National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is here to
help you be the best coach that you can be. When you take
an NCCP clinic, you'll gain water polo technical abilities
as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training
will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in
to become a trained coach? Click on the link below.
Polo Canada uses the Officials Training and Certification
Program (OTCP) as its officials’ education and development
tool. Officials include both referees and minor officials.
The Officials Training and Certification Program (OTCP)
is currently undergoing an important transition. The purpose
of the changes are to align the referee development system
with water polo’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
pathway model and with the National Coaching Certification
Program (NCCP) for water polo. The OTCP courses and the
requirements for each certification levels are now based
on the LTAD philosophy of being athlete-centered, coach-driven,
and administration/sport science/sponsor-supported.
Revised certification levels:
•Regional referee = Regional “trained”
•Provincial referee = Provincial “trained”
•National C and National B = National “trained”
•National A = National “certified”
•FINA = FINA
•FINA-R = FINA-R
a step now towards the new certification!
more at http://www.waterpolo.ca/otcpoverview.aspx.
Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
Key Points that Best Describes LTAD:
2. Scientific research
3. The art of the coach
4. Chronological vs developmental age
5. Windows of optimal trainability
Importance of physical literacy (0-12 years old)
7. Early vs late specialization
8. Planning and periodization
9. Competition structure
10. System alignment
Long-term athlete development (LTAD) is an athlete progression
model from playground to podium, cradle to grave, and the
pursuit of excellence and an active lifestyle. It
is athlete centered, coach driven, and administration, sport
science, and sponsor supported. LTAD was developed
by a group of Canadian sport scientists, and was adopted
by Sport Canada in 2005. All recognized Olympic sports,
water polo for example, were asked to create its own sport-specific
LTAD model based on the Canadian Sport for Life Document.
LTAD is based on the premise of continuous improvement –
the Kaizen approach. LTAD
is a road map to long-term sustainability for water polo
in Canada, and not only a player pathway model. LTAD
identifies an organization's shortcomings, and attempts
to correct the inefficiencies within an organization's culture.
you want to become a coach...
a certified coach is an exciting process that begins your
journey into both a rewarding and challenging field.
is important to emphasize that some of the best coaches
have not been elite athletes themselves but have developed
strengths in key areas such as motivating and communicating
well with their athletes, and demonstrating leadership through
exemplary behaviours both on and off the playing field.
you enter coaching as a high level athlete, interested parent,
teacher or recreational participant, by embracing formal
coach training you will be embarking on an important first
step to discovering optimal ways to develop your own unique
coaching style: one that keeps athletes enjoying their sport,
remaining committed to it, and growing as individuals.
coaching is fundamental to community sport. By becoming
a valued member of your community, good coaches can share
the positive aspects of an active lifestyle.
are a few steps to help you on your coaching path:
in Sport - an online training program designed
to assist coaches in identifying and dealing with abuse,
and bullying in sport.
Take a coaching course in the National
Coaching Certification Program .
Contact the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) of
the sport you are interested in coaching. The PSO can
help you identify where you should start and what your
Find your PSO, in the drop down partner menu in the top
left corner of our website.
Contact a local club in your community to find out about
volunteer coaching opportunities. Review their course calendar
for workshops in your area. Maybe you want help
a practice or designing a basic sport program.
If you need any help identifying your coach education pathway
or are looking for education opportunities please, speak to
Coaching Manitoba by phone 204-925-5913 or by
Respect in Sport Course is mandatory
for all Manitoba Water Polo Coaches!
more information on the Respect in Sport Program and how
to complete the course
click here Respect
to Watch Grant Program
Manitoba and Coaching Manitoba encourages and supports equitable
participation and resources for women in sport.
to Watch is a monthly grant program administered by Sport
Manitoba and Coaching Manitoba designed to assist young
girls and women to further their involvement in their chosen
more information on this grant program please