The Advanced Coaching Diploma Program offered by the network of Canadian Sport Institutes and Centres predominantly targets coaches working with Training-to-Train and Training-to-Compete athletes, which may include Canada Games, Western Canada Summer Games, and provincial team head coaches.
There is a bursary available for ACD graduates who are selected to coach Team BC at a Canada Games or Western Canada Summer Games. The purpose of the bursary is to raise the qualification standard for Team BC coaches and recognize the commitment made in coaching at the Games.
The International Coaching School (ICS), hosted by Canadian Sport Institute, provides coaches with two different opportunities to become world-class leaders. The two streams of the ICS are the Sport Performance Coaching Certificate (SPCC) and the High Performance Coach Advance (HPCA).
viaSport works in collaboration with Team BC to provide Canada Games coaches with appropriate resources and educational opportunities leading up to and at the Games.
viaSport is the hub for all multi-sport coaching courses in BC. Team BC coaches should contact their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) to ensure they have met the required training and certification levels to attend the Games. If a coach is unsure about what certification he/she currently has, viaSport will verify their credits with the Coaching Association of Canada and can assist coaches with developing a certification plan. Also, there are a number of bursaries and grants
that may assist coaches completing NCCP courses prior to the Games.