Attention Coaches: A new OVA club season is about to start! Are you ready?
Tryouts are just around the corner and the OVA club season will be underway in no time. Inevitably during this busy and stressful time, conflict between parents and coaches will arise. Now is the best time to prevent those conflicts with clear and effective communication. To avoid the potential of miscommunication leading to disappointment, it is crucial to clearly define expectations for the season BEFORE it starts.
In order to make this step easier, we have created tools to help coaches communicate expectations, rules and schedules. If you are not in the habit of giving information to the parents of your athletes early in the season, these tools could save you a lot of headaches:
This tool will help you communicate basic information about your team for the coming year so parents and athletes can make educated decisions about what offer to accept.
Pre-Season Information Template (adapted to the age group you coach)
This template will help you structure all the information you need to share with the parents of your athletes before the season starts so everyone is on the same page. Select the template that applies to the age group you coach:
The Coaches Association of Canada recognizes coaches who are actively coaching with one Professional Development point per year toward their Maintenance of Certification.
Declaring that you are actively coaching is easy. Log in to The Locker, go to your transcript and click the "self-report" whistle icon on the left side of the screen to "Record Active Status."