The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program offered in over 66 sports across Canada. The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is the National governing body of the program and each province has a representative coaching organization to aid in the delivery of the NCCP and to support the development of coaches in their province. More than 1,000,000 coaches and sport leaders have taken part in training, education, and certification activities offered by the NCCP since its inception in 1974. The National Coaching Certification Program is a collaborative program of the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, national/provincial/territorial sport organizations, and the Coaching Association of Canada.
The NCCP prepares coaches to:
- better meet the needs of all participants in sport
- provide a positive sport experience to participants
- provide opportunities for participants to achieve their full potential in and around sport
Each sport provides the sport specific components of the NCCP and the Department of Health and Wellness offers the multi-sport components that coaches need to complete their coaching program
The first step in coaching is to find out what training and certification standards are required for the level that you wish to coach. In order to do this you should contact the Provincial Sport Organization for your sport.