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CKO Summit - Club Best Practices presentations

posted Dec 8, 2015, 9:28 AM by Ryan Blair
Thank you to all who attended Canoe Kayak Ontario's (CKO) Summit weekend and especially those who contributed to the Club Best Practices presentations.  The goal of the presentations is to raise the performance of our member clubs by sharing key resources.  

Below is an overview of the presentations and the material produced.  Again, thank you to all the presenters for taking the time to help improve our club programs.


Key Programs:

CanoeKids - Pat Lester, Head Coach CPCC

Pat reviewed what the CanoeKids program is at CPCC and how the program should align with the overall goals of the club.  Pat emphasized the need for a well structured program, including: an organized schedule, strong staffing, age appropriate equipment and activities, and variety in the program from week to week.  Pat's message was Make it Work!

U13/U15  - Kyle Jeffery, Head Coach MCC & Dana Morgoch, Assistant Coach MCC

Kyle and Dana highlighted the need to focus on basic technical development for this stage of participants.  We need to create a positive atmosphere where members are excited to take part in club activities which can happen on and off the water.  Kyle and Dana also recommended that connecting with parents as much as possible is key to the success of the program.

Athlete Retention - Hunter George, Assistant Coach BCC

Hunter presented BCC's graduated program from youth day camp (U13/U15 program) to their competitive stream.  They target U14/U15 athletes to start taking part in their more advanced training program in preparation for national championships as a U16 athlete.  Hunter also reviewed their U17 war canoe recruitment program where they target athletes two (2) years before they race at nationals and have them complete an athlete agreement outlining their commitment to the program.

Club & Coach Development Project - Bill Trayling, OCSRA contractor 

Bill presented on the Club & Coach Development Project's (CCDP) Northern Outreach program.  Targeted to our four (4) clubs in the north, Bill reviewed his experiences with each club and provided suggestions for improvements that all clubs can make.  Bill also presented on the ongoing support the program will be providing to our clubs.

Accessibility & Inclusion - LA Schmidt, Commodore ORCC

LA give a great presentation on ORCC's evolution of their programs for paddlers with an intellectual disability and physical disability.  The presentation included how to start each program, recruit members, tips on how to run the programs and resources available to clubs.


Key Activities:

Volunteerism - Paul Vincent, Treasurer/Event Coordinator OCSRA

Paul emphasized the need for a 'Parent Pathway'.  The presentation recommended the need to train parent volunteers first at the club level.  Paul suggested 3 streams for parent engagement that start at the club and progress to the national level.

Program Expansion - Hector Carranco, Executive Director RCC

Hector presented on RCC's new approach to member recruitment and club expansion by running weekly programs outside of the club premises.  Hector provided examples on how to make it work, resources needed to run the program and the program benefits to the club.

Staff Training - Ryan Blair, Technical Director OCSRA

Ryan underlined the need for both staff certification and ongoing professional development.  Clubs should set minimum standards for each program.  An individualized professional development should be created for each staff member.  The presentation reviewed the importance of staff orientation training, staff evaluations and recognition.  

Social Media - Jessica Murphy-Burke, Manager CPCC

Jessica provided us with some great insight on why clubs need to embrace social media and the benefits to the club.  Jessica reviewed tips on how to run a successful social media campaign, who should be in charge, when is the best time to use social media and some suggestions on what not to do.

Club Excellence - Kyle Johnston, Program Coordinator Club Excellence

Kyle presented on how the national, multi-sport Club Excellence program provides a quality assurance to clubs.  The program has a set standard of programming in a variety of different areas for clubs to meet.  The goal of the program is to provide clubs with shared resources, create individual gap analysis and support clubs on addressing those gaps.  OCSRA will pay for clubs affiliate status fee.  For more information please visit www.clubexcellence.com/en/home

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Ryan Blair
Technical Director, OCSRA
www.ocsra.ca 
(647) 505-9476
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