Want to be a coach?
In order to begin a coaching development process the CSA has offered a Coaching Program that is permeable from a variety of entry levels.
There are three Community Coaching levels:
Once you have completed all three your District or Club should be scheduling a PRE-B Evaluation (1 day course - 9:00am to 5:00pm) to prepare coaches for the Provincial B Course (two weekends - Friday to Sunday)
How to be a CLUB COACH
Any coach can take any one of these Course at any time. You do not need to take the child first, then the youth and then senior. You can enter into a senior, then a child or a youth. If you only wish to take one and stop there that is your decision as it may only suit what you need.
The MSA would obviously like for everyone to share the same thoughts on development, therefore the suggested path for any new coach is to take a courses in logical sequence. This would be the child, youth and then senior course.
How to be a PROVINCIAL STAFF COACH
In order to be a future Provincial Staff Assistant Coach you will be required to have a Provincial B Licence as the minimum standard. This will be a phasing process and completion of this process is scheduled for December 31st, 2006.
In order to be a Provincial Staff Head Coach you will be required to have a National B Licence as the minimum standard. This will be a phasing in process and the completion for this process is scheduled for December 31st 2007.
Currently all Head Coaches of our All Star Program (U14 and U16 Male Female) are required to be National B Licence. The Assistant coaches are a minimum Provincial B Licence.
The Western and Canada Games Coaches (currently U17 and U18 Male Female) must all be National B Licence coaches prior to competition.
How to be a PROVINCIAL COACHING CLINICIAN
The MSA will be seeking to have all coaching clinicians to be a minimum of a National B Licence by Dec 31st 2007; however you can have a Provincial B Licence to conduct any of the community coaching program courses but you must be approved by the MSA and CSA as a Learning Facilitator.
How to be a PROVINCIAL CAMP INSTRUCTOR
In the short term the MSA will be seeking to improve all coaching certification of all camp instructors to reach the level of "Fully Certified Community Coach" (completion of all three components Child youth and senior).
The long term goal is to have all Provincial Camp Instructors to be a minimum standard of Provincial B Licence. This target date is March 31st, 2006.
This is an important step in the development of the game in this Province and we must set goals for ourselves in order to measure our successes. If we accept mediocrity in coaching we will accept it in playing and we cannot afford that to happen