Table Tennis Canada will be offering National Coach Certification Program sport specific coaching courses this year.

Registration: https://forms.gle/q2NZ6irXaaCZ8Byx7

Here is the schedule for all our upcoming events:

  • March 2, 9, 16 6-9pm ET virtually, March 19/20 Introduction to Competition practical virtually/blended
  • April 22 Community Coaching Course 1-4pm ET
  • May 20 Community Coaching 6-9pm ET
  • June 11 Community Coaching Course 1-4pm ET
  • June 29,  July 6 6-9pm ET virtually, July 13 6-9pm ET virtually, July 16-17 Competition Development practical virtually/blended
  • August 12 Community Coaching Course 1-4pm ET
  • September 10 Community Coaching Course 1-4pm ET
  • October 5, 12, 19 6-9pm ET virtually, October 22-23 Introduction to Competition practical virtually/blended
  • November 4 Community Coaching 6-9pm ET
  • November 30, December 7, 14 6-9pm ET virtually, December 17-18 Competition Development practical virtually/blended

Table Tennis Canada is partnering up with our Provincial and Territorial Table Tennis Associations (PTSOs) to host Community Sports Initiation – Table Tennis, Introduction to Competition and Competition Development workshops. The Pandemic hit us all hard and some of our PTSOs don’t have yet the structure or manpower to return to their own coaching development programs yet. Table Tennis Canada is stepping in to help the continuation of the PTSOs Coaching Development in this partnership.

Structure

Our Coach Development workshops will be facilitated in a Virtual and Blended environment. All 3 midweek theory webinars for the Introduction to Competition and Competition Development will be facilitated virtually from our offices in Ottawa. The Community Sports Initiation in Table Tennis, Introduction to Competition and Competition Development Practical workshops will be delivered in a Blended environment, combining a virtual “team” facilitation from our offices in Ottawa and local leaders onsite at PTSOs. We encourage each PTSO to form groups to get together in a Table Tennis gym with the proper Table Tennis equipment and the needed IT setup. Our participating PTSOs will take on the responsibility to organize the groups with a leader – somebody already experienced in Table Tennis like a Learning Facilitator, Certified Coach, or a local top player – to be our quality control onsite and to ensure that the participant coaches experience what they need to get their certification. This leader will be in constant contact with Table Tennis Canada Office facilitators during the workshop.

Administration

On the administrative side, Table Tennis Canada’s Learning Facilitator will setup an online entry system to manage all entries; create CAC Locker profiles for new coaches; create, populate, and submit for approval all the workshops on the Locker (CAC database system). When the workshops are complete, Table Tennis Canada will report to the partner PTSOs. 

 Requirements    

  • Table Tennis Specific Equipment for all workshops
  • 1 table for every 2 coaches ideally, but up to 4 coaches per table is acceptable.
  • Different rackets and coverings
  • Balls (120 balls per 2 coaches) 
  • Baskets or similar ball containers

IT Setup

  • good internet connection
  • camera
  • microphone 
  • screen/projector

 Community Sports Initiation Workshops Extra Equipment  

  • Different sizes soft (foam balls)
  • Balloons
  • Targets (cups, boxes of matches, etc.) 
  • Chalk 

If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for the courses, please contact Marles Martins at marles@ttcanada.ca.