The Ontario Government has announced that multiple regions within the province will be moving into the next stage of Ontario’s reopening on July 17th.
Similar to Stage 1 and 2, the provincial government will be evaluating Ontario’s progress for 2-4 weeks to see if any adjustments need to be made to ensure safety throughout the province.
The first step to returning to play safely is reviewing your sport’s Return to Play Guidelines and Protocols.
Access your sport’s return to play guidelines and protocols
As Stage 3 begins in many regions throughout the province, as coaches, you most likely have questions regarding your role in COVID-19 safety. Questions such as:
Coaches play an important role in ensuring health and safety is a top priority for all participants. Learn more from commonly asked questions.
What does Ontario’s Stage 3 plan mean for coaches?
During this time of unprecedented challenge, the CAO is committed to supporting Ontario coaches with greater access for opportunities to learn and enhance your knowledge.
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.
60-70% 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
Here is a listing of available FREE professional development webinars offered by various organizations in sport, including the CAO!
Coach 2 Coach Webinar Series
Canadian Women & Sport
The Aspen Sport Institute – Project Play (USA)
Free monthly webinars from top sport experts
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 through the Community Sport Councils of Ontario (CSCO). Please contact Lori Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your FREE discount code. (Limited Codes Available).
Accessing your NCCP Locker account
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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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The Power of Emotional Intelligence: Enhancing Performance & the Coach-Athlete Relationship - Esme Gullick
This is a Competition Development multi-sport course. After this training, you will have the knowledge needed to Identify common injuries in your sport and develop appropriate prevention and recovery strategies.
This is a Competition Development Multi-Sport course. This module will allow you to promote a positive image of sport, and model it to athletes and those supporting their performance.
This is a Competition Introduction multi-sport course. This 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.
This is a Competition Development multi-sport course.This module will allow you to identify common sources of conflict in sport.
This is a Competition Introduction multi-sport course. With the workshop you will be able to analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning.
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