Coaches Helping Coaches – Rick & Kathleen

Rick & Kathleen

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


Kat and RickNew Coach – Kathleen Cull

Assistant Club Coach
Rideau Curling Club
Ottawa, ON
NCCP#6051672

 


Where did you actively begin coaching during the program?

Assistant Club Coach, Ottawa, Rideau Curling Club, Recreational, Curling

What NCCP workshop(s) did you complete?

Making Ethical Decisions

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

How to develop lessons for every level of individual and how to alter them to suit the needs of the athlete.

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

I have increased my curling knowledge as well as learned how to teach a sport to both children and adults as they have different styles in the learning process.

What is your favourite part of coaching?

When the participants are having fun and enjoying the sport and seeing their progress throughout the season.

What are the next steps for you in coaching?

I want to take a Competitive Coaching Course this season (if one is offered in my area) so that I can start going with one of our teams to competitions.

 

Rick

Mentor Coach – Rick Collins
Head Coach
Rideau Curling Club
Ottawa, ON
NCCP#536608

 

 

 

 


Why did you decide to become a coach?

I have always loved teaching and coaching people. Coaching is my passion. I have been trained to coach in 5 sports. The more variety, the more easily I can work out biomechanics for people with any physical issues. Coaching helps develop my favourite sports and myself at the same time.

What is your favourite part of coaching?

Helping an athlete realize they can do something. Especially if somebody else told them they couldn’t!

How did the program benefited you as a mentor?

I assessed my communication patterns. I have gone back to recording myself for hours to review tiny exchanges that might make a difference. It worked for me.

It also gives me confidence to take on more of a role coaching coaches.

What type of feedback was given to your New Coach?

You can do it. You have all the curling and teaching techniques. You now have the tools to teach and coach curling. We will continue to develop together.

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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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