Coaching Education

Overview

Coaching education is the backbone of BC Athletics athlete development. Great coaches build great athletes.

Questions about coaching education? Contact Jennifer Brown, BCA Coaching Education Coordinator:

 

COVID19 Announcement
 

All in-person coach education are postponed until further notice.

Online opportunties available during this time include:

 

Course Descriptions

1. Our Courses
2. Which NCCP Course is Right for you?
3. NCCP Status: In-Training VS Trained VS Certified
4. NCCP number and the Locker
5. Course Calendar

Our Courses
Rather than progressing as coach from level 1, 2, and 3, our coaches are now context based, meaning you should attend a course that will teach you the skills and competencies relevant to your coaching needs (or context). Watch this video explaining the NCCP coach education pathway

A list of the NCCP (Nataional Coaching Certification Program) courses that we offer at BC Athletics are listed below. To find out which course is relevant to your context, click here.  

Run Jump Throw Wheel: 

RunJumpThrowWheel (RJTW) is our grassroots course covering how to teach fundamental movement skills of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling in a fun, game based way and thier progressions into track and field events. It is available in three workshops: RJTW for Athletics Leaders, for Community Leaders, and for Teachers (Pro-D). Visit the RJTW workshop page for more information.

Foundations of Coaching in Athletics

The Foundations of Athletics is a 5.5 hour course that covers the basic theory of Athletics. It is offered as modules in Sport Coach, Road Running, and Club Coach. If you have already taken the Foundations of Athletics courses in one of these courses, you do not need to repeat them in the other course. 

Sport Coach (Track and Field)

An introduction to Track and Field. This two day course teaches the basic skills of all events in track and field as well as how to plan a practice and a month. It is ideal for the generalist coach that may be coaching introductory-intermediate level athletes in a multiple events, often in a school or club, at a junior high –high school level. 

Sport Coach (Road Running)

An introduction to Road Running Instruction. Whether you are coaching road runners to competition or leading in-training running groups, this 1.5 day workshop will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to help you with your programs and how to plan a season. 

Club Coach

This is an event/specific 2.5 day course that teaches a more in-depth technical analysis for one event group and how to plan a season. Coaches can sign-up for either sprints, endurance, jumps, and throws (including para-throws). It is ideal for the school coach/educator, club coach or parent coaching intermediate level atheletes at the high school level and would like to learn more about a specific event group rather than all events.

If you have already taken Foundations of Athletics (the theory courses in Sport Coach, Road Running, and Club Coach) either in Sport Coach, Road Running or another event in Club Coach, you can sign-up for just the techincal and seasonal planning (2 days).

Performace Coach: 

Performance Coach is a 4 day an event specific course ideal for coaches with U20 athletes or higher,  specializing in one event group, training all-year round, and competing higher national level competitions.  Coaches can sign up for ONE event group: sprints, endurance, throws, jumps, and wheelchair racing.

To take this course, coaches must be Club Coach Certified and coaching an athlete at U20 or higher who competes at the national championship. Exceptions may be applied. Eligibility will be determined by completing an intake form. Coaches will also need to first complete Athletics Performance Coach Pre-LearningThese can be completed at any time prior to the course.

Teachers Course: 

This course teaches the basics of track and field. It is ideal for the school/educator coaching introductory-intermediate level athletes at the junior high or high school level. It is offered as either 2 day course covering all event groups (run (sprint/edurance), jumps, throws), or schools can choose just to offer one or two events. The course is 4.5 hours of theory/planing + 3 hrs per event group. 

For information on Run Jump Throw Wheel please contact Sabrina.nettey@bcathletics.org.
For information on all other courses, contact jennifer.brown@bcathletics.org

 

Which NCCP Course is Right for you?

Our courses are context-based. You choose the course that best suits your coaching needs based on the athletes and events you coach, and your coaching environment! See the chat below our visit Athletics Canada's site for more details

 

NCCP Run Jump Throw Wheel

NCCP Sport Coach*

NCCP Club Coach

NCCP Performance Coach

NCCP Stream

NCCP Community Sport

NCCP Instruction – Beginner

NCCP Competition Introduction

NCCP Competition Development

Athletes

Grassroots athletes being introduced to all events.

Introductory - intermediate level competing in a range of events at a local level.

Intermediate level athletes specializing in one event group,
competing at the provincial level

Elite level athletes specializing in one or two events and competing at the inter-provincial or national level

Coaching Environment

Grassroots programs, elementary schools, or community and recreation programs for children.

School or club, often at a middle school setting.

School or club, often at a high school setting.

University or club setting.

Events Covered

Fundamental skills of all events through fun, skill based games and activities.

 

Overview of all Track and Field events.

Event group Specific: sprints/hurdles, jumps, throws and para-throws, endurance

Event group Specific: sprints/hurdles, jumps, throws, endurance, wheelchair

Additional NCCP Multi-Sport Course Requirements for TRAINED status

 

Make Ethical Decisions

Make Ethical Decisions

1. Make Ethical Decisions
2. Managing Conflict
3. Coaching and Leading Effectively
4. Psychology of Performance,
5. Leading Drug Free sport
6. Manage a Sports Program 

Additional NCCP Multi-Sport Course Requirements for CERTIFIED status Make Ethical Decisions Make Ethical Decisions Make Ethical Decisions 1. Make Ethical Decisions
2. Leading Drug Free Sport
3. Managing Conflict

*Sport Coach is also available as a Road Running Instructor Course and as a Teachers Course.

The NCCP multi-sport course requirements are additional courses that are required to be fully Trained or Certified in their respective context. See the NCCP Status below for details

Our courses are NCCP certified: Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program from the Coaching Association of Canada

 

NCCP Status: In-Training VS Trained VS Certified

There are three levels of NCCP qualifications for any context (Run Jump Throw Wheel, Sport Coach, Club Coach or Performance Coach): In-training, Trained, Certified. 

1. In training = Taken an athletics course (Run Jump Throw Wheel, Sport, Club or Performance)

2. Trained = Taken the athletics course and any multi-sport requirements:

  • All context require Make Ethical Decisions (MED) for all contexts
  • Performance Coach requires MED plus Leading Drug Free Sport, Managing Conflict, Prevention and Recovery, Psychology of Performance, Coaching/Leading Effectively for Performance Coach

Click the following links for a calendar of multi-sport courses offered in-person courses around BC or as online webinars across Canada.

 

3. Certified: Completed the Athletics Evaluation plus any multi-sport NCCP evaluations necessary 

  • Run Jump Throw Wheel = submit a portfolio
  • Sport Coach = submit a portfolio and have an evaluator observe your practice
  • Club Coach = submit a portfolio and have an evaluator observe your practice
  • Performance Coach = submit a portfolio and have an evaluator observe your practice and competition at a national level or equivalent event​​

Note coaches can choose to skip the course and go straight to evaluation. However if the coaches skips the course and does not pass the evaluation, they will need to take the course before repeating the evaluation. 

See our Certification page for more details

To take the multi-sport evaluation, login to the https://thelocker.coach.ca/ and click the e-learning tab to find your respective evaluation (all are online)

  • Note, if you take the multi-sport course first, the evaluations are free with unlimited attempts to pass with 75% or higher
  • If you skip the course, and go straight to evaluation, the cost is $85.00 with 3 attempts to pass with 75% or higher

 

NCCP Number and the Locker

Note that all courses require a NCCP Number.

This number gives you access to the Locker, which is the Coaching Association of Canada's database system for all sports. All of your coach education will be tracked on the Locker.

You can login to the Locker to view your coach educaiton transcript, course history, professional development points, as well as take online courses and multi-sport evluations.

Sign up for an NCCP number, or look up your number, at https://thelocker.coach.ca/It's free and takes two minutes! 

 

Course Calendar

 

All in-person coach education are postponed until further notice.


Online opportunties available during this time include:


Online NCCP Athletics Courses

Online NCCP modules for Athletics Courses will be coming soon! Details below.

Date

Course

Location

Link

 Anytime  Athletics Performance Coach Pre-Learning (See 3 Below) Online  Register Here 
 Various  NCCP Multi-Sport Modules 

(Pro-D points and part of Athletics NCCP requirements)
Online More Information and Schedules Here 


1. Foundations of Coaching in Athletics for Sport Coach, Club Coach, and Road Running 
The Foundations of Coaching in Athletics are the four beginning theory modules common to Sport Coach, Club Coach and Road Running Instructor Course. They will be available as a series of four 90 minutes live webinars every Wednesday evening in May. Coaches who take this series can then complete the remainder practical modules in-person in a shorter course once it is safe to do so

2. Run Jump Throw Wheel
The full Run Jump Throw Wheel course will be available online soon!

3. Performance Coach Pre-Requistion Module
The Athletics Performance Coach Pre-Learning online course is available online at any time found here. This course is required prior to completing the in-person performance caoch. 

  • To take this course, coaches must be Club Coach Certified and coaching an athlete at U20 or higher who competes at the national championship. Exceptions may be applied.
  • Eligibility will be determined by completing an intake form. Coaches will also need to first complete pre-course online learning. These can be completed at any time prior to the course. 

 

Not sure which course is right for you? Click here for details!


In-Person Courses:
Is your club interested in hosting a course? Contact Jennifer.brown@bcathletics.org

A calendar of multi-sport in BC courses such as Making Ethical Decisions, Leading and Coaching Effectively, Conflict Management, can be found here https://www.viasport.ca/coaching/nccp-course-calendar 


BCA Coach Membership Requirements 

  •  Please note that coach with a BCA COACH Membership will recieve a discounted prices on all NCCP courses (RJTW, Sport, Club, and Performance Coach).
  • A BCA Coach Membership which also requires a Criminal Record Check within one month of submitting your membership. 
  • To obtain a coach membership, or upgrade your membership to coach, contact your club registrar (if part of a club) or Sam.Collier@bcathletics.org if unattached. 

           

 

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Not sure which course is right for you?  Find out more about the NCCP Coaching Courses at BC Athletics or at Athletics Canada .


 

 



 

 

Summary of Completed NCCP Courses

 

Date Location Course
May 6-27 Online Foundations of Coaching in Athletics Online Modules (theory modules of Sport, Club and Road Running Coach)
March 8, 2020 Burnaby All Youth Matter: Youth Inclusion Course
Jan 25, 2020 Burnaby 2020 Performance Summit
Jan 18-19, 2020 Vancouver NCCP Sport Coach Track and Field
Jan 18-19, 2020 Richmond Wheelchair Athletics Coach Development
Nov 16-17th, 2020 South Surrey NCCP Road Running Instructor Course
Nov 16-17th, 2020 South Surrey NCCP Sport Coach Track and Field
Nov 15th, 2020 Langley NCCP Making Ethical Decisions
Nov 8-10th, 2019 Richmond 2019 BC Throws Summit
Oct 26th, 2019 Victoria Mentorship: BC XC Championship
Oct 25-27th Nanaimo NCCP Club Coach Throws
Oct 5-6th Penticton NCCP Sport Coach 
Oct 5-6th Penticton NCCP Road Running Instructor Course
Sept 27th Victoria NCCP Making Ethical Decisions
Sept 7th Victoria NCCP Run Jump Throw Wheel
June 20th, 2019  Burnaby  Harry Jerome Mentorship
May 24-27th, 2019 Kelowna  NCCP Sport Coach
May 24-28th, 2019 Kamloops NCCP Sport Coach + MED
May 17-19th, 2019  South Surrey  NCCP Club Coach 
May 10-12th, 2019 Prince George NCCP Club Coach
April 26-28th, 2019 Burnaby NCCP Sport Coach
April 19-22*, 2019  Richmond NCCP Performance Coach 
March 29-31, 2019 Nanaimo  NCCP Club Coach
March 14th, 2019 Burnaby + Online Seminar: Applications of Performance Testing 
March 1-3rd, 2019 Powell River NCCP Sport Coach + MED
Feb 27 -28th, 2019 Victoria NCCP RunJumpThrowWheel
Oct 1-2, 2016 Victoria NCCP Club Coach (Para Techincal Only)
Sept 23-25, 2016 Vernon NCCP Sport Coach
Sept 23-25, 2016 South Surrey NCCP Club Coach (Endurance, Sprints & Hurdles)
Sept 24, 2016 South Surrey NCCP Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Sept 9-24, 2016 UBC Varsity Athlete Sport Coach
Sept 24, 2016 UBC NCCP Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Sept 16-18, 2016 Maple Ridge Sport Coach
Sept 17, 2016 Maple Ridge Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Sept 9-11, 2016 Victoria Road Running Instructor Pilot #5
Sept 11, 2016 Victoria Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
April 22-24, 2016 Smithers Club Coach (Endurance, Sprints & Hurdles)
April 22, 2016 Smithers 1/2 of Sport Coach (Basic Technical Elements) - Teacher Professional Development
April 8-10, 2016 Nanaimo Club Coach (Endurance, Jumps, Throws)
April 9, 2016 Nanaimo Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
April 1-3, 2016 Victoria Sport Coach
April 2, 2016 Victoria Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
March 4-6, 2016 White Rock Club Coach (Sprints & Hurdles, Throws)
March 5, 2016 White Rock Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Feb 26-28, 2016 Langley Sport Coach
Feb 27, 2016 Langley Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Nov 13-15, 2015 Victoria Club Coach Endurance (tailored to current/retired National Team Athletes)
Nov 14, 2015 Victoria Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Nov 8, 2015 Burnaby Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Nov 6-8, 2015 Burnaby Performance Coach - Planning for Performance Weekend
Sept 25-27, 2015 White Rock Club Coach (Jumps, Endurance)
Sept 18-20, 2015 Maple Ridge Sport Coach
June 12-14, 2015 Burnaby Road Running Instructor Pilot #4
April 12, May 17, 2015 Duncan Sport Coach
April 10-12, 2015 Nanaimo Club Coach (Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles)
April 10-12, 2015 Nanaimo Sport Coach
April 10-12, 2015 Kelowna Sport Coach
March 27-29th, 2015 Richmond Sport Coach
Jan 16-18th, 2015 Kelowna Road Running Instructor Pilot #3
Oct 4-5th, 2014 Victoria Sport Coach
Aug 23-24th,2014 Burnaby Sport Coach
August 6-8th, 2014 Kamloops Club Coach (Sprints/Hurdles, Jumps, Throws)
August 6-7th, 2014 Kamloops Sport Coach
June 6-8th, 2014 Victoria Road Running Instructor Pilot #2
May 23-25th, 2014 Kelowna Sport Coach
May 9-11th, 2014 Kamloops Club Coach
May 9-11th, 2014 Kamloops Sport Coach
April 4-6th, 2014 Nanaimo Club Coach (Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles, Jumps, Throws)
April 4-6th, 2014 Nanaimo Sport Coach
March 7-9th, 2014 Richmond Club Coach Throws & Para Throws
Feb 21, 23, March 2, 2014 Richmond Sport Coach
Jan 24-26th, 2014 Burnaby Road Running Instructor Pilot #1
Sept 13-15, 2013 Langley Sport Coach
 

 

Certification

COVID-19 Announcement:
Coaches can now complete thier practice observation in person from, where possible, an evaluator in your region following BC Athletics Return to Sport Guidelines.  

 


Use the links below to naviagate to the respective section

1. What Does Certification Mean?
2. Certification Requirements and Rubrics
3. Why Become Certified
4. Steps to Register for Evaluation
5. Maintenance of Certification

What Does Certification Mean?

There are three levels of NCCP qualifications for any context (Run Jump Throw Wheel, Sport Coach, Club Coach or Performance Coach):

  1. In training = Taken an athletics course (Run Jump Throw Wheel, Sport, Club or Performance)
  2. Trained = Taken the athletics course and any multi-sport requirements:
    • All context require Make Ethical Decisions (MED) for all contexts
    • Performance Coach requires MED plus Leading Drug Free Sport, Managing Conflict, Prevention and Recovery, Psychology of Performance, Coaching/Leading Effectively for Performance Coach
       
  3. Certified: Completed the Athletics Evaluation plus any multi-sport NCCP evaluations necessary (See chart below)
    • Note coaches can choose to skip the course and go straight to evaluation. However if the coaches skips the course and does not pass the evaluation, they will need to take the course before repeating the evaluation.  Details below:

Certification Requirements

Context

Run Jump Throw Wheel

Sport Coach

Club Coach

Performance Coach

Evaluation Fee:

$45.00

$210.00

$295,00

$500.00

Evaluation Requirements:

-Portfolio

-Portfolio
-Practice Observation

-Portfolio
-Practice Observation

-Portfolio
-Practice Observation
-Competition Observation (1)

Multi-Sport Evaluations (2)

-Make Ethical Decisions

-Make Ethical Decisions

-Make Ethical Decisions

-Make Ethical Decisions
-Leading Drug Free Sport
-Managing Conflict

Evaluation forms and Marking Rubric (3)

 

Sport Coach Eval. Rubric

Club Coach Eval, Rubric

Performance Coach Eval. Rubric

1. The Performance Coach Competition Observation must be completed at a National or equivalent level meet

2. Multi-Sport NCCP evaluations are also required for each context. These can be completed online at https://thelocker.coach.ca/ under the e-learning section. Coaches who complete the respective multi-sport course workshop first can take the evaluation for free with unlimited attempts to pass. Those who do not complete the workshop can take the online evaluations for $85.00 with three attempts to pass with 75%. 

3.The Evaluation forms and marking rubrics are available for all contexts to help you prepare for your evaluation. You can used them as a checklist before uploading your portfolio or in preparing for your observations.

4. The preferred order to complete your evaluation is it complete your portfolio prior to your practice and/or competition observation. However, this order is not required.

 

Why Become Certified?  

Certification Ensures Professional Standards:

  • Coaching is a profession (designated by Coaches of Canada) that touches every community across Canada. It's not just enough to take a course. As in any profession, Canadian coaches must also show their competency through an evaluation of their coaching tools, practices, and competitions.  
  • The Coaching Association of Canada and its partners, recognize the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

Profession Development Opportunity

Please remember, the evaluation process is meant to be a shared learning experience similar to a mentorship rather than a pass/fail one-time interaction.  

  • Coaches who use this opportunity to work with experienced coaches (evaluators) and share ideas with others often gain incredibly valuable and practical knowledge through this process.  
  • The evaluator is not judging you or your coaching techniques. They are there to offer advice, answer questions, and ensure you are safe, ethical, and meet the standards set by either Athletics Canada or the Coaches Association of Canada.

However, certification is NOT REQUIRED and may not be for everyone.

Those who should think about certification might include:

  • Coaches who coach as a full-time job
  • Coaches who coach 40+ weeks a year
  • Each club or group may want to have at least 1 certified coach on site at all times
  • Coaches wishing to be Provincial or National Team Coaches
  • Coaches wishing to be Learning Facilitators, Mentors, and/or Presenters

Steps to Register for Athletics Evaluation

  1. Register for a BC Athletics COACH membership. This number (AC or BCA number is required for your registration)
     
  2. Register for an NCCP number with the Coaching Association of Canada, or look up your number, here https://thelocker.coach.ca/ This is required for registration
     
  3. Create an account on Athletics Canada’s evaluation site:  https://athletics.ca/coach/ (this is where you will upload your portfolio)
     
  4. Register your evaluation at www.trackiereg.com/NCCPevaluation 
     
  5. Once this is done you will be assigned an evaluator and you can upload your portfolio!   

Maintenance of Certification (PD Points):  

  • The Coaching Association of Canada has mandated a Maintenance of Certification program for all sports starting January 1st, 2014. 
  • This applies to all coaches who are certified in Run Jump Throw, Sport Coach, Club Coach, and Performance Coach (Comp Dev)
  • If you are certified in Level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 you will not be required to complete professional development to maintain your certification until 2015.
  • Maintenance of certification, through proof of ongoing learning (Professional Development) and active coaching is viewed as essential to athlete performance and the integrity of the NCCP.
  • Find out more about PD points at:

Maintenance of Certification

How to preview your professional development points

On January 1, 2014 the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) launched the Maintenance of Certification program, which requires certified coaches to obtain Professional Development (PD) points.

Coaches can now use the Maintenance of Certification webpage to login to the Locker and view an updated transcript with the number of professional development points needed, and the amount of time left to earn them. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities including: national and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops, eLearning modules, NCCP workshops, coach mentorship programs, and active coaching.

Learn more by visiting CAC's Maintenance of Certification webpage and make sure you are on the right track!

Maintenance of Certification (PD Points):    

  • The Coaching Association of Canada has mandated a Maintenance of Certification program for all sports starting January 1st, 2014. 
  • This applies to all coaches who are certified in Run Jump Throw, Sport Coach, Club Coach, and Performance Coach (Comp Dev)
  • If you are certified in Level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 you will not be required to complete professional development to maintain your certification until 2015.
  • Maintenance of certification, through proof of ongoing learning (Professional Development) and active coaching is viewed as essential to athlete performance and the integrity of the NCCP.

 

Minimum Professional Development Credits Required:

Course (Context):

Within a 5 year renewal period:

(starting January 1st, 2014)

Run, Jump, Throw (Community)

10 points

Sport Coach (Intro to Comp)

20 points

Club Coach (Intro to Comp)

20 points

Performance Coach (Comp Dev)

30 points

 

PD Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I accumulate Professional Development (PD) points?
There are many ways to accumulate points. Events that are organized by the CAC, Athletics Canada, and BC Athletics will advertise the number of PD points associated with the event. 

In General:

  • NCCP training or evaluation events are worth 5 points;
  • Non-NCCP events are worth 1 point for each hour they last, up to a maximum of 3 points;
  • “Active coaching” will give you 1 point per year;
  • Through “Self-directed learning” you can earn a maximum of 3 points per five-year PD cycle.

 

What will I have to do to ensure that my PD points are recorded on my transcript?
Simply indicate to the organizer of the event that you wish to receive PD points for attending. The organization that is coordinating or hosting the event or activity is responsible for entering into The Locker the names of participating coaches. You will automatically receive the PD points assigned to that event.

 

How can I check how many PD points I have? 
Your PD points will appear on your transcript as long as your profile information (name, CC#, etc.) has been recorded correctly with the organizer of the event, and your profile is up-to-date on www.coach.ca. You can check your profile and points by logging into coach.ca and using your CC# to check your transcript. Remember that PD points will only appear on your transcript after the data has been entered in the Locker.

 

What if I don't collect enough PD points? 
If a coach does not collect the required number of points in the 5 year period, their status will be changed to trained.  Once the required number of points are acquired, the coach will return to certified status.

 

Is there any limit on the number of PD points I can accumulate?
No. You only need to earn the required number of points to maintain certification; however, you can accumulate as many PD points as you want. Please note that you cannot carry forward any points into the next cycle. Once the five year cycle ends (or any lesser period depending on your sport), PD points are re-set to 0.

 

Find Out More about Maintenance of Certification and PD Points:

NCCP Multi-Sport Pro-D Courses - ONLINE

Live Multi-Sport NCCP Webinars:

Many NCCP Multi-Sport courses are now offered online! These webinars are offered at scheduled to time for live interaction with the learning faciliator. NCCP multi-sport courses that are worth 5 NCCP Pro-D points each towards your NCCP certification maintenance. Some are required to for NCCP Athletics Certification (*see notes below). 
 

Calendar

Online:
You can take online multi-sport courses from any province. Go to https://thelocker.coach.ca/calendar for a full calendar of online courses ion the locker. 

  • Note: Use the filters "all prov/terr" and "multi-sport" and check out the the list of courses on the right hand side for a full list of avilable course
  • If you need approval for any course from anthoer province, please email jennifer.brown@bcathletics.org.
  •  

In Person Courses
In person courses in BC can be found at https://www.viasport.ca/coaching/nccp-course-calendar when they are safe to be offered. 

List of Multi-sport Courses

Note, the courses with an * are required for NCCP Athletics Certification. 

  • Making Ethical Decisions (*required for all courses
  • Managing Conflict (*required for Performance Coach)
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively (*required for Performance Coach)
  • Psychology of Performance (*required for Performance Coach)
  • Leading Drug Free Sport (*required for Performance Coach
  • Manage a Sport Program (*required for Performance Coach)
  • Advanced Practice Planning
  • Basic Mental Skills
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • Design a Basic Sport Program
  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Empower +
  • Mentorship
  • Planning a Practice
  • Performance Planning
  • Prevention and Recovery
  • Teaching & Learning

*Courses Required for NCCP Athletics

  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions is required for ALL coaches to be NCCP Trained or Certified in Atheltics (or any sport!)
  • NCCP Performance Coach also requires the following five multi-sport courses: (1) Leading Drug Free Sport, (2) Manage a Sport Program, (3) Managing Conflict, (4) Coaching and Leading Effectively, (5) Psychology of Performance

 

Professional Development Webinars and Resources

Webinars to Complete at Anytime:
Below is a comphrensive list of webinars for both track and field and multi-sport to complete at any time. For NCCP multi-sport webinars click here; these webinars are live with a faciliator and happen at sceduled time 

NEW:

  • Para-Specific Resources
  • BC Athletics Youtube Page with Webinars
    • ​If you watch a webinar on the BC Athletics Youtube Page you can recieve professional development points! Email jennifer.brown@bcathletics.org with your NCCP number after you have watched it. 

 

Use the links in the table below to navigate to the topic of your choice:

Training during COVID-19 Safe Sport Coaching & Leadership
Track & Field Specific Courses Anti-Doping Inclusion
Para-Specific Resources Physical Literacy Strength and Conditioning
Performance Analysis Injury Prevention & Recovery Mental Performance
Other Nutrition  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletics Canada Webinar Series

Free webinars are offered every Wednesday! Click here for information under the webinar tab. 


Athletics Canada Para Specific Resources

Click here for information under the Para-Specific Resources Tab including:

  • Coaching Athletes' with a Disability
  • Coaching Kids of All Abilities
  • Para Throws Coaching Manual
  • Making Sense of Classification
  • Becoming Para Ready Webinar
  • Beomcing Para Ready Resources
  • CPC Diversity and Inclusion Resources
  • Wheelchair Racing Coaching Manual

Training During COVID-19:

  • Detraining and Performance Residuals: Minimal Effective Dose – CSI PacificFree
  • Disruption by COVID-19: A Conversation on Mental Wellbeing in the World of High Performance Sport – CSI PacificFree

Track & Field Specific Courses:

ALTIS Digital Courses

  • ALTIS Essentials - 12 modules, $149.00
  • ALTIS Foundation Course - 12 modules, $499.00
  • Coaching the Horizontal Jumps by Irving “Boo” Schexnayder - 12 modules, $129.00
  • Coaching the Short Sprints - 24 hours of content, $129.00
  • Coaching the Pole Vault - 24 hours of content, $129.00
  • Coaching the Shot Put and Discus by Don Babbitt - 18 hours of content, $129.00
  • Coaching the Javelin & Hammer by Don Babbitt - 18 hours of content, $129.00
  • ALTIS Performance Therapy Course - Open for A Limited Time - $499.00
  • How to Really Make Decisions – Dr. Andy Galpin - Free
  • Reinventing the Wheel: Application’s to Modern Training Theory – Free
  • You can subscribe to ALTIS 360 with a 14 day free trial for access to many more videos, articles, etc!

School Sport - Free

  • Fundamentals of Athletics: Track Events
  • Fundamentals of Athletics: Jumping Events 
  • Fundamentals of Athletics: Throwing Events
  • Legal Course for Coaches

EvalTrackSport

  • Bondarchuk System – 61 Lessons, $299.00
  • Programming and Training Organization for High School and Youth Development Coaches - $19.99

    Sprints:

  • 2019 ICAE Sprint/Hurdle Q & A with Caryl Smith-Gilbert - $19.99
  • 2019 ICAE Block Starting Practical Demonstration – Carly Smith-Gilbert - $16.99
  • 2019 ICAE Velocity Based Training – Mike Young - $19.99
  • 2019 ICAE Power Development Solutions with Carly Smith-Gilbert – $19.99
  • 2018 ICAE Sprint and Hurdle Lectures by Dan Pfaff & PJ Vazel - $29.99

     Endurance:

  • 2019 ICAE Running Technique and Drill Sequences for Endurance Athletes (Practical Sessions) –$19.99
  • 2019 ICAE Endurance Training – A Contemporary Approach with Terrence Mahon - $24.99
  • 2019 ICAE Strength Training for Endurance Athletes –$19.99

     Jumps:

  • 2018 ICAE Jump and Plyometric Training Lectures by Alex “Fuzz” Cann and Dan Pfaff –$29.99
  • 2018 ICAE The Mechanics of the Horizontal Jumps with Dan Pfaff –$19.99

      Throws:

  • 2019 ICAE Discuss Throw Mechanics, Techniques and Drills (Practical Sessions) –  $19.99
  • 2019 ICAE Discus Throw Mechanics & Technique with Vesteinn Hafsteinsson - $19.99
  • 2018 ICAE Essential Elements in Technique: Discus throw Nick Garcia –$19.99
  • 2018 ICAE Rotational Shot Put Learning progressions with Nick Garcia –$19.99

     Strength:

  • 2019 ICAE Strength Periodization and Strategies with Vesteinn Hafsteinsson – $19.99
  • 2019 ICAE Developing Strength That Transfers to Sport Performance with Dr. Mike Young $24.99

Safe Sport:

  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Online – viaSport - $65.00
  • Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders: Strategies to respond to bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD) – Respect Group Inc
  • Commit to Kids – Understanding boundaries, sexual misconduct, and reporting inappropriate behaviour – Commit to Kids - $12.00

Anti-Doping:

  • Avoid the Traps of Inadvertent Doping and Know Your Rights if it fails - CSI PacificFree
  • Anti-Doping: Do’s & Don’ts - CSI Pacific Free
  • Anti-Doping: Mistakes Can Happen and How We Can Avoid Them - CSI PacificFree

Coaching & Leadership:

Inclusion:

  • Engaging the Hard to Reach – BCRPA - $25.00
  • Social Inclusion and Recreation – BCRPA - $25.00
  • Diversity and Inclusion Training for Volunteers – Sport for Life - $39.95
  • NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability – Coaching Association of Canada - $15.00
  • Physical Literacy and All Abilities – PHE Canada - $41.95
  • Autism Awareness for Recreation Leaders – BCRPAFree
  • Aboriginal Cultural Relations Module - BCRPAFree
  • Stepping Stones to Indigenous Sport and Physical Activity Participation - School Sport - $24.95
  • Canadian Indigenous Culture Training – Truth and Reconciliation Edition - School Sport - $39.95
  • Welcome to Canada: Engaging Newcomers in Sport and Physical Activity -  School Sport - $24.95
  • Keeping Girls in Sport – Jumpstart - $17.00

Injury Prevention & Recovery:

Mental Performance:

CSI Pacific Mental Performance Webinars – Free

  • Focus Plans: Tools Athletes Can Use to Enhance Focus
  • Can WE Talk? Guidelines for Effective Communication in Sport
  • Competition Phase: Performance on Demand – Any Time, Any Place, Any Conditions
  • Specific Preparation Phase: Competition Planning and Objectives for Success by Design
  • General Preparation Phase: establishing the Mental Performance Building Blocks
  • Transition Phase: Debriefing and Decision-Making for Health, Wellness, and Performance
  • Goal Setting for Success in High Performance Sport and Life
  • Conflict Management: Navigating the Athlete Coach Relationship
  • Successful Habits of the Highest Performing Athletes
  • Preparing for Major games: The Fundamentals
  • Managing Anxiety and Stress
  • Growth Mindset: Unlocking the Pathway to Performance Success
  • The evolution of Motivation for a Long, Satisfying Athletic Career
  • Dealing with Disappointing Results and Failures
  • The High Performance Athlete’s Passport to Effective Mental Performance Strategies While Travelling and Competing Abroad
  • Optimizing Performance Consistence

Nutrition:

NCCP Sport Nutrition – Coaching Association of Canada - $20.00

CSI Pacific Nutrition Webinars – Free

  • Travel Nutrition: Optimizing Nutrition During Travel and at your Destination
  • Competition Phase
  • Preparatory Phase A: Supporting the Volume and/or Increased Intensity
  • Preparatory Phase B: Supporting the Breakdown
  • Transition Phase: Off Season Nutrition
  • Individual fueling Needs and Meal Planning
  • Nutrition and Recovery
  • Fueling in a Flash
  • Caffeine for Sports Performance: Friend or Foe?
  • Optimizing Nutrition When Travelling

Performance Analysis:
CSI Pacific Performance Analysis Webinars – Free

  • Green Means Go? Using Athlete Data to Inform Training Decisions
  • Changing the Game: Performance Analysis 101
  • Enhancing Sport Training Through Video Analysis
  • Tips and Tricks for Testing Success

Physical Literacy:

  • Physical Literacy e-Learning Certificate – PHE Canada - $54.95
  • Physical Literacy and All Abilities – PHE Canada - $41.95
  • Introduction to Physical Literacy – Sport for Life - $9.98
  • Movement Preparation Par 1 – Sport for Life - $24.95
  • Appetite to Play: Physical Literacy for the Early Years (0-5) – Appetite to Play - $10

Strength & Condition:

CSI Pacific Strength and Conditioning Webinars – Free

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Force-Velocity Profiling using New Technologies
  • Strength and Conditioning for High Performance Athletes
  • Periodization: What it is, and How it Wins Medals
  • Avoid the Pitfalls of the Gym

Other:

 

Minimum Standards for Coach Membership

   

Actually, please read the info below, then email Jen if you still have questions!  jennifer.brown@bcathletics.org

 

Step 1: Get an NCCP Number (before Jan 1st, 2017)

Step 2: Take an NCCP Coaching Course (In-Training) (before Jan 1st, 2018)

Step 3: Complete Additional Requirements (Trained) (before Jan 1st, 2019)

 



Still have Questions or Need More Information?  

Below are some links to provide you with all the details of BC Athletics New Minimum Standards for Coach Membership.



Link to the initial email sent from BCA President and BCA CEO:

http://www.bcathletics.org/admin/js/elfinder/files/Coaching/InitialEmailFromBrianGregAug2016.pdf 

 


Making Sense of the New BCA Minimum Coach Standards (FAQ and Solutions):

http://www.bcathletics.org/admin/js/elfinder/files/Coaching/FAQFlyer.pdf

 


3 Simple Steps to Becoming Trained:

http://www.bcathletics.org/admin/js/elfinder/files/Coaching/3StepsFlyer.pdf

 


 

Graphic Explanation of Athletic Canada's NCCP Coaching Pathway:

http://www.bcathletics.org/admin/js/elfinder/files/Coaching/AthleticsCoachingPathwaySportCoachClubCoach.pdf

 


 

Grants and Bursaries

ViaSport Grants and Links to Other Grants  

 

 


Bob Bearpark Coaching Bursary Awards

  • Each coach must apply themselves,
  • Up to $250 for coach education (courses, training and/or certification) per coach
  • The deadline is usually August and March each year
  • For Coach Education (especially for Female Coaches, Aboriginal Coaches, Coaches of Athletes with a Disability, and High Performance Coaches)
  • http://www.viasport.ca/grant/bob-bearpark-coaching-bursary-awards

 


Kamloops - Summer Games Legacy Fund 


 

Zones 7 & 8 - ViaSport Northern Coaching & Officiating Grants

 


Annual National Coaching Conference Grants

  • BC Athletics provides grants to help with registration fees so coaches can attend a National Coaching Conference
  • BC Athletics also provides grants to help with travel costs so coaches can attend a National Coaching Conference
  • Details available as soon as a National Conference is announced