June 10, 2009
The working conditions for Canada’s high performance coaches are less than ideal given the significant time commitment, the heavy workload required, and the salaries received by coaches of the country’s top athletes. These challenges are a central portion of the findings of a study on the Status of Coaches in Canada released this morning by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The report’s results were discussed at a news conference attended by Minister of State (Sport) Gary Lunn, CAC Chief Executive Officer John Bales, and Own the Podium Executive Director and two-time Olympic gold medallist Alex Baumann.
“This new study will help us to identify areas where we can work together with Canadian coaches to help our athletes excel from the playground to the podium,” said Minister of State Lunn. “Our Government will continue to work with our partners to ensure our athletes have the resources and support they need to succeed.”
To read more please visit the Coaching Association of Canada website.