Hello SPRA Members
Once again, we have had several of you show interest in a coaching position for the upcoming season. Without our coaches dedication, our programs would not be as successful as they are. You are greatly valued and appreciated. If you indicated a desire to coach in some capacity, an email will be sent to you to complete the online coach’s application. To ensure that everyone within the SPRA membership is given a fair opportunity to be considered, we are once again asking that you complete the online coach’s application. This gives the coaches selection committee at each level a better idea of your coaching credentials, philosophy, certifications, and experience. If you did not receive an email and wish to be considered, please follow the link to the survey form or please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for coaching applications is August 31st, 2018.
The questionnaire will also request personal contact information as well as your NCCP # (National Coaching Certification Program). Please provide this information as I intend to use it to cross-reference that you have all the perquisites for coaching at that level, or inform you of what you may need once coaching selection has been completed. Any courses that may be required are fully reimbursed by SPRA, so no worries if this is your first time on the bench.
We are also looking forward to partnering with Lorrie Horne’s Future Champions (Lorrie Horne and Robyn Gillespie) for coach mentorship workshops including on ice team sessions to support the coaches for the upcoming 2018/2019 season.
SPRA will also be hosting a “Coaching the Female Athlete” workshop Sept 7th and 8th with Vicki Haber, PhD, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation with the University of Alberta. This is strongly recommended for anyone interested in coaching or assistant coaching for the upcoming season.
Coaching female athletes, are they so different from male athletes?
This workshop will discuss key features of creating a positive training environment for your female athletes and provide specific prevention strategies that will develop and maintain the health of female athletes. – Vicki Harber PhD
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all.
Director of Coach Development