Performance Coach - Indoor
The Performance Coach program is designed for coaches working with athletes in the Train to Compete stage and most often the 18-22 age group. In many cases, this education pathway is for individuals seeking full-time employment in coaching. The volleyball workshop is also recommended for Advanced Development Certified coaches seeking additional coach education in the area of Performance Analysis. The program has three distinct steps required for certification. Completion of each step also provides the coach with one of three coaching "designations": "In Training", "Trained", or "Certified".
Please note: the information below is for coaches entering the new Performance Coach education pathway. Coaches who have completed the old Level 3 Technical, have until August 31, 2017 to complete the Practical evaluation. After this deadline, the Level 3 course will expire. Please download the old Evaluation Package HERE.
Step 1 - In Training: completion of the Volleyball Canada E-modules
Coaches may have already completed these e-modules at the Development or Advanced Development Coach context. The e-modules are designed to provide all the essential information a volleyball coach will need prior to the In-Person Workshops. To begin the e-modules click "Register Now" or login if you already have a profile.
Step 2 - In Training: successful completion of the nine Competition - Development Multi-Sport Modules:
Managing Conflict, Leading Drug-free Sport, Psychology of Performance, Coaching and Leading Effectively, Prevention and Recovery, Developing Athletic Abilities, Advanced Planning a Practice, Performance Planning, and Manage a Sport Program.
These modules provide education and training in areas relevant to coaches in all sports. To enroll in the Competition - Development Multi-Sport Modules, contact your Provincial/Territorial Coaching Coordinator or HERE.
Step 3 - Trained: successful completion of the Performance Coach In-Person Workshop
The Performance Coach Workshop is entirely focussed on the skill of Performance Analysis (error detection and correction). This is an advanced volleyball coaching workshop and is intended for coaches who aspire to develop athletes and teams which will be competitive at national level competitions and university/college leagues.
The Performance Coach Workshop takes place annually in June or July (locations vary). For an overview of the workshop click HERE
2017 Applications for the Performance Coach Workshop is now closed. Deadline for applications was March 31, 2017. Applications for 2018 workshops will re-open around December 2017.
Step 4 - Certified: Portfolio and Evaluation requirements
The final step in the Performance Coach process is the submission of portfolio assignments and the undertaking of final evaluations.
Please review the entire contents of the Performance Coach Evaluation Package HERE and follow the steps outlined.
The portfolio includes:
- Performance Planning template submission
- Manage a Program submission
- Support the Competitive Experience template submission
The evaluations include:
- Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation - Comp-Dev Stream
- Making Head Way (generic stream) free online module
- Error Detection and Correction online Evaluation (basic and intermediate skills)
- Leading Drug Free Sport online Evaluation
- Managing Conflict online Evaluation
- Support to Athlete in Training Evaluation (2 in-person observations)
- Support the Competitive Experience Evaluation (1 in-person observation of a match)
Evaluation Package Appendices
To view a one-page Performance Coach pathway click HERE