Mentorship and Professional Development
BC GAMES COACH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (CLOSED)
The BC Games Coach Mentorship Program is a partnership between viaSport and the BC Games Society. It is designed to assist coaches in enhancing and developing their coaching skills in pursuit of coaching certification.
Participants in the program will receive access to educational opportunities, full accreditation as team staff at the BC Games, travel and accommodation at the BC Games and professional development opportunities for both the mentor and the apprentice.
Coaches interested in serving as a mentor coach, as well as those interested in being an apprentice, should contact their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO). Applications are submitted by PSOs and PSOs may be able to assist with matching apprentices and mentors.
- The program is self-directed with the mentor and apprentice developing their own way of working together
- Up to twenty apprentice-mentor pairings are available for each of the 2018 BC Summer Games. The program is flexible allowing mentors to support more than one apprentice.
- A commitment from the mentors and apprentices to complete the goal setting workbook by set deadlines, dedicate approximately 6-10 hours before attending the BC Games (which can include establishing the mentor-apprentice relationship, goal setting, practice/training times, etc.) and attending the two assigned Professional Development opportunities.
- Welcome Webinar with viaSport & BC Games Society (1-hour)
- Training for Mentors (TBD)
- Training for Apprentices (TBD)
- Child-centered support training (TBD)
WOMEN IN COACHING CANADA GAMES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (CLOSED)
The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program 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 two 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 and aboriginals.
The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship 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.
ABORIGINAL APPRENTICE COACH PROGRAM (CLOSED)
The AACP is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.
Objectives of the AACP
- Build coaching capacity within aboriginal communities;
- Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games exposure;
- Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for high level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of NCCP ion to a minimum of Competition – Development, Trained. (Apprentices complete training within 12 months following the Games);
- Expose aboriginal apprentice coaches to elite/high performance coaches; and
- Ensure aboriginal apprentice coaches are prepared to handle a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience.