Coaching Association of Canada

Trina Snooks

Sport: Archery

CAC Program Involvement: Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program

Mentor: Robert MacIntyre

“Trina is an excellent representative of New Brunswick for the WiC program. She has been involved in the sport of archery for 17 years and, as a former Canada Games athlete, has a great deal of experience to draw on in her coaching. She is very highly regarded throughout the archery community in our province and we could not be more pleased that she is one of our apprentice coaches for the 2011 Canada Winter Games.”Trevor Smith, Executive Director, Centre for Coaching Education of NB

Sport History
Trina has been involved in sport for most of her life. She started out skating on a homemade rink in her backyard and went on to play ringette and hockey in formal leagues. Next came basketball in junior high school and archery in high school. Archery remains her sport of choice. She competed for Newfoundland and Labrador at the 1993 and 1997 Canada Summer Games and for New Brunswick at the national championships and at many local and regional tournaments. She continues to compete and plans on shooting at the 2010 nationals in Nova Scotia.

Trina began coaching in high school because her coach required his archers to volunteer in some aspect to keep the club running smoothly and to give back to the sport. She did not take coaching seriously until the birth of her son three years ago. It was a way to remain involved in the sport even though she did not have the time to train for competition. Coaching was a logical choice and since then she has worked with Robert MacIntyre, the Archers Association of New Brunswick (AANB) provincial coach and her fellow coach, Trevor Furlotte, to develop a series of Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) clinics to improve archers’ skills and teach coaches techniques national coaches use.

Current Occupation
Manufacturing designer, Spielo, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of gaming technology solutions

Riverview, N.B.

• Diploma, Business Administration (Accounting), Westviking College, Corner Brook, Nfld. and Lab.
• Degree, Business Administration, University of Cape Breton
• Diploma, Information Technology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
• National Coaching Certification Program, Instructor of Intermediate Archers (in training)

Expectations of the Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program
“I expect to learn more about myself as a coach, gain valuable coaching tools, not just technical skills, and gain a network of resources I can rely upon and relay to my archers.”

Quick Facts
Greatest achievement: In my personal life, my family; in my coaching career, the opportunity to make a change in the archery world in New Brunswick by developing an AANB LTAD program.
Source of motivation: My parents. They are never afraid to try something new even if it is out of their comfort zone; they do so with a very positive attitude.
Greatest wish: Enough funds to go around so that all Canadians have a chance to achieve all of their sporting goals.