It is mandatory that all high level (level 3+ & median+) cheer coaches complete the following National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) modules: 1) Making Ethical Decisions (MED); 2) Planning a Practice; and 3) Nutrition in order to be considered certified.
The modules are designed to teach coaches the fundamentals of:
- Make Ethical Decisions – analyze a challenging situation and determine if it has moral, legal or ethical implications; and apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to properly respond to each situation in a way that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics.
- Nutrition – determine if foods and beverages consumed by your athletes before, during and after training are adequate; offer suggestions for more suitable food and beverage alternatives when necessary; and gain a better understanding of the best way to promote healthy food choices that are consistent with basic sport nutrition principles to both athletes and their parents.
- Planning a Practice – organize a well-structured practice plan with safe, age-appropriate activities you’ve designed to match the proficiency level of participants; identify potential risk factors that could impact the sport and practice activities; create an emergency action plan; and identify practice goals and design activities that offer the best training benefits for the athletic skills required in your sport.
Please send a screen shot of course completion to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on NCCP or to find these courses in Saskatchewan please visit the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan Website.