Elementary and secondary coaches attend Aboriginal Coaching Course
Through the Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario, elementary and secondary coaches in Thunder Bay will have the unique opportunity to participate in a day long workshop that will provide a greater understanding of coaching through an Aboriginal lens. Participating coaches will learn new ways to motivate, inspire and lead Aboriginal peoples in sport, recreation, physical activity and life. The one day Aboriginal Coaching Course will be held at the Lakehead Public Schools Jim McCuaig Education Centre for elementary coaches on Thursday, March 29 and for secondary coaches on Friday, March 30.
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone from the Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario come to Thunder Bay to facilitate this session, “says David Pineau, Activities Director. “The entire session will be based on the Aboriginal Coaching Manual, a document that is an essential resource for people who coach or supervise Aboriginal peoples in physical activity, recreation and sport.”
The Aboriginal Coaching Manual (ACM) was developed as a supplement to the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) in order to:
The sessions will be facilitated by an Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario staff member and will focus on the following three main sections:
Holistic Approach to Coaching
Dealing with Racism in Sport
Lifestyle, Health and Nutrition
The Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) is the Provincial Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body (PTASB) for Ontario and provides input and services around the North American Indigenous Games, National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and many other regional games throughout Ontario and Canada. The ASWCO promotes healthy living and offers training, certifications and support for coaches, athletes and other organizations in each of the 3 regions, North, Central and Southern Ontario.
Thursday, March 29
Jim McCuaig Education Centre
2135 Sills Street