ViaSport British Columbia and the province of B.C. have teamed up to celebrate sport and coaching the week of Sept. 20 to 28.
BC Coaches Week – Vancouver Island will see PacificSport members touring Vancouver Island putting on various free coaching clinics, low-cost educational opportunities within National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and other workshops, some of which was put on at the Willow Point Sportsplex last weekend.
On Saturday, the NCCP Competition-Introduction Module, “Planning a Practice,” was offered free of charge.
The following day, the modules, “Making Ethical Decisions,” and, “Nutrition,” was put on in the same venue.
These coaching modules, according to Kevin Lindo of PacificSport Vancouver Island, usually cost upwards of $100 each, so this was a golden opportunityfor coaches.
The NCCP launched in 1974, and is delivered in partnership with the federal government as well as the provincial and territorial governments and sport organizations to “give coached the confidence to succeed” by offering development workshops and certifications in the concepts and skills required in coaching athletes.