How will you be spending your summer? Sitting on a dock up north or taking up a new sport? Perhaps you will be planning your 2010-2011 season which should include applying for Quest For Gold Enhanced Coaching Funds.
This program serves the purpose of keeping excellent coaches in Ontario in the communities where they live. Unlike other grant programs, Q4G Enhanced Coaching funds can be accessed year round on a continuous intake basis, respecting your various sport cycles and busy schedules.
What's changed for 2010-2011?
As Coaches, we’re always analyzing performance and finding ways to improve. In addition to the traditional apprentice program (i.e. one mentor – one coach), we’ve added a second option:
The Apprenticeship Program Option 2 is an opportunity for a number of Apprentice Coaches to interact directly with a variety of mentor coaches in a concentrated group at a high performance competition event. The aim of this program is for PSOs to educate coaches using the competition setting with an intense and structured mentorship program that takes place in Ontario.
1. Funds: Up to $8,000 per program
2. Apprenticeship Structure Ratio: Minimum 2 Apprentices: 1 Mentor; Maximum 10 Apprentices: 1 Mentor
3. Who is Eligible: All Apprentice coaches must be from Ontario. Mentor/Master coaches have no restrictions
Last year we reached 401 coaches through the bursary program and this year we are targeting 500 coaches! Up to 70 percent of course fees will be subsidized for eligible NCCP programs.
To apply for 2010-2011 funding, visit the Quest for Gold website at www.coachesontario.ca/q4g