While the majority of our coaches are trained in an in-class setting, the CAO also supports various methods to accommodate coaches who prefer alternative learning environments.
The home study program is intended for coaches who prefer a self-directed learning environment or who are unable to travel to an in-class course.
Home study is a correspondence based learning method and the hours required for completion may be more than what is required of coaches attending an in-class course option.
The length of time to complete a home study varies by course and learning style of the individual. The home study format relies heavily on self-directed learning. All courses are given a 2 month completion period. Should you require an extension, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Not all workshops have been designed or modified for home study. The quality assurance of NCCP delivery is important and we want to ensure we continue to provide the same quality of service to all coaches across the province.
*If you are unsure about which course(s) you need, please contact email@example.com
Please Note: The Competition Development Multi-sport Modules are targeted towards coaches who are working with athletes at the Provincial and National levels. These modules are very lengthy, challenging and time-consuming so ensure that you have time to complete the work.
Online delivery is a means of providing a virtual in-class experience to coaches who prefer a virtual classroom setting or those who are unable to travel to an in-class course. Online courses are facilitator-led and group-based offered through a platform called Adobe Connect.
Not all workshops have been designed or modified for online delivery. The quality assurance of NCCP delivery is important and we want to ensure we continue to provide the same quality of service to all coaches across the province.
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Please Note: All Online Delivery courses take place on scheduled dates and times, and are not webinars. View our course calendar to see the full listing of scheduled options.
NCCP eLearning is training completed at your own pace, in an online format through the Coaches Association of Canada.
NCCP Multi-sport eLearning modules can be found in the Locker. You will be required to login to the Locker with your NCCP#.
Good nutrition is important for both athletic performance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle outside of sport. By helping their participants make good nutrition choices, coaches not only empower them to perform their best, they help them to establish positive dietary habits that can last a lifetime.
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Sport Nutrition module provides coaches with education about basic sport nutrition principles. This eLearning module will provide an understanding of how to support athletes and their parents or caregivers to make effective nutrition choices.
After completing NCCP Sport Nutrition, coaches will be able to:
Course Length – 40-60 Minutes
PD Points – 5
Complete the NCCP Sport Nutrition eLearning module
NCCP Creating a Positive Sport Environment (CPSE) encourages coaches to adopt a participant-centered coaching approach and apply positive coaching strategies to establish a safe and inclusive sport culture.
After completing the NCCP Creating a Positive Sport Environment module, you will be able to:
Course Length – 40-50 Minutes
Complete the NCCP Creating a Positive Sport eLearning module
Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills in coaching, such as: long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. The Coach Initiation in Sport module will also introduce coaches to the NCCP, a valuable tool for preparing a coach’s first in-person NCCP workshop.
The Coach Initiation in Sport online module is designed as an important introduction to the key coaching concepts and educational tools that are the foundation of the NCCP. The module remains an excellent informational resource for coaches which they can revisit at any time after successful completion of the module.
Coach Initiation in Sport is a valuable resource for:
Course Length – 1 Hour
PD Points- 5
Complete the NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport eLearning module
Coaching Athletes with a Disability is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) eLearning module that provides coaches the knowledge to deliver quality, positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities.
Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training will provide coaches the ability to:
Course Length- 45-60 Minutes
Complete the NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability module
Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes, this multi-sport module will cover:
Course Length – 60-90 Minutes
Complete the NCCP Making Head Way in Sport eLearning module
This NCCP eLearning activity on creating and using an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) prepares coaches to respond calmly, quickly and effectively if a sport participant is seriously injured during practice or competition.
After completing this activity, coaches will be able to:
Coaches will also have access to a downloadable EAP template to use for any practice or competition location.
Course Length- 15 Minutes
PD Points- 1
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By completing the Safe Sport Training e-module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to create healthy and safe environments by recognizing, addressing and preventing maltreatment in sport.
After completing Safe Sport Training you will be able to:
Course Length – 90 Minutes
PD Points – 2
Cost – FREE
Complete the Safe Sport Training eLearning module
The Leading a Return to Sport Participation eLearning module provides resources and guidance to help coaches lead a safe and adaptive transition back to sport. Coaches will have the opportunity to review potential challenges and learn practical advice to apply when creating their own return-to-sport plan. After completing this module, coaches will be able to:
•Identify the physical and psychosocial effects participants may be experiencing
•Understand the role of a coach in facilitating the return to sport participation
•Design a plan to return to sport participation during COVID-19
•Lead and communicate with empathy
Course Length – 45-60 Minutes
PD Points – 1
Complete the Leading a Return to Sport eLearning module
Mental health impacts the quality of life and performance of both sport participants and coaches. The Coaching Association of Canada’s Mental Health in Sport eLearning module was developed to educate coaches about mental health and to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health.
Sport is linked to a range of positive outcomes, including improved mental health and well-being. Coaches have a great deal of influence over participants’ mental health. This 45 min. eLearning module will educate coaches about the foundations of mental health, their role as a coach, and the importance of self-care.
After completing the Mental Health in Sport eLearning module, you will be able to:
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The Support Through Sport eLearning Modules are designed to empower coaches and sport stakeholders to recognize and take action in preventing and addressing gender-based violence and teen dating violence. Each module in the series focuses on different important issues surrounding this topic and helps to build the capacity of coaches in promoting healthy relationships in and through sport.
Course Length – 4 total eModules (45-60 minutes each)
PD Points – 1 per module
Gender-based violence & teen dating eLearnings for coaches
The Anti-racism in Coaching eLearning module is designed to help coaches build their knowledge of issues related to race and racism, expand their understanding of being an anti-racist coach, and cultivate the skills needed to support racialized participants in sport.
After completing the Anti-racism in Coaching eLearning module, you will be able to:
Course Length – 60-75 minutes
Cost – $15
Complete the Anti-Racism in Coaching eLearning module
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