Course Calendar

Multi-Sport Training

The following multi-sport coaching modules will enhance your coaching repertoire and give you a solid foundation in building your coach education. These courses are applicable to all sports, and can be counted towards you maintenance of certification. You can complete the multi-sport modules in two ways; through an in-class session (see course schedule below) or through our online home study program.

Some sports have integrated the multi-sport modules within their sport specific components. Check with viaSport or your Provincial Sport Organization first to confirm if you require multi-sport training and what course(s) you need to take towards your certification. Select a category below to learn more.

Competition-Introduction Modules (approx. length of facilitation time of course, not including breaks/lunch):

  • Basic Mental Skills (3 hours, 20 minutes)
  • Design a Basic Sport Program (4 hours, 20 minutes)
  • Making Ethical Decisions (3 hours, 20 minutes)
  • Nutrition (1 hour, 30 minutes)
  • Planning a Practice (5 hours)
  • Teaching and Learning (5 hours, 15 minutes)

Competition-Development Modules (approx. length of facilitation time of course, not including breaks/lunch):

  • Advanced Practice Planning (4 hours, 45 minutes)
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively (8 hours, 40 minutes)
  • Developing Athletic Abilities (8 hours, 40 minutes + 2 hours of pre-course session)
  • Leading Drug-Free Sport (3 hours, 30 minutes)
  • Manage a Sport Program (4 hours)
  • Managing Conflict (4 hours, 30 minutes)
  • Performance Planning (12 hours, 15 minutes + 2 hours of pre-course session)
  • Prevention and Recovery (7 hours, 20 minutes)
  • Psychology of Performance (7 hours)

Professional Development Modules (approx. length of facilitation time of course, not including breaks/lunch):

  • Aboriginal Coaching Module (course under revision) 
  • Empower + (3 hours, 20 minutes)
  • Fundamental Movement Skills - Community Leader (7 hours, 30 minutes)
  • Fundamental Movement Skills - Professional Development (4 hours)
  • Resistance Training (3 hours, 30 minutes)
  • Mentorship (6 hours, 40 minutes)

Descriptions of all the multi-sport modules viaSport offers are available here.

Please note: Participants must be a minimum age of 14 to participate in multi-sport courses. Coaches under the age of 16 will be identified in the NCCP database as U16. Their training will be credited but certification will not be granted until they turn 16.

 

Refund Policy If notice is given three or more business days prior to the start of the workshop, the participant can choose to either:

  • receive credit to attend the same NCCP workshop hosted by viaSport
  • receive a refund less a $20.00 administration fee
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Teaching and Learning

Vancouver

Upon completing the Teaching and Learning module you will be able 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.
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Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS): Community Leader

Kelowna

The FMS module will give participants the skills to:

  • analyze and identify the various stages of development for the fundamental movement skills;
  • apply a six-step process to teaching the fundamental movement skills;
  • create safe games where children can practise fundamental movement skills.
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Basic Mental Skills

Vancouver

The Basic Mental Skills module gives you the ability 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;
  • run simple guided activities that help athletes improve basic mental skills.
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Design a Basic Sport Program

Vancouver

Design a Basic Sport Program will teach you 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;
  • establish a link between your program’s training objectives and the content of practice sessions.
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Design a Basic Sport Program

Vancouver

Design a Basic Sport Program will teach you 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;
  • establish a link between your program’s training objectives and the content of practice sessions.
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Persisting Gaps and New Opportunities to Actively Engage Girls and Young Women Webinar

It may be 2017, but the struggle to achieve gender equity in sport and physical activity continues. During this 1 hour webinar, Sydney Millar will reflect on persisting gaps and barriers that are slowing change, and share new opportunities and inspiring resources participants can use to kick start action to engage more girls and young women in their communities. Participants will also be invited to share their best practices and go-to resources. Whether you’re a teacher, health promoter, program leader, policy maker, coach or parent, this webinar will help renew your commitment to girls and young women.

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Teaching and Learning

Kamloops

Upon completing the Teaching and Learning module you will be able 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.
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Teaching and Learning

Kelowna

Upon completing the Teaching and Learning module you will be able 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.
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Basic Mental Skills

Kelowna

The Basic Mental Skills module gives you the ability 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;
  • run simple guided activities that help athletes improve basic mental skills.
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Basic Mental Skills

Kamloops

The Basic Mental Skills module gives you the ability 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;
  • run simple guided activities that help athletes improve basic mental skills.