The Team BC Sport Sciences program is managed by SportMedBC. SportMedBC welcomes requests to facilitate the provision of sport science and medical support services to Team BC athletes and coaches in preparation for the Canada Games.
Access to the services and programs outlined below are available by contacting Team BC Medical Manager, Philippe Saucier, 604-294-3050.
Functional Screening Program
Athletes are assessed by trained practitioners in order to identify the athlete’s strengths and weaknesses and any postural or mechanical deficiencies. Specific guidelines are given to help the athlete to prevent injury while enhancing performance.
Strength and Conditioning Program
Strength and Conditioning Specialists will work with coaches and athletes to develop safe, effective training programs to enhance athletic performance.
Mental Training Program
Mental Performance Consultants will work either independently or in group setting with athletes and will design a program based on mental skills training and team development.
A registered dietician will work with coaches and athletes to provide guidance, education and recommendations for healthy nutrition for sport. Practitioners may be engaged to develop a nutrition program, educational seminars or guidance surrounding dietary concerns.
Drug Education Program
Led by the Canadian Centre For Ethics In Sport, athletes and coaches will be required to complete an on-line, or in person seminar focused on drug education and testing in sport. The education component will be managed by the Team BC Medical Manager.
Depending on the needs of your team, practitioners can be engaged to provide medical support services to your training camp or competition. Teams can engage Physicians, Physiotherapists or Athletic Therapists to provide medical support in preparation to the approaching games.
The Team BC Medical Manager will develop and share educational resources for Team BC coaches and athletes in topics related to injury prevention and training strategies, nutrition strategies and medical protocols surrounding the Games.
More information on these services is available here
or on the SportMedBC website.