Roles:

Coach - coaches paddlers
Learning Facilitator (LF) - can train coaches
Coach Evaluator (CE) - can train & certify coaches
Coach Developer (CD)
Master Coach Developer (MCD)

To learn the differences between Learning Facilitator, Coach Evaluator, and Master Coach Developer, please click here.

Levels of accreditation:

In Training – when they have completed some of the required training for a context
Trained – when they have completed all required training for a context;
Certified – when they have completed all evaluation requirements for a context

To become a certified Marathon Coach:

  • OMCKRA is the provincial sport governing organization for Marathon Paddling. Use the link below to let us know you want training and we'll get you into the next available training course.
  • You will need to take a 'Core Training course' then a week or so later be evaluated by a Coach Evaluator (CE) who will submit your evaluation to CAC where you will be assigned a coach number and be able to access your "Locker"
  • At this point you are a 'Trained Coach"
  • To be come certified, you must complete the online ethics course and boat safety and add this to your "Locker"
  • When this is completed you will recieve your certification as a Marathon Coach

To become a certified Learning Facilitator (LF):

  • You must have delivered at least one workshop on your own and have completed the MED on-line evaluation.
  • You must contact your sport governing organization (NSO, P/TCR or P/TSO) stating that you wish to be evaluated and they will assign an MCD to oversee your certification.
  • The assigned MCD will contact you before your next workshop.
  • The MCD will attend your workshop and evaluate your delivery using the
    LF Evaluation Tool. After the workshop, he or she will share their observations in a debrief and establish an action plan of suggested strategies for future development.
  • Upon successful completion, determined by the MCD, you will be certified!

For more detailed information, check out the Guide to Evaluating Learning Facilitators.

To become a certified Coach Evaluator (CE):

  • You must have delivered at least three coach evaluations and have completed the MED on-line evaluation.
  • You must have received feedback from three different coach evaluations using the Coach Assessment form found in the CE portfolio.
  • You must complete a self-evaluation using the Self Assessment form found in the CE portfolio.
  • You must contact your sport governing organization (NSO, P/TCR or P/TSO) stating that you wish to be evaluated and they will assign a Master Coach Developer to oversee your certification.
  • The assigned MCD will contact you before your next workshop.
  • You must provide the MCD with your portfolio containing the three feedback forms from coaches and your self-evaluation.
  • The Master Coach Developer will then set up a time to debrief you on their findings and establish an action plan of suggested strategies for future development using the Coach Evaluator Evaluation Tool.
  • Upon successful completion, determined by the Master Coach Developer, you will be certified!

For more detailed information, check out the Guide to Evaluating Coach Evaluators.

To become a certified Master Coach Developer (MCD):

    • You must have been evaluated delivering a workshop and have completed the MED on-line evaluation.
    • You have trained, evaluated, and mentored Learning Facilitators and/or Coach Evaluators.
    • You have received feedback using the appropriate form found in the portfolio from:
      i. 2 Coach Developers you have mentored;
      ii. 2 Coach Developers you have evaluated;
      iii. 2 Coach Developers you have co-delivered with; and
      iv. your sport governing organization.
    • You have completed the self-evaluation form found in the portfolio.
    • You must contact your sport governing organization (NSO, P/TCR or P/TSO) stating that you wish to be evaluated and they will assign a Master Coach Developer to oversee your certification.
    • You must provide the Master Coach Developer with your portfolio containing: six feedback forms, one governing organization form, and your self-evaluation.
    • The Master Coach Developer will then set up a time to debrief you on their findings and establish an action plan of suggested strategies for future development using the Master Coach Developer Evaluation Tool.
    • Upon successful completion, determined by the Master Coach Developer, you will be certified!

For more detailed information check, out the Guide to Evaluating Master Coach Developers.

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