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

Sports First Aid

Vancouver

This eight-hour workshop serves as an introduction to injury prevention and on-site management of sports related injuries. Topics covered include recognition and control of potentially hazardous situations, injury assessment and the handling of life-threatening situations, management of common injuries, referral patterns and the development of a sports first-aid kit.

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Sport Parenting 101

Kamloops

Sport Psychologist, Shaunna Taylor, presents a great discussion on the financial, social, mental, physical and cultural implications when choosing a sport that matches your child and family goals and dynamic. Topic will also look at what early specialization and the privatization of sport (pay to play) has done to community-based clubs, and how parents can get educated and empowered to be part of the solution, vs. the problem!

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Developing Athletic Abilities

Kamloops
April 28, 2017 to April 29, 2017

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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Coaching and Leading Effectively

Kamloops
May 5, 2017 to May 6, 2017

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.
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Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS): Community Leader

Kamloops

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.

Mind/Body training for Optimal Performance

Richmond
May 6, 2017 to May 7, 2017

Two-day workshop on how to find and achieve your optimal performance with guest speakers Kendal Yonomoto and Dr. Debbie Crews.

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Coaches' Corner Lunch and Learn

Kamloops

An opportunity for coaches and sport administrators to learn and network with other coaches. Every second month, on the 2nd Thursday of the month, PacificSport Interior organizes a Coaches Corner event for a fun and informal lunch and learn with a special guest speaker. Each event is hosted at Frick and Frack from 12pm SHARP to 1pm.

Aboriginal Coaching Module

Burnaby

If you work with, or supervise youth of Aboriginal heritage, this workshop is an essential resource. If you wish to understand, relate to, and apply Aboriginal cultural perspectives that will allow you to motivate, inspire, and lead those youth towards a successful and meaningful lifestyle, this workshop was designed for you.

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Developing Athletic Abilities

Merritt
May 12, 2017 to May 13, 2017

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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Planning a Practice

Kamloops

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.