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PISE is hosting National Coaches Week with workshops starting the weekend of September 12 – 13, and then continuing from September 19 – September 27. The workshops – open to sport leaders everywhere – are being held at PISE, 4371 Interurban Rd (Camosun College Campus).

PISE continues to support physical literacy education and the practice of coaching, and in so doing has partnered with Aboriginal Sport, Recreational and Physical Activity Partners Council to deliver three free workshops for leaders that coach, volunteer or support aboriginal youth and athletes. This is additional support to National Coaches Week in BC which is sponsored by TeamSnap, and made possible by a grant received from the Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and administered by ViaSport.

HIGH FIVE, in partnership with the BC Recreation and Parks Association, is a one-day workshop on September 12, that offers training for anyone working with children aged 6 to 12, such as camp counsellors, coaches, and swim instructors, who want to improve the quality of their programs. Front-line leaders will understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met, and will gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members.

An Aboriginal Coaching Module (ACM) on September 19, is an interactive workshop available to both Aboriginal and mainstream organizations who have Aboriginal youth in their sport, social, or employment programs, and who wish to understand how to motivate, inspire, and lead those youth towards a successful and meaningful lifestyle. It is holistic in its approach and includes three modules featuring traditional/holistic approaches to coaching, dealing with racism in sport, and health, lifestyle and nutrition.

Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW), a national program developed by Athletics Canada that teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy, will be delivered on September 26-27. Using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges will be led by instructors specifically trained to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs).

”PISE is very pleased to host National Coaches Week in Greater Victoria, providing our coaches excellent opportunities to further enhance their knowledge and skills together with their peers” said Robert Bettauer, CEO of PISE. “Coaches are the glue of our sport and physical activity system who inspire, lead and mentor, providing countless hours of their expertise and time to the current and next generations of youth in our communities.”

National Coaches Week also features NCCP – Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) which explores core NCCP themes such as fair play, safety, responsibility, and communication with an innovative skill development process and the Multi-sport Competition Introduction Modules.

More information and details on how to register go to: http://piseworld.com/national-coaches-week/

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