This is the first workshop in Orienteering Canada's new coaching certification program, aligned with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) of the Coaching Association of Canada. The NCCP has been identified as a world leader in coach education and is currently the largest adult continuing education program in Canada. The NCCP gives coaches the confidence to succeed and is designed & delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations. Sports offering NCCP-accredited workshops have followed a stringent development process of their coaching materials under the guidance of the Coaching Association of Canada.
Competition-Introduction (Comp-Intro) Coaches are experienced orienteers who wish to further
develop their coaching skills. Orienteering Canada has aligned the
curriculum for the training of Comp-Intro coaches with the needs of young athletes in
the 'Train to Train' stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model
(LTAD). These athletes are typically aged 13-16. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce orienteering coaches to the Analyze Performance (AP) model for training athletes, and to clarify the coach's responsibilities for Supporting the Competitive Experience (SCE) of an athlete. Trained Orienteering Community Coaches are encouraged to attend, as are NCCP coaches from other sports. If you are considering being certified as a
Competition-Introduction coach, you will be required to take three other NCCP
courses, 'Planning a Practice', 'Teaching and Learning' and 'Make Ethical
Decisions' either before or after this workshop. These courses are offered
through Via Sport.
NOTE: Attendees must bring a laptop or a tablet to the workshop.
This workshop is sponsored by Orienteering BC. The cost of the workshop is $60 but orienteers belonging to BC clubs will receive a subsidy of at least 50% depending on the actual workshop room rental, instruction material costs, and other expenses.
Registration limited to 25 participants.