Event Calendar

Recreational Parkour Certification Course (Kelowna)


Start: January 5, 2018
End: January 7, 2018

Location: Kelowna Gymnastix (1891 Springfield Rd, Kelowna)

WAITLIST: if this page indicates that course registration is full, please contact Keara Hooi (khooi@gymbc.org) to be placed on the waitlist.

Course Information

Eligibility Requirements:

In order to enroll in the Gymnastics BC recreational parkour certification course, coaches must be:

  • NCCP Foundations Intro and Theory 
  • At least 16 years of age at the time of the course
  • Affiliated with a Gymnastics BC full member club
  • A registered Gymnastics BC member

Registration:

  • Limited spaces available; registration is first come first served
  • Please note that previously indicating interest to Gymnastics BC does not reserve you a spot.
  • Online registration and payment is required to guarantee your space in the course. Registrations without payment will not be accepted. Online registration instructions

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017

Learning Facilitator: Jesse James Pierce alongside WFPF master trainer (name TBA)

Course fee: $595 CAN + GST (refund policy)

Course schedule:

  • Friday, January 5: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (8 course hours + 1 hour lunch break)
  • Saturday, January 6: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (6 course hours + 1 hour lunch break)
  • Sunday, January 7: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (6 course hours + 1 hour lunch break)

What to expect:

  • This is a hands-on course. Please wear athletic clothing and be prepared to move!
  • The physical assessment portion is to allow the World Freerunning Parkour Federation (WFPF) master trainers to see how comfortable the group is with movement and basic parkour skills.
  • Having participants physically learn and try the skills and progressions throughout the certification course also provides an opportunity for participants to identify errors and help to correct them.
  • If for any reason you are unable to physically participate in the course, please note that certification is still possible - the trainers are primarily looking for your ability to confidently and competently teach the material.

What you will receive:

  • World Freerunning Parkour Federation Level 1 and 2 Certification
  • Electronic copies of course handouts
  • Upon successful completion: electronic certificate and coach ID*

What to wear: Comfortable, athletic clothing.

What to bring:

  • Water, a notebook and pen, copy of the course handouts  (print or electronic).
  • The course handouts will be e-mailed to all registered participants a few days before the course start date.

Moving forward, requirements for GymBC member clubs that wish to offer recreational parkour programming:

  • WFPF Level 2 certified coach(es)
  • *Coach(es) must hold current WFPF membership – renewal is completed online through the WFPF website. 

Other information:

  • Once certified, an instructor is entered into the WFPF database and eligible to coach recreational parkour (to the level that he/she is certified) at any GBC member club or WFPF affiliated gym.
    • Note: As per GBC instructor requirements, WFPF certified instructors from outside of BC wishing to coach parkour within a GBC member club must complete the NCCP Foundations Intro and Theory courses.
  • Maintaining certification provides instructors access to regular updates, merchandise discounts, suggestions on marketing strategies, discounts on next-level certifications (including future judging courses).
  • GBC clubs are welcome to enroll in the WFPF curriculum and licensing program; the decision to participate is up to each club. 
  • Should a participant be unsuccessful in passing the certification course, he or she will be required to repeat the entirety of the course for a subsequent chance at certification. 

*Renewal fee is currently $50 US per annum. Subject to change at the discretion of the WFPF.




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