NATIONAL COACHES WEEK IS SEPTEMBER 17-25, 2022
National Coaches Week is here!! This is the time to celebrate the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. Take time to say #ThanksCoach for their time, effort and generosity both on and off the field of play.
A limited number of discounted NCCP multi-sport modules are still available throughout the month of September. Check out the NCCP Multi-Sport Calendar for available dates and register today! Be sure also to check out the Locker for a number of free eLearning modules available September 17-25.
Be sure to tag #ABSport in your social media posts and/or share your celebration with pictures and stories to the SPAR branch. Be sure to tag #ABSport in your social media posts and/or share your celebration with pictures and stories to the SPAR branch.
Canada Games Apprenticeship Coach Programs
The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women and aboriginal coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program.
These programs provide the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches and 2 aboriginal coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. Apprenticeship programs are an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.
ABORIGINAL APPRENTICE COACH PROGRAM
The AACP in Alberta is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), Indigenous Sport Council (Alberta), the Canada Games Council (CGC), Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), Provincial Sport Organizations and Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch.
Alberta apprentice coach involved in the 2022 Canada Summer Games:
|Wrestling||Taylor McPherson||Owen Dawkins / Breanne Graham|
Alberta apprentice coaches involved in the 2023 Canada Winter Games:
|Curling||Robert Sibbeston||Renee Sonnenberg|
|Speed Skating||Alison Desmarais||Cristina Lazarescu|
WOMEN IN COACHING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program in Alberta is a partnership between, Canada Games Council (CGC), Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), Provincial Sport Organizations and Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch.
Alberta apprentice coaches involved in 2022 Canada Summer Games program:
|Rugby||Chelsea Ross||Neil Langevin|
|Triathlon||Charlotte Farrant||Lisa Mensink|
Alberta apprentice coaches involved in the 2023 Canada Winter Games program
|Speed Skating||Emily Rendell-Watson||Cristina Lazarescu|
|Hockey||Shanya Shwetz||Barry Medori|