NCCP Coach Developers include Master Coach Developers, Learning Facilitators, and Coach Evaluators. 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.
Coach Developer Training
Coach Developer candidates must complete the following rigorous training (which is being made consistent across Canada):
- Core Training: Provides Coach Developers with the skills to perform their role.
- Content-specific Training (sport or multi-sport): This includes microfacilitation, which gives Coach Developers an opportunity to practise delivery with their peers.
- Co-delivery: This is a chance for the new Coach Developer to practise with real coaches alongside an experienced Coach Developer.
- Once a Coach Developer has completed all of the training modules they are considered TRAINED and move on to evaluation.
- Evaluation: Evaluation confirms that the Coach Developer is capable of certain abilities that are deemed important to the training of coaches.
- Once a Coach Developer has been evaluated, they are considered CERTIFIED.
Coach Developer Pathway Resources
- Summary of core training for Coach Developers
- Micro-facilitation process and evaluation form
- Micro-evaluation process
- Summary of co-facilitation
- Summary of co-evaluation
Are you an experienced coach looking for a new challenge? Maybe it’s time to start on your journey to becoming a Learning Facilitator (LF). LFs creatively instruct and guide our skilled and knowledgeable ski coaches, helping them to get certified, discover new coaching methods, and ultimately produce superior athletes. LFs also act as community ambassadors for our sport and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Characteristics of an ideal LF include:
- Critical thinking
- Collaboration skills
- Subject matter expertise
- Interpersonal skills
- Group management skills
- Comfort with public speaking
- Conflict resolution and moderation skills
How to Become a Learning Facilitator
A potential LF must undergo multi-stage NCCP training and evaluation that ensures he or she has all of the necessary tools to successfully guide future coaches. Training focuses on group dynamics, encourages lifelong learning, and seeks to help both LFs and coaches think critically about how to coach, why we do it, and what can be improved.
For complete information on how to become an LF, please visit the NCCP Learning Facilitator page, where you will find a detailed look at the responsibilities of an LF, a step-by-step outline of how to become an LF, a calendar of training opportunities, and more valuable information.
Master Coach Developer
Are you looking for a high-impact way to encourage peak performance in your sport? Become a Master Coach Developer (MCD).
MCDs train, evaluate, support, and mentor [Learning Facilitators], Coach Evaluators, and other MCDs on their path toward coaching excellence via the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). They facilitate and lead workshops and professional development experiences, and also play a key role in promoting the NCCP, acting as community ambassadors.
How to Become a Master Coach Developer
All Master Coach Developers must successfully complete the extensive required training outlined at the NCCP Master Coach Developer page, including all of the core training for Learning Facilitators, Coach Evaluators, and Master Coach Developers.