Women represent an untapped resource throughout the hockey community. While female athletes constitute as much as 50 percent (and sometimes more) of the members of national teams, the percentage of women who coach at that level is dramatically lower. As of the 2018-19 season, the GTHL only had four women who took on the role as a Head Coach.
Women have different life and leadership experiences, values, and attitudes which equip them with valuable sport expertise and perspective. To support the Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) national campaign of Women in Coaching, the GTHL will be running a Women ONLY Coach 1 – Intro to Coach clinic on November 10th.
“Coaching is for everyone and we need more female roles models coaching in minor hockey,” said Mercedes Watson, Director of Coach and Partner Development at the Coaching Association of Ontario. “Attending a clinic is a great first step to develop the competence and confidence to lead a great hockey program.”
Women in Coaching is a national campaign to increase the number of coaching opportunities for women, at all levels of sport. Directed by the CAC, the program enjoys the support of many individuals and organizations committed to improving the coaching environment for women in sport.
“We hope that these clinics will inspire women to get started on the coaching journey and create a network of support to keep them going,” said Watson.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Registration is free of charge.
Please note that the Coach 1 Level course requires that participants complete the Hockey Canada – Hockey University online program in addition to a 4-hour in-class course as part of the training.