Video - The Coach: Teacher, Mentor, Cheerleader & Believer


Transcript of The Coach: Teacher, Mentor, Cheerleader & Believer

This is a bilingual video, the narration is in both English and French.

[Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games host country logo]

[Text on screen: The Coach: Teacher, Mentor, Cheerleader and Believer]

[Wheelchair basketball athletes playing on the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games wheelchair basketball court, then a coach looking at the players on the court]

Wayne Parro (Executive Director, Coaching Association of Canada): "Athletes come with a lot of talent, whatever that is that they bring to the table."

[Close up of Wayne Parro]

"Good coaches can find ways to take that athlete to the proverbial next level."

[Athletes interacting with their coaches]

Sarah Maillot (swimmer, translated from French to English): "All the support staff are here to help us perform at our best. We had coaches and massage therapists on location to help us … we had a sport psychologist … and once here, we have all those people and even more to help us reach our full potential."

[Close-up of Sarah Mailhot]

[Various athletes listening to and working with their coaches]

[Close-up of Trevor Hirschfield]

Trevor Hirschfield (wheelchair rugby athlete): "The support of your friends and family is everything when you start out in a sport … And then when you start growing in the sport, the teachings from your coaches and your teammates is something that has been passed down well in Canada."

[Close-up of Peter Lawless]

Peter Lawless (multiple Coaching Excellence Award winner): "I just don’t know of a single successful athlete that would be where they got to without the coach. The coach is the single biggest driver of athletic performance. To help someone else achieve sometimes these enormous, seemingly impossible goals … breaking them into little pieces, working together and achieving excellence."

[Text on screen: Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it

Thank you to all of the coaches who are on that journey with our athletes and empower them to achieve their goal


[Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games host country logo]

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[Text on screen: #YearofSport - #Annéedusport]

[Canadian Paralympic Logo]

[Coaching Association of Canada Logo]

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