NOVEMBER 2020 NEWS FROM THE KAMLOOPS SPORTS COUNCIL!
Dear Tournament Capital Volunteers, 
As of October 9th, the Sports Legacy Fund is once again taking funding applications for its 13th allocation period. The deadline is November 30, 2020 and applicants are reminded that all completed applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Society no later than the November 30th deadline.

The majority of organizations use the on line application program but completed submissions are also accepted by mail or email.

There is only one application period each year to access funding. Results of this year's granting process will be released in late January 2020.

Please consult the website, https://kamloopssportslegacyfund.com  for the eligibility criteria and list of required documents outlined on the application form. The mailing address is also available on the website. The application will not be considered unless the documentation is complete on submission. Questions may be directed to Bob Smillie by email at rsmillie@shaw.ca. Organizations that are incorporated are requested to submit their amended constitution and bylaws that are aligned with the new BC Societies Act.


LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport

The LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport aims to strengthen balanced leadership for female coaches, officials or organizational staff throughout B.C. by supporting their training, education, and policy development opportunities.
Through this grant, viaSport is interested in supporting organizations that understand how actively developing diverse and inclusive leaders is fundamental to delivering positive sport experiences.
This grant will fund up to $5,000 to local, multi or provincial sport organizations for training, educational or policy development activities that advance leadership opportunities for female leaders in sport.

For more information visit the viaSport website Here


Coaches & parents, how do you foster and help create supportive environments for athletes to discuss their mental health? Athletes, how do you notice signs when a teammate or even yourself might be struggling?
Join us on November 7th (in person or via Zoom) for our annual Pathways to Sport Excellence Conference as Jenna Nickle, Program Manager for Mental Wellness Program at the Kamloops YMCA/YWCA shares her knowledge on this important and relevant topic.
For more info click here




Registration is now open for all programs. Contact us today.
Covid19 safety plans and procedures in place. Limited spots available, first come first served.  ��☀️   
 
NEW : Ask about Aquago! A 6 level program based on swimming fundamentals, artistic swimming, athletic abilities and flexibility. We are wait listing for January 2021! For children ages 5-9. 

For more information email us at headcoach@kamloopssynchro.com or call 250-372-5998.





We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport™ provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
 
KidSport Kamloops is a local chapter of KidSport Canada.  Funds raised locally are spent locally and are distributed as grants to cover registration and/or equipment fees associated with participation in a season of sport.
 
For more information please email us at kidsportkamloops@gmail.com or call 250-828-3822.
Even if it feels like the world has come to a standstill, that doesn't mean you should.

We've always believed in the power of movement and a healthy lifestyle. Now that many of us find ourselves isolated at home, cut off from each other and more sedentary than usual, movement has become more important than ever. 

Learn More Here
         
Kamloops Sports Council
Getting to know our Local Sport Organizations
  

Kamloops Youth Soccer Association 

Who are you? 

The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association (KYSA) is a non-profit youth soccer organization offering recreational and competitive programs for U3 to U18 players. We are dedicated to providing our community with a fun, inclusive, and safe soccer experience.

Can you tell us about your organization? 

KYSA offers programs throughout the year, with our primary season taking place April to June. The programs we offer include: 
 
  • Initiation Program (April to June) - U3 to U7 
  • Community Spring League (late March to June) - U8 to U18 
  • Select Program (mid-February to June/July) - U11 to U18 
  • Academy Training and Summer Camps (year-round) - U3 to U18 
 
Our Indoor programming for winter gets underway in the Warner Rentals Soccer Dome on November 2nd. This year we are running two phases of training: 
Nov 2 - Dec 11 
and 
Jan 4 - Feb 12. 
 
REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 3RD for our Community Spring League! We are moving ahead with registration under the assumption that we will be operating at current (Phase 2) or improved (Phase 3) Return to Play restrictions come the Spring. For more information or to register, visit www.kysa.net

How long has your organization been active and operating? 

The KYSA has been operating since 1964

Where do your athletes meet and train? 

During the spring and summer our members play on city and school fields in their communities. Our BMO Select teams train and play most of their games at McArthur Island. We are fortunate to have amazing grass fields to play on thanks to the City of Kamloops Parks Department. In the fall and winter, our programs take place in the Warner Rentals Soccer Dome. KYSA owns and operates the only indoor soccer facility in Kamloops.

Describe your members in one word. 

Parents- Positive
Coaches- Dedicated
Players- Competitive
 
What has KYSA been working on lately? 

We've been focused on Return to Play programs throughout the summer and fall. Our staff have done a fantastic job to keep our members engaged and active on the soccer field, while ensuring all safety protocols are adhered to. 
 
Who are some volunteers that you would like to highlight in the community for their work and dedication? 

We have more than 200 volunteer coaches and managers working with teams in the Select and Spring League programs. We truly appreciate the tremendous time and energy that all of our volunteers put into working with KYSA players. 

What do you think makes Kamloops a great sporting community? 

Kamloops is a great sporting community because it's just that - a community. Everyone (City staff, sponsors, volunteers, coaches, staff, parents, and players) is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for sport to thrive. We are fortunate to live and play here and are so proud any time we have the chance to show Kamloops off to out-of-town teams.

How do people connect with KYSA to learn more and get involved? 

Website is www.kysa.net 
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @kysablaze. 
You can also contact the KYSA Office by phone at 250-376-2750 or email at kysa@telus.net.
Sincerely,

Kamloops Sports Council