse)

Men 400m masculin
1. Ben Ayesu Attah, 49.01 (World Youth Standard / Norme du Mondial jeunesse)

NBIAA Provincial Championships

Rendez vous sélect, St-Laurent, QC, June 6-7 juin

Heptathlon
1. Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, 4642 pts (Pan Am Junior Standard / Norme du Pan Am junior)

Michigan Masters, Hillsdale College, Michigan, June 6 juin

From Athletics Canada

This is a reminder that the deadline for 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships registration is next Friday, June 19, 2009.

For more information regarding the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships, please visit our championships website at www.athletics.ca/toronto2009/

If you have any questions, please contact Camille Baguio - Acting Coordinator, Events & Membership Services at cbaguio@athletics.ca or 613.260.5580 ext.3336

IWAS World Juniors Team Announced

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today the team that will compete at the 2009 International Wheelchair and Amputee (IWAS) World Junior Championships. The competition takes place July 15-19 in Nottwil, Switzerland; Nottwil is a municipality in Sursee in the canton of Lucerne.

Dave Greig, Para-Athletics National Talent Development Coach and Head Coach for the IWAS World Junior team; "The 2009 IWAS team is a good blend of youth and internationally experienced athletes. All participants will have something valuable to take away from the experience. This event is a vital step in the athlete pathway for our wheelchair racers and amputees; it allows our athletes to pit themselves against others in similar age categories with similar disabilities. The field will undoubtedly be larger than last year but I feel that this team of individuals can hold their own and represent Canada on the podium a number of times."

IWAS World Junior Team

Name               Classification   Event 
Isaiah Christophe  T54              100m
Keira-Lyn Frie     T54              100m, 200m, 1500m
Kierra Gibson      T54              100m, 200m, 400m, Shot Put
Melanie Hawtin     T54              100m
Michael Kahn       T54              200m
Alister McQueen    T44              100m, 200m
Kyle Shaw          T54              800m, 1500m
Team Staff
David Greig        Head Coach       Ottawa, ON
Gabriel LeBlanc    Apprentice Coach Moncton, NB

The 2008 IWAS World Junior Championships were staged in New Brunswick, New Jersey where Canadians came home with 27 medals (8 gold, 10 silver, 9 bronze). For more information visit: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=349 

Toronto 2009 Star Profile

As a lead up to the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships & World Championships Selection Trials, Athletics Canada will profile a series of Canadian International Stars that will line up at Varsity Centre June 25-28 in Toronto. For more information visit www.athletics.ca/toronto2009

This week's profiled superstar is 100-metre hurdler Perdita Felicien; please see website.

2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics

Information on training camps, selection criteria, and declarations for the World Championship can be found at:
www.athletics.ca/main.asp?page_url=/page.asp?id=297 

Declaration Deadline JULY 6, 2009 - the declaration form can be found on the AC website under the following link: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=297 and will also be available at the National Team Office during Nationals

Dear Athletes/Coaches/Partners

The following communication from Martin Goulet, Chief High Performance Officer, has been posted to the Athletics Canada website under the following link: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=387

Carding Criteria

The 2009/2010 Athletics Athlete Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website:
www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=303 

Athletes should also note the new process for "Notification of Injury, Illness or Pregnancy" referenced within the carding criteria and available on the web:
www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=372 

Athletics Canada 2009/2010 Para-Athletes Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=303

Athletics Canada Awards - New Nomination Process 

OTTAWA - The nomination form for the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards is now available online. The form will now be posted year-round so athletic performances and achievements can be submitted as they happen.

The new procedure will encourage nominations throughout the year ensuring a fair representation of all seasons. The eligible period for the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards will be for performances achieved from November 1, 2008 to October 31, 2009.

Award finalists and winners are chosen by Athletics Canada’s Rules and Awards Committee comprised of seven members including two media representatives. To ensure an athlete is put forth in the running of these awards please submit their nomination to Emily Hooper; Coordinator, Public Relations and Corporate Services (see contact below).

For more information please visit: http://athletics.ca/page.asp?id=54

Selection Criteria for the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships and the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships have been posted on Athletics Canada’s website.

Selection Criteria for the 2009 Americas Cup

From the Coaching Association of Canada

Report on Canada's High Performance Coaches Reveals Successes, Gaps Coaching Association of Canada and partners committed to improving support for high performance coaches within Canadian sport system

Ottawa, June 10, 2009 - The working conditions for Canada's high performance coaches are less than ideal given the significant time commitment, the heavy workload required, and the salaries received by coaches of the country's top athletes. These challenges are a central portion of the findings of a study on the Status of Coaches in Canada released this morning by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The report's results were discussed at a news conference attended by Minister of State (Sport) Gary Lunn, CAC Chief Executive Officer John Bales, and Own the Podium Executive Director and two-time Olympic gold medallist Alex Baumann.

"This new study will help us to identify areas where we can work together with Canadian coaches to help our athletes excel from the playground to the podium," said Minister of State Lunn. "Our Government will continue to work with our partners to ensure our athletes have the resources and support they need to succeed."

Unreasonable workload, lack of job security, retention, and succession issues were among key findings highlighted by the study. Analysis of these findings will provide an opportunity for sport organizations, governments, and institutions to identify how to better address these issues.

"Coaching is a profession in transition, as this study demonstrates by profiling a diverse group of high performance coaches in a wide range of working conditions," said John Bales, CAC Chief Executive Officer. "It highlights the need to support our Canadian coaches in their work, and give them the resources to be able to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities and in turn have the best possible impact on their athletes."

The study was undertaken to improve understanding of the current working conditions of Canadian coaches of high performance athletes. It provides a thorough investigation of their job status, their levels of satisfaction with different aspects of their work, and their feelings in general about being coaches.

"This study highlights the need to support high performance coaches to focus on the job of coaching and not be distracted by administrative responsibilities or a lack of security in their positions," said Alex Baumann, Executive Director of Own the Podium and two-time Olympic gold medallist. "Own the Podium places a high priority on technical leadership and the important role of the coach. A better system for high performance coaches in Canada will ultimately lead to more podium performances for our country's top athletes."

Initiatives to address the gaps brought to light by this study have already been put in motion. A working group consisting of representatives of Sport Canada, CAC, Own the Podium, Coaches of Canada, national sport organizations, and the study's principal researcher, will be created. The working group will analyze, prioritize, and develop implementation solutions. Standardized tools will also be considered as part of a plan to promote coaching needs at all levels of the sport system.

"The study on the Status of Coaches in Canada will serve as a starting point in the effort to bring appropriate recognition, support and compensation to Canada's high performance and professional coaches", said Wayne Parro, Coaches of Canada Executive Director. "It is clear from the data generated by the study that many areas related to high performance coaching require attention, but having this information in hand now gives the sport community a framework in which to work towards improvement."

"The Status of Coaches in Canada report highlights challenges experienced by high performance coaches, and it is important that when we look to improve their working conditions that we also consider how we can improve the situation for developmental coaches," said Ken Bagnell, President of the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. "Provincial and territorial initiatives are crucial in helping to create better working conditions at the developmental level, which in turn would result in an increased stability for high performance coaches and the athletes with whom they work."

About the study on the Status of Coaches in Canada The study was conducted by the Coaching Research Group at the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation of the University of Alberta, made possible through the financial support of Sport Canada, and monitored and reviewed by the Coaching Association of Canada's Project Steering Committee, which included representatives from Sport Canada, Own the Podium, Coaches of Canada, and CAC.

This research was conducted with 819 coaches from March to August 2008, and with 94 employers in the summer and fall of 2008. Coaches respondents were from universities, colleges, national and provincial teams, and Canada Games levels. Employers who participated were direct supervisor or main employer of coaches within national sport organizations, colleges, and universities.

For a copy of the complete report, visit www.coach.ca/statusofcoaches

About the Coaching Association of Canada The Coaching Association of Canada is a not-for-profit amateur sport organization with the mission of enhancing the experiences of all Canadian athletes through quality coaching. CAC and its partners deliver a leading-edge coaching system whose goal is to have an impact on 1,000,000 athletes through the training of 100,000 coaches each year in the National Coaching Certification Program. Visit www.coach.ca for more information about coach education and training.

For further information:

Michèle Dion
Coaching Association of Canada
p: 613-235-5000 ext. 9-2384
c: 613-882-2052
mdion@coach.ca

Lisa Crawford
Bluesky Strategy Group Inc.
p: 613-241-3512 ext. 224
c: 613-218-2481
lisa@blueskystrategygroup.com

Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month - Keeping Young Athletes Healthy

Young athletes have the challenge of not only fuelling for growth but for their activity as well. Improper fuelling can affect their energy levels, their growth and increase their risk of injuries.

This month's Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month "Keeping Young Athletes Healthy", lists some key areas, such as schedules and picky eaters, for parents to consider when reviewing their young athlete's diet.

To read this article and access our sport nutrition resource site for other nutrition tip sheets in the areas of vitamins and minerals, long distance travel, fluids, gaining weight, losing weight, and dietary supplements, please visit our site at: www.coach.ca/eng/nutrition/index.cfm

Awards & Grants

The Coaching Association of Canada is pleased to announce that the General Motors Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now back online!

Dedicated to supporting athletes at all levels through coaching excellence, General Motors' Making Dreams Possible Program provides one hundred $2,000 club coaching grants and ten $10,000 high performance coach grants to community sport clubs and high performance coaches nationwide on an annual basis.

This fall, another 50+ $2,000 grants will be awarded to community sport clubs across the country for coach training and development. The application deadline is September 21, 2009.

Apply now and make dreams possible in your community! 
www.coach.ca/makingdreamspossible/index.htm
 

PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursaries

Every month in 2009, a $500 PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursary will be awarded to a B.C. amateur athlete who demonstrates dedication to a sport and commitment to the community.

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to apply for a bursary you must:

You are ineligible to apply for a bursary if you:

How to Apply:

If you meet the eligibility requirements you are encouraged to apply for a bursary; it does not cost anything to apply for a bursary. Each month’s winner will receive $500. If you choose to apply for the bursary you will need to submit:

Deadline for Applications:

Please note that one bursary will be awarded each month; it is up to you to decide what month’s bursary you apply to receive. You will need to submit all requested information by the 15th of the month before the month you choose. For example, the deadline for the January 2009 bursary was December 15th, 2008. It is in your best interest to apply in the earliest month you can since the applications of athletes who are NOT awarded a bursary will be kept on file and reconsidered for each bursary awarded during the remaining months of the 2009 calendar year.

For more information:

If you have any questions about this bursary please email communityrelations@pne.ca or call 604-251-7708 on a weekday between 9:00am-4:00pm.

Community Sport Hero Awards – Sport BC

The Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by EnCana recognizes local sport volunteers for their long-standing dedication and leadership.

A total of 12 communities across BC will host the awards in 2009. If you would like to recognize a deserving sport volunteer in any one of the following 12 communities, please fill out a nomination form.

Dawson Creek---Fort Nelson---Fort St. John---Hope---Maple Ridge---Pitt Meadows---Nanaimo---Port Alberni---Quesnel---Terrace---Vernon---White Rock---South Surrey---Williams Lake

Most recently, Sport BC is pleased to honour and recognize eight dedicated sport leaders from each Chilliwack and Nanaimo with the Community Sport Hero® Award.

For more information on the Community Sport Hero Awards, please access the following link: www.sport.bc.ca/programs/csh/history.aspx 

Coaching Mentor / Apprenticeship Program (for Female Apprentices) at the 2010 BC Winter and Summer Games

This program will target female coaches in the province of BC who are interested in further developing their coaching skills leading up to the 2010 BC Winter or BC Summer Games. The program will match a female apprentice coach with a mentor coach (NCCP Level 2, male or female) and the two of them will work towards the apprentice’s participation at the 2010 BC Games. This program is a partnership between the BC Games Society, the Coaches Association of BC, and ProMOTION Plus.

Application Deadlines:
There will be two intakes left:

Details and application forms can be downloaded at: www.promotionplus.org 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

The Gold Standard

This month's issue of Athletics Canada's "The Gold Standard" features:

To view the full edition of "The Gold Standard," visit https://www.athletics.ca/files//GoldStandard/TGSJUNE2009_FINAL.PDF 

CABC - Coaches Association of British Columbia E-News

June 2009 edition of CABC E-News includes:

To see the full issue of E-News, visit: www.coaches.bc.ca/newsroom/enews.html 

Facebook

Follow this link to join the 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships Facebook Group > www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=78950784964#/group.php?gid=78950784964 

Athletics Canada on Twitter

You can now keep tabs on all the latest news from AC on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/athleticscanada 

Courses and Seminars

Run Jump Throw 8 Hour Community Instructor Workshop - June 26th

Presented in partnership with CanoeKayak BC, Run Jump Throw will be conducting an 8 hr Community Instructor Workshop on Friday, June 26, 2009 from 9 AM - 5 PM at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall in Pitt Meadows, BC. RJT is just one part of the weekend of learning. On Saturday there will be a workshop from Acrix (Circus Gymnastics) and on Sunday, Canoekids will help fill your tool kit for summer programming.

Those interested in ONLY the RJT Workshop on Friday, June 26th can visit the link below to register:
http://canoekayakbc.sportical.net/events/204 

Those interested in registering for the entire weekend of workshops (Fri, RJT - Sat, Acrix - Sun, Canoekids) can visit the link below to register:
http://canoekayakbc.sportical.net/events/127 

Any questions, concerns or other registration information, please contact Taunya Geelhoed at runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org or 604.333.3554.

Road Running Performance Clinic - Summer 2009

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Statistics

Top Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season - Men as of May 31

100m 10.23 (2.0) Seyi Smith'87 1132 points*B
200m 20.45 (0.4) Gavin Smellie'86 ON 1160 points*A
400m 46.52 Nathan Vadeboncoeur'84 MAN 1086 points
800m 1:46.22 Gary Reed'81 BC 1136 points *B
1500m 3:37.03 Nate Brannen'82 ON1147 points*B
Mile 4:04.73 Graeme Wells'83 BC 1017 points
3000m 8:24.98 Mark Davidson'85 ON 914 points
5000m 13:30.27 Kurt Benninger'85 ON 1101 points
10k 27:50.76 Simon Bairu'83 SK 1146 points*B
110mH 13.67 (1.5) Karl Jennings'79 ON 1126 points
400mH 50.32 Adam Kunkel'81 AB 1109 points
3kSC 8:29.63 Rob Watson'83 ON 1127 points*B
4x100m 38.85 Canada (Palmer-Henry-Connaughton-Barnett) 1166 points *A
Half M 1H03.10 Simon Bairu'83 SK 1123 points
Mara 2H16.14 Andrew Smith'79 ON 1109 points*A
Mara 2H12.27 Jon Brown'71 BC 1165 points (Dec'08)*A
5k W 20:09.96 Inaki Gomez'88 BC 1065 points
10kW 44:16 Evan Dunfee'90 BC 975 points
20kW 1H31:19 Inaki Gomez'88 BC 982 points
PV 5.50 Jason Wurster'84 ON 1110 points
HJ 2.25 Mike Mason 1108 points
LJ 8.05 Brian Chibudu '88 CAN 1136 points
TJ 15.20 (nwi) Ikenna Obonna'88 ON 961 points
TJ 15.31 (2.6) Ikenna Obonna'88 ON W 
SP 20.68 Dylan Armstrong'81 1161 points*A
Disc 62.88 Jason Tunks'75 ON 1104 points*B
Jav 75.08 Scott Russell '79 ON 1005 points
Ham 74.09 James Steacy'84 AB 1085 points
Deca 6982 Mark Chenery BC 6982 points

Top Canadian Performers 2009 Outdoor Season - Women as of May 31

100m 11.62 (0.1) Adrienne Power'81 NS 1090 points
200m 23.42 (0.1) Adrienne Power'81 NS 1120 points
400m 52.20 Carline Muir'87 AB 1127 points
800m 2:03.64 Rebecca Johnstone'83 BC 1089 points
1500m 4:06.94 Malindi Elmore AB 1150 points*A
3000m 9:23.42 Anita Campbell BC 844 points
5000m 15:42.81 Nicole Edwards'86 MAN1086 points
10k 33:23.22 Danette Doetzel'86 1068 points
100mH 12.52 (1.4) Pricilla Lopes-Schliep'82 ON 1214 points*A
400mH 60.49 Christine Lowe'90 BC 1007 points
3kSC 10:05.36 Lydia Willemse'86 ON 1082 points
4x400m 3:30.85 Canada (Akinsulie, Power, Martin, Muir) 1131 points*A
Half M 1H12.08.6 Tara Quinn Smith'79 ON 1105 points
Mara 2H30.43 Lloudmila Kortchaquina'71 ON 1125 points *A
3kW 13:30.09 Megan Huzzey'85 BC 1042 points
20kW 1H39.49 Rachelle Lavallee'86 Que 1028 points
PV 4.40 Kelsie Hendry '82 SK 1052 points *B
HJ 1.88 Nicole Forrester'76 ON 1063 points
LJ 6.74 (1.1) Ruky Abdulai "82 BC 1147 points *A
TJ 13.17 (-0.3) Tabia Charles'85 ON 1010 points
SP 14.92 Julie Labonte'90 QUE 861 points 
Disc 53.15 Marie-Josee LeJour-McDonagh'79 QUE 933 points
Jav 55.85 Liz Gleadle'88 BC 985 points
Ham 71.65 Sultanna Frizell'84 ON 1120 points *A
Hept 5643 Brianne Theisen'88 SK 1028 points
Hept 5986 w Brianne Theisen'88 SK 1094 points 

Based on IAAF point scoring table
Olympic/WC standard *A, *B average 1133 points range (1168 to 1002)
This information is not affiliated or endorsed by Athletics Canada

Corrections: Contact dclement007@mac.com 

BC Athletes shown in bold print

Job Opportunities

Athletics Canada is recruiting a Para-Athletics Head Coach
This position is to help lead the way to the podium in London 2012
For more information please visit www.athletics.ca/parahc/ 


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