The BC Games Society, Canadian Sport Institute - Pacific, viaSport, and SportMedBC are inviting qualified Mental Performance Consultants (MPC) to apply for one of two available positions with Team BC for the 2017 Canada Summer Games to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from July 28 to August 13, 2017.
The provision of mental skills training has been identified as an important component of athlete preparation and performance. The goal of the Team BC performance program is to incorporate mental training support for the PSOs and team coaching staff to facilitate their efforts to create the highest performance levels possible. This will be accomplished by ensuring the benefits of the training programs are clear, quality program delivery is available, and the programs are flexible enough to fit within their system.
Support to the PSO, coaching staff, and individual athletes will be focused primarily on the need to enhance performance which may include: assisting the coaching staff, working with team dynamics, and developing personal mastery at the athlete level. The overreaching goal is to develop a system that will consistently create the ideal environment that allows teams and athletes to perform at their best.
Individuals with a background of expertise in both sport and mental skills training are invited to apply. These positions require formal academic course work in both sport and mental skills training, and a supervised internship in sport and mental skills training.
The rate of pay for MPCs is reflective of their expertise and commitment. The general guideline provided to the sports for their budgeting purposes is $50 per hour, or $300 per day.
In the lead up to the Games, MPCs will be engaged and paid directly by the PSOs. It will be the MPCs responsibility to establish a fee for service with the PSO, based on the guidelines provided, for the requested services. At the Games, the MPC will be paid $300 per day directly by the BC Games Society, in addition to travel, food, and accommodations expenses.
The MPC must be available to work with assigned sports for up to 12 months prior to the Games and attend up to 3 Team BC Mission Staff meetings. The MPC is also required to attend the full duration of the Games:
Team BC will travel to the 2017 Canada Summer Games via Vancouver on July 27, 2017 and will return on August 13, 2017.
Please view the PDF Application Form
for full details and:
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 04, 2016 - 4:00pm PST
- Complete all sections of the application form
- Attach the following items to the application form (application form is not considered complete without all of the items listed below.)
- Copy of practitioner’s current diploma or certificate
- Copy of practitioner’s current liability insurance
- Send the completed form and attachments via fax or e-mail to:
Manager, Sport Safety & Event Services