Sports camp next weekend

Engage Sport North’s second performance and development camp is coming up Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27 in Williams Lake.

Engage Sport North’s second performance and development camp is coming up Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27 in Williams Lake.

The camp will focus on coach and leadership development, athlete testing, athlete strength and conditioning consultations and sport mental performance training in six different events.

There will be sport psychology presentations, mental training consultations, a Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity workshop (CAAWS), a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) competition development course and a sport medicine course.

Coaches, officials, teachers, health care professionals, administrators and sport leaders of all levels are invited to participate.

Athletes, meanwhile, are encouraged to attend to receive certified strength and conditioning testing and consultation, as well as advice and support for sport mental training.

Engage Sport North serves communities in Northern B.C. from 100 Mile House to the Yukon border and from Haida Gwaii to the Alberta border.

The camp schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Nov. 26

• 9 to 9:15 a.m.: registration, welcome and opening remarks

• 9:15 to 10 a.m.: keynote speaker: Austin Hinchey, captain of Canada’s paralympic sitting volleyball team

• 10 to 10:45 a.m.: Carl Nienhuis, sport mental performance trainer

• 10:45 to 11 a.m.: Dave Adolph, Engage Sport North strength and conditioning specialist

• 11 a.m. to noon: sitting volleyball session led by Austin Hinchey

• 1 to 6 p.m.: athlete physical testing and consultations

• 1 to 6 p.m.: NCCP competition-development managing conflict

Sunday, Nov. 27

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: SportMED BC concussion workshop

• 9 a.m. to noon: CAAWS effective communication workshop

The deadline to register is today, Nov. 18.

The performance and development camp registration fee is $50 for athletes and $100 for everyone else.

The camp will be held at Thompson Rivers University’s Williams Lake Campus.

To register visit www.engagesportnorth.com.