Fixing what's not broken

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  1. Fausto Coppied

    Fausto Coppied New Member

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    Talk about re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic....., look at the latest Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) folly: revamping a coaches' program.

    There really is not much wrong with the CCA coaching programming except that it has no money, just had to fire two coaches, while another quit last year as many have done in the past and it cannot hire anybody worthwhile because of its lack of leadership, vision and planning.

    The pencil-pushing, clueless, inexperienced management at the CCA in Ottawa wants to create a coaches' program for coaches they cannot afford to hire.


    Of course the CCA is working with the Coaches Association because current CCA Director General, Lorraine Lafreniere, was just working at the Coaching Association. It is the only thing she knows.

    Here is a newsflash to Lorraine, the last thing you need to worry about right now is your coaching programs, because you have few coaches and little money to do anything about it.

    Promote and market your sport (actually, our sport because you know nothing about it and it is not yours) before you start tweaking programs. What a waste of time.

    The CCA isn't in the business of introducing young riders to competition. LEAVE THAT TO CLUBS AND THE PROVINCES.

    If you think introducing kid to the sport is the key to success ask yourseleves why Soccer Canada has 500,000 kid playing but cannot kick the ball out of its own end zone internationally.

    It isn't about introducing kids to the sport.

    It is about introducing business the sport.

    The rest takes care of its.

    Follow the money.

    THE CCA IS SUPPOSED TO PROMOTE AND SELL THE SPORT ON A NATIONAL LEVEL AND DEVELOP INTERNATIONAL RIDERS THROUGH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AND PROGRAMS.

    An advisory panel! Geez, talk about the refuge of the incompetent.

    By the time Bill Kinash and Lorraine Lafreniere finish with cycling in Canada there will be nothing left to advise on, it will be dead.

    Lorraine Lafreniere is worried about the patients admission slips while the patient dies of a exsanguination.

    What a disaster.

    She really has no clue.

    http://www.Canadian-cycling.com/cca/media/news/news_050007.shtml
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    05.07.07 - Call for Members: Cycling’s NCCP Advisory Group – Introduction to Competition

    Canada’s National Sport Federations are working with the Coaching Association of Canada on
    developing the next generation of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). For
    cycling, that will mean a comprehensive new coach development program significantly improved
    on the existing model.

    Click here for more information (PDF 98 KB)

     
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