Registered Athlete & Coach Services
The Canadian Sport Institue (CSI) , in partnership with the national network of Canadian Sport Centre and the British Columbia network of PacificSport Centres, delivers sport performance programs and sevices to provide athletes and coaching living in BC with every advantage to win medals for Canada.
Through community partnerships with local businesses, municipalities, and organizations, Registered Athletes receive access to a variety of programs and services, including GymWorks, FoodStuff, Sportheath, and MoreStuff partners and opportunities.
PacificSport Vancouver Island registers athletes who have been identified in one of two ways:
1. By their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO). The PSO should notify their athletes by letter or email stating that they have met their sport specific criteria and are eligible to register with the Canadian Sport Institute and PacificSport.
2. By Sport Canada. If an athlete is receiving Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program Government Funding (this usually indicates that an athlete is a Canadian National Team Member).
There are four registration levels consistent with the athlete performance pathway in British Columbia:
Athletes are eligible to receive services for one full year, after which time they must re-qualify according to their sport's unique criteria.
Note that PSO’s submit their eligible athlete nomination lists to Canadian Sport Institute Pacific annually. Registered athletes receive athlete identification.
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and PacificSport Vancouver Island recognize that every athlete deserves the support of a qualified coach. We work closely with national and provincial sport partners to ensure that coach eligibility and the related criteria is clear. Find below the details of coach eligibility.
PacificSport Vancouver Island registers performance coaches who have met the criteria stated below:
NOTE: Coaches must be the technical coaches in the sport and reside in the region of the PacificSport Centre. For exemptions to these criteria, please contact Athlete & Coach Services Coordinator Kevin Lindo and note that criteria are subject to change.
Get Your Identication
Registered Athletes & Coahces are assigned Identification Cards which can be presented at PacificSport partners to receive access and/or discounts depending on each partner's arrangement.
For NEW Registered Athletes to receive your Athlete Identifiation;
Once you receive your Letter of Eligibility from your PSO, follow the instructions to become registered and receive your Athlete Identification.
To RENEW your EXISTING Athlete Identification, please do BOTH of the following;
1. COMPLETE the Registered Athlete Identification RENEWAL Questionnaire
For more information on any of our Registered Athlete & Coach Services or Registered Athlete & Coach Eligibility please contact our Athlete & Coach Service Coordinator, Kevin Lindo.
Partners & Services
The programs and services provided to Registered Athletes & Coaches are aimed at covering many aspects of life, both inside and outside sport.
PacificSport Vancouver Island curates these partnerships based on holistic development and athlete needs. We offer partners in the following areas:
GymWorks: Access to our network of local fitness facilities, health clubs, and community centers offering access to strength and conditioning programs and equipment.
SportHealth: Discounts at sport medicine practitioners who provide medical treatment, rehabilitations services, and/or medical monitoring.
FoodStuff: Discounts at food regail stores and restaurants to help fuel athletes.
MoreStuff: Discounts at leading retail stores, distributors, or lodging/accommodations.
Registered Athlete & Coach Benefits Web App
Registered Athletes and Coaches may use the CSI Web App to easily filter and search for discounts and services available in their areas!