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Development Coach (Formerly Level 1)

Volleyball Development Coach (Formerly Level 1)

The volleyball development coaching program is the principal entry point for most coaches in the volleyball NCCP system. The program has four distinct steps required for certification. Completion of each step also provides the coach with one of three coaching "designations": In Training, Trained, or Certified.

Beginning the 2016/17 season Head Coaches must follow the NEW NCCP certification requirements. Even certified coaches may not have some of the training required, so read through the policy carefully.
2017 Volleyball Alberta & Volleyball Canada Coach Certification Policy

Step 1 - In Training: completion of Volleyball Canada e-modules

These modules are now a prerequisite to the in-person volleyball workshop. The Volleyball eLearning modules must be completed prior to registering for the volleyball workshop. The modules are done on-line and take approximately 6 hours to complete. These modules are designed to provide all the necessary information a volleyball coach will need prior to the volleyball workshop. The content of the modules will be applied and practiced in the workshop. To begin the Volleyball eLearning modules click Here.

Step 2 - In Training: successful completion of the Volleyball Development Coach Workshop (Formerly level 1 technical)

This workshop has been designed to introduce the game of volleyball and basic coaching concepts to novice coaches. Coaches will be expected to participate in a series of learning experiences designed to assist them in improving their volleyball coaching abilities and to have those coaching abilities assessed throughout the course. Successful completion of the Volleyball eLearning modules is required in order to register for a Development Coach Volleyball Workshop .
Prerequisite: Minimum 16 years of age

The course schedule can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

Step 3 - Trained: successful completion of Competition: Multi-Sport Modules "Introduction to Competition-Part A"

This course can be taken prior to the volleyball workshop (this is recommended when possible). Coaches must undertake education and training in three multi-sport modules: Making Ethical Decisions, Planning a Practice, and Nutrition. These modules provide education and training in areas relevant to coaches in all sports.

Multisport modules are facilitated by Alberta Sport Connection, not Volleyball Alberta, courses are offered in-person and by home study. For the up to date schedule and location for courses please click on the link below, for information call Adam Sollitt at (780) 427-5132.

Multisport (Theory) Coaching Workshop Dates
Home Study Inquiries

Step 4 - Certified: Portfolio and Evaluation Requirements

The final step in the Volleyball Development Coach process is the development of a coaching portfolio and the undertaking of a final evaluation. The portfolio includes several assignments:

  • Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation - Comp-Intro Stream (this should be taken after "The Introduction to Competition-Part A" module is on your coaching transcript, so that you are not charged an additional fee)
  • Making Head Way in Sport (generic stream) free online module, this can be taken anytime in the certiciation process.
  • Describing your coaching context.
  • Developing and Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
  • Completing the volleyball development coach portfolio makes a coach eligible for the final phase of the program - final evaluation which is done in your coaching season. This process involves being formally observed during a practice by a Volleyball Development Coach Evaluator. Portfolio & Evaluation Form

Please scan and email the completed evaluation forms to Jim Plakas, jplakas@volleyballalberta.ca

 


Course Dates

Volleyball Development Coach Workshops (Formerly Level 1 Technical)

2017 Development Coach Workshops 

Successful completion of the Volleyball eLearning Modules is required in order to register for a Development Coach Volleyball Workshop-Click Here to begin the e-modules.
Dates: September 16-17, 2017 
Time:  Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 9am-5pm
Location:  Edmonton, AB
Venue: TBA
Cost:  $140
Registration Opens:  Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 8
Registration: Log-in to the Volleyball Canada Coaching Centre once you've completed the volleyball eLearning modules (workshop pre-requisite), click on the workshops tab at the top of the page to register for the workshop.  http://coach.volleyball.ca/

Note: Participants should bring writing materials and prepare to be active in sessions throughout the day. A follow-up email with further details will be sent to all registrants on the Wednesday prior to the clinic.

Additional information: contact Jim Plakas at 780-415-1703, or jplakas@volleyballalberta.ca

Successful completion of the Volleyball eLearning modules is required in order to register for a Development Coach Volleyball Workshop-Click Here to begin the e-modules.
Dates:  
Time
Location
Venue
Cost: $
Registration Opens:
Registration Deadline:
Registration: http://coach.volleyball.ca/index.php?page=209

Additional information: contact Jim Plakas at 780-415-1703, or jplakas@volleyballalberta.ca

Note: Participants should bring writing materials and prepare to be active in sessions throughout the day. A follow-up email with further details will be sent to all registrants prior to the clinic.