The NCCP Coach Level course is the first level of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). This Coach Level course follows the competency based education and training method of learning and is an excellent course for all new and recreational level coaches. The NCCP Coach Level will provide an introduction to player development and will teach coach knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:
- How to communicate effectively with athletes and parents.
- How to support the athlete in a team environment.
- How to support the athlete in the training environment.
- How to support the athlete in a practice environment.
- How to support the athlete in a game environment.
The NCCP Coach level emphasizes basic skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, self-esteem and a love for the game. The course also incorporates the official teaching curriculum of Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta with the Hockey Canada Skills Series.
This course is conducted as a nine and a half ( 8 hr. Classroom Time and 1.5 hr. (optional on-ice Specialty Skills session)) hour day of classroom activity. At the conclusion of the course, the coaches have completed the Pre Task, in-class component and will be Coach Certified if the 1.5 hr on-ice Specialty Skills Session is completed. If the on-ice session does not take place then attendees will be Coach Qualified. If no on-ice session takes place as part of your clinic you may attain Coach Certification through attending a Speciality Skills Clinic.
Who Should Attend?
All coaches coaching 7-14 year old players, Novice, Atom, Peewee A, B, C, D, Bantam A, B, C, D, and Midget A, B, C, D.
See Section F of Hockey Alberta Bylaws.
Certification Requirements (available in NCCP Coach Level Only):
Certification is based on three (3) core components: seminar Pre-task, in-class course work and completion of the on-ice Speciality Skills Session. Participants who attend the NCCP Coach clinic will receive a verification of attendance card for the NCCP program. Participants who successfully complete the on-ice Specialty Skills of the NCCP Coach clinic will receive a NCCP certificate verifying certification in the NCCP Coach level.
For more information, contact Drew Dixon; Coordinator, Hockey Development.