Upcoming Tournaments and Events

  • June 3
    South Nation Archery Club
    CANCELLED 2020 CDN 900 Leagues @ SNAC
  • June 6 - CANCELLED
    North Bay Bowhunters & Archers
    North Bay Bowhunter's & Archers ONE DAY SHOOT
  • June 7
    Wellington Street Sportsmen's Club
    3D Shoot
  • June 7 - CANCELLED
    Nottingham North
    3 D Shoot
  • June 7 - CANCELLED
    Kingston Archery Club
    3D Outdoor Tournament
  • June 7 - CANCELLED
    Hamilton Angling & Hunting Assoc.
  • June 10
    South Nation Archery Club
    CANCELLED 2020 CDN 900 Leagues @ SNAC
  • June 13
    The Archers Of Caledon
    Subject to pending Postponement - Caledon Target Tournament T2S/900/720 AM and PM
  • June 13
    Forest City Archers
    3D - ASA Indoor Round Trad Only
  • June 13 - CANCELLED
    Timmins Bowhunters & Archers Inc.
    Annual 3D Walk Thru Shoot
  • June 14
    Algoma Rod & Gun Club
    720 round/OSG Qualifier
  • June 14
    Forest City Archers
    3D Tournament Open to all shooters
  • June 17
    South Nation Archery Club
    CANCELLED 2020 CDN 900 League @ SNAC
  • June 20
    Wilderness B'Hunt's & Arch's Assoc.
    Double 720 & Ontario Summer Games Qualifier
  • June 20 - CANCELLED
    Thessalon & Area Rod & Gun
    3 D shoot
  • June 21
    Oxford Fish & Game
    Father's Day Shoot
  • June 24
    South Nation Archery Club
    CANCELLED 2020 CDN 900 Tournament @ SNAC
  • June 24
    The Archers Of Caledon
    Subject to pending Postponement - Caledon 2020 Summer Solstice (CDN 900)
  • June 27
    Waterloo County Bowmen
    June Open Shoot
  • June 27
    Pioneer Sportsmen Club
    Pioneer 3D Spring Classic
  • June 27 - CANCELLED
    Sault North Archery Club
    Algoma Double Crown
  • June 28
    The Archers Of Caledon
    Subject to pending Postponement - Caledon 2020 Maple Leaf Round (Field)
  • June 28
    Halton Sportsmen's Association
    3D Outdoor Archery Shoot
  • June 28 - CANCELLED
    Nottingham North
    Algoma Double Crown 2nd leg

Why Coach?

There are many reasons why people get involved in coaching a community sport. Here are a few:

  • as parents we want to spend time with our child in an active way;
  • as individuals we want to volunteer and get involved in our community;
  • as teachers we have taken on extra-curricular school activities;
  • as athletes we want to pursue our passion in a different direction and give back to our community;
  • as fans we simply love sport and want to give coaching a try.

But what does a coach do?

A community coach strives to do the following:

  • encourage young athletes to be active and to have fun;
  • plan purposeful practices and create engaging activities;
  • lead their participants in developing gross motor skills;
  • help participants identify how to improve their performance by providing constructive criticism and advice;
  • manage problems by making ethical and respectful decisions
  • enable safe participation by creating a safe environment
  • teach others how to respect themselves, others, and their sport.

In short, when you become a coach, you help others reach higher, both in sport and in life!

What does it take to become a coach?

The simple fact that you’re visiting coach.ca means that you have one of the key ingredients of all coaches – passion!

Here is a list of other skills that are useful to becoming a community coach:

  • Enjoy working with children
  • Ability to be creative and to improvise
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to lead effectively
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical-thinking skills

Don’t worry if you think you don’t have some of these skills – you’ll find that if you simply go out there and give it a try, you will find that the skills will develop with time and practice.

It’s also not important at first to know every technical aspect of the sport you choose to coach – far more important is the passion and enthusiasm you bring to the role.

So how do I get started?

Many great coaches learned their skills by assisting other coaches – where they could watch, ask questions and learn, and eventually coach a team of their own. Here are some of the many ways to get information and get involved!

  • Talk to someone who is already coaching – a friend, a neighbour, your child’s coach. People are always willing to share.
  • Sign up to coach with a friend and help each other learn!
  • Sign up to assist your son/daughter’s team, or ask their coach for more information;
  • Volunteer with a local amateur or community team;
  • Take a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training workshop
  • Take our Get Coaching e-activity to see what you need to do to prepare for your first practice;
  • Ask your local club or provincial sport organization for resources (books, videos, guidance)
  • Take a leap of faith and just do it!