Congratulations to Ross Wedlake who on September 27, was recognized by the Coaches Association of Canada with a Coach Developer Award at a special ceremony at Sport Manitoba.  Ross is one of basketball's most active volunteers, conducting numerous coaches clinics and seminars for Basketball Manitoba and Coaching Manitoba.  He is also the Chair of the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and President of Basketball Manitoba.  Congratulations on the well deserved recognition!

Ross contributed to the coaching fraternity as a “Best Practices’ basketball coach at Kildonan East Collegiate and St. Johns’ Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the 70, 80’s, 90’s up until his retirement from teaching and administration in 2006. He has continued to embrace lifelong learning in his role of Learning Facilitator for both Basketball and multi-sport Part A and B. His coaching philosophy is firmly planted in the National Coaching Certification Program’s Code of Ethics, thus Ross has become the Making Ethical Decisions module expert in our province and as so, has trained and delivered the new Professional Development module Empower Plus. Ross has facilitated multi-sport Part A since 2006 Part B and Basketball Community Sport Initiation since 2007. He has travelled to remote Manitoba communities delivering NCCP Basketball courses.

He has facilitated multi-sport courses in each of our 7 regions of Manitoba. Ross is a Sport Manitoba board member and the chair of the Manitoba basketball Hall of Fame. He delights in mentoring young coaches in both Basketball and multi-sport. He inspires coaches to be the best they can be through his enthusiastic guidance.

Ross has consistently had the best NCCP class evaluations since becoming a learning Facilitator in the new NCCP. The coaches have said,” Ross is an excellent facilitator and was able to keep the attention of all participants.” Ross was very enthusiastic and full of energy, made it great!”

Ross inspires coaches to continue the NCCP pathway: “ Mr. Wedlake was an excellent presenter, would like to do part B with him.” Excellent course, really looking forward to taking more advanced courses.”  Ross is a dynamic learning facilitator, as shown by this coaches response,” Ross was very animated!  He used many examples to relate to situations he has experienced or others in the group. He kept your attention by moving around the room. He did not stand in one spot. Passionate about coaching, inspiring and refreshing.”

Ross is a coach developer extraordinaire who has guided many young coaches in their coach education through the NCCP, and would be a very worthy recipient of the Coaches Association of Canada’s Coach Developer award.


Coaching Manitoba HONOURS Nancy Stanley, Guy McKim and Ross Wedlake  


Winnipeg Sept. 19, 2013 – Coaching Manitoba is excited to announce that Nancy Stanley, Guy McKim and Ross Wedlake are recipients of the Community NCCP Coach Developer Award, created by the Coaching Association of Canada and presented by Investors Group.

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) created the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Coach Developer Awards to recognize outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to develop certified and trained NCCP coaches in their sport, their communities, and beyond.

Coaching Manitoba prides itself in its’ ability to deliver effective courses that enhance coaching in the province of Manitoba and Nancy, Guy and Ross are exemplary facilitators who have help develop coaches in Manitoba over the last four decades.

“We have always appreciated and valued our coach developers who are out in the community inspiring coaches to be the best that they can be,” said Cyndie Flett, Vice-President of Research & Development at the CAC. “I am excited we have a tangible way to honour these dedicated individuals.”

Richard Irish, Vice President, Community Affairs and Marketing Support at Investors Group said: “Investors Group is committed to recognizing community leaders who motivate others to become active in their communities. We are honoured to have teamed up with the Coaching Association of Canada in celebrating these inspiring people.”

Nancy, Guy and Ross will be presented with the award on Friday September 27 at 6:30pm at Sport Manitoba 145 Pacific Ave.

About Coaching Manitoba
Coaching Manitoba is the home to multi-sport coaching information including the National Coaching Certification program.  Coach development in Manitoba is our mission, with the motto,” Good coaches build better people.”

About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

For more information, contact:  925-5913

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