Officials Level 2 Workshop – Surrey – Nov 3, 2013

September 18, 2013

Officials Level 2 Workshop

Hosted & Supported by: BC Athletics Officials Committee and Ocean Athletics Track & Field Club

Date: November 3, 2013

Time: 930 am to 330 pm

Location: Rotary Field House (14600 Rotary Way), Surrey

Instructors: Carol and John Cull (

Fees: BC Athletics Members – $25.00 + GST, Non-members – $30.00 + GST

Register by October 26, 2013 – CLICK HERE


PacificSport Northern BC is running a RJT NCCP Course this weekend in #PrinceGeorge

September 18, 2013

NCCP Run, Jump, Throw – Prince George 

September 21, 2013 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
September 22, 2013 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Registration Fee: $75.00

Location: Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre

Contact: Kimberley Bennett (Phone: 250-960-5344 or Email:

Register Online: 

RJT Course – Kamloops – October 18-20, 2013

September 10, 2013

Run Jump Throw NCCP Training Course

October 18–20, 2013 — Kamloops

Location: Tournament Capital Centre (TCC), 910 McGill Rd, Kamloops BC V2C 6N6

Times*: Friday 6–8:30pm, Saturday 8am–5pm, Sunday 9am–12:30pm

Learning Facilitator: Thelma Wright, MLF

Following this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and RJT lesson plans ready for implementation in their community, school or organization.

This course is being provided FREE to participants (who live in the PacificSport Interior Region) thanks to the 2011 Western Canada Games Legacy funding and PacificSport Interior BC.

Registration Form: Click Here  


RJT Workshops: Click Here

(*Times subject to adjustment — confirmation will be sent via email to all registered participants the week of the course.)

Nanaimo Track & Field Club hosts RJT NCCP Course beginning Wednesday evening (May 8)

May 3, 2013


The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is hosting a Run Jump Throw NCCP Training Course beginning Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm. Registration will be available on site Wednesday, or you can pre-register directly with Taunya Geelhoed at (taunya.geelhoed[at] or 604.333.3554

Registration form will be online shortly.

Course details

Dates: Wednesday evenings – May 8, 15, 22 and 29 (6 – 9 pm)

Location: Rotary Bowl Clubhouse – Nanaimo BC

Learning Facilitator: Kristen Johnson

Fees: BCA members – $79.80 & Non-BCA members – $99.75 (tax included)

Run Jump Throw NCCP Course – Smithers – presented by PacificSport Northern BC

March 13, 2013

Run Jump Throw (RJT) is happy to announce another NCCP Training course is taking place this April in Northern British Columbia. Through our great partnership with PacificSport Northern BC, a RJT NCCP Training course will take place in Smithers on April 6 and 7th. 

We invite everyone in and around Smithers to sign up today!  

Dates: April 6 & 7, 2013

Location: Pioneer Place, Smithers BC

Register HERE on the PacificSport Northern BC website. 

March 2-3, 2013 RJT Course – Abbotsford

December 5, 2012

A RunJumpThrow Course will be offered on March 2-3, 2013 in Abbotsford, BC through a partnership opportunity with PacificSport Fraser Valley and the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation, Physical Activity Partners Council Fraser Region.

Please visit the RJT webpage  for the full course promo and registration form.


Officials Level 2 Workshop – Sept 15, 2012 in Langley

August 28, 2012

Officials Level 2 Workshop
September 15, 2012 • 9am–3pm
McLeod Athletic Park Stadium, Langley BC

Instructors: Carol and John Cull, Athletics Canada National Clinicians
This workshop is required for advancement to Level 2 in the National Officials Certification program. Registration fee covers costs of handouts, and a 2012-2013 IAAF Rulebook. Rules and best practices are covered in a lecture/discussion format. It is conducted entirely in the classroom. There will be one 30 minute break. Participants should bring a notebook and pen.

Instructor contact information: (604) 599-663

Registration Form for September 15 workshop


Information on all BC Athletics Officials workshops can be found HERE 

RJT NCCP Training Course – PISE,Victoria (June 22-24, 2012)

May 22, 2012

RunJumpThrow Workshop — NCCP Training Course

June 22-24, Victoria
Location: Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence (PISE)
Times: Fri 5-8pm / Sat 9am-3pm / Sun 12-4pm
Learning Facilitator: Andrea Pask
Cost: $95.00 pp + tax

This course will outline the basic skill analysis of running, jumping and throwing; go over fun games with RJT application, and also take time working through Planning a Lesson, Teaching & Learning and Emergency Action Planning!

Click HERE for the info flyer

Click HERE for the Registration Form

Contact Taunya Geelhoed with any questions – taunya.geelhoed (at) 

RunJumpThrow NCCP Course – Kamloops (April 14 & 15)

March 20, 2012

A RunJumpThrow Course taking place at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops has been opened to outside participants. This course is taking place in partnership with the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council.

This course will fulfill NCCP training requirements working towards certification. 

Dates: Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15

Location: Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops BC

Registration Form: CLICK HERE

Course Flyer: CLICK HERE


For more information please call Taunya Geelhoed at 604.333.3554 or email Taunya.Geelhoed (at)

RJT Certification Training – April 14 & 15, 2012 in Nanaimo

March 8, 2012

RunJumpThrow Certification Training – NCCP Course


Sat, April 14 – 9 to 5 pm

Sun, April 15 – 9 to 4 pm

Hosted at the Nanaimo Track and Field Club in Naniamo BC

Learning Facilitator: Kristen Johnston

Cost – $95 per person (BC Athletics members receive 20% off!)

Registration form- CLICK HERE 

*Completion of this training does fulfill NCCP Certification training requirements. Please contact Taunya Geelhoed – taunya.geelhoed at or 604.333.3554 for more information. 

2012 Winter Wheelchair Athletics Clinic: Invitation to throws coaches in British Columbia

January 9, 2012

Courtesy of BC Wheelchair Sports Association – Jan 6, 2012

BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA) is hosting the Winter Wheelchair Athletics Clinic from January 21 to January 22, 2012, and is excited to announce National Para Throws Coach, Ken Hall, will be conducting the throws portion of the two-day clinic. BCWSA is inviting current throws coaches who are interested in learning about para throwing (focus on tie-down throwing), the opportunity to attend the clinic and gain valuable experience working with current para throwers in the province under the instruction of Ken Hall.

BCWSA with support from BC Athletics have undertaken the development of tie-down throwing in order to develop athletes leading up to the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Each province has been allocated two spots (one female, one male) for para throwers to compete in the shot put and discus events at the 2013 Games. In 2011, tie-down throws events were introduced at three track and field meets in British Columbia (Elwood Memorial, Nanaimo; Pacific Invitational, Langley; and BC Jamboree Championships, Coquitlam). Fifteen athletes from across the province were introduced to the sport last year, with seven athletes competing at the three track and field meets. The objective of this clinic is to educate current throws coaches in the province on para throwing in order to increase the knowledge of this sport to support the development of para throwers leading up to the 2012 National Track and Field Championships and the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

Guest Para Throws Coach, Ken Hall:

  • Canadian National Para Throws Coach, provincial coach for Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association and Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sports Association.
  • Head throws coach at the IPC Para Pan American Games, Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • Head throws coach, IPC World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Currently coaches Kyle Pettey (F34 shot put), ranked #3 in the world, two time world record holder, 2010 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, 3 time Paralympian, and Rene Foessel (F38 shot put, discus, javelin) ranked #1 to #3 in the world. 


  • Saturday January 21, 2012 (9am – 4pm) – GF Strong Rehab Centre Gym, Vancouver
  • Sunday January 22, 2012 (9am-3pm) – Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond


Coaches in British Columbia who would like to learn about para throws under the instruction of National para throws coach, Ken Hall, and have the opportunity to work with current para throwers in the province. You will gain valuable knowledge on para throwing and gain experience working with athletes with a physical disability.


  • BCWSA will provide travel subsidies for out of town coaches attending the clinic.
  • Host Hotel: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3).
  • Room Rate: $119 + tax


Contact Holly Tawse – BCWSA Program Coordinator ( or 604.333.3526)

Reminder: RJT NCCP Course Jan 13-15, 2012 in Victoria

January 5, 2012


Just a reminder that registration is almost closed for the Run Jump Throw NCCP Instructor training course to be held next weekend at UVIC. Details:

Dates: Fri, Jan 13- Sun, Jan 15, 2012

Location: UVIC (Victoria BC)

Learning Facilitator: Thelma Wright

Registration and a sample outline of the weekend can be found on the RJT WebpageCLICK HERE! 


“Natural Running” Seminar – Wednesday, November 16

November 8, 2011

Pacific Road Runners (PRR) presents its annual fall running seminar on Wednesday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm at Roundhouse Community Centre in downtown Vancouver. 

The topic—a hot one in running circles these days—is “Natural Running.”  Many people now advocate lighter shoes with a lower heel profile, and running form that involves midfoot/forefoot ground strikes instead of heel strikes.  Could this be the right running form for you? How do you go about incorporating Natural Running form? What are the potential benefits and risks?

The presenters are three highly accomplished members of the Metro Vancouver and Canadian running communities:

  • Peter Butler, former Olympian (2:10 marathon PR)
  • Carey Nelson, former Olympian (2:12 marathon PR)
  • Dylan Wykes, current elite marathoner (2:12 marathon PR to-date)

They will discuss the evolution of running and the trend toward minimalist shoes, and will demonstrate drills and exercises that recreational and competitive runners can use to improve their flexibility, athleticism and posture.  Dylan Wykes will also talk about his own current training as he attempts to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Marathon. 

The evening also includes great free prize draws, including a Mizuno gift certificate for a pair of running shoes as well as other running gear courtesy of Mizuno and Forerunners.  Plus, 20 guaranteed (not free) entries will be drawn for PRR’s upcoming “First Half” Half Marathon, which takes place on February 12, 2012.   Registration for this popular event sold out in a matter of hours on Nov 8, so seminar attendance offers another opportunity to gain entry into the race.  Visit or e-mail for more information.

TERRACE – RJT Course this weekend FREE to residents

November 2, 2011

Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6

PacificSport Northern BC will be offering a 15 hour Run Jump Throw NCCP credited workshop for free to Terrace and Kitimat Stikine residents.

Register online at

National Coach Mentoring Program Launch

November 1, 2011

EDMONTON- Athletics Canada and The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre (CACC) are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting and innovative National Coach Mentoring Program. This program aims to assist six coaches to progress their learning and effectiveness in the throws, particularly the shot put and hammer throw. Coaches from across Canada will be selected through an application process to participate in this four‐month program beginning January 6, 2012 and running through April 2012. Coaches should be expected to commit 3‐4 hours a week of study and participation to this program. The deadline to apply is Friday November 18, 2011.

Read the full Athletics Canada release HERE.

Questions regarding this program should be directed to Wes Moerman at the CACC

A more detailed description and application can be found here.

Run Jump Throw Courses – Northern BC

October 20, 2011

Through a partnership with Pacific Sport Northern BC, we are offering two RJT NCCP Training Courses before the end of the year. Facilitating both courses is Sarah Carter, Physical Literacy Programmer for PacSport NBC & RJT Learning Facilitator. Course Details:


Sat, Nov 5 & Sun, Nov 6

Terrace Sportsplex, 3320 Kalum St

Registration Information: HERE

Burns Lake 

Sat, Dec 10 & Sun, Dec 11

Lakes District Secondary School, 685 Yellowhead Highway

Registration Information: HERE 

Multi-Sport School Program Training Weekend

October 4, 2011

RJT will be taking part in a Multi-Sport School Program training weekend in partnership with Gymnastics BC’s ‘Kids CanMove’ and Curl BC’s ‘Rocks and Rings’ program. Pre-Registration is required, registration for individual programs or any two of the above will also be accepted. 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 6-9 PM: “Rocks and Rings” Training (Curl BC) at Sport BC building, Richmond ($30)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2-9 PM: “RunJumpThrow” Training (Athletics BC) at Langara YMCA ($30)

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2-9 PM: “Kids CanMove” Training (Gymnastics BC) at Langara YMCA ($60)

• Available for daytime, weekday, paid contract work?
• Passionate about promoting active living for children age 6-12?
• Willing and able to complete a Criminal Record Check for working with Vulnerable Sector?
• Interested in learning more about these school programs and how you can train to be a RunJumpThrow Instructor? A Rocks & Rings Instructor? And/or a Kids Can Move Instructor?

Cost for all THREE training modules: $120 + HST ($134.40) (*or purchase separately as indicated above)

Regular price $190 + HST ($212.80)


Contact for more information! 

Running Legends Headline GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Speaker Series

September 26, 2011

Bart Yasso and Kathrine Switzer will be featured speakers at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Speaker Series, to be held on Saturday October 8 at the Marathon Race Expo. The Speaker Series runs from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm and will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre, Level 1 in the Auditorium.

Yasso is the ‘Chief Running Officer’ at Runner’s World, who successfully launched the magazine’s sponsorship program. He has run marathons on every continent and is the creator of the ‘Yasso 800s’, a workout that predicts marathon race pace by running 800 metres 10 times. He is one of the few hardcore ultra-endurance runners to complete the 136-mile Badwater race. He will be running the Half Marathon.

Switzer became an overnight celebrity when she registered and ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, the first woman to do so, despite the race director trying to remove her forcibly from the race. She is an advocate for women’s running world wide, establishing the Avon Running Series, and successfully lobbying for the women’s marathon to be in the Olympic Games. Still an active runner, she ran the Athens Classic Marathon in October 2010, and the Berlin Marathon last weekend on September 25.

“Having some of the running greats attend our event over the years has given our participants, as well as our organization, a wealth of information and motivation relating to the sport of running,” says Race Director, Rob Reid.

In addition to Yasso and Switzer, the Speaker Series will feature the 2011 Track World Cycling Champion Tara Whitten, Canadian distance runner and Victoria Half Marathon record holder Marilyn Arsenault, and 19-time Canadian Champion, Lucy Smith.

The 32nd Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon takes place Sunday, October 9th, 2011. For the third year in a row it will host the 2011 BC Marathon Championships. For more details, visit

RunJumpThrow NCCP Course – Victoria – January 13-15, 2012

September 23, 2011


RJT NCCP Course: January 13 – 15, 2012 

MacKinnon Building, University of Victoria 

Course Details and Registration 

The Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences Grants

September 7, 2011

Calling all organizations, big and small! Are you hosting an event that will educate and develop coaches in your community? The Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences program has grants available for organizations that bring coaches of community-based sports together under one roof to learn, train, and network with each other.

CLICK HERE to read more about the eligible coaching initiatives. NCCP Courses qualify!