In order to educate and promote the value of the NCCP and to establish meaningful participation of Aboriginal peoples in this national program, the ASC embarked on a multi-year process to develop supplemental training material for Aboriginal coaches taking NCCP workshops.
The result of this process is the Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM), which responds to the need for a national training curriculum with content that reflects the uniqueness of Aboriginal cultures, values, and lifestyles.
The AACP is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. Please click here for a list of participating sports.
Objectives of the AACP
Build coaching capacity within aboriginal communities;
Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games exposure;
Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for high level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of NCCP to a minimum of Competition – Development, Trained. (Apprentices complete training within 12 months following the Games);
Expose aboriginal apprentice coaches to elite/high performance coaches; and
Ensure aboriginal apprentice coaches are prepared to handle a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience.