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Coach Mentorship in Bow Valley

Bow Valley Hockey Society is a well established, experienced and respected organization within Hockey Calgary. BV is committed to following the mission statement of Hockey Canada, the governing body of hockey in Canada, “To lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences.”

BV Coaches, are mentored and monitored to a much greater degree than local associations generally have the time or resources available to do. Being a part of our program provides access to first class professional mentoring services, regular coach development sessions and interactive exchanges with other BV coaches. Bow Valley provides significant administrative support through the BV Executive and Board so that our coaches can focus on 'coaching'... we have a strong administrative infrastructure in place to make sure that the rest is taken care of!

"Volunteers are not paid - not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless"

In Life: “You only get one chance to make a first impression”!

In Hockey: “You only get one chance to provide a great start! Make the most of it”!

MENTOR: “Not to critique but to construct” To share experience and support fellow coaches.  A wise and trusted teacher, advisor, counselor, instructor, tutor and trainer. A mentor is a guide, an advisor and can be a critical friend who, through his/her own experience, supports the learning of the mentee.

COACH: To accept mentor & use a resource available to be a better coach for the players. Be compelled to look at mentor as a “silent co-coach” on your team.

MENTORING: A relationship between a guide (mentor) and a coach which enables the coach to become more successful in all aspects of his/her coaching skills. Provides coaches with the required skills, knowledge and support to promote and sustain higher levels of performance within the coaching field. Mentoring is a relationship and a set of processes where one person offers help, guidance, advice and support to facilitate the learning or development of another person.