NCCP 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:

  • Basic Mental Skills
  • Design a Basic Sport Program
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Nutrition
  • Planning a Practice
  • Teaching and Learning

Competition-Development Modules:

  • Advanced Practice Planning
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Leading Drug-Free Sport
  • Manage a Sport Program
  • Managing Conflict
  • Mentorship
  • Performance Planning
  • Prevention and Recovery
  • Psychology of Performance

Professional Development Modules:

  • Aboriginal Coaching Module
  • Empower +
  • Fundamental Movement Skills - Community Leader
  • Fundamental Movement Skills - Professional Development
  • Resistance Training

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.

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Psychology of Performance

Whistler

Completing Psychology of Performance will allow you to:

  • help athletes learn to manage distractions and use visualization techniques to prepare themselves technically and tactically for training and competition;
  • learn how to work with athletes or teams to identify performance and process goals related to their ability to focus on performance;
  • learn debriefing skills that can be used to help athletes assess their performance in both training and competition.

Make Ethical Decisions (MED)

Courtenay

By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions workshop you will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety.

MED is one of the NCCP’s cornerstone workshops, and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.

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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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Managing Conflict

Victoria

The Managing Conflict module will allow you to:

  • identify common sources of conflict in sport;
  • determine which individuals or groups are most likely to find themselves in situations involving conflict;
  • learn important skills that will help you prevent and solve conflict resulting from misinformation, miscommunication or misunderstanding;
  • develop skills that will empower you to listen and speak effectively in conflict situations while maintaining positive relationships with athletes, parents, officials and other coaches.
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Developing Athletic Abilities

Whistler

The Developing Athletic Abiltiies module gives you the skills needed to:

  • implement general and sport-specific training protocols and methods to appropriately develop or maintain sport-specific athletic abilities
  • adapt selected training protocols and methods to athletes’ stage of development and training experience
  • adapt selected training protocols and methods to the phase in the yearly program
  • use the results obtained by evaluating an athlete’s performance to develop training protocols and methods for the athlete’s sex and stage of development.
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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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Core Training for Learning Facilitators

Victoria

Core Training for Learning Facilitators is a 6-hour workshop that all Learning Facilitator candidates must take. The workshop introduces Learning Facilitator candidates to the goals and philosophy of the NCCP, teaches them how to facilitate modules, and helps them understand the instructional design of the modules.

Nutrition

Courtenay

After taking the Nutrition module you will be able 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;
  • 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.

Planning a Practice

Courtenay

The Planning a Practice module will give you the skills 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;
  • identify practice goals and design activities that offer the best training benefits for the athletic skills required in your sport.
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Coaching and Leading Effectively

Victoria
May 28, 2016 to May 29, 2016

The Coaching and Leading Effectively module gives you the skills needed to:

  • promote a positive image of sport, and model it to athletes and those supporting their performance;
  • deliver clear messages and explanations when communicating with athletes and their supporters;
  • identify opportunities to interact with all athletes and use feedback to improve and correct performance and behaviour.