The Level 3 coaching program is the third level in the volleyball NCCP system and is recommended for Level 2 Certified coaches seeking additional coach education, training, and certification. The program has three distinct steps required for certification. Completion of each step also provides the coach with one of three coaching "designations": In Training, Trained, or Certified.
Step 1 - In Training: successful completion of the Level 3 Volleyball Course
The Level 3 Volleyball Course, attempts to build on the concepts presented in the Level 2 Volleyball Certification Program. This is an advanced volleyball coaching course and is intended for coaches who aspire to develop athletes and teams which will be competitive at national level competitions (i.e. national championships). It deals with advanced skill development, volleyball program management, detailed seasonal planning, and the sequencing of training sessions.
For upcoming volleyball workshops and clinics, visit the Tournaments & Events Calendar.
Step 2 - Trained: successful completion of the six Competition - Development Multi-Sport Modules
Coaches must undertake education and training in six multi-sport modules: Managing Conflict, Leading Drug-free Sport, Psychology of Performance, Coaching and Leading Effectively, Prevention and Recovery, and Developing Athletic Abilities. These modules provide education and training in areas relevant to coaches in all sports.
For a calendar of Multi Sport Modules click here
Step 3 - Certified: Portfolio and Evaluation Requirements
The final step in the Level 3 process is the development of a coaching portfolio and the undertaking of a final evaluation. The portfolio includes several assignments:
- Describing your coaching context.
- The compilation of player and physical testing data.
- Completion of a Yearly Training Plan (YTP).
- Developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
- Collecting a full season (minimum 80 hours) of written and properly structured practice plans.
- Collecting a full season of written match plans and match outcomes.
- Observing another coach's practice session.
- Observing another coach's match behaviours.
Once you have completed the Level 3 portfolio, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Portfolios can also be mailed to our office at:
Ontario Volleyball Association
3 Concorde Gate #304
If your Level 3 portfolio is approved, the OVA will set you up with a Level 3 Evaluator for the final evaluation phase. The cost of the final evaluation phase is $600 + HST. This process involves being formally observed over the course of a season in a minimum of three practice settings by a Level 3 Evaluator. OVA's Level 3 Evaluators are:
- Brenda Willis
- Dustin Reid
- Hernan Humana
- Keith Wasylik
- Kristine Drakich
- Merv Mosher
- Wally Dyba