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 will accept registrations from coaches from other provinces, however we can not offer the discounted rate.

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!

NB Residents; please click the NB Resident option for registration payment via the Locker.

Psychology of Performance


The goal of the NCCP Psychology of Performance module is to support coaches in developing mental skills in their day-to-day practice as a coach.

*Note: There are similarities between this module and the NCCP Basic Mental Skills module. While the NCCP Basic Mental Skills module provides an overview to mental skill development and application, this module covers the knowledge of mental skill development at a deeper level and provides more opportunities for coaches to practise. Both modules follow a similar structure, yet they cover different depths of applying the development of mental skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the focus skills that will help athletes achieve their goals in training and in competition
  • Train athletes in the focus skills that will help them achieve their goals in training and in competition
  • Work with athletes or teams to identify appropriate outcome, performance and process goals
  • Use debriefing skills to work with athletes and assess their performance in training and in competition

Managing Conflict


NCCP Managing Conflict introduces new and experienced coaches to the impact of conflict on sport in their day-to-day coaching practice. This module teaches key skills for achieving positive outcomes using effective conflict management techniques.

Learning outcomes  

After completing the NCCP Managing Conflict training module, coaches will be able to:

  • Identify common sources of conflict in sport
  • Take steps to prevent and resolve conflict resulting from misinformation, miscommunication or misunderstanding
  • Listen and speak for themselves in conflict situations to maintain positive and healthy relationships with athletes, parents, guardians, officials, other coaches and administrators

Prevention and Recovery


The NCCP Prevention and Recovery module provides strategies and techniques to prevent injury, while also improving performance. These 2 concepts are closely connected. Strategies that help with 1 of the concepts, directly influence the other.

This workshop supports coaches in preventing injury. It does not prepare coaches to intervene medically with an injured athlete. It’s highly recommended that coaches take a first-aid course or have someone who has first-aid training be on site with them at all times during practices.

Learning outcomes

After finishing this module, coaches will be able to design a personalized Prevention Action Plan (PAP), which will enhance their athletes’ performance and assist in preventing injuries. In particular, coaches will be able to:

  • Identify common injuries in sport
  • Identify prevention and recovery strategies for common injuries in sport
  • Design and implement appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs
  • Choose skills and drills that help athletes perform skills correctly
  • Support athletes’ return to sport through awareness and proactive leadership
  • Implement recovery and regeneration techniques to maintain or return to optimal performance in training and competition
  • Provide appropriate information and guidance on hydration, nutrition and sleep that will each contribute to optimal performance in training and competition

Developing Athletic Abilities


Target: Competition Coaches

After completing the NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities module, you will be able to:

•    identify athletic abilities required in your athletes’ sport;
•    evaluate athletes’ abilities and interpret data to prescribe training;
•    understand training principles, methods, and protocols; and
•    develop and prescribe training protocols specific to your athletes’ age and state of development.

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.

Manage a Sport Program


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


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


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.