Coaching Super Clinic coming to town

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To further build the level of sports expertise in the community, Tourism Sault Ste. Marie is partnering with the Coaches Association of Ontario to facilitate a prominent coaching clinic this fall. From October 21 to 23 at various local venues, the Coaches Association of Ontario’s National Coaching Certification Program Super Clinic will offer three days of training, education and networking for the first time in Northern Ontario.

“This is a great opportunity for local and area residents. Traditionally, these Super Clinics have only been held in southern Ontario, and we’re thrilled to be working with the Coaches Association of Ontario to bring it to our community,” said Ian McMillan, Executive Director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie. “Our goal is to continue to build on the city’s sports-friendly reputation, which will allow our community to host high-level tournaments. The 2016 Super Clinic will go a long way in helping us achieve that objective.”

The Coaches Association of Ontario’s Super Clinic is a unique one-of-a-kind event where participants can receive training in the National Coaching Certification Program in a number of sports and contexts. Thanks to funding received through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s Quest for Gold program, coaches are able to participate in this training opportunity at a subsidized cost. It’s open to area and regional coaches at all levels, educators, and anyone looking to gain valuable life skills on topics such as leadership, nutrition and managing conflict.

“We are thrilled to work with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie and Provincial Sport Organizations to bring this event to Northern Ontario,” said Susan Kitchen, Executive Director of the Coaches Association of Ontario. “Coaches and educators from grassroots to high performance will have a unique opportunity to gain sport-specific technical abilities, plus leadership and decision-making skills, opening new opportunities in both coaching and life.”

To register, see the full list of courses or for additional details, visit www.coachesontario.ca
The Coaches Association of Ontario is an independent, non-profit, coach-led organization that strengthens development opportunities and provides educational resources for coaches. The CAO promotes coaching ethics and ensures the wider community recognizes the vital role of the coach in the development of sport at all levels. Launched in 1974, the National Coaching Certification Program is delivered in partnership with the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, and regional sport organizations. The goal of the program is to give coaches the skills and confidence they need to succeed. Online: www.coachesontario.ca.