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Apr 29 2016 - 2016 Legion selection criteria released
The selection criteria and standards for the 2016 Legion Youth Championships are available on the ANB website in the programs section.
The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned program culminating in a national track & field camp and national championship for Canadian youth between the ages of 14 and 17 in the current year. In 2016 this event will be held in Ste Therese/Blainville, Quebec from August 5 - 7th
National and provincial athletic associations have described this program as one of the best in existence and some rate it as international calibre. The success of the athletes who have attended seems to bear this out. At last years Legion Championships Team NB came back with an exceptional 9 medals. “This is one of our toughest teams to make and the number of athletes who achieve standard reflects recent New Brunswick medal success,” said HP coach Jason Reindl.
Apr 29 2016 - 2016 Legion Coaches
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following coaches will lead team New Brunswick at the 2015 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships:
Sue Ellis-Laparco of Saint John (head coach)
Alex Coffin of Saint John(event coach)
Alex Stuart of Riverview (event coach)
Sarah Myatt of Fredericton (event coach)
The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned program culminating in a national track & field camp and national championship for Canadian youth between the ages of 14 and 17 in the current year. In 2016 this event will be held in Ste Thérèse , Qc during the week of August 5-7th. Athletes wishing to be part of Team NB can see criteria & standard here :
“We are extremely confident in this years coaching staff. With all having significant experience at previous Legion Championships, Canada Games, and University events,” said HP coach Jason Reindl.
Apr 28 2016 - 2017 Canada Summer Games Education Summit
With the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Jeux Canada Games being 455 days away excitement will continue to build for our athletes as they hope to achieve the goal of being named to Team NB in 2017.
The most immediate CSG event will be taking place on May 7th and 8th in Fredericton with education events scheduled for both coaches and athletes. http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1213
Titled the 2017 Canada Summer Games Education Summit this event promises to be a worthwhile learning event with presentations from leading performance specialists on the topics of sport psychology, strength and conditioning, and performance nutrition.
“Educational events are very important to the athlete development process. Athletes need to understand their role in regards to their performance improvement and having a better understanding of sport psychology, strength and conditioning, and nutrition is a huge component of that process,” said head coach Jason Reindl who added, “incorporating the coaches into the event was a huge priority also as having coaches and athletes sharing a common knowledge base is important to improving their daily training environment”.
All athletes who have set the goal of making the team in 2017 are expected to be in attendance. Additional information in regards to the Espoir 2016 team and selection in 2017 will be discussed.
* All events will take place at the Saint Thomas Forest Hill Conference Centre (368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton).
* Online registration and payment for Sundays event (athletes and coaches) is mandatory. The deadline is Tuesday May 3rd at 11:59pm and can be done at https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/nb-2017-csg-education-summit-athletes-coaches/3777/#.VyH0SmM77A0
Apr 21 2016 - 12 Challenges 2016 - Now In Moncton/Dieppe and Shediac
Athletics New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that it's ever popular 12 Challenges program will be returning for 2016, and will be expanding to include a location in Moncton!
The program will feature locations in Dieppe, Shediac, and Moncton. The program has been ongoing at the École Anna Malenfant track in Dieppe since it's founding and, due to its incredible popularity, expanded to the École Louis-J.-Robichaud track in Shediac last year, and now to Moncton Stadium in Moncton.
The program will take place from 6:00pm to 7:15pm from May 11th and 25th, and June 1st and 8th. Three different track and field events are scheduled each week, resulting in the completion of 12 events total (hence the name of the program). Instructors at each location are trained Run, Jump, Throw instructors and include some of the province's finest track and field athletes, including past and present provincial team members.
"The 12 Challenges program is one of the nation's greatest introductory programs to track and field and we're incredibly happy to have it back," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "With the program now featuring a Moncton location we're hoping to reach more children than ever and introduce them to this wonderful sport.
Interested participants are asked to sign up as soon as possible as there are limited spaces. Due to the ever-increasing popularity of the program, spots do fill up quick, so register early and avoid disappointment. Please note that registration closes at 11:59pm on May 5th for all programs, unless spaces are all filled up before then.
To register for the Dieppe location, visit: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/the-12-challenges-dieppe/3698/#.Vxjy8vkrLtQ
To register for the Shediac location, visit: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/the-12-challenges-sh-diac/3837/#.VxjxofkrLtQ
To register for the Moncton location, visit: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/the-12-challenges-moncton/3939/#.VxjxFPkrLtQ
The 12 Challenges program has been ongoing since 2009 and has reached over 3000 kids so far, with many young children continuing the sport for many years after.
More information can be found at: anb.ca/Programs/12-defis-challenges.php
Apr 18 2016 - Para Coach Call for Applications
Athletics New Brunswick is looking for a volunteer para-athletics coach for the 2017 Jeux Canada Games (July 28 to August 5th, 2017). The ideal Individual would be certified level 3/performance coach or an alternative event area with a desire to become more involved in para-athletics within New Brunswick. Individuals with less than level 3/performance coach designation but a strong desire to increase their NCCP level within the para domain are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter of intent with their NCCP number, a brief history of their coaching education, team and camp experiences, and why they wish to be a part of the 2017 program to the head coach Jason Reindl (email@example.com) by May 13th, 2016.
Apr 15 2016 - Barry Britt Breaks 10000m Record
For one of New Brunswick's best distance runners the outdoor season has just begun, but the records have already begun to fall.
"This is a great early season result for Barry" said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "He continues to be one of the best long distance runners in Canada, and we are very excited to see what he can do this year"
Apr 14 2016 - 12 Challenges - Shediac
It’s that time of year! The 12 Challenges of Shediac is Back! Youth aged from 5 to 13 are invited to participate in the 4 evenings of the 12 Challenges, which will take place Wednesday May 11, 18, 25 and June 1st at the LJR track in Shediac. Three different track and field events are scheduled every week for a total of 12 events (hence the name of the program). The instructors will be trained Run, Jump, Throw instructors. Registration is $30 from April 6th to May 3rd.
Please register at : TrackieReg.com/12shediac
(limited places). For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
We can’t wait to see you again! :)
Apr 13 2016 - The Maritime Track League is Back
Athletics NB, Athletics PEI and Athletics NS are thrilled to announce the second annual Maritime Track League series!
The Maritime Track League (MTL) is a series of events that offer high performance track and field competition opportunities to athletes from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island! Athletics NB, Athletics Nova Scotia and Athletics PEI have been working on this project for the past few years. The inaugural MTL took place in 2015 and was a huge success that brought great exposure to the sport and we are certain that 2016 will be even better.
The MTL will once again offer awards to the top female, male and para athletes who take part in the series. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 athletes in each of these categories. This year, the prize money totals more than $4,000! In order to be eligible for the prizes, athletes must compete in any 2 series meets, as well as the Atlantic Championships.
The series will span the 2016 outdoor season with meets taking place across the Maritimes culminating with the Atlantic Championships in Saint John, NB on July 23-24.
“We are thrilled to announce that the MTL will be back again for 2016! This is an excellent opportunity for athletes in the Maritimes to showcase their skills at high quality meets without having to travel across the country” said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics NB. “The MTL is already showing growth from its inaugural year with several new meets added to the lineup and more prize money to be awarded. We are grateful that we have such a dedicated team working in unison across the Maritimes to make this series a reality” added LeBlanc.
For more information including eligibility, rules & regulations, etc. please visit http://maritimetrackleague.ca/
The meets that will make up the Maritime Track League include:
Athletics NS Warm Up Meet
SJTC Spring Meet
Saint John, NB
ASEA Spring Opener
NB Outdoor Championships
Jun 24 - 25
East Coast Games
Saint John, NB
Jul 2 - 3
Athletics NS Provincial Championships
Jul 9 - 10
ANB Performance Meet
Hub City Classic
Jul 23 - 24
Atlantic Track and Field Championships
Saint John, NB
Apr 13 2016 - National Volunteer Week
In honour of the 2016 National Volunteer Week, Athletics New Brunswick would like to take a moment to acknowledge all those volunteers involved with our organization.
Without all of the volunteers that graciously donate their time to our meets/events, we would be unable to run such effective programs. The success of all of ANB’s programming is a reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm our volunteers’ display on an ongoing basis.
We would like to personally thank our volunteers for their ongoing participation and contributions of time to Athletics NB. Because of their support as officials, assistants, coaches, etc. we are capable of providing high quality competitions, practices and events for all of our athletes across the province.
Once again, ANB thanks you for your gift of time, energy and enthusiastic support.
Apr 13 2016 - 2017 Canada Summer Games Education Summit hosted by Athletics New Brunswick in conjunction with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic Sport Science Program
Saturday May 7th & Sunday May 8th @ Saint Thomas Forest Hill Conference Centre (368 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton)
Saturday May 7th - 1:00-6:00pm - Coaches Education (open to all coaches in the province)
- Coaches should bring a notebook. Coffee and snacks will be provided. No registration is required.
Topics to be covered Include:
- An overview of the 2017 CSG program
- An overview of the 2016 Espoir Champs
- Mental Skills with Dr. Ryan Hamilton on Grit, Growth, & Mental Toughness (2:15-3:45pm)
- Strength & Conditioning for Coaches from Ken Morrison on a coaches influence (4:00-5:30pm)
- Performance Enhancement: Optimizing training and competition for NB by NB.
*This day is designed to get New Brunswick coaches engaging with one another through the pursuit of the common goal - - - raising New Brunswick athlete performance!
Sunday May 8th - 9:00am - 5:00pm - All athletes who have set the goal of making the 2017 CSG Team (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 YOB). Attendance is strongly encouraged! Coaches who work with athletes in these age groups are also encouraged to attend
- Athlete and Coaches should bring a notebook. Lunch will be provided along with some snacks throughout the day.
- Registration fee of $15 is mandatory and REQUIRED to cover the costs for food. The registration deadline is Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 (11:59pm) at the following Trackie Reg link: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/nb-2017-csg-education-summit-athletes-coaches/3777/
Topics to be covered include:
- Mental Skills with Dr. Ryan Hamilton on A Practical Guide to Mental Toughness (9:30-10:30)
- Getting to Know your Future Teammates
- Performance Nutrition with Natasha McLaughlin-Chaisson on Fueling Potential (1:00-2:30)
- Strength and Conditioning with Ken Morrison on the Pillars for Performance (2:45-4:00)
- Direction of the CSG Program and answering any questions related to making the team in 2017.
- In addition all CSG staff will be in attendance to answer questions about the 2017 program.
Specific questions related to any of the topics: mental skills (sport psychology), nutrition, and strength and conditioning can be sent to Head Coach Jason Reindl by Tuesday May 3rd, 2016.
Further questions can be sent to:
2017 CSG Head Coach Jason Reindl (506) 343-2149 – email@example.com
Apr 12 2016 - ANB Photo Timing / Results Workshop this Weekend
Athletics NB is offering a FREE workshop on Photo Timing and Result Management this Sunday, April 17, at the Université de Moncton. The first portion of the workshop will focus on the proper setup and operation of the Finish Lynx timing system which is used at the majority of meets in the province. The second portion will be an in-depth look at the Hy-Tek Meet Manager database, including its setup and operation.
Mathieu Lagacé, an experienced timer and results manager who has timed over 100 events at the regional, provincial and national levels will be one of the presenters this weekend. Steve LeBlanc, another experienced timer and results manager, will be the second presenter. The workshop will take place from 9:00am-4:00pm at CEPS L-J-R in Moncton.
ANB is always looking for interested individuals to get the necessary training in timing and results management. These trained individuals are essential for us to effectively host track meets and offer the best possible experience to the athletes. This is a great way to give back to the sport and learn the aspects of event timing.
Registration has been extended until Thursday, April 14. A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted on a first come first served basis. To register, please visit www.anb.ca/timingworkshop
Apr 11 2016 - New Athletics NB Bookkeeper and Treasurer
Athletics New Brunswick would like to welcome its new Bookkeeper and, on a temporary basis its Treasurer, Myriam Godin. Myriam is from Dieppe, NB and brings a wealth of experience to the ANB Team and Board. Her past work experience includes employment in Ottawa as part of an audit team, Senior Tax Analyst and an Accountant. Myriam holds the designation of Chartered Accountant, is a mother of two future ANB RJT candidates and has also run several 5km and 10km events!
ANB staff and board also wish to express their gratitude to Darlene McNeil of Saint John who has served in these capacities over the past two years. Darlene has provided us with the highest quality of services and equally has been a wonderful member of our ANB board. From everyone at ANB, we wish her the very best and know she will never be too far for support here and there. Thank you Darlene!
Apr 11 2016 - Good Luck to all NBers Running the 120th Boston Marathon!
Being the world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon has certainly distinguished itself as the pinnacle road racing event in the marathon world. The marathon is always held on Patriots’ Day (the third Monday of April) and is one of six World Marathon Majors – it was even held through the years of both World Wars.
The Boston Athletics Association manages the event and has done so since 1897. Both amateur and professional runners alike gather from across the globe to compete in the Boston Marathon each year. On average, the event pulls in roughly 30,000 registered participants each year and attracts approximately 500,000 spectators.
Of those approximate 30,000 runners, New Brunswick is proud to have 63 athletes representing the province this year at the marathon. These athletes range in age from 22-66 years old! On April 18, our athletes will tackle the 42.2km course which features winding roads through eight Massachusetts cities and towns and the city streets of Boston itself. In Boston is where the runners will face the uphill battle of Heartbreak Hill – the last of the four Newton hills which begin at the 26km mark.
Some of the top runners from NB include Paula Keating of Miramichi, who is the NB marathon record-holder and the top female finisher from the province last year. Evan Arsenault was the fastest NB runner in the 2015 Boston Marathon and will look to impress once again this year.
You can find the list of all New Brunswick athletes registered to compete in the event here: http://www.runnb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1089
Take a look at the prediction panel picks made by some of our Run NB members here: http://www.runnb.ca/Events/Boston_Picks16.php
Apr 7 2016 - 12 Challenges - Dieppe
It’s that time of year! The 12 Challenges of Dieppe are back for the seventh year in a row! Youth aged from 5 to 12 are invited to participate in the 4 evenings of the 12 Challenges, which will take place May 10, 17, 24 and 31st at the Anna-Malenfant track in Dieppe. Three different track and field events are scheduled every week for a total of 12 events (hence the name of the program). The instructors will be trained Run, Jump, Throw instructors. Registration is $30 from April 6th to May 3rd.
Please register at https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/the-12-challenges-dieppe/3698/ (limited places). For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
We can’t wait to see you again! :)
Apr 6 2016 - Renew your ANB Membership
Have you renewed your memebrship for 2016?
While we continually gain and lose members we want to remind you that it is very important that if you are still involved with the sport that you maintain an active membership. Our memberships help us operate and provide the exceptional services that everyone has come to expects.
Athletes, if you are not a member you performances will not count for national rankings or provincial records. Expanding on this if you are not a member and your performances are not in the national rankings then you are not eligible for consideration for our provincial legion team, our Canada Games Identification lists, and insurance purposes.
Here is a link to all of the benefits that come with membership including discounts arranged through our national partners http://anb.ca/General/about.php?s=3
Current membership list available here: http://anb.ca/General/member-list.php
To renew your membership please visit www.anb.ca/renew
• 2017-03-24 - Shayne Dobson named new ANB Athlete Representative