Canada Soccer launches new year with revamped Community Coach Education Program
The Canadian Soccer Association has officially launched a new and completely revamped Community Coach Education Program in its Centennial year of 2012. Built in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada, the new National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is based on the association's Wellness to World Cup Long-term Player Development model. This new Community Coach Education Program will provide coaches with player-centered development tools and resources to ensure a positive experience for all.
Already being delivered in select Provinces since last fall, the new program is presently being rolled out across the country. “The new Coach Education Program will provide coaches in Canada with assets to better prepare for training and team management, but also with the confidence that they can develop players according to optimal development pathways” said Ray Clark, Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Canadian Soccer Association. “We are delighted to see the enthusiasm of our Provincial and Territorial member associations towards this new program and are confident it will bring great value to the sport of soccer in Canada.”
“Supporting coaches to meet the needs of Canada’s grassroots soccer players, and making it easier to become a trained coach is what this program is all about,” stated John Bales, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada. “Everybody deserves a trained coach. Trained coaches create better athletes and happier kids that will stay involved in sport longer and lead active, healthy lives.”
Parents and coaches wanting to learn more on this new program should visit canadasoccer.com/coach or contact their Provincial/Territorial association.
About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the CAC’s flagship program and has been identified as a world leader in coach education. It is currently the largest adult continuing education program in Canada. The CAC is committed to ensuring that all coaches receive training based on best practices in instructional design, ethical decision-making and with content that is relevant, current and which leads to the development of competent coaches.
About the Canadian Soccer Association
The Canadian Soccer Association, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. The Canadian Soccer Association not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on the Canadian Soccer Association, visit CanadaSoccer.com
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