Distance education meets coaching certification

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This is a look at the Distance Education Course of a Community Coach in Badminton

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Distance education meets coaching certification

  1. 1. A DE Program designed to certifycoaches as a Community Coach in theSport of Badminton
  2. 2. Why a Community Coaching Program• The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) restructured the way that coaches were certified on April 1, 2004.• Previously coaches were certified at levels • Level 1-3 were considered Community Coaches • Level 4 or 5 comprised of High Performance Coaches The NCCP recognized the need for more Community Coaches who don’t require the lengthy Theory course that was required to receive any level of coaching. The NCCP devised a way to incorporate the Theory portion of coaching certification into the Community Coach Course.
  3. 3. The Reason for creating the course(besides the fact that it is a requirement for 804)Current Level 1 Badminton coaches are not recognized by the NCCP as beingcertified.“Old” Level 1 coaches, in order to become certified must take theCommunity Coach in the Sport of Badminton CourseThere is a demand for new badminton coaches in Saskatchewan. Any coachthat takes part in the Saskatchewan Winter Games, SaskatchewanAboriginal Winter Games, Western Canadian Winter Games or the NorthAmerican Aboriginal Games must be Certified as a Community Coach in thesport of badminton if that is what they are coaching.The big reason-there are only two people in the province certified toconduct the course. This causes a lot of issues.
  4. 4. What the Program is about-Over the course of four weeks participants will be engaged in an onlineexperience where they will receive a Community Coaching Certification inthe sport of badmintonParticipants will take the course asynchronously and will have theopportunity (optionally) to meet face to face once to go over any questionsor concerns they have with course
  5. 5. Learning outcomesThe following topics will be covered over a period of four weeks:Introduction to Community CoachingThe Equipment and the Laws of BadmintonPractice Planning and Badminton SafetyTasks of the Community CoachCompetition OrganizationPractice Coaching
  6. 6. How the Course will be delivered…The Course Management Tool that will be used is Edmodo. Edmodo issecure place for instructor to connect with participants. It is an onlineplatform that is widely used by educators and has been compared toFacebook. Participants should have little hangups about using this tool.Participants with smartphones and access to the Internet would be able totake the course as easily as those with a computer.Google+ Hangouts will be used for video conferencing. This is a free toolthat Google has put out that allows for up to 10 people to videoconference.Any participants that do not want to be included in the video “part” of theconference may follow through the chat channel
  7. 7. Technical RequirementsParticipants would need a computer, tablet or Smartphone with access tothe Internet.If they do not have a computer, they would need access to a DVD player as adisc will be sent out prior to the course starting. The disc will have videosthat can be viewed on Edmodo. The DVD is produced to cut back onbandwidth.
  8. 8. FundingThere would be several partners that would fund this course. The first andforemost would be covered by SaskSport Inc. through the MembershipAssistance Program (MAP) Grants. Additional funding would come from theAboriginal Community Sport Grant Program. A nominal fee will be paid bythe participant, which is usually covered by a local association. This feewould be $50. This is a standard fee charged to coaches who take part in theFace to Face clinic.
  9. 9. AssessmentA series of online tests will be administered at the end of each module.These assessments will be created in Edmodo and participants in the coursewill know their results immediately.Participants will be allowed to re-take any quiz. The quizzes do not count foran overall mark but simply to assess whether or not the instructor needs tocontact participant if he/she feels necessary.
  10. 10. CONGRATULATIONS!Participants who successfully take part in the course for the four weeks willbe given a Community Coach in the Sport of Badminton Certificate. ¿Alguna pregunta??? Any Questions?
  11. 11. BibliographyFootball Saskatchewan (2012). Coaching Certification. Retrieved fromhttp://www.footballsaskatchewan.ca/index.php/nccp-mainmenu-58Sask Sport (2012). Aboriginal Sport Development. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sasksport.sk.ca/aboriginalSport.php

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