The Coaching Association of Canada and Aboriginal Sport Circle Launch Revisions to the Aboriginal Coaching Modules
(June 21, 2017 – OTTAWA) To celebrate National Aboriginal Day, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) are pleased to launch revised versions of the Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM).
The ACM is a professional development training tool for all coaches, whether Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal, who coach Aboriginal athletes. Offered as a workshop through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), its content reflects the uniqueness of Indigenous cultures, values, and lifestyles, and is rolled out in three modules:
- Holistic Approach to Coaching;
- Dealing with Racism in Sport; and
- Individual and Community Health and Wellness.
Recent revisions to the ACM include updates to the definitions and terminology used around the subject of racism, as well as updates to the topics of nutrition, mental health, and influencing change in the community. The revisions also address the calls to action identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
“The CAC encourages the continued education of coaches. Moreover, the CAC wants to provide coaches with the proper tools and knowledge to ensure a positive, healthy, and safe sport experience for Indigenous athletes.”
Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching Association of Canada
“The ACM are a critical resource of the ASC and an integral component of the NCCP. It is a program that supports Indigenous teachings and is a course that every coach should take”.
Alwyn Morris, President, Aboriginal Sport Circle
About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through programs, such as the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, visit www.coach.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About the Aboriginal Sport Circle
The Aboriginal Sport Circle is Canada’s national voice for Aboriginal sport, which brings together the interests of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. Established in 1995, the Aboriginal Sport Circle was created through a national consensus-building process, in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples. For more information, visit www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca.
For more information please contact:
Jacqueline Tittley, Associate Consultant & Project Coordinator
Coaching Association of Canada
Heather Kaulbach, Executive Director
Aboriginal Sport Circle