Coaches

The rewards of coaching are equal to its complexity; it is impossible to be over-trained, over-experienced or over-educated to be a coach, and to coach successfully one must know their athlete as well as they know their sport. An expert coach is the cornerstone of a successful Muaythai experience in Canada. The better we push our coaches to be, the greater our athlete and community development.

Please note that the following is the proposed coaching framework, and is still under revision.

Requirements

Fundamental Competencies

  • Understanding role as a coach;
  • Highly developed morals and ethics;
  • Good communication;
  • Strong duty of care for others; and
  • Understanding the role and function of Muaythai Ontario.

Technical Knowledge

  • Well experienced in the basic skills of Muaythai; and
  • Knowledge and comprehension of the Competition Rules & Regulations.

Background Screening

  • Meets the requirements of the Muaythai Ontario screening policy each year.

Coach Development Pathway

Coach Development Structure

Coaching Candidate

Entry Requirements: Strong grasp of basic Muaythai technical skills.

Overview: Individuals entering the coaching pathway will have varying degrees of experience in the sport of Muaythai; some might be competitive athletes themselves, while others may have remained non-competitive students that are becoming more involved in their clubs over time.

The Coaching Candidate stage provides a baseline understanding of Muaythai Ontario’s competition rules and the roles/responsibilities of a coach.

Delivery: Introductory PowerPoint presentation delivered in a group setting or distance learning.

Assessment: No assessment.

Time: 1.5 hours.

Level 1: Community Coach

Entry Requirements: Completion of the Coaching Candidate stage. Compliance with MTO’s Screening Policy. NCCP Making Ethical Decisions module.

Overview: The Community Coach assists athletes in the early stages of their competitive careers, introducing them to basic techniques and tactical principles that every beginning muaythai athlete should learn and master. The community coach can assist a Competitive coach as an Athlete’s Second (corner person) in competition.

Modules: Analyze Performance and Provide Support to Athletes in Training. Structured Holistic Development. Evidence Based Athleticism.

Delivery: In person PowerPoint presentation and video companion. Can be completed at the same time as the Coaching Candidate stage.

Assessment: Module specific competency assessments.

Time: 5 hours.

Level 2: Provincial Competitive Coach

Entry Requirements: Completion of Coach Level 1.

Overview: The Competitive Coach will assist athletes in the later stages of their competitive career, but focus more on performance, intermediate ring craft principles, tactics, and intermediate methods for improving skills and techniques. At least one Competitive Coach must be present as an Athlete’s Second (corner) during competition, and is designated as the primary individual for that Athlete’s care.

Modules: Integrated Support Teams. Support in the Competitive Experience. Psychology of Performance

Delivery: In person PowerPoint presentation and video companion. Apprentice/case study.

Assessment: Module specific competency assessments. Case study evaluation and mentor reference.

Time: 8 hours.

Level 3: National Competitive Coach

Entry Requirements: Completion of Coach Level 2.

Overview: The National Team Coach will assist athletes in quadrennial planning, collaboration with Integrated Support Team members and championing individual characteristics/skill sets. At least one level 3 Competitive Coach must be present as an Athlete’s Second (corner) during international competition, and is designated as the primary individual for that Athlete’s care.

Modules: Elite Athleticism Development. Support in the Competitive Experience. Psychology of Performance.

Delivery: In person PowerPoint presentation and video companion. Apprentice/case study.

Assessment: Module specific competency assessments. Case study evaluation and mentor reference.

Time: Varies.

Level 4: International Competitive Coach

Entry Requirements: Completion of Coach Level 3.

Overview: International Competitive Coaches use their expansive knowledge to help oversee the direction of selection and development for an entire Muaythai career so that medal worthy performances are possible for as many Canadian athletes as possible. Guiding an athlete centric program and being a representative for the country at international competition is required.

Modules: Science of Selection. Excellence and Development. Coaching and Leading Effectively. Managing Conflict.

Delivery: In person PowerPoint presentation and video companion. Apprentice/case study.

Assessment: Module specific competency assessments. Program study evaluation and nomination/approval from Muaythai Canada Board of Directors.

Time: Varies.

Advanced Placement

Muaythai Ontario recognizes that the province is already home to many talented and experienced muaythai coaches, and may at times hold advanced placement courses that bridge material across a number of stages. The emphasis of these courses will be on the training and assessment methodologies specific to Structured Holistic Development.

Designated Team Coaches

Provincial team coaches are selected following Muaythai Ontario’s selection policy.

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