The NCCP program is a coach training and certification program for 60 different sports and is offered in both official languages across Canada. NCCP courses 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. To view the explanation of the NCCP Multi-Sport Modules please click here.
Each year more than 50,000 coaches take a NCCP course. More than 1 million coaches have participated in the program, making it one of Canada’s largest adult education programs.
By learning how to become a coach, you can provide a positive experience for others and for yourself. Coaches represent many different roles to many different people. Coaches are viewed as teachers, mentors, role models, friends, and as leaders in the community in which they become involved. Coaches contribute to the community, have an enormous effect on the development of our youth, and participate in a great learning experience.
Good coaching is fundamental to community sport. By becoming a valued member of the community, good coaches can share the positive aspects of an active lifestyle. The role of a coach allows you to teach things such as teamwork, character building, and the fundamental skills of the sport to participants who are eager to learn.
Coaches can help to train any type of participant, from beginners to Olympians, and everyone in between.