‘AAA’ FIELD HOCKEY - NOV 2-4NEWSLETTERDECEMBER 2022CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FALL PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS!‘AA’ FIELD HOCKEY - NOV 2-4 ‘A’ BOYS SOCCER - NOV 2-4 CROSS COUNTRY - NOV 5ST. MICHAELS UNIVERSITY SCHOOLÉCOLE JULES-VERNESR. BOYS - KILLARNEYSR. GIRLS - HANDSWORTHHANDSWORTH AQUATICS - NOV 18-19‘A’ BOYS - VANCOUVER CHRISTIAN CROSS COUNTRY - NOV 5
‘A’ GIRLS - VANCOUVER CHRISTIAN‘AA’ BOYS - WEST POINT GREY ACADEMY‘AA’ GIRLS - WEST POINT GREY ACADEMY‘AAA’ BOYS - ST. GEORGE’S‘AAA’ GIRLS - PENTICTON HIGH ‘AA’ BOYS SOCCER - NOV 21-23NOTRE DAME AQUATICS - NOV 18-19 AQUATICS - NOV 18-19 AQUATICS - NOV 18-19 AQUATICS - NOV 18-19 AQUATICS - NOV 18-19
REYNOLDSVANCOUVER CHRISTIANLANGLEY CHRISTIANKELOWNACREDO CHRISTIAN ‘AA’ GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - DEC 1-3KALAMALKA ‘AAA’ BOYS SOCCER - NOV 24-26 ‘A’ BOYS VOLLEYBALL - DEC 1-3 ‘AA’ BOYS VOLLEYBALL - NOV. 30 - DEC 3 ‘AAA’ BOYS VOLLEYBALL - NOV. 30 - DEC 3 ‘A’ GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - DEC 1-3
MCMATH OKANAGAN MISSION ‘AAA’ GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - DEC 1-3 ‘AAAA’ GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - DEC 1-3ROBERT BATEMAN VANCOUVER COLLEGE ‘AA’ FOOTBALL - DEC 3‘AAA’ FOOTBALL - DEC 3NEW BCSS MEDALSWe heard the feedback, and our brand new medals are better than ever! BC School Sports was excited to hand out the improved hardware to the ﬁrst 2022 Provincial Champion this year for ‘A’ Boys Soccer. Congratulations to Ecole Jules-Verne!
BCSS STAFFING CHANGESASSISTANT DIRECTORWe are excited to announce this new position within our organization and a great new addition to the BCSS team. The Assistant Director, Sport and Events provides leadership and oversight to sport and event operations. In addition to Championships, the Assistant Director for Sport, and Events, leads efforts around Tiering, Sport Policy Committees, Athlete Safety, as well as Competitive Fairness. We’re thrilled to announce that Harp Sohi will be assuming this role as of December 12. Harp has been the Athletic Coordinator for Vancouver School Board for the past 23 years. He has been involved with and hosted numerous BCSS championships, and is the current chair of the Competitive Fairness Committee. Those that know Harp will agree he is a wealth of knowledge around school sport, and will be a great asset to our team and help us go to the next level in delivering great experiences for our student-athletes. NEW SPORT MANAGERNext, we would like to make our member schools and partners aware Darrin Moreira will be leaving BCSS on December 16th to pursue other interests. We would like to thank Darrin for his valuable work with our organization the past 15 months. We are excited to announce that Michael Apps will be joining BCSS in Darrin’s former role of Manager of Sport. Michael has a Masters of Kinesiology and has worked and participated in collegiate sports both as an athlete and coach. Most recently he has worked as the head coach of Freestyle BC Slopestyle Ski Team. Michael will be starting with us on January 3rd, as we return from the holiday break. FACEBOOKBC School SportsINSTAGRAM@bcschoolsportsTWITTER@bcschoolsportsEMAILinfo@bcschoolsports.caSTARSstars.bcschoolsports.ca
BCSS & PLAYFLY SPORTS ANNOUNCE 10-YEAR MULTIMEDIA RIGHTS AGREEMENTBC School Sports (BCSS) and Playﬂy Sports, the emerging leader in sports marketing, media, and technology, announced recently a ground-breaking ten year multimedia rights agreement, the ﬁrst of its kind for any amateur sport body in Canada. The deal makes Playﬂy BCSS’ exclusive rights holder and sponsorship arm effective immediately.Playﬂy will hold the media and sponsorship rights for BCSS. This will allow Playﬂy to leverage their diverse and notable sponsorship, marketing, and media solutions to grow the BCSS brand, and awareness about the signiﬁcant role school sport plays in communities across the province while elevating the experience for student-athletes.BCSS joins an impressive and growing portfolio of over 35 major NCAA Division 1 post secondary athletic programs and state high school associations that are managed by Playﬂy through integrated capabilities that expand beyond traditional multimedia rights including naming rights and valuation consulting, e-sports program development, digital technology offerings, and unique sponsorship innovations.NEW BCSS APPAREL PROVIDERBC School Sports is proud to announce our new apparel provider, Rush Team Apparel. Rush offers online ordering as well as being onsite for the majority of our Provincial Championships. Check out their online storefront to order BCSS Championship Apparel here.
KIDSPORT BC & BCSS TEAM UPStudent Athletes are eligible for KidSport funding through BC School SportsKidSport provides ﬁnancial assistance with sport registration fees for young people under the age of eighteen (18). KidSport and our founding organization Sport BC, believe that the power of sport participation promotes the development of children’s social, mental, and physical well-being. By increasing access to quality sport programs, we believe KidSport strengthens communities across Canada. As a member of Sport BC, BC School Sports makes it possible for student athletes to apply for this funding. BC School Sports provides low barrier participation with more than 96,000 student athlete registrations annually across the province. There may still be ﬁnancial challenges for some student-athletes to cover fees and are we are pleased to be partnering with BC School Sports to raise awareness of this opportunity. “Cost shouldn’t be a barrier that prevents student athletes from experiencing the positive beneﬁts of sport participation,” says KidSport BC’s fundraising manager, Angela Crowther. “We’re proud to partner with BC School Sports to ensure that parents and member schools are aware that KidSport is a funding option for student athletes in need.” BCSS Executive Director Jordan Abney noted, “BCSS and our 440 member schools provide the most accessible form of organized sport available in our province. That said, we know despite its low barriers, costs remain a challenge for some families. We are so thankful that due to this partnership with KidSport, student-athletes will never be excluded from the amazing beneﬁts that come with participating in a school sport due to ﬁnancial barriers.” Financial assistance for school sport registration fees is available at kidsport.ca. Applications can be submitted online by ﬁnding the appropriate local community application. If a community isn’t listed, applications can be submitted to the KidSport BC Provincial Fund.
CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTINGURGENT!BCSS is still looking for championship hosts for the following school-hosted provincial championships THIS YEAR! If you are interested in hosting any of the following championships below, please contact the BCSS ofﬁce and a staff member will discuss championship and the process of becoming the host. Note the championships will be cancelled if without a host in place by February 22.SPRINGAA/AAA Tennis A Girls SoccerACCOUNTINGIMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OUR ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENTAll invoices will be sent by email via Quickbooks from quickbooks@notiﬁcation.intuit.com. Please add this email address to your safe sender list.Payments can be made through EFTs or by cheque payable to BC School Sports. Unfortunately, we do not accept credit card payments. If paying by EFT, please ensure a remittance notiﬁcation is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your account is credited to your school. Please include our invoice number on your remittance notiﬁcation.ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING - NOV 14 & 15BCSS had its second annual APM in November with the Legislative Assembly becoming more comfortable in its role and have had many good discussions. Outcomes for motions can be found here.ELIGIBILITY FORMSPrior to the start of each school year BCSS staff update all our forms to reﬂect any rules changes that passed at the AGM. In addition, this year, we have made some changes to the names of forms which have also been reﬂected in policy. Please ensure to use the 2022-2023 forms which are located under the forms tab of our website. Submissions on outdated forms will not be accepted.
SPORT ON THE MOVE GRANTThe program is administered by viaSport British Columbia, in partnership with BC School Sports. BC School Sports completes the application on behalf of member schools.The Province of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, is a proud supporter of amateur sport across the province. The Sport on the Move travel grant provides ﬁnancial assistance to schools and students to offset the costs associated with travel to BC high school championships. In order to become eligible to receive available Sport on the Move funds, schools must opt-in to the program each year. Eligible schools are those that are have opted-in to the program and either traveled 350 km or more (one way), and/or taken a ferry to travel to their respective BC School Sports senior provincial championship. While exact amounts are difﬁcult to predict, awarded grants generally vary between $0.70-$0.85/km (one way, dependent on demand), plus additional funding if ferry travel is required or group size exceeds 5 athletes. Awarded amounts will be transferred to schools via direct deposit, 6-8 weeks after seasonal championships conclude. CIAAAA reminder that every Athletic Director registered in STARS is a member of the Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (CIAAA) and has access to the resources, network and professional development offered by the organization. For instructions on activating your membership click here for information or reach out to their new Executive Director Caleigh Wojcicki at email@example.com. After a 2-year delay the CIAAA National AD’s Conference is ﬁnally coming to Vancouver. Plan to attend the best professional development conference for AD’s on April 20-22, 2023. More details about the conference can also be found on the CIAAA website. BCSS OFFICE CLOSUREPlease note that the BCSS ofﬁce will be closed for winter break starting December 19 to January 2. See you in the New Year!
MANDATORY COACHES CONCUSSION TRAININGA friendly reminder for all coaches, managers, and assistants to complete the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Coaches . BCSS has mandated this free training for all staff who work in youth sport. Access the course at cattonline.com Dr. Shelina Babul and the CATT team will be launching their new CATT for Youth e-learning course at the end of September this year. This new course was designed to provide youth with the information they need to recognize, respond to, and report a concussion. The CATT for Youth course takes about 40 minutes, is free of charge, and those who complete all of the learning modules will receive a CATT certiﬁcate. CATT for Youth was funded by and created in partnership with the SHRed Concussions Study Research Program (Led by Dr. Carolyn Emery, University of Calgary). CATT for Youth will launch on September 25, to coincide with BC Concussion Awareness Week. SANCTIONINGHosting or Travelling to an EventCompetition between two or more BCSS member schools is automatically sanctioned. When you are travelling to or hosting an event with an out-of-province team sanctioning is required. Complete the Hosting and/or Travelling sanctioning forms on the website at least 30 days in advance of the event or ﬁnes will apply.Third Party Event SanctioningIf your school wishes to attend an event that is not hosted by a member school (eg: university, club, community, etc.) please ensure the event has been sanctioned by BCSS before attending. This is a list of BCSS third party sanctioned events on the BCSS homepage. Participation in a non-sanctioned event may lead to disqualiﬁcation for post-season play.WISHING YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE BCSS OFFICE!