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 your 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 coach education. 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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Design a Basic Sport Program

Chilliwack

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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Basic Mental Skills

Chilliwack

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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Teaching and Learning

Chilliwack

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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Make Ethical Decisions (MED)

Vancouver

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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Nutrition

Vancouver

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.
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Planning a Practice

Vancouver

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.
Langara College logo

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.
Langara College logo

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.
Langara College logo

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.

2017 Coach Developer Conference

Victoria
October 12, 2017 to October 15, 2017

The 2017 Coach Developer Conference is a multi-sport event open to all NCCP Coach Developers. Join us in beautiful Victoria, BC from October 12 – 15 to further develop yourself professionally in any of the Coach Developer roles. This will be a great opportunity to network and learn from sport leaders representing a variety of sports and from all over Canada.