The Other Coaching Development Program recognizes that PSOs have an important role of leading and developing their own solutions to expand the experience and opportunities for their coaches. This program can encourage coaches to stay coaching in Ontario acknowledging their valued contribution through honoraria and creative financial support and access to seminars and clinics.
While we are accepting applications as of April 1, approvals for funds are pending. We are awaiting confirmation from the Ontario Government on the number of spots and funding available for this program for the 2017-2018 year.
How Much Can I Apply For?
Up to $4000 per provincial or multi-sport organization per year. PSOs with dedicated Paralympic Coaching development program may apply for an additional amount up to $4000 up to a maximum of $8,000 in total for the PSO.
All coaches who receive support from this program must meet a minimum NCCP standard of Competition-Introduction In Training or Instruction Beginners In Training)
When To Apply
The CAO is accepting these proposals from sports on a continuous basis, year round. Please note PSOs must use the funds awarded by March 31 and provide a final report on how the funds were used which includes the coaches who participated or received honorariums.
How Can I Use The Funding?
- Provision of coach honorariums, conferences and workshops for coaches in your sport
- Bringing in experts to work with coaches
A number of Ontario PSOs have been quite innovative with their “OTHER” funds. If you have a story of the benefits, expected and unanticipated from QfG funding, let us know. A few examples of how funds are used are below.
Curl Ontario provided Honorariums to 7 coaches who coach Wheelchair Curling Programs. In addition they ran an annual Coaches Seminar in April providing up to date information to over 100 coaches in attendance on physical and mental preparation, nutrition, and strategy at the Guelph Curling Club.
Skate Ontario hosted a innovative 2-day seminar for 42 figure skating coaches on teaching triple jumps led by an international expert from Colorado Springs. The seminar was held over two days in Waterloo, and coaches were also shown how to use Dartfish software for performance analysis.
Table Tennis used the funding for flights, accommodation and honorarium to send , a developing coach to work with the National Team Coach, attend a clinic and training camp in St. John’s Newfoundland. Table Tennis Canada provided matching funds to top up the investment.
Ontario Water Polo used the funds to send two of its Team Ontario Canada Games coaches to a seminar in California.