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 core of the training program is based on a one day in--person workshop for new Community Coaches that is 7.5 hours long. The morning covers the classroom-based steps of the workshop. The afternoon segment includes two outdoor (on the map) practice coaching activities. Trained Learning Facilitators from Orienteering Canada deliver the workshop.
In addition, there are two mandatory training modules provided by the CAC. Make Ethicial Decisions (MED) is an online classroom workshop of approx. 3 hours. Create an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a self-directed online workshop of approximately 30 minutes.
The cost of the one day workshop is approximately $20 - $30 depending on the number of participants and the costs for the classroom facilities. The cost for the MED training is $85. The EAP training module is free.
Many orienteering clubs or provincial associations 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.
ONE DAY WORKSHOP OUTLINE
Introductions / Overview: - 30 min
Step 1: Setting the Scene - 30 min
Step 2: Participants and Their Sport Needs - 30 min
Step 3: The Equipment and Rules - 15 min
Step 4: Ethical Coaching (review the MED w/s) - 5 min
Step 5: Practice Planning - Safety First & EAP - 20 min
Step 6: Create a Practice Plan - 20 min
Step 7: Tasks of a Community Coach - 20 min
Step 8: Support the Competitive Experience - 20 min
Step 9a - Practice Coaching Session #1 - 1.5 hrs
Step 9b - Practice Coaching Session #2 - 1.5 hrs
Workshop Wrap-up and Evaluation - 20 min
ORIENTEERING CANADA'S COMMUNITY SPORT COACH PROGRAM