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Coach Developers

NCCP Coach Developers are directly responsible for the development of coaches and need to be experts in learning as well as experts in coaching. They include: Learning Facilitators and Coach Evaluators, Advanced Learning Facilitators and Advanced Evaluators, and Master Learning Facilitators and Master Evaluators.

The NCCP now has a simple and universal 4-step process for becoming a Coach Developer:
 


Core Training provides a general knowledge foundation while Content-specific Training allows candidates to become familiar with workshop materials and the delivery of content for either multi-sport workshops or Snowboard-specific workshops. Co-delivery provides an opportunity for candidates to work with a senior coach developer in delivering a course and finally, a successful evaluation of a candidate’s independent delivery will lead to certification.

Learning Facilitators (LFs) are the persons who deliver the Snowboard CSCP courses to coach candidates, and who evaluate the Coaching Portfolios of Trained Coaches.

The CSCP develops and deliversthe Snowboard Specific Coach Developer training in each context utilizing the adult learning principles advocated in the new NCCP.   P/TSAs will be expected to assist in recruiting LFs. The CSCP will be responsible for LF Sport Specific training material, utilizing the services of approved Master Learning Facilitators (MLFs).

Potential LFs will have the following skill sets:

  • Good understanding and background in the full spectrum of snowboarding skill development, particularly at relevant LTAD stage or stages;
  • Good understanding of the growth and development principles related to the age groups and LTAD for each context;
  • Good understanding of the appropriate skill training for any context in which they may be trained;
  • Good understanding of the principles applied in Ethical Decision Making.


LFs must attend any required training sessions and successfully complete the LF training assignments.  LFs must be certified as a coach at the context stage for which they will serve as an LF.

 

Master Learning Facilitators

The CSCP will develop a roster of Master Learning Facilitators (MLFs), who will conduct Snowboard specific training of the Learning Facilitators identified by the CSCP as suitable candidates to conduct coach training workshops and modules.

MLF candidates will be reviewed and approved by the CSCP Experts Committee. MLFs must attend any required training sessions and successfully complete the MLF training assignments. MLFs, once their training has been completed, will then be authorized to conduct LF training in each context of the CSCP.

MLFs will be sought with the following backgrounds:

  • Experience in training or instructional methods, preferably in an adult education setting.
  • Experience in delivery of snowboarding technical training to adults.
  • Knowledge of the NCCP coach training paradigm.


It will be the responsibility of the CSCP to conduct MLF training on a national basis. 

 

Coach Evaluators

The CSCP will develop and maintain a roster of Coach Evaluators to conduct the evaluation of coaches’ portfolios, according to established criteria and guidelines. The skill set for Coach Evaluators is the same as for LFs.

Evaluators will be sought with the following skill sets:

  • Good understanding and background in the full spectrum of snowboarding skill development.
  • Good understanding of the growth and development principles related to the age groups and LTAD for each context.
  • Good understanding of the appropriate skill training for any context in which they may be trained.
  • Demonstrable skills in the core competencies of valuing, leading, interacting, problem-solving and critical thinking.

 

Recruitment, Retention, Education, and Renewal

The CSCP will develop and maintain an appropriate number of Learning Facilitators, Master Learning Facilitators, and Evaluators (collectively called “LFs” for the purposes of this section). This number may vary over time, but will be sufficient to address program delivery requirements and regional needs, without putting an undue burden on any individual. 

Potential LFs may include the following:

  • Course Conductors under the old NCCP paradigm;
  • CASI Course Conductors
  • Retired High Performance Program athletes.
  • LFs active in other sports of NCCP multi-sport certification activities.
  • Participants in conferences, courses, and other professional development activities.
  • Coaches with successful programs.


Status as a LF will be granted for a term of three years. This status will be automatically reviewed for a further three year term provided that the LF has conducted at least two learning or evaluation activities, has participated in at least one professional development activity, and not received an unsatisfactory LF evaluation (see Appendix 3) during the three year term.

LFs who have been inactive for three years must apply to the Sport Development Manager for re-instatement. A final decision on re-instatement will be made by the Coaching Experts Committee, based on the recommendation of the Sport Development Manager. Considerations will include level of ongoing activity in the sport, professional development activities undertaken, and the nature of previous LF assessments.

The CSCP will provide LFs with opportunities to conduct clinics, professional development opportunities, and regular communication with respect to both process and content.

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