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The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is offering FREE training to 10 Haida Gwaii coaches, teachers, youth or afterschool program workers. The Introduction to Track & Field course combines the Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel (RJTW) and Sport Coach training into a 2-day course.

  • RJTW teaches the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling and their progressions into track and field in a fun game based appropriate for primary – elementary aged participants.
  • Sport Coach teaches the basic skills of all events in track and field. It is ideal for the generalist coach that may be coaching introductory-intermediate level athletes in multiple events at an elementary or junior high level.

After taking this course, you will be “In-training” for both RJTW and Sport Coach. To be “Trained” you will need to also take the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) course offered separately. This can be taken at any time. To be “Certified” you will need to complete your evaluation for either RJTW or Sport Coach, in addition to completing MED. Haida Gwaii Recreation & BC Athletics will be happy to liaise and assist in helping you move forward in training and certification if you’d like to pursue that option (not mandatory).

Date(s): January 15 & 16th, 2022  (in-person) + 1 evening online session – see schedule below.

Time: 9am to 5pm

Ages: 18+

Location: Tahayghen Elementary School (to be confirmed)

Instructor: Barb Vida

Cost: FREE! Registration also includes a BC Athletics Coach Membership. RSVP below to secure your spot! FIVE spaces have been held for teachers/after school program staff/community coach. Please email if you are unable to RSVP online and are a teacher/youth worker/community coach.

Funded by ViaSport BC Northern BC Coaches & Officials Grant:







Come prepared!

  • BC Vaccine Card + Gov’t I.D. at entry
  • Packed lunch, snacks & water
  • Mask

**72 hours advanced notice of cancellation appreciated, so we can fill the extra space from waitlist. Please do not attend if you are ill**


  • Participants can show up to class at least 15 minutes before the start. Please give enough time for the instructor to complete vaccine checks, attendance, and to complete any required forms.
  • Participants must complete a waiver on the first day of class for themselves and/or child/ren. Failure to do so means participants will not be permitted entry.
  • Participants are expected to wear a non-medical mask until they are situated in their designated work area and to replace it if going to the washroom or leaving the program. As per current public health orders, masks are mandatory at all times indoors unless during programming (exercise).
  • We ask that participants avoid aggregating in entryways. If you’d like to catch up before or after class, outside is safest, while maintaining distance.
  • Participants must use the hand sanitizing station at the front entrance but are also encouraged to wash their hands before and after the activity.
  • Hand hygiene and physical distancing will be encouraged.
  • Equipment will be assigned to each participant for the duration of the program and stored on-site, distributed by the instructor before the start of class.
  • The instructor will clean high-touch surfaces before and after the start of class (e.g. door handles, chairs, equipment).
  • The instructor will manage complete record-keeping and report daily attendance and any incidents to the Recreation Coordinator.
  • Participants must stay home if they show any symptoms (e.g. cough, fever, fatigue).
  • Class may be cancelled by instructors if they show symptoms.
  • In the event of a participant or instructor showing symptoms during the program, the participant will be asked to remove themselves from the program and seek medical advice. Beyond daily screening, is not up to our staff to do temperature checks, testing or contact tracing. This is the role of the health authority.

Staying safe is a shared responsibility. These procedures and our combined efforts help to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19, but there is still a risk.

Please do your best to abide by these new procedures to ensure we can recreate safely and respectfully together on Haida Gwaii.



2 out of 5 available RJTW/Sport Coach - Jan 2022 Date(s): January 15 & 16th, 2022  (in-person) + 1 evening online session - see schedule below.  Time: 9am to 5pm Location: Tahayghen Elementary School (to be confirmed) Instructor: Barb Vida  Cost: FREE! Registration also includes a BC Athletics Coach Membership

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