Story 10: Coaches
Wheelchair sports in BC would not exist without the dedication of coaches, most of whom work on a volunteer basis around the province helping athletes to reach their potential. In the world of wheelchair sports, a coach is rarely paid and the job doesn’t after the game or practice session is over. Coaches advocate on behalf of athletes, plan tournaments and training camps, serve on committees and boards, and further the development of their sport by bringing in the latest sports science research or innovation in equipment.
From internationally renowned coaches like Tim Frick (who we’ll be hearing about in more depth later) to the player-coaches who ensure that their small local teams develop, BCWSA thanks the wheelchair sports coaches of BC. Here is a photo retrospective of some great coaching action shots over the past 40 years.