Tuesday, August 13, 2013
BC Hockey announced that the new clinic process for the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) and Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP) is now available online for clinic booking and/or delegate registration. Although not all program components will be affected by the move to e-learning, the HCOP (Level 1 and Level 2’s new to officiating), the NCCP Hybrid course and HCSP will see a drastic delivery change.
All HCSP clinics are now available only as an on-line e-learning course. Face to face HCSP clinics are no longer offered by BC Hockey. Delegates will register for the HU-Safety course via the Hockey University website. This program is a great introduction to team safety, injury recognition and important information for anyone who wishes to be a team Safety Person. From the Fair Play Code and Code of Ethics, to Safety at the Rink, Injury Management and the Emergency Action Plan, this program gives you the information and confidence need to be the go to person on your team for health, wellness, injury recognition as well as safe and proper recovery and return to play procedures.
All Level 1 (aged 12 to 15 years) and those new to officiating (aged 16 years and up) will receive HCOP certification through a blended model requiring the completion of both an online e-learning course and attendance at a face to face clinic. BC Hockey is offering the e-learning modules at no cost for Officiating Level 1 or Officiating – New Adult Referee for those who require the modules to become certified in 2013-2014. Registration is available via the Hockey University website. All other officials go directly to their face to face clinic as no pre-task is required this season.
The Hybrid NCCP Coach Certification is designed for coaches of non-carded or recreational teams. The course is offered as a blended model, with modules offered via e-learning and, once completed, a face to face clinic. Delegates are qualifies after both the e-learning and the face to face clinic components are completed. To register for the NCCP Hybrid course, visit the Hockey University website and register for HU-Comm Coach Stream. Upon completion, again access the Hockey University website and register for the Coach – Hybrid (CHKG) of your choice.
Associations are encouraged to begin booking your clinics immediately. If your association would like to request to host a clinic, please visit the BC Hockey website. Once received, the request will be reviewed and approved by either your District Coach Coordinator or Referee Committee member. Once approved it is posted on the BC Hockey website for registration.
The Hockey Canada e-learning initiative, dubbed Hockey University, was three (3) years in the making from the initial concept to the final product in three (3) Hockey Canada Courses. In the coming years, other course components will also be addressed by e-learning.