Coaches are integral to a positive Games experience. Over 270 head coaches, assistant coaches, mentor and apprentice coaches, and adult supervisors will be part of the Games in Greater Vernon March 23-26, 2023. These Games coaches will support the over 893 athletes at the Games.
Not only do they prepare their athletes for the Games and support them in competition, but they are are also expected to supervise their athletes throughout the Games. This includes traveling with their athletes on buses or flight to and from the Games and and staying with their team Games accommodation. It’s a big commitment that goes ’round the clock for 4 days! For many coaches this is different from coaching at their sport’s events where their “job” is mostly during competition.
Head coaches and assistant coaches are required to complete NCCP training in their sport, which includes completing the Make Ethical Decisions module. Many have more advanced NCCP training in their sport. Adult supervisors as a minimum must complete the CAC Safe Sport Training prior to the Games. For more information about the coaching requirements for each, see the technical package and the sport’s Provincial Advisor.
The multi-sport Games experience for our province‘s best young athletes would simply not be possible without the passionate and caring coaches who step up and take on these roles.
THANK YOU COACHES!