Coach 2 Coach – Parasport Mentorship Program

The Coach 2 Coach Parasport Mentorship Program offers support, networking and professional development for coaches who work with athletes with a disability. Whether you’re coaching parasport for the first time, or looking to further your development after many years, this program can help you make an even greater impact with your athletes.

Why Coaching Parasport Makes a Difference

Parasport coaches make an incredible impact in the lives of the athletes they coach. Anyone can become a coach in parasport, it does not require any special skills or pre-requisites. Just like coaching any sport, all you need to start is passion, motivation and perhaps some patience.

 ” I am so glad to have had the opportunity to partake in something like this. It’s changed the way I coach and the way I look at things, and it’s opened the door for conversation
– Coach Brian, Baseball, Mentor

  • Provide greater support for coaches who work with athletes with a disability.
  • Provide coaches who are new to parasport with NCCP training
  • Create an opportunity for Ontario parasport coaches to network
  • Provide a variety of professional development opportunities to enhance each parasport coach’s skill set

How does CAO make matches?

  • Athlete disability types
  • Followed by age of athletes, career path, special target group coaching, years of experience between apprentice and mentor.
  • Sport specific vs. multi-sport

Who?

  • Coaches with 0-5 years experience working with athletes with a disability

Participants receive:

  • 1-to-1 mentorship with an experienced mentor
  • Free NCCP training for apprentices
  • Participation in a community of practice
  • An honourarium to support educations pursuits

Who?

  • Coaches with 5+ years experience working with athletes with a disability and who are NCCP Trained and/or Certified.

Mentors will receive:

  • Free NCCP Mentorship training
  • Free access to professional development
  • Participation in a community of practice
  • An honourarium

  • Applications open: October 4, 2021
  • Applications close: November 7, 2021
  • Program orientation: Mid-November

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Eric Belahov eric@coachesontario.ca, 416-426-7023.

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