The Competition-Development Context is designed for Coaches of athletes ranging from the Train to Train to the Train to Compete stages of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD).

We are excited that Coach NB has received a grant through the Go NB Grant Program for 2021 . The Go NB Grant will allow Coach NB to reduce the rate for the multi-sport modules by 60%.  The Sport & Recreation Branch from the Dept of Tourism, Heritage, and culture is committed to providing funding in support of our NB coaches.   Please note this is only available for NB resident Coaches.

We’re trying to find new ways to support our NB coaches and reduce any barriers that keep coaches from being the best they can be!

Plz, note NB Resident plz click the NB Resident option for registration payment via the Locker.

Psychology of Performance


Target: Competition Coaches

Completing Psychology of Performance will allow you to: Help athletes learn to manage distractions and use visualization techniques to prepare themselves technically and tactically for training and competition; learn how to work with athletes or teams to identify performance and process goals related to their ability to focus on performance; learn debriefing skills that can be used to help athletes assess their performance in both training and competition. 

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Leading a Drug-Free Sport


Target: Competition Coaches

After taking Leading a Drug-Free Sport, you will be able to: Fully understand and explain the consequences of using banned substances in sport; educate athletes about drug-testing protocols at major competitions; encourage athletes to safeguard their sport values and take greater responsibility for their personal actions; and apply NCCP Make Ethical Decision Model to your coaching as it relates to keeping your sport and athletes drug-free.

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Managing Conflict


Target: Competition Coaches

The Managing Conflict Module will allow you to: Identify common sources of conflict in sport; determine which individuals or groups are most likely to fund themselves in situations involving conflicts; learn important skills that will help you prevent and solve conflict resulting from misinformation, miscommunication, or misunderstanding; and develop skills that will empower you to listen and speak effectively in conflict situations while maintaining positive relationships with athletes, parents, officials, and other Coaches.

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Prevention and Recovery


Target: Competition Coaches

After taking the Prevention and Recovery you will have the knowledge needed to: Identify common injuries in your sport and develop appropriate prevention and recovery strategies to keep your athletes injury-free during training and competition; offer valuable information and guidance on hydration, nutrition, and sleep as they relate to injury prevention; choose skills and drills that help athletes perform appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs; and implement recovery and regeneration techniques to help an athlete maintain or return to optimal performance post injury. 

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Developing Athletic Abilities


Target: Competition Coaches

After completing the Developing Athletic Abilities: Be able to implement general and sport-specific training protocols and methods to effectively develop or maintain the athletic abilities necessary for your sport; know how to apply training principles and variables to training methods that build fitness, endurance, strength, speed and sport-specific conditioning; and be able to select and adapt testing and training protocols and methods for athletes training from 6-9 to 9-12 times per week.

Pre-requisite: a 2h online pre-workshop session via the Locker.

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Coaching and Leading Effectively


Target: Competition Coaches

The Coaching and Leading Effectively Module gives you the skills needed to: Promote a positive image of sport, and model it to athletes and those supporting their performance; deliver clear messages and explanations when communicating with athletes and their supporters; and identify opportunities to interact with all athletes and use feedback to improve and correct performance and behaviour.

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Mentor Training Module  – (NEW)


The 7-hour Mentor Training Module is designed to prepare individuals to step into their role as a mentor with clarity of purpose, and confidence in their actions. The training reaffirms and strengthens their abilities and skills as a mentor, while expanding upon the mentor’s knowledge of the mentoring process. Completing the training will provide the mentor with standards and protocols for the implementation of mentoring within their coaching community.

By the end of the training, the mentor will:

  • Understand the concept of mentoring;
  • Understand the process of cognitive coaching;
  • Acquire and perform the communication skills required to be an effective mentor; and
  • Utilize the 3 steps of the mentoring process.

Training will include small group tasks, discussions, and de-briefs. The emphasis will be on practicing the communication skills required of a mentor.


Manage a Sport Program (NEW)


As coaches begin to take on more responsibility, they are expected to plan and execute tasks that go beyond the delivery of daily training and the management of the daily training environment.

The Manage a Sport Program module provides coaches with the opportunity to plan and interact with program budgeting, setting staff and team expectations, arranging team travel, building athlete agreements, and reporting on athlete/team progress.

This 4-hour module is perfect for any club head coach, provincial team coach, aspiring team manager, or technical administrator.

After completing the Manage a Sport Program module, you will be able to:

  • Manage administrative aspects of the program and oversee logistics;
  • Manage staff’s roles and responsibilities;
  • Manage camp and tournament finances and travel; and
  • Report on athlete progress throughout program.

Performance Planning (NEW)


In order to achieve peak performance, an athlete’s training program needs to be periodized according to the demands of their sport, as well as their individual development needs. The Performance Planning module allows coaches to reflect on the structure of a yearly plan, and appropriately sequence training and development priorities so as to achieve peak performance.

This 12.5-hour module is a perfect next-step after the Design a Basic Sport Program module. It is recommended that the Performance Planning module be taken before the Advanced Practice Planning module.

After completing the Performance Planning module, you will be able to:

  • Perform a thorough analysis of the demands of your athletes’ sport at the elite (high-performance) level;
  • Outline a program structure based on training and competition opportunities;
  • Identify appropriate measures for promoting athlete development within your own program;
  • Integrate yearly training priorities into your own program;
  • Organize and sequence training priorities and objectives on a weekly basis to optimize adaptations; and
  • Evaluate the ability of your athletes/team to perform up to their potential in competition.

INCLUDES: approximately 2.5-hour online pre-workshop session

Advanced Practice Planning (NEW)


For individual training sessions to effectively contribute to the overall objectives of an annual training plan, a coach must understand the outcome of each training session and how their cumulative effects will contribute to athletic development.

The Advanced Practice Planning module examines the impact of daily training sequencing, and the manipulations that can affect training outcomes. This 5-hour module is a great follow-up to the Planning a Practice module. It is recommended that the Performance Planning module be taken before Advanced Practice Planning.

After completing the Advanced Practice Planning module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that affect practice planning;
  • Ensure that practice plans are consistent with the microcycles and phases of which they are part;
  • Sequence exercises in a practice so that their order is consistent with the research on sequencing;
  • Develop a plan for training athletic abilities over a microcycle;
  • Develop a plan for training technical and tactical abilities over a microcycle; and
  • Develop a plan for a microcycle that helps athletes taper before a competition.