Competition-Introduction Multi-Sport Modules

This context is designed for Coaches of athletes moving from the FUNdamentals to the Learn to Train and Train to Train stages of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD).

The context consists of six modules: Make Ethical Decision, Planning a Practice, Nutrition, Design a Basic Sport Program, Teaching and Learning, and Basic Mental Skills.

Many of these have been integrated by sports into their own Sport-Specific workshops while other sports require their Coaches to take them separately through our network. All of these Multi-Sport modules can help you reach higher as a Coach, and can also be counted towards maintenance of certification.


Who should take this course: Suitable for all Coaches, regardless of the type of athlete they are working with.

Upon completing the MED module, you’ll be able to: Analyze a challenging situation and determine if it has moral, legal, or ethical implications; apply the National Certificate Program (NCCP) MED model to properly respond to each situation in a way that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics.

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Who should take this course: Instruction, Community & Competition Coaches

The Planning a Practice module will give you the skills to: Organize a well-structured practice plan with safe, age-appropriate activities you’ve designed to match the proficiency level of participants; identify potential risk factors that could impact the sport and practice activities; create an emergency action plan; identify practice goals and design activities that offer the best training benefits for the athletic skills required in your sport.

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Who should take this course: Instruction & Competition Coaches

Design a Basic Sport Program will teach you to: Create a sound outline for your sport program that includes competition and training events; compare your program to those outlined by the NCCP in terms of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD); assess the athletic development opportunities your program offers and identify ways to remedy any weaknesses; interpret the information in a sample program; identifying training priorities and objectives at certain periods; establish a link between your program’s training objectives and the content of practice sessions.

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Who should take this course:  Instruction, Community & Competition Coaches

Upon completing the Teaching and Learning module, you will be able to: Assess your own beliefs regarding effective training; analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning; create conditions that promote learning and self-esteem through appropriate consideration of the affective, cognitive, and motor dimensions of learning; use words and methods that relate to an athlete’s preferred learning style; formulate feedback offered at the right and with the right frequency; use teaching assessment grids to gather objective information on teaching effectiveness; and use this data to develop and action plan to enhance your own effectiveness as a teacher and Coach.

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Who should take this course: Instructors & Competition Coaches

The Basic Mental Skills Module gives you the ability to: Recognize signs indicating that an athlete may need to improve his/her goal setting, focus and anxiety control skills; develop tools to help the athlete to make improvements in these area, run simple guided activities that help athletes improve basic mental skills.

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