RCL National Youth Championships 2013 Newsletter

September 19, 2012

RCL National Youth Championships
Langley, BC
August 7-13, 2013

The Local Arrangements Committee for RCL National Youth Championships 2013 has published the first issue of its newsletter. Read about planning, partnerships, and a unique opportunity for young people to participate in a training course associated with the Championships. Twelve youths will be trained in Burnaby by Shaw to produce, shoot and edit short films about the athletes and the Championship legacy. The newsletter also includes complete results for BC team athletes from the 2012 Championships.

The full newsletter is posted on the BCA Officials Webpage under News – CLICK HERE 

Updated Officials Newsletter & Mailing List

September 10, 2012

An updated Officials Newsletter has been posted on the BC Athletics Officials Webpage – http://www.bcathletics.org/main/officials.htm


Mailing List

The September 8 BCA Officials newsletter was sent out by e-mail to our list.

If you did not receive it, and would like to be included in future mailings, please send a note to:

John Cull


Latest BCA Officials Newsletter – Sept 2, 2012

September 4, 2012

The latest BC Athletics Officials Newsletter has been posted on the Officials webpage – Click Here

Read all the news about the BCA Officials AGM (taking place October 13, 2012), the 2012 Recognition Program and some upcoming meets.


BC Athletics Officials Newsletter March 2012

March 23, 2012

Hi Officials,

It has been some time since I have sent a Newsletter to all of you hard working souls, but I promise that I have not been idle (though you wouldn’t know it by looking at my garden).

First, a HUGE THANK YOU to the great many of you who completed the NOC survey. We had close to 100 BC Officials who sent in their responses. If this had been a Province vs. Province competition to see which group of Officials returned the most surveys, I am sure BC would have won. I know that we are all looking forward to hearing about the results of the survey and learning if we will be pointed in the direction of taking on new initiatives or perhaps revising established procedures.

Two Level 2 Officials’ Clinics have so far been presented this year, one in Kamloops and one in Nanaimo. Thank you to all who attended, either as Officials wishing to upgrade their status, as a refresher or because they are Senior Officials who wish to offer even more of their time by becoming Clinic Presenters themselves. I know that setting aside the time required to attend a Clinic is not easy and your efforts to do so are applauded.

We are planning for several National Level Clinics later on this year (for Starters, Vertical Jumps, Umpires). Information about the Starters’ Workshop is already posted on the Officials’ Website (as well as below). I hope to have more information about the other Clinics before too long. We will make every effort to respond to the need for Clinics in a number of areas in the Province. If you are aware of a need for a Clinic in your area, please let us know.

Provincial Training Strategy

Remember we are still looking for the following individuals in all areas of the Province:
* Level 4 and 5 Officials who wish to train as Level 2 workshop presenters.
* Level 4 and 5 Officials who would be willing to take on assignments as Provincial Mentors (provide mentoring for Officials wishing to upgrade to Levels 2 and 3)
* Level 3, 4 and 5 Officials interested in training as Level 1 Workshop presenters.
Interested Officials should contact Bill Koch (Bill Koch – willkoch@telus.net)

Participants will be given practical experience and coaching on Start teams during the Langley Pacific Meet, June 15-17. Registration Form: HERE

Congratulations to Kathy Terlicher on the birth of her second granddaughter, Ava Joy, a beautiful wee sister for Mya.

Competitions pleased to have had your assistance:

Event: 2012 Province Gran Forza High School Indoor Relays (Hosted by Achilles Track and Field Club)
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond
Many thanks to the following Officials who attended:
Erin Bell, Gary Bell, Jake Madderom, Neil Chin Aleong, Carol Cull, John Cull, Peter Fejfar, Iain Fisher, Gerald Joe, Steve Martin, Dave Short, Jason Swan, Kathy Terlicher, Hans Young, Shirley Young, Jason Wong, Serena Graf, Sanda Turner, Sue Kydd
And a special Thank You from Doug and Diane Clement: “Thank you to all the B.C. Athletic Officials for their dedication, expertise and ongoing support for our Achilles’ Society – Indoor and Outdoor Athletic Events. We have received overwhelming positive feedback from the, sponsors, teachers, coaches, parents and athletes regarding our recent two Indoor Meets at the Richmond Olympic Oval. We look forward to working with you on The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic, Swangard, June 10.”

UPCOMING Competitions NEEDING your assistance:

Event: UBC Open
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Location: UBC Rashpal Dhillon Track and Field Oval, Wesbrook at 16th Avenue (Sponsored by: UBC)
Times: Track, First event – 1:45 & Last event – 4:20 Field: Long Jump – 1:50, 3:10, Triple Jump – 3:50, High Jump – 2:00, 3:20, Javelin – 2:00, 3:20, Shot Put – 2:00, 3:20
Officials who have committed to participate:
John Cull, Carol Cull

Event: The Emilie Mondor Spring Open
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Location: SFU (Sponsored by: SFU)
Times: Track, First event – 11:45 & Last event – 3:55, Field: Discus – 10:00, Hammer – 12:00
*** Notes – Discus and Hammer will take place at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam.15 to 17 year old male Throwers will use H.S. weights (5.45kg hammer, 1.62kg discus)
Shot Put – 12:00, 12:45, Triple Jump – 12:00, 12:30, Javelin – 1:00, 1:45, High Jump – 1:00, 2:00, Long Jump – 2:30, 3:00
Officials who have committed to participate:
Bill Koch, Sue Kydd, John Cull, Carol Cull

Event: The Vancouver Sun Run
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Location: Start and Finish Lines as in past years
Parking: Street Parking
Times: 9:00am Start
Officials who have committed to participate:
John Cull, Carol Cull, Gerald Joe, Bill Koch, Kathy Terlicher, Celina Wong, Steve Martin, Kanwal Neel, Jason Wong

Event: Vancouver Elementary Schools Track and Field Meet
Date: Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21
Location: UBC (Sponsored by: Vancouver Olympic Club)
Times: FRIDAY Track: First event – 4:00 & Last event – 6:30, Field: Long Jump – 4:00, 5:10, Triple Jump – 6:20, Shot Put – 4:00, 5:10 SATURDAY Track: First event – 9:00 & Last event – 6:30, Field: High Jump – 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, Long Jump – 9:00, 11:00, 1:00, Shot Put – 9:00, 10:30, 12:00

Event: Achilles Cup (SFU/UBC Dual Meet)
Date: April 24th or 25th
Location: UBC (Sponsored by: UBC)
Times: No information is available at this time.

Event: Fraser Valley Spring Relays
Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Location: Langley (Sponsored by: Langley Mustangs)
Times: No information is available at this time.

Event: Fraser Valley Invitational High School Track & Field Meet
Date: Saturday, April 28th
Location: Bear Creek Park, Surrey (Sponsored by: South Fraser Track & Field Club)
Times: No information is available at this time.

If you are available to help at any of the above listed Events, please contact Carol: carolcull (at) telus.net 


2012/2013 IAAF Rule Books

There has been a first distribution of the 2012/2013 IAAF Rule Books to those Officials at Levels 2 and higher who have registered with BC Athletics. A second distribution is underway and those Officials should have their Rule Books soon. If you have not yet registered with BC Athletics please do this soon in order to be eligible to receive your Rule Book.


Questions or Concerns? Please contact Carol Cull: carolcull (at) telus.net 

BC Athletics’ Officials’ Newsletter – January 9, 2012

January 11, 2012

UPCOMING Competitions needing your assistance:

Event: Jerome Outreach Elementary School Team Indoor Relays & 2012 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Indoor Classic (Hosted by Achilles Track and Field Club)
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond – 6111 River Road, Richmond
Parking: Parking is available at the Oval at a cost of $1 per hour
Free Parking is available at the WorksafeBC lot (off Elmbridge Way)

First event – 10:00am (Elementary Schools Relays)
11:30am (Van. Sun/H.J. Indoor)
Last event – 4:20pm
High Jump – 11:30 (first event)
Shot Put – 12:00 (first event)
Lunch will be provided.
Officials who have committed to participate: Bill Koch, Peter Fefjar, Shirley Young, Jason Swan, John Cull, Carol Cull, Keith Hooey, Brian Thomson.

Event: 2012 Province Gran Forza High School Indoor Relays (Hosted by Achilles Track and Field Club)
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond – 6111 River Road, Richmond
Parking: Parking is available at the Oval at a cost of $1 per hour
Free Parking is available at the WorksafeBC lot (off Elmbridge Way)

First event – 1:00pm
Last event – 5:00pm
Standing Long Jump – 1:00pm (first event)
Shot Put – 1:00pm (first event)
Lunch will be provided.
Officials who have committed to participate: Jason Swan, Shirley Young, Peter Fejfar, John Cull, Carol Cull

If you are available to help at either or both of these Meets, please contact Carol (carolcull@telus.net) Those Officials who reside outside the Lower Mainland and would like a day trip experience at an Indoor Meet are most welcome to

Workshops and Clinics

Level II Officials’ Workshops

Location: Nanaimo & District Track & Field Clubhouse – Rotary Bowl – 355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo
Date: March 4, 2012
Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm
Instructors: John and Carol Cull
Registration Form: http://www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_off_lev2_mar4.pdf

Location: Langley Legion, Branch 21, Langley – 20570 56th Avenue
Date: TBD (we are looking to book a March or April date)
Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm
Instructors: John and Carol Cull
If you would be interested in participating in this workshop please contact Carol or John Cull (johncull@telus.net)

National Starters’ Technical Workshop

Location: Langley (to be held in conjunction with the Langley Pacific Invitational Meet) McLeod Athletic Park Stadium – 58th Avenue & 214th Street
Date: June 15, 2012
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Instructor: Dale Loewen
This workshop is required for advancement to Level 4 in the National Officials Certification Program.
Participants will be given practical experience and coaching on Start teams during the Langley Pacific Meet, June 15-17.
Registration Form: http://www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_off_starters_jun15.pdf

Technical Rules Update – Racewalk

There have been some inquiries about the wording in the IAAF Rule Book concerning Race Walk paddles and whether there is still a need for a symbol on the paddles. The new wording in the book unfortunately left out a phrase however please be assured that the paddles do need a symbol. Previously (prior to 2007-­‐2008) the rule

Indicated essentially that the paddle (which was WHITE) must have the “>” symbol on one side of the paddle signifying “bent knee” and the “~” symbol on the other side of the paddle signifying “loss of contact” or sometimes called “lifting”. Then in 2009 the rule indicated that two paddle were needed with one paddle indicating > on both sides and the ~ was the symbol on the other yellow paddle. The significance of the new rule, based on an interpretation by Jorge Salcedo (IAAF Chairman of the Technical Committee) is that for 2012-­‐2013 RW Judges need not carry two paddles, they can carry just one paddle with a separate symbol on each side if they wish. There is nothing to indicate that a RW Judge can’t carry two paddles as in 2010-­‐2011. If there are any questions, please contact David Weicker at dweicker@athletics.ca

 2012-2013 Competition Rule Book

Yellow Paddle

4. When a judge is not completely satisfied that an athlete is fully complying with Rule 230.1, he should, where possible, vshow the athlete a yellow paddle indicating the offence. An athlete cannot be shown a second yellow paddle by the same Judge for the same offence. Having shown a yellow paddle to an athlete, the Judge shall inform the Chief Judge of his action after the competition.

Old wording:


Athletes shall be cautioned when, by their mode of progression, they are in danger of failing to comply with rule 230.1 by showing the athletes a yellow paddle with the symbol of the offence on each side…

2012/2013 IAAF Rule Books

The new rule books have been ordered and we expect them to arrive soon. These will be distributed to all member Officials (Levels 2 and up). Please ensure that you have registered with BC Athletics and paid your membership fees for 2012.
Donʼt forget that you can find a summary of some of the new rule changes in the Officials Section of the BC Athletics Webpage (see the posted NOC NOC issue).

Travel / Mentoring / Upgrading

If you wish to Upgrade your current certification please complete the Upgrading Survey Form which can be found in the Officialsʼ Section of the BC Athletics Website (bcathletics.org). You can also contact Kathy Terlicher (kdterlicher@shaw.ca) for more information about the process involved. Kathy, Bill Koch and Carol Cull will be meeting on January 16th to revise our list of those Officials wishing to be upgraded. You are strongly encouraged to send in your requests prior to this date so that a Mentor can be assigned and Mentoring and Evaluation opportunities can be arranged for you.

To Date, Out-of-Province Travel, Evaluations and Meet experiences have been arranged for
the following Officials in 2012:

Brian Beck – Saskatoon, Knights of Columbus Meet
Bill Koch – Winnipeg, CIS Indoors
Bob Cowden – Saskatoon, Canada West Meet
Wally Smeaton – Edmonton, Golden Bear Meet
Michele Peacock – Edmonton, Golden Bear Meet
Iain Fisher – Edmonton, Golden Bear Meet

We hope to arrange additional Travel opportunities both within and out of the province for other Officials as the season progresses and requests are made.

If you have questions or concerns regarding any of the information contained in this Newsletter (or about Officiating in general) or just want to say hello, please drop me a note. If I donʼt have the answer for you I know I can find someone who will. Looking forward to hearing from you and another great year in Athletics,


Officials Update – From Carol Cull

October 31, 2011


BC Athletics’ Officials’ AGM
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time: 9:00am – Coffee
9:30am until 2:00pm – Meeting
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Langley Legion, Branch 21, 20570 – 56th Avenue, Langley

Coffee! Lunch! Draw Prizes! Slide Show! Election of Committee Members!
There is a proposed change to our current Recognition Program to be voted on. We are always open for additions to the list of new Business Items to be discussed at the Meeting. It is hoped that the Agenda for the AGM will be posted on the BC Athletics Blog and the Officials’ web page prior to the meeting date.

If you have not already done so, please let me know if you will be attending.

Level 2 Officials’ Workshop
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011
Time: 9:30am until approx. 3:00pm
Location: Bear Creek Park Pavilion, 88th and King George Highway, Surrey
Cost: Members – $20, non-Members – $25 (to be confirmed)

The Pavilion is located next to the parking lot, west of the Track. The following Officials have stated their intention to attend: Celina Wong, Gerald Joe, Erin Bell, Brian Thomson, Keith Hooey

* If you would like to attend this workshop, please let me know.

Canadian National Cross Country Championships
(Hosted by Hershey Harriers and Ocean Athletics)
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time: 9:45am – First Race, 2:15pm – Last Race
Location: Jericho Beach, Vancouver

The following Officials have volunteered to attend: Bill Koch, Kathy Terlicher, Sanda Turner, Dave Short, Ted de St. Croix, Peter Fejfar, John Stevenson, John Cull, Carol Cull

Please let me know if you also can lend a hand.


Also, don’t forget to let us know if you wish to upgrade your Official’s Certification during the 2012 Competition Season. Either send your request to me or complete the Upgrading Survey Form online. This will be automatically sent to Kathy Terlicher.

Hope to see you all very soon at the upcoming AGM,
Carol Cull

12691 55A Avenue, Surrey, BC Canada V3X1W1
Assignments Coordinator
(604) 599-6638
BC Athletics Officials Committee


BC Athletics Officials Newsletter: September 30 2011

September 30, 2011

Hi Officials,

The date of our Officials’ AGM has been changed because of venue availability. We have tried to avoid conflicting with the dates of the BC Cross Country Championships, The Canadian National Cross Country Championships, BC Athletics’ Board Meetings and the Grey Cup. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Our new location for the AGM boasts a much larger meeting space. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Langley Branch will be providing lunch (the cost for this lunch will be covered by the Officials’ budget).

BC Athletics’ Officials’ AGM
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011
Time: 9:00am – Coffee 9:30am until 2:00pm – Meeting
Location: Royal Canadian Legion
Langley Legion, Branch, 21 20570 – 56th AvenueLangley
Please let me know if you will be attending the AGM as we need to let the Ladies Auxiliary know how many lunches they should be preparing.


Officials Needed:

Officials are needed for two upcoming Cross-Country Meets. We would be delighted for out-of-town Officials to help with these events if you will be in the Lower Mainland for either of these Events.

BC Cross Country Championships
(Hosted by Ocean Athletics)
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Time: 8:30am – Course Walk-Through
10:45am – First Race
3:00pm – Last Race
Location: Aldergrove Lake Park: Off Lefeuvre Road (280th Street) south of 8th Avenue

Canadian National Cross Country Championships
(Hosted by Hershey Harriers and Ocean Athletics)
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time: 9:45am – First Race
2:15pm – Last Race
Location: Jericho Beach, Vancouver
(You will be able to check on the exact location once the site for this event is up and running – first week in October).

Please let me know if you can lend a hand at either of these Events.



BC Athletics Officials Recognition Program
You only have a few more days to complete your Claim Form (all claims must be in to Shirley Young by September 30th) in order to be eligible to participate in the Recognition Program. Please see the information on the BCA Website http://www.bcathletics.org/main/officials.htm#incentive

BC Athletics Officials Awards
Each year, Officials are nominated to receive one of our annual awards: Ian McNeil Award (Official of the Year), the Ralph Coates Award (for Long Standing Service), the Mary Temple Award (Novice Official of the Year) and the Dave Coupland Award (Inspirational Award). We ask that you send in your nominations to Shirley Young. Please look at the Officials Honour Roll to find the names of past award recipients



Many Thanks to Vince Sequeira for volunteering to fill the vacant Zone 6 Officials’ Committee Contact position. Vince will be working with Alice Kubek to develop Officials in this zone and act as Officials Coordinator for Meets in this area. Thanks also to Lin Hopkins for the past work which she has done in this position.

Cheers and hope to see you soon,
Carol Cull (johncull@telus.net)