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Learn to improve the fundamental movement skills in participants through the National Coaching Certification Program Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop! The NCCP module is delivered through your Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives. Visit our Find a Workshop page to choose your region to access the training or submit a request for more information about how to access a training near you.
Through this interactive workshop, participants gain the ability to:
- Detect and correct basic errors for fundamental movement skills in participants so they have a choice to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle
- Apply a teaching process to promote the development of fundamental movement skills
- Adapt fundamental movement skills for participants with intellectual, physical, sensory or behavioural disabilities
- Lead activities that will promote the development of fundamental movement skills in a safe, responsible manner while interacting with others; and
- Provide stage-appropriate feedback to encourage and develop fundamental movement skills in participant
NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills workshop
This NCCP module is delivered through your Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (P/ TCR). You must visit your local P/TCR's webpage to register. Choose your region by clicking on the button below to access the training or submit a request for more information on training near you.
This workshop may be available in in-person workshops, online delivery, or have a High School Kit available for teachers to integrate into their lesson plans. Connect with your local P/TCR representative to learn more.
What will I learn?
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop, provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental movement skills and the core-competencies of the NCCP, with the help of numerous hands-on activities. In developing and teaching a child, we break down simple skills into key components to help the child learn and understand. Given the opportunity to learn a wide range of physical skills, children acquire the basic building blocks for the competence, confidence and motivation to try many physical activities and sports.
What are the benefits?
Fundamental movement skills are very important to a child’s physical development. When confident and competent in these skills, children can develop sport-specific and complex movement skills. These skills allow children to enjoy sports and physical activities. Most importantly, with a firm grasp of the fundamental movement skills, a child may enjoy a long life of physical activity.
Who should take this workshop?
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop, is suited to any person working with participants who wish to improve their fundamental movement skills. These skills need to be learned prior to fundamental sport skills. When participants learn fundamental movement skills, they have a choice to participate in a wide range of other activities.
Learn more about the fundamental movement skills and the important role they play in a child's development. View the FAQs to learn more about how the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills workshop can benefit you as a coach, teacher, or parent!
What are the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills?
Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks of movement. They can occur in and on different environments: air, water, ice and land. The different movements include rolling, swinging, sliding, skipping and many others.
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop focuses on the following specific fundamental movement skills:
Workshop participants can apply the skills they learn in this module for these seven fundamental movement skills to other fundamental movements.
What is the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop?
It provides tools, templates and games/activities to help coaches and leaders implement practices and sessions to develop fundamental movement skills.
It is a recognized NCCP professional development module reflecting NCCP instructional design.
What does this module not cover?
It does not cover fundamental sport skills.
It does not include sport-specific resources, nor technical resources.
It does not make people experts in coaching, nor experts in disabilities.
It does not replicate existing disability or sport-specific resources and programming.
It does not focus on competitive or high-performance sport.
What is the module’s purpose?
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills module, is designed for coaches, educators, and recreation/youth/sport leaders who want to learn how to observe, detect, and correct the fundamental movement skills to guide the physical development of children. By helping children develop the building blocks of movement, we can support them to be active for their lifespans.
What recognition will I receive for completing the training?
After completing the training, you will be entered in the Locker as being NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Trained. Furthermore, the workshop is a professional development module that allows NCCP certified coaches to earn five (5) professional development points towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification.
In the past, I took the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills module. Should I take it again?
Yes! Any coach, educator or recreation/sport/youth leader wishing to improve the fundamental movement skills of their participants will benefit from taking the workshop or revisiting the module as a refresher. In January 2018, the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills module was updated. Those who have completed the module prior to the revision will benefit from the new tools, resources, and information contained in the updated workshop.
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop, is also a professional development module that allows NCCP certified coaches to earn five (5) professional development points towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification.
Where can I find ideas for additional activities?
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop provides a number of games and activities to promote the development of fundamental movement skills. However, here are additional resources for games and activities:
- Active for Life: Activities List
- Canadian Paralympic Committee: FUNdamentals Resource
- Canucks Autism: Helpful Resources
- PHE Canada: Resources List
- PlaySport: Resource List
- Physical Activity and Sport for Women aged 55 to 70+