Coaches Helping Coaches – Larry & Mac

Larry  & Mac

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


MacNew Coach – Mac Fillman

Head Coach
Abbey Park High School
Oakville, ON
NCCP#6030653

 


Where did you actively begin coaching during the program?

Head Coach, Abbey Park High School, Wrestling

What NCCP workshop(s) did you complete?

Making Ethical Decisions  and  Intro to competition part A & B wrestling

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

The most important thing that I learned was the safety and legal responsibilities that go along with sport.

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

This program has benefited me as a coach because I had the opportunity to work closely with my former coach and have someone to share ideas and strategies with. It also gave me the opportunity to go to the Ontario Coaches conference and learn from numerous others coaches.

What is your favourite part of coaching?

My favourite part of coaching is being able to give young athletes the same chances that I had to reach their potential within their sport.

What are the next steps for you in coaching?

My next step in coaching is to continue to further my knowledge about the sport of wrestling and coaching strategies so that I can be the best coach possible for my athletes.


LarryMentor Coach – Larry Jaroslawski

Advisor
Milton Dynamo Wrestling Club
Newmarket, ON
NCCP#72753

 


Why did you decide to become a coach?

I have a family history of coaching in minor sports. I started with baseball and hockey and then when I began teaching I started coaching wrestling to give back to the sport I did in high school.

What is your favourite part of coaching?

My favourite part of coaching is the interaction with the athletes and helping them to develop to their full potential. Also to see them to go on the successful careers after sports.

How did the program benefited you as a mentor?

It has benefited me because it reminded me of the challenges I had as a new coach and provided me with a new and rewarding challenge at this stage of my career. It is always nice to see former athletes following in my footsteps to become coaches themselves.

What type of feedback was given to your New Coach?

We had constant communication throughout the year sharing questions, ideas and observations. We have also discussed ideas for season plans, recruitment and keeping athletes focused throughout the season. We also discussed coaching development opportunities in the future and as a final activity together we will be leading an Ontario amateur wrestling group to the New York State Wrestling Challenge in August.

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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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