November 2, 2018



The number of female alpine ski coaches in Alberta is 37% of the total number of active coaches in the province and over 90% of those female alpine ski coaches work in entry level programs. She Can Coach is aimed to strengthen and grow the number of female alpine ski coaches in Alberta.

The She Can Coach Mentorship Program (SCCMP) is an Alberta Alpine initiative under the Women in Sport Leadership Impact Program. SSCMP is targeting towards female alpine ski coaches who have been identified as demonstrating either long term interest in Alpine coaching or strong attributes that align with ACAs LTAD/ Coach development model.

She Can Coach is about working with a group of female coaches from across the province, bringing them into a support network where they can learn, develop, and build relationships. By connecting mentee coaches with mentors and accelerators, women across the province will receive support to assist them on their coaching pathway. She Can Coach is about creating powerful communication tools to get people talking about coaching. It is about building lasting supportive relationships between and among coaches to enhance their expertise and build their coach toolkits.

Program Objectives

  • Develop a mentorship program for female alpine ski coaches in Alberta
  • Offer educational opportunities for female coaches
  • Provide a resource hub for female coaches to build and enhance their toolkits

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring, in its simplest form, is people helping people; it means helping, advising, teaching, counselling, instructing, and guiding another person. A mentor is someone who helps us learn the ways of the world and is an individual with advanced experience and knowledge who is committed to providing upward mobility and career support to a protégé or mentee.

Benefits of Mentorship

  • For the mentee: increased learning, motivation, self-efficacy, and productivity, greater compensation, decreased feelings of isolation, greater career mobility, and overall increase in career and selfsatisfaction.
  • For the mentor: renewed sense of commitment to job, stimulation of new ideas, continuous learning and career development, building of reputational capital, enhanced leadership skills, satisfaction of giving back to coaching community.
  • For the sports organizations: loyalty and commitment from coaches, renewed enthusiasm from coaches, attraction of new coaches, development and retention of high potential talent, reduced turnover, increased productivity.


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To enhance coaching knowledge and strengthen a provincial support network to encourage the long-term involvement of females in alpine ski coaching.

Are you ready to be a Mentee?

Perhaps you are looking to improve your coaching skills or advance your position, however you are unsure of what can be gained from mentorship or how it will unfold. Before making a commitment to participate in mentorship, there are a number of important considerations such as time, cost, and expectations. It is important to ask lots of questions and gather as much information as you can about the mentorship.

Program Expectations

While participating in the She Can Coach Mentorship Program, Mentee Coaches will be responsible for the following;

  • Reach out to their assigned Mentor Coach to arrange the first meeting
  • With support from their Mentor, develop and submit a Learning Plan to meet their coaching goals (taking into consideration the program resources available to you)
  • Complete a minimum of 1 one-hour of touch bases per month with their Mentor
  • Attend one of the Mentee Training sessions
  • Attend two of the educational opportunities provided
  • Actively participate in the online forum & coach support network

Key Dates

  • November – Initial connect with mentor/mentee coaches
  • November 31st & December 1st, 2018 – In-person Mentee Sessions (in conjunction with Speed Sisters U14 Camp)
  • December/January/February/March/April – connect with mentor/mentee coaches
  • May – She Can Coach party (in conjunction with Spring Coaches Meetings)


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