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COACH DEVELOPMENT

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COACH

DEVELOPMENT

Coach Development

COACH DEVELOPMENT

Water Ski & Wake 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.

OUR VISION
To skillfully train, develop, certify, and SUPPORT more coaches to teach our athletes

OUR GOAL
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

BECOME A COACH

One of the first steps to become a coach is to take the Coach Foundations Course.  We offer the course each you and any WSWA member ($40 Annual Membership) can take the course.

There are Course Requirements in order to become a trained Coach
with an NCCP # and these requirements are listed below.


TWO OPTIONS
1.  Join the WSWA Coach Program (to be aligned with WSWA with Benefits)
OR
2.  Just take the Course offered by WSWA (don't join the Coach Program)
 
Become A Coach
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WSWA COACHING PROGRAM

At Water Ski & Wake Alberta, developing coaches is especially important and crucial to the delivery of our programs.  We set up this program to offer you benefits.

 

COACH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Because our coaches are a valuable resource, we will offer the Coach Foundations Course at a reduced rate to those Water Ski & Wake Alberta members who are Alberta residents who will join the WSWA Coach Program and:
 

  • will be a hired coach with WSWA programs OR

  • will be part of a Club in Alberta and coach at the club OR

  • will join WSWA's Club/Coach Liability Insurance Program

  • will run programs and camps with WSWA for our members

WSWA Coach Program

OPTION 1

PART 1 OF OUR COACHING PROGRAM

DETAILS AND BENEFITS

COST:

Cost is $75 for the 2022 Coach Foundation Course

This year we partnered with Water Ski & Wakeboard Sask and Water Ski & Wakeboard Manitoba

as they are offering the course online. 

You will register and pay when you click on the Registration button below.

There is an in-person component to this course and the date and cost will be determined at a later date.

 

COACH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
 

  1. Take out your $40 WSWA Membership:  Renew or Join here
     

  2. Boat Operator’s Licence:  You can take the exam before or after this Coach Foundation Course, but you MUST have a Boat Operators Licence to coach.  Please check out this website to take the online course.  This is an online exam:  Visit:  Boater Exam Canada
     

  3. Standard First Aid course:  Again, you can take before or after the Coach Foundation Course, but you MUST have Standard First Aid in order to coach.  Please check out these websites for courses.

 

Upon successful completion of the course please send to admin@wswa.ca:

  • Proof of your PASSING Grade

  • Proof of WSWA Membership in 2022

  • Proof of Boat Operator’s Licence

  • Proof of Standard First Aid course

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE COMPLETED:  

TRAINING TO BE COMPLETED:

 

COMPLETE THE COACH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ABOVE

and we will reimburse your $75 back to you.

After you complete all requirements, you will get added to the NCCP Website

and your NCCP # will be emailed to you

Why are we giving you this great opportunity? 

Because coaches are valuable to our operation and

we want to help you become a coach and work with us!

 

PART 2 OF OUR COACHNG PROGRAM

There is an additional perk to our coaching program.  If you become a trained or certified coach and have all the required pieces as mentioned above to be a trained or certified coach

  • You can join our WSWA Club Insurance Program as an individual coach.

How does this work?

WSWA each year, takes out Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada’s Club Insurance and Liability and pays for the insurance and liability on behalf of our coaches.

 

Benefits to YOU

  • We will reimburse you the Course Fees

  • If you are a single certified coach you can join this program, NO cost to you.

  • We will advertise you, the coach on our website, www.wswa.ca

  • We will promote you on our social media pages

  • We can also promote you in our Newsletter that goes out to all our members.

 

Benefits to WSWA

  • At WSWA, membership growth is very key to our continued existence to offer programs and events.

 

  • If you join our WSWA Club Insurance program, it is required that every participant you coach take out a one-time yearly WSWA Annual membership of $40.  That is it.  These memberships support our association and continue to help us offer programming.


This partnership works because WSWA will receive valuable new members and you the coach, will have insurance at no cost which is a huge savings to you.

 

This is not intended for clubs to join this program.  It is for individual coaches.

 

If you do not want to be part of the WSWA Club/Coach Insurance Program, totally up to you!

So, there you have it, WSWA Coaching Program.  It is affordable

for all you new coaches out there who want to work with WSWA!
 

Take advantage of Part 1 and/or Part 2 of the

Coaching Program at Water Ski & Wake Alberta!

JOIN THE WSWA COACH PROGRAM BELOW

 

Join our Coach/Club Insurance Program
Register for Coach Foundations Course

OPTION 2:

JUST TAKE THE COACH COURSE

 

You do NOT have to be part of the WSWA Coaching Program to take the Coach Foundations Course

and you can take the course to become a coach.

 

Cost is $75 for the 2022 Coach Foundation Online Course

This year we partnered with Water Ski & Wakeboard Sask and

Water Ski & Wakeboard Manitoba as they are offering the course online. 

There is an in-person component to completing your Coach Course and becoming trained. 

Date and Cost TBD

You will register and pay when you click on the Registration button below.

 

COACH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
 

  1. Take out your $40 WSWA Membership:  Renew or Join here
     

  2. Boat Operator’s Licence:  You can take the exam before or after this Coach Foundation Course, but you MUST have a Boat Operators Licence to coach.  Please check out this website to take the online course.  This is an online exam:  Visit:  Boater Exam Canada
     

  3. Standard First Aid course:  Again, you can take before or after the Coach Foundation Course, but you MUST have Standard First Aid in order to coach.  Please check out these websites for courses.

 

Upon successful completion of the course please send to admin@wswa.ca:

  • Proof of your PASSING Grade

  • Proof of WSWA Membership in 2022

  • Proof of Boat Operator’s Licence

  • Proof of Standard First Aid course

You will get added to the NCCP Website and your NCCP # will be emailed to you

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Coaching Foundations and Boat Driver Training Courses 

 

 

Learning Facilitator:  Rod Kornelsen

 

This course meets the requirements to achieve a “trained” status from NCCP coaching programming.  This is a dual course with the Coaching Foundation and the Boat Drivers Course.  

 

 

Date: 

June 30-July 2 

Times: 

June 30 1pm- 8pm

July 1 8:30am - 8:30pm

July 2 8:30am - 4:30pm

Cost:

 $225 for both Courses (26 hours of instruction)

 

Location:

South Alberta Bible Camp

(SABC is located an easy one hour drive from Calgary and an hour drive from Lethbridge)

 

Accommodations:

SABC has offered Food and Lodging available for $200 per person that will need to be paid upon arrival.

 

 

Prerequisites:

1. WSWA 2023 Membership, 

2. Current First Aid Certification, and 

3. Pleasure Craft Operating Card  

Just Take the Coach Course
Skiability Adaptive Foundations Course

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 & Wake 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.

Pathway for Coaches
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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.

Our Partners

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)

Our 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!

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