Back to school tips, resources & stories for coaches and parents!
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CAC’s strength is in its connections and we are proud to partner with 67 National Sport Organizations in the delivery of coach education across Canada. Starting with this issue, we will be profiling a coach from one of these sports every month as well as providing a coaching tip from their coaching programs.
COACH TIPS: LACROSSE
This month’s tip from lacrosse discusses the importance of personal practice time and provides practical advice that could easily be applied to a variety of other sports.
COACH Q&A: DAVE HIGDON
Dave Higdon is the president of Lacrosse New Brunswick, a box lacrosse Learning Facilitator and evaluator, and has coached at the national level for women’s box lacrosse. Born and raised in Newfoundland, he was one of a handful of dedicated volunteers to get Lacrosse New Brunswick started and is a passionate advocate for the life-changing benefits of sport!
It’s that time of year again – back to school! And back to school means a surge in your day-to-day life. Days get busier and keeping your young athlete healthy gets harder. So how can you keep nutritious food handy, when you’re busy too?
Women in Coaching apprentice coach Brenda Van Tighem recently embarked on one of the most significant journeys of her coaching career. Her destination -- Daegu, South Korea, the site of the 2011 World Athletics Championships from August 27th to September 4th.
Rugby Canada, in partnership with Rugby Ontario and with support from the Coaching Association of Canada held a very successful NCCP Women in Coaching event in early August at Appleby College, Ontario. Course participant Julie Engelhardt, coach of the women’s team in Ajax and former U20 National team player said, “The course allowed us to look at the holistic approach to coaching instead of just the same old way of coaching and I am very grateful for this opportunity to train as a coach in this unique all female coaching environment.”
NEW COACH EDUCATION PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN HAITI
Many parents are looking for answers to explain what is right for their child when it comes to athletic development. As a coach, you need something that will help explain the facts in an easy, accurate, and user-friendly manner. The Coaching Association of Canada, in coordination with LTAD expert Colin Higgs, has created the following document: “Long-Term Athlete Development Information for Parents” to help coaches educate the parents of the children in their programs.
Calling all organizations, big and small! Are you hosting an event that will educate and develop coaches in your community? The Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences program has grants available for organizations that bring coaches of community-based sports together under one roof to learn, train, and network with each other.
Attention students, part-timers, or contract workers – CAC is looking for a few outstanding people to join the Coach and Partner Services team as Data Entry shift clerks. This opportunity allows for flexible hours within normal business hours, and provides a great first-hand experience in the day-to-day operations of an exciting sport organization.
Mark this week on your calendar! British Columbia Coaches Week, an initiative of Coaches Association of BC, focuses on the recruitment, development and celebration of sport coaches with events around the province. Events include training opportunities, workshops and celebrations of the work of volunteer and community coaches.
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Published on: 2011-09-09 by CBF Staff
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