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OSA Announces 2016 Female Mentorship Class

By OSA News, 02/01/16, 10:45AM EST


The OSA Coaching Development Department has announced the 2016 class for the Female Mentorship Program.

Eight female coaches were selected from across the province to take part in this elite development opportunity. 

The Female Mentorship Program is designed to train senior female coaches, who in turn will act as educators and mentors to other female coaches who wish to further develop and progress their coaching careers. The mentorship program is part of a holistic support system approach to enabling promising coaches across the province to reach their full coaching potential in the sport.

Annually the OSA seeks applications for eight Mentee Coaches. The mentee coaches must be working toward the Provincial B and National B coaching licenses. The eight coaches are selected based on their experience, potential, and the recommendations supporting their application.

The selected applicants will be developed in the OSA mentoring program under the guidance of the Female Head Mentor coach. Successful candidates will be required to commit to a 9-month program on a volunteer basis. These coaches will eventually be able to step into a coaching leadership role as they attain their Provincial B or National B license.

2016 Female Mentorship Class

Coach Club, Affiliation and Coaching Position
Helen Nassar

Glen Shields Futbol Club, OPDL, CGSL L3 1998, YRSA 2006

Laura Gosse

Markham Soccer Club, OPDL, Head Coach 2007 Girls, Academy Assistant 2005 & 2006 Girls

Carolyn McCaughey

North Toronto SC, 2002 Assistant Coach, 2003 Assistant Coach, 2004 Head Coach, Head Coach TSA District Development Program, Assistant Caoch Boys TSA Development Program 

Lisa Young

Markham Soccer Club, OPDL, U-10 Girls

Gina Pacheco

Ottawa South United, OPDL, Assistant Coach U-13 Girls OPDL, Head Coach U-9 Girls

Liz Figueira 

Bryst International Academy, ORNCA, Head Coach U-11 Girls, Assistant Coach U-15 Girls 

Claire Miller 

Nepean Hotspurs, OPDL, Assistant Coach U-13 OPDL

Kyla Clark 

Ottawa City Soccer Club, Club Technical Coach for U-9 to U-12 Competitive/Rep