Pacific Cycling Centre (PCC) is excited to announce that it is now offering a PCC Coach Mentorship Program to coaches. This program is aimed to assist the development and the personal and professional growth of a mentee coach who wants to take his/her knowledge and skill to the next level.
Through the program coaches will gain practical work and advice, learn from the experience of a mentor, increase their coaching confidence and ability in a real working dynamic environment, be empowered to make appropriate decisions, and establish a sense of direction for themselves and their athletes moving forward.
“While classroom and / or online coaching courses are important academically, nothing can replace working with a coach mentor who can equip you with the important tools necessary to perform to your highest capability,” says PCC Head Coach Houshang Amiri who will lead the program. “Our goal is to identify and achieve career development and personal and professional growth goals with the view to make you a successful coach.”
The program will create opportunities to meet and work with athletes giving coaches hands-on experience with PCC programs. Coaches will learn and gain inside knowledge of working in an organizational setting, as well as running their own coaching business.
The PCC Coach Mentorship Program will cover and is not limited to the following:
- Coaching art, confidence building, decision making
- Coaching science and technology, latest tools, and gauges
- Communications, protocol development, program, training feedback, log keeping
- Training program development, individual and group
- Developing athletes’ assessment protocols, in-field, and laboratory
- Goal setting session
- Developing short term, mid and long term goals: individual and group
- Training program monitoring: individual and group
- Planning and running a training session, pre, during and post session communication
- Race preparation, coaching at races
- Observing your mentor coaching at training sessions, training camps and races
- Engaging with existing training sessions and programs at PCC
- Engaging with your mentor’s athlete coaching programs (confidentiality clause will apply)
- Creating your own coaching business or working in an organization setting
These elements of the program will be personalized and adapted to the coach’s needs, working with the mentor in a variety of ways such as one-on-one consultation, two-way communications, in person, online and by phone.
Amiri has extensive experience as an educator and mentor. He was coach educator and instructor for Level 1, 2 and 3 NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) as well as being a Coach Certifier for NCCP Level 3 coach candidates at Cycling Canada for over 10 years. He became a coach mentor at the National Coaching Institute in the University of Victoria mentoring level 4 and 5 NCCP coach candidates, as well as international coaches at NCI from 2004-2008. From 2009 he worked as Coach educator at UCI and international Olympic Solidarity program, traveling around the world running coaching course for coaches.
For more information on the PCC mentorship program contact firstname.lastname@example.org