RUN, JUMP, THROW COURSE DESCRIPTION
The purpose of the Run, Jump, Throw Instructor workshop is to train Instructors and Coaches to teach fundamental motor skills in the areas of running, jumping and throwing. Participants in the Run, Jump, Throw Instructor Course will be exposed to the technical progressions used to teach running, jumping and throwing skills as well as essential information in the areas of safety, risk management and ethical decision-making. In addition, basic teaching and learning methodologies will be presented. As a collective, the course material represents important foundational pieces that must be integrated into instruction and coaching practice to ensure the well- being of all participants. In the new NCCP, instructors and coaches who wish to be certified will be required to be evaluated in a number of outcomes, including: Ethical Decision-Making, Analyzing Performance, and Support to Athletes in Training. The evaluation process reflects both Athletics Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada Standards. Instructors who have completed the Run, Jump, Throw Instructor Course will be recorded in the Coaching Association of Canada database. Upon successful completion of the course the Instructor will be granted “trained” NCCP RJT status. When the Instructor successfully completes the Rum, Jump, Throw Evaluation, the Instructor will be granted “certified” NCCP RJT status.
SPORT COACH COURSE DESCRIPTION
This workshop is designed to prepare coaches to coach Track and Field in an introductory competitive environment. The athletes coaches at this level will be working with will range in age from 12 -15 years old; the modules are designed to meet the needs of coaches who are working with athletes in a school program or coaches who are new to the club system. In the Sport Coach workshop participants will be introduced to sprints, hurdles, relays, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put and discus. Branches may choose to offer additional events based on the junior high and high school track and field programs in their province.The outcomes/modules presented in this workshop are: Support to the Athlete in Training, Plan a Practice and Analyze Performance. Evaluation for certification is based on a series of outcomes which can be found in the outcome section under Sport Coach. Coaches who wish to be evaluated should contact their provincial branch to arrange an evaluation.
CLUB COACH COURSE DESCRIPTION
This workshop is designed to prepare coaches to coach a specific event group in a clubenvironment or coaches who are coaching in a school environment and wish to gain more knowledge in a specific event group. The athletes coaches will be working with at this level will range in age from 15 to 17 years old; the modules are designed to meet the needs of coaches who are working with athletes in a specific event group area in a club setting. In the Club Coach workshop, participants will select an event group to specialize in: Sprints/Relays/Hurdles; Throws, Jumps or Endurance. In the fall of 2009 Wheelchair Racing will also be an area of specialization offered.The Club Coach workshop consists of both generic and event specific activities. The generic sections occur (in a weekend format) on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. If a coach wishes to take more than one specialization then they may do that and only attend the event specific sessions once they have completed the entire ClubCoach Workshop once.The outcomes/modules presented in this workshop are: Support to the Athlete in Training, Design a Sport Program, Analyze Performance and Support to Athletes in Competition. Evaluation for certification is based on a series of outcomes, which can be found in the outcomes section on the list of options under Club Coach. Coaches who wish to be evaluated should contact their provincial branch to arrange an evaluation.
Part 1: Sport Specific
- The sport specific element is offered in two parts; coaches need to attend both segments in the same year.
- The first part is a training camp The first part is a training camp-like weekend This section will be hosted at the Max Bell Centre in Winnipeg MB like weekend. This section will be hosted at the Max Bell Centre in Winnipeg, MB.
- The focus of the training camp weekend will be on the practical application of planning concepts as well as on analyzing performance (event technical models, biomechanics, race/event modelling, filming and technology), event specific strength programming and prevention and recovery techniques. Coaches are encouraged to bring athletes with them to the camp so that the coach has a familiar group to work with during the practical coaching sessions.
- The second section will cover energy systems, program planning (periodization, testing, peaking and tapering), practice planning (event audits, motor learning and practice alignment with seasonal plan) and sport program management. Coaches will be required to bring their own seasonal/yearly plan and their own practices from each phase of training with them.
- The workshops will be taught by Athletics Canada Event Group Leaders, National Team Coaches and national office
Part 2: Theory
Coaches must complete four generic Competition Development theory modules through the provincial organization that is responsible for coaching education. These modules are generic sport modules and coaches from all sports will be in attendance. These courses are modular and are offered individually. There are home study options available for each of the modules below. The four required for Athletics coaches are:
- Coaching and Leading Effectively (10 hours, 1.5 days)
- Leading Drug Free Sport (3.5 hours)
- Managing Conflict (4 hours)
- Performance Psychology (7 hours)
Athletics coaches ARE NOT required to take Developing Athletic Abilities or Prevention and Recovery as these have been integrated into the Athletics specific workshops.
In addition if a coach has not taken Make Ethical Decisions (MED) and completed the MED online evaluation these elements must be completed before certification will be awarded. MED is offered through the provincial organization that is responsible for coaching education.
These modules DO NOT have to be completed before a coach attends the sport specific parts of the workshop, but they will have to be completed in order for a coach to complete the certification process. These elements can be completed at any time and are already being offered in all provinces. For information on attending a course or completing the modules by home study, contact the provincial organization responsible for coaching education in your province.
Part 3: Evaluation
To achieve certification a coach will need to successfully complete the evaluation process. The evaluation for Competition Development will require the coach to submit a portfolio and be observed in practice and competition. The evaluation criteria will be shared with coaches at the course.
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