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Chris Loland training with UBC Teammates

by vaaa on 02/28/17

Former VAAA member Chris Loland and some members of the UBC track and field team were training in Pheonix last week.  They had the chance to meet Andre DeGrasse, Canadian Olympic Sprinter while there.

Chris is third from the right and Andre DeGrasse is in the center, blue sleeves, shirt says run.

Ella Brown headed to NCAA Indoor Championships

by vaaa on 02/28/17

Ella Brown goes the distance for triple jump excellence

Approaching the end of her final year with the squad, Brown’s still on track for success


by vaaa on 02/26/17

Congratulations to Ella Brown on her recent performance in Nampa, Idaho.  Story in the morning star or check the BC Athletics site.

High Performance Jumps Clinic

by vaaa on 02/15/17

High Performance Jumps Clinic
April 9th, 2017
Vernon, BC Canada

World class jumps coach, Irving "Boo" Schexnayder is regarded as a leading
authority in training design and biomechanics. His wealth of knowledge is backed
by 35 years of coaching and consulting experience.
Please visit for Boo's full bio.

The Vernon AAA Track & Field Club and the Okanagan Athletics Club are excited to offer a full
day High Performance Jumps (LJ, TJ, & HJ) Clinic lead by Boo Schexnayder.
Sunday April 9th 9:00am - 6:00pm
Okanagan College - Kalamalka Campus - 7000 College Way, Coldstream BC
Topics covered include :
* Fundamental Jumps Coaching
* Identification of Jumps Skills
* Jumps Approach and Biomechanical Considerations
* Cueing Systems for Jumps (error identification and correction)
* Periodization of Technical Training
* Strength Training Periodization for Jumps Events

Hotel Info - Sandman Hotel & Suites Vernon
4201- 32nd St. Vernon BC (250) 542-4325
Rooms - $94.00/night, Booking # 32077, Rooms held until March 27th

Sanctioned by : BC Athletics
Register Now -
Registration Fee: $145.00 (includes lunch)
3 Pro D points offered for NCCP coaches
Questions? - please contact Pat Sima-Ledding OR Ian Cameron

Ella Brown sets new PB

by vaaa on 04/05/16

Former VAAA member Ella Brown now with Simon Fraser University competed in San Francisco over the weekend and won two triple jump events while setting two new PB's.  See story below.