Coaches Helping Coaches – Karen & Eddie

Karen & Eddie

The Coaches Helping Coaches (CHC) program supports experienced coaches in recruiting and mentoring new coaches into the Ontario sport community. Karen and Eddie are a coaching pair who successfully completed the program in 2015-2016. Read on to find out more about their experience!


New Coach – Eddie Luetchford

Assistant Coach
Clarington Swim Club
Clarington, ON
NCCP#6024652

 


Where did you actively begin coaching during the program?

Assistant Coach, Clarington, Clarington Swim Club, Novice/Junior, Swimming

What NCCP workshop(s) did you complete?

Swimming 101 Course

What was the most important thing that you learned as part of your NCCP Training(s)?

The most important thing I learned from my NCCP training is that children learn very differently than one another, such as them being verbal, visual, and kinesthetic learners. This has allowed me to expand my understanding and methods of instructing corrections, and new ideas in and out of the pool.

Please explain how this program has benefited you as a coach.

This program has benefited me as a coach by how I learned different ideas and methods to coaching. Relating to the last question, learning about the different ways a child learns allowed me to expand upon how I introduce, instruct, and correct different drills, and techniques.

What is your favourite part of coaching?

Being able to see how the children I coach witness their own successes, and how happy that makes them. I come to practice and leave every practice with a smile on my face by how the kids react to themselves overcoming an obstacle, and and getting better and better at swimming.

What are the next steps for you in coaching?

My next steps in coaching would be to continue my coaching at the Clarington Swim Club, and to continue what I am doing today.


Mentor Coach – Karen Hillis

Head Coach
Clarington Swim Club
Clarington, ON
NCCP#242369

 


Why did you decide to become a coach?

Happenstance really. I needed a job and started coaching, then grew to enjoy it.

What is your favourite part of coaching?

The interaction with athletes, the process over years of working toward goals.

How did the program benefited you as a mentor?

It is wonderful to see Eddie becoming hooked on coaching.

What type of feedback was given to your New Coach?

Feedback is ongoing and continuous. Eddie’s work on deck is overseen by me and Coach Lynsey Rivest and feedback is immediate. The final evaluation was a meeting to go over his strengths and weaknesses and to get feedback from him in turn on the experience.

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Apply for the 2016-2017 Coaches Helping Coaches Program during National Coaches Week in Ontario September 17-25, 2016

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