BC Games Mentorship Program
The BC Games Mentorship Program is a partnership between viaSport and the BC Games Society and is designed to assist coaches in enhancing and developing their coaching skills in pursuit of higher levels of coaching certification.
Am I eligible?
- be a coach of a BC Games sport
- be a resident of BC
- provide proof of having completed a criminal record check in the past 6 months
- complete NCCP Make Ethicial Decisions
- attend at least two of the three scheduled Profesional Development webinars
- Apprentice Coach Webinar with ProMOTION Plus, Thursday May 26, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
- Mentor Coach Webinar with Coaching Association of Canada, Thursday June 9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST
- Apprentice & Mentor Coach Webinar with BC Games Society and SportMED BC, Thursday June 30, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Coaches that are interested in participating in this program and meet the above criteria should contact their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) for support to apply for this program.
Through this program, participants will receive:
- Multi-sport games experience
- Enhanced coaching skills
- Access to a series of educational webinars (possible topics include how to be a mentor, effective communication, fair play, guide to the games)
- Full accreditation as team staff at the BC Games
- Travel, accommodation, and meals at the BC Games provided by the BC Games Society
- Professional development credits towards maintaining their coaching certification
2016 BC Winter Games: Feb. 25-28, 2016 in Penticton
- Application deadline for the 2016 BC Winter Games - CLOSED
2016 BC Summer Games: July 21-24, 2016 in Abbotsford
- Application deadline for the 2016 BC Summer Games - CLOSED
Up to 20 mentor/apprentice pairings will be selected to attend each event.
“The experience for these emerging new coaches to mentor with some of our zone team staff was just the boost they needed to pursue their own coaching pathway.” – Rick Benson, COO, Softball BC
“This was an invaluable opportunity to work alongside experienced coaches and great athletes.” – Correy Hepner, 2014 BC Games Apprentice Coach
"Being a mentor coach was not only an opportunity to give back to the sport but it also challenged me to sharpen my personal coaching skills.” Kurt Innes, 2008 BC Games Mentor