Coaching

Coaches along with parents and teachers have a profound impact on the future of our children

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.

Athletes participating in sports

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:

Sport Apprentice Mentor
Wrestling Taylor McPherson Owen Dawkins / Breanne Graham

Alberta apprentice coaches involved in the 2023 Canada Winter Games:

Sport Apprentice Mentor
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:

Sport Apprentice Mentor
Rugby Chelsea Ross Neil Langevin
Triathlon Charlotte Farrant Lisa Mensink

Alberta  apprentice coaches involved in the 2023 Canada Winter Games program

Sport Apprentice Mentor
Speed Skating Emily Rendell-Watson Cristina Lazarescu
Hockey Shanya Shwetz Barry Medori