NVSS student athletes need coaches

The skills and habits that student athletes require in order to be successful academically and athletically transfer seamlessly

Gary Simrose

Athletic Director – NVSS

 

 

 

It is well understood that “raising a child requires an entire community.”

A huge part of this for many of our students is the experiences and connections facilitated while being involved in the community as student athletes. These sport activities are only possible if generous individuals step forward and volunteer to organize and coach. The skills and habits that student athletes require in order to be successful academically and athletically transfer seamlessly into the world of work and life beyond school. This fact is supported by many studies and articles from research and literature that identify athletes as having teamwork and leadership experience advantages over other individuals without a sport background.

Most employers will also recognize that experience in a competitive sport environment develops leadership, communication, critical thinking, creative/innovative thinking, personal responsibility, social responsibility, teamwork and work habit traits that these employers seek in their employees.

Nechako Valley Secondary School is always looking for individuals that want to help with school athletics as organizers, coaches, chaperones and volunteers. Our athletics department encourages anyone with this interest or background in sport to get involved. The rewards go far beyond the student athletes as the volunteers will make connections, learn a tremendous amount and meet a variety of individuals.

We also believe that giving back to the community this way provides the volunteer with immense enjoyment and satisfaction. It may seem like an onerous task to step forward and be involved in school sports supporting our student athletes but really it is just doing what you can and helping out. There certainly are requirements and expectations involved but our Athletics Department and experienced coaches can help with workshops, training and mentorship to develop and learn the skills and abilities needed.

Some of the clubs and teams that are offered for girls and boys at NVSS include football, cheer, volleyball, cross country running, golf, sevens rugby and boys soccer in the fall, wrestling, basketball, curling, ski and snowboard and hockey in the winter, track and field, rugby, girls soccer, golf, tennis and mountain biking in the spring.

Also offered are table tennis and badminton. Many of these sports have allowed thousands of students to participate, lead a healthy lifestyle and develop valuable skills but the programs will only continue if enough volunteers are involved.

There are many of these clubs and teams in jeopardy of not happening for the students due to lack of coaches.

Please get involved. Contact the Nechako Valley Secondary School Athletic Director (Gary Simrose) or Vice Principal (Gordon Cogan) if you are interested in helping out or participating in coaching workshops, clinics or training.

Telephone: 250-567-2291

email: gcogan@mail.sd91.bc.ca, gsimrose@mail.sd91.bc.ca

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

District of Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen recently photographed the town’s original cemetery — now completely overgrown — among the trails behind the Vanderhoof Museum and Visitor Centre. (Gerry Thiessen photo)
Mayor, historical society examine ways to mark Vanderhoof’s original cemetery

“It is a part of our history and we don’t want that history to evaporate,” Thiessen said.

Northern Health saw 14 cases in one day earlier this week, the highest in one day since the beginning of the pandemic. (Image courtesy CDC)
Northern Health sees highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day

There have been 23 cases of reported cases of COVID-19 in the Nechako Lakes Health Area

’Herbert’ Shane Hartman with his daughter Isla. (Shane Hartman Facebook photo)
Love for daughter and drumming leads to author’s first book

Shane Hartman spent very spare moment writing and illustrating Isla’s New Drum

“We have to make a call out to address this now so our people don’t have to feel fearful,” said Tribal Chief Mina Holmes. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council seeks Indigenous-led task force in northern B.C. hospitals

Request made in an open letter to federal minister Carolyn Bennett

Over the years, Janice Blackie-Goodine’s home in Summerland has featured elaborate Halloween displays and decorations each October. (File photo)
QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct. 31 is a night of frights. How much do you know about Halloween customs and traditions?

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)
Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

This house at 414 Royal Ave. became notorious for its residents’ and visitors’ penchant for attracting police. It was also the site of a gruesome torture in August 2018. It was demolished in 2019. KTW
6-year sentence for Kamloops man who helped carve ‘rat’ into flesh of fellow gang member

Ricky Dennis was one of three men involved in the August 2018 attack

Cpl. Nathan Berze, media officer for the Mission RCMP, giving an update on the investigation at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 30. Patrick Penner photo.
VIDEO: Prisoner convicted of first-degree murder still at large from Mission Institution

When 10 p.m. count was conducted, staff discovered Roderick Muchikekwanape had disappeared

Among the pumpkin carvings created this year by Rick Chong of Abbotsford is this tribute to fallen officer Cont. Allan Young.
Abbotsford pumpkin carver’s creations include fallen police officer

Rick Chong carves and displays 30 pumpkins every year

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

An online fundraising campaign in support of the six-year-old boy, Edgar Colby, who was hit by a car on Range Road Oct. 25 has raised more than $62,000 in a day. (Submitted)
$62K raised in 1 day for boy in coma at BC Children’s after being hit by vehicle in Yukon

The boy’s aunt says the family is “very grateful” for the support they’ve received from the community

Health care employees take extensive precautions when working with people infected or suspected of having COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
WorkSafeBC disallows majority of COVID-19 job injury claims

Health care, social services employees filing the most claims

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Wednesday October 28, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
Conversion therapy ban gets approval in principle, exposes Conservative divisions

Erin O’Toole himself voted in favour of the bill, as did most Conservative MPs

Most Read