Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program

Part of the Canada Games the women in coaching apprenticeship program operates to build coaching capacity for women in sport.  Additionally the goals are to:
– It provides female apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport exposure. Provide female apprentice coaches with enhanced professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for higher level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of certification to a minimum of competition-development (apprentice coaches complete certification within two years following the games).
– Expose female apprentice coaches to elite women coaches’ experiences
– Ensure female apprentice coaches are prepared to play a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience.
– Partnered with a mentor coach to assist in the development of the coach.
– Attend the games in as an accredited coach with specific learning objectives and a plan for meaningful contribution to the team.
• This program operates through Coach New Brunswick and the Coaches Association of Canada.
•Previous Athletics CSG WIC Apprenticeship participants:
   2009 – Jennifer Butler.  After participation in the 2009 games in PEI as an apprentice coach Jennifer increased her involvement in the sport of Athletics and was named co-head coach of the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, co-head coach for the provincial legion team in 2015, and named to the 2017 Canada Games staff.