Join us in this movement of celebration! There are plenty of ways YOU can participate. You can start by watching, reading or engaging in our planned activities. You can also share your own stories and posts over your social media channels to recognize the volunteers in your area. You can even give kudos to a coach you know by nominating them for their sporting excellence today! To further spread this movement, be sure to use the #ThanksCoach and #FHCteamofteams hashtags when sharing personal content or re-sharing ours.
Coaching Association of Canada: National Coaches Week
National Coaches Week is a time to celebrate the positive impact coaches have on athletes and their communities across Canada. This annual campaign is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by taking the time to say #ThanksCoach. Check out the opportunities below being offered by the CAC!
SPORT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – REGISTRATION OPEN
Registration for the 2021 Petro-CanadaTM Sport Leadership sportif conference is now open! The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to partner with Petro-Canada to host this event in a virtual environment again this year.
A chance at free gas for a year
The CAC is pleased to offer a discounted registration fee of $40 for delegates who register during the early bird period. As of October 1, 2021, the registration fee for the conference will be $90.
Those who register before the early bird deadline (September 30, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST) will also be entered into a draw for a chance to win free gas for a year, courtesy of Petro-Canada™ (Conditions and restrictions apply. No purchase necessary. Prize consists of a one-time credit of $2,766 in the form of Petro-Canada Gift Cards. See contest rules for details.)*
To learn more about this campaign by the CAC and to check out their resources visit: https://coach.ca/national-coaches-week
Coach Education Committee Q & A
1. What is the purpose of the Coach Education Committee?
The purpose of the Coach Education Committee is threefold.
- Provide oversight of the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) and provide other coach development opportunities.
- Guide and support the development of coach education, coach education materials and resources.
- Identify, develop, and prepare master coach developers, learning facilitators, and coach evaluators.
2. Who is involved on the Committee and what roles or responsibilities do they have?
Currently, the Committee consists of five members. There is representation from Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, and BC. The Committee is responsible for ensuring consistency, alignment, and adherence to all NCCP standards. They also review and update content, materials and resources for both coach education and coach developers.
3. What are the daily or monthly tasks associated with being a committee member?
There are monthly Committee meetings. In between the meetings, committee members work on action items from the past meetings. The committee continuously supports projects to enhance the development of competent coaches in Canada.
Since September 2020, the committee has developed and piloted the field hockey specific Community Coach online course, the Master Coach Developer workshops, the Coach Evaluator Comp Intro workshop, the Learning Facilitator Comp Intro workshop, and the Comp Intro Coach workshop. Delivery of all three coaching courses in the pilot process have been presented. All of these courses have been developed for online learning. In the Comp Dev workshop three of the five field hockey specific modules have been developed and piloted. The Comp Dev Evaluator workshop is underway with an expected completion at end of 2021. The pilot will run in early 2022. In addition to these courses we have developed a cohort for the Comp Dev coaches.
4. How does the Committee work with the coaching community in Canada?
The Committee provides support where necessary in the delivery of the Community Coach, Competition Introduction and Competition Development courses. We provide information to other coach education such as FIH courses, and CAC multi-sport courses. The committee supports a network of MCD’s for each PSO.
5. How does the Committee work with the broader international community, in particular PAHF and FIH?
The Committee is working with FIH around the alignment of our NCCP certification and their FIH coach certification. The committee will also PAHF coach education courses when Canada is hosting PAHF events.
6. What are the main goals of the Committee moving forward?
- To complete the Comp Dev certification and coach education process
- To develop the minimum standards for coaches
- Create and maintain a FHC Coach Education Manual as the operations guide for the delivery of coach education and the certification of coaches for all FHC and all Member Associations.
- Continue to have an annual cohort of Comp Dev coaches
7. What challenges does the Committee face?
- Align all PSO’s to follow one education process
- Working within a pandemic to continue coach education and evaluation
- Ensure consistent delivery and evaluation across the country