The New NCCP
The new NCCP model is made up of three streams and a total of eight contexts (as outlined below), each with its own coaching requirements. Each sport is responsible for identifying how many of the eight contexts are relevant to their sport.
|Community Sport Stream||Competition Stream||Instruction Stream|
|Ongoing Participation||Development||Intermediate Performers|
|High Performance||Advanced Performers|
Stream 1 – Community Sport
Coaches in the Community Sport stream typically become involved on a voluntary (and often short-term) basis because their children participate in a sport. They tend to work with participants of all ages who are new to the sport. The Community Sport stream has two coaching contexts: Initiation and Ongoing participation.
Stream 2 – Competition
Coaches in the Competition stream usually have previous coaching experience or are former athletes in the sport. They tend to work with athletes over the long term to improve performance, often in preparation for provincial, national, and international competitions. The Competition stream has three coaching contexts: Introduction, Development, and High performance.
Stream 3 – Instruction
Coaches in the Instruction stream must have sport-specific skills and training, whether coaching at the beginner or advanced skill levels. Many are former participants in the sport. The Instruction stream has three contexts: Beginners, Intermediate performers, and Advanced performers.
NCCP Model Transition Period
During the transition period to the new NCCP model, coaches are encouraged to find out which workshops are currently being offered in their community. A range of NCCP training opportunities are being offered across the country including multi-sport or sport-specific training as well as Theory courses and Technical courses. To find a workshop in your region, click here.
For a Narrated PowerPoint explaining the New NCCP model:
Overview of NCCP and the Transition
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