Making Head Way

The Making Head Way E-learning module is a requisite for coaching tackle football in BC and throughout Canada.

You can complete the model here: https://www.coach.ca/concussion-awareness-s16361 

To begin, you will require a NCCP#. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need a NCCP#, please register with The Locker.

 

More Details

Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.

 

These concussion awareness resources have been developed as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s “Active & Safe” initiative and are designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes. Get concussion smart via our award-winning “Making Head Way” eLearning modules, test your concussion IQ, or find out what happens during a concussion.

Safe Contact Workshop

This workshop is mandatory for coaching all ages of athletes who participate in tackle football. The goal of this module is to provide coaches with the tools required to create a safer environment for their athletes, while improving overall skill level.
 

Techniques and drills to teach safe contact will be highlighted, in addition to learning how to analyze and correct athletic performance

 

Upon completing this module coaches will be able to:

 

  • Address Fear of Contact

  • Teach Safe Tackling

  • Teach Safe Blocking

  • Teach Safe Contact for Ball Carriers

  • Analyze Performanc

Workshops usually run Fridays from 6-10 pm and Saturdays from 9-5 pm. The location of the module will be a combination of in-class, on-field or in a gymnasium of a local facility.

Click here to find a course in British Columbia

NCCP Coach Certification

The BCPFA offers the following NCCP workshops:

Community Novice Coach
This module will introduce you to the fundamentals of football with a recreational focus. Taking this workshop will give you skills and confidence in the key areas of practice planning, making ethical decisions, and fundamental technical football skills. The skills you will learn are ideal for voluntary coaches who have children who participate in footabll, or who wish to assist participants of all ages who are new to the sport.

This module is available for FLAG, six-a-side, tackle, and TOUCH football. 

This module will introduce you to the fundamentals of football with a recreational focus. Taking this workshop will give you skills and confidence in the following key areas:

 

  • Practice Planning

  • How to Make Ethical Decisions (MED)

  • Fundamental technical football skills

  • The workshop is taught both in class and in gym/on field. It will take approximately 4 hours (if online materials are completed beforehand) or 8 hours (if online materials are not completed).

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?

The skills you will learn are ideal for voluntary coaches who have children who participate in football, or who wish to assist participants of all ages who are new to the sport.

 

The workshop is aimed at coaches working with youths, between 6-12 years of age, where fun, fitness, and participation are key.

 

PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Anyone who coaches contact football at any level must also attend the following:

 

  • The NCCP Safe Contact workshop

  • Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation – Community - Sport

  • Online Portion of Community Sport – Initiation training found on footballcanada.com

Click here to find a course in British Columbia

Football Competition  - Position Coach

Coaches will be taught basic and intermediate skills required to coach offensive, defensive or special teams position skills by an expert coach. The expert coach will also provide drill progressions, and will demonstrate how to incorporate these tools into practice plans.

 

Upon completing this module, coaches will be able to do the following:

 

  • Plan a Practice

  • Analyze Performance

  • Provide support to athletes in training

  • Make Ethical Decisions (MED)

  • Position-specific technical material

 

This workshop is usually taught over the course of three days (both in-class and in gym/on field), with the following breakdown:

 

  • Friday: approx 4 Hours

  • Saturday: approx 8 Hours

  • Sunday: approx 6 Hours

 

Upon completing this module, coaches will be able to do the following:

 

  • Defensive Backs Module

  • Defensive Line Module

  • Linebackers Module

  • Offensive Line Module

  • Quarterbacks Module

  • Receivers Module

  • Running Backs Module

  • Special Teams Position Skills Module

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?

This workshop is ideal for Train to Train and Learn to Compete coaches working with athletes between 13 and 18 who are at the junior and senior high school levels, as well as summer or club levels.

 

PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 

Anyone who coaches contact football at any level must also attend the following:

 

  • NCCP Safe Contact workshop

Contact the Technical Director for details on when this course will be offered (technicaldirector@bcpfa.com) .

Football Competition  - Position Coach
NCCP’s Coordinator workshop teaches coaches what it takes to be a successful coordinator and how to develop offensive, defensive or special team systems all taught by an expert coach. Coaches will then learn how to apply what they have learned to their systems and how to develop successful game plans.

Upon completing this module, coaches will be credited with understanding:

  1. Mentorship skills

  2. Nutrition

  3. Analytical skills

  4. The role of the Coordinator

  5. Tactical systems

 

This workshop is taught over the course of three days (both in-class and in gym/on field), with the following breakdown:

  • Friday: approx 4 Hours

  • Saturday: approx 8 Hours

  • Sunday: approx 6 Hours

 

On the Sunday, coaches will need to choose one of the following break-out modules:

  1. Offensive Coordinator

  2. Defensive Coordinator

  3. Linebackers Module

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?

This workshop is ideal for Train to Train and Learn to Compete coaches working with athletes between 13 and 18 who are at the junior and senior high school levels, as well as summer or club levels.

 

PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Anyone who coaches contact football at any level must also attend the following: 

  • NCCP Safe Contact workshop

The National Coaching Certification Program is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada. As part of the program, all coaches are trained in ethical decision-making and sport safety. In response to an extensive evaluation, the Coaching Association of Canada has adapted the NCCP to fit today’s coaching environment. Since 1997, the emphasis of the NCCP has been on developing competent coaches – an exciting step towards helping them to become more effective and have a more meaningful impact on an athlete’s experience. Among these important changes has been a shift in emphasis from “what a coach knows” to “what a coach can do”. This transformation to a competency/outcomes-based approach has been a key factor in the re-development of the program.

Coach Locker

All coaches are strongly encouraged to set up an account in the new NCCP database. Coaches with an NCCP Account can view/update personal information, access coaching records and a printable transcript. This will allow you to keep you record current (e.g. change address, email, phone number, etc.) as well as view and print your education transcript at any time and track your progress.

Already have Certification or taken an NCCP course?
To clarify certification, to submit a change of address or to receive a replacement coaching card, please
contact the CAC Database by any of the following contacts:

 

Email: database@coach.ca
Web Site: www.coach.ca and click the Locker

 

To set up an account contact CAC by email at coach@coach.ca, or by phone, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 4:30 (ET) at 613-235-5000

Do you have a user account in the new NCCP database?

Checking your NCCP education transcript online

Did you know that you can check your NCCP education transcript online to track your progress in the NCCP database? To view or print your transcript visit www.coach.ca, then click on NCCP Training which appears in the top menu bar… then click on Training & Certification then Check NCCP Certification. If you do not know your CC# contact the CAS office at 613-235-5000 or email at database@coach.ca.