About the NCCP
The National Coaching Certification Program is a coach training and certification program for 65 different sports and is offered in both official languages across Canada. NCCP workshops are designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches, from the first-time coach to the head coach of a national team. The NCCP is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada. As part of the program, all coaches are trained in ethical decision-making and sport safety.
Since 1997, the emphasis of the NCCP has been on developing competent coaches – an exciting step towards helping them to become more effective and have a more meaningful impact on an athlete’s experience.
Each year, more than 50,000 coaches take an NCCP workshop and since it began, more than 1 million coaches have participated in the program, making it one of Canada’s largest adult education programs.
While continuing to equip coaches with the tools they need to become successful community leaders, the program itself has undergone a number of changes in recent years. In response to an extensive evaluation, the Coaching Association of Canada has adapted the NCCP to fit today’s coaching environment. Among these important changes has been a shift in emphasis from “what a coach knows” to “what a coach can do”. This transformation to a competency/outcomes-based approach has been a key factor in the re-development of the program.
For more information about the Coaching Association of Canada and the NCCP check out their website at www.coach.ca
National Coaching Certification Program
- About the NCCP
- The New NCCP
- Curling's NCCP Transition Plan
- Stages of Certification and Training
- Difference between Community Stream and Competition Stream
- What Pathway should you take?
- Community Sport Stream
- Competition Stream
- Competition Coach Evaluation
- “Sunset Dates” for Level 1 and 2 Certification
- Interim Level 3 Certification Plan
- Transferring of Old Database to New Database
- Frequently Asked Questions