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Course Conductors for CPU Coaching Program

Below is a communication from Ryan Fowler the Chair of the CPU Coaching Committee. I am pasting it here and on the MPA website for information for anyone interested. Please be aware that regionally, Manitoba will only have one trainer to start with. I have the application which interested parties can e-mail me for.

Hello Provincial Presidents,

As you are aware, the CPU has been working on the development of the CPU Coaching Program and it is currently in its final stages of completion. A number of individuals from across the country have been involved in the editing and vetting of the document that was prepared and we are now moving in the second phase of development. The second phase will be focussed on selecting, training and educating the course conductors in each of the provinces in order to start delivering the program after the 2017 National.

It is our intention to run a small clinic (~3-4 hours) at the 2017 CPU National Championships for all selected course conductors so they are familiar with the processes, documentation and requirements of the program. Once this clinic is complete, we are anticipating that the program can start to be delivered.

The CPU is asking for your assistance in the process of selection of the appropriate course conductors in each of the provinces to help administer the program. The administration of the program is a remunerated position and we are wanting to build a National standardized program that is delivered by experienced members of the CPU that can use their knowledge on expertise in the sport to get the required information out to new coaches.

We have created a minimum standard for the individuals that we would like to select to represent the program and ask that you get nominations from your province for those that meet these standards and those that would be interested in becoming part of this exciting new program.

Please have any and all interested individuals fill out the application form attached below and send back to Ryan Fowler and Michael Souster. Email addresses are listed on the application form.

We look forward to building a great coaching program with the help from your province and leading coaching that can bring a wealth of personal knowledge and experience to those new powerlifting coaches in Canada.

Ryan Fowler / Michael Souster

In order to be an eligible candidate to become a course conductor, the following criteria must be met:

• Have a minimum of 5 years coaching experience in Powerlifting within the CPU;
• Have coached/developed athletes that have competed at the world championship level;
• Have excellent communication, presentation and listening skills;
• Have previous adult education experience;
• Be a respected member of the CPU powerlifting community
• Applications are due January 7, 2017.

The CPU Course Conductor will be responsible for delivery of the CPU Level 1 Coaching Course. There will be 3-4 hour training session at Nationals in 2017 in which the course conductors will be introduced to the Level 1 manual and training will happen around conducting the course. A time and date for this is still being worked on.

We are determining the number of course conductors Nationally. Some provinces may have more than one, some may have none based on lifter population. This means the course conductors will need to be available for a minimum of 3-4 courses per year. A course is going to run 2 days in length, so interested individuals need to be able to commit to that time availability. Moving forward, there will also be the potential to become an Evaluator which would mean more time spent evaluating trained coaches.

I hope that clears up some of the expectations.
Ryan Fowler

5 Course Conductor Application Form (1)

AGM Announcement

Attention MPA Members! Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the WSP Canada Office, 1600 Buffalo Place.
If you have any ideas or suggestions you would like brought up, please feel free to submit them. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please consider coming out to support our association so we can make it the best we possibly can for our community!
Thank you!
Krista Vandewaeter

MPA President’s Update from CPU AGM

MPA President’s Update from CPU AGM

I will make every attempt to just feature the highlights as all of this information is available on the CPU website for any member to review at their leisure. Below are some of the items that I feel may directly affect our MPA members.

• To all of the MPA lifters who recently competed at the Nationals – some of you will have qualified for international competition. Please pay close attention to the requirements for the International events you may be interested in.

From the CPU President’s Report at the AGM
• Toronto Pro Show – there are 25 spots open for CPU competitors details will be on the OPA and CPU websites. This show is similar in nature to the Arnolds and may receive an IPF sanction in the future from the NAPF (North American Powerlifting Federation).
• SBD Athlete Sponsorship – Effective March 1st SPD will sponsor members of Team Canada competing in the Open Category at the 2016 Classic Worlds. Athletes at this meet receive a full SBD lifting kit.
o Also, Classic Open Team Canada athletes who medal at the 2016 Classic Worlds are eligible for performance awards as follows:
 1st place: 1250 GBP (Great Britain Pounds)
 2nd place: 500 GBP
 3rd place: 250 GBP
 Best Lifter, 1st place: 1250 GBP
 Best Lifter, 2nd place: 500 GBP
 Best Lifter, 3rd place: 250 GBP
• Adoption of the CAPD and WADA Code in 2016. This will be managed by the CCES.
o Note: The three tests conducted at the Brickhouse Power Challenge were all negative i.e. passed!! Congratulations to those individuals!
• 1st University Powerlifting World Cup

AGM highlights

• National Referee candidates may be certified at Regional Championships if they meet the stated conditions
• A new officer position was added to the CPU Executive – Championship Secretary. This is a huge job that requires many hours of work for our International teams.
• All of the CPU officers will receive yearly stipends for their efforts.
• There is now another Regional Championship the Central Canadian Powerlifting Championships. This will cover Ontario and Quebec. However, any CPU member can lift at any Regional Championship and all new lifters who have achieved a qualifying total for Nationals in 2017 are required to lift at one of the Regional Championships this year. If they do not, they will not be approved to lift at Nationals
• There is now a minimum qualifying Wilks that all Open level classic competitors will need to achieve in order to be considered for the National team at International events. Note: this rule presently will only apply to Open Classic competitors.
o International A Team Open Female Classic – 390 Wilks
o International A Team Open Male Classic – 440 Wilks
o International B Team Open Female Classic – 350 Wilks
o International B Team Open Male Classic – 400 Wilks (The full rule can be found on the CPU website section 17 of the Constitution.
• As things were at this year’s Nationals you will only be able to have two coaches backstage with you at the Regional or National Championships.

• The 2016 Western Canadian Powerlifting Championships will be on August 19 – 21, 2016. The venue will be at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops BC. Host hotel will be the Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops located at 1245 Rogers Way Kamloops.

• 2016 Eastern Canadian Powerlifting Championships will be on September 16 – 17, 2016 in St. John’s NL. The venue and meet hotel will be the Comfort Inn Airport 106 Airport Rd. St. John’s NL.

• 2017 CPU National Powerlifting Championships was determined last year and will be in Saguenay QC. (See CPU website for details)

• 2018 CPU National Powerlifting Championships was awarded to Calgary AB. and will be in the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino which is the same venue where the 2018 IPF Classic Worlds will be hosted.

• The CPU has partnered with Peak Power Sport Development to deliver a coaching certification program for the CPU. Details of this will be shared and released on the CPU website.

For the specifics of the particular sections of the CPU constitution that were changed at this year’s AGM please visit the CPU website and read through the changes if you are interested.

The MPA sent a record number of lifters to this year’s CPU Nationals in Regina. The SPA and the organizing committee did a phenomenal job of hosting this event and raised the bar for the rest of the country. For those of you who attended this year as your first Nationals you were treated to a world class event. Here is a list of our MPA lifters and how they did;

Krista Vandewaeter F-O 84 Equipped Bench – Gold
Rob Snow M-M1 120+ Equipped Bench – Gold
CJ Stewart F-O-U 52 Powerlifting – 4th
Jannelle Van Den Bosch F-O-U 57 Powerlifting – 13th
Jocelyn Blake F-O-U 84 Powerlifting – Bronze
Hailey Kostynuik F-O-U 84+ Powerlifting – Gold
Lexie Elias F-O-U 84+ Powerlifting – 8th
Janet Loesel Sitar F-M1-U 72 Powerlifting – 4th
Susan Haywood F-M3 84+ Equipped Powerlifting – DNF
Mikal Thrones M-J-U 83 Powerlifting – DNF
Scott Downs M-J-U 93 Powerlifting – 5th
Nicholas Thrones M-J-U 93 Powerlifting – 11th
Kurtis Tallaire M-J-U 93 Powerlifting – 13th
Ryan Kolesar M-O-U 66 Powerlifting – 4th
Mathew Bowen M-O-U 83 Powerlifting – 8th
Shawn McCarthy M-O-U 83 Powerlifting – 11th
Travis Mattice M-O-U 105 Powerlifting – 4th
Taylor Abolade M-O-U 105 Powerlifting – 8th
Tyler MacInnis M-O-U 120 Powerlifting – 6th
Vince Green M-M1-U 105 Powerlifting – Bronze
Rob Snow M-M1-U 120+ Powerlifting – Gold

20 Competitors lifted 21 times earning 4 Gold medals and 2 Bronze and four 4th place finishes. Some of our lifters were fighting off the flu yet they still lifted. I know some Manitoba records were broken. Hailey wowed everyone by squatting another unofficial World record, destroying her competition by totalling an incredible 102.5kg more than the second place finisher. I hope you go to Texas for the Classic Worlds.

Our next event is filling up in Brandon. This will be our first time hosting an MPA meet in Brandon so come on out to lift, watch or more importantly volunteer. See you on the wood.

Brock Haywood
MPA President
IPF Category I Referee

CPU Scholarship Opportunity

The CPU will be offering five $250 scholarships applicable to the academic year commencing in September 2015. To be eligible, applicants must be CPU members in good standing and must be either entering their first year of post-secondary education in a full-time post-secondary program at an educational institution or enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program at an educational institution. Eligibility requirements and details of the program can be found on the CPU main website at the following link (it can be found using the drop down menu under Organization on the main CPU page) and the CPU Facebook page.

As per the Vice President Director of Programs of the CPU Sandro D’Angelo


Records page & Update info

I updated the records page with the records that were broken at the Prairie CrossFit Powerlifting Open.

Also, the CPU and the MPA are now able to provide online Registration. Click on the Registration Link that is on the home page and follow the instructions. Online Registrations will run for one year from the date of purchase therefore the lifters who presently have a 2014 CPU card do not need to purchase another one until next year, when you do it will be valid for one year which will be visible on the card.