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Coach in Training (CIT)

Coach In Training (CIT) Program

With 20 years of leadership development under our belt, Elite Camps believes in growing our own leaders. Athletes that have enjoyed our programming, buy into our culture are the prime candidates we are looking for to develop into our future staff.

The program is based on a two to four-week session designed for candidates aged 15/16 who have just completed grade 10.

CIT

The Ideal Camper for this Program

The Coach in Training (CIT) program is ideal for any male or female who has just completed grade 10 and is looking for a two to four-week program. We are looking for athletes that are eager to continue the commitment to build their leadership experience, are committed to excellence in their life, have a passion for basketball and a willingness to share that passion with kids in hopes of one day joining our coaching staff.

Note: We recommend the four week option, but recognize that many of our athletes play high performance sport and can’t dedicate the entire 4 weeks.

Prior leadership training is an asset

Although not a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that all CIT applicants complete Elite Camps Leader in Training (LIT) program or equivalent (at other camp/organization) and have a serious interest in working with children in order to qualify for this program. The CIT program builds on experience gained through the LIT program.

Athletes Learn the importance of:

  • Mission

  • Values

  • Buy-In

  • Culture

  • Professionalism

  • Body Language

  • Success Criteria for Their Role

  • Teamwork

  • Goal Setting

  • Personal Administration

LEARN HOW TO:

  • Hear & Use Feedback

  • Recognize a Teammate

  • Contribute to a Meeting

  • Mentor

  • Connect with People

  • Create a great experience for others

  • Deal with Pressure

  • Handle Emergencies

  • Teach Others

  • Create a Game Plan for Success

Athletes will learn how their experience in sport can be used to create success in their life.

CITs participates in our ongoing Game Planning Tool so they will have an ongoing understanding of their personal leadership achievements and performance over the week.

Program Schedule

During the first week, the program will focus on equipping CITs with the tools needed to be successful as a coach in the cabin at camp and build their basketball instructional teaching techniques to become effective coaches on court.

During the second week, CITs will be assigned to a specific staff mentor & team. Their assigned staff will act as their mentor and help work on their game plan tool. This part of the program will allow the CITs an opportunity to put into practice the skills they have developed. During this time, CITs will become an active member of the counseling staff team. While gaining practical experience, they will:

  • assist with basketball skill instruction

  • assist with the supervision of day & evening activities alongside their assigned mentor

  • assist in cabins at camper bedtime

  • assist with the supervision of campers at meal times

Leadership and counselling skills will be applied in practical situations by:

  • supervising campers in both small and large groups

  • dealing with homesick campers

  • handling minor discipline situations

  • helping organize and deliver camper activities

  • acting as a positive role model and mentor

Program Features

Program provides letter confirming 20 hours of community service completed

How to Apply

  • Apply using the "Counsellor in Training Application Form" and submit a resume

  • Confirm an interview time

    (you will receive an email after applying)

  • Successful candidates will receive an email with a contract in mid-February