Tools and Kits to Assist Coaches
Below are a number of tools and kits that can be accessed by coaches. Some tools can be downloaded directly from this page or may link you to other pages. Field Testing Kits are available at the PacificSport Okanagan offices.
To access a kit, or to inquire about availability, please contact the Sport Performance Program Coordinator.
Field Testing Kit
The Field Testing Kits provide the necessary tools for coaches to assess the physiological parameters of their athletes using common field tests. These kits are equipped to do a general battery of tests to assess leg power, speed, agility, muscular endurance, and aerobic power. In order to access the kits coaches must complete an Field Testing Kit orientation workshop or be registered in the Advanced Coaching Diploma program. Please contact the Sport Performance Program Coordinator to inquire about renting the Field Testing Kit.
Listed below are some of the tests you can perform with the kit:
Dimensions of the kit: 37 7/8″ x 22 3/4″ x 23 1/4″ (96.2cm x 57.8cm x 59.1cm)
- Leger-Boucher Shuttle Run (Beep Test)
- Paced Partial Sit-up
- Paced Push-up
- Sit and Reach
- Vertical Jump
- 30m Sprint (40 Yard Dash)
- Whole Body Sweat Rate & Hydration Monitoring
Basic Yearly Training Planner
This excel spreadsheet can be used by coaches to develop a basic annual training plan. Click here to download tool.
BC Ferries Experience Program
BC Ferries and ViaSport recognize that travel is often a barrier to amateur sport teams as they seek competitive opportunities for their athletes.
To assist in removing this barrier, the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program has been developed to provide travel support to not for profit sport organizations. Eligible applicants may apply for up to $400 in ferry vouchers. Through this exciting program, BC Ferries and ViaSport will assist with ferry travel costs for eligible athletes.
Applications are accepted between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. For eligibility criteria and application details, please visit their website.
NSF International Certified for Sport Program
NSF International is a public health and safety company whose Certified for Sport program makes it easy for athletes and coaches to identify nutritional supplements that do not contain any banned substances and are safe to take.
Useful athlete resources can be found through partner organizations such as:
- BC Games Society
- Sport BC
- BC Athlete Voice
- Athletes Can
- Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
- World Anti-Doping Agency
- Canadian Sport Institute Calgary
- Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan
- Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba
- Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
- L’Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec)l
- Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic
For more information contact our Sport Performance Program Coordinator.