Competitions

From popular traditional sports to interesting non-traditional sports, SportsFest Niagara aims to facilitate clubs & organizations that would like to host an amateur sporting event or competition here in the Niagara Region. Any sports group or organization can participate, we hope to have a wide variety of sport categories included in SportsFest events.

In order to guarantee each tournament is well run, SportsFest Niagara partners with a regional sports organizations for each sports discipline.  Through this event management partnership tournament logistics such as event sanctioning, tournament scheduling, officiating, venue selection and so forth are all organized.

COMPETITIONS & EVENTS – JANUARY 25th – 27th, 2013:

Dodgeball Mania – a co-ed Dodgeball Tournament that included a recreational division and a competitive division (for more practiced and seasoned teams). This tournament took place on Saturday January 26th, 2013 and it was held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls , Ontario. Teams consisted of 6-10 players with a minimum of two females per team. This event was run in partnership between the Winter Festival of Lights and Extreme Dodgeball Hamilton, a dodgeball league based in West Hamilton that has been active for over eight years, plays game five nights a week and consists of over 100 teams. The tournament was played under “extreme” rules which meant fast-paced action as players rotated from being “in jail’ to on the court.

Chinese New Year Women’s Artistic Invitational (Gymnastics Meet)

This three-day Gymnastics meet was hosted by Gymnastics Energy at their gym in St. Catharines. The Chinese New Year Invitational meet consisted of three full days of gymnastics with the first event starting at 8am on Friday January 25th, each day was separated into 3-4 session with the first session starting at approximately 8am and concluded each night at approximately 8pm. Fourteen different gymnastics clubs from across southern Ontario were represented at this meet with approximately 350 participants taking part.

For more information and event results please visit: http://www.gymnasticsenergy.ca/cny.asp

The Niagara Winter Classic (co-ed Ball Hockey Tournament)

The tournament featured a 4-on-4 plus a goalie format, with two halves with run time. The two-day event was open to all age groups and consisted of six divisions: Youth, Men’s Recreational, Intermediate, Elite, Ladies, and Co-Ed. A total of 21 teams and 210 people participated in this fun outdoor event at the two BHi St. Catharines rinks despite the sometimes brisk and frigid temperatures.
The Men’s Elite Division Championship featured two teams that went undefeated in their preliminary games – The Niagara Terrorists and the North Stars. When these two teams faced each other in Round-Robin play on Saturday, they played to a scoreless draw. In the Championship game on Sunday, both teams able to light the lamp on several occasions and the Niagara Terrorists would come away with the 6-3 victory and take home the $1,000 cash prize.

Men’s Intermediate Champions – New Swag
Men’s Recreational Champions – New Kids On The Block
Ladies Division Champions – Team Awesome
Co-Ed Division – Beastie Boys & B!
Youth Bantam Division – Cherry Pickers 1

COACHING CLINICS

Swimming 101

Event Date: January 25-27, 2013
Event Name: Swimming 101
Event Location: St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre, 425 Carlton Street  St. Catharines, ON L2M 0A9
Event Details: Coach must complete pre-course workbook prior to registering for the course http://www.nccpswimming.org/swimming101-precourse/. Please do not bring a cheque to the course – call Lindsay Taylor Swim Ontario (416-426-7464) with a credit card number for payment before the course.
Hosted by: Swim Ontario & Niagara Sport Commission

NCCP ONTARIO BASKETBALL CERTIFICATION-ITCA

Event Date: January 25-27, 2013
Event Name: NCCP ONTARIO BASKETBALL CERTIFICATION-ITCA
Event Location: Westlane High School, 5960 Pitton Road, Niagara Falls
Event Details: The “Level two” certification has been modified.  All coaches that wish to pursue the second level of NCCP education with Ontario Basketball should take the Train to Train courses, as listed here. This course should be taken after completing the Introduction to Competition course and for coaches working with athletes at the Midget age category and higher.

Train to Train (T2T) is a competency based course.  Participants will download a pre task reading materials and complete the table on the last page and then register for a basketball specific Train to Train course offered exclusively through Ontario Basketball.
This course will consist of a four hour Friday night and two, eight hour days.  Topics covered include basic mental skills, planning for the development of basketball players and how to support the athlete in training.  Approximately one quarter of the course will take place in the gym, on a basketball court so participants must be prepared with appropriate gear.
After the clinic, participants will be asked to submit a coach’s portfolio to a trained Ontario Basketball Introduction to Competition evaluator and arrange for an evaluation. Evaluations are to be arranged through the Ontario Basketball office or through an evaluation clinic.
**Lunch and other light refreshments will be provided for all participants
Hosted by: Ontario Basketball & Niagara Sport Commission

NCCP ONTARIO BASKETBALL CERTIFICATION-ITC

Event Date: January 26-27, 2013
Event Name: NCCP ONTARIO BASKETBALL CERTIFICATION-ITC
Event Location: Westlane High School, 5960 Pitton Road, Niagara Falls
Event Details:

The “Level One” certification has been updated.  All new coaches with Ontario Basketball should take the new certification course called Learn to Train.

This course will consist of two eight hour days. Topics covered include making ethical decisions, planning a practice and how to develop skills through modified games. Approximately one quarter of the course will take place in the gym, on a basketball court so participants must be prepared with appropriate gear.

After the clinic, participants will be asked to submit a coach’s portfolio to a trained Ontario Basketball Introduction to Competition evaluator and arrange for an evaluation. Evaluations are to be arranged through the Ontario Basketball office or through an evaluation clinic.**Lunch and other light refreshments will be provided for all participants

Hosted by: Ontario Basketball & Niagara Sport Commission

If your club is interested in hosting an event or competition during SportsFest Niagara contact us to join in on the fun. These competitions make great fund raisers for regional sports organizations, just call us and we will get our committee and volunteers working to help your club/organization!

Brian Ceschin
Coordinator of Events & Marketing
SportsFest Niagara
Phone: 905-374-1616 ex. 244
Cell: 905-941-0480
Fax: 905-374-4683
Toll Free: 1-800-563-2557
Email: brian@wfol.com