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NCCP Aboriginal Coaching Manual Clinics

A brief history on the Aboriginal Coaching Manual

This coaching clinic is the result of many years of work based on a vision that emerged in 1994 with the introduction of the National Aboriginal Coaching and Leadership Program (NACLP). The reference material used in the training of this clinic responds to the wishes of Aboriginal coaches for content that reflects Aboriginal cultures, values, and lifestyle.



Objectives of this NCCP module:  


  • provide culturally relevant courses for Aboriginal coaches and athletes

  • increase accessibility of the NCCP's to Aboriginal coaches

  • increase the capacity of non-native coaches to coach Aboriginal athletes

  • improve the quality of the sport experience for Aboriginal athletes

  • increase the number of Aboriginal certified coaches

  • improve the understanding of the application of Aboriginal culture in sport and coaching

  • make the wisdom of Aboriginal culture available to mainstream sport

For more information on the next clinic, please contact:
George Smith at 668-2840, or e mail us

Sport Development

Sport Development is the biggest and most important components with the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle. From Sport Clinics to coaching seminars to officials training the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle is dedicated to increasing the sporting skill level of Aboriginal people in the Yukon and training the future leaders of tomorrow, today. 

The Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle is prepared for Yukon communities to host a sport camp of their choice. The Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle assists in the organization of the clinic, by providing the necessary funds, organizes coaches and provide much of the equipment. The Community is asked to provide the facility and also the youth and community coaches. YASC works with the local sport association to assist in finding coaches to provide the clinic. We also try to include communities that are close to the camp the opportunity to attend the camp if they wish. We will provide travel dollars to offset their expenses. Some notable camps that have occurred are a Female only Hockey Camp with Colleen Sostorics and Coreen Bredin for the Women’s National Team, John Chabot hockey Camps, and a sport camp featuring our NAIG Coaches for Basketball, Athletics and Soccer. 

Sport Exchanges

The Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle wants to promote the sharing of Yukon First Nation Culture and we do this by offering Sport and Cultural Exchanges between Communities. The idea is to have communities compete against one another in fun competition and then share the traditions of their first Nation with their fellow First Nations, be it song, dance or a traditional feast. YASC wants to improve its athletes but also instill cultural significant experience within their development. Currently the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle has supported the Old Crow/Kwanlin Koyote Ski Loppett Exchange and also the Yukon Indian Hockey Youth Tournament. 

Coaching Development 

The Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle is dedicated to increasing the number of aboriginal coaches in the Yukon. YASC wants to increase the number of coaches in rural Yukon to help train the youth in the development of their chosen sport. A key to a successful athlete is a certified coach. All Coaching Clinics that YASC conducts, travel to and from the clinic as well as a hotel room for the duration of the clinic is provided for individuals who are not from the area the course is being provided.


One of the more common coaching clinics that we offer is the Aboriginal Coaching Manual along with CBET course. We also partner with the local Territorial Sport Associations to conduct Sport Technical courses.


If your community is interested in having any of these development opportunities please call the office 668-2840

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