Canada Winter Games: Coaching Model

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2011-2012 Coaching Model

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ROLE OF THE COACH

As coaches we view ourselves as educators in the field of sport.  Many of the lessons learned in sport will serve the athletes for the rest of their lives.  Teamwork, sacrifice, discipline, hard work, perseverance, failure and success are all experiences that will be encountered in sport and in life.  As a coach our job is to help prepare our athletes for their journey through life by assuming many roles in helping these young men and women deal with these experiences.  Parent, sibling, psychologist, disciplinarian, and friend are all roles the coach must be prepared to play in helping these young men and women grow.

Sport provides many opportunities for young men & women to grow into outstanding individuals.  The lessons learned and values instilled because of participation in sport should be facilitated by the coach.    Helping young men & women reach their goals and fulfill their potential is what coaching is all about.

Reference– Adapted from the Team Interlake Soccer Program coaching plan for 2008 MB Games.

 

SOME HISTORY

From 1995-2007, Biathlon Manitoba followed the Provincial Coach model developed and supported by Sport Manitoba. The provincial coach was a full –time salaried professional coach, who was  tasked  with athlete development and direct coaching to the provincial team members

As a result of large funding cuts to Biathlon Manitoba (base funding was reduced to $30,000). It became necessary to leave the Sport Manitoba High performance coaching model

For the next season(2007-2008) Bam managed to run a program by using a fee for service local coach who coached at the gateway program, attended events (Provincials , Nationals, ) and generally assisted in keeping the program going. A number of parent volunteers also assisted during this time. Gregg Campbell (Calgary level 4 coach) was already participating in various activities during this phase of the coaching program

In the spring of 2009 the Bam board participated in a planning session with Greg  Guenther,  the result of these sessions was  the development of a Distance Mentor/Head Coach  model. Gregg Campbell was hired on a fee for service basis to mentor and develop a group of local coaches and also to act as head Coach for the 2011 Winter Games. Details of this model are available on the Bam Website ,

 

 

 

 

 

THE GOAL(2010-2012)

THE MAIN GOAL: To develop a coaching development plan that will provide guidance and support for the Biathlon Manitoba’s overall long term athlete and coach development.

SHORT TERM GOALS:

1. Ensure ongoing coach developmental and professional opportunities accessible to all levels of the Biathlon Manitoba coaching team.

2 .Ensure coaches offer appropriate LTAD to the growing group of younger (fundamental and Train to Train ) athletes .

3. Ensure that older (Train to Compete) athletes appropriate training and competitive opportunities

 

 

LONG TERM GOALS:

  1. 1. Provide appropriate professional educational opportunities as the needs of our coaching team change.
  2. 2. Provide a coaching model that changes as Biathlon Manitoba moves thru a cycle of  an ever improving coaching team and an older , experienced group of athletes
  3. 3. provide opportunities for athletes to progress thru the LTAD stage and compete at appropriate levels of competition  (Local,Westerns Nationals and eventually 2015 Winter Games)

 

The Model

The games being completed Bam embarks on another four year cycle hoping to build on the work done by Gregg. One important legacy that Gregg left is a group of coaches who have achieved a high level of certification, who are all active to some level in our programs.  At this time we  have  three level three coaches, three certified level two coaches , two level one coaches and a large group of Community coaches (Bronze , Silver, Gold)  who may play a role in the coaching program for Biathlon Manitoba

 

It is very important to keep in mind that we are in an athlete development phase of our programs. Although there are still a few high level athletes in the program, the majority of our athletes are quite young and in the Train to Train stage of athlete development(12-15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biathlon Manitoba will provide:  (Club /Athlete focus)

  • A  designated coach for each club at all races
  • A designated coach for each club. This coach will arrange through the Biathlon office to attend at agreed upon times at the local club and provide training to club athletes. For example a coach will spend one or two days per month at the Falcon lake facility. Athletes from Falcon Lake and Kenora will be invited to attend on those days for training
  • Designated coaching staff for Western Canadian Championships and Canadian national Championships.
  • Appropriate training schedules and cycles will be provided to Athletes who are at the train to compete stage (16-23 & committed to training at a high level)

 

Biathlon Manitoba will provide: (Coach Focus)

  • Specific coach development activities available to all coaches These may be mentorship opportunities NCCP programs, and competitive level coaching experiences

 

 

2009-2010 Coaching Model

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BIATHLON MANITOBA

COACHING PROGRAM

2009 / 2010

BIATHLON MANITOBA COACHING PROGRAM

ROLE OF THE COACH

As coaches we view ourselves as educators in the field of sport.  Many of the lessons learned in sport will serve the athletes for the rest of their lives.  Teamwork, sacrifice, discipline, hard work, perseverance, failure and success are all experiences that will be encountered in sport and in life.  As a coach our job is to help prepare our athletes for their journey through life by assuming many roles in helping these young men and women deal with these experiences.  Parent, sibling, psychologist, disciplinarian, and friend are all roles the coach must be prepared to play in helping these young men and women grow.

Sport provides many opportunities for young men & women to grow into outstanding individuals.  The lessons learned and values instilled because of participation in sport should be facilitated by the coach.    Helping young men & women reach their goals and fulfill their potential is what coaching is all about.

Reference– Adapted from the Team Interlake Soccer Program coaching plan for 2008 MB Games.

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COACH

While we already know there are many unique characteristic traits for successful coaches at all levels, we also recognize some coaches are stronger in certain areas. We also believe strongly that coaches can develop and learn from other coaches, thus creating an opportunity to enhance their own skills. Biathlon Manitoba’s Board outlined the following characteristics as being traits required to assist Biathlon Manitoba in improving their program.

  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Enthusiasm
  • Flexibility
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Technical Expertise
  • Administrative Expertise
  • Positive Attitude
  • Personable

To be successful, the program must have a goal, a plan, and great leadership and organization from the coach and supporting team (Volunteers, Staff and Board).


 

THE GOAL

THE MAIN GOAL: To develop a coaching development plan that will provide guidance and support for the Biathlon Manitoba’s overall long term athlete and coach development.

SHORT TERM GOALS:

  1. Identify and Name Master Coach for 2009/10 season
  2. Develop Apprentice/Development Coach  “team”
  3. Establish the athlete and coach development seasonal plan for 2009/10 season

LONG TERM GOALS:

  1. Field a Canada Games training squad team where developing coaches and senior team members become role models and leaders.
  2. Establish a Coach Development Program
  3. Produce leaders on and off the field.
  4. Establish a winning and enjoyable program.
  5. Compete for “Best Ever” results at 2010 Westerns, 2010 Nationals and 2011 Canada Games.

THE MODEL

Once the goals have been established, it is necessary to have a plan to guide us to the goals we want to achieve.  The following pages contain the Model and Plan to success on the Road to success at 2010 Westerns and Nationals, and the 2011 Canada Games.

 

 

 

 

MASTER COACH

 

  • Master coach designs Yearly Training Program (Y.T. P.) and delivers to Club Coaches
  • Master Coach will provide advice and consultation to Biathlon Manitoba as to direction, goals and overall plan
  • Master Coach will act as a support and mentor to our provincial level coaching team
  • Master Coach will attend a minimum of two Winter games I.D. Camps ( Tasked to teach, model, and supervise Mb. coaches in preparing for and running a training camp)
  • Master Coach will attend one Mb. competition (tasked to  teach and support Mb. coaches in developing the skills and behaviors necessary to guide athletes thru a successful competition.)
  • Master Coach will assist Mb. coaches in developing skills of developing and implementing training programs for athletes (This will be done by means of e-mail, web  conferencing, and teleconferencing.
  • Master Coach  may  monitor  I-Log communication  between Athletes and Provincial/Club Coaches.
  • Master Coach will guide Manitoba coaches through  the NCCP certification program to the level that each coach wishes to attain.
  • Master  Coach will communicate (weekly) with Biathlon Manitoba  Executive Director

 

 


 

 

MANITOBA COACH

  • Manitoba Coaches deliver Y.T.P. to Athletes, monitors athletes entries and responds accordingly
  • Manitoba Coaches plan, directly supervise group training sessions,  and monitor  individual athlete sessions
  • Manitoba Coaches must be members in good standing of Biathlon Canada, Biathlon Manitoba, fulfilled Sport Manitoba requirements(Respect in Sport), and hold appropriate licences (PAL)
  • Manitoba Coaches will ensure that athletes adhere to Biathlon Manitoba Code of Conduct
  • Manitoba Coaches will commit to achieving appropriate level of N.C.C.P. certification (i.e. Coaches must be Level 3 certified in order to attend the Canada Games.)

ATHLETES

  • Athletes train, according to yearly  training plan, provided by coaches, participating in Team sessions, training camps, and training on their own as prescribed by Y.T.P.
  • Athletes participate in Y.T.P reporting, through I -Log, to Club Coaches
  • Athletes must attend  camps and competitions designated as  requirements for Provincial Training Squad
  • Athletes must sign and adhere to Biathlon Manitoba Code of Conduct

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