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BC GAMES COACH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM


The BC Games Coach Mentorship Program is a partnership between viaSport and the BC Games Society.  It is designed to assist coaches in enhancing and developing their coaching skills in pursuit of coaching certification. 

Participants in the program will receive access to two educational webinars, full accreditation as coaches for their sport and zone at the BC Games, travel to/from, as well as meals and accommodation at the BC Games and up to 5 NCCP Professional Development points towards maintaining their NCCP Certification.

Coaches interested in serving as a mentor coach, as well as those interested in being an apprentice, should contact their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO).  Applications are submitted by PSOs and PSOs may be able to assist with matching apprentices and mentors.

 

Program Parameters

  • The program is self-directed with the mentor and apprentice developing their own way of working together 
  • The program is open to male and female apprentices and male and female mentors. 
  • Twenty apprentice-mentor pairings are available for each of the 2018 BC Winter and BC Summer Games.  The program is flexible allowing mentors to support more than one apprentice.
  • A commitment from the mentors and apprentices to complete the goal setting workbook by set deadlines, dedicate approximately 6-10 hours before attending the BC Games (which can include establishing the mentor-apprentice relationship, goal setting, practice/training times, etc.) and attending the two assigned Professional Development opportunities.
    • Welcome Webinar with viaSport & BC Games Society (1-hour, September 13, 6:00 - 7:00 pm PST)
    • Mentorship Training Webinar (2-hours, Nov. 8, 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST or Nov. 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST) *Mentors only
    • Apprentice Leadership Training Webinar (2-hours, Nov. 15, 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST or Nov. 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST) *Apprentices only

PLEASE NOTE: The BC Games Coach Mentorship Program in currently under a review process. By submitting the Intake Form for the 2018 BC Winter Games you are expressing interest in this program. A final decision on the program going ahead will be determined by June 30, 2017.

Click here for the program guidelines which includes more program information and benefits


Intake for 2018 BC Winter Games are CLOSED, check back for 2018 BC Summer Games intake in Winter 2017.

WOMEN IN COACHING CANADA GAMES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM


The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program. Please click here for a list of participating sports.


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ABORIGINAL APPRENTICE COACH PROGRAM


The AACP is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. Please click here for a list of participating sports.

Objectives of the AACP

  • Build coaching capacity within aboriginal communities; 
  • Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games exposure; 
  • Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for high level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of NCCP ion to a minimum of Competition – Development, Trained. (Apprentices complete training within 12 months following the Games); 
  • Expose aboriginal apprentice coaches to elite/high performance coaches; and
  • Ensure aboriginal apprentice coaches are prepared to handle a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience. 

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