Coaches Association of Ontario – Experts Express Program – Now Open

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QUEST FOR GOLD
EXPERTS EXPRESS PROGRAM
Enhancing Coaching Knowledge in Ontario

INTRODUCTION
Coaches play a key role in high quality community sport programs. They can inspire and have a positive influence on not only the development of Ontario’s youth, but also have a major impact on an athlete’s sport experience along the pathway to excellence.
With funding support from Ontario’s Quest for Gold Lottery–Enhanced Coaching program, the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) has re-launched its Experts Express program for a fourth session!
“Experts Express” is designed to further enhance a coach’s ability to apply the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coaching concepts. Building upon concepts presented in NCCP workshops, there are now 5 areas of expertise to select from:

□ Enhancing Mental Skills – Sport Psychology
□ Nutrition
□ Leadership & Management
□ Strength and Conditioning
□ Para Sport *New for 2016*
With face-to-face specialized support this program has the potential to be a catalyst for your coaching education and growth.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

As one of the 10 clubs selected into the Experts Express Program, successful applicants will be assigned a provincially endorsed Expert who will come to their club and work with them face to face. This opportunity is not limited to one session, but can include multiple meetings up until the program deadline. In addition, this program is highly customizable and is tailored individually for a single coach, or a small group of coaches. All experts are recognized and approved by the Coaches Association of Ontario and/or Provincial Sport Organization.

Complete Program Details can be found here:  Experts Express Program-Outline-2016

IMPORTANT DATES
Application Deadline – July 11, 2016
Expert Assignment (for selected applicants only) – August 1, 2016
Project Completion – March 1, 2017

HOW to APPLY:

To simplify the process and supply the required information to adequately assess the Club Coach’s eligibility with the goals of the Q4G program, the CAO has developed an online application for coaches to complete. The online application can be found on the Experts Express page of the CAO website.

Checklist of Information Required in Application:
 Complete Online Application
 Support and Endorsement of respective Provincial Sport Organization (PSO)***

The ONTARIO CURLING COUNCIL is responsible for endorsing this application – If you are applying for this program and require endorsement – please contact Jennifer Ferris at jennifer@ontcurl.com or 289-527-0352.  

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