National Team Apprenticeship Program
The National Team Coaching Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide opportunities for Canadian women coaches to work with their national team programs leading up to and during the Olympic Games and major international events i.e. world champ
In existence since 2000, the National Team Coaching Apprenticeship Program (NTAP) has allowed more than 50 women to travel and coach with their national teams at major international events.
One of the CAC’s many long term investments in national level women coaches through the Women in Coaching program, the NTAP is designed to provide opportunities for Canadian women coaches to work with their national team programs leading to and during the Olympic Games and other major international events. The following report was completed to present the impact of the program on the participating coaches and to measure their achievements.
Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program
The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.
The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program. Please click here for a list of participating sports.
2017 Canada Summer Games – Winnipeg, MB
- 2017 Canada Games: July 28 – August 13, 2017 – Winnipeg, MB
2019 Canada Winter Games – Red Deer, AB
- Program Guidelines, 2019 Games
- Distribution of Program Guidelines, 2019 Games: August 1, 2017
- Application Due Date: October 31, 2017
- Coaches Selected: December 1, 2017
- 1st PD Session: February – April 2018
- 2nd PD Session and Conference: November 2018, Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference
- 2019 Canada Games: February 13 – March 1, 2019
For more information on the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program, or to apply, contact your PTCR.