Coach

Pathways

Pathways

Below is a detailed description of each pathway to coach different age groups.

Each program has three distinct phases toward certification. Completion of each phase also provides the coach with one of three coaching "designations": "In Training", "Trained", or "Certified".

NCCP Pathways

Check out our one-page document of Volleyball Canada's NCCP Pathways.

Pathways

Development Coach

The Development Coach program is the primary entry point for most coaches in the volleyball community.
The course supports coaches working in the Train to Train stage or the age groups of 13-16.

In Training

Volleyball eLearning (5-8 hrs). The e-modules are designed to provide all the essential information a volleyball coach will need prior to the In-Person Workshops. 

To begin the eLearning click here.

Trained

  • Volleyball eLearning (above)
  • Development Coach Workshop 
  • Multi-Sport Modules: Planning a Practice, Make Ethical Decisions, Nutrition 

Note: The Development Coach workshop is designed to introduce the game of volleyball and basic methodology to the introductory coach working with Train to Train athletes (13-16 age groups).  See course description here. After completion of the Volleyball eLearning modules you will be prompted to sign up for a workshop in your local area. Or to find out more information on a Development Coach workshop near you, contact your Provincial/Territorial Volleyball Association.

Note: Multi-Sport Modules: Plan a Practice, Nutrition, Make Ethical Decisions are offered by your local Coaching Association, not your local Volleyball Association. Courses are offered in-person and through home study. To enroll in the Multi-Sport Modules click here. The Multi-Sport Modules can be completed prior to the Development Coach Workshop.

Certified

  • Portfolio and Evaluations

Please review all contents of the Development Coach Evaluation Package before beginning this final step of the certification process.

The portfolio includes:

The evaluation includes:

After the evaluation, submit pages 20 & 21 to your Provincial/Territorial Volleyball Association.

 

For a one-page diagram of the Pathway click HERE

Advanced Development Coach (Indoor and/or Beach)

The Advanced Development Coach - Indoor program and Advanced Development Coach - Beach program are designed for coaches working with athletes in the Learn to Compete LTAD stage or 17-18 age category. The courses expand on knowledge and skills learned in the Development Coach context and apply advanced training methods.

Note: The certification pathways for both Beach and Indoor are listed below. The pathway is very similar for both disciplines, however each discipline has a few district differences. The specific items for each discipline are noted below.

In Training

  • Volleyball eLearning (5 - 8 hours). The e-modules are designed to provide all the essential information a volleyball coach will need prior to the In-Person Workshops. 

To begin the eLearning click here.

Trained

  • Volleyball eLearning (above)
  • Advanced Development Coach Workshop (Indoor or Beach)
  • Multi-Sport Modules: Plan a Practice, Make Ethical Decisions, Nutrition, Design a Basic Sport Program, Basic Mental Skills

Note: The Advanced Development Coach Indoor or Beach Workshop provides learning experiences to assist in applying proven methods of coach intervention and practice design. Coaching abilities will be assessed throughout the course in a cooperative peer lead environment. For an outline of the Workshop, click here. To enroll in an Advanced Development Coach Workshop, first complete the Volleyball eLearning modules and you will be prompted to sign up for the next available Workshop in your region.  

Note: The Multi Sport Modules are offered by your local Coaching Association, not your local Volleyball Association. Courses are offered in-person and through home study. To enroll in the Multi-Sport Modules click here. The Multi-Sport Modules can be completed prior to the In-Person workshop.

Certified

  • Portfolio and Evaluations

The portfolio includes:

The evaluation includes:

  • Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation - Comp-Intro Stream
  • Making Head Way (generic stream) free online module
  • Error Detection and Correction Evaluation (basic and intermediate skills) Indoor or Beach
  • Support to Athletes in Training Evaluation (video submission or in-person) Indoor or Beach

Please review all contents of the Advanced Development Coach Evaluation Package before beginning this final step of the certification process. 

Below is a list of the Evaluation Package Appendices:

 

Complete Indoor Pathway Diagram

Complete Beach Pathway Diagram

Performance Coach (Indoor and/or Beach)

The Performance Coach program is designed for coaches working with athletes in the Train to Compete stage and most often the 18-22 age group.
The workshop is also recommended for Advanced Development Certified coaches seeking additional coach education in the area of Performance Analysis.

Please note: the information below is for coaches entering the new Performance Coach education pathway. Coaches who have completed the old Level 3 Technical, have until August 31, 2017, to complete the Practical evaluation. After this deadline, the Level 3 course will expire. Please download the old Evaluation Package here.

In Training 

  • Volleyball eLearning

Coaches may have already completed these e-modules at the Development or Advanced Development Coach context. The e-modules are designed to provide all the essential information a volleyball coach will need prior to the In-Person Workshops. To begin the Volleyball eLearning click here.

Trained 

  • Volleyball eLearning (above)
  • Multi-Sport Modules: Managing Conflict, Leading Drug-free Sport, Psychology of Performance, Coaching and Leading Effectively, Prevention and Recovery, Developing Athletic Abilities, Advanced Planning a Practice, Performance Planning, and Manage a Sport Program.

    Note: The Multi-sport Modules provide education and training in areas relevant to coaches in all sports. To enroll in the Multi-Sport Modules, contact your Provincial/Territorial Coaching Coordinator or HERE.
  • Performance Coach In-Person Workshop

    The Performance Coach Workshop is entirely focussed on the skill of Performance Analysis (error detection and correction). This is an advanced volleyball coaching workshop and is intended for coaches who aspire to develop athletes and teams which will be competitive at national level competitions and university/college leagues.

    The Performance Coach Workshop takes place annually in June or July (locations vary). For an overview of the workshop click HERE

    2017 Applications for the Performance Coach Workshop is now closed. Deadline for applications was March 31, 2017. Applications for 2018 workshops will re-open around December 2017.

Certified 

  • Portfolio and Evaluation requirements

The portfolio includes:


The evaluation includes:

 

Review the entire contents of the Performance Coach Evaluation Package HERE and follow the steps outlined.


Below is a list of Evaluation Package Appendices:

Advanced Performance Coach (Indoor and/or Beach)

The Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) is the pinnacle of a coaches’ education in the National Coaching Certification Program. ACD coaches are recognized as being among the most qualified coaches and leaders of athletes and sport programs provincially, nationally and internationally.

This program is delivered primarily by Canadian Sport Institutes. Some components are delivered in partnership with Volleyball Canada. For details on the program see HERE.

High Performance Coach (Indoor and/or Beach)

The next step from the Advanced Coaching Diploma, is a Graduate Certificate and Masters Degree in Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership from the University of British Columbia or Laval University. For details of the program see HERE.

Coach Developers

Ever wonder who coaches the coaches?
NCCP Coach Developers do.

According to the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), Coach Developers “are not simply experienced coaches or transmitters of coaching knowledge – they are trained to 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.
In short, Coach Developers need to be experts in learning, as well as experts in coaching.

NCCP Coach Developers include Master Coach Developers (MCD), Learning Facilitators (LF), and Coach Evaluators (CE).

Coach Developer candidates must complete rigorous training, and this training is now being made consistent across Canada.
The typical pathway for someone who wants to be a Coach Developer involves the following steps: 

  • Core Training: Provides Coach Developers with the skills to perform their role. For a calendar of upcoming training opportunities, please click here.
  • Content-specific Training (sport or multi-sport): This includes micro-facilitation which gives Coach Developers an opportunity to practice delivery with their peers.
  • Co-delivery: This is a chance for the new Coach Developer to practice with real coaches alongside an experienced Coach Developer.     

Once a Coach Developer has all of the above training pieces they are considered "TRAINED".

  • Evaluation: The evaluation confirms that the Coach Developer is capable of certain abilities which are deemed important in the training of coaches.

Once a Coach Developer has been evaluated they are considered: "CERTIFIED".

 

For general FAQs click HERE. For a calendar of upcoming Core Training opportunities click HERE