Coach Development Month
CanoeKayak Canada is putting efforts to develop coaching as a professional career path into overdrive for the month of May. Here is a look at what’s planned to target the leadership imperative on the 2016 Sprint Strategic Plan with Coach Development Month projects.
CanoeKayak Canada is working with its provincial associations to focus on educating and certifying more coaches. Together, we have lined up and subsidized several workshops and more will soon be added. Special thanks to the provincial associations for their tremendous efforts in organizing these workshops. Whether you’re signing up yourself or encouraging young club coaches to get certified, your help goes a long way in ensuring we have quality coaching in Canada to develop the fastest paddlers in the World.
National Coaches Forum: An in-depth look at the Gold Medal Profile
May 10 • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Novotel Hotel • Montreal, QC / Online Webinar | Register
What does it take for an athlete to become an Olympic Gold Medalist in 2016? CKC has recently developed “Gold Medal Profiles” for Olympic Sprint events. As part of the annual Coaches Forum, the workshop will take an in-depth look at the Gold Medal Profile, the elite athlete pathway, and the high performance plan around the Profile.
- Peter Niedre, Director of Coach and Athlete Development
- Scott Logan, High Performance Director
- Dave Robertson, National Men’s 1000m Coach
Coach the Trials
May 10-12 – Montreal, QC
Coach the Trials is a 3 day professional development opportunity aimed at developing coaches aspiring to coach athletes at future National Team Trials. Day 1 features seminars on various topics, and days 2 and 3 are dedicated to trials observation, technical and tactical race analysis. For more information, visit the Coach the Trials webpage and submit your application by April 24.
Women in Coaching Summit – Create Your Opportunity
Novotel Hotel • Montreal, QC | Register
Inspiration, education and information are the 3 key theme areas for CKC’s first Women in Coaching Summit. The goals of the Summit are to identify factors and potential strategies that will lead more women into coaching, create networking opportunities and hear presentations from successful female coaches.
Strength and Power Training in the Competitive Period
May 16 • 12:00 – 13:30 EST
Online Webinar / Canada Games Centre, Halifax, NS | Register
Aimed at coaches working with train to train and train to compete athletes, this workshop will focus on strength and power training in the pre-competitive and competitive phases of the annual plan. Presented by Darren Steeves, CKC’s Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach.
The Road to the Block
May 23 • 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST - POSTPONED! New date to be confirmed...
Online Webinar / Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa, ON | Register
A working group of coaches have developed a 4 – stage, “Technical progression model” that provides technical progressions and outcomes from the beginner paddler, all the way through to the senior international level. This interactive workshop, aimed at FUNdamentals-Foundations, early train to train, and head coaches, will feature a presentation of the draft technical progression template, while soliciting feedback.
We will be promoting Coach Development Month on Twitter, Facebook and our website. The social media world will be a buzz with fun coaching facts, tips and trivia. Look for, retweet and come up with your own #coachtidbits.
I look forward to a great month ahead,
Director of Coach and Athlete Development