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) bcathletics.org 

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) bcathletics.org

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 bcathletics.org 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 www.sheraton.com/vancouverairport


Contact Holly Tawse – BCWSA Program Coordinator (holly@bcwheelchairsports.com 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 www.pacificroadrunners.ca or e-mail info@pacificroadrunners.ca 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 www.pacificsportnorthernbc.ca