Coaches BC would like to reach out to communities across BC to host the NCCP FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS (FMS) workshop: a program designed to improve children’s lives through physical literacy development.
Who can host the course?
Any person, group, organization, or school who wants to increase physical literacy within their community can be a host.
Who can participate?
The FMS workshop targets sport and recreation professionals, personal trainers, coaches from grassroots to high performance, teachers, and anyone who works with young children, for example daycare professionals, sport camp leaders and other community leaders who deliver programs for young children. There are 2 specific streams:
• Community Leader: An 8 hour workshop that targets beginner coaches, recreation leaders, sport camp leaders, etc.
• Coach Professional Development: A 3-4 hour workshop that targets coaches or instructors with previous NCCP training, those with a PE, Human Kinetics, or Kinesiology background, and elementary school teachers.
The recommended minimum number of participants to run a workshop is 10 and the maximum is 20. Exception to these guidelines can be made.
What is taught during the course?
Based upon the fundamental stages of the Canadian Sport for Life model of long-term athlete development, this workshop explores core National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) themes such as fair play, safety, responsibility, and communication with an innovative skill development process. With a strong foundation of fundamental movement skills, children are more likely to succeed and be motivated to participate in physical activities and become active for life. Specifically, the FMS workshop is broken into 12 units that are designed to teach participants how to analyze and identify the various stages of development for the fundamental movement skills and create safe games where children can practise fundamental movement skills. Participants are given the opportunity to practice strategies to improve fundamental movement skills analyses an detaching techniques. Each unit covers the following as related to the specific fundamental movement skill:
• NCCP Core Competencies: Problem-Solving, Valuing, Critical Thinking, Leading, Interacting.
• Six Step Teaching Mode: Identify, Analyze, Generate, Plan, Implement, and Assess.
• Four Phases of Movement: Preparation, Force Production, Critical Instant, Follow-through/Recovery
• Stages of Development (Emerging, Early-Developers, Late-Developers, Mature) with respect to specific fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking, striking, hopping, skipping, agility, and balance.
• Methods for safe and effective Observation, Communication, and Feedback.
What are the benefits?
Participants walk away with a coaching certification number from the Coaching Association of Canada and a trained status in Fundamental Movement Skills on their official NCCP transcript. Participants can use this training to gain further work experience in any field where they are working with young children. The FMS workshop is a required course for many sports and organizations, including community recreation centers and camp programs. The coaching certification number is a number that each participant will have for any more coaching courses they might take down the road as it is associated with the NCCP Database for coaches.
What is the cost?
The Learning Facilitator fee for the FMS workshop varies between $35-45 per hour plus any travel expenses incurred. The Learning Facilitator will invoice the host agency directly for their fee.
There is a $10 fee per participant for the cost the workshop manuals. Coaches BC will invoice the host agency directly for the manuals fee.
If the host agency does not already have a space available to hold the workshop and must rent a facility, then a facility rental cost must also be considered.
The hosting agency may select to set a participant registration fee to subsidize their costs based on facility, participant, and Learning Facilitator costs. It is recommended that all participants pay the host agency in advance at the time of registration.
The recommended minimum number of participants to run a workshop is 10 and the maximum is 20. Exception to these guidelines can be made, as it is the Hosting Agency's decision regarding the amount of money required to subsidize the course in the event of low enrollment.
How do I host a FMS workshop?
The simplest way to begin the process of hosting a Fundamental Movement Skills workshop is to fill out the “Course Application & Material Request Form” on the Coaches BC Website. This can be found here.
Then, the host agency must select and book a Learning Facilitator of their choice. Coaches BC has a list of numerous qualified FMS Learning Facilitators located throughout the province. To find the contact information of the Learning Facilitator nearest you please visit the Coaches BC website. This can be found here.
If you have any questions during this process or would like suggestions for Learning Facilitators in your area please feel free to contact Dylan Brown.
Thank you so much for considering the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills workshop as a way to enhance not only the knowledge and skills sets of your leaders and coaches, but as a way to improve children’s lives through physical literacy development.