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New Rules on Illegitimate Seed Times
Athletics Alberta wishes to advise the membership that new rules will be enforced relating to the use of illegitimate seed (performance) times being posted by coaches/ athletes/ clubs in the upcoming 2012 outdoor track & field season. Find out more here...
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has recently gone through a major transition from the Old NCCP to the New NCCP. The New NCCP is a competency based coach education program that allows coaches to complete training in the context (environment) in which they are coaching.
In Athletics, coaches with experience in track and field as either athletes or as coaches without formal training may challenge for certification in some contexts without taking courses. Contact Brad Babiak (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Donna Harris (email@example.com) for more information and to find out if you are eligible to challenge for certification.
The Run, Jump, Throw (RJT) Instructor Course has been in operation since 2006 and was developed under New NCCP standards. RJT is Athletics Canada’s introductory/grassroots athlete and coach development program.
The courses that replace the Level 1 and Level 2 Technical Workshops in the Old NCCP have been available since September 2008. These courses are integrated – that is they are theory and technical concepts together. Sport Coach replaces Level 1 and Club Coach replaces Level 2.
The course that replaces Level 3 is called Competition Development. The course was piloted for the first time in the fall of 2009 and the second pilot will be held in 2010.
Course descriptions and more information can be found in the links below:
- Athletics Canada LTAD
- Overview of the New NCCP
- Athletics Canada`s New NCCP (PowerPoint, Speaking Notes)
- Athletics Canada’s Coach and Athlete Development Model
- How does the Old NCCP equate to the New NCCP in Athletics?
- Athletics Canada Coach Pathway
Learning Facilitator/Evaluator Minimum Requirements
- Athletics Canada Learning Facilitator (LF) Training occurs over a weekend and involves sessions outlining adult learning principles as well as practice teaching.
Being a Coach with Athletics Alberta
Make Ethical Decisions
A part of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), all coaches will be trained in ethical decision-making and sport safety.
To become an NCCP coach, you will need to complete the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) online evaluation. Prior to completing the online evaluation, we recommend you participate in a MED module.
|If you have prior experience in this area, a coach may proceed directly to the MED Online Evaluation.|