Canada Games Apprentice Coach Program

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The 2019 Canada Games Apprentice Coach Program is now open!

This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches   and 2 aboriginal coaches to the 2019 Winter Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC).

The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provides developing coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program. There is no cost to the coach.

Women in Coaching InfoWomen in Coaching – Apply!
Aboriginal Coach InfoAboriginal Coach – Apply!

Winter. Games Sports

  • Alpine (including PARA)
  • Archery
  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Biathlon
  • Boxing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Long Track Speed Skating
  • Ringette
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Snowboard
  • Squash
  • Synchro Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Wheelchair Basketball





2019 Canada Winter Games – Red Deer, AB

  • Application Due Date: November 30, 2017
  • Coaches Selected: January, 2018
  • 1st PD Session: February – April 2018
  • 2nd PD Session and Conference: November 2018 – Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference
  • 2019 Canada Games: February 13 – March 1, 2019