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NCCP Concussion awareness training reaches 100K milestone in completions

Ottawa, September 28, 2021 – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is proud to support Concussion Awareness Week, held across Canada from September 26 to October 2, 2021, which highlights the influential role all Canadians can play in preventing, recognizing, and managing concussions.

Concussions are a serious public health issue affecting all those across Canada. Early recognition of concussion, proper medical assessment, and appropriate management can make a difference in recovery.  As a member of the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Concussions in Sport, the CAC encourages all sport and recreation participants, parents, coaches, organizers, educators, and more, to help increase awareness about this important issue.

The Coaching Association of Canada’s (CAC) NCCP Making Head Way eLearning module is one of a series of eLearning modules and other resources designed to help coaches reduce the incidence of brain injuries in sports and to improve decision-making about when it is safe to return to play after a head injury. The free resource has received over 100,000 completions since it launched in 2014.

“Coaches play a key role in injury prevention for children and youth in sport. The NCCP Making Head Way eLearning module and complementary concussion awareness resources, are available to train and prepare coaches to recognize, assess, and appropriately manage recovery.” says Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the Coaching Association of Canada. “With over 100,000 completions of the NCCP Making Head Way eLearning module, we are grateful to have provided coaches and participants the confidence they require to successfully manage concussion prevention and recovery.”

The CAC’s Concussion Awareness resources can be accessed by visiting www.coach.ca/concussion.  The NCCP Making Head Way eLearning module is available free of charge throughout the year and can be accessed by visiting www.coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series.

About the Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

About the National Coaching Certification Program

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a standardized coach education program available and accessible throughout Canada. Identified as a world leader in coach education, the NCCP ensures all coaches receive training based on best practices in instructional design, ethical decision-making, and with content that is relevant, current and which leads to the development of competent coaches. The NCCP gives coaches the confidence to succeed and is designed and delivered in partnership with the Government of Canada, 65 National Sport Organizations (NSOs), 13 Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), and the Coaching Association of Canada.

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Coaching Association of Canada
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