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Sep 20 Campbell Mountain 9K (IRA XC #1) VIRTUAL Penticton, BC
Sep 20 Sidney Seaside 8K & 5K VIRTUAL Sidney, BC
Sep 20 Royal City Twilight Pole Vault New Westminster, BC
Sep 25 Bondarchuk Cup Throws Meet Kamloops, BC
Sep 25 Vancouver Spirit Run (Virtual) Vancouver, BC
Sep 25 BC Throws Project Provincial Development Camp Kamloops, British Columbia
Sep 26 South Fraser Cross Country (LMXC #2) - CANCELLED Surrey, BC
Sep 26 Ocean Invitational Jumps Meet Surrey, BC
Sep 26 Thunderbirds Fall Jumps Invitational Burnaby, BC
Sep 27 Mad Moose Ultra 63K, Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K Prince George, BC
Sep 12 Greyhounds In-Club Track & Horizontal Jumps Meet Surrey, British Columbia
Sep 11 Kamloops Throws Meet #7 Kamloops, British Columbia
Sep 5 Greyhounds In-Club Throws/Jumps Mini Meet Surrey, British Columbia
Sep 4 Brussels Diamond League Brussels
Sep 3 Kamloops Throws Meet #6 Kamloops, British Columbia
Sep 2 Athletissima (IAAF Diamond League) Lausanne, N/A
Sep 1 Kamloops Throws Meet #5 Kamloops, British Columbia
Aug 24 Okanagan Athletics In-Club Mini Meet Kelowna, BC
Aug 18 Ocean Athletics Tuesday In-House Meet Surrey, British Columbia
Aug 13 Kamloops Throws Meet #4 Kamloops, BC
Oct 11 Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon (BC Marathon Championship & BCSS #12) & 8K CANCELLED Victoria, BC
Oct 24 BC Cross Country Championships (LMXC #6) Saanich, BC
Nov 7 BC High School XC Championships Kelowna, BC
Jul 9 BC Athletics Track & Field Championship Jamboree Prince George, BC
Oct 7 Webinar: Sleep as A Crucial Factor for Maximizing Peak Performance Online, BC
Nov 7 2020 BC Throws Summit (Virtual) Virtual, BC
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Athlete & Coach Programs, Services, & Development Opportunities 

Effective Coaching Strategies for the High Performance Coach - Webinar Series

Overview:

BC Athletics is excited to announce a new and exciting Professional Development opportunity targeted towards our Club and Performance coaches. Led by Dr. Shaunna Taylor, this three-part webinar series will cover the essential leadership skills of effective coaching that, when combined with the technical aspects of athletic performance, lead to coaching excellence. Themes to be covered include: Leaderships practices, mental performance and mental health as part of holistic athlete development, goal setting, conflict resolution, stress management, athlete transition planning, etc. Attending coaches will recieve Profesisonal Development Points for each seminar attended. 

Dates:

  1. September 30, 2020; 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  2. October 28, 2020; 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  3. November 25, 2020; 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Each webinar will be one hour in length and will build upon material covered in earlier sessions.

Where: Live Online

Hosted By: Dr. Shaunna Taylor

Dr. Shaunna Taylor is a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC) who serves as the Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (MPC) and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, School of Kinesiology's Master's Certificate Program (High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership). Having studied at the University of Ottawa she has over 20 years experience consulting and providing athlete and coach support from grassroots sport to high performance Olympic/Paralympic sport. An advocate for promoting mental performance and mental health as part of holistic development systems her areas of expertise include: mental preparation and health screening, goal setting, conflict resolution, stress management, body image and disordered eating prevention, athlete transition planning.

 

Dr. Shaunna Taylor has experience serving as an integrated support team member to 6 Olympic and 4 Paralympic Games. She brings decades of experience to athletes and coaches looking to develop their mental flexibility. Shaunna currently serves as a mental performance service provider to Ballet Kelowna, athlete and coach services at PacificSport Okanagan, as well as the Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost:

BC Athletics Members: $10.00 per seminar (1st Seminar is FREE for National Coaches Week!)

Non-BCA Members: $15.00 per seminar

Register:

Seminar #1 - September 30, 2020

Seminar #2 - October 28, 2020

Seminar #3 - November 25, 2020

***Attending coaches will recieve Profesisonal Development Points for each seminar attended. 

 


 

2020 BC Throws Project Provincial Development Camp 

The BC Throws Project Provincial Development Camp aims to help develop athletes, aged 14+, in the Throws (Hammer, Javelin, Shot Put, & Discus) through a combination of practical and theory sessions for both athletes and their personal coaches. This Provincial Development camp will be hosted in Kamloops at the Tournament Capital Centre, held in combination with the Bondarchuk Cup Throws Meet. A great opportunity for athletes to develop their skills and compete!

Lead Coaches:

  • Dylan Armstrong - Kamloops Track & Field Club
  • Garrett Collier - Kajaks Track & Field Club
  • Laurie Willet - Athletics Victoria
  • Sheldan Gmitroski - Athletics Victoria

Dates: September 25th- 27th, 2020

Location: Kamloops, BC

Age Eligibility: U16/U18/U20/Senior/Para Athletes

Personal coaches are highly encouraged to attend this camp and will receive NCCP Pro-D Points, U16/U18 Athletes are required to attend with their personal coaches or parent/guardian. 

Cost Information:

  • $150.00 for 2020 BC Athletics Members
  • *Due to COVID-19 we are unable to accommodate non-BC Athletics members
  • Tax is not included (Cost includes coaching, facility access, and a souvenir t-shirt, accommodations are to be booked separately and are the responsibility of the individual athlete or coach)

Space Limited! Limited to 40 athletes & coaches.

REGISTER NOW Deadline September 16TH, 2020

Flyer

Schedule (Tentative)

If there are any questions  please contact BC Athletics Track and Field Technical Manager Chris Winter at chris.winter@bcathletics.org.

 


 

Webinar: Sleep as A Crucial Factor for Maximizing Peak Performance

Overview:

In the world of professional athletes, competitive sports, and high-intensity training, there’s an often overlooked, key tactic in any athlete’s winning formula: sleep! Sleep is a critical brain function. Failure to obtain adequate sleep quality and quantity results in poor reaction time, poor decision making, lower ability to learn and retain information, and lower motivation to perform. All of which result in poor athletic performance. However, with fatigue management and sleep science, coaches and athletes can greatly improve their performance, and ultimately, unlock new potential.

There is no question that athletes need rigorous training and effective physical conditioning in order to succeed. But very few athletes care as much about resting as they do about working hard. This webinar aims to change that by explaining why sleep is a crucial factor for maximizing peak performance and engaging in purposeful recovery. 

Format: Webinar

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm 

Registration Fee:

  • $10.00 BC Athletics Members
  • $15.00 Non-BC Athletics Members

Register Here (Registrants will recieve an email 24 hours prior to the webinar)

***Attending coaches will recieve NCCP Professional Development Points

 

Presenter: Pat Byrne

Pat Byrne pioneered sleep and fatigue programs for professional athletes and sports teams in 2008. His science-based approach and practical solutions have proven to increase performance for athletes and teams in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, AFL and Olympic and National Teams. With over 30 years of experience in health, safety and performance optimization Pat brings a unique and effective approach to fatigue management.

 

 


Fortius Sport & Health, an integrated athlete development centre in Burnaby, B.C, is home to a purpose-built, state-of-the-art human performance lab featuring applied biomechanics and exercise physiology testing. These tests can assist and support in injury prevention and management, in addition to optimizing performance by measuring and bettering understand variables which cannot be seen or assessed, clinically. BCA members receive the following discounts at the Fortius Lab:

 3DRUN ANALYSES BC ATHLETICS DISCOUNT
 GOLD - 60 min comprehensive analysis + 30 min follow up 20% off
 3DWALK ANALYSES  
 GOLD – 60 min comprehensive analysis + 30min follow up  20% off
 V02 MAX ANALYSES  
 VO2Max Analysis + 30 min follow up 20% off
 VO2Max with Lactate Threshold Analysis + 30 min follow up 20% off
 BODY COMPOSITION TESTING  
 BASIC ASSESSMENT + 30 min follow up 20% off
 ADVANCED ASSESSMENT + 30 min follow up 20% off
JUMP TESTING  
Kinetic Impulse Analysis 20% off
Dynamic Strength Index 20% off
Force-Velocity Jump 20% off
MENTAL PERFORMANCE  
Initial Appointment (75 mins) 10% off

 

To learn more about these tests and the Fortius Lab, visit www.fortiussport.com/analysis

 


 

Title: Canadian Sports Institute Sport Performance Speaker Series

Overview:  Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s (CSI Pacific) is happy to announce that they have made their Sport Performance Speaker Series free to the general public. Previously limited to only targeted, high performance athletes and coaches, CSI Pacific has opened the education program up to anyone with an interest in cutting edge sport science, practical solutions to performance barriers, and thoughtful conversations with Canada’s best athletes.

Having recently completed a re-design of their Speaker Series On-Demand webpage (http://www.csipacific.ca/athletes/sport-education/on-demand/), CSI Pacific chose to allow access to anyone interested in high performance sport in Canada to find out more via a collection of webinars and recorded events. Topics and seminars are across eight key disciplines:

  • Coaching
  • Life Services
  • Medical Sciences
  • Mental Performance
  • Nutrition
  • Performance Analysis
  • Physiology
  • Strength & Conditioning

Webinars and recordings range from a deep-dive into a featured topic (e.g. Nutrition) to view unique presentation material, all of which provide insight about elite sport in Canada. 

Upcoming Events: For more information on the Speaker Series visit: Website 

 

 


More Athlete & Coach Programs, Services, & Development Opportunities Can Be Found Here.

Officials - Upcoming Clinics and Workshops 

Levels 1 and 2 for Officials

  • Level 1 This workshop is required for advancement to Level 1 in the National Officials Certification program. Instructors will present organizational information, which prepares novice officials for successful participation and future upgrading. Basic rules and best practices for individual track and field events are presented on site. Handouts will be provided, but participants should come prepared to take notes. Dress for comfort and light OUTDOOR activity. Participants meet at the finish line. Participants are encouraged to volunteer for the BC High Schools Multi-events Championships to be held the same day in the stadium.
  • Level 2 The Level 2 course is a 5 - 6 hour workshop and is required for advancement to Level 2 in the Athletics Canada National Officials Certification program.  Rules and best practices for all branches of Athletics are covered in a lecture/discussion format.  It is conducted entirely in the classfoom, and there will be some paperwork.  The Registration fee covers costs of handouts, and a current IAAF Rulebook. Registration fees for BCA members is $25+GST / others $30+GST. 

National Clinics for Officials

These free clinics are required for upgrading to Level 4. 

Who should participate:

  • any official intending to upgrade to Level 4 in the discipline within 5 years
  • any official Level 4 or above in the discipline who has not participated in a Clinic in the last 5 years

Other officials who are Level 3+ in any discipline may also participate.

Upcoming Clinics and Workshops

Officials Workshops, Lower Mainland 2020

The "Registration & Info" link will take you directly to the registration form

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About BC Athletics 

BC Athletics is the Provincial non-profit amateur sport organization for Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons/Ultras, Cross Country/Trail Running and Race Walking. A Branch member of Athletics Canada, BC Athletics is made up of individual members, member clubs and affiliated organizations. The purpose of the Association is to promote, encourage and develop the widest participation and the highest proficiency in the sport of Athletics.
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Contact 

BC Amateur Athletics Association
Fortius Athlete Development Centre
Suite 2001 B Oslo Landing 
3713 Kensington Ave 
Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
Tel 604.333.3550 - Fax 604.333.3551