HOW TO BECOME A COMMUNITY SPORT COACH
If you are a member of an orienteering club or know a club in your area, contact them and ask them about their experience with the NCCP.
If there is no local club, contact the Provincial/Territorial Orienteering Association and ask them if a workshop is scheduled in the future in your area.
COMMUNITY SPORT COACH PROGRAM
"Introduction to Orienteering"
The training program (workshop) for Community Coaches is 9-10 hours long, spilt into three segments for flexibility in scheduling the outdoor activities.
The cost of the workshop is approximately $30 - $40 depending on the number of participants and costs of the classroom facilities. Many O-clubs will gladly subsidize all or part of these costs to promote coach training.
LINKS TO THE
P/TOA'S AND CLUBS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What's the difference between Instructors and Coaches?
A. In addition to basic instruction, coaches provide a multi-session training program and an introduction to participation in competitive orienteering events. They also regularly follow-up with the new orienteers to encourage on-going participation in the sport.
Q. Are Community Coaches "certified" by the CAC?
A. No. There is no formal evaluation of Community Coaches after the workshop. As such, new CC's will be deemed as "Trained".
Q. I have my old Level "n" coaching certification. Do I have to attend the workshop to be a Community Coach?
A. Yes. There is so much new information to be reviewed that it will be well worth your time to attend the workshop. If you have coaching experience you should look at the Competition-Introduction Coach Program.
Q. After the CC workshop, will I be registered as a coach with the CAC?
A. Yes. You will receive a NCCP number and you will be entered into the CAC's certification database (The Locker) where your progress as a coach (in all sports) will be recorded. There is more information about registration on the Comp-Intro page.
Setting the Scene - 60 min
Participants and Their Sport Needs - 30 min
Ethical Coaching - 90 min
The Equipment and Rules of Orienteering - 30 min
Practice Planning and Orienteering Safety - 60 min
Practice Coaching Session #1 - 1hr 45 min
Tasks of the Community Coach - 30 min
Getting Ready for Competitions - 30 min
Practice Coaching Session #2 - 1hr 30 min
Workshop Wrap-up and Evaluation - 20 min
ORIENTEERING CANADA'S COMMUNITY SPORT COACH PROGRAM