» National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for 66 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.
The emphasis of the NCCP has changed recently from basic coaching education to developing competent coaches – an exciting step towards helping coaches become more effective and have a more meaningful impact on an athlete’s experience. Athletics Canada and Athletics Alberta unveiled the new NCCP for Athletics in 2010 and 2011.
There will be three parts in the new NCCP courses for Athletics, a workshop, an evaluation, and a course on Making Ethical Decisions. Athletics Canada and Athletics Alberta will be offering the workshops and coordinating the evaluation process. Alberta Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the Coaching Association of Canada will be overseeing the Making Ethical Decisions course.