Stay tuned for the 2020 International Coaching School!

Registration will open March 1, 2020. See below for information on the 2019 ICS.

High Performance Sport Coaching Education and Professional Development

ICS International Coaching SchoolThe International Coaching School brings together some of the brightest coaching minds in Canada to deliver educational opportunities for high performance coaches and share their experiences – from provincial games all the way to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Taking place at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s Victoria campus, the International Coaching School is offered through two streams: Sport Performance Coaching Certificate and the High Performance Coach Advance.

The Sport Performance Coaching Certificate stream offers coaches enhanced training in the NCCP Competition-Development modules in an interactive multi-sport setting. Coaches will have the opportunity to complete up to eight NCCP modules, as well as earn the Sport Performance Coaching Certificate from the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, in only one week.

The High Performance Coach Advance is geared toward Varsity, Provincial, National, and Advanced Coaching Diploma (NCI) alumni coaches working with athletes in the ‘Train to Train’ through to the ‘Train to Win’ stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) pathway. Coaches have the opportunity to engage and network with their peers, while sharing best practices under a new theme each year.

Sport Performance Coaching Certificate

Coaches who take part in the Sport Performance Coaching Certificate stream are required to complete eight multi-sport coaching modules, with a minimum of six being taken at the International Coaching School. Below is a list of the modules that are being offered at the 2019 International Coaching School.

International Coaching School 2019 Cohort

International Coaching School 2019 Cohort
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2019 Sport Performance Coaching Certificate Schedule

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High Performance Coach Advance

We are excited to re-engage B.C.’s High Performance coaches in our High Performance Coach Advance. This year’s HPCA is a one-day Advance designed to develop coach-based strategies to Power Podium Performances by exploring skill acquisition. As in past HPCA, the main intent of the event is for coaches to drive their own learning. To this end we have secured two world leading researchers in Skill Acquisition, Dr. Olav Krigolson from the University of Victoria and Dr. Nicola Hodges from the University of British Columbia. The advance will feature a panel presentation from our experts and hands on application of skill acquisition concepts. Coach will be able to enhance their understanding of how the science can impact their coaching and ultimately athlete performance.

The High Performance Coach Advance is geared toward Varsity, Provincial, National, and Advanced Coaching Diploma (NCI) alumni coaches working with athletes in the ‘Train to Train’ through to the ‘Train to Win’ stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) pathway. Coaches have the opportunity to engage and network with their peers, while sharing best practices under a new theme each year. The HPCA is by invitation.

HPCA 2019 Schedule

Interested in attending?

If you are interested in attended please contact Kendra Stoner at: kstoner@csipacific.ca

High Performance Coach Advance 2019
HPCA Schedule

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Meet the Experts

Nikki Hodges

HPCA 2019 - Nikki Hodges

Nicola (Nikki) Hodges is a Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in the School of Kinesiology. Originally from the UK she developed a passion for sport (namely soccer) and experimental psychology and has continued to live out these passions through the study of motor behaviour in Canada over the last 25 years. It is at UBC that Dr Hodges runs the Motor Skills Laboratory (http://msl.kin.educ.ubc.ca/), where she studies the mechanisms of motor skill learning. Her particular research focus is on processes involved in watching and learning from others (action-observation) and how practice should be best structured to bring about long-term enhancement of motor skills. Her research has been funded by the three tri-council agencies in Canada, she has been involved in sport-consulting and she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Her co-edited book (with Mark Williams); Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice (Routledge Press), is just going into its 3rd edition.

Olav Krigolson

HPCA 2019 - Olav Krigolson

Dr. Krigolson is a former athlete and coach turned neuroscientist who has used his knowledge of theory to inform other about sport – with a specific focus on learning theory, practice design, and the application of neuroscience technology to sport performance. At UVic Dr. Krigolson runs the Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience Laboratory and is the Associate Director of the Centre for Biomedical Research.

He is an author on more than 60 peer reviewed scientific publications and has given over 200 conference presentations. Dr. Krigolson’s research has gained mainstream traction and has been featured on CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, CBC News, and numerous other media outlets.

Marc Klimstra

HPCA 2019 - Marc Klimstra

Dr. Marc Klimstra studies how we move our bodies at two extreme ends of the kinetic spectrum – with elite athletes and the aging population, where movement is at its best or is starting to decline.

In a field of study more commonly known as biomechanics, the professor in exercise science and physical education uses advanced technology to observe and analyze the forces that act on and within the body during motion.

With techniques such as optical and inertial motion capture, small devices the size of a marble are attached onto specific areas of the body to detect motion, acceleration and balance. Dr. Klimstra uses these to understand how athletes can move faster while reducing the likelihood of getting injured.

Dr. Klimstra and his graduate students work closely with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, giving coaches comprehensive and applied feedback so that their teams can perform better.

In rehabilitation settings, Dr. Klimstra uses his findings to predict if someone is at risk of falling, informing clinicians on how they can evaluate their rehabilitation techniques.

Alongside departmental colleague Sandra Hundza, Dr. Klimstra has contributed to the understanding of how neurons, or nerve cells, change and deteriorate with age. With the rise in health care costs, he is deciphering what factors contribute to a fall and how falls can be prevented.

Dr. Klimstra brings his fascination for physics into the classroom by taking a multi-faceted approach to teaching biomechanics – through interactive activities, hands-on practice with technology and relevant knowledge that directly impacts the community.

ICS 2018: Recap

ICS 2018 took place in Victoria May 26-June 1
Read more about the modules and schedule that were part of ICS 2018 below
View the Complete 2018 International Coaching School Package (Schedule, Descriptions & Bios)

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