BC Games coach mentor profile: Michelle MacRae
Name: Michelle MacRae
Hometown: Port Coquitlam
Years as a coach: 37 years
How did you get into coaching?
My dad was coaching my younger sister and I wanted to help. I was 12 and I have never looked back!
What inspired you to be a mentor?
Coaching is my passion and I wanted to share what I have learned through experience and education with other coaches to help them learn, reflect and evolve. Coaches have such a huge impact on athletes in all aspects of their lives. In order to support todays athletes, coaches must commit to learning leading edge and contemporary ways of teaching, understanding and reaching their players on many levels. I want coaches to feel that they have a support network, a net they can fall into and ask for help if needed.
What has been the most rewarding part of the program so far?
Getting to work with other mentors from other sports who are at the same stages as I am and to work with a master mentor who has helped me move into a new level of learning.
What are you looking forward to most at the BC Winter Games?
The interaction with all of the coaches from zones that I do not often get to visit. Helping those new to the Games now in the role of coach who attended as athletes, embrace their new role(s) with less stress and a strong feeling of support.
Apply here for the BC Sumer Games Coach Mentorship Program by February 9.