As a P3P coach, you will be provided with the tools and assistance needed to allow you to guide sports driven youth on the road to personal and academic success. You will be part of a group of coaches carefully selected for their leadership and their will to make a long-term impact on the lives of dozens of young people.
Join the next cohort of coaches-in-training! Submit your application before 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2019. Please note that the application selection process will begin on May 1st and that no follow-up action will be taken before the submission deadline.
The Pour 3 Points Coaching Certification Program is the only program in the world for those who coach extracurricular sports in schools. The program aims to develop the skills that help coaches intervene with young people, particularly those who are at risk of dropping out of school, with the goal of educational and social development. At the end of the training program, coaches are better equipped to accompany young people as they develop the skills required to succeed at school and in life.
Our one-year training program includes the following :
P3P coaches receive:
Coaches in training commit to actively participate in all training activities during the year, including coaching a sports team, training days, individual and group meetings as well as all preparatory work, reflection and evaluation. This represents on average 10 hours of involvement per week.
Note: Coaches selected for the Pour 3 Points Certification Program do not have to pay any training fees.
“As an athlete, I learned to seize every opportunity to improve. P3P training was a chance for me to become a better coach.
The variety, but especially the quality of the training impressed me. Pour 3 Points taught me to focus on myself and on youth empowerment. I benefited a lot as a basketball coach, but also on a professional and personal level.
Being surrounded by a community of involved and motivated coaches also inspired me a lot. P3P training pushes us, motivates us and makes us more effective on and off the court. “
Program participants like facing challenges and getting out of their comfort zones by trying new strategies, surpassing themselves, and questioning their intervention habits. They are responsible for their own learning and actively participate in all of the training activities offered. They are curious and capable of introspection, and contribute to the learning of other coaches. All year long, they set aside time for learning, so as to take full advantage of the pedagogical strategies offered in the program. Finally, they prioritize their learning and equip themselves with the means to bring their coaching to the next level.
We are looking for coaches who have the required abilities and attitude not only to help young people succeed in school and in life, but also to become agents of change in the sports community and the education sector. We choose coaches who possess the following qualities:
To be eligible, a candidate must:
What is the process of a coach in training?
Submit your application before 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2019. In addition to answering the questionnaire, you need to attach a curriculum vitae that includes your experience as an athlete and a coach, your education, your professional experience, and your volunteer experience.
If your application is selected, we will contact you to schedule a selection interview in May. The interview will allow you to elaborate on the questions you answered on the recruitment form. If you are selected for the program, you will be notified at the end of May.
A preliminary meeting with all selected coaches will take place in early June. The goal of this meeting is to provide you with more information and the commitments related to the training program. A contract will be given to you during this session, and you will have one week to sign it.
In June, we will speak to you in order to find the best school to support your learning:
The Pour 3 Points Coaching Certification Program begins with a 4-day retreat in August (before CEGEPs begin their fall semester). You will get to know the other coaches, and your learning will begin.
Starting in September, you will also begin coaching a team at your school.
Throughout the year, there will be 4 other training days, 6 three-hour meetings in small groups (co-development), and 10 hours of support from our development advisers.
At various times in the year, you will also be asked to participate, based on your availability, in fundraising or media events as a representative of the organization. You may also be asked to help create promotional or pedagogical tools.
If you successfully complete the training program, you will receive your P3P coaching certification in June.
All P3P certified coaches continue to be part of the P3P community. You will be invited to take part in various activities throughout the year and can collaborate with new coaches-in-training.