Coach Developer training
Coach Developer is the umbrella term used to capture the roles in the NCCP that are directly responsible for the development of coaches. These include: Learning Facilitators (LFs), Coach Evaluators (CEs) and Master Coach Developers (MCD); formally called MLF and MCE.
A new policy was developed by the Coaching Association of Canada in February 2014 around the framework of the Coach Developer pathway. All Coach Developers will now follow the pathway below:
viaSport is the provincial/territorial coaching representative for BC and are the only delivery agent of the NCCP Core Training for Coach Developers.
|Core Training for MCDs||April 1, 2017||Burnaby, Fortius Sport & Health||Register online|
|Core Training for CEs||June 27, 2017||Fraser Valley Rhythmic Gymnastics||Register online|
|Core Training for MCDs||October 12, 2017||Victoria, TBD||Coming soon|
|Core Training for LFs||October 13, 2017||Victoria, TBD||Coming soon|
|Core Training for CEs||October 13, 2017||Victoria, TBD||Coming soon|
|Core Training for LFs||November 18, 2017||Burnaby, Fortius Sport & Health||Register online|
|Core Training for CEs||November 19, 2017||Burnaby, Fortius Sport & Health||Register online|
Complete the Core Training notification form If you are interested in being notified of other Core Training opportunities in BC as they become available.
Go to the National Core Training Calendar to see a listing of where these courses are being offered throughout Canada.
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
Multi-Sport NCCP Learning Facilitator Selection and Training
Every National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) workshop is led by a Learning Facilitator (LF) who has undergone a standardized training process. LFs are crucial to the development of skilled, knowledgeable coaches who are able to develop safer, happier athletes/participants. An LF should have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to facilitate workshops using the competency-based approach. In addition, they serve as contributing members of the community and ambassadors for the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
If there is a lack of available LFs to meet the demand of courses in a particular area of the province, viaSport will put out a call for LF applications on the coaching section of the website (www.viasport.ca/coaching). Subscribe to the viaSport bi-weekly newsletter to learn about these openings as they come up.
NOTE: In the past, LF selection for certain courses was more casual. This was the case with Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) during the initial stages of program implementation and growth. Today the program is quite large, and with an excess of trained LFs currently in BC, we must ensure the same quality control is being applied to FMS, as is done in the other multi-sport contexts.
viaSport is responsible for scheduling and organizing all multi-sport LF trainings in BC. Once selected as a multi-sport LF, one will begin the new Coaching Association of Canada’s Coach Developer Pathway. LFs will engage in Core Training for Learning Facilitators, Content Training specific to the course they will be facilitating, and a co-facilitation of each course they will be facilitating (one, at minimum) before facilitating on his/her own. For details on training, please go to CAC's Learning Facilitator website.
Please direct all questions regarding multi-sport selection, training and management to Kate Kloos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: All LFs selected by viaSport are for multi-sport courses. Sport-specific LFs are selected through the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO), please contact your PSO for more information.
Fact Sheet: How to become a Learning Facilitator in BC
Multi-Sport Learning Facilitator Application Form *
NOTE: Currently no additional LFs are needed in BC, and no training opportunities are currently scheduled. For the future, if you are selected we will contact you should any opportunities for training become available.
Coach Developer Evaluations
Application for Coach Developers to be evaluated
Application for Master Coach Developers to participate in the program
*Please note that both of the above applications must be submitted by the LF/MCDs respective PSO/NSO