Safety must be of primary importance in any sport activity, and the coach has the ability to control the learning environment to minimize the potential for any injury. The Long Term Athlete Development Model is an essential guide to ensure programs provided are focused on appropriate age-specific training and development. Click forLTADlink to the guide.
Coaches Code of Conduct Coaches play a critical role in the personal a well as athletic development of their athletes. Our code of conduct ensures
Coaching Standards for BC Coaches
Program Planning Seasonal planning involves making up a flexible master plan. The following list a few basic guidelines.
BC Games The next BC Summer Games will be taking place in July 2016 in Abbotsford. They are for male and female athletes aged 14-16 years. BC Games General Rules and Technical Packages as well as information specific to the 2016 BC Summer Games will be posted in the summer of 2015.
External Sport Credits for student coaches The Sport Secretariat, in partnership with the Coaches Association of BC (CABC) and BC Wrestling, offers the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) on a province-wide basis. This is a national program for coach education. Certificates indicating “trained” or “certified” status are provided upon successful completion of multi-sport generic or sport specific modules, or when requirements of “certification” have been met.
Coach 11 - 4 credits - Student athletes must complete the NCCP Introduction to Competition - Part A modules, CPR “C”, SportMedBC SportsAid, plus 70 hours of coaching experience.
Coach 12 - 4 credits - Student athletes must complete the NCCP Community Sport, NCCP Introduction to Competition - Part A modules, evaluated in NCCP multi-sport modules, CPR “C”, SportMedBC SportsAid and Athletic Taping, plus 80 hours of coaching experience.
Kids/Elementary Wrestling Keeping kids physically active and helping them to build confidence and self esteem. Youth wrestling is about FUN! Wrestling is introduced to elementary school age kids for fun and participation. Many competitions in the province include a kids wrestling division, as well as a number of independent kids wrestling tournaments and clinics.
Application to host a clinic at your school (a great sport for classroom P.E. programs)
High School Wrestling Participation in the zone qualifiers and the high school championships is regulated through the high school wrestling commission that is associated with BC School Sports. For further information on competitive rules & regulations for participation, please refer to BC School Sports website. Download a summary of the BCSSWA high school rules . Complete rule book can be found under Athletes - BC High School Wrestling
Education Programs BC Wrestling provides training opportunities for provincial coaches through participation in camps, clinic and national/international competitions.
Annual coaching clinics kick off the wrestling season in early November. (see events for details)
Zone coordinates can request coaching clinics in their region, if participation numbers permit.
Coaches are encouraged to participate in provincial camps (spring, summer & Christmas), to work with elite coaches to obtain hands on experience in training athletes.
Coaches are encouraged to apply for coaching positions to coach Team BC athletes to national competitions.
Coaches are encouraged to further develop coaching knowledge through resources attained through the Viasport
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