Coaches Helping Coaches – Jim & Shane

Jim & Shane

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

 

ShaneNew Coach – Shane Hesmondhalgh
Assistant Coach
Jennings School of Karate
Bradford, ON
NCCP#6033297

 


Where did you actively begin coaching during the program?

Assistant coach, Jennings school of karate, Karate Ontario, all belt levels and ages, Karate

What NCCP workshop(s) did you complete?

NCCP Karate Instruction/Beginner

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

Different techniques and strategies on how to handle different age groups

What is your favourite part of coaching?

The look on an athletes face when they accomplish something that they worked for but were unsure they could accomplish

What are the next steps for you in coaching?

To utilize more of the ideas and techniques I have been introduced to

Jim J

Mentor Coach – Jim Jennings
Head Coach
Jennings School of Karate
Bradford, ON
NCCP#3464

 


Why did you decide to become a coach?

It seemed like the logical progression from being an athlete. I love the sport and it allowed me an opportunity to stay involved.

What is your favourite part of coaching?

Working with the athletes, preparing training plans,attending competitions. Mostly, to see athletes succeed.

How did the program benefited you as a mentor?

It allowed me to reflect from a different perspective. Working with a new coach forced me to step back and evaluate what works and what doesn’t.

What type of feedback was given to your New Coach?

Oh…well. How do I abbreviate this…? Okay, to sum it up, I essentially mentioned that our athletes can most effectively reach their goals through proper support and preparation. We have to keep up to them. I always ask, “how can we expect our athletes to one day be the best if we are mediocre as coaches?” Shane knows that this is a beginning and that we will continue on his coach development track started by the Coaches Helping Coaches program.

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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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