National Coaching
Certification Program

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It’s simple and convenient to begin your coaching journey

The National Coaching Certification Program makes it easy to get started and stay motivated on the path towards coaching skills development.

Introduction & Benefits

Defining the meaning of a
community role model

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada. Each year more than 50,000 coaches take an NCCP course, and more than 1 million coaches have participated in the program, making it one of Canada’s largest adult education programs.  

When you take an NCCP clinic, you'll gain technical abilities as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.  To view descriptions of multi-sport courses please click here

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 leaders in the community in which they become involved. Furthermore, 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.

Who Should Take It
& How Much Time

Developing national-level and beginner coaches alike

NCCP workshops are designed for all types of coaches. Whether you’re thinking about coaching your child’s community team, or you’re already the head coach of a national team, the NCCP has workshops to meet your needs.

And the best part? Individual workshops can be completed in a single evening or over a weekend.  Some workshops can now be taken online at your convenience or via home-study.


Check your Certification

Learn more about your NCCP Certification

To check your NCCP coach certification records or to update your personal information (name, address, email address) go to the Coaching Association of Canada Website.

You will need your NCCP # (coaching certification number) to proceed when signing into the Locker.


Course fees (GST Included):

NCCP Planning a Practice: $50.00 ($47.62 + GST)

NCCP Make Ethical Decision: $40.00 ($38.10 + GST)

NCCP Teaching and Learning: $50.00 ($47.62 + GST)

NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program: $50.00 ($47.62 + GST)

NCCP Basic Mental Skills : $40.00 ($38.10 + GST)

NCCP Nutrition: $20.00  This is only available online.  For more information & to register click here

Competition Development Modules:

NCCP Advance Practice Planning: $65.00 ($61.90 + GST)

NCCP Coaching and Leading Effectively: $85.00 ($80.95 + GST)

NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities: $75.00 ($71.43 + GST)

NCCP Leading Drug Free Sport: $50.00   This is only available online.  For more information & to register click here

NCCP Manage a Sport Program: $50.00 ($47.62 + GST)

NCCP Managing Conflict: $60.00 ($57.14 + GST)

NCCP Performance Planning: $100.00 (95.24 +GST)

NCCP Prevention and Recovery: $75.00 ($71.43 + GST)

NCCP Psychology of Performance: $75.00 ($71.43 + GST)

Other Courses:

NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills: $40.00 ($38.10 + GEST)

NCCP Core Training for Learning Facilitators: $70.00 ($66.67 + GST)

NCCP Core Training for Coach Evaluators: $70.00 ($66.67 + GST)

NCCP Core Training for Master Coach Developers: $70.00 ($66.67 + GST)

NCCP Mentorship: $70.00 ($66.67 + GST)

Home Study Program (Manitoba Coaches Only)

The home study program is intended for coaches who prefer a self-directed learning environment or who are unable to attend in-person or online multi-sport courses. Please note that not all NCCP courses have been designed or modified for home study. To purchase a NCCP home study, please click here.

Courses offered by Home Study:

  • NCCP Basic Mental Skills
  • NCCP Coaching & Leading Effectively
  • NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program
  • NCCP Developing Athletic Abilities
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions
  • NCCP Manage a Sport Program
  • NCCP Managing Conflict
  • NCCP Planning a Practice
  • NCCP Prevention & Recovery
  • NCCP Psychology of Performance
  • NCCP Teaching and Learning

Take a NCCP Course

List of courses offered by Sport Manitoba Coaching

To view courses offered, through Sport Manitoba Coaching, with full details, please visit our News & Events page.

To view offered course by month please choose the month:

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