Coaching Association of Canada and Aboriginal Sport Circle Launch Revisions to the Aboriginal Coaching Modules
To celebrate National Aboriginal Day, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) launched revised versions of the Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM).
The ACM is a professional development training tool for all coaches, whether Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal, who coach Aboriginal athletes. Offered as a workshop through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), its content reflects the uniqueness of Indigenous cultures, values, and lifestyles, and is rolled out in three modules:
- Holistic Approach to Coaching;
- Dealing with Racism in Sport; and
- Individual and Community Health and Wellness.
Recent revisions to the ACM include updates to the definitions and terminology used around the subject of racism, as well as updates to the topics of nutrition, mental health, and influencing change in the community. The revisions also address the calls to action identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.