TEAM AND COACH SELECTION
**This policy is found under Section 16 of the full Policy and Procedure manual; this is the complete text of the policy, in easy to read format.
CURKA shall use a formal coach selection process.
All Coach appointments are subject to ratification by the Executive Board of Directors.
Coaches are required to have a valid criminal record report & vulnerable sector clearance. This is required every year.
All coaching staff will have the Respect in Sport (Activity Leader) course, be a True Sport member, valid First Aid with CPR & is expected to continue taking courses/upgrading for professional development in Coaching.
All coaching staff will have at the minimum ‘Trained’ status for NCCP Karate Instruction Beginner. This is required prior to being selected for a coaching position.
All coaches will agree to and sign the Code of Conduct & adhere to the CURKA training and development plan for their respective team.
COMPETITIVE TEAM EVALUATIONS
Evaluations shall be available for all athletes registered in CURKA, regardless of which level of competition they wish to compete at.
CURKA recognizes that the evaluation process is important to athletes, parents & guardians. All efforts are directed to ensuring that the evaluation process allows an athlete to demonstrate their ability and skills. All registered athletes in good standing will be placed on a competitive team.
The objective of the evaluation process:
(a) to provide as fair and impartial an assessment of an athlete’s sport Karate skills. This ensures that athletes have a reasonable opportunity of making a team appropriate to their skill level as determined during the evaluations.
(b) As an association, the goal in team formation is to have athletes of similar ability attend events where they can be competitive for podium rankings, and have a fun, positive experience while doing so;
(c) the selection criteria will be the same for all athletes at each competitive level and the evaluations will be documented. This ensures consistency in the evaluation process, and provides consistency in athlete and parent/guardian expectations from year to year as athletes move through the various levels of CURKA’s programs.
(d) evaluations are documented and remain confidential. Individual evaluation scores and rankings are not released publicly, as our purpose is to place athletes on competitive teams, not to rank athletes within the general membership. Under no circumstances will evaluation results be released outside of parent/guardians & the athletes. Further, CURKA will only release this information in a form that will educationally benefit and develop the athlete. Athletes can view how they placed in general, as in where they were strong and where they need improvement. This education and development is the responsibility of the coach and parent/guardian. The evaluation sheets and the ranking criteria will be made available prior to the evaluation. The evaluation committee will be comprised of members of the Executive &/or its designate(s). A member will remove him/herself from any discussions or decisions that are required to be made regarding his or her own child/ward/relation. Members of the Executive Board of Directors will not release any evaluation data indicating where an athlete ranked compared to another athlete.
(e) Any injury which prevents an athlete from completing the evaluations must be submitted to the executive in writing and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
(f) Athletes that are evaluating can choose to either evaluate for Kumite or Kata or both. It is highly recommended that younger athletes compete in both while older athletes can specialize, in accordance with Karate Canada’s LTAD model.
(g) that you must show up for all the days of evaluation, if you are a no-show on one of the days, that you will be evaluated with a zero for that day only.
Revised Date: July 1, 2022