2018 BC Games "Team Okanagan" Send Off Celebration
On June 26, 2018 PacificSport Okanagan and the City of Kelowna celebrated a send off for "Team Okanagan" to the 2018 BC Summer Games in Cowichan, BC July 19-22, 2018.
2018 Okanagan Sport Leadership Conference
PacificSport Okanagan is proud to present the 16th Annual Okanagan Sport Leadership Conference! A one-day Sport Conference for coaches, administrators, sport practitioners, educators, recreation leaders, athletes and parents designed to provide sport education opportunities and hands-on training skills. The Conference will feature keynote speaker Jennifer Heil who is an Olympic athlete and a community service activist. She has won Olympic Gold and Silver medals in the sport of Freestyle mogul skiing, is a four time World Champion and five time overall World Cup Champion.
Okanagan Athlete Advance
The Okanagan Athlete Advance is a one-day Sport Conference designed for Okanagan athletes, coaches, and parents to help map out the sport pathway.
Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS): Community Leader Workshop
The Fundamental Movement Skills of throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, and balance and coordination, form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity. Learn how to OBSERVE and IMPROVE the fundamental movement skills. The Community Leader course is targeted towards recreation leaders, sport camp leaders, etc.
The FMS module will give participants the skills to:
Thanks to the many coaches for sharing their expertise and time in our summer camps throughout the Okanagan!
Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon were fortunate to receive XploreSportZ coaching sessions from the following sports: fencing, archery, cycling, wrestling, tennis, jiu jitsu, field hockey, track & field, rugby, squash, lacrosse wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, pickleball, karate, disc golf, curling, taekwondo, ringette, yoga, softball, football, cricket, sailing, kayaking, dragon boating, mountain biking and gymnastics and parkour.
Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop
Fundamental Movement Skills are very important to a child’s physical development. When confident and competent in these skills, children can develop sport-specific and complex movement skills. These skills allow children to enjoy sports and physical activities. Most importantly, with a firm grasp of the Fundamental Movement Skills a child may enjoy a long life of physical activity.
Aboriginal Coaching Modules
The Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM) is a professional development training tool for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal coaches who coach Aboriginal athletes, as they become certified through the NCCP.
NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Workshop
Make Ethical Decisions
By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. MED training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.
MED training is a cornerstone of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.