CAC Elearning Courses
As we know, the coach plays a significant role within our sport, and through our partner at the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), we have identified a number of online multi-sport courses that Members can use to help educate coaches and/or to supplement any punitive measures taken as a result of a penalty or allegation made under Playing Rule 11/11.4. Although not explicitly designed for players, those 14 years of age and older old can also access the courses through the CAC locker (this may be of particular interest for the “Anti-Racism in Coaching” course). Coaches will earn additional NCCP Professional Development (PD) points through these courses. Users will be required to create a profile in the CAC locker to take a course.
**Note: The below courses are provided as a supplement and are not a requirement for coaching certifications.
Course: Anti-racism in Coaching
The new Anti-racism in Coaching eLearning module addresses critical and timely issues raised by coaches and sport organizations in Canada. To upskill coaches working with racialized participants, the module will provide historical context about marginalized people in Canada, build awareness of racism in sport, and provide tools for contemporary anti-racist coaching methods – all through a Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) lens.
Length: 60-75 minutes
NCCP Professional Development Points: 2
Course: Creating a Positive Sport Environment
Participant-centered coaching strategies are an effective way to establish a safe and inclusive sport culture. By placing participants at the centre of the coaching process, coaches can promote growth and athletic development, foster creativity and learning, as well as protect participants from harm.
Length: 40-50 Minutes
NCCP Professional Development Points: 5
Course: Understand the Rule of Two
The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable, and justifiable. It is one of three pillars of the Responsible Coaching Movement, along with background screening and ethics training.
Length: 20 Minutes
NCCP Professional Development Points: 1
Course: Raising Next Gen Men
Next Gen Men (NGM) is a Canadian leader in engaging and empowering boys and men on topics like mental health and gender-based violence. This course, Raising Next Gen Men, is for parents, educators, coaches, youth workers, and anyone who understands how much of a difference one, well-equipped mentor can make in young people’s lives. It will help you understand how boys shape and are shaped by, a wide array of gender-based cultural norms, by delving into academic research in the field, young masculinity in popular culture, and real stories about boys.
Length: 8 to 10 Hours
NCCP Professional Development Points: 3
Free Resources: Grow the Game Starter Kit
As outlined at the April Member Operations meeting, Grow the Game is a hub of anti-racism resources for the hockey community. This includes videos, publications, and more (in both EN and FR) to understand the impact racism has on hockey and how we can work together to fight it. The Starter Kit includes three short videos and a tab for the Resource Rink that may be used by Members this season.