Posted by Editor on 03/22/04
2004 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards
The CAO Coaching Excellence Awards for 2004 recognize outstanding coaches and their contributions to both their sport and athletes in Ontario. The selection of recipients will be based on their unique contribution to sport through coaching.
"Coaching should be about the service and intrinsic rewards, however, recognition from your peers is nice and in this sense the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards are a great honour", says Al Morrow, Canadian National Team - Women's Rowing coach.
These awards do not reflect the accomplishments of a coach in any one-year; rather the awards are designed to recognize the contributions of a coach has made over a period of years.
The CAO has developed six categories of awards. These categories refer to the type of athlete the coach is primarily responsible for, with the exception of the School Sport category which refers to a coach who is a paid employee of the school. In each category both male and female coaches will be recognized.
Recreational / Grass Roots Athletes (Male / Female)
These are coaches who coach grass roots and recreational athletes of any age. The coaching environment at this level is primarily non-competitive and the emphasis is on skill development, participation and fun
Developmental Athletes (Male / Female)
The coaches at this level are responsible for athletes who are developing competitive skills as well as preparing athletes for competition at higher levels (i.e. regional, provincial, or Canada Games or University competition)
School Sport Athletes (Male / Female)
This award is open to the coaches who are recipients of an OFSAA Leadership in Sport Award in their respective sport. These coaches must be paid employees of an Ontario school (i.e. teacher, guidance counselor, principal) who coach as an extra curricular activity.
High Performance Athletes (Male / Female)
Coaches who are eligible for this award primarily coach athletes at the national or international level.
Coach Potato Award *NEW!
This award is open to coaches that have made a significant contribution to getting kids off the couch and into sport, thus increasing youth participation rates. This award contains a $1000 program donation made by the Let's Get Moving campaign to be awarded to the award recipient's program.
Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award
These individuals have made a career out of coaching and have provided considerable leadership and mentorship to other coaches.
The Awards will be presented during the Celebration of Coaching Excellence Dinner at the Four Points Sheraton in Kitchener, Ontario on April 16, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
To be eligible for an Ontario Coaching Excellence Award, a coach must coach amateur athletes, and have a minimum of five years coaching experience in Ontario. The nominated coaches must also have consented to the nomination.
A committee comprised of individuals from the Coaches Association of Ontario, the government, from the NCI-Ontario, and OFSAA will select the 2004 Coaching Excellence Award recipients.
Selection will be based on the nominees:
A. Contribution to Sport: To what degree they have influenced the development of new coaches, evidence of program building and positive progress, sport promotion, as well as encouraging athletes to go into coaching.
B. Professional Development: Demonstrated efforts to improve skill and knowledge of sport, coaching, certification and transfer of knowledge (i.e. conducting a clinic or session) for athletes, or other coaches.
C. Coaching Effectiveness: Clear evidence of performance improvement in those athletes coached by this coach (i.e. win/loss record or athletes progressing to a higher division or level of competition, ranking improvement over years, etc.) Coaching style is proven to be ethical and fair.
D. Leadership: How does the coach demonstrate being a positive role model for their athletes. Examples where the coach has demonstrated sportsmanship, positive game behaviour, expression of admiration and respect by athletes, parents, and peers.
2004 Nomination forms are now available online (in Microsoft Word format).
Please send completed nomination forms to Tanya Witty at:
Coaches Association of Ontario
Mail: 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 606 Toronto , Ontario M3C 3C6
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (all emailed nominations wil be confirmed)
Completed Nomination forms must be received by Thursday April 1, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
2004 Joe Hailey Memorial Stage Race
Courtesy Jeremy Storie
The inaugural Joe Hailey Memorial Stage Race is run in honour and recognition of long time local racer Joe Hailey, who died tragically as a result of injuries sustained in a crash during a road race in March of 2002. This stage race will be an omnium points event. Riders can enter one or all three stages but to be considered for the overall a rider must do all three stages. Road Race and Crit will cost $20 each and $15 for the TT, or $40 for all three. If you do not have a series number there is an additional $5 charge.
Saturday Mar 27 RR starts at 10:30 at normal spot near corner of 232nd St and 6th Ave.
Sunday Mar 28 Criterium Schedule will be first event at Gloucester Industrial Park as follows
|8 AM start||U-15 and U-17||25 min race||BC JR Challenge Series Race|
|8:30 AM start||U-19||35 min race||BC JR Challenge Series Race|
|9:15 AM start||C Group||45 min race|
|10:15 AM start||B Group||60 min race|
|11:30 AM start||A Group||75 min race|
Total $45 for each category for each stage
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