COVID Restrictions During Olympic Weightlifting Training
- As per VIA Sport guidelines for adult recreational sport - we will keep occupancy below 50%
- As per VIA Sport & BCWL our athletes will ONLY be taking part in, and following, the Weightlifting program written & overseen by Renegade's NCCP coaches
- As our athletes are considered 'recreational sport' by VIA Sport they will NOT be required to register with a BCWL Club (unless they're planning to compete)
- As the PHO order on gatherings and events states: adult athletes are not currently able to participate in group fitness classes - so athletes will be monitored by coaches on site, but following the program on their own time
- We will still follow all prior COVID protocols & communicable disease plans as outlined on our FAQ: www.rncty.ca/covid19-faq
- This includes masks being worn at all times when NOT actively working out
- Maintaining social distancing whenever possible
- Wiping down of all equipment after use
- Disinfecting of all primary touch points throughout the day
- Maximizing airflow between sessions while minimizing excessive fan usage or airflow while space being utilized
Breakdown of PHO and VIA Sport Restrictions & Orders
The VIA Sport Return to Sport Restart 2.0 outlines the requirements to be considered a 'sport' and the restrictions for athletes taking part in that sport:
High Performance Athletes
- Defined as athletes who are registered with their appropriate PSO and legitimately compete in that sport at a high level.
Adult Indoor and Mixed-age Sport and Recreation Programs
- Are permitted to operate at 50% capacity - but must be associated with a legitimate and VIA Sport verified Sport.
- Unfortunately, Functional Fitness is not yet an approved / legitimate sport (read more: https://www.bcfunctionalfitness.org/post/the-sport-of-functional-fitness-the-latest-covid-mandates) and CrossFit is definitely not a sport.
The Sport of Olympic Weightlifting
This is from BC Weightlifting, the VIA Sport Approved Provincial Sports Organization parameters for what's required to be considered a club / training in the sport:
"In order to be legitimately operating as a club, you must have the following in place:
- You must have a registered BCWA club that is active in our system.
- All athletes on-site must be registered athletes with the BCWA
- There must be a registered NCCP Trainer Level 1 Coach overseeing the training programs of the athletes.
I hope that this information is helpful and that you can use this to comply with the current health orders and enable your athletes to maintain their training."
Renegade Barbell & Raincity Athletics
- Since Raincity Athletics does not have any NCCP certified coaches - we are not eligible to provide the program for our athletes
- We've partnered with Renegade Barbell Club who are a BCWL and NCCP certified coaches to oversee our program at Raincity