The Capilano Blues have a certified Athletic Therapist, Ayesha Koome, who works with all teams throughout the season to help athletes recover from injuries and maintain peak physical performance. Koome has done work with internationally with Field Hockey Canada, heads up Delta Hockey Academy's athletic therapy program and does clinical work at multiple physiotherapy locations. She has worked in university sports with Langara College and as head onsite therapist at the 2019 CCAA men's national basketball championships.
Mental Health Resources
CapU Counselling and Learning Support offers free, confidential discussion with trained personal counsellors. There are six counsellors on staff, including one learning support specialist. They are located in Birch 276.
Counsellors offer concrete assistance and emotional support, and talking to them helps students understand problems they might have and how to discover solutions. If you feel that something is wrong but don’t know what, talking with a counsellor is a great first step towards identifying the problem. The counsellors focus on short-term solutions, but will direct the students towards more personalized counselling if the student is interested in more long-term counselling.
All Blues student-athletes can receive massage therapy once a week from registered massage therapists to help keep them in peak shape during the season.
The Weight Room in the Centre for Sport and Wellness is free for all CapU students with their Student ID card. During the fall and spring the weight room is open from 7:00am - 7:00pm Monday to Thursday and 7:00am - 4:00pm on Fridays. The weight room is reserved for varsity student-athletes between 7:00pm - 10:00pm from Monday to Thursday.
Centre for Sport and Wellness
The North Vancouver campus of Capilano University is the site of one of the finest college sports complexes in Canada. The Centre for Sport and Wellness (formerly Sportsplex), which opened in 1991, is ultra-modern in design and features a large, showcase gymnasium with a hardwood playing surface. Seating is provided by individually-molded studio seats, complete with backs and armrests mounted on retractable platforms. The seating capacity accommodates approximately 1,700 spectators and the ceiling height is 30 feet.
The gymnasium includes two full-size regulation basketball courts, including 10 glass backboards, three regulation volleyball courts, eight badminton courts, and two futsal indoor soccer courts. Additionally, the CSW contains athletic training and physical therapy facilities, a brand new weight room (May 2016) and two entirely self-contained team rooms – complete with separate lockers, showers, and washroom facilities for the exclusive use of Blues student-athletes.
CapU Blues teams have access to the latest training techniques with qualified head coaches and staff. Basketball utilizes the Noah shooting system and the Dr. Dish CT shooting machine, volleyball employs Vert wearable technology, and soccer utilizes wearable GPS training technology to improve individual and team performance.