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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:47

Swift Current native accepted into the CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program

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The Medicine Hat College Rattlers are pleased to announce Swift Current native Kaity Letwiniuk has been accepted to take part in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association’s (CCAA) Female Apprentice Coach Program (FACP). 

The FACP was created to help mentor young females who have a desire to get into coaching. The CCAA found there was a serious lack of female coaches within their ranks. 
The FACP pairs a young coach with a mentor coach and helps promote their development. 
Letwiniuk, who just finished a five-year career as a member of the Rattlers women’s soccer team, will be paired with mentor coach Jim Loughlin, the head coach of the Rattlers men’s and women’s soccer teams.
“Medicine Hat College is very excited to have Kaity as our apprentice coach. We are so proud of our alumni and Kaity is a good example of an ambassador of our college,” said Dr. Denise Henning, president and CEO of MHC. 
“Ending my five years as an ACAC student athlete was really hard for me to swallow, but having this opportunity to play a new role within soccer makes the transition so much easierm” said Letwiniuk who also played futsal. “I am lucky to continue this journey into coaching by learning from the best. Jim is a talented and experienced coach, and I know I’ll learn a lot from him just as I did when I was a player.”  
Loughlin stated he is “excited to support Kaity on her coaching development. Kaity was an outstanding competitor and leader during her CCAA playing days. I am looking forward to seeing her continue this excellence in a new role as a coach.”
The program is designed to give apprentice coaches opportunities in two ways. They will be able to increase their coaching competency through professional development and they will be able to increase their coaching experience through a working relationship with a mentor head coach within a CCAA sports.

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