Coaches Helping Coaches – Don & Meesa

Don & Meesa

The Coaches Helping Coaches (CHC) program supports experienced coaches in recruiting and mentoring new coaches into the Ontario sport community. Donald and Meesa are a coaching pair who successfully completed the program in 2016-2017. Read on to find out more about their experience!

IMG_1792-138x138New Coach – Meesa Lydiate
Curling Coach
Vankleek Hill, ON
NCCP#6085448

 


Where did you actively begin coaching during the program?

Ottawa Curling Club

What NCCP workshop(s) did you complete?

Curling Club Coach Youth Workshop and Making Head Way in Sport

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

How important it is to make sure everyone had fun and learns, but safety is of priority especially when it comes to concussions.

What is your favourite part of coaching?

Helping kids learn new skills they’re interested to learn. They always seem so excited and you become a role model to look up to.

What are the next steps for you in coaching?

To continue coaching younger curlers and new curlers in order to bring more interests in to the sport. As well as improve our junior curling program within my home club.

 

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Mentor Coach – Don McFaul
Developmental Coach
Ottawa, ON
NCCP#191465

What is your favourite part of coaching?

Helping young athletes.

How did the program benefited you as a mentor?

Made me become more patient.

What type of feedback was given to your New Coach?

We talked about many things over the period but the most important thing to do as a coach is LISTEN to your athletes.

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