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                             - Michel Paiement-
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                     -Michel Paiement-
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Plaisir  Passion  Patience  Persévérance  Positivisme

Qualities of a Coach

A good coach ensures that:


  • He-she has an emergency action plan in place
  • Safety is a predominant issue… always having a first aid kit by his/her side, ice and a clean towel
  • Does a visual inspection of the gymnasium floor brfore every practice
  • He/she is there for the players instead of his/her own personal glory!


  • Children are physically and emotionally safe and secure
  • He/she is dedicated but understands that he/she is not the most important person on the team, the players are!
  • The goals are set by the team and the role of each player is clearly defined.
  • He/she maintains emotional stability by never letting his/her frustrations out on athletes at any level.
  • He/she exercises patience by accepting mistakes and forgiving.
  • There is room for trial and error and makes certain that players learn from his/her mistakes.
  • He/she communicates honestly with players, parents, officials, other coaches and media.
  • He/she acts as a role model as coaches have great influence on a child, adolescent and athlete in his/her development.
  • He/she is sensitive toward the needs of youth
  • He/she uses good judgment, is fair and provides encouragement.
  • That as an educator, he/she intervenes properly when deemed necessary, using common sense.
  • He/she gives his/her best at all times by being enthusiastic, organized, curious, passionate, positive, caring, always wanting to improve and demonstrating will power and perseverance.
  • That he/she appreciates the people around him/her by being open-minded and by providing fair responsibilities to his/her assistant coaches.
  • That he/she recognizes when the team is tired; sometimes, the best practice is no practice.
  • He/she is there for the players instead of his/her own personal glory!
Robert Grandmaison