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Developing Physical Literacy /
Long-Term Athlete Development Model
Links for Coaches
Long-term athlete development (LTAD) is an athlete progression model from playground to podium. LTAD was developed by a group of Canadian sport scientists, and was adopted by Sport Canada in 2005.
Download the PDF Document for more information!

Coaches Association of Canada
Coaches Association of BC
Douglas College Sports Science Program
Positive Coaching Alliance

Water Polo Canada Coaching Development

Jeff & James

Coach Clinic - The Practice

Date: March 15 to 19th. 1130am-8pm
Venue: South Surrey Indoor Pool
Ages: 15 and older

Maximum of 10 registrants

For more information please mail the BCWPA office


2010 National Club Championship Coach Certification Reminder
Water Polo Canada would like to remind all of its coaches, Head Coach and Assistant Coach alike, of their necessary coaching certification for the 2010 season.  All coaches are required to have successfully completed the Competition- Introduction module of Making Ethical Decisions (MED) - all coaches must be MED “certified”. 

For full details --> WPC 2010& 2011 NCC Coach Certification


"The Practice Coach"

Below is the list of all certified Master Learning Facilitators (MLF), Learning Facilitators (LF), Master Evaluators (ME), and Evaluators (E) for "The Practice Coach" in BC.  For the definition of the responsibilities of the above personnel please visit the NCCP Overview page in our Coaching section.  Only those on the list below are eligible to deliver the "New" Water Polo Canada NCCP coach education program.

John Stockdale

Faye Anstey
Zach Matthews
John Stockdale

John Stockdale

Faye Anstey
James Gardiner
Justin Mitchell
Ian Mitchell
John Stockdale
Ferenc Vindisch



For UBC Water Polo Club - adult and mature students, typically 15 to 30 men and women at each practice
Practices 2X per week at University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre:

  • Saturday 10:30 AM – 12 noon Sept 5 to Oct 3, 5:00 to 6:30 PM after Oct 10.
  • Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 PM starting Thurs Sept 10, 2009
  • UBC tournament September 25-27, 2009

For more information download the pdf document.

WPC Code of Conduct Signature Page

Please find attached the WPC Code of Conduct Signature Page.  This document is required to be signed by all NT and Club coaches.  The document makes reference to the Coaches of Canada Code of Conduct, which can be viewed on the WPC web site under the Coaching Development section and Ethics.  In addition, the Ethics section contains the Coaches of Canada and CAC Code of Ethics.

Please forward to your club coaches for the 0910 program year and have them return this signed form to the PSO to keep on file.

---> form


It’s Time to Celebrate Canada’s Coaches!
Campbell’s® Chunky® partners with CAC to find Canada’s Most Valuable Coach



The Coaching Association of Canada and Chunky Soup, in association with TSN, will recognize the contributions of Canadian coaches with the launch of the second year of the Chunky MVC: Most Valuable Coach contest. This program encourages the millions of Canadians involved in community, amateur and competitive sports to visit to nominate a coach who has made a real difference in their lives and the lives of others by reflecting and promoting the values of leadership, activeness and community. This year’s winner of Chunky MVC will receive a prize package valued at $25,000 for his or her athletes and community.

If you know a coach that deserves recognition for the outstanding work they do, then go to and nominate that coach to be the Chunky MVC!

Be sure to keep an eye out for Chunky MVC in-store presence and media appearances!

Club Nationals & MED evaluation for Coaches

Dear Members

For those clubs entering teams in any of the Club Nationals, there are some very important dates that you need to be aware of.  To Download is the National Club Championship Handbook that provides these dates, and also includes necessary information.  Please review this document clearly.

Registration forms, payment (cheques made out to BC Water Polo Association) and rosters must be submitted to BCWP by the deadlines listed on page 3. Note the first deadline is January 30!

In addition to several significant changes this year, please note the requirement for all coaches to have successfully completed the online “Making Ethical Decisions” evaluation.

Also, drug testing should be expected at each event.  More information on drug testing can be found at the following link:<=e&news_id=86

BCWP Board of Director


The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has recently developed a new curriculum based on competency-based education training. What that it entails is coaches will be developed not only in a classroom, but evaluated on deck while coaching. Coaching clinics will not be the same old student and lecturer, but now a learning facilitator will orchestrate a learning environment conducive to discussion and a trial-and-error learning approach. The new NCCP is based on the concepts of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) player pathway model adopted by Sport Canada. --> more

Please click on the link to get to the NCCP Page on "WaterPolo Canada's Website". 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me or drop me a line. 

Ian Mitchell

BCWPA Coaches Page on Facebook!

Ian Mitchell created a BCWPA Coaches Page on Facebook! 40 Members strong.
Check it out if you get a chance. Group Name is: BCWPA Coaches Page




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