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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Make Ethical Decisions (MED)


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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Managing Conflict


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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Coaching and Leading Effectively

May 28, 2017 to May 29, 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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Leading Drug-Free Sport


After taking Leading Drug-free Sport you will be able to:

  • fully understand and explain the consequences of using banned substances in sport;
  • educate athletes about drug-testing protocols at major competitions;
  • encourage athletes to safeguard their sport values and take greater responsibility for their personal actions;
  • apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to your coaching as it relates to keeping your sport and athletes drug-free.
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Performance Planning

May 30, 2017 to May 31, 2017

Performance Planning will teach you to:

  • perform a thorough analysis of the demands of your athletes’ sport at the elite (high-performance) level;
  • outline a program structure based on training and competition opportunities;
  • identify appropriate measures for promoting athlete development within your own program
  • integrate yearly training priorities into your own program;
  • organize and sequence training priorities and objectives on a weekly basis to optimize adaptations;
  • evaluate the ability of your athletes/team to perform up to their potential in competition.
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Developing Athletic Abilities

May 30, 2017 to May 31, 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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Inclusive Physical Literacy Webinar

This webinar will introduce participants to the concept of Inclusive Physical Literacy and how it ties into the definition of Physical Literacy. It will also explore the facets of offering an inclusive programming, and how organizations need to intentionally plan for this to happen.  The webinar will also cover how the organizational structure is key for offering a supportive and welcoming environment for persons with a disability.

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Manage a Sport Program


Manage a Sport Program will teach you to:

  • manage administrative aspects of the program and oversee logistics;
  • manage staff's roles and responsibilities;
  • manage camp and tournament finances and travel;
  • report on athlete progress throughout program.
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Advanced Practice Planning


The Advanced Practice Planning module will give you the skills to:

  • identify the factors that affect practice planning;
  • ensure that practice plans are consistent with the microcycles and phases they’re part of;
  • sequence exercises so that their order is consistent with the research on sequencing;
  • develop a plan for training athletic abilities over a microcycle;
  • develop a plan for training technical and tactical abilities over a microcycle;
  • develop a plan for a microcycle that helps athletes taper before a competition.
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Psychology of Performance


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.