Category Archives: Rules

Rules updates specific to the MPA, as well as those affecting lifters at the CPU/IPF levels

CCES Online training for all CPU/MPA members

Please read our CPU President’s post below. As you will see this is an expectation for all athletes going forward. Please take the time to click on the link and complete the online education.
Brock Haywood
MPA President

Canadian Powerlifting Union
January 15 at 2:21pm ·
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS!!

CCES Online Education Completion Requirement

Dear Current, Renewing and Future Members of the CPU,

The growth, success and true national reach of the CPU can be directly linked to our core values. These values include our high and consistent officiating standards, the quality and organization of our meets, our excellent and expert volunteers and our stand against the use of performance enhancing drugs. These values accounts for the high quality of lifting in the CPU, the strength of our organization and the size and growth of our membership. These values are diligently maintained by the CPU Board and by your provincial associations to support you in your efforts as an athlete and as a member of this great community.

Strengthening our stand against the use of performance enhancing drugs, the CPU now participates in the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) and has fully adopted the WADA Code. Doing so allowed the CPU to take additional and very significant steps to protect the health and rights of our athletes.

The CPU is now asking all members to participate in the CADP in a very direct way.

To maintain membership in good standing and to register for future competitions, members are required to complete the CCES True Sport Clean online education module. Please go to http://powerlifting.ca/drug_cadp_elearning.html and chose the English or Francais version, and complete the course.

At the time of online membership purchase, renewing, returning or new members will be directed to the CCES True Sport Clean online education module. They will be required to complete the course prior to their purchase being finalized and membership activated.

For athletes currently included in the CPU Whereabouts Program or listed on the CPU National Testing Pool who have previously completed the True Sport Clean online education module, no action is required. However, for those athletes yet to complete the course, completion deadline is February 1, 2017.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact Chris Robb, Chair of the CPU Anti-Doping Committee at crobb@powerlifting.ca or me at mark@powerlifting.ca

Best regards,
Mark Giffin, President

Canadian Powerlifting Union
POWERLIFTING.CA

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.
Brock

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)

Info re Drug Testing in the CPU

I’ve copied this from the CPU Forum so the information is available to everyone.

Brock

Hi Everyone,

With the New Year started, I thought it would be helpful to give everyone a general overview of the CPU Anti-Doping Programs. I’ve copied the general information below, which is available on the Anti-Doping page of the CPU Website.

Good luck with training, it will be another exciting year to be sure.

Regards,

Chris Robb, Chair
CPU Anti-Doping Committee

CPU DRUG TESTING PROGRAMS

1. All CPU members are subject to In-Competition and Out-Of-Competition urine testing as a condition of membership.

2. All members are expected to comply with the testing Program and CCES Doping Control Officers as a condition of membership. A failure to comply could result in a sanction.

3. CPU Anti-Doping Bylaws can be found on the CPU website at http://www.powerlifting.ca/constitution.html – IPF Anti-Doping Rules at http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/fileadm … evised.pdf also, the CPU follows guidelines of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) which can be viewed on the CCES website at http://www.cces.ca and http://www.cces.ca/cadp 4. A link to the Current WADA Prohibited Substance List can be found on the CPU website under ‘Doping Control’, and also on the World Anti-Doping Agency website at http://www.wada-ama.org.

5. Under the World Anti-Doping Code, athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance that may be found in their sample; this is known as strict liability.

6. Members in the CPU Out-Of-Competition Testing Pool are eligible for testing up to 18 months after membership expiry in accordance with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program

6. If athletes are unsure or want to know the status of a given substance, they are encouraged to contact CCES at substances@cces.ca., or call toll-free from anywhere in North America at 1-800-672-7775.

7. In addition, athletes can search the status of substances using the ‘Global DRO’ website at http://www.globaldro.com/ which can assist in learning if a substance is prohibited.

Should anyone have any questions regarding the Program, feel free to direct them to Chris Robb and the Anti-Doping Committee at crobb@powerlifting.ca

Memo about Singlets and Belts for 2015

This is copied from the CPU Forum as per Mike Armstrong

As you may have heard, the IPF has placed belts and singlets on the “IPF Approved” list, effective January 1 2015. This means that if you have a belt or singlet that does not come from a manufacturer on the list, and have a label to prove that, it would be illegal, you could not use it.

The question was asked at the IPF Congress… “what about old belts that come from an approved maker that have no labels?”. The answer: “then they must buy a new one”.

Here in Canada, the CPU Executive has voted to NOT enforce this for one year, until January 2016. However it should be noted that belts and singlets must still meet the technical specifications, and that lifters going to any international meet must have “Approved” gear. This includes any IPF Worlds, the Arnold, the NAPF Championships, Commonwealths or any other international meet.

The full list of approved items can be seen here: http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/fileadm … ionsV1.pdf

Attn: ALL MEMBERS Info Re – Drug Testing from CPU Forum

Hi Everyone,

The Anti-Doping Committee is always trying to raise awareness about the CPU’s anti-doping programs, in this case, the Out-Of-Competition Program.

To that end we would like to post the following important information which applies to all members. All of this information is available in the Anti-Doping area of this website under the ‘Organization’ tab – http://www.powerlifting.ca/drug_control.html

Regards,

Chris

CPU OUT-OF-COMPETITION DRUG TESTING PROGRAM

1. All CPU members are subject to In-Competition and Out-Of-Competition urine testing as a condition of membership.

2. All members are expected to comply with the testing Program and CCES Doping Control Officers as a condition of membership. A failure to comply could result in a sanction.

3. CPU Anti-Doping Bylaws can be found on the CPU website at http://www.powerlifting.ca/constitution.html also the CPU follows guidelines of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) which can be viewed on the CCES website at http://www.cces.ca and http://www.cces.ca/cadp

4. A link to the Current WADA Prohibited Substance List can be found on the CPU website under ‘Doping Control’, and also on the World Anti-Doping Agency website at http://www.wada-ama.org.

5. Under the World Anti-Doping Code, athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance that may be found in their sample; this is known as strict liability.

6. Members in the CPU Out-Of-Competition Testing Pool are eligible for testing up to 18 months after membership expiry in accordance with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program

7. If athletes are unsure or want to know the status of a given substance, they are encouraged to contact CCES at substances@cces.ca., or call toll-free from anywhere in North America at 1-800-672-7775.

8. In addition, athletes can search the status of substances using the ‘Global DRO’ website at http://www.globaldro.com/ which can assist in learning if a substance is prohibited.

Should anyone have any questions regarding the Program, feel free to direct them to Chris Robb and the Anti-Doping Committee at crobb@powerlifting.ca