Level 2 - Indoor Volleyball Coaching Program
The Level 2 coaching program is the second level in the volleyball NCCP system and is recommended for Level 1 Certified coaches seeking additional coach education, training, and certification. The program has three distinct steps required for certification. Completion of each step also provides the coach with one of three coaching "designations": In Training, Trained, or Certified.
Step 1 - In Training: successful completion of the Level 2 Volleyball Course
This course has been designed to prepare Level 1 volleyball coaches to develop players for competition at the provincial level. The course focuses on helping coaches to more effectively train their athletes to be competitive at a provincial championship. Coaches will be expected to participate in a series of learning experiences designed to assist them in improving their indoor volleyball coaching abilities and to have those coaching abilities assessed throughout the course. These activities represent the minimum standard for the training and certification of Level 2 Indoor Volleyball coaches within the NCCP.
To enroll in a Level 2 volleyball course near you, contact your Provincial/Territorial Volleyball Association.
Step 2 - Trained: successful completion of Competition: Part B Multi-Sport Modules
Coaches must undertake education and training in three multi-sport modules: Designing a Basic Sport Program, Teaching and Learning, and Basic Mental Skills. These modules provide education and training in areas relevant to coaches in all sports.
To enroll in the Competition: Part B Multi-Sport Modules, contact your Provincial/Territorial Coaching Coordinator. To locate contact information for the coordinator in your province/territory click here.
Step 3 - Certified: Portfolio and Evaluation Requirements
The final step in the Level 2 process is the development of a coaching portfolio and the undertaking of a final evaluation. The portfolio includes several assignments:
- Describing your coaching context.
- Developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
- Observing another coach's practice session.
- Observing another coach's match behaviours.
- Collecting a full season (minimum 80 hours) of written and properly structured practice plans.
Contact your Provincial/Territorial Volleyball Association to acquire the Level 2 Portfolio and Evaluation Requirements package when you are ready to undertake this final step in the Level 2 coaching program.