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.

CHC TriColour Banner


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

Share "Coaches Helping Coaches – Karen & Eddie" via

Recent Articles

More in Uncategorized
Feb 23, 2 days ago

NCCP Super Camp is back June 15-17, 2018

This summer the Coaches Association of Ontario is partnering with Olympia Sports Camp and provincial sport organizations to produce this, three-day coach development camp.
Coach and Sport training where it makes sense – On the field, on the court, …

Feb 22, 3 days ago

2018 Coaches Conference – Flash Sale Ends Feb 25!

The Ontario Coaches Conference guides sport leaders to learn and understand All the Right Moves to ensure positive long term athlete success. SAVE $20 with code FLASH20 but HURRY this deal only lasts until February 25 @11:59pm.
This is the place to …

Feb 1, 3 weeks ago

#SheCanCoach Video Launches Today!

 
Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation public campaign #SheCanCoach officially launches February 1, 2018
 

 
Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation is a program to recruit new female coaches and change public perc…