NATIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - INTRO TO COACH LEVEL
Coaches attend a four hour course, which reviews the basic tools they will need in the areas of leadership, communication, teaching skills, and lesson planning. All this is taught with the special considerations of the youngest athletes in mind. Coaches qualified in the NCCP - Intro to Coach Level receive a manual that provides progressive practice plans. The practice plans are tailor-made for teaching the beginner to ensure their first experience with hockey is fun and positive. This manual eliminates much of the planning necessary to ensure a fun and effective practice and remove much of the demand from coaches who often find themselves with little time to plan their practices.
Who Should Attend?
The NCCP - Intro to Coach is a required course for registered coaches working with Initiation players (5-6 year olds); however, it is not necessarily targeted to the inexperienced coach. This exceptional program shows coaches how to teach hockey's basic skills while keeping the theme of their practices with an emphasis on fun and fundamentals.
Qualification is based solely on attendance. 100% attendance is required.
There is no prerequisite course to the NCCP - Intro to Coach. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive an NCCP – Intro to Coach attendance card from Hockey Alberta.
Course will consist of four hours of classroom time and 1.5 hours ice time.
For more information, contact Drew Dixon; Coordinator, Hockey Development.