November 21, 2018
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Multisport Classroom modules

Module  (Course descriptions below) Date           Location           Time           Cost           To Register          
Competition Development                                           
Performance Planning  Nov 25, 2018
Canada Games Centre  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  $100.00  Register
Performance Planning cont'd  Nov 26, 2018 Canada Games Centre  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Advanced Practice Planning  Nov 27, 2018 Canada Games Centre  5:00 pm -8:30 pm  $75.00  Register
Competition Introduction (course descriptions below          
Make Ethical Decisions Nov 22, 2018  Soccer NS 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 $25.00 Register
Make Ethical Decisions Dec 6, 2018  Soccer NS 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 $25.00 Register
 Core Training for Coach Evaluators Jan 5, 2019 Sport Nova Scotia 9:00 am - 2:00 pm N/C Register
 Core Training for Coach Learning Facilitators Mar 1, 2019
cont'd on
Mar 2, 2019
Future Inns  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

9:00 am - 12:00 noon
 N/C Register
Core Training for Coach Evaluators Mar 2, 2019 Future Inns 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm N/C Register
Core Training for Master Coach Developers Mar 3, 2019 Future Inns 8:30 am - 6:00 pm N/C Register



The Coaching and Leading Effectively module gives you the skills needed 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;

·         identify opportunities to interact with all athletes and use feedback to improve and correct performance and behaviour.


Completing the Psychology of Performance workshop will allow you 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.


After taking the Leading Drug-free Sport module you will be able to:

·         fully understand and explain the consequences of using banned substances in sport;

·         educate athletes about drug-testing protocols at major competitions;

·         encourage athletes to safeguard their sport values and take greater responsibility for their personal actions; and

·         apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to your coaching as it relates to keeping your sport and athletes drug-free.


The Managing Conflict module will allow you to:

·         identify common sources of conflict in sport;

·         determine which individuals or groups are most likely to find themselves in situations involving conflict;

·         learn important skills that will help you prevent and solve conflict resulting from misinformation, miscommunication or misunderstanding; and

·         develop skills that will empower you to listen and speak effectively in conflict situations while maintaining positive relationships with athletes, parents, officials and other coaches.


After taking the Prevention and Recovery workshop you will have the knowledge needed 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.


After completing the Developing Athletic Abilities module, you will:

·         be able to implement general and sport-specific training protocols and methods to effectively develop or maintain the athletic abilities necessary for your sport;

·         know how to apply training principles and variables to training methods that build fitness, endurance, strength, speed and sport-specific conditioning; and

·         be able to select and adapt testing and training protocols.

INCLUDES: 2 hour online pre-workshop session


As coaches begin to take on more responsibility, they are expected to plan and execute tasks that go beyond the delivery of daily training and the management of the daily training environment.

The 4-hour Manage a Sport Program module provides coaches with the opportunity to plan and interact with program budgeting, setting staff and team expectations, arranging team travel, building athlete agreements, and reporting on athlete/team progress.

This module is perfect for any club head coach, provincial team coach, aspiring team manager, or technical administrator.

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

·         manage administrative aspects of the program and oversee logistics;

·         manage staff’s roles and responsibilities;

·         manage camp and tournament finances and travel; and

·         report on athlete progress throughout program.


For individual training sessions to effectively contribute to the overall objectives of an annual training plan, a coach must understand the outcome of each training session and how their cumulative effects will contribute to athletic development.

The Advanced Practice Planning module examines the impact of daily training sequencing, and the manipulations that can affect training outcomes.

This module is a great follow-up to the Planning a Practice module. It is recommended that the Performance Planning module be taken before Advanced Practice Planning.

After completing the 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.


n order to achieve peak performance, an athlete’s training program needs to be periodized according to the demands of their sport, as well as their individual development needs. The 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.

This module is a perfect next-step after the Design a Basic Sport Program module. It is recommended that the Performance Planning module be taken before the Advanced Practice Planning module.

After completing the 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 your 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/team to perform up to their potential in competition.

INCLUDES: approximately 2-hour pre-workshop session



By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions workshop you will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety.

MED is one of the NCCP’s cornerstone workshops, and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.

Upon completing the MED module you’ll be able to:

  • analyze a challenging situation and determine if it has moral, legal or ethical implications; and
  • apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to properly respond to each situation in a way that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics.


The Planning a Practice module will give you the skills to:

  • organize a well-structured practice plan with safe, age-appropriate activities you’ve designed to match the proficiency level of participants;
  • identify potential risk factors that could impact the sport and practice activities;
  • create an emergency action plan; and
  • identify practice goals and design activities that offer the best training benefits for the athletic skills required in your sport.


After taking the Nutrition module you will be able to:

  • determine if foods and beverages consumed by your athletes before, during and after training are adequate;
  • offer suggestions for more suitable food and beverage alternatives when necessary; and
  • gain a better understanding of the best way to promote healthy food choices that are consistent with basic sport nutrition principles to both athletes and their parents.

Design a Basic Sport Program

Design a Basic Sport Program  module, will teach you to:

  • create a sound outline for your sport program that includes competition and training events;
  • compare your program to those outlined by the NCCP in terms of long-term athlete development;
  • assess the athletic development opportunities your program offers, and identify ways to remedy any weaknesses;
  • interpret the information in a sample program, identifying training priorities and objectives at certain periods; and
  • establish a link between your program’s training objectives and the content of practice sessions.

Teaching and Learning

Upon completing the  Teaching and Learning module you will be able to:

  • assess your own beliefs regarding effective teaching;
  • analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning;
  • create conditions that promote learning and self-esteem through:
    • appropriate consideration of the affective, cognitive and motor dimensions of learning;
    • the use of words and methods that relate to an athlete’s preferred learning style;
    • a sound organization;
    • active supervision; and
    • the use of well-formulated feedback offered at the right time and with the right frequency.
  • use teaching assessment grids to gather objective information on teaching effectiveness, and use this data to develop an action plan to enhance your own effectiveness as a teacher and coach.

Basic Mental Skills

The Basic Mental Skills 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; and develop tools to help the athlete to make improvements in these areas; and
  • run simple guided activities that help athletes improve basic mental skills.


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