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Those who are developing coaches includes any organization or individual working on the development of coaches. Coach developers are more than experienced coaches or transmitters of coaching knowledge, they train, develop, support, and challenge coaches to go on honing and improving their knowledge and skills in order to provide positive and effective sport experiences for all participants.
Coaches must attend the full duration of the training to receive credit for their participation.
NCCP Coach Developers are directly responsible for the development of coaches and need to be experts in learning as well as experts in coaching. They include: Learning Facilitators and Coach Evaluators, and Master Coach Developers. The first step in becoming a coach developer, is to complete the core training.
Learning Facilitators are crucial to the development of skilled, knowledgeable coaches and through those coaches, athletes/participants are safer, happier and more successful.
The goal of a Learning Facilitator is to effectively facilitate sessions that result in the development of coaches who are able to demonstrate their abilities and meet the standards established for certification. A Learning Facilitator should have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to facilitate workshops using the competency-based approach. In addition, they serve as contributing members of the community and ambassadors for the NCCP.
Core Training for Learning Facilitators will include the following modules:
Coach Evaluators step in once a coach has completed their NCCP training.
NCCP Coach Evaluators assess, evaluate, debrief, and follow up with coaches to help them achieve certification. They are experts in observation, providing feedback and debriefing, and have in-depth knowledge of the outcomes, criteria, and evidences from NCCP standard evaluation tools within different sport contexts. NCCP Coach Evaluators also act as ambassadors for the NCCP and as resources for coaches who seek to augment and validate their coaching abilities.
Core Training for Coach Evaluators will include the following modules:
NCCP Core Training for Master Coach Developers (MCDs) is an 8-hour workshop that all NCCP Master Coach Developers must take. The workshop focuses on the functions that MCDs perform in the NCCP. These functions include how to select, train, evaluate, and mentor other NCCP Coach Developers.
Core Training for Master Coach Evaluators will include the following modules:
The NCCP now has a simple and universal 4-step process for becoming a Coach Developer.
Certified Coach Developers that are engaged in professional development reinforces the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the community.
For more questions regarding maintenance of certification browse through the coach.ca FAQs.