As a coach, not only for North American indigenous Games, but for your community teams you have many roles and tasks to perform. You have a responsibility to refrain from comments or behaviours that are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racists or sexists. You also have a responsibility to instill in participants a lifelong love of sport and physical activity and enduring values of fair play and respect for others.
With respect to the North American Indigenous Games whether you will be coaching an individual sport or a team sport ALL COACHES will require a complete Level 2 certification at the practical, technical and theory levels. In addition you must have attended and completed training in the Aboriginal Coaching Manual.
Beginning with the 2011 North American Indigenous Games coaches will be expected to complete the following tasks:
- Ensure all registration forms are complete and readable
- Ensure all registration forms include parent/guardian signatures
- Ensure all Alberta Health Care Insurance Numbers are accurate
- Ensure all medical conditions have been identified where applicable and all medications
- have been identified
- Ensure there is a copy of all emergency phone numbers provided to the Chef de
- Mission and Games Staff
- Ensure all waiver forms have been completed and signed where applicable
- Ensure a copy of Indian/ Métis Cards has been provided with photo ID
- Ensure all athletes have read, understood and signed the athletes Code of Conduct
No registration forms will be accepted by the ISCA Games Staff without a signed confirmation by the coach that they are complete, accurate and contain the information for the full roster. No partial teams will be accepted.
Based on the technical package there is generally a team manager. As a coach, you may decide to have your team manager handle the administrative aspect of registration. However you still must confirm the information is accurate. Mission staff will be assigned to each sport to provide assistance but not assume responsibility for registration.
Further information and coaching application forms will be distributed in the New Year. If you have any questions, please contact Ted Hodgson, Executive Director 403-202-6539.