Thank You Coach!

Sep 22, 2020

September 19-27 is National Coaches Week. On this occasion, CEC would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to all the passionate individuals who choose to coach climbing across our country. Join us in reaching out to your coaches, past or present, to say…

“THANK YOU COACH!”

Andrew Wilson, our High Performance Director, has this to say about climbing coaches:

“Coaches willingly take on the task of helping our athletes to become the best climbers, competitors, and people they can be. Most coaches take on this responsibility with thoughts of giving back, providing opportunity and being a part of a great community. The rewards are numerous to be sure.

The role is not without challenges, however, and many of these are not apparent at the outset. Being a coach means being involved in each athlete’s life. This includes sharing emotional situations, the stress of competition, the pain of loss and the uncertainty of future results; and the coach travels this roller coaster with every athlete in their charge. Coaches must learn to be calm when tensions are high, to accept personal criticism and emotion driven behaviour without taking it personally. They are responsible for researching, creating, and evaluating programs and then held accountable for the results that are out of their control. Coaches are open to second guessing and suggestions from anyone who has read an internet article or watched a 30 second Instagram story from a famous climber. Coaches must watch athletes move on to other teams, other coaches, and other activities. It is ALL worth it.

The best coaches are also good students and one of the big rewards is the personal development that comes with coaching others. Coaches share rich and vibrant experiences with their athletes, parents, and fellow staff. The complex and nuanced environment that is a competition requires attention to detail, emotional control, and adaptability. Our coaches are especially important people in our athlete’s lives.

So, take time this week to reflect upon your coaches: past and current. If you feel the same gratitude I do, take the time to reach out and tell them. I know they will appreciate hearing it.”

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While we are half way through our Speed World Cup season, our Bouldering World Cup season came to an end this week as we also started our Lead World Cup season.
As a Nation, Canada finished 13th out of 48 ranked countries in bouldering.
Below are our final world ranking results in Bouldering for the 2022 season (overall, there are 150 ranked women, and 153 ranked men)
Alannah Yip 30th
Victor Baudrand 32nd
Madison Fischer 37th
Guy McNamee 41st
Sean McColl 45th
Babette Roy 61st
Indiana Chapman 65th
Oscar Baudrand 66th
Evangelina Briggs 72nd
Lucas Uchida 87th
Rebecca Frangos 89th
Emi Takeshita 103rd
Paige Boklaschuk 111th
Lia Wieckowski 136th
Zachary Richardson 140th
Ivan Luo and Ethan Hoffman unranked

While we are half way through our Speed World Cup season, our Bouldering World Cup season came to an end this week as we also started our Lead World Cup season.
As a Nation, Canada finished 13th out of 48 ranked countries in bouldering.
Below are our final world ranking results in Bouldering for the 2022 season (overall, there are 150 ranked women, and 153 ranked men)
Alannah Yip 30th
Victor Baudrand 32nd
Madison Fischer 37th
Guy McNamee 41st
Sean McColl 45th
Babette Roy 61st
Indiana Chapman 65th
Oscar Baudrand 66th
Evangelina Briggs 72nd
Lucas Uchida 87th
Rebecca Frangos 89th
Emi Takeshita 103rd
Paige Boklaschuk 111th
Lia Wieckowski 136th
Zachary Richardson 140th
Ivan Luo and Ethan Hoffman unranked
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Thank you @boulderhallee4 for the amazing session and the new comp boulders! We had a ton of fun and are ready to go for the Innsbruck Boulder World Cup next week 😈

Merci @boulderhallee4 pour la super seance et pour les nouveaux bloc de competitions! Nous avons ou beaucoup de fun et nous sommes prêt pour la prochaine coup du monde à Innsbruck la semaine prochaîne.

Thank you @boulderhallee4 for the amazing session and the new comp boulders! We had a ton of fun and are ready to go for the Innsbruck Boulder World Cup next week 😈

Merci @boulderhallee4 pour la super seance et pour les nouveaux bloc de competitions! Nous avons ou beaucoup de fun et nous sommes prêt pour la prochaine coup du monde à Innsbruck la semaine prochaîne.
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REMINDER that the registrations for the NACS Boulder Event, at the @jackalopefest in August, are OPEN! Follow our "How to register" Guide to help you navigate the Jackalope Registration system. 

Link in bio / Lien en bio

RAPPEL que les inscriptions pour l'événement NACS Bloc, au Jackalope Festival en août, sont OUVERTES ! Suivez notre guide "Comment s'inscrire" pour vous aider à naviguer dans le système d'inscription du Jackalope.

REMINDER that the registrations for the NACS Boulder Event, at the @jackalopefest in August, are OPEN! Follow our "How to register" Guide to help you navigate the Jackalope Registration system.

Link in bio / Lien en bio

RAPPEL que les inscriptions pour l'événement NACS Bloc, au Jackalope Festival en août, sont OUVERTES ! Suivez notre guide "Comment s'inscrire" pour vous aider à naviguer dans le système d'inscription du Jackalope.
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