All Star programs are required to have insurance for their athletes if competing at a BCCA sanctioned event. You can purchase your own private insurance or the group insurance through BCCA. Scholastic programs typically have insurance through their school. Please contact your school administrator to confirm.
If you wish to purchase BCCA insurance there are requirements set by BCCA to help ensure premiums are kept low.
While coaches can be credentialed in Canada at the age of 16, head Coaches of teams must be a minimum age of 18 years and must be USASF certified to the level of their team. You will be required to submit a coaches list along with a photocopies of all coaches USASF certifications. If you do not have your certificate and you credentialed in BC please indicate who credentialed you and when. There must be a minimum of 1 staff member in the gym when classes are taking place with Valid, up-to-date First Aid-CPR certification during any practices or training, please submit a copy of all certified coaches First Aid – CPR Certificates.
To purchase insurance you will need to complete a name list and send it with the appropriate premium to the address included in the PDF below. Updates and payment for new members need to be given on the following schedule: October 1, January 1, April 1 & July 1. Names list must be sent electronically in Excel files. Programs are not paying a set number of athletes but the athletes included on their names list. A program found negligent for purposely holding back names in avoidance of paying their insurance will be fined $500.
BCCA reserves the right to revoke insurance coverage for members found in bad standing. This may include, but is not limited to failure to follow the rules outlined in the qualifications to obtain insurance.
Please submit your name list in the following excel format: Sample List
Please ensure all of your athletes have filled out the BCCA Informed Consent waiver linked Here.