NCCP Program Revisions




Online Modules

Volleyball Canada is developing several e-learning modules that will be become an integrated piece of the coach education and certification process. These e-learning modules will exist on a new website dedicated to coaching development.  

Launch of the website will coincide with the completion and approval of the "New NCCP" Competition-Introduction program (old Level 2). Volleyball Canada is projecting the launch to occur in March 2015. The content and delivery of the current in-person course will be modified to fit with the e-learning material.

Below are the changes/additions that will occur in the certification pathway:
 

DEVELOPMENT COACH (OLD LEVEL 1) CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Step 1 – In Training: successful completion of Development Coach e-modules (pre-requisite)
Step 2 – In Training: successful completion of Volleyball Workshop 1 (in person course)
Step 3 - Trained: successful completion of Competition: Part A Multi-Sport Modules
Step 4 - Certified: Portfolio and Evaluation Requirements
 
 
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT COACH (OLD LEVEL 2) CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Step 1 – In Training: successful completion of Advanced Development Coach e-modules (pre-requisite)
Step 2 – In Training: successful completion of Volleyball Workshop 2 (in person course)
Step 3 - Trained: successful completion of Competition: Part B Multi-Sport Modules
Step 4 - Certified: Portfolio and Evaluation Requirements

 

NCCP "Community Course" Addition

This new online course will be designed to answer the question:
How do I teach grade 1-7 kids the game of volleyball?

This module is directed to Elementary School teachers, and provides a downloadable Curriculum Guide with sample lesson plans, video examples of the pedagogy used for the program, and how it can be applied in a Physical Education setting.

This module will also fit the needs of clubs, coaches and community centres looking to run an effective and fun program for kids in grade 1-7.  

Volleyball must be modified to fit the kids. The rules of Heroes Volleyball (grade 1-3) and Atomic Volleyball (grades 4-7) will be introduced as well as a video series of practical teaching plans will be presented.

Completion of the e-course along with some basic multi-sport modules will provide the coach with FUNdamentals Leader NCCP "Certified" status.  This course is essential for all clubs and schools to help grow the game at the youth levels.  The course is also perfect for older athletes as an introduction to coaching and an opportunity for leadership development within the sport of volleyball.

 

Maintenance of Certification

Beginning on January 1st, 2014, Volleyball Canada will comply with the Coaches Association of Canada’s (CAC) NCCP Professional Development policy and procedures.  Coaches will now receive credit within the Locker database for approved professional development experiences.  In order to maintain certification coaches will need to accrue a specific amount of points over a period of 5 years.  Please review the CAC's FAQ for all the details.

For a summary of how professional development points will be allotted, please see below.

 
Activity Category
Points
Limitations
Sport-specific
Active coaching
1 point/year for every season coached
1 point/year for learning facilitator or evaluator activity
To a maximum of 5 points within 5 years
NCCP activity
5 points/module
No maximum or minimum
Non-NCCP activity*
3 points for ~3 hours activity
Maximum of 3 hours for 1 multiple day clinic/symposium
Coach self-directed activity*
3 points for the valid certification period
Maximum of 3 points for certification renewal period
Re-evaluation in context
100% of the points required for PD credit in the context
No other PD is required if coach chooses re-evaluation
Multi-sport
NCCP activity
5 points/module
No maximum or minimum
Non-NCCP activity
1 point/hour of activity up to 3 points maximum
To a maximum of 50% of required PD credit for the context in a certification renewal period


*For Non-NCCP activities, and coach self-directed activities, coaches must get approval from Volleyball Canada (PTA’s may be given authority to approve) to confirm that credit can be claimed.  Procedures for submission of PD points is currently being finalized.