Whistler Sport Legacies offering Sport Coach Education Workshops this Fall

Whistler, BC: Whistler Sport Legacies is offering a variety of educational courses and workshops for local sport & recreation leaders, coaches, teachers, health-/childcare workers and parents this September and October. Participants of all levels will be able to attend close to 20 courses that are universally relevant to all sport disciplines, focusing on physical literacy, coaching techniques, healthy child development and community sport delivery. Participation fees start at $10/person, courses will be held in Whistler as well as in Squamish. Registration and more information for all programs is available online.

With the courses, Whistler Sport Legacies wants to grow the number of qualified sport facilitators and coaches in the Sea to Sky Corridor, to support the successful introduction of children to sports, quality sport delivery and athlete development. Lucinda Jagger, the organization’s Vice President, Sport, is excited about the upcoming program series: “There are courses for everybody, from interested parent to advanced sport coach, so we encourage the whole community to participate. We were able to secure highly qualified facilitators, and thanks to subsidies by our provincial partner viaSport, the sign-up cost for the courses is very affordable.” Workshop topics range from general physical literacy know-how to specific aspects such as practice planning, conflict management, mental skills training, nutrition, prevention/recovery, coaching/leading effectively and more. Whistler Sport Legacies is also holding the region’s first Physical & Health Literacy Summit on October 20, 2017, a full-day conference and workshop event with high profile speakers for local sport facilitators working with youth.

The programming is part of Whistler Sport Legacies’ mandate to grow the quality of sport delivery in the Sea to Sky Corridor, as well as part of National Coaches Week, an annual Canada-wide celebration of the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada.