2017 Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program

Coach New Brunswick is pleased to announce that two female Coaches from New Brunswick (NB) have been selected to be part of the Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Élise Hache from Rough Waters (Swimming) and Lauren Hale-Miller from Fredericton (Volleyball) have been chosen to participate in this national program.  Both women will serve as members of Team New Brunswick coaching staff for their respective sport at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.  “There is a real need to have more women involved in coaching in this province.  This is an opportunity for us to develop two high performance female coaches and to motivate more women to pursue careers in coaching” says Manon Ouellette, Executive Director of Coach New Brunswick. 

The purpose of the program is to provide women 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.

Overview of the Program

The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program (WIC) is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female Coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is 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.

The purpose of the program is to provide women 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.

Objectives

  • Build coaching capacity for women in sport;
  • Provide female apprentice Coaches with domestic multi-sport exposure;
  • Provide female apprentice Coaches with enhanced professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for higher level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of certification to a minimum of Competition-Development (apprentice Coaches complete certification within 2 years following the Games);
  • Expose female apprentice Coaches to elite women Coaches’ experiences;
  • Ensure female apprentice Coaches are prepared to play a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience;

Eligibility

  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant status;
  • Coaching experience;
  • Completed some form of NCCP training, with preference given to Competition Introduction Trained status;
  • Never attended a Canada Games as a Coach;
  • Never attended the Olympics, Pan American Games, or Commonwealth Games as a Coach;
  • Demonstrated potential through the development and improvement of their athletes or as seen by the P/TSO or mentor Coach;
  • Not already selected to the coaching staff of a province/territory’s Canada Games coaching staff;

Any exceptions to the above eligibility requirements must be approved by the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representative before a Coach can be admitted into the WiC program.

Timeline

2017 Summer Games, Winnipeg, MB

  • Program Guidelines
  • 1st PD Session and Conference: November 3-5, 2016 – Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference (Richmond, BC)
  • 2nd PD Session – Coaches only: April or May 2017
  • 2017 Canada Games: August 2-18, 2017

2019 Winter Games, Red Deer, AB

  • Distribution of Program Guidelines, 2019 Games: August 1, 2017
  • Application Due Date: October 31, 2017
  • Coaches Selected: December 1, 2018
  • 1st PD Session: February – April 2018
  • 2nd PD Session and Conference: November 2018, Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference
  • 2019 Canada Games: February 13 – March 1, 2019

For more information contact:

Melanie Melanson

E: melanie@coachnb.ca

T: (506) 453-7186