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Celebrating coaches in B.C – #ThanksCoach

News Release

The government of British Columbia has proclaimed Sept. 23 – 30, 2017, as British Columbia Coaches Week, recognizing the impact of the more than 10,000 coaches in the province.

Coaches Week: Building a lifetime love for exercise


In her final year of high school, Crystal Thomas had one goal: to attend the BC Summer Games. She doesn’t remember the specifics, but recalls competing at the Summer Games for modern pentathlon which consists of swimming, fencing, running, shooting and stadium jumping. Since 2004, she’s taken a number of athletes from northern B.C. to attend the Games, just like she once did.

Coaches Week: Home is where a coach's heart is


The beauty of sport lies in the different ways that one can get involved. You can choose to play pick-up games. You can join an organized league with friends. You can dedicate more than three quarters of your life to reach the Olympic stage.  

For Dylan Armstrong, his involvement has always been the latter

Coaches Week: Full-time coaching? It's never too late


“Don’t give up.”

It’s these three words that encouraged Brandon Archer to begin his pursuit of coaching full-time. After having a heart attack last year, he promptly quit his other profession. The stress was simply not worth the negative effects on his health.

New NCCP module Coaching Athletes with a Disability launches Sept. 21!


To ensure that all athletes experience a positive, safe, and inclusive sport experience, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) has developed the National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) Coaching Athletes with a Disability eLearning module. To celebrate Canada’s 150th, Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training is available for FREE throughout 2017!

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Truth, reconciliation and sport

Best Practices

Are you a coach that’s starting a sport program within an Indigenous community? Do you coach Indigenous athletes? Here are for tips to help with your coaching journey.

Nominate an outstanding woman in B.C. sport


Do you know a woman who has brought about significant positive change in the world of physical activity, sport and recreation in BC through their actions, passions, and commitment for the advancement of girls and women in sport?  Please take this opportunity to nominate her for this prestigious award.

Attend Coach Developer Conference sessions for free!


Looking to give back to the community of sport while enhancing your own personal development? Join us as a volunteer for the 2017 Coach Developer Conference happening October 13-15 in Victoria, BC at the Hotel Grand Pacific. 

She shoots, she scores! Female hockey on the rise in B.C.


With four gold medals achieved by the Canadian women’s national ice hockey team at the last four Winter Olympic Games, it’s no wonder that female ice hockey is on the rise in British Columbia. The sport’s ever-growing popularity can also be accredited to the prominence of strong female role models such as Hayley Wickenheiser and the increase in televised female hockey games. With more opportunities for females to play, coach, and referee hockey, support for equality towards Canada’s official winter sport is more apparent than before.

Coach Developer Conference: Develop yourself to develop others


Kate Kloos is currently the Manager of Coach Development at viaSport BC. She encourages all NCCP Coach Developers to attend the 2017 Coach Developer Conference, a multi-sport event with the opportunity to network and gain invaluable experience from sport leaders across Canada representing a variety of sports.