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NCCP Coach Certification Courses

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The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program offered in over 66 sports across Canada. The NCCP is a collaborative program of the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, national/provincial/territorial sport organizations, and the Coaching Association of Canada . For more information about the content of the courses or what course would be right for you please visit Coaches ViaSport BC .

IMPORTANT NCCP UPDATE: Please read about the new delivery of Competition Introduction Modules (Former Part A & B - 6 modules) and the integration of BC Coaches Association with ViaSport BC here

NCCP Coaching Certification Streams Chart

Pro-D Points Requirments by Sport



Community Sport Courses Location   Room Date Time Online Course Reg # Link  Instructor
Run, Jump, Throw  Kamloops  TCC Room Sept 19-21  8:30-4:30   Thelma Wright
Field Testing Kit Coach Training Workshop  Kamloops  TCC Room C Sept. 23 5:30-9   Marc Bowles
Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Community Leader Course - FREE for BC Coaches Week  Kamloops  TCC Sept. 26  8:30-5 232132 Josee
Warren
             
Introduction to Competition Modules  Location   Room Date Time Online Course Reg # Link   Instructor
Former Part A Bundle (3 Modules): FREE for BC Coaches Week Merritt Civic Centre, Rm 4 Sept 20/21    Email Josee  
Planning a Practice
FREE for BC Coaches Week 
 Merritt Civic Centre, Rm 4  Sept 20  9:00-4:00  Email Josee Brian Olthuis
Making Ethical Decisions
FREE for BC Coaches Week
 Merritt Civic Centre, Rm 4  Sept 21 9:00-12:30 Email Josee Brian Olthuis
Nutrition
FREE for BC Coaches Week 
 Merritt Civic Centre, Rm 4  Sept 21  1:30-3:00 Email Josee Brian Olthuis
             
Former Part A Bundle (3 Modules): FREE for BC Coaches Week Kamloops  TCC Room D Sept 27/28   230982   
Planning a Practice
FREE for BC Coaches Week
Kamloops  TCC Room D Sept 27 9:00-4:00 231983 Brian Olthuis
Making Ethical Decisions
FREE for BC Coaches Week 
Kamloops  TCC Room D Sept 28 9:00-12:30 231982 Brian Olthuis
Nutrition
FREE for BC Coaches Week 
Kamloops  TCC Room D Sept 28 1:30-3:00 231984 Brian Olthuis
             
Former Part A & B Bundle (6 Modules): FREE for BC Coaches Week Golden College of the Rockies Sept 25-28   Email Jordan   
NCCP Intro & Making Ethical Decisions 
FREE for BC Coaches Week
 Golden College of the Rockies  Sept 25 6:00-10:30 Email Jordan   Glenn Armstrong
Nutrition
FREE for BC Coaches Week 
 Golden College of the Rockies  Sept 26 6:00-7:30 Email Jordan   Glenn Armstrong
Basic Mental Skills
FREE for BC Coaches Week
 Golden College of the Rockies  Sept 26 7:30-10:30  Email Jordan Glenn Armstrong
Planning a Practice
FREE for BC Coaches Week
 Golden College of the Rockies  Sept 27  9:00-5:00 Email Jordan   Glenn Armstrong
Teaching & Learning
FREE for BC Coaches Week
 Golden College of the Rockies  Sept 28  9:00-2:00  Email Jordan Glenn Armstrong
Design a Basic Sport Program
FREE for BC Coaches Week
 Golden College of the Rockies  Sept 28  2:00-5:00 Email Jordan   Glenn Armstrong
             
Former Part B Bundle (3 Modules): Kamloops  TCC Room D  Oct 4/5   Canceled  
Teaching & Learning  Kamloops  TCC Room D  Oct 4  9:00-4:30 Canceled Glenn Armstrong
Basic Mental Skills  Kamloops  TCC Room D  Oct 5 9:00-12:00 Canceled Brian Olthuis
Design a Basic Sport Program  Kamloops  TCC Room D  Oct 5 1:00-5:00 Canceled Glenn Armstrong
             
Competition Development Modules
(*see below for course descriptions)
Location   Room Date Time Online Course Reg # Link   Instructor
Developing Athletic Abilities Salmon Arm SASCU Rec Ctr. Sept. 21 
Sept. 22
8:30-4:30
5:30-9
Email Donna Marc Bowles
Managing Conflict
Salmon Arm  SASCU Rec Ctr. Sept. 29 5:30-9 Email Donna  Glenn Armstrong
Leading Drug Free Sport Kamloops TCC Pathways Conference Oct. 25 8:30-12 230990 Merry Miller
Prevention and Recovery  Kamloops TCC Room C/D Oct. 26 8:00-5 230984 Merry Miller
Developing Athletic Abilities  Kamloops TCC Room C/D Nov. 22
Nov. 23
8:30-5 230991 Marc Bowles
             

 
TO REGISTER:
use the Course ID# for Kamloops courses and go to www.kamloops.ca/ezreg or call (250) 828-3500




NCCP Course Descriptions


FMS
- Fundamental Movement Skills (7 hours)
This one day course is for coaches, teachers, or leaders working with young children in a sport or recreational setting.  The goal of the workshop is to expose participants to a process that will teach and improve fundamental movement skills in children. The workshop consists of 12 units, each focusing on a specific aspect of teaching movement skills or on a specific movement skill.  The units give participants opportunities to assess and improve their teaching of fundamental movements skill as well as leadership skills such as activity delivery and effective communication. 


COMPETITION INTRODUCTION MODULES - **NEW Stand Alone Module Delivery**
Previously the six multi-sport modules were offered stand alone or grouped into Part A or Part B workshops. The Coaching Association of Canada has moved away from using the language Part A and B in reference to these modules, so they stand alone like the Competition-Development modules.  Coaches Association BC has also integrated with ViaSport BC for all coaching needs within the Province. Read more here

Former Part A:                                           Former Part B:
Making Ethical Decisions                                            Teaching and Learning
Planning a Practice                                                       Design a Basic Sport Program
Nutrition                                                                           Basic Mental Skills



Making Ethical Decisions (4 hrs)

Coaches trained in Making Ethical Decisions will learn how to (1) analyze a challenging situation and determine if it has moral, legal or ethical implications; and (2) apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to properly respond to each situation in a way that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics.  Upon completition of this module, coaches must complete Make Ethical Decisions Evaluation.


Planning a Practice (7 hrs)
The Planning a Practice Module focuses on teaching coaches how to organize a well-structured practice plan with safe, age-appropriate activities you’ve designed to
match the proficiency level of participants; identify potential risk factors that could impact the sport and practice activities; create an emergency action plan; and identify practice goals and design activities that offer the best training benefits for the athletic skills required in your sport.


Nutrition (1.5 hrs) 
Coaches trained in the Nutrition Module will learn how to determine if foods and beverages consumed by your athletes before, during and after training are adequate; offer suggestions for more suitable food and beverage alternatives when necessary; and gain a better understanding of the best way to promote healthy food choices that are consistent with basic sport nutrition principles to both athletes and their parents


Teaching and Learning (7.5 hrs)
The Teaching and Learning Module focusses on teaching coaches how to assess your own beliefs regarding effective teaching; analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning; create conditions that promote learning and self-esteem through: appropriate consideration of the affective, cognitive and motor dimensions of learning; the use of words and methods that relate to an athlete’s preferred learning style; a sound organization; active supervision; and the use of well-formulated feedback offered at the right time and with the right frequency; and to use teaching assessment grids to gather objective information on teaching effectiveness, and use this data to develop an action plan to enhance your own effectiveness as a teacher and coach.


Design a Basic Sport Programm (4 hrs)
Coaches trained in Designing a Basic Sport Program will be able to create a sound outline for your sport program that includes competition and training events; compare your program to those outlined by the NCCP in terms of long-term athlete development; assess the athletic development opportunities your program offers, and identify ways to remedy any weaknesses; interpret the information in a sample program, identifying training priorities and objectives at certain periods; and establish a link between your program’s training objectives and the content of practice sessions.


Basic Mental Skills (3 hrs)
The Mental Skills Modules teaches coaches how to recognize signs indicating that an athlete may need to improve his/her goal setting, focus, and anxiety control skills; and develop tools to help the athlete to make improvements in these areas; and run simple guided activities that help athletes improve basic mental skills.



COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT MODULES

We offer each Competition Development module periodically throughout the year. Please check the grid above for a list of all currently programmed courses. Below are descriptions of all Competition Development modules. 
 
The Competition – Development context focuses on training coaches who are working with athletes who are in the training to train or training to compete stages of long-term athlete development.


Managing Conflict (4.5 hours) 
Coaches trained in Managing Conflict will be able to identify common sources of conflict in sport, as well as individuals and groups likely to find themselves in conflict situations. They will gain skills in taking steps to prevent and resolve conflict resulting from misinformation, miscommunication, or misunderstanding. They will also develop skills that empower them to listen and speak for themselves in conflict situations so as to maintain positive relationships with athletes, parents, officials, and other coaches. Modeling such behaviour by a coach is the basis for athletes to enhance emotional development and handle the conflict of national and/or international competition.


Prevention & Recovery (7.5 hours)

Coaches trained in Prevention & Recovery will be able to identify common injuries in your sport and develop appropriate prevention and recovery strategies to keep your athletes injury-free during training and competition; offer valuable information and guidance on hydration, nutrition and sleep as they relate to injury prevention; choose skills and drills that help athletes perform appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs; develop functional evaluations for an athlete’s return to play; implement recovery and regeneration techniques to help an athlete maintain or return to optimal performance post injury.
(7.5 hours classroom time - not including breaks)


Leading Drug-free Sport (3.5 hours)
The Leading Drug-free sport module focuses on the ability of the coach to apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-making Model to sport situations with ethical implications for drug-free sport. This is critical as their athletes at this context are competing at national events, national multi-sport games or beginning to compete internationally where drugtesting is probable. Application of the decision making process reinforces the coaches need to have knowledge of the consequences of using banned substances in sport. Coaches identify educational strategies that they can use to educate athletes about drug-testing protocols at major competitions and take greater responsibility for their sport values and actions.


Developing Athletic Abilities (9 hours)
Coaches trained in the Developing Athletic Abilities module will be able to implement general and sport-specific training protocols and methods to appropriately develop or maintain sport-specific athletic abilities. Coaches focus on applying training principles and variables to training methods that build an athletes’ fitness in endurance, strength and speed as a well sport specific conditioning. After completing the module coaches will also be able to select and adapt testing and training protocols and methods to athletes training from 6-9 to 9-12 times per week in single to triple periodization.

Coaching and Leading Effectively (8.5 hours)
The Coaching and Leading Effectively module focuses on coaches applying intervention techniques that enhance learning with the aim to improve athletes’ performance and to promote group and skill development. Coaches will learn how to promote a positive image of sport and model the image to athletes and those supporting their performance. The module provides coaches with a process that they can use to deliver clear messages and explanations when communicating with athletes and those supporting their performance. Coaches also identify opportunities to interact with all athletes and use feedback to improve and correct performance and behaviour.


Psychology of Performance (7 hours)
The Psychology of Performance module focuses on developing coaches’ ability to guide athletes through the building of advanced mental preparation skills and focusing skills. It provides coaches with tools to assist athletes in learning how to manage distractions and conduct visualization so they can prepare themselves technically and tactically for training and competitive conditions. The coaches gain knowledge and ideas on how to work with athletes or teams to identify appropriate outcome, performance, and process goals related to their ability to focus on performance. Coaches also gain debriefing skills that both they and athletes can apply to assist athletes in assessing their performance in training and in competition.


HOW TO REGISTER:

  • To register for any of the courses listed above please read the specific registration details listed under that course.
  • If you are having difficulties registering online for the course for any of the Kamloops EZReg courses, you can also register by phone with the City of Kamloops at 250-828-3500 or in person with a Customer Service Representative.
  • Some of the links may take you to an external website for registration. Please follow the registration directions on those links.




Need to look up your NCCP Certification Information?   Welcome to The Locker!

The Locker is an important tool that supports the efforts of all Canadians involved in coach education. Access to this site will provide all coaches with the opportunity to track their progress and guide their development. The Locker has been developed by the Coaching Association of Canada to support its mission of enhancing the experiences of all Canadian athletes through quality coaching.
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Coaches with a Locker account can view/update personal information, coaching records and access printable transcripts. NCCP Partners can access coach records in their sport or jurisdiction.

Questions
If you do not have a Locker account, fill in the details, and your account information will be emailed to you. If you have questions please contact us by email at coach@coach.ca , or by phone, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 4:30 (ET) at 613-235-5000.