Call for Resolutions !!

July 22, 2016

2016 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
November 18, 19, 20 2016

Forward any and all resolutions that you, your committee, or your club wish to have brought forth at the 2016 BC Athletics AGM by the deadline on Monday, October 3, 2016.
Resolutions received after the deadline can only be brought forth on the floor at the AGM as recommendations to the Board of Directors unless ruled by the membership at the AGM to be of an urgent matter.
All resolutions submitted by the October 3, 2016 deadline will be reviewed by the BC Athletic Board of Directors and resolutions to be brought forward at the 2016 BC Athletics AGM will be posted on the BC Athletics website no later than October 18, 2016.
2016 On-Line Resolution form


2014 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL AWARDS !!

September 25, 2014

Nomination forms for the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards are now available on the BC Athletics website.

For complete details please go to the RECOGNITION section

Full details for the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet will be available shortly.


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August 9, 2014

NCCP Sport Coach Course – Burnaby, BC

  • Saturday Aug 23rd – Sunday August 24th, 2014
  • St. Thomas More Collegiate – 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby, BC V3M 2K1
  • Full 21 hour Weekend Course (9am-9pm Saturday and 9am-8pm Sunday)
  • Fees:

  • BCA Coach Members – Early (until Aug 7)= $141.75, Regular = $157.50, Late (After Aug 14)= $173.25 (with GST)
  • Non-BCA Coach Members = Early (until Aug 7)= $199.50, Reg = $215.25, Late (After Aug 14)= $231 (includes GST & Coach Membership)
  • Fees include all workshop materials. Registration/payment must be done online. GST Reg. # 127293264


Still time to Sign Up for Coaching Education in Kamloops

August 4, 2014

NACAC U23 Coaching Education Initiatives, Kamloops

BC Athletics is pleased to announce 4 different ways for coaches to take advantage of the NACAC U23 Championship being in our backyard.

  1. Full NCCP Courses – Wed Aug 6th & Thurs Aug 7th, 2014
  1. NCCP Throws & Sprints/Hurdles Technical Modules Thurs Aug 7th, 2014
  1. **New Bonus Day** NCCP Jumps Technical Module Friday Aug 8th, 2014
    • Can be paired with the classroom portion on Wed but please note that you will have a day off on Thurs.
    • $75 + GST for just the Technical Modules
    • Registration Information
    • Online Registration for Jumps
  1. Coach Education Panel DiscussionThurs Aug 7th, 2014
    • Learn from the experts on how best to “Bridge the Gap from Junior to Senior”
    • Includes 2 PD points for your NCCP Locker profile
    • Free
    • Online Registration
  2. Skill Analysis Mentor Group – Fri Aug 8th & Sat Aug 9th, 2014
    • Watch the NCACA U23 Championships through the eyes of an Expert Coach (Les Gramantik and Derek Evely)!
    • $400.00 + GST – includes $250 registration fee, 3 nights of shared accommodation, breakfasts, and dinners
    • Registration Information
    • Online Registration


2014 Summer Twilight Series Coaching Pro D Sessions

July 28, 2014

2014 Summer Twilight Series Coaching Pro D Sessions

South Surrey Athletic Park, BC

  • Next Pro D Session = Throws with Harold Willers (Javelin & Hammer) and Ron Bunting (Shotput & Discus)
  • Register soon as spots are almost full!
  • 1 hour Event Specific Professional Development Sessions
    • Tues August 5th – Throws (2 groups – sp/disc and jav/hammer)
  • 5:30-6:30 at South Surrey Track before the Ocean Athletics ReMax Summer Twilight Meet
  • Free but limited to the first 20 who register
  • Includes a free dinner!
  • https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=DZxYxk9yeEUFS1u-%2AvzFig


4 Coach Education Opportunities in Kamloops around the NACAC Champs!

July 22, 2014

NACAC U23 Coaching Education Initatives, Kamloops, BC

BC Athletics is pleased to announce 4 different ways for coaches to take advantage of the NCACA U23 Championship being in our backyard.

  1. Full NCCP Courses – Wed Aug 6th & Thurs Aug 7th, 2014
  1. Just take the NCCP Technical Modules Thurs Aug 7th, 2014
    • Upgrade your training with an additional event group – or just learn the technical skills!
    • Event groups include Throws, or Sprints, or Endurance
    • $75 + GST for just the Technical Modules
    • Registration Information
    • Online Registration for Throws, or Sprints, or Endurance
  1. Coach Education Panel DiscussionThurs Aug 7th, 2014
    • Learn from the experts on how best to “Bridge the Gap from Junior to Senior”
    • Includes 2 PD points for your NCCP Locker profile
    • Free
    • Online Registration
  2. Skill Analysis Mentor Group – Fri Aug 8th & Sat Aug 9th, 2014
    • Watch the NCACA U23 Championships through the eyes of an Expert Coach!
    • Small group of 5-6 coaches per event area + 1 LF/Expert Coach
    • Application required – Extended deadline is Wednesday July 23rd at 11:59pm PST
    • $400.00 + GST – includes $250 registration fee, 3 nights of shared accommodation, breakfasts, and dinners
    • Registration Information
    • Online Application


4 Coach Education Opportunities in Kamloops around the NACAC Champs!

July 16, 2014

NACAC U23 Coaching Education Initatives, Kamloops, BC

BC Athletics is pleased to announce 4 different ways for coaches to take advantage of the NCACA U23 Championship being in our backyard.

  1. Full NCCP Courses – Wed Aug 6th & Thurs Aug 7th, 2014
  1. Just take the NCCP Technical Modules Thurs Aug 7th, 2014
    • Upgrade your training with an additional event group – or just learn the technical skills!
    • Event groups include Throws, or Sprints, or Endurance
    • $75 + GST for just the Technical Modules
    • Registration Information
    • Online Registration for Throws, or Sprints, or Endurance
  1. Coach Education Panel DiscussionThurs Aug 7th, 2014
    • Learn from the experts on how best to “Bridge the Gap from Junior to Senior”
    • Includes 2 PD points for your NCCP Locker profile
    • Free
    • Online Registration
  2. Skill Analysis Mentor Group – Fri Aug 8th & Sat Aug 9th, 2014
    • Watch the NCACA U23 Championships through the eyes of an Expert Coach!
    • Small group of 5-6 coaches per event area + 1 LF/Expert Coach
    • Application required – Extended deadline is Wednesday July 23rd at 11:59pm PST
    • $400.00 + GST – includes $250 registration fee, 3 nights of shared accommodation, breakfasts, and dinners
    • Registration Information
    • Online Application


2014 Summer Twilight Series Coaching Pro D Sessions

June 26, 2014

2014 Summer Twilight Series Coaching Pro D Sessions

South Surrey Athletic Park, BC

  • Next Week’s Pro D Session = Vertical Jumps with Ziggy Szelagowicz & Horizontal Jumps with Elena Voloshin
  • Register soon as spots are almost full!
  • 1 hour Event Specific Professional Development Sessions
    • Wed July 2nd **5:00-6:00pm – Jumps (2 groups – horizontal and vertical)
    • Tues July 8th – Middle Distance – 6 spots left
    • Mon July 14th – Strength and Conditioning – 3 spots left
    • Tues August 5th – Throws (2 groups – sp/disc and jav/hammer)
  • Free but limited to the first 20 who register
  • 5:30-6:30 at South Surrey Track before the Ocean Athletics ReMax Summer Twilight Meet
  • Includes a free dinner!
  • https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=DZxYxk9yeEUFS1u-%2AvzFig


Head T&F Coach Needed – Special Olympics Delta

April 19, 2014

New Head Coach Needed for Track and Field, Special Olympics -Delta

  • 2 hours a week (Mondays 6-8pm)
  • South Delta Senior Secondary School
  • 3 months (April – June end)

Athletics includes a wide range of exciting events including track, distance, field and multi-disciplinary competitions. Special Olympics BC also offers events for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic athletics skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to longer competitive events.

Duties of a Head Coach (Volunteer)

The head coach is ultimately responsible for all actions within his/her sports program. She/he determines and develops the yearly goals, seasonal plans and budgets along with the assistant coaches; regularly communicates with assistant coaches, program volunteers, athletes, parents/caregivers and local executive members; serves as the voice/spokesperson for the athletes/team; facilitates practices; ensures attendance, training and safety of athletes at practices; ensures all athletes attend a minimum of one competition; and delegates to assistant coaches/program volunteers. Must be 19 years of age or older, and must complete proper certification within first year.

Practice time: Mondays 6-8pm

Location: Track at South Delta Senior Secondary School

Season Dates: Starts in April and finishes the end of June

Contact: Erna Brkich, Volunteer Coordinator, 778-239-1101

Track events:

  • Running 50 metre 100 m 200m 400 m
  • Long distance 800 metre 1500m 3000m 5000m

Field Events:

  • Shot Put
  • Standing & Running Long Jump


Road Running Instructor Pilot Course – Victoria

April 17, 2014

BC Athletics is proud to be piloting a Road Running Instructor NCCP Course (2nd ever in Canada!) in partnership with SportMed BC and VIRS.

An introduction to Road Running Instruction: Ideal for the walk/run clinic leader, community volunteer, personal trainer, or school educator/coach. This weekend workshop will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Road Running Clinics and start you on your way to becoming a Certified Athletics Instructor with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

  • Friday June 6th – Sunday June 8th, 2014

  • University of Victoria – McKinnon Building, Room 150

  • Full Weekend Course (5pm Friday until 2:30pm Sunday)
  • Optional CPR from 2:30-6pm on Sunday
  • Fees:

BC Athletics Coach Members – Early (until May7th) = $141.75, Regular = $157.50, Late (after May 30th) = $173.25 (all including GST)

Non Coach Members = Early (until May7th) = $199.50, Regular = $215.25, Late (after May 30th) = $231 (includes GST & Coach Membership)

Fees include all workshop materials and registration must be done online. GST Reg. # 127293264


NCCP Coaching Courses in Kamloops on May 9-11, 2014

April 12, 2014

NCCP Sport Coach

May 9-11th, 2014 – Kamloops, BC

  • Tournament Capital Centre – 910 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N6

  • Sport Coach Course is a Full Weekend Course (19 hours)
  • Fees (listed below are the regular fees – see attachment for Early Bird and Late pricing):

BC Athletics Members – Full Sport or Club Coach Course = $157.50 (150.00 + 7.50 GST) or just Technical Modules = $87.03 (82.89 + 4.14)

Non-Members (includes a BC Athletics Membership) – Full Course = $215.25 (205.00 + 10.25 GST) or just Technical Modules = $144.78 (137.89 + 6.89)

Fees include all workshop materials and registration must be done online. GST Reg. # 127293264

NCCP Club Coach Courses (Endurance, Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles)

May 9-11th, 2014 – Kamloops, BC

  • Tournament Capital Centre – 910 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N6

  • Club Coach Course can be done in 2 ways:
  1. For the Full Weekend Course (19 hours) and receive training in Club Coach
  2. Or Just the Club Coach Technical Modules (11.5 hours – All Day Sat and Sun morning) – This option is only open to those who have already completed a Full Weekend Club Coach course in a different event area.
  • Fees (listed below are the regular fees – see attachment for Early Bird and Late pricing):

BC Athletics Members – Full Sport or Club Coach Course = $157.50 (150.00 + 7.50 GST) or just Technical Modules = $87.03 (82.89 + 4.14)

Non-Members (includes a BC Athletics Membership) – Full Course = $215.25 (205.00 + 10.25 GST) or just Technical Modules = $144.78 (137.89 + 6.89)

Fees include all workshop materials and registration must be done online. GST Reg. # 127293264


Master LF’s will Lead Upcoming NCCP Courses in Nanaimo

March 30, 2014

NCCP Sport Coach & Club Coach Courses – April 4-6th – Nanaimo, BC

BC Athletics is please to announce an all-star cast of Learning Facilitators for the upcoming couses in Nanaimo.

  • Don Allemeersch – Throws (Apprentice Coach)
  • Ron Bunting – Throws (Mentor Coach)
  • Kim Chapdelaine – Jumps
  • Al Johnston – Endurance
  • Laurier Primeau – Sprints/Hurdles
  • Barb Vida – Sport Coach and Pole Vault

Still room for registration in either the full weekend course or just the Technical Modules on Saturday and Sunday morning. See the following links for more details:


Save $85 on Coaching Certification

March 27, 2014

If you have taken an NCCP Course (or are going to take one) this is your last chance to get the Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation at no charge.

Starting April 1st, 2014 – the Online Evaluation will cost $85.

All coaches in all sports must pass this Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation in order to be certified. This evaluation will take about 30-40min. To start this evalution:

  • Go to the CAC website https://nccp.coach.ca/Account/Login
    • To log in you will need your CC or NCCP number and your password that you used to set up your Locker Account
    • Please email me if you cannot access the account and I will try to help you re-set your password
  • Click on the eLearning link on the top Right
  • Choose the Make Ethical Decisions Online EvaluationCompetition – Introduction (for Run, Jump, Throw, Road Running Instructor, Sport Coach, and Club Coach)
  • Athletics does not use the Instruction or Community Stream evaluation and the Competition Development evaluation is for those coaches who have completed (or wish to complete) Performance Coach.
  • Hint – Take very good notes in case you have to do it again!


Para Throws, Wheelchair Racing, Club Coach Throws Course – March 7-9 in Richmond

February 20, 2014

Full story: http://www.bcathletics.org/admin/js/elfinder/files/Coaching/CourseInfoClubParaThrowsMarch2014.pdf


Save $52 – Last Sport Coach Course before fees go up- Starts Fri

February 18, 2014

Full story: http://www.bcathletics.org/admin/js/elfinder/files/Coaching/CourseInfoSportCoachFeb2014.pdf


First Road Running Instructor Course heralded a success

February 10, 2014

Fifteen run leaders recently completed the first NCCP Road Running Instructor Course in Canada. The pilot program was written by Lynn Kanuka and taught by Barb Vida and Lynn Kanuka.

In partnership with SportMed BC, participants in the weekend long course received instruction, both practical and classroom based, on a range of topics, including:

  • Long Term Athlete Development
  • Energy Systems
  • Strength Training
  • Technical and Skill Analysis
  • Planning a Practice
  • Designing a Basic Walk/Run Clinic
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Mental Preparation
  • Nutrition
  • Safety/Risk Management
  • Injury Management
  • CPR Training

Participants will use their newly acquired knowledge to lead run clinics, and may progress to become Certified NCCP Coaches.

Following the success of the pilot course, further courses are planned for later this year. For further information contact Jennifer Schutz at jennifer.schutz@bcathletics.org or 604-333-3558.


Sport Coach Course in Richmond – Feb 2014

January 23, 2014

Full story: http://www.bcathletics.org/admin/js/elfinder/files/Coaching/CourseInfoSportCoachFeb2014.pdf


Half Marathon Run Clinic Leaders Needed!

January 21, 2014

Half Marathon Run Clinic Leaders Needed!

Fit First Footwear in Burnaby is recruiting Half Marathon Run Clinic Leaders. Leaders will help Fit First Run Clinic Members train for the BMO Half Marathon which takes place in Vancouver on Sunday, May 04, 2014.

The Fit First Run Clinic:

  • Leaves from Fit First Footwear at Fortius Sport and Health Centre (3713 Kensington Ave. Burnaby, BC, V5B 0A7)
  • Begins on Sunday, February 09, 2014
  • Starts at 9:30am
  • Continues every Sunday for 13 weeks
  • Trains Run Clinic Members using influences with the Galloway Method – involves running for 10 minutes and walking for 1 minute

Who are we looking for?

  • A leader should be able to commit for 13 weeks
  • A leader should be able to run for 1 hour consecutively as of February 2014 (pace can vary – we are recruiting all types of athletes!)
  • A leader should be enthusiastic about health and running
  • No specific training is required (we will provide training and support!)

Why join us as a Fit First Run Clinic Leader?

  • Receive a free pair of New Balance shoes
  • Receive a technical New Balance running t-shirt
  • Receive 25% off all regularly priced items at Fit First AND LadySport while a Run Clinic Leader
  • Receive confirmation of volunteer hours served (if required) and a reference letter upon successful completion of the Run Clinic
  • You will help inspire others to become the best runner that they can be!

Interested?

  • Give Phil Moore a call at our Fit First location (604)299-8851, our LadySport location (604)733-1173 or send an email to phil@ladysport.ca


Road Running Instructor – Pilot Course

January 17, 2014

Road Running Instructor Pilot Course

BC Athletics is proud to be piloting the 1st ever Road Running Instructor NCCP Course in Canada in partnership with SportMed BC. Course Registration is now open to the public. Click here for more information Road Running Pilot Course Information


Throws Coach Position – Vancouver Thunderbirds

December 20, 2013

The Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Club is currently looking to hire a throws coach. The ideal candidate will be NCCP certified and have experience working with high school athletes and older. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Derrick Johnston at derrick@thunderbirdstrack.org