Competition Development

Coaches must attend the full duration of the training to receive credit for their participation.

NCCP ADVANCED PRACTICE PLANNING – 5 hours
Learning Environment Registration Fee Frequency of Module Offering Module Pre Requisite
Online Delivery (Zoom) $65.00 Every 3-4 months NCCP Performance Planning
In Person Delivery $65.00 Limited
Date Day Time Module Method Deadline
Oct. 26 Tuesday 4:00 – 9:00pm Advanced Practice Planning Online Oct. 19

After completing Advanced Practice Planning module, you will be able to:

  • identify the factors that affect practice planning;
  • ensure that practice plans are consistent with the microcycles and phases of which they are part;
  • sequence exercises in a practice so that their order is consistent with the research on sequencing;
  • develop a plan for training athletic abilities over a microcycle;
  • develop a plan for training technical and tactical abilities over a microcycle; and
  • develop a plan for a microcycle that helps athletes taper before a competition.
NCCP COACHING AND LEADING EFFECTIVELY – 9 hours
Learning Environment Registration Fee Frequency of Module Offering
Online Delivery (Zoom) $120.00 Every 3-4 months
In Person Delivery $120.00 Limited
Date Day Time Module Method Deadline
TBA

After completing the NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively module, you will be able to:

  • promote a positive image of sport and model it to athletes and those supporting their performance;
  • deliver clear messages and explanations when communicating with athletes and their supporters; and
  • identify opportunities to interact with all athletes and use feedback to improve and correct performance and behaviour.

A Home Study format is available for those coaches requiring an alternative learning option.

NCCP DEVELOPING ATHLETIC ABILITIES – 9 hours
Learning Environment Registration Fee Frequency of Module Offering
Online Delivery (Zoom) $120.00 Every 2-3 months
In Person Delivery $120.00 Limited
Date Day Time Module Method Deadline
Oct. 13/14 Wed/Thurs 4:00 – 8:30pm Developing Athletic Abilities Online Oct. 8

After completing the NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities module, you will be able to:

  • identify athletic abilities required in your athletes’ sport;
  • evaluate athletes’ abilities and interpret data to prescribe training;
  • understand training principles, methods, and protocols; and
  • develop and prescribe training protocols specific to your athletes’ age and state of development.

Note: a short Pre-Task assignment will need to be completed prior to the course and have on hand during the course.

A Home Study format is available for those coaches requiring an alternative learning option.

NCCP MANAGE A SPORT PROGRAM – 4 hours
Learning Environment Registration Fee Frequency of Module Offering
Online Delivery (Zoom) $50.00 Every 2-3 months
In Person Delivery $50.00 Limited
Date Day Time Module Method Deadline
TBA

After completing Manage a Sport Program, you will be able to:

  • manage administrative aspects of the program and oversee logistics;
  • manage staff roles and responsibilities;
  • manage camp and tournament finances and travel, and;
  • report on athlete progress throughout the program.
NCCP MANAGING CONFLICT – 6.5 hours
Learning Environment Registration Fee Frequency of Module Offering
Online Delivery (Zoom) $60.00 Every 3-4 months
In Person Delivery $60.00 Limited
Date Day Time Module Method Deadline
Sept. 25 Saturday 9:00am – 4:30pm Managing Conflict Online Sept. 17

After completing the Managing Conflict module, you will be able to:

  • identify common sources of conflict in sport;
  • determine which individuals or groups are most likely to find themselves in situations involving conflict;
  • prevent and solve conflict resulting from misinformation, miscommunication, or misunderstandings; and
  • listen and speak effectively in conflict situations while maintaining positive relationships with athletes, parents, officials, and other coaches.

Managing Conflict Online Evaluation

The Managing Conflict online evaluation is available for coaches that require the evaluated status for this module. Coaches that have taken the module training can access the online evaluation at no additional charge through the Locker. It is recommended to take the module training before taking the online evaluation.

A Home Study format is available for those coaches requiring an alternative learning option.

NCCP PERFORMANCE PLANNING – 12.5 hours
Learning Environment Registration Fee Frequency of Module Offering Module Pre Requisite
Online Delivery (Zoom) $165.00 Every 3-4 months NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program,
NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities
In Person Delivery $165.00 Limited
Date Day Time Module Method Deadline
Oct. 5
Oct. 12
Oct. 19
Tues. (1/3)
Tues. (2/3)
Tues. (3/3)
5pm – 8pm
5pm – 8pm
10am – 4:30pm
Performance Planning Part 1
Performance Planning Part 2
Performance Planning Part 3
Online
Online
MC Calgary
Sept. 21

*MC = McDougall Centre (Calgary)

The NCCP Performance Planning module allows coaches to reflect on the structure of a yearly plan and appropriately sequence training and development priorities so as to achieve peak performance in their athletes.
This module is an ideal follow-up to the NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program module.

After completing the NCCP Performance Planning module, you will be able to:

  • perform a thorough analysis of the demands of your athletes’ sport at the elite (high performance) level;
  • outline a program structure based on training and competition opportunities;
  • identify appropriate measures for promoting athlete development within our own program;
  • integrate yearly training priorities into your own program;
  • organize and sequence training priorities and objectives on a weekly basis to optimize adaptations; and
  • evaluate the ability of your athletes or team to perform up to their potential in competition.

Note: this module includes a pre-workshop activity and will require homework throughout.

NCCP PREVENTION AND RECOVERY – 7.5 hours

Learning Environment Registration Fee Frequency of Module Offering
Online Delivery (Zoom) $100.00 Every 2-3 months
In Person Delivery $100.00 Limited
Date Day Time Module Method Deadline
Nov. 17/18 Wed/Thurs 5:00 – 9:00pm Prevention & Recovery Online Nov. 10

After completing Prevention and Recovery module, you will be able to:

  • identify common injuries in your sport and develop appropriate prevention and recovery strategies to keep your athletes injury-free during training and competition;
  • offer valuable information and guidance on hydration, nutrition, and sleep as they relate to injury prevention;
  • choose skills and drills that help athletes perform appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs;
  • develop functional evaluations for an athlete’s return to play; and
  • implement recovery and regeneration techniques to help an athlete maintain or return to optimal performance post-injury.

A Home Study format is available for those coaches requiring an alternative learning option.

NCCP PSYCHOLOGY OF PERFORMANCE – 7 hours
Learning Environment Registration Fee Frequency of Module Offering
Online Delivery (Zoom) $90.00 Every 2-3 months
In Person Delivery $90.00 Limited
Date Day Time Module Method Deadline
Nov. 21/22 Sun/Mon 4:00 – 8:00pm Psychology of Performance Online Nov. 15

After completing the Psychology of Performance module, you will be able to:

  • help athletes learn to manage distractions and use visualization techniques to prepare themselves technically and tactically for training and competition;
  • learn how to work with athletes or teams to identify performance and process goals related to their ability to focus on performance; and
  • learn debriefing skills that can be used to help athletes assess their performance in both training and competition.

A Home Study format is available for those coaches requiring an alternative learning option.

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