Coach Development Overview

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Supporting The Coaches Who Support Our Athletes

Whistler Sport Legacies is committed to supporting all coaches with development and education opportunities, certification courses, and tools to continue the pursuit of coaching excellence in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Courses include: NCCP Coaching Courses, Community Coaching Workshops, Physical Literacy/Sport for Life Professional Development Summits and Officials Certification, and many more.

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About NCCP

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) educates and certifies Canadian Coaches in the art, science, and skills of sport coaching. Each sport has a unique coach education pathway. Some coach education pathways require only sport-specific NCCP courses, although most also include NCCP courses that are relevant for all sports (multi-sport modules). Check your sport education pathway to determine which courses are required for NCCP certification in your sport. If you have an NCCP number, learn about your sport’s coach education pathway on The Locker. If you require assistance please contact your Provincial Sport Organization, or our Manager, Sport Development

LSC offers several multi-sport NCCP courses. Remember, even if they are not required in the coach education pathway for your sport, they can count towards NCCP Maintenance of Certification.

General Information

Competition Introduction Modules

  • Making Ethical Decisions (MED)
  • Basic Mental Skills
  • Design a Basic Sports Program
  • Nutrition
  • Planning a Practice
  • Teaching and Learning

Competition Development Modules

  • Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Leading Drug-Free Sport
  • Managing Conflict
  • Prevention and Recovery
  • Psychology of Performance

Additional courses

  • Resistance Training
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
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Custom Club Coach Development

Whistler Sport Legacies is able to provide advice and support to any local sport organization looking for guidance in delivering a quality sport program. Consultation services can include review of organizational policies, professional development, athlete and coach services such as dryland training, nutrition, mental performance, goal setting, pathway planning, testing, and coach-in-training programs.

Contact us with your club's questions and needs.

Custom Coaching Courses, Resources, and More

Qualified coaches are the foundation for successful introduction of children to sports, quality sport programming, and athlete development.

Are you or your group looking to complete a specific NCCP coaching course and you would like for us to assist in course delivery in the Sea to Sky Corridor? Curious which multi-sport coaching modules are out there, and which ones would be right for you? Need coaching resources for yourself, your group's volunteers or other community leaders? We can help you answer those questions and dial in an effective coaching program.

Annual highlights with extensive NCCP programming options are: the Coaches Summit in spring (including a Sport Celebration event to appreciate all coaches and support staff in the Sea to Sky Corridor), and Coaches Week in the fall.

Contact us with your questions, and check below for scheduled courses.

More Coaching Resources

  • To view a full list of coaching courses offered through viaSport British Columbia, click here.
  • For information on the coach education pathway for individual sports, interested individuals can also check the Coaching Association of Canada's info pages.