Tami Mitchell joins Whistler Sport Legacies as Manager, Sport Development

Whistler, BC: Whistler Sport Legacies is happy to announce the appointment of Tami Mitchell as Manager, Sport Development. Mitchell will support the organization in its mission to Grow Sport and vision to be a centre for sport excellence. The main focus of her work will lie on creating a strong sport system within the Sea to Sky Corridor, not only in Whistler Sport Legacies’ core disciplines, Sliding and Nordic skiing, but beyond.  Her work will be based on Canadian Sport for Life's Long-Term Athlete Development framework; a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood.

To this end she will be advancing regional coach development from community to high performance level, and she will support sport organizations in the delivery of coach education and development. Tami’s responsibilities also include developing and promoting physical literacy programming while facilitating accessibility and inclusion in sports in the Sea to Sky area. Critical to Tami’s role will be to foster and develop relationships with stakeholders to advance overall sport delivery in the Corridor.

Mitchell comes with wide-ranging coaching, leadership and sport development experience as well as extensive knowledge of Canadian Sport for Life’s Long Term Athlete Development strategy, which will benefit her in her new role at Whistler Sport Legacies. Born and raised in Richmond, BC, she started gymnastics at the age of 3 and competed until she was 15, one of her career highlights being the BC Winter Games in 1990. After retiring from gymnastics, she immediately started her second career as a coach and in the following years also became involved in club administration and management. In 1999, she moved to Whistler and continued coaching gymnastics, aerobics, dance and skiing. Since then, she has been one of Whistler Gymnastics’ core staff members, holding various positions from club administrator to head coach up to program director. Mitchell will start in her new role as Sport Development Manager on October 5, 2015.