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