By TRT Staff with notes from aboriginalsportcircle.ca
As the deadline approached, the nominations for this years National Indigenous Coaching Awards must be submitted by July 22nd, 2022 at 11:59 EST, as announced by the Aboriginal Sport Circle.
The awards honour the accomplishments of Indigenous Coaches within a given program year of June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. Two will be presented, one to a male and one to a female recipient.
Nominees must demonstrate the following: “shows a personal commitment to his/her coach development, identify training or professional development that nominee has maintained and cite improvements from this training or professional development, demonstrates a positive image as it relates to his/her role as an Indigenous coach, provide examples or testimonials of how the nominee’s conduct reflects the principles of fair play and sportsmanship as it specifically relates to the sport, officials, and the opposition, provide three written testimonials from program leaders, parents, athletes and/or Indigenous community as to the nominee’s positive image, demonstrates a commitment to a holistic lifestyle by maintaining a balanced physical, mental, cultural, and spiritual outlook, provide up to three testimonials from program leaders, parents, athletes and community and personal achievements: list any coach awards or levels of achievement that the nominee has received. Proof of achievements is requested (i.e., highest level of competition coached at top ranking and results, MVC and other accomplishments).”
Coaches will be selected from the nominees and will be presented with their award at the Awards Gala.
The Aboriginal Sport Circle also recently celebrated the coaches in the 2022 Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program online, including Ryan Williams, Lacrosse, Team British Columbia, and the coaches in the 2022 Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program, including
Katie Gaudette, Volleyball, Team Newfoundland & Lab