Become a Coach
INTRODUCING THE WATER SKI AND WAKEBOARD CANADA COACHING PROGRAM
The Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) Coaching Program, in partnership with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), oversees the development and delivery of educational resources for Towed Watersports coaches. The Program also ensures that individuals are able to enter and progress along the WSWC coaching pathway.
NCCP offers multiple levels of coaching, each with its own requirements and training – from the first-time coach to the head coach of a national team. As part of the program, all coaches are trained in ethical decision-making and sports safety.
THE PATHWAY FOR COACHES
The three coaching levels:
FOUNDATIONS: This is the basic, community level coach. As a Foundations coach, you may be working with kids or adults, beginners or novices, athletes or people who simply want to enjoy being on the water. The emphasis is placed on safety, fun, ethics, boat driving and values beyond competition. This clinic will help camps, schools, and volunteer coaches foster the love of the sport, promote participation, and teach basic skills to beginners of all ages through a variety of activities and disciplines.
BUILD THE SKILLS: The purpose of this technical skills clinic is to create an understanding of how to teach the basic techniques and skills of towed water sports for coaches working with participants of all ages that have little or no formal towed water sports experience.
LEARN TO COMPETE: You want to coach higher level athletes? This is the coach level you are looking for. Learn to Compete coaches are competitive coaches who prepare their athletes for competition. In addition to coaching sport-specific skills, you will be designing and monitoring yearly training plans, and providing basic mental training skills, competition tactics, and skill analysis. The goals at this level of coaching are fun, fitness, fundamentals, and performance at regional or provincial competitions as well as consolidation of basic skills of the sport.
WSWC COACHING COURSES & CONTACT INFO
To find a coaching course in your province, visit Water Ski Canada’s Calendar HERE
Do you need to know which coaching course is right for you?
Do you have questions about the Coaching Manuel?
Are you a member of the National Team?
Contact Cole Grant at the National office for more information
Phone: 1-888 526 0685
Do you have a towed watersports coaching course in your area?
Contact your Provincial Organization to register and for more information
NCCP COACHING MANUAL – ENGLISH
NCCP COACHING MANUAL – FRENCH
THE LOCKER AND COACH.CA
During the introductory training, coaches will complete three modules offered through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). This Program, created by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), offers several Multi-sport training modules online via The Locker, including the towed watersports-specific Making Head Way concussion awareness module. To learn more, visit coach.ca
- Create your coaching profile in the Locker.ca on coach.ca
- Determine your coaching type (review Be a Coach tab)
- Get Trained. Find a WSWC Coaching Clinic near you. Click Here
- Apply for National Certification by emailing Cole Grant Cole@wswc.ca
- Contact your provincial Coaching Representative for more information.