PacificSport Vancouver Island Course Services

Local Sports Organizations can hire PacificSport VI facilitators to offer courses, training, and programming for their groups.

Please see below for a list of courses available for facilitation.


Book Through PacificSport VI:

Canadian Sport for Life - PL 101

Physical activity is a lot more fun when you are physically literate. Now more than ever, physical literacy is being recognized as an important component of best practices in the sport, recreation, health, and education sectors within Canada. Unfortunately, not everyone knows or understands what exactly physical literacy is. The goal of the Physical Literacy 101 Workshop is to cover a broad introduction to the concept of physical literacy. During this half-day workshop, you will take part in an interactive session that will help you to define what exactly physical literacy means, and how you can integrate its concepts to improve your programs. We will touch on the Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools and show you how these can be used to track development of physical literacy skills to help participants improve where needed. You will leave with a solid understanding of what physical literacy is and knowledge of how you can encourage continual improvement and development of physical literacy skills across the lifespan.

Course Length: 4 Hours

Course Fee: TBD

Facilitators: Catharine Edwards or Geoff Hackett

Minimum Registrants: 6

How to Book: Email cedwards@pacificsport.com

 

NCCP - Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

This NCCP certification course is designed for anyone who works with children or youth to gain a better understanding and appreciation of how the fundamental movement skills of throwing, catching, jumping, striking, kicking, wheeling, agility, balance, and coordination are developed in children. Participants learn how to incorporate the skills into their activity plans to further enhance the physical literacy development of the children in their care.

Course Length: 4 Hours

Course Fee:

  • $400 for 6-10 registrants (manuals included)
  • $500 for 11-20 registrants (manuals included)

Facilitators: Catharine Edwards

Minimum Registrants: 6

How to Book: Email cedwards@pacificsport.com

 

High Five – Principles of Healthy Childhood Development

This one-day training will help front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 6 to 12 – i.e. camp counsellor, coaches, swim instructors) improve the quality of programs. It provides in depth training in the HIGH FIVE Principles of healthy child development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members. Topics also include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, children’s mental health, and moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Course Length: 8 Hours

Course Fee:

  • $500 for 6-20 registrants + $50/participant for the manual

Facilitators: Catharine Edwards

Minimum Registrants: 6

How to Book: Email cedwards@pacificsport.com

 

NCCP - Psychology of Performance

After taking this module you will be able to:

  • Help athletes learn to manage distractions and use visualization techniques to prepare themselves technically and tactically for training and competition;
  • Learn how to work with athletes or teams to identify performance and process goals related to their ability to focus on performance;
  • Learn debriefing skills that can be used to help athletes assess their performance in both training and competition.

Course Length: 8 Hours

Course Fee:

  • $600 for 6-10 registrants
  • $700 for 11-20 registrants

Facilitators: Geoff Hackett

Minimum Registrants: 6

How to Book: Email ghackett@pacificsport.com

 

Mental Performance Workshops

Workshops are offered on a case-by-case basis, tailored to your organization or athlete’s specific needs.

Fees: Various

Facilitators: Geoff Hackett

How to Book: Email ghackett@pacificsport.com

 

NCCP Competition Development – Leading Drug Free Sport

After taking this module you will be able to:

  • fully understand and explain the consequences of using banned substances in sport;
  • educate athletes about drug-testing protocols at major competitions;
  • encourage athletes to safeguard their sport values and take greater responsibility for their personal actions; and
  • apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to your coaching as it relates to keeping your sport and athletes drug-free.

Course Length: 4 Hours

Course Fee:

  • $400 for 6-10 registrants (manuals included)
  • $500 for 11-20 registrants (manuals included)

Facilitators: Catharine Edwards

Minimum Registrants: 6

How to Book: Email cedwards@pacificsport.com

 

NCCP Competition Development – Coaching and Leading Effectively

After taking this module you will be able to:

  • Promote a positive image of sport, and model it to athletes and those supporting their performance
  • Deliver clear messages and explanations when communicating with athletes and their supporters;
  • Identify opportunities to interact with all athletes and use feedback to improve and correct performance and behaviour.

Course Length: 9 Hours

Course Fee:

  • $800 for 6-10 registrants (manuals included)
  • $900 for 11-20 registrants (manuals included)

Facilitators: Catharine Edwards

Minimum Registrants: 6

How to Book: Email cedwards@pacificsport.com


Book Externally:

NCCP - Learning Facilitator Core Training

Core Training for Learning Facilitators is a 6-hour workshop that all Learning Facilitator candidates must take. The workshop introduces Learning Facilitator candidates to the goals and philosophy of the NCCP, teaches them how to facilitate modules, and helps them understand the instructional design of the modules.

Those who take this training will receive credit for the following modules on their NCCP transcript:

  • Overview of the Workshop and the NCCP
  • Functions of a Learning Facilitator
  • Elements of an Effective Learning Activity
  • Stages of Group Development
  • Nature of the Group

Course Length: 6 Hours

Facilitators: Catharine Edwards

How to Book: https://www.viasport.ca/sites/default/files/Documents/Host%20Organization%20Processes%20June%202019.pdf

 

Appetite to Play

The Appetite to Play interactive workshop for early childhood providers will enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in creating childcare settings that support healthy eating, physical activity, food and physical literacy to promote healthy child development. Early childhood (0-5) is a critical time for setting the stage for lifelong healthy behaviours. During this workshop planning tools, tips and ideas, recipes, games and activities will be shared and practiced. Participants will receive a booklet to help them get started and an overview of the Appetite to Play online resources. The workshop is three hours in length and will count towards professional development credits for early childhood educators.

Course Length: 3 Hours

Facilitators: Catharine Edwards

How to Book: https://www.appetitetoplay.com/training/workshop-calendar