Field Hockey Ontario
COACH DEVELOPMENT – NCCP Lists and Courses
January 2013 Announcement !!!
Field Hockey Canada is in the process of redesigning their coach pathway…
As such, the only course which Field Hockey Ontario may be running within the next 6 months will be the Community Coach course. There are no plans at the present moment to hold such, as FHO is in discussions with FHC on the delivery of updated content. Notice will be sent out to all club contacts if any information arises.
In addition, please be aware of the following:
-FHO will post a list of all certified and trained coaches in addition to the names of individuals who participated in field hockey specific courses (to our knowledge).
This is a WORK IN PROGRESS - please read below for additional information…
-FHC/FHO will be determining “grand-fathering” procedures, if they apply.
-Those who attended the Community Coach course can only become “Trained” in this discipline. This is the highest level one can attain within that stream.
-FHC/FHO acknowledges that the FHC Competition-Introduction course was and still is lacking in content (especially field hockey specific material). Therefore, it will no longer be offered; more details are provided below about the Competitive stream and the transition plan for those who have attended this course.
-All coaches who completed courses within the old NCCP system of Level 1, 2, 3 are required to pass the online Making Ethical Decisions exam/evaluation in order for their records to be considered “current”. The MED component is a necessity for certification in the new NCCP program. More information provided below...
Important websites for additional information:
Field Hockey Canada www.fieldhockey.ca/en/nccpcertification
Coaches Association of Ontario www.coachesontario.ca
Course Calendar www.coachesontario.ca/nccp-training/course-calendar
Coaches Association of Canada www.coach.ca
Re: FHO’s Active Coach List
Please be reminded that this list is a work in progress (FHO is continually searching the CAC database for more names). Also, not all course information was properly submitted from 2006 to 2011. So, if your name doesn’t appear on this list and you attended a course prior to 2012, please send an email to Development@FieldHockeyOntario.com with the following information AFTER February 28th, 2013:
-FHO Membership #
-Course attended (MUST be field hockey specific)
-Location & Date of the course
Re: FHC Competition-Introduction course
No further evaluation of previous participants will be taking place. Due to insufficient curriculum, there will be no awarding of “Certified” status.
Attendees will receive “Trained” status as long as their course conductors signed off on individual competence and understanding. Credit will be given to these coaches when it comes to any new FHC courses that get rolled out in the future…
Unfortunately, no further information is available right now.
Re: Making Ethical Decisions
It is recommended that before attempting the online MED exam/evaluation, one should attend the Making Ethical Decisions workshop. This course/training will prove beneficial and provide a good understanding of what is being asked in the online evaluation.
Making Ethical Decisions
By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decision (MED) workshops, coaches will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety. MED helps coaches identify the legal, ethical and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport. A standardized decision-making module gives coaches a thorough process to rely on, while shared knowledge from qualified Learning Facilitators and experienced peers helps move the key principles out of the classroom and into the real world. The MED workshop is a cornerstone of the NCCP, and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.
More information about the MED workshop and evaluation can be found here: www.coach.ca/workshop-s14169
With the transition of NCCP programming and new FHC plans on the horizon, it is highly recommended that active/current coaches (with NCCP #’s) attend to this matter within the next 12 months. Coaches may lose certification after 5 years of inactivity.
What is the "New NCCP"
A training and certification program involving 65 different sports
Have shifted the program towards a "competency/outcomes-based" approach
A coach may choose to be just trained or in addition, complete a process of evaluation in order to be designated as certified for a context.
When a coach has completed a context workshop and other preliminary requirements
When a coach has undergone a positive evaluation of core competencies assigned for each context in addition to the workshop.
The New NCCP – Field Hockey
The new Community Sport Stream
- Introductory course fore the first-time coach
- Aimed towards working with children 10 years of age and younger
- Teaches the 5 Principles of Fundamental Hockey" along with rules and basic coaching theory
- Emphasizes good coaching practices with development level not necessarily move through coaching streams
- Adheres to LTAD philosophy
The Competition Stream
- Introduction -Introductory course for coach looking to train athletes building on the "Five Principles" and begin competing in games of 4, 5 and 6 aside hockey.
- Development - TBD
- Competition : High Performance - TBD
What if I am a new coach?
- Take the Community Coach workshop
- Take the NCCP Level 2 Technical (valid only until end of 2006)
- Take the Competition stream
What if I am already certified in the old NCCP system?
- Your status will be maintained according to the old NCCP program in the CAC database for 10 years
- Your certification may still be applicable for some levels as we work on our transition of the program.
- The grandfathering process is still being determined.
What if I am already certified in the old NCCP Program at Level 1?
- Attend a NCCP Level 2 Technical course (based on recommendation from coach)
- Attend a NCCP Multi-sport Module A workshop (theory)
- Wait until the Competition-Intro context is launched (Spring 2007)
What if certified at Level 2 or 3?
- "Grandfathering" of Level 2 Coaches to the Competition – introduction context and Level 2 to Competition – Development
- An initial online hockey-specific test for coaches to complete before being allowed to move on to attend workshop
- Will still be subject to the re-accreditation and evaluation program every 5 years
Changes to Expect
- National registration
- Request for submission of annual coaching plans for courses
- LF contracts
- Transition program
- 5 year re-accredit program
(From Sherry Doiron, FHC – presented at FHC AGM June 2006)