COACHING WITH NORWESTERS
NorWesters Track and Field Club requires coaches of all disciplines to work with a team of experienced coaches.
These are paid positions for coaches who have at least a Level 1 NCCP or equivalent under the new system.
This is an opportunity for athletes who want to coach to have the payment of their training covered while coaching.
We are looking for JD coaches as well as jumps, throws and distance coaches.
Some positions are suitable for university students as they are for the summer only (April to July).
Please phone Dawn Copping at 604-929-3554 for more information.
Coaches Mission Statement:
"Our reason for coaching
is to assist each athlete develop his or her potential in the sport
of track & field and help each achieve performance based goals.
In doing so we also strive to assist with or influence the development
of each athlete's attitudes, values, ethics and morals for a quality
life after competition."
NorWester Coaching Philosophy:
Coaching athletes is an opportunity to make a difference in athlete's
lives. This carries a significant responsibility to be the best
we can be both as a coach and an individual. Therefore it is imperative
to have a good understanding of who we are, why we coach and how
we coach. Realizing that we do have an impact on the athletes that
we coach, we endeavour to impart passion for sport and life to inspire
and motivate each athlete to reach his or her potential.
Coaching, however, is much more than being a positive role model.
As a coach we feel it is necessary to know the essence of each individual
athlete. Without knowing each athlete's values, attitudes, motives
and needs it is not possible to address the most appropriate training
approach that will achieve optimal performances from the individual.
It is also necessary to be aware of how our sport is currently viewed
in the context of other sports. Recruitment and retention are major
concerns that cannot be overlooked if our sport is to grow. Coaches
play a significant role in the growth of sport.
And finally we believe a coach must be current with concepts of
sport science, coaching methodology and what is happening in our
sport. In this regard we strive to access the facilities and resources
that will enable athletes to have the best and most suitable development