Upcoming Coaching Courses
|RCA Coach Weekend 2 Workshop||Oakwood House||November 23-25, 2018||Register|
|RCA Coach Weekend 1 Workshop||Oakwood House||March, 2019||Registration not open|
|Atlantic Coaches Conference||Saint Mary's University||April, 2019||Registration Not Open|
|Learn to Row Coach Workshop||Oakwood House||Spring 2019||Registration Not Open|
|RCA Performance Coach Workshop||TBD||January 2019||Hosted annually at the RCA National Conference|
|Podium Performance Series||More Information Here|
|Multi Sport Modules||More Information Here|
Row NS Coach Development Plan 2018-2019
Row Nova Scotia sees the vital importance that knowledgeable, motivated and qualified coaches make in producing quality programs and, in turn, quality athletes. Having a base of high quality coaches across the rowing clubs in Nova Scotia will help develop the sport and our programs at all levels. Rowing, like many sports across Nova Scotia and Canada, has seen a large proportion of active coaches and coaches entering the coach development pathway fail to reach ‘certified’ status in the NCCP. We have designed a coaching development plan with specific initiatives targeting keys areas in the coach development pathway to produce high quality coaches across the province and assist our coaches in reaching certification in their desired coaching streams.
Our coach development plan includes:
- Atlantic Coaches Conference – support one coach from each club to attend the 2018 Atlantic Coaches Conference in the appropriate stream;
- Coaching Mini Clinics – organize three free to attend coaching mini clinics in the target areas of rigging, injury and prevention and boat repair that are hosting throughout the spring, summer and fall;
- Competition Development multi-sport modules – reimburse the cost of taking competition development modules in 2018 that are required in becoming RCA Performance Coach ‘Trained’for active coaches – see the multi-sport module schedule;
- NCCP Evaluations – reimburse the cost of coaches being evaluated in the Learn to Row Coach, RCA Coach and RCA Performance Coach streams for active coaches;
- Row Nova Scotia Coach Mentorship Program – 2018 Row NS Coach Mentorship Program.
Rowing Canada Aviron’s (RCA) coaching development system provides professional training, evaluation and development opportunities to coaches working with athletes at various stages guided by the Rowing Canada Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan. Each year, RCA also offer’s its annual conference to further coaching education opportunities. The next conference is late January 2019 at a TBD location.
In addition to coaching educational opportunities, RCA offers excellent resources for coaches, including the CAN ROW Handbook (available in print form) and an extensive look at the Canadian rowing technique in pdf format to download. Please see the “resources” section for these documents and other information.
One of the components of RCA’s coaching education and development is the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) which is delivered in partnership with RCA, Provincial Rowing Associations(PRA), the Coaching Association of Canada and the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Associations. RCA aims to increase the number of qualified rowing coaches in Canada, supporting their development as coaches – increasing their technical knowledge, skills and abilities, using the NCCP and other opportunities for coach development. While some learning will take place in a workshop setting, other valuable learning will take place working with other rowing coaches, sport scientists and/or coaches from other sports. Rowing Canada Aviron offers an annual coaches conference each January that provides NCCP workshops as well as other workshops that will help coaches in their development.
National Coaching Certification Program
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for 67 different sports and is offered in both official languages across Canada. NCCP workshops are designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches, from the first‐time coach to the head coach of a national team. The NCCP is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada. Within each of the NCCP contexts, workshops are designed to address the developmental needs of the athletes. As part of the program, all coaches are trained in ethical decision‐making and sport safety.
The NCCP is the recognized program for coaching qualifications in Canada.
The National Coaching Certification Program was established in 1974 and is a collaborative program of the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, national, provincial, territorial sport organizations, and the Coaching Association of Canada. Each year, more than 50,000 coaches take an NCCP workshop and since it began, more than 1 million coaches have participated in the program, making it one of Canada’s largest adult education programs.
The emphasis of the NCCP is on developing competent coaches – an exciting step towards helping them to become more effective and have a more meaningful impact on an athlete’s experience. For more information about the NCCP see the CAC site. Download RCA’s Coach Development Model (pdf).
The NCCP is a competency-based system where coaches must demonstrate competency in order to obtain certification. Workshops are designed to assist coaches obtain the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes needed to be a successful and competent coach. Below is a chart that outlines the various contexts within the NCCP and Rowing Canada’s program.
RCA Certification Contexts and related NCCP
|RCA NCCP NAME||EVALUATION||NCCP CONTEXT NAME||LTAD STAGE|
|Learn to Row Coach||LTR evaluation evaluation||Instruction|
|Learn to Train|
|RCA Coach||RCA Coach evaluation||Competition|
|Train to Train and early Learning to Compete|
|RCA Performance Coach||RCA Performance evaluations|
- In training
|Late Learn to Compete and Train to Compete|
|RCA High Performance Coach||RCA High Performance evaluations||Competition High Performance||Training to Win 1 & 2|