Thank You Coach!

Sep 22, 2020

September 19-27 is National Coaches Week. On this occasion, CEC would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to all the passionate individuals who choose to coach climbing across our country. Join us in reaching out to your coaches, past or present, to say…

“THANK YOU COACH!”

Andrew Wilson, our High Performance Director, has this to say about climbing coaches:

“Coaches willingly take on the task of helping our athletes to become the best climbers, competitors, and people they can be. Most coaches take on this responsibility with thoughts of giving back, providing opportunity and being a part of a great community. The rewards are numerous to be sure.

The role is not without challenges, however, and many of these are not apparent at the outset. Being a coach means being involved in each athlete’s life. This includes sharing emotional situations, the stress of competition, the pain of loss and the uncertainty of future results; and the coach travels this roller coaster with every athlete in their charge. Coaches must learn to be calm when tensions are high, to accept personal criticism and emotion driven behaviour without taking it personally. They are responsible for researching, creating, and evaluating programs and then held accountable for the results that are out of their control. Coaches are open to second guessing and suggestions from anyone who has read an internet article or watched a 30 second Instagram story from a famous climber. Coaches must watch athletes move on to other teams, other coaches, and other activities. It is ALL worth it.

The best coaches are also good students and one of the big rewards is the personal development that comes with coaching others. Coaches share rich and vibrant experiences with their athletes, parents, and fellow staff. The complex and nuanced environment that is a competition requires attention to detail, emotional control, and adaptability. Our coaches are especially important people in our athlete’s lives.

So, take time this week to reflect upon your coaches: past and current. If you feel the same gratitude I do, take the time to reach out and tell them. I know they will appreciate hearing it.”

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Two Canadians are participating in this week's IFSC World Cup (B,L) in Innsbruck, Austria - brothers Oscar and Victor Baudrand. Victor qualified (24th) to the lead semi-finale to take place tomorrow!!

Let's get to know more about Victor! A Utah resident, a citizen of KanadaSouth, a true connoisseur of French pastries? The titles go on for days. Read about how his mindset of “low gear” and a move to France in 2021 are helping propel Victor to the next level. Article by @dadley_can

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📸@melanie.marier

Deux Canadiens participent cette semaine à la Coupe du monde IFSC (B, L) à Innsbruck, en Autriche - les frères Oscar et Victor Baudrand. Victor s'est qualifié (24e) pour la demi-finale difficulté qui aura lieu demain!!

Faisons connaissance avec Victor! Un habitant de l'Utah, un citoyen de KanadaSouth, un vrai connaisseur de pâtisseries françaises ? Les titres se succèdent sans fin. Découvrez comment son état d'esprit de « basse vitesse » et son déménagement en France en 2021 aident à propulser Victor au niveau supérieur. 

@arcteryx @ifsclimbing
@oscarzzworld @victorvxb

Two Canadians are participating in this week's IFSC World Cup (B,L) in Innsbruck, Austria - brothers Oscar and Victor Baudrand. Victor qualified (24th) to the lead semi-finale to take place tomorrow!!

Let's get to know more about Victor! A Utah resident, a citizen of KanadaSouth, a true connoisseur of French pastries? The titles go on for days. Read about how his mindset of “low gear” and a move to France in 2021 are helping propel Victor to the next level. Article by @dadley_can

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📸@melanie.marier

Deux Canadiens participent cette semaine à la Coupe du monde IFSC (B, L) à Innsbruck, en Autriche - les frères Oscar et Victor Baudrand. Victor s'est qualifié (24e) pour la demi-finale difficulté qui aura lieu demain!!

Faisons connaissance avec Victor! Un habitant de l'Utah, un citoyen de KanadaSouth, un vrai connaisseur de pâtisseries françaises ? Les titres se succèdent sans fin. Découvrez comment son état d'esprit de « basse vitesse » et son déménagement en France en 2021 aident à propulser Victor au niveau supérieur.

@arcteryx @ifsclimbing
@oscarzzworld @victorvxb
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In honor of National Indigenous People Day, the CEC Inclusion and Diversity Committee invites you to add a Land Acknowledgement to your opening address of any events and programs. Check this template to help you create your meaningful script.

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En l'honneur de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones, le Comité Inclusion et Diversité de CEC vous invite à ajouter une Reconnaissance du Territoire à vos discours d'ouverture de tous vos événements et programmes. Consultez ce modèle pour vous aider à créer votre script significatif.

In honor of National Indigenous People Day, the CEC Inclusion and Diversity Committee invites you to add a Land Acknowledgement to your opening address of any events and programs. Check this template to help you create your meaningful script.

Link in bio / Lien en bio

En l'honneur de la Journée nationale des peuples autochtones, le Comité Inclusion et Diversité de CEC vous invite à ajouter une Reconnaissance du Territoire à vos discours d'ouverture de tous vos événements et programmes. Consultez ce modèle pour vous aider à créer votre script significatif.
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CEC has launched this week its first Para-Climbing Committee. The committee will work to establish a para-climbing program in Canada.

Curious about Para-Climbing? Education resources has been put together by the committee, and more is to follow. 
https://www.climbingcanada.ca/paraclimbing-program/

In the meantime, check out the @usaclimbing Para-Climbing Nationals this weekend! There will be livestream on Sunday.

One of the participants, Connor Gearey, is a dual USA/CAN citizen. Read about Connor on this bio by @dadley_can and cheer on Connor on Sunday!
https://www.climbingcanada.ca/connors-road-to-nationals/

CEC has launched this week its first Para-Climbing Committee. The committee will work to establish a para-climbing program in Canada.

Curious about Para-Climbing? Education resources has been put together by the committee, and more is to follow.
https://www.climbingcanada.ca/paraclimbing-program/

In the meantime, check out the @usaclimbing Para-Climbing Nationals this weekend! There will be livestream on Sunday.

One of the participants, Connor Gearey, is a dual USA/CAN citizen. Read about Connor on this bio by @dadley_can and cheer on Connor on Sunday!
https://www.climbingcanada.ca/connors-road-to-nationals/
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