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Coach Development Program

Want to become a coach?

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has workshops for all types of coaches – whether you’re thinking about coaching your child’s community team or you’re an experienced national team player and want to transition into coaching. Here is a brief description of each workshop offered. Coaches that receive training from workshops must still complete practical evaluations and submit portfolios to be considered "certified". For more information on the difference between "trained" and "certified" click here. Also refer to Water Polo Canada infographic here.

 

Courses Descriptions

Making Ethical Decisions

By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions workshop you will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety. MED is one of the NCCP’s cornerstone workshops, and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough. Upon completing the MED module, you’ll be able to:

  • analyze a challenging situation and determine if it has moral, legal, or ethical implications; and

  • apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-making Model to properly respond to each situation in a way that is consistent throughout the program.

The MED workshop is not a course on its own, but rather a component of a certification pathway. The MED workshop can be completed in-person at one of many clinics organized by viaSport or online at The Locker (create an account here). If you have received MED training in-person at a workshop, and this appears on your transcript, then you will have unlimited attempts at the MED evaluation. If you choose to proceed directly to the MED online evaluation without taking any training, please note a fee of $85 will apply and you will have 2 attempts at passing the evaluation. If, after 2 attempts, you have not received a passing grade of 75%, you will need to sign up for MED training.

REGISTER HERE to create an account at The Locker and take the MED Online Evaluation today!

More information on the MED workshop can be found here.

Community Club Coach Pathway

This workshop, tailored to the transitioning athlete or parent with limited or basic water polo experience, will give you all of the tools you need to hit the pool deck with confidence as a first-time water polo coach. These coaches typically work with athletes in the FUNdamentals and/or Technical foundations stages of LTAD who would be competing in community or city leagues.

Prerequisite(s): None

 

Requirements to be considered a Trained Community Club Coach

  1. Community Club Coach Workshop (Water Polo specific)

 

Notes:

  • the Making Ethical Decisions (MED) workshop is recommended (not required)

  • there is no evaluation or certification at the Community Club Coach level

REGISTER HERE for the next Community Club Coach Workshop No courses scheduled at this time.

Competitive Coach Pathway

This workshop provides an exceptional foundation for your coaching career and introduces new coaching methods that will enhance both your coaching and your program’s effectiveness. This workshop is ideal for coaches with previous coaching experience as well as former water polo athletes. The Competitive Coach typically works with Early Competitive Foundations athletes that are just being introduced to structured and organized competition for the first time. This training is also relevant to coaches who are working with athletes aged 15 and older in the Competitive for Life stream.

Prerequisite(s): None

Requirements to be considered a Trained Competitive Coach

  1. Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Workshop

  2. Competitive Coach Workshop (Water Polo specific)

Requirements to be considered a Certified Competitive Coach

  1. Practical Evaluation #1 (Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Workshop Online Evaluation)

  2. Portfolio Submission

  3. Practical Evaluation #2

 

REGISTER HERE for the next Competitive Coach Workshop No courses available at this time.

Advanced Competitive Coach Pathway

This workshop provides trained or certified NCCP Competitive Coach coaches with advanced training in daily, weekly and annual planning for athletes that are entering the stages of their careers where sport and position specialization is beginning. This workshop is ideal for coaches with previous experience and high performance athletes wanting to become involved with high performance coaching. Coaches typically work with Late Competitive Foundations athletes who have experience at both provincial and national level competitions.

Prerequisite(s): Competitive Coach Trained & ​minimum 18 years of age

Requirements to be considered a Trained Advanced Competitive Coach

  1. Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Workshop

  2. Competitive Coach Workshop (Water Polo specific)

  3. Advanced Competitive Coach Workshop (Water Polo specific)

Requirements to be considered a Certified Advanced Competitive Coach

  1. Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Workshop Online Evaluation

  2. Portfolio Submission #1

  3. Practical Evaluation #1

  4. Portfolio Submission #2

  5. Practical Evaluation #2

  6. Portfolio Submission #3

REGISTRATION

This course is ONLY offered by WPC at the annual Growth and Leadership Summit held in October.

WPC will release registration information for this course in early August.

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Coaching Learning Facilitators & Evaluators

 

The following is a list of facilitators for Community Club Coach

  • Jordan Boonzaayer

  • Nikola Maric

  • John Stockdale

  • Gabor Toth

  • Justin Mitchell

The following is a list of facilitators for Competitive Coach

  • Jordan Boonzaayer

  • Nikola Maric

  • John Stockdale

The following is a list of Coach Evaluator for Competitive Coach

  • Justin Mitchell

  • John Stockdale

  • Ferenc Vindicsh

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