Safety must be of primary importance in any sport activity, and the coach has the ability to control the learning environment to minimize the potential for any injury. The Long Term Athlete Development Model is an essential guide to ensure programs provided are focused on appropriate age-specific training and development. Click forLTADlink to the guide.
Coaches Code of Conduct Coaches play a critical role in the personal a well as athletic development of their athletes. Our code of conduct ensures coaching Standards for BC Coaches.
Program Planning Seasonal planning involves making up a flexible master plan. The following list a few basic guidelines.
External Sport Credits for Student Coaches The Sport Secretariat, in partnership with the Coaches Association of BC (CABC) and BC Wrestling, offers the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) on a province-wide basis. This is a national program for coach education. Certificates indicating “trained” or “certified” status are provided upon successful completion of multi-sport generic or sport specific modules, or when requirements of “certification” have been met.
Coach 11 - 4 credits - Student athletes must complete the NCCP Introduction to Competition - Part A modules, CPR “C”, SportMedBC SportsAid, plus 70 hours of coaching experience.
Coach 12 - 4 credits - Student athletes must complete the NCCP Community Sport, NCCP Introduction to Competition - Part A modules, evaluated in NCCP multi-sport modules, CPR “C”, SportMedBC SportsAid and Athletic Taping, plus 80 hours of coaching experience.
Kids/Elementary Wrestling Keeping kids physically active and helping them to build confidence and self esteem. Youth wrestling is about FUN! Wrestling is introduced to elementary school age kids for fun and participation. Many competitions in the province include a kids wrestling division, as well as a number of independent kids wrestling tournaments and clinics.
Application to host a clinic at your school (a great sport for classroom P.E. programs)
High School Wrestling Participation in the zone qualifiers and the high school championships is regulated through the high school wrestling commission that is associated with BC School Sports. For further information on competitive rules & regulations for participation, please refer to BC School Sports website. Download the BCSSWA high school rules .
Education Programs BC Wrestling provides training opportunities for provincial coaches through participation in camps, clinic and national/international competitions.
Annual coaching clinics kick off the wrestling season in early November. (see events for details)
Zone coordinates can request coaching clinics in their region, if participation numbers permit.
Coaches are encouraged to participate in provincial camps (spring, summer & Christmas), to work with elite coaches to obtain hands on experience in training athletes.
Coaches are encouraged to apply for coaching positions to coach Team BC athletes to national competitions.
Coaches are encouraged to further develop coaching knowledge through resources attained through the Viasport
Training and Certification The NCCP recognizes competency gained by prior learning and experience. Coaches may move directly to the certification phase provided they go through the evaluation process and demonstrate their ability to adequately achieve the outcomes for each context.
See our Schedule of Events page to view upcoming NCCP certification clinics.
Coaches must complete an evaluation process to move from NCCP Trained status to NCCP Certified status. It is the responsibility of the coach candidate to schedule evaluation when he/she feels ready, as well as complete the "on line" Make Ethical Decisions evaluation.
Evaluation of Make Ethical Decisions (MED) will be done online, using a multi sport format, and may be done at any time following completion of the workshop. The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) www.coach.ca is pleased to announce the launch of the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation.
Before you start the evaluation, you will need:
Your CC number. If you do not know your CC number, please contact the NCCP Database via e-mail at email@example.com. Please include your full name, date of birth, mailing address, and e-mail address in the correspondence.
An account with the NCCP Database. If you have your CC number, but do not have an account set up for the NCCP Database, please visit The Locker Room at www.coach.ca, click on “Sign Me Up” and follow the instructions. If you encounter any problems signing up, please contact the NCCP Database via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to include your full name, CC number, and e-mail address in the correspondence.
Please be advised • The evaluation can take at least one hour to complete. You may quit the application in order to continue when it’s more convenient without losing your place.
The application only allows two attempts at successfully completing the evaluation. If both attempts are unsuccessful, you will be required to participate in a Make Ethical Decisions module in order to access the online evaluation for another two attempts.
Once you have successfully completed the online evaluation, your file on the NCCP Database will be automatically updated. To view your transcript online, please visit http://nccpdb.coach.ca/production/ and login using the same username and password you used to access the online evaluation.
If you experience any technical difficulties or you have any questions about the technology being used, please contact Lesley Brownlee, Coordinator of Information Systems at email@example.com. Lesley will provide you with technical assistance or will forward your feedback to us to help improve the online evaluation tool.
Now that you are ready to take the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation, please visit coaches.ca.
Maintenance of Certification In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that coaches already participate in, including: national and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops, eLearning modules, NCCP workshops, coach mentorship programs, and active coaching.
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