Looking for a coach in your area? Contact us and we will connect you to a professionally trained and certified coach near you.
Looking to improve your coaching skills? WSWS offers coaching courses throughout the year. Whether you are interested in becoming a first time coach or looking to add to your resume, courses are open to everyone. There are three coaching levels with NCCP training for watersports: Foundations, Build the Skills, and Learn to Compete. Visit https://waterskicanada.ca/be-a-coach/ for more info on the content of coaching courses.
Courses will be posted in the Events Calendar in the menu in advance, if interested in a course, call or email to reserve your spot.
Adam is a third year Kinesiology student at Dalhousie University. He has been active at the Saskatoon Waterski Club since ~2007, training and competing in slalom, trick, and jump. Adam is a level 3 judge and boat driver and is NCCP certified for Build the Skills and Learn to Compete. Since 2016, he has been using his training and experience to coach young athletes, being the provincial coach for the Saskatchewan waterski team in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. You can usually find him at the club coaching, organizing competitions, lowering buoys, and training to try and keep up with his phenomenal athletes.
Adam’s career highlights:
- U17 national champion in trick and overall (2016)
- 2nd place U21 tricks at the Jr. US Open (2017)
- 2x selected to compete at the Jr. US Open
- 3x member of the CanAm team
WSWS Provincial Team Coach
VP COACHES AND OFFICIALS
Sanctioned WSWS tournaments are run on a volunteer basis. Please contact us if you would like to know more about hosting a sanctioned tournament or advancing your officials experience. WSWS hosts officials clinics throughout the province to advance the knowledge and competency of those interested.
The Pathway for Coaches
The three coaching levels:
Foundations: This is the basic, community level coach. As a Foundations coach, you may be working with kids or adults, beginners or novices, athletes or people who simply want to enjoy being on the water. The emphasis is placed on safety, fun, ethics, boat driving and values beyond competition. This clinic will help camps, schools, and volunteer coaches foster love of the sport, promote participation, and teach basic skills to beginners of all ages through a variety of activities and disciplines.
Build the Skills: The purpose of this technical skills clinic is to create an understanding of how to teach the basic techniques and skills of towed water sports for coaches working with participants of all ages that have little or no formal towed water sports experience.
Learn to Compete: You want to coach higher level athletes? This is the coach level you are looking for. Learn to Compete coaches are competitive coaches who prepare their athletes for competition. In addition to coaching sport specific skills, you will be designing and monitoring yearly training plans, and providing basic mental training skills, competition tactics, and skill analysis. The goals at this level of coaching are fun, fitness, fundamentals, and performance at regional or provincial competitions as well as consolidation of basic skills of the sport.