The We Are Coaches program offers free, women-only coach training that has been designed to increase the number of trained women coaches in Canada in order to provide mentors and role models for young participants.
The goals of We Are Coaches are to:• Help build infrastructure to support and sustain the participation of girls and women in hockey in Canada.
Additionally, the We Are Coaches Guide was created to ensure the first coaching experience of participants is positive and engaging while recognizing the connection between women coaches and the number of girls who not only choose to try hockey but continue playing. The recommendations included in the We Are Coaches Guide will help coaches to navigate their first experience as a coach while providing considerations and suggestions to enhance the experience of girls in hockey.
Although these recommendations were primarily created to support first-time coaches, more experienced coaches may also find them helpful. Feel free to use any or all of the checklist as a guide throughout the season.