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Coaching School Sport: Redefining Winning

By SHSAA Office, 04/21/21, 7:15AM CST


School Sport Canada has launched a new eLearning coaching resource for school sport coaches.

School Sport Canada (SSC) is pleased to launch a new eLearning resource that seeks to reduce barriers to sport participation by shedding light on the aspects of effective teaching and learning. Coaching School Sport: Redefining Winning is designed for the interscholastic school coach and reflects core competencies promoted through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). With the support of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the new eLearning module is the first designed specifically for all school coaches in Canada. The knowledge, skills and tools developed from the course aim to foster a school sport environment for student athletes to succeed in all areas of life. (The official press release can be viewed by clicking here)

Coaching School Sport: Redefining Winning is now the required course for all first time approved non-faculty coaches in SHSAA activities as per the current bylaws and policies of SHSAA.

  • The course is accessed through the LOCKER.  Click here to visit the LOCKER.
  • The cost of the module is $50.00 + GST (5% = $2.50).  The eLearning will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.


The Coaching School Sport: Redefining Winning module:

* Examines how winning and successes are viewed in school sport.

  1. Being able to participate in a non-threatening environment is what allows student-athletes to experience success in both victory and defeat.
  2. In addition to the athletic development of student-athletes there is a significant focus on the development of citizenship skills. In educational athletics, sport is used to enhance participants’ education and help them develop critical life skills.

Challenges coaches to demonstrate that success is measured in many ways.

  1. As a coach, it empowers you to help youth understand that winning isn’t everything, but rather their personal development is. In interscholastic athletics, we often focus on helping student-athletes become more skilled performers. For you to be able to make that happen, however, you must understand learning and be able to teach.

Is designed to produce the following educational outcomes:

  1. Promote an environment of learning
  2. Teach citizenship values
  3. Promote sportspersonship
  4. Advocate for a healthy lifestyle
  5. Teach life skills

For NCCP coaches to maintain their certified coach status, they are required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points which can be earned through a multitude of activities. The Coaching  Association of Canada and School Sport Canada have collaborated to provide Coaching School  sport: Redefining Winning as an opportunity for coaches to earn 2 PD points when taking this  Learning module to support lifelong learning.