I, as a new masters track and field athlete, was overjoyed to find this new coaching resource, Coaching Masters Athletes, being provided by the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program.
In many sports in the US, the masters population of athletes is growing mostly due to the large numbers of baby boomers entering retirement or at least more time on their hands due to “empty nests.” Older athletes are seeking coaching guidance as they strive to learn new skills, improve their performance, or compete successfully. Coaching Masters Athletes, a new NCCP resource now available for coaches, offers an exciting opportunity for all coaches to have a positive impact on the lives of adults who want to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, and on society by encouraging more adults to be active.
Coaches, from all sports, should consider the coaching of masters athletes as a viable means of engaging in your sport and possibly an area in which to develop fee-paying clients for your services.
This new resource can be found online at NCCP’s website.