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Acronyms, Definitions & Glossary

 

ACRONYMS

 

  • A4L: Active for Life
     
  • BCAR: British Columbia Activity Reporter
     
  • BCSI: British Columbia Sport Information
     
  • BCSPP: British Columbia Sport Participation Program
     
  • CAC: Coaching Association of Canada
     
  • ChPC: Chartered Professional Coach
     
  • COC: Canadian Olympic Committee
     
  • CPC: Canadian Paralympic Committee
     
  • CS4L: Canadian Sport for Life
     
  • CSI-P: Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
     
  • DSO: Disability Sport Organization
     
  • IF: International Sport Federation
     
  • IPS: Integrated Performance System
     
  • LTAD: Long-term Athlete Development
     
  • MCSCD: Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
     
  • MSO: Multi-sport Service Organization
     
  • NCCP: National Coaching Certification Program
     
  • NSO: National Sport Organization
     
  • PISE: Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
     
  • PSO: Provincial Sport Organization
     
  • PVC: Personal viaSport Connector
     
  • YTP: Yearly Training Plan

DEFINITIONS

 

FUNDING TYPES

  • Annual Contribution Funding: Funding for PSOs and DSOs achieving minimum criteria and accreditation status
     
  • Program Funding: Application-based award having a multi-year term
     
  • Project Funding: Any one-off, application dependent funding that is project specific and has a finite duration 

 

PSO TYPES

  • Affiliated Sport Organization: Identified by viaSport as an organization serving a demonstrated need of a particular demographic, region, sport, or group of sports that other organizations do not, or are not able to, meet
     
  • Recognized PSO: Recognized by viaSport the entity responsible for the organization and development of a sport, sports, or group of sports disciplines in British Columbia
     
  • Accredited PSO: Accredited by viaSport as the authoritative body for a sport, sports, or group of sport disciplines in British Columbia, also responsible for the sport's organization, growth, and development  

 

DSO TYPES

  • Recognized DSO: Recognized by viaSport the entity responsible for the organization and development of a disability sport, sports, or group of sports disciplines in British Columbia
     
  • Accredited DSO: Accredited by viaSport as the authoritative body for a sport, sports, or group of disability sport disciplines in British Columbia, also responsible for the sport's organization, growth, and development  

 

MSO TYPES

  • Recognized High Performance Centre MSO: A service-centric, facility-based organization providing support on a sector-wide level
     
  • Designated High Performance Centre MSO: A service-centric, facility-based organization designated by viaSport as a primary resource for high performance sport development and technical leadership
     
  • Recognized Regional Centre MSO: A service-centric, facility-based organization providing support to at least one BC Games Zone
     
  • Designated Regional Centre MSO: Designated as the primary entity responsible for sport service delivery in at least one BC Games Zone
     
  • Recognized Sport Recognition MSO: An entity responsible for providing sport recognition on a provincial-wide basis
     
  • Designated Sport Recognition MSO: Designated as the primary entity responsible for providing sporting recognition on a provincial-wide basis
     
  • Recognized Sport Services MSO: An entity that provides sport services, coordination, fee-for-service offerings on a sector-wide level
     
  • Designated Sport Services MSO: The designated authority providing specific services in a particular area of sport delivery

  • BC MVP Team: Team of evaluators for Podium Pitches within the scope of the Podium Pathway Program
     
  • Category weighting: Percentage value assigned to specific categories of the evaluation used to calculate grades
     
  • ChPC: A designation offered by the Coaching Association of Canada to recognize professional coaches that have completed specific standards of post-secondary education, NCCP certification and/or coaching experience.
     
  • Eligibility Application: Online, automated process to determine the requisite criteria and eligibility for D/PSOs to achieve Affiliated, Recognized, or Accredited status
     
  • Evaluation Matrix: a standard sequences of evaluation questions for all D/PSOs
     
  • Indicator weighting: Percentage value assigned to specific indicators within a category of the evaluation used to calculate grades.
     
  • Performance Coach Program: This is one of two excellence program funding opportunities within the investment review. This is an enhancement to what was formerly the Regional Coach Program
     
  • Podium Pathway Program: Upon being deemed eligible, a D/PSO may apply for 1-4 years of funding under this program (formerly referred to IPS Funding). This is one of two excellence program funding opportunities within the investment review. This is an enhancement to what has formerly called Integrated Performance System (IPS) Targeted Sport funding
     
  • Podium Pitch: a presentation of an excellence initiative/program by an eligible D/PSO for review by BC MVP Team (between November 30 and December 7)
     
  • Tier-ing system: system developed to calculate a D/PSO’s evaluation score in relation to other D/PSOs (Tier IV – Championing, Tier III – Transforming, Tier II – Mobilizing and Tier I – Exploring).

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

 

  • Accessibility 
  1. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. This relates to participants within under-represented groups (i.e. individuals with socio-economic challenges or new Canadians with varied languages or cultural beliefs). 
  2. Accessibility can also be used in reference to access to services, facilities and opportunities by individuals with a disability (i.e. ramps, elevators, braille, sign language interpreters, specific or specialized coaching, attitudinal preparedness and inclusion policies, etc.)

 

  • Active For Life (A4L): Along with physical literacy and sport excellence, active for life is one of three key outcomes within Canadian Sport for Life in which Canadians remain active in sport and physical activity for life by developing physical literacy

 

  • Adaptive sport: Sport for participants with a disability (physical, intellectual, cognitive, hearing and/or visual). This may involve adapted equipment, adapted rules and adapted execution of skills.  There may or may not be a traditional sport equivalent. 

 

  • Benchmarks: Standard or point of reference against which items may be compared or assessed.

 

  • CAC VIP Reports: Distributed every quarter, the Coaching Association of Canada collects data from the NCCP Locker (the national coaching database) to allow partners to view information specific to delivery of NCCP coach education. The VIP reports provide the potential to identify gaps and best practices resulting in improved delivery of coach education in Canada. D/PSOs can gain access the VIP report through their NSO.

 

  • Canadian senior nation team/championship: A level of championship or team that qualifies an athlete to Paralympic or Olympic (level) team.

 

  • Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L): A movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Canadian Sport for Life links sport, education, recreation, and health and aligns community, provincial, and national programming and author of the Long-Term Athlete Development. 

 

  • Coach developers (trained): Coaches trained as learning facilitators, master learning facilitators, coach evaluators and master evaluators.

 

  • Coach developers (certified): Coaches trained as learning facilitators, master learning facilitators, coach evaluators and master evaluators who have themselves been evaluated in this role and have received a certified designation.

 

  • Gold Medal Profiles: A National Sport Organizations’ defined skills and abilities required to stand on the top of the Olympic and/or Paralympic Podium, based on a series of Key Performance Indicators.  

 

  • Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD): A systematic approach being adopted by all sports to maximize potential and increase the enjoyment of participants and athletes. It provides a framework for developing physical literacy, physical fitness, and competitive ability, using a seven-stage training, competition, and recover approach.

 

  • Parasport: Formalized sport for participants with a disability (physical, intellectual, cognitive, hearing and visual). This may involve among other aspects: adapted equipment, adapted rules and adapted execution of skills. There may or may not be a traditional sport equivalent. 

 

  • Performance indicators: A type of performance measurement (collecting, analyzing and/or reporting information) regarding the performance of an individual, group, organization, system, or component.

 

  • Physical literacy: Physical Literacy means moving with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person. These skills enable individuals to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment.

 

  • Policies: A deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.

 

  • Strategies: A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim.