Within Lifelong Learning, Professional Development (PD) is a way for coaches to engage in Lifelong Learning. It prepares you for the challenges you will encounter as a coach. The more development, the more positive your impact on your athletes and participants both on and off the field.
PD points from approved activities are applied to your Transcript in the Locker for activities you complete. PD points refer to those coaches who seek to maintain their certified status (or trained status, if their sport requires it).
Take Advantage of Your Learning Options
You can acquire PD Points through a variety of sport-specific or multi-sport activities.
- NCCP Workshop (5 PD Points)
- Coach Self-Directed Activity (3 PD Points for the valid certification period)
- Active Coaching (1 point for every season coached OR 1 point per year for Learning Facilitator or Coach Evaluator activity)
- Non-NCCP events (multi-sport and sport-specific)
Get More out of Your Sport Experience
Even if you are not an NCCP-trained or certified coach, Lifelong Learning can improve your overall coaching experience and enhance your participants’ enjoyment of sport. Coaches who supplement their core practice and game planning with self-directed learning activities report higher rates of satisfaction and stay in coaching for longer. Their participants have more fun, too.
Start Your Learning Journey Now
You can find a list of PD opportunities, such as eLearning and other events in the Locker. You can report your independent learning activities by logging into your Locker profile, selecting the 'Certification' tab, then clicking on the 'Self-Report' icon on the left.