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SUPPORT THE COMPETITIVE EXPERIENCE

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									                  SUPPORT THE COMPETITIVE EXPERIENCE
Here are the criteria and evidences that will be evaluated in the Support the Competitive
Experience outcome:

   •   Pre-competition: Implements procedures that promote readiness for performance
          o Coach has developed a game plan that outlines an appropriate level of strategies
             or tactics for achieving desired performance during competition
          o Coach identifies tactics and strategies that are consistent with athletes’ stages of
             development and yearly objectives and reflects an analysis of both athletes
             coaches and opponents
          o Coach monitors and provides guidance for nutritional and hydration strategies
             that will assist athlete’s physical performance in competition
          o Coach oversees final adjustments in equipment (fine tuning, etc) in order to
             maximize athlete performance
          o Coach provides athletes wih clear information regarding their roles in order to
             enhance individual and team performance in competition
          o Coach works with athlete(s) and/or team to identify appropriate performance and
             process goals and objectives
          o Coach assesses the individual mental state of athletes relative to the demands of
             the competition
          o Coach implements pre-competitive procedures and measures that assist
             athletes/team achieve an adequate mental state for performance by managing
             the following appropriately: focus, distractions, negative anxiety, and/or social
             factors (e.g., team cohesion, athlete interaction)
          o Coach identifies tactics and strategies that are consistent with the rules of
             competition and principles of fair play
          o Coach explains tactics and strategies in a way that is clear for the athletes, and
             checks for understanding
          o Coach manages own anxiety/stress level in an effective way, in order not to
             become a source of distraction for the athletes
   •   During competition: Makes decisions and interventions that promote lacrosse
       performance
          o Coach provides athletes with lacrosse information that identifies what and how
             to achieve a greater performance by focusing on solutions and potential actions
          o Coach makes sure athletes are focused on the task, not the result or scoreboard
          o Where appropriate, coach provides athletes with recovery and fatigue
             management modalities during the competition
          o Coach identifies strategies to analyze key performance factors during the
             competition to assist in correctly identifying potential causes of error, and/or
             areas of improvement
          o Coach uses interventions that provide strategic information (event specific),
             manage athletes (substitutions, replacements), makes adjustments for equipment
             (fine tuning, etc), or implement mental strategies (arousal control/re-focusing
             strategies)
          o Coach assesses the timing and interventions (or decisions to not intervene)
             made during the competition as appropriate to lacrosse

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A Guide to Coach Evaluation                                                                  35
           o Coach assists and/or facilitates athletes in managing mental state during
              competition that positively impacts athlete or team performance
           o Coach makes adjustments to tactics and strategies as necessary in response to
              how the competition unfolds or to significant events during the competition (e.g.
              injury)
           o Coach correctly interprets competitive rules and makes necessary adjustments
              that positively impacts athlete or team performance
   •   After the competition: Uses the competitive experience in a meaningful manner to
       further athletes’ development
           o Coach assesses game plan after the competition and identifies what aspects of
              the plan were successful and a rationale for what could be improved
           o Coach debriefs performance with athletes, and provides constructive feedback
              that identifies what and how to develop greater performance
           o Coach uses analysis taken during the competition to review, interpret and modify
              individual and/or team goals
           o Coach uses post-competition assessment to identify goals or objectives of future
              practices or competitions, where appropriate
           o Coach assists athletes to reflect upon and choose successful tactics/strategies
              for subsequent competitive performances
           o Coach implements recovery and regeneration strategies to maintain optimal
              performance for the next training session or competition
   •   Oversees logistics and support to create favourable conditions for performance in
       competition
           o Coach ensures that necessary lacrosse equipment is ready and available to use,
              and is in good/safe condition
           o Coach provides athletes/parents with necessary information pertaining to travel,
              accommodation, competition schedules, competition location, rallying points, etc
           o Coach provides clear procedures and team regulations pertaining to expected
              standards of behaviours while away from home
           o Coach coordinates safe and timely athlete and equipment transportation
           o Coach clarifies competitive rules before the competition (e.g., eligibility,
              modification of game rules) and communicates appropriate information to
              athletes and other stakeholders (e.g., parents)
           o Coach ensures that lacrosse elements and procedures (ie., facility, rules) are
              accounted for to enable a safe and positive competition environment
           o Coach ensures athlete’s meet nutritional expectations by providing appropriate
              information on when and what to eat
           o Coach plans for and communicates the roles and responsibilities of assistants
              and other stakeholders (ie., other coaches, trainers, support experts, parents,
              managers, etc).

A coach has two options for evaluation:
   1. Direct observation (in-person during a game)
   2. Indirect observation through a video submission of the candidate coaching a game.

Regardless of the method used, the evaluator must be able to verify that the evidences are
observable.


For Evaluators:
A Guide to Coach Evaluation                                                                 36
Prior to the in-person/video evaluation, the coach needs to have successfully completed
his/her evaluation workbook. Within the workbook, there are a number of evidences for
evaluating Support the Competitive Experience:
          • Coaching and Leading Effectively
          • Player Evaluations
          • Psychological Skills

There are three (3) tools that will be used to evaluate the coach:
      1. Game Observation Form
      2. Game Script (used to support game observation form)
      3. Debrief

Debrief
An evaluator-coach debrief following the observation of the game is a critical component of the
evaluation process. There are two purposes for the debrief: 1) to continue to gather necessary
information to verify specific evidences that may not have been clearly demonstrated during
the practice; and 2) to provide feedback to the candidate about what went well and what areas
need improvement. To this end, the debrief should help to shape a more global appreciation of
the coach’s competencies based on the required outcomes and criteria.


                               EVALUATION PROCEDURE
DIRECT (ON-SITE) OBSERVATION
Objectives of Direct Observation
  1. Evaluate the coach’s ability to Support the Competitive Experience.
  2. Provide the coach with an opportunity to develop and grow based on the feedback from
      the evaluator.
  3. If all criteria are met, certify the coach within the competitive-development context.

For the Evaluator
   1. All evaluations must be conducted by CLA-recognized evaluators. To be a CLA-
      recognized evaluator, the evaluator must have received the appropriate training. Refer
      to the CLA document ‘Job Descriptions and Training Standards for Learning Facilitators
      and Evaluators’ for more information as to how to become an accredited evaluator.
   2. Evaluation workbook contains all procedures for evaluation including the required
      criteria and evidences for the Support the Competitive Experience outcome.
   3. Evaluator to receive coach’s information along with evaluation procedures from CLA.
          • Coach’s name and contact information (including NCCP number)
          • Team and division
          • Location/time/date of the game
   4. Evaluator to bring all documentation received from the CLA. Evaluator to walk coach
      through the procedure and set up appropriate practice to observe. Provide the coach:
          • Process for observation, including criteria and evidences
          • Clarification of any questions or concerns
          • Identify and discuss overall goals and objectives
          • Identify any necessary logistics

For Evaluators:
A Guide to Coach Evaluation                                                                 37
   5. Evaluator to have full access to dressing room before and after the game and must be
      close enough to the bench to see and hear during the game.
   6. Evaluator to conduct post-game debrief with coach to gain greater insight and give
      coach an opportunity to clarify any concerns.
   7. If evaluator requires further observation of any of the evidences, set up a 2nd evaluation.
   8. Evaluator to provide the coach a summary of the evaluation.
   9. Evaluator to send all documentation to the CLA and MA/AMA for registration.

For the Coach
   1. Coach successfully completes evaluation workbook prior to in-person evaluation.
   2. Complete and return to the CLA:
          • Request for Evaluation Form
          • Schedule of games
          • A copy of the yearly plan for your team
   3. Meet with the evaluator for at least an hour before and after each observation.
   4. Prior to the game to be evaluated, provide the evaluator with the yearly plan, the game
      line-up, and the game plan.
   5. Assist with the evaluation process by permitting the evaluator access to the dressing
      room and bench.




For Evaluators:
A Guide to Coach Evaluation                                                                   38
INDIRECT (VIDEO SUBMISSION) OBSERVATION
Objectives of Field Evaluation
  1. Evaluate the coach’s ability to Support the Competitive Experience.
  2. Provide the coach with an opportunity to develop and grow based on the feedback from
      the evaluator.
  3. If all criteria are met, certify the coach within the competitive-development context.

For the Evaluator
   1. All evaluations must be conducted by CLA-recognized evaluators. To be a CLA-
      recognized evaluator, the evaluator must have received the appropriate training. This
      can be done by either the CLA or the MA/AMA.
   2. Evaluation workbook contains all procedures for evaluation including the required
      criteria and evidences for the Support the Competitive Experience outcome.
   3. Evaluator to receive coach’s information along with evaluation procedures from CLA.
          • Coach’s name and contact information (including NCCP number)
          • Team and division
          • Location/time/date of the game
          • Yearly Plan
          • Video submission
   4. Evaluator examines the video to determine if he/she can observe all of the required
      evidences.
   5. Evaluator to conduct post-game telephone debrief with coach to gain greater insight and
      give coach an opportunity to clarify any concerns.
   6. If evaluator requires further observation of any of the evidences, set up a 2nd evaluation.
   7. Evaluator to provide the coach a summary of the evaluation.
   8. Evaluator to send all documentation to the CLA and MA/AMA for registration.

For the Coach
   1. Coach successfully completes evaluation workbook prior to providing the video
      submission.
   2. Complete and return to the CLA:
         • Request for Evaluation Form
         • Video submission
         • A copy of the yearly plan for your team
         • The game lineup
         • The game plan
   3. Communicate with the evaluator for at least an hour after the observation.




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A Guide to Coach Evaluation                                                                   39
                              PRE-OBSERVATION CHECKLIST
     Coach Information
       Name                                                NCCP     C C
                                                          Number
                   Surname                  First
      Address
                   Number/Street

                   City                   Province             Postal Code
       Phone
                   Home                   Work                 Fax
       Email
         Name of
        Team/Club
         Division
      Number of years
         coaching
          Date of
        Observation



                             Item                             Yes            Date
Completed evaluation workbook submitted by coach to
CLA
Evaluation workbook graded by evaluator
Evaluation workbook sent back to coach
Formal observation procedure sent to coach with
evaluation tools
Date and time of formal observation confirmed
Necessary game parameters are identified to the coach
Pre-observation feedback given to coach to identify
possible issues or concerns
Identify the context and logistics of observed game –
location in yearly plan, athlete development stage, etc
Discuss process for observation, including evidence
sought
Clarify any questions or concerns
Identify goals and objectives and discuss with coach




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                                                                      GAME OBSERVATION FORM
              Coach                                                                                        NCCP    C   C
              Name                                                                                        Number
                                                 Surname                  First
  PROVIDE SUPPORT TO ATHLETES IN TRAINING
                                              Mark                       Evidence                             Comments           Scoring
                                                     Coach has developed a game plan that outlines                             1   2     3
                                                     an appropriate level of strategies or tactics for
                                                     achieving desired performance during
                                                     competition

                                                     Coach identifies tactics and strategies that are




                                                                                                                           Some evidence, limited detail
                                                                                                                                                           Good evidence, sufficient detail


                                                                                                                                                                                              Exceptional evidence
                                                     consistent with athletes’ stage of development
                                                     and yearly objectives, and reflect an analysis of
                                                     both athletes coached and opponents.

                                                     Coach monitors and provides guidance for
                                                     nutritional and hydration strategies that will
                                                     assist athlete’s physical performance in
                                                     competition

                                                     Coach oversees final adjustments in equipment
                                                     (fine tuning, etc.) in order to maximize athlete
                                                     performance.
    Pre-competition: Implements procedures
     that promote readiness for performance




                                                     Coach provides athletes with clear information
                                                     regarding their roles in order to enhance
                                                     individual and team performance in competition.


                                                     Coach works with athlete(s) and or team to
                                                     identify appropriate performance and process
                                                     goals and objectives

                                                     Coach assesses the individual mental state of
                                                     athletes relative to the demands of the
                                                     competition

                                                     Coach implements pre-competitive procedures
                                                     and measures that assist athletes/team achieve
                                                     an adequate mental state for performance by
                                                     managing the following appropriately: focus,
                                                     distractions, negative anxiety, and/or social
                                                     factors (e.g. team cohesion, athlete interaction).

                                                     Coach identifies tactics and strategies that are
                                                     consistent with the rules of competition and
                                                     principles of fair play


                                                     Coach explains tactics and strategies in a way
                                                     that is clear for the athletes, and checks for
                                                     understanding.

                                                     Coach manages own anxiety/stress level in an
                                                     effective way, in order not to become a source
                                                     of distraction for the athletes


                                                     Total Points

For Evaluators:
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                                                               Mark                      Evidence                           Comments            Scoring
                                                                      Coach provides athletes with lacrosse                                   1   2     3
                                                                      information that identifies what and how to
                                                                      achieve greater performance by focusing on
                                                                      solutions and potential actions.
                                                                      Coach makes sure athletes are focused on the




                                                                                                                                        Some evidence, limited detail
                                                                                                                                                                        Good evidence, sufficient detail


                                                                                                                                                                                                           Exceptional evidence
                                                                      task, not the result or scoreboard.
   interventions that promote lacrosse performance




                                                                      Where appropriate, coach provides athletes with
      During competition: Makes decisions and




                                                                      recovery and fatigue management modalities
                                                                      during the competition
                                                                      Coach identifies strategies to analyze key
                                                                      performance factors during the competition to
                                                                      assist in correctly identifying potential causes of
                                                                      error, and/or areas for improvement.
                                                                      Coach uses interventions that provide strategic
                                                                      information (event specific), manage athletes
                                                                      (substitutions, replacements), make
                                                                      adjustments for equipment (fine tuning, etc.), or
                                                                      implement mental strategies (arousal control /
                                                                      re-focusing strategies).
                                                                      Coach assesses the timing and interventions (or
                                                                      decisions to not intervene) made during the
                                                                      competition as appropriate to lacrosse.
                                                                      Coach assists and or facilitates athletes in
                                                                      managing mental state during competition that
                                                                      positively impacts athlete or team performance
                                                                      Coach makes adjustments to tactics and
                                                                      strategies as necessary in response to how the
                                                                      competition unfolds or to significant events
                                                                      during the competition (e.g. injury).
                                                                      Coach correctly interprets competitive rules and
                                                                      makes necessary adjustments that positively
                                                                      impact athlete or team performance.
                                                                      Total Points
                                                               Mark                        Evidence                          Comments           Scoring
                                                                      Coach assesses game plan after the competition                          1   2    3
   After the competition: Uses the competitive experience in




                                                                      and identifies what aspects of the plan were
                                                                      successful and a rationale for what could be
                                                                      improved.

                                                                      Coach debriefs performance with athletes, and
                                                                      provides constructive feedback that identifies what
                a meaningful manner to further




                                                                      and how to develop greater performance.
                     athletes’ development




                                                                      Coach uses analysis taken during the competition
                                                                      to review, interpret and modify individual and/or
                                                                      team goals

                                                                      Coach uses post-competition assessment to identify
                                                                      goals or objectives of future practices or
                                                                      competitions, where appropriate.

                                                                      Coach assists athlete to reflect upon, and choose
                                                                      successful tactics/strategies for subsequent
                                                                      competitive performances.

                                                                      Coach implements recovery and regeneration
                                                                      strategies to maintain optimal performance for
                                                                      the next training session or competition.


                                                                      Total Points

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A Guide to Coach Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                       42
                                                          Mark                         Evidence                            Comments                      Scoring
                                                                  Coach ensures that necessary lacrosse equipment                                      1  2     3
                                                                  is ready and available to use, and is in good/safe
                                                                  condition.
                                                                  Coach provides athletes/parents with necessary




                                                                                                                                      Some evidence, limited detail

                                                                                                                                                                      Good evidence, sufficient detail


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Exceptional evidence
                                                                  information pertaining to travel, accommodation,
                                                                  competition schedules, competition location, rallying
                                                                  points etc.
                                                                  Coach provides clear procedures and team
                                                                  regulations pertaining to expected standards of
                                                                  behaviours while away from home.
                                                                  Coach coordinates safe and timely athlete and
                                                                  equipment transportation.
                                                                  Coach clarifies competition rules prior to the
                                                                  competition (i.e. eligibility, modification of game
                                                                  rules) and communicates appropriate information to
                                                                  athletes and other stakeholders.
                                                                  Coach ensures that lacrosse elements and
    Oversees logistics and support to create favourable




                                                                  procedures (i.e. facility, rules) are accounted for to
                                                                  enable a safe and positive competition environment.
        conditions for performance in competition




                                                                  Coach ensures athlete’s meet nutritional
                                                                  expectations by providing appropriate information
                                                                  on when and what to eat.
                                                                  Coach plans for and communicates the roles and
                                                                  responsibilities of assistants and other stakeholders
                                                                  (i.e. other coaches, trainers, support experts,
                                                                  parents, managers, etc.).
                                                                  Total Points
                                                                  Coach can identify individual learning styles and
                                                                  provide appropriate interventions that promote
                                                                  learning for athletes based on their preferred style
                                                                  Coach correctly analyzes the cause of performance
                                                                  errors based on “referent model” used to analyze
                                                                  athlete performance during practice
                                                                  Coach implements corrective measure based on
                                                                  defined “referent model” used to analyze athlete
                                                                  performance during the practice

                                                                  Coach provides feedback, questioning and
                                                                  instruction that clearly identifies what to improve
                                                                  and how to improve

                                                                  Coach selectively uses feedback during the drill to
                                                                  constructively reinforce athletes’ effort and
                                                                  performance

                                                                  Coach correctly uses delayed or summative
                                                                  feedback techniques, and consciously determines
                                                                  when to inhibit feedback to promote critical thinking

                                                                  Coach identifies corrections that focus athlete(s)’
                                                                  attention towards external cues, or on the
                                                                  anticipated effects of the movement rather than
                                                                  focusing on more internal aspects of the movement
                                                                  (e.g. the position of a body segment).
                                                                  Total Points
   Rank                                                   Planning Element                                                  NI           ME                                                              EE

                                                            Pre-competition: Implements procedures                         0-17       18-24                                                              25-
                                                           that promote readiness for performance                                                                                                        33
                                                          During competition: Makes decisions and interventions that       0-13       14-22                                                              23-
                                                          promote lacrosse performance                                                                                                                   27

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A Guide to Coach Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                      43
            After the competition: Uses the competitive experience in   0-9    10-14   15-
            a meaningful manner to further                                             18
           athletes’ development
            Oversees logistics and support to create favourable         0-12   13-18   19-
           conditions for performance in competition                                   24
  NI = Needs Improvement
  ME = Meets Expectations
  EE = Exceeds Expectations




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Competition – Development
NCCP Competency Template – Game Script

Date
          Coach
                                                                                       CC number:         C           C
Name
              Surname                                   First Name



              Apt.                  Street
Address

              City                                        Province                                  Postal Code


Phone
              (             )                             (          )                              (             )
              Home                                        Business                                  Fax

E-mail

Game Script: This tool is to be used during the evaluation of the “Support the Competitive Experience” outcome. The purpose is to provide a
sequence for debriefing a coach. It is used to track key moments in a game as a guide to debriefing the coach about interventions and
adjustments.




Evaluator
                  Surname                                                        First Name



                  Apt.              Street
Address

                  City                                    Province                                  Postal Code

Phone             (             )                         (          )                              (             )
                  Home                                    Business                                  Fax

E-mail




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    TIME             SCORE    EVENT   COMMENT




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                                                                      DEBRIEF
1. Opening: Asking Key Questions.
Examples:
   • “What did you think went well and why?” “What might you have done better and how
      would you change it?”
   • “Did you consider other ways to do that?”
   •

2. Facilitation: Leading the coach in guided discovery to probe areas for further evidence.
Examples:
    • What changes did you make to your game plan? Why did you make those changes?
    • I noticed that you did ___________, why did you do that, or, what might you have done
       differently? [Evaluator should utilize the game script to prompt questions]
    •

3. Closing: Summarizing key points and providing feedback
Examples:
    • Overall I thought that you did ___________ well. You may want to consider trying
       __________ in the future.
    • I observed that <<a specific scenario>> occurred, and thought that you should be aware
       of its impact during the game.

                                                                   ACTION PLAN
                                     NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
                                     Identify what the coach needs to do in order to complete the successful evaluation in
                                     a particular outcome. This may involve a re-submit, or a re-observation.
      Action Planning (Next Steps)




                                     MEETS EXPECTATIONS
                                     Identify to the coach what needs to happen in order to maintain certification. This
                                     may include identifying appropriate professional development opportunities,
                                     mentorship, etc.




                                     EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
                                     In outcomes where the coach has performed exceptionally well, identify
                                     opportunities to gradate to a more expert level. This may involve further evaluation
                                     and/or training. Identify further opportunities to continue to excel in coaching.




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                              EVALUATION SUMMARY
          OUTCOME               RANK            CRITERIA             Check
         EVALUATED            (NI, ME, EE)     EVALUATED          E = Successful
                                                                    Evaluation
                                                                  N = Not Ready
          Support the                        Pre-competition:
          Competitive                            Implements
          Experience                          procedures that
                                                   promote
                                                readiness for
                                                performance
                                                    During
                                                competition:
                                             Makes decisions
                                                      and
                                                interventions
                                                that promote
                                                   lacrosse
                                                performance
                                                   After the
                                                competition:
                                                   Uses the
                                                 competitive
                                              experience in a
                                                 meaningful
                                                  manner to
                                              further athletes’
                                                development
                                                   Oversees
                                                logistics and
                                             support to create
                                                  favourable
                                               conditions for
                                               performance in
                                                 competition




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