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Athletics Canada Coaching Education Update - November 2013

Athletics Canada Coaching Education Update and AC NCCP CONTEXT DESCRIPTIONS - PDF.

Where do I begin?


Membership

NLAA membership is renewable in November of each year. The membership covers the coach for training & coaching accident insurance and some liability insurance as a volunteer for our organization. All coaches should have a criminal record check and child abuse registry check completed prior to taking out the membership.

Only coaches with a paid NLAA membership are eligible for coach, manager or chaperone positions on Provincial and National Teams or for any grants and awards. All applicants must meet Newfoundland and Labrador residency requirements.


Coach Development

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has recently gone through a major transition from the Old NCCP to the New NCCP. The New NCCP is a competency based coach education program that allows coaches to complete training in the context (environment) in which they are coaching.

In Athletics, coaches with experience in track and field as either athletes or as coaches without formal training may challenge for certification in some contexts without taking courses. Contact Ray Will (raywill1959@gmail.com) or Anne-Andrée Sirois (asirois@athletics.ca) for more information and to find out if you are eligible to challenge for certification.

The Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel (RJTW) Instructor Course has been in operation since 2006 and was developed under New NCCP standards. RJT is Athletics Canada’s introductory/grassroots athlete and coach development program.

The courses that replace the Level 1 and Level 2 Technical Workshops in the Old NCCP have been available since September 2008. These courses are integrated - that is they are theory and technical concepts together. Sport Coach replaces Level 1 and Club Coach replaces Level 2.

The course that replaces Level 3 is called Performance Coach (Competition Development). The course was piloted for the first time in the fall of 2009 and the second pilot will be held in 2010.

Managing Conflict and Leading Drug Free Sport are two of the courses required for Athletics Canada’s Performance Coach program.


Athletics Canada National Coaching Certification program (NCCP)

Athletics Canada has developed the http://nccp.athletics.ca/ site in order to assist the needs of coaches involved in all levels of Track and Field across the country.

This site has been developed as part of the transition from the old to the new National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and represents an effort to accommodate our coaches and facilitate the distance education element of the new NCCP program. This site houses course descriptions and program information; pre-course work and evaluation components of all major Athletics NCCP courses.


Coach Workshops & Seminars

Coaching NL offers a variety of other courses under the heading of Competition Development. The list of courses and the dates offered can be found on their website.