During this time of unprecedented challenge, the CAO is committed to supporting Ontario coaches with greater access to resources and supports as we all navigate these uncharted waters.
For the most relevant information for your sport, please check with your Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) Click here for a full list of PSOs in Ontario.
While you cannot physically be together as a team during these times, continuing to foster a sense of team is paramount to cohesion and a continued sense of community.
Virtual coaching and training sessions are a great way to keep the lines of communication open and sustain cohesion during this time. This format does come with some new safety considerations that all coaches must consider in order to maintain a safe and transparent training environment.
Everyone in the sports community is feeling the impact of COVID-19, and as a coach, you’ve likely spent some time wondering how you can best help your athletes stay positive and motivated from home.
Making time to take care of your own physical and mental well-being is just as important as supporting your athletes.
Stay on top of the latest data and updates from the Ontario Government, including Return to Play protocols for your sport and how to protect yourself and others.
The CAO is committed to providing enhanced opportunities for coaches to learn and enhance their knowledge through extended funding and remote learning options.
The Quest for Gold Coach Bursary has been extended to Online Delivery courses.
If you complete an eligible NCCP multi-sport training via ‘Online Delivery’ you can now submit for a coach bursary to receive up to 60% back off the cost of the course.
This policy is in effect for courses starting from March 16th, 2020 until further notice.
75-90% back on training and certification
A multitude of NCCP and coach training in Ontario is available in alternative formats. The CAO supports alternative learning methods to provide coaches who are unable to attend an in-class course during these times with certification and/or professional development.
Remote NCCP learning opportunities
A multitude of eLearning training is available for free and/or discounted prices during COVID.
NCCP eLearning Options Available in the Locker:
For more information on each of these offerings, including PD Points, click HERE or log into your NCCP Locker account.
Canucks Autism Network
Sport for Life – Community Sport Councils of Ontario
Each of these eLearning options are available for FREE on a first-come-first serve basis through your Community Sport Council located in your city/region. To find your local council visit Community Sport Councils of Ontario.
If you unaware of your sport council or do not have a local council in your region, contact Donna Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessing your NCCP Locker account
Let us know in the form below how CAO can continue to support you during these times. Your input and suggestions are vital to ensuring our programs and resources are meeting the needs of Ontario’s coaching and sport community.
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This is a Competition Development multi-sport course. After completing this module, you will be able to manage administrative aspects of the program and oversee logistics.
This is a Competition Development multi-sport course. This module will enable you to fully understand and explain the consequences of using banned substances in sport.
This is a Competition Introduction Multi-Sport module. With the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions workshop you will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety.
NCCP 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.
By completing the NCCP Planning a Practice module you will be able to organize a well-structured practice plan with safe, age-appropriate activities you’ve designed to match the proficiency level of participants.
This is a Competition Introduction multi-sport course. By completing this module you will be able to create a sound outline for your sport program that includes competition and training events.
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