Competition – Development

The Competition – Development is a 36 to 42-hour course, scheduled over six days with on- and off-court teachings. Wheelchair Basketball Canada requires that coach candidates have obtained certification in Competition – Introduction and Competition -Introduction Advanced (or the old NCCP equivalencies) as a pre-requisite. Athletes will be in the Training to Compete stage of LTAD.

Age of athletes being coached:

Early Entry Athletes: Females 15-18 years, Males 16-18 years.
Late Entry Athletes: +4-5 training years.

Who is this workshop designed for?

This workshop is designed for coaches who have taken the Competition Introduction and Competition Introduction Advanced workshops, and who coach athletes at the Training to Compete level.

What is the focus of the workshop?

The focus of this workshop is on the sport science and sport specific coaching competencies required to coach at the Competition Development level. Typically this involves coaching in year-round programs such as top club teams, provincial teams and Canada Games.

What are the top 3-5 things a coach will learn in this workshop?

  1. Planning for the season, including the annual performance plan, seasonal phases, use of mental training, travel and tournament planning, sport program design and planning for peak performance.
  2. Teaching and coaching wheelchair basketball strategies and tactics, including a variety of coaching techniques, activity design, decision making and special situations game coaching.
  3. Analyzing performance of both individual and team skills and tactics, including biomechanical analysis, video analysis and scouting.

Duration of the workshop:

36 to 42 hours scheduled over six days.

Location of the workshop:

In class and in the gymnasium, plus online pre-workshop meetings.

What other certification requirements are there?

While no certification requirement exists, coaches should have previously taken the Competition Introduction and Competition Introduction Advanced workshops. Coach will receive “In-Training status” upon completion. Coaches must also take Making Ethical Decisions, Leading Drug Free Sport and Managing Conflict to become certified.

Coach Pathway

Competition - Development Coach Pathway

How To Register

If you are interested in becoming a qualified coach in the Wheelchair Basketball Canada NCCP program, contact your Provincial Sport Organization for certification courses near you.

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