CANSail DINGHY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
Sail Canada’s CANSail Instructor program is developed in collaboration with the Coaching Association of Canada as part of the National Coaching Certification Program.
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program offered in over 65 sports in Canada. The principal objective of this program is to develop the abilities of instructors & coaches working with athletes at all levels, from the community level through to high-performance sport.
The NCCP is a collaborative program of the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, national/provincial/territorial sport organizations and the Coaching Association of Canada.
The CANSail Dinghy Instructor Courses
CANSail Instructor development courses are scheduled and delivered by our Provincial Sailing Associations. Please contact your PSA regarding clinic schedules, locations and registration.
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CANSail Fundamental Course - The CANSail Fundamental Course is the first step in the CANSail Instructor system. Successful completion of this course will enable instructor candidates to attend further clinics such as the CANSail Level 1 & 2, 3 & 4, and 5 & 6 Instructor Training Clinics. The CANSail Fundamental Course has been developed to provide an opportunity for instructors to reflect, problem solve, collaborate with peers and continue to build on knowledge from previous experiences, skills and new knowledge acquired from the clinic. This course is mandatory for anyone taking a coach/instructor development clinic.
Community Instructor – The CANSail Community Instructor Training Clinic is designed to provide training to leaders in small communities, councillors at multi-sport camps and instructors in training who are not eligible to become Instructors at other levels. Community Instructor candidates may not have a high level of technical sailing knowledge, but they are passionate about sailing and eager to develop their sailing and instructing skills. Successful completion of this course will prepare Community Instructors to better serve the sailors they will be working with.
CANSail 1 & 2 Instructor - Instructors who successfully complete this course will be qualified to teach beginner participants at the CANSail 1 & 2 Level, and have access to valuable CANSail Instructor Tools.
CANSail 3 & 4 Instructor - Instructors who successfully complete this course will be qualified to teach participants up to the CANSail 3 & 4 Level and have access to valuable CANSail Instructor Tools.
CANSail 5 & 6 Instructor - Instructors who successfully complete this course will be qualified to teach participants at the CANSail 5 & 6 Level and have access to valuable CANSail Instructor Tools.
Wet Feet Module - This is a professional development module for current Sail Canada Instructors looking to expand their instructional base. CANSail Wet Feet is a program for delivery specific to 5-8 year olds. The curriculum, lesson plans and teaching methods are specific to engaging this young group while inadvertently teaching them about sailing boats, water safety, and fundamental movement and balance skills in Optimist Dinghies and dockside.
Spinnaker & Trapeze Module - This is a professional development module for current Sail Canada Instructors looking to expand their instructional base. Instructors who successfully complete this course will be qualified to teach participants using the CANSail Spinnaker & Trapeze program.
Coaching Athletes with Disability Module – this is a professional development module created to provide instructors & coaches with resources and training to work with sailors with a disability. The module is designed to provide the basics of what you need to know to get started, especially in First Contact, Fundamentals, and learn to sail fast settings. Sail Canada Trained and Certified Instructors & coaches, at any CANSail level are eligible to take this course. Volunteers working with para sailors and programs are also encouraged to participate to increase their understanding and awareness. The module is designed to provide additional and specialized information to CANSail instructors and para program volunteers who wish to gain more knowledge or specialize in instructing & coaching sailors with a disability.
IMPORTANT LINKS & COMMUNICATIONS
Enhanced Police Information CheckCANSail Instructors & Coaches are required to complete an Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC) in order to register with Sail Canada starting January 1st 2019. This requirement applies to all CANSail Instructors & Coaches 18 years of age and older. Legislation prevents Police Checks from being required for employment for individuals under the age of 18. CANSail Instructors under the age of 18 are NOT required to provide a Police Check, until they turn 18. Police checks can be obtained from BackCheck.com and added to your Sail Canada profile directly by following the link below, or through your local police station and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to your profile.
Login to create your account and complete your Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC) using BackCheck.com:
Pathways & Prerequisites
*Attention CANSail Instructors & Coaches! Starting January 1st 2019, all CANSail Instructors & Coaches will be required to complete an Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC) in order to Register with Sail Canada.*
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