Are you thinking about coaching for the first time?
Water Polo Saskatchewan requires the following for coaches in Saskatchewan:
Water Polo Saskatchewan strongly recommends the following for coaches in Saskatchewan:
Water Polo Saskatchewan utilizes the NCCP training programs to educate coaches. The NCCP consists of three coaching streams, two of which are relevant to our members: NCCP Community Sport, and NCCP Competition. These streams aim to create a fulfilling sports experience for both coaches and participants by effectively aligning their skills, motivations, and objectives.
Which course is for me?
The Community Coaching stream is for coaches who will provide training at the club level or train non-competitive athletes. Participants in this stream are typically playing for their own enjoyment. Beginner coaches often start here.
The Competitive Coaching stream is for coaches who will coach at a competitive level in Provincial Leagues or National level competitions. Former athletes and experienced coaches at regional levels often work in this stream.
|Community Coaching Course Fall 2023|
Dates & Times:
October 24th, 2023 from 5pm-9pm
October 25th, 2023 from 5pm until finished (around 9pm)
Facilitator: Tara Smith
Location: Online via Zoom
Details: This course will be completed over a two-day period.
Log into your club's registration portal and find the course under Camp & Clinic Registration.
Not associated with a club? Use the WPS portal: Water Polo Saskatchewan Registration Portal
Deadline to register: October 20th, 2023
The process of becoming a competitive coach has recently changed. There are two steps:
Unlike the community coaching course, the process of competitive coach education can be done mostly online and at your own pace through the NCCPs The locker website and the Coaching Association of Saskatchewan Upcoming Courses - Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (saskcoach.ca). On the Locker, modules can be found under the Elearning section of the website and in the Multisport category. Note that not all the modules have to be taken, just the required by Water Polo Canada.
(A practical portion done in three steps):
All coaches in Saskatchewan are required to complete the Respect in Sport module. Additional training is required for provincial and competitive level coaching, such as Making Ethical Decisions module and other multi-sport modules provided by Coaches Association of Canada.
Water Polo Saskatchewan recommends all coaches take the free NCCP Making Head Way in Sport module to prepare themselves for concussions in sport. This module will educate coaches on:
NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Module can be registered for and accessed through the Locker.ca coaching profile.
Upcoming NCCP Training Modules can be found here.
Water Polo Canada has created a document outlining the Coaching Training Pathways for coaches in Canada. Please refer to the NCCP Coach Training & Certification Pathway document to review the requirements for certifications.