Provincial High Performance Coach Dave McKay - email@example.com
Dave McKay served as the Head Coach of the Canadian men’s team at the 2012, 2008 and 2004 Olympic Games and as an assistant coach at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where he coached Daniel Igali to a gold medal.
High Performance Program
2015-2016 Provincial Development Program
Providing high school athletes with the qualifications, identification and selection criteria for provincial team selection. Regional Centres for Wrestling are the Lower Mainland & Interior.
Regional Training Centres
The Integrated Performance System (IPS), including the Targeted Sport Strategy AND the Regional Coach program, also provides regional support and services through Pacific Sport Centres. Working to develop a pathway for BC athletes to move from the entry level through BC Games, Canada Games, national development and national team levels.
IPS Provincial Development Coach - Women: Kate Walker
Provincial training practices for high school athletes offered two days per week at Burnaby Mountain Training Centre
Please contact the respective coaches to receive an update on the Provincial Development Plan
Canadian Sport for Life (LTAD) is an initiative of the Canadian Sport Centres, Sport Canada and the Federal, Provincial & Territorial Sport Council (FPTSC) which plans for sport excellence and well-being of Canadians.
In recent years, programs have tended to treat young athletes and performers as miniature adults, and the drive to win medals and titles at an early age has resulted in inappropriate training methods and excessive competition schedules. When children should be focused on appropriate age-specific training and development, they are often over-competing in efforts to ‘win’.
If we want to encourage our children in sport and lifelong activity, as well as create the potential to compete internationally, we need to build our sport programs around principles that respect the developmental needs of all children. Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a progressive pathway of development that recognizes the distinct stages of physical, mental, cognitive and emotional development in child athletes. Click here for a printable chart of the BC Wrestling model.
Aboriginal & Elementary Wrestling
High School External Sport Credits
The Ministry of Education is responsible for the External Credentials program and the Sport Credits Portion of this program is administered and monitored by the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport.