Can I Coach?

“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 a great source for coaching information. 

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