Coaching Association of Canada

Tips from Parapan Am Games Coaches

Canada’s top coaches are taking on the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games! We’ve collected some of the top tips these coaches have to offer!


“Never be a child’s last coach. With all the pressure to win it is always more important that the process is enjoyable.”
- Kerry MacDonald, ChPC (Sitting Volleyball)   



“The technique is the foundation of development for all athletes regardless of the sport discipline. Poor development makes international performance impossible!”
- Claude Picard, ChPC (Swimming) 


 “Be patient, even with the talented athletes. Their development at all levels is important and you don’t want to rush things.” - Mario Delisle, ChPC (Boccia)


“The technical side of the sport is easy when coaching. The most difficult thing to manage is the human nature of the athletes.” - Zedplin Law, ChPC (Table Tennis)


“Spend the time to learn the sport in its entirety. This included being a coach, athlete, administrator, and an official. It’s a great way to really understand the requirements and all of its different aspects when you actually become a coach.” - Darrell Nordell, ChPC (Wheelchair Basketball)