COACH DEVELOPMENT

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.

 

An additional GOAL of Handle to Hand is to train more coaches so YOU can teach others to ski or ride.  The more coaches we can train, the more new skiers/riders we can reach and this in turn continues to grow our sport.


COACH INFORMATION:

Foundations Coaching Course
May 24-26
Shadybrook Resort, Windermere Lake, BC

The Foundations Coaching & Boat Course course will be offered May 24-26.   This is a National Coaching Certification Program approved coaching course, and will give NEW coaches everything they need to know to start coaching beginners on the water. The focus is FUN!

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.

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 course will be facilitated by Brent Lloyd and Rod Kornelsen and will be held at Shadybrook Resort, Windermere Lake BC.

All coach candidates MUST: 

  • Be  current Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta members

  • Have a valid First Aid/CPR certification

  • Have a Pleasure Craft Operators Permit (boat licence)

 

The course fee $350.  We will be looking for 8-12 people to participate. 

 

Friday:       1pm to 9pm

Saturday:   9am to 9pm

Sunday:     9am to 12 pm

Foundations Coaching Course

Spring

Fort McMurray

There is a TENTATIVE Foundations Coaches Course being worked on for Fort McMurray.  Stayed tuned for more details on this course.

For more information, please complete the CONTACT FORM below.

In Summary, WSWA goals are to grow the sport and introduce more kids and adults to our exciting sport.  So if you want to teach new skiers / riders and want to be a certified coach, we can help.  And if you want to join one of our clinics to learn to ski or ride, we can help with that too.

CONTACT FORM

 

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!

Brian Bryksa

Brian Bryksa runs a popular day program near Hanna. He is a NCCP trained Foundations coach.

Breanne Dodd

Breanne Dodd is a champion slalom skier, and a popular coach with our athletes. She runs clinics at Dodd's Pond, near Innisfail.

Bruce Dodd

Bruce Dodd has been competing and coaching for years. Working at his private facility near Innisfail, he has coached many young athletes who regularly reach the podium

Cody Ganske

Cody is an NCCP trained Build the Skills wakeboard coach. He has been coaching in Alberta and BC for a bunch of years, and currently calls Spruce Grove Home. Cody runs WSR Wakeboard School, and coaches members of the Alberta Wakeboard Team.

Matt Gosse

An international slalom competitor, water ski coach, and coach developer, Matt Gosse is an NCCP trained Learn to Compete coach. He coaches the Alberta water ski team at clinics around the Province.

Jeremy Howsam

Jeremy has been coaching wakeboarding since 2013, and was the Provincial team coach in 2014 and 2015. He is an NCCP trained coach, working primarily at Sylvan Lake.

Jaret Llewellyn

Jaret Llewellyn is one of the most recognised water ski athletes in Canada, and an excellent coach. He runs coaching clinics at facilities around Alberta.

Brent Lloyd

Running the popular Sk8nski program out of Lethbridge, Brent Lloyd is a NCCP Foundations trained coach, and coach developer.

Graeme MacDougall

A NCCP trained Foundations coach, Graeme coaches young athletes around Chestermere and Calgary.

Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson has been a water ski coach for many years, and has made a distinct mark in the sport at his private facility, Shalom Park. He runs the New Kids on the Water program each spring, and is available for private coaching. He works with skiers of all levels, and can be reached at 780-616-1206.

Brady Price

Brady Price has stood on the National podium many times. These days, he coaches wakeboarders around Calgary, including members of the Provincial team.

Geneva Roach

A Canadian champion water skier, Geneva Roach is also a NCCP Foundations trained coach. She works with the Alberta water ski team, and with members at the Predator Bay Club.

Nakita Schaab

Nakita is a NCCP trained wakeboard coach, and National Junior Women's champion. Nakita offers "coach on your boat' and offers clinics in Central Alberta. 

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