Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Mentorship Program provides a streamlined pathway for OCAA transitioning athletes who are looking to develop as a coach. The program is a joint initiative by the Coaches Association of Ontario and OCAA.
The OCAA Mentorship program supercharges a new coach’s development. Consistent 1-to-1 support, ongoing professional development, access to sport experts, peer network inclusion, all built around a dedicated learning framework to make this possible.
Schools receive the following benefits:
Experienced coaches who want to support a OCAA assistant coach in their coach and leadership development
The opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in sport, by helping the next generation of coaches develop their skills.
Applications for this program should be completed by the relevant school department. Mentors and Apprentices interested in this program should speak with their athletic department about applying.
The application consists of four components: Mentorship Resume, Apprentice Letter of Intent, Learning Plan, and School Information. The Mentor, Apprentice, and Department contact should work together to complete these documents, then submit them all together using the form linked below.
Please complete a Mentor resume that outlines the following:
Please have the apprentice complete the following letter of intent:
Please prepare a mentorship learning plan document:
The athletic department should complete the following school questionnaire:
“While I made my living as a coach, I have lived my life to be a mentor-and to be mentored!-constantly.
Everything in the world has been passed down. Every piece of knowledge is something that has been shared by someone else. If you understand it as I do, mentoring becomes your true legacy. It is the greatest inheritance you can give to others. It is why you get up every day-to teach and be taught.”
– John Wooden
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Stuart McLaren firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-426-7086.
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