Now Open: Grants for Coaches & Officials Initiatives Program
DEADLINE: July 15th, 2016
As the leading priority of the Alberta Sport Action Plan, Alberta Sport Connection is committed to providing financial support to organizations and individuals to continue their pursuit of coaching and official excellence across Alberta.
The purpose of these grants is to support initiatives that encompass a long term strategic approach to coach and/or official development. Preference will be given to innovative applications that go above and beyond a one-off event, and encompass a series of events or initiatives that align with identified long term strategic objectives. Details about the grants are available here.
This is the most recent and newest grant offered to coaches and officials!
New Coach Alberta Website
Coach Alberta has launched their new website, including a newsletter which can be subscribed via a tab on the left side of the page. The new site is available at coachalberta.ca.
SchoolCoach.ca launches new online training courses
The Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association and School Sport Canada have launched their latest online coaching resources. Coaching Volleyball Fundamentals and Coaching Basketball Fundamentals are now available on SchoolCoach.ca, joining nine other currently available online coaching courses offered through that website – a learning management system made available by School Sport Canada and the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association. Read the media release.
Coaching Association of Canada Survey
The Coaching Association of Canada is asking for feedback on their communications strategies, to help them be more effective in the future. Their survey takes 8 to 10 minutes, and can be completed online.
Coaches Plan Magazine: Winter 2015
The Winter issue of Coaches Plan has been published, and features articles on coaching older athletes, avoiding lawsuits, and the current thinking on sugar to fuel training. There is also a feature article featuring top coach Shawnee Harle on being honest with athletes. The issue is aviailable to read online.
Active for Life Lesson Plans
Active for Life has made resources available to assist "educators, caregivers, camp leaders, and after-school program leaders who want to deliver physical literacy instruction to children." Teachers can choose form pre-made lesson plans, or create their own using Active for Life's online tools. Find out more on the Active for Life lesson plan and resources page.
Optimizing Your Recovery Routine
The Coaching Association of Canada has published a new Training Tip about post-workout recovery nutrition. The resource is called Optimizing Your Recovery Routine, and it's available online.
"Move Think Learn" Now Available
A new resource from Physical & Health Education Canada is now available. Entitled "Move Think Learn", the resource helps educators introduce students to nine games and sport activities that build physical literacy. The sport activities highlighted in the resource includes Archery, Badminton, Squash, Softball, Ringette, Soccer, Canoe/Kayak, and Cycling. The resource is available to download now.
Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches Resource
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), along with its partners AthletesCAN and the Coaches of Canada, have launched Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches. This resource is designed for use primarily by coaches, and highlights current lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender), and two-spirited (LGBT) issues taking place in Canadian sport from the playground to the podium, and provides best practices for coaches on making their sport a more welcoming place for those who identify as LGBT. Find out more at CAAWS' website.
"SCORE (Sport COnnect and REspect) is a program of 10 lessons designed to join a deliberate approach to youth development and sport participation. This program aims to develop 4 main areas of sport development: confidence, competence, connection, and character. The program is based on research in sport psychology and youth development. The SCORE program also works to make information accessible to everyone by using technology to deliver the lessons and make it as simple as possible to get the information you need." Visit ProjectScore.ca for details.