The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is proud to offer online learning opportunities for coaches to help make the certification process more accessible.
Below are the available eLearning NCCP modules:
Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation
Managing Conflict Online Evaluation
Leading Drug Free Sport Online Evaluation
A Coach’s Guide to the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association (NBIAA)
The NBIAA is thrilled to announce that as of Spring 2019 they have officially launched their updated version of the NBIAA Coaching Certification course! This online eLearning module is hosted on the Coaching Association of Canada’s online Locker. The updated coaching course, The Coach’s Guide To The NBIAA, was developed in partnership with Coach NB, with assistance from the Coaching Association of Canada.
A quote from Peter Niedre, the Director of the CAC:
“High school sport is a crucial link to the Canadian Sport System as it often provides the first exposure to a new sport for many student athletes, or another avenue for athletes to progress through representing their school. Coaches play a huge role to create a positive and exciting sport environment for athletes through their high school career. A Coaches Guide to the NBIAA eLearning Module will be an outstanding resource for new coaches to support them in their programs and help understand their role in putting student athletes first.”
A Coach’s Guide to the NBIAA has been designed to educate the teacher coach, as well as the non-teacher coach who has volunteered to coach in a New Brunswick high school. This FREE online course will help coaches to understand NBIAA policies, school procedures, and the role of a high school coach.
All registered members on the coaching staff must have successfully completed a NBIAA Coaching Certification course (pre 2017 or post 2019), prior to the beginning of the sport season. If a coach is not certified, they will not be able to coach until they have taken and passed the course.
Intro video: WHO IS THE NBIAA?
To take the course, please click HERE to access ‘The Locker’ and login using your NCCP# or create one and take the course under the navigation bar for ‘ELEARNING’ and select ‘School Sport’ in the drop down menu.
Please refer to the NBIAA Coaching Certification Chart HERE for further details on required courses.
The information can also be found on the NBIAA website under ‘Coaches’ and by clicking on the ‘Coaching Courses’ link.
Making Headway in Sport
Making Head Way is the National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) free, online answer to the prevalence and ambiguity of concussion in sport. Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussion and this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes. The Making Head Way NCCP module covers: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and Return to Play and Return to Learn protocols.
To begin, you will require a NCCP#. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need a NCCP#, please register with The Locker.
You should expect to spend 60-90 minutes completing a module. Each completed module will be recorded on your coaching transcript as professional development. Click here to start.
Please note that this eLearning module is not optimized for mobile devices.
Coach Initiation in Sport
Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills in coaching, such as: long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. The Coach Initiation in Sport module will also introduce coaches to the NCCP, a valuable tool for preparing for a coach’s first in-person NCCP workshop.
Coach Initiation in Sport is a valuable resource for:
- Parents new to coaching
- New coaches
- Experienced coaches new to the NCCP
- Athletes transitioning to coaching
- Experienced NCCP coaches who need professional development, or a refresh on the fundamental principles of the NCCP
- Sport administrators who work with the NCCP and coach development
Click here to access Coach Initiation in Sport online module in the Locker, for $15. This e-module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
Please note: all ringette coaches must complete this module prior to taking any other NCCP community sport-specific workshops.
Baseball Coaches: to take the Coach Initiation in Baseball module, which you must complete before taking any other NCCP baseball clinics, click here to head to the Baseball Canada page! Baseball coaches must take the Coach Initiation in Baseball sport-specific resource and cannot substitute the Coach Initiation in Sport module.
Please note that this eLearning module is not optimized for mobile devices.
Coaching Athletes with a Disability
Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training provides coaches the knowledge to deliver quality, positive sport experiences for athletes, specifically with behavioural, intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities.
Coaching Athletes with a Disability is a resource for coaches who are new to coaching athletes with a disability. As well, many coaches who are already working with athletes with a disability will find useful information and resources in the online module.
Coaching Athletes with a Disability NCCP training will provide coaches the ability to:
- Explain the benefits of sport participation for persons with a disability;
- Communicate effectively and respectfully with, and regards to, persons with a disability;
- Design positive, safe, and inclusive sport experiences for persons with a disability; and
- Consider next steps in their professional development related to coaching persons with a disability.
The cost to take the training is $15. Access this fundamental resource, which will take approximately 45 minutes to complete, by clicking here and logging into your NCCP Locker account.
Before you begin:
The sport terms “coach” and “athlete” are used for consistency throughout the module; however, it is recognized that many persons involved in sport may not see themselves in these roles. Therefore, we use the term “coaches” to refer to coaches, leaders, instructors, teachers, and others in similar roles; and the term “athletes” to include sport participants and members.
The language used throughout the module was determined to be the most current and all-encompassing at the time of development. It is subject to change as knowledge and understanding of disability and sport evolves.
It is important to note that there is no single correct way to coach an athlete or group of athletes. The Canadian sport system is an “athlete-centered, coach-driven” model and the Coaching Association of Canada recognizes that coaching is both an art and a science. Therefore, in this module, every attempt has been made to help coaches develop the knowledge and skills required to create the best possible sporting environment for all athletes.
For more information on the development of this module, please click here.
NCCP Sport Nutrition
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Sport Nutrition module provides coaches with education about basic sport nutrition principles. This 40-60-minute eLearning module will provide an understanding of how best to support athletes and their parents or caregivers to make effective nutrition choices. The cost to take the training is $20.
After completing NCCP Sport Nutrition, coaches will be able to:
- Explain the basic nutritional needs of an athlete.
- Take appropriate measures to ensure that athletes stay hydrated during exercise.
- Educate athletes on the use of nutritional supplements and sports drinks.
- Encourage a positive body image in athletes.
- Identify the different types of disordered eating.
- Support athletes with special nutritional needs.
- Identify common food allergies and intolerances.
- Provide accurate guidance to athletes and their parents or caregivers on nutrition before, during and after exercise.
- Provide accurate nutritional guidance to athletes and their parents or caregivers before and during travel.
Coaches who are maintaining their NCCP trained or certified status will receive 5 Professional Development (PD) points upon completing this module. NCCP Sport Nutrition may also be required as part of a coach training or certification pathway for specific sports. For more information, find your sport here.
Visit the NCCP Sport Nutrition eLearning page in the Locker to take this module!
NCCP Emergency Action Plan
This NCCP eLearning activity on creating and using an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) prepares coaches to respond calmly, quickly and effectively if a sport participant is seriously injured during practice or competition.
After completing this activity, coaches will be able to:
- Describe the importance of having an EAP
- Identify when to activate the EAP
- Explain the responsibilities of the charge person and call person when the EAP is activated
- Create a detailed EAP that includes all required information for responding to an emergency
Coaches will also have access to a downloadable EAP template to use for any practice or competition location.
Coaches who are maintaining their trained or certified status will receive 1 Professional Development (PD) point upon completing this eLearning activity. Completion of the NCCP Emergency Action Plan eLearning activity is required as part of the NCCP Planning a Practice module. Click here to start.
This eLearning activity will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the NCCP Emergency Action Plan eLearning activity, the credit will appear on your coach transcript.
If you have completed the training for Make Ethical Decisions (MED), Managing Conflict or Leading Drug-free Sport, please log-in to The Locker and select the “eLearning” option from the drop-down menu on the right hand side of the screen. You will have unlimited attempts at obtaining a passing grade of 75%.