- Projects must be submitted by a Quebec sports federation recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Education (MEQ);
- Projects must be completed within one year, from the date of confirmation of the mentoring project;
- The federation must commit to assigning a person responsible for the coordination and success of the project (example: the supervisor of coaching training within the federation). This person must also participate in monthly meetings with INS Quebec and those responsible for other projects supported in order to contribute to the achievement of the project’s objectives.
- A special committee identified by the Ministry and management of INS Quebec will evaluate the submitted projects.
L’INS Québec will provide financial support to Quebec sports federations for the implementation of development activities in the form of mentoring coaches in their preparation to assume head coaching responsibilities on national teams.
Provincial sports federations will receive a grant of up to $10,000 for mentoring activities applicable to an identified coach over a one-year period.
Recognized Mentoring Activities:
Mentoring (definition): A structured process that provides individualized support for achieving formal learning goals.
Possible types: traditional (expert to learner) or peer-to-peer; individual or group; Etc.
Content/objectives of the mentoring process
The essence of the mentoring project is to establish the specific training needs of the coach, to establish a training plan and then, with the collaboration of experts, including those from the INS, proceed with the development of the coach.
Learning objectives must be clearly identified for each mentee and aim to improve the coach’s skills. The skills in question may be sport-specific (defined by the sports federation), related to other performance factors (e.g. mental preparation, nutrition, physiology, recovery, planning, intervention, management, etc.) or transferable competencies (e.g. problem solving, critical analysis, communication, scientific approach, innovation, etc.).