Coach Development – Certification

  • Learn To Train
    (Intro to Comp)
  • Train to Train
    (Intro to Comp Adv)
  • Train to Compete
    (Competition Development)

Learn To Train (Intro to Comp)

Steps to complete certification:

Trained

After attending the in-class portion of the Learn to Train, coaches attain “Trained” status in Learn to Train.

Evaluations

In order to become fully “Certified” coaches must demonstrate their competency by completing:

  • “Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation – Competition Introduction”,
  • coaches’ portfolio (Long Term Athlete Development Model, Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) principles and the National Coaching Certification Program), and
  • an on-court evaluation.
  1. Making Ethical Decisions evaluation: Login to your NCCP account at www.coach.ca or go directly to the login at https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login. Once logged in, access the exam by clicking on the “eLearning” tab. Complete the “Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation – Competition Introduction”. Fees are waved if you have the trained status for Learn to Train. If you completed the Learn to Train course and it does not appear in the locker, contact Basketball Saskatchewan at basketball@basketballsask.com.
  2. Portfolio: To register for an evaluation go to Game Plan at http://www.basketball.ca/en/coaching-resource/game-plan. After your portfolio is complete, an evaluator is assigned to complete your evaluation. First they’ll review your portfolio to ensure all requirements have been met. BSI will send you an invoice for $100.  Note:  Evaluations will not be available until after Feb 7, 2017, you can start completing your portfolio at any time.  
  3. On-Court Evaluations: Once your portfolio is complete, your evaluator will contact you to set up an evaluation of a practice. They’ll provide direction for the practice evaluation. Coaches in regions where it will be difficult to have an evaluator attend a practice will be asked to send in a DVD of their practice.
  4. Feedback: After evaluation completion, the evaluator will provide feedback and may require further evaluation. This is a mentoring process not a testing process, take advantage of your evaluator’s expertise.
Certification

Upon completion of the on-court evaluation, Basketball Saskatchewan will complete the process to make you “Certified”.

Train To Train (Intro to Comp Adv)

Steps to complete certification:

Pre-requisites
  • To take the clinic you must be “trained” in Learn to Train (Intro to Comp)
  • To begin the evaluation you must be “certified” in Learn to Train (Intro to Comp)
Trained

After attending the in-class portion of the Train to Train, coaches will attain “Trained” status in Train to Train.

Evaluations

In order to become fully “Certified” coaches must demonstrate their competency by completing:

  • their coaches’ portfolio demonstrating their understanding of the Long Term Athlete Development Model, Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) principles and the National Coaching Certification Program, and
  • an on-court evaluation.
  1. Portfolio:  To register for an evaluation go to Game Plan at http://www.basketball.ca/en/coaching-resource/game-plan.  After your portfolio is complete, an evaluator will be assigned to complete your evaluation.  First they’ll review your portfolio to ensure all requirements have been met.BSI will send you an invoice for $100.
  2. On-Court Evaluations:  Once your portfolio is complete, your evaluator will contact you to set up an evaluation of a practice.  They’ll provide direction for the practice evaluation. Coaches in regions where it’s difficult to have an evaluator attend a practice, will be asked to send in a DVD of their practice.
  3. Feedback: After evaluation is complete, the evaluator will provide feedback and may require further evaluation.  This is a mentoring process not a testing process, take advantage of your evaluator’s expertise.
Certification

Upon completion of the on-court evaluation, Basketball Saskatchewan will complete the process to make you “Certified”.

Train to Compete (Competition Development)

This advanced coach training prepares you to coach players 16-21 years old on highly competitive basketball teams from senior high school to the university level.

Steps to complete certification:

Trained

After attending the in-class portion of the Train to Compete, coaches attain “Trained” status in Train to Compete.   The in-class portion includes the following courses:

Theory: Six multi-sport modules delivered in the classroom through Sask Sport.

  1. Psychology of Performance
  2. Managing Conflict
  3. Coaching and Leading Effectively
  4. Developing Athletic Abilities
  5. Prevention and Recovery of Injuries
  6. Leading Drug Free Sport Online registration

Technical: Three technical/tactical components delivered on court

  1. Teaching Basketball Skills Module (15-17 hours)
  2. Strategies and Tactics Module (15-17 hours)
  3. Planning Module (12-14 hours)
Evaluations

In order to become fully “Certified” coaches must demonstrate their competency by completing:

  • “Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation – Competition Introduction”,
  • coaches’ portfolio demonstrating their understanding of the Long Term Athlete Development Model, Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) principles and the National Coaching Certification Program, and
  • an on-court evaluation.
  1. Making Ethical Decisions evaluation: Log in to your NCCP account at www.coach.ca or go directly to the login at https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login. Once logged in, access the exam by clicking on the “eLearning” tab. Complete the “Making Ethical Decision Online Evaluation – Competition Introduction”. The fees of $85 are waved if you have the trained status for Learn to Train. If you completed the Learn to Train course and it does not appear in the locker, contact Basketball Saskatchewan at basketball@basketballsask.com.
  2. Portfolio:  To register for an evaluation, go to Game Plan at http://www.basketball.ca/en/coaching-resource/game-plan.  After your portfolio is completed, an evaluator will be assigned to complete your evaluation.  First they’ll review your portfolio to ensure all requirements have been met.  The cost of the evaluation is included in the clinic costs.
  3. On-Court Evaluations:  Once your portfolio is complete, your evaluator will contact you to set up an evaluation of a practice.  They’ll provide direction for the practice evaluation. Coaches in regions where it’s difficult to have an evaluator attend a practice, will be asked to send in a DVD of their practice.
  4. Feedback: After evaluation is complete, the evaluator will provide feedback and may require further evaluation.  This is a mentoring process not a testing process, take advantage of your evaluator’s expertise.
Certification

Upon completion of the on-court evaluation, your record will be update to “Certified”.