Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta is committed to the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD),
developed by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada, and to DELIVERING coach education
that ENHANCES the development of coaches and most importantly our athletes.
To skillfully train, develop, certify, and SUPPORT more coaches to teach our athletes
To better equip coaches to develop TRAINING programs at all levels, within LTAD, promoting healthy, life-long enjoyment of towed water sports and raising the standards across Alberta - get on the water for life
COACHING CAN BE
A rewarding way to give back to others
A way to stay directly involved with the sport you love
A way to keep yourself active and in shape
An opportunity to be a community leader and learn important life skills such as organization,
time management, work ethic, communication and people skills
May lead to a part-time job for the serious coach
A career for the aspiring coach
Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) provides the framework for coaches to
work together following consistent PATHWAYS and methods that put athletes first
STAY TUNED FOR 2021
We are modifying our modules and looking to be online soon with our Coaching Courses
Each year, we train new coaches in Alberta. Whether you want to coach kids or adults, beginners or advanced athletes, there's a program for that. Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta provides Coaches Courses for its members via the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada.
NCCP offers multiple levels of coaching, each with its own requirements and training - from the first-time coach to the head coach of a national team. As part of the program,
all coaches are trained in ethical decision-making and sport safety.
This is a National Coaching Certification Program approved coaching course, and will
give NEW coaches everything they need to know to start coaching on the water. The focus is FUN!
As a Foundations coach, you may be working with kids or adults, beginners or novices,
athletes or people who simply want to enjoy being on the water.
The emphasis is placed on safety, FUN, ethics and values beyond competition. This clinic will help camps, schools, and volunteer coaches foster love of the sport, promote participation,
and teach basic skills to beginners of all ages through a variety of activities and disciplines.
The Community Sport – Initiation context focuses on participants who are being introduced to a sport. In many sports this is very young children participating in the sport for the first time. In a few sports, initiation into the sport can occur with youth or adults. Participants get involved to meet new friends, have FUN, and to learn a new activity. The role of the coach is to ensure a fun and safe environment and to teach the development of some of the “FUNdamentals” stage skills and abilities for participants.
The Pathway for Coaches
The three coaching levels:
Foundations: This is the basic, community level coach. As a Foundations coach, you may be working with kids or adults, beginners or novices, athletes or people who simply want to enjoy being on the water. The emphasis is placed on safety, fun, ethics, boat driving and values beyond competition. This clinic will help camps, schools, and volunteer coaches foster love of the sport, promote participation, and teach basic skills to beginners of all ages through a variety of activities and disciplines.
Build the Skills: The purpose of this technical skills clinic is to create an understanding of how to teach the basic techniques and skills of towed water sports for coaches working with participants of all ages that have little or no formal towed water sports experience.
Learn to Compete: You want to coach higher level athletes? This is the coach level you are looking for. Learn to Compete coaches are competitive coaches who prepare their athletes for competition. In addition to coaching sport specific skills, you will be designing and monitoring yearly training plans, and providing basic mental training skills, competition tactics, and skill analysis. The goals at this level of coaching are fun, fitness, fundamentals, and performance at regional or provincial competitions as well as consolidation of basic skills of the sport.
To deliver coach training, and help our coaches achieve continuous improvement, we work closely with our partners: Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada; the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC); the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP); and Alberta Sport Connection (ASC)
COMING SOON OUR 2020 UPDATED LIST OF COACHES
Our coaches in Alberta are NCCP trained, to Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada standards.
Learn to water ski or wakeboard by contacting one of our coaches!