BC Winter Games team up with PacificSport for athlete development workshops

BC Winter Games team up with PacificSport for athlete development workshops

Author: BC Winter Games/Wednesday, December 2, 2015/Categories: 2015 News, 2016 BC Winter Games

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Do you want to raise your Game? A partnership between the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games and PacificSport Okanagan will provide coaches, parents and athletes an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge with community sport workshops.

“What I love most about the BC Winter Games is the opportunity to develop new skills, strive to improve and be our best selves,” said President Bill Bidlake. “Many thanks to Pacific Sport for hosting a series of community sport workshops that will support our local coaches, parents and athletes become even better and raise the bar heading into February’s BC Games.”

The BC Winter Games (Feb. 25-28, 2016) showcase BC’s best young developing athletes. The BC Winter Games provide a unique opportunity for athletes to experience provincial competition in a multi-sport Games setting, taking the first step towards the national and international stage.  A series of community sport workshops held in conjunction with Pacific Sport offer even more opportunities for local sport participants.

Concussions 101: Dec. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Princess Margaret School library auditorium

Concussions are a type of head injury that are difficult to recognize and diagnose, and are unfortunately a prevalent injury in many sports, from gymnastics to cycling, and sailing to hockey. This workshop focuses on sharing the latest medical and scientific information about brain injury, sport risk factors, prevention techniques, and concussion management guidelines. This is a free seminar.

Tips & Tools for Parenting Your Developing Athletes: Jan. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Princess Margaret School library auditorium

Parenting an athlete can be a challenge. Come check out the tips and tools our experts practice to parent their athletes. Topics include: nutrition, emotional support (i.e. what to say after a loss), and when to start training your athlete/child for competitive sport. This is a free seminar.

Foundational Movement Skills for All Sports: Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Princess Margaret School gym

Join us and discover some of the top strength and conditioning exercises to develop strong, well-rounded athletes. This hands-on session will focus on proper technique, age appropriate exercises, and best practices for cross-training with little or no equipment. Please come dressed to be active.

Pre-registration is required for all seminars. To sign up, call 250-490-2426 or visit www.penticton.ca/ereg.

In addition to the free courses offered by Pacific Sport, is one instructed by SportMedBC.

Athletic Taping Course: Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sports Clinic Physiotherapy

Athletic Taping Course for all medical volunteers, instructed by SportMedBC. Cost is $90. All participants receive a recognized certificate to be advertised on SportMedBC website. Supplies provided. Contact to register is Paul Dwyer - SportMed safety and events services pauld@sportmedbc.ca 604-294-3050 ext. 104.

This will be the fourth time Penticton has hosted the BC Games. The city was the host of the inaugural BC Summer Games in 1978, the 1990 BC Winter Games and the 1995 BC Summer Games. For more information, visit www.bcgames.org.

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Regional Contact:

Kristi Patton
Director of Promotions
Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games Society
250.492.3636
promotions@bcwintergames.ca  

Provincial Contact:
Lia Threfall
Communications Manager
BC Games Society
250.387.1375
liat@bcgames.org

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