Choosing the right sport club

Mar 27, 2015

Published in the Chilliwack Progress, viaSport’s Project Coordinator Kate Kloos provides three tips to keep in mind when choosing the right sport club for your child.

Screen shot of the magazineExcerpt from “Choosing the right sport club” :

Parents often ask “how can I be sure the program I’m enrolling my child in is a good one?”

It’s hard enough for parents to find a sport their child likes, let alone a sport club or organization they can trust. As a partner of over 74 sport organizations in British Columbia, viaSport has three tips to look out for:

  • Affiliation with a provincial sport organization (PSO): If the club is registered with a PSO (eg. Gymnastics BC, or Soccer BC) this means they must meet certain standards for their sport. While standards vary from sport to sport, this will usually include things like coach to athlete ratios, equipment/facility standards, coach education standards, criminal record checks for coaches and even insurance for delivering programs.


Read the full article here (p.5/6).