Provincial Development Program Seeking Applicants for 2019-2020 Team Trips

Preparations are underway to send teams of Manitoba athletes to the following events this season.

  • Early Snow Camp– Canmore, AB December 1 – 9, 2019. Deadline: October 1st, 2019
  • Ontario Cup– Lappe Nordic, Thunder Bay, ON January 1 – 5, 2020. 
  • Mid season race (TBD)– stay tuned for future notice.
  • National Championships– Sovereign Lake, Vernon, BC March 26 – April 2, 2020

The Provincial Development Program is seeking applications from everyone interested in leading and assisting with the teams this season. We need:

  • Coaches – Lead, Assistant & Apprentices
  • Managers (including Apprentice Managers)
  • Wax technicians (including Apprentice Wax techs)

Deadline: October 15th, 2018
(except Early Snow Camp)

Coach Education Funding Opportunity – Deadline Sep 13th

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Coaching Manitoba would like to inform the PSO’s about an exciting an opportunity from the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Game Plan. Game Plan is Canada’s national athlete total wellness program, which supports and empowers high-performance athletes to pursue excellence during and beyond their sporting careers.

The CAC and Game Plan are piloting a Coach Education program to introduce athletes to the possibility of a career in coaching. As part of this initiative, Game Plan and CAC would support up to 7 athletes to complete the Competition-Development coach certification for their sport or the Advanced Coaching Diploma program

The Comp-Dev support for 2-5 applicants will be available for athletes who are still competing or within 2 years of retirement as per Game Plan eligibility, with the CAC’s funding contribution for female participants, as per CAC’s directed funding via it’s Women in Coaching Program.

Reimbursement of coaching education fees for 1-2 athletes will also be covered to complete the Advanced Coaching Diploma program. This will be available for athletes transitioning out of sport or who are already retired, with the CAC’s funding going solely toward women participants.

The application deadline is September 13th, 2019 and the start of the education process would begin in October 2019.

For more information and to apply please see the links below:

Sport For Life Introduces Revised LTAD e-Learning Course

Sport for Life aims to develop physical literacy and improve the quality ofsport by creating, sharing, and mobilizing knowledge. This acts as a catalyst for governments, institutions, and organizations to improve programs and services. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Sport for Life is proud to release the revised Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity e-learning course to support the new resource. 

From now until July 31, 2019, Sport for Life is offering this course at 50% off (normally $24.95 + tax). Use coupon code 004F78 for the English version or 9DB694 for the French version.

Our aim is to make it accessible to as many leaders and organizations as possible to deliver quality sport and physical activity in your region. Also, if you had previously purchased the old version of this course, you now have automatic free access to this new version through your Sport for Life campus account.

To take the refreshed LTD course, click here:

  • Be familiar with the Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity Framework and the primary objectives of each stage of development.
  • Recognize the characteristics of quality sport and physical activity programs that support the development of physical literacy, strive for excellence, and empower people to be active for life.
  • Know how to find additional resources to analyze gaps in current programs.

This course is presented in four sections. When you have completed the entire course and passed each learning assessment, you will be able to download/print a Certificate of Completion and obtain NCCP professional development points (worth 1 credit).

Sport for Life CEO Richard Way commented on the course saying, “I am excited about the third edition of the Canadian framework as it will support improving the quality of sport and physical activity across Canada. This e-learning module is a quick way to understand the concepts and factors underpinning long-term development, enabling sport leaders to positively impact participants along their individual pathways regardless if they are seeking to be Olympic or Paralympic champions or active and healthy for life.” 

For more information, contact Alex Wilson –