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Female Apprentice Coach Program

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Funded through Sport Canada, the new U SPORTS Female Apprentice Coach Program aims to increase the number of females in coaching positions across Canadian universities, by matching apprentice coaches who have recently graduated, with a head coach in one of the 11 U SPORTS-sanctioned sport offerings for female-identifying student-athletes.

The 18 inaugural participants were selected from a total of 26 applications, and collectively represent eight of the 11 sports – soccer, cross country, track and field, hockey, basketball, volleyball, swimming and wrestling – as well as all four U SPORTS member conferences. Each apprentice coach competed in varsity sport over the past decade, with 10 having previously gone on to assistant coaching roles either with their own university athletic program, or at another U SPORTS member institution.

Click on the links below to find out more information about our U SPORTS coaches!

2020-21 Participants

2021-22 Applications

National Coaches Week

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