Who needs a CANSail Development Coach?

Any sailor or group of sailors in a race training program that extends through 4 or more months…..
Any club or sailing school offering race training programming and team activities…..
·         Club Race Teams
·         Class Group Teams (i.e. Opti Race Teams)
·         Regional Training groups
·         Regional Teams
·         Provincial Teams
·         Sailors campaigning for  Provincial Championships, Sail Canada Regional or Youth National Championships, Class Championships, Canada Games Teams

 Sailors who need this Coach are in the Learn to Train and Learn to Compete Stages of the Long Term Sailor Development Framework:
The CANSail Development Coach Program has been developed by Sail Canada in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada.
The CANSail Development Coach Program offers:
• Training and mentoring to instill confidence and effectiveness in coach candidates with experienced Full Time coaches as part of the program.
• Emphasis on practical on-water coaching at the training clinic.
• Places importance on sport science elements of fitness, nutrition, and sport psychology.
• Final evaluations carried out on race courses and at training camps.
• Accreditation as a Sail Canada Coach and with the Coaching Association of Canada in the NCCP Competition Development Context (with successful evaluation).
• Preparation and prerequisite achievement for Sailing Coaches to advance and enter into Canada’s National Coaching Institute (NCI).
Candidates to the Program:
• Have previous sail-racing experience (preference for having campaigned an ISAF-recognized class)
• Have a genuine interested in becoming and / or developing personally and professionally as a coach
• Have experience as a sailor or coach with Race Team programs
Please click here for the full Eligibility Criteria Document.
Pathway through Coach Training, Certification and Re-certification
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Upcoming Clinics
The training clinic(s) for the Development Coach program will be delivered annually by Sail Canada. Clinic details will be posted on the Instructor & Coach Training page once available.

Helpful Links:
NCCP Online Evaluation Modules can be found at,ca 
- Making Ethical Decisions Evaluation Module
- Manage Conflict 
- Leading Drug Free Sport
Sail Canada Instructor Insurance
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