ROWONTARIO is excited to announce the launch of a new program for our membership. We recognize that there are many coaches and athletes in Ontario who would benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with one another, but due to geographical locations, are unable to readily access these networks. In response to this, ROWONTARIO is implementing a new program aimed to develop a Remote Coaching Network. This network will be primarily based online with the use of coaching to video, webinars, and tailored workshops, but will also include dryland and on-water training camps for participants. ROWONTARIO has selected qualified coaches as specialized advisors in the areas of technology, coaching and training. Along with regional coaches, who will act as mentors to participants within the program, these advisors will work as mentors and resources for all participants across the province.

To make this project a success, ROWONTARIO will be looking to our rowing community to identify participants in two categories. ROWONTARIO is looking for Developing Coaches (DCs) as well as Club Lead Athletes (CLAs) to apply and participate in the Remote Coaching Network. Participant requirements are listed bellow.

Developing Coaches (DCs)

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Minimum 1-year coaching experience
  • Ideally initiated NCCP training (at LTR Instructor or RCA Coach Level) with aspirations to continue coaching development
  • Actively coached in 2017 (recreational or competitive)

Club Lead Athletes (CLAs)

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Active for Life or Competitive for Life athlete without access to consistent program coaching themselves
  • Aspirations to coach, while still looking to improve their own rowing
  • Volunteer or paid employee of the club, ideally in a leadership role, and ideally working with development level athletes

If you fulfill the requirements listed above, please fill out the Remote Coaching Network Application found below. The deadline for applicants is Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. Once successful applicants have been identified, regional coach mentors will be assigned mentees to correspond with.

We are looking forward to this project and hope that you will join us in making it successful!

Questions and/or comments should be directed to Sport Development Coordinator, Sydney Boyes, or 416-759-8405.


“Inspiring excellence in Ontario rowing clubs through a remote network of support for developing coaches and lead athletes: helping coaches, helping athletes.”


“Leading change and inspire excellence by tapping into the under-utilized potential of developing coaches & club lead athletes (in remote locations), to better support coaching knowledge and delivery of programs across the province, allowing mentees the resources and contacts to help athletes across Ontario.”

Funding for this program has been made available by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.

Remote Coaching Network Application

Remote Coaching Network Application

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