“What started as a way to spend time with my son, has become a hobby that I love.” -Coach Coordinator Rob Kienitz.
Coaches are parents, teachers, neighbours – and ethical leaders in their communities.*
Basic Coaching Skills
At the outset, it’s less important to possess the technical skills of a specific sport than to bring your enthusiasm and passion to the role. You may already have some key coaching skills, including:
- Enthusiasm, positivity, and the ability to improvise
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Effective leadership and team building
- Problem-solving and critical thinking
Coaches quickly develop other coaching skills once they’ve started on their pathway.
Coaches aim to:
- Encourage participants to be active and have fun
- Plan purposeful practices and create engaging activities
- Help participants develop sport skills
- Provide constructive criticism to help participants improve performance
- Mange problems by making ethical decisions
- Enable safe participation through a safe environment
- Teach participants how to respect themselves, others, and their sport.
In the meantime, there are many ways to familiarize yourself with the many rewards that coaching brings. For example:
- Talk to a coach you know
- Help with your child’s team so you can observe, ask questions, and build your own skills
- Sign up to coach with a friend to learn together
- Volunteer with a team in your community
For more Coaching information Please follow the links under our Coaches Corner.
*Most of this page is copied from Coach.ca a great source for coaching information.