Coaching Requirements & NCCP

2019 Coaching Requirements

Novice, Atom, Peewee & Bantam Coaches
  1. Complete the E-Learning Making Headway Module – Online Course
  2. Attend Safe Contact in classroom course – Upcoming Clinics
  3. Head Coach and 2 Assistants must be Community Coach Trained

*Coaches who are Certified Competition Introduction Position Coaches or above are exempt from this and are included in the minimum number requirement.  To become a Certified Position Coach, you must submit the clinic workbook, pass the online MED Exam and complete an on-site evaluation. 

High School Coaches
  1. Complete the E-Learning Making Headway Module – Online Course
  2. Attend Safe Contact in classroom course – Upcoming Clinics
  3. Any additional ASAA and League Specific Requirements

Community Coach Mandate

Football Alberta is working to strengthen grassroots football by hosting “Community Sport Novice Coach” Clinics across Alberta.  As per the Football Canada mandate, all coaches must be community coach trained by 2021 if you are instructing athletes under the age of 14.

In 2019 the new mandate requires each Atom, Peewee and Bantam team’s Head Coach and 2 other assistants to be “Community Sport Novice Coach” Trained.  The training involves completing the Community Sport E-Learning and a Community Sport workshop.

The clinic will introduce you to the fundamentals of football with a recreational focus. Taking this workshop will give you skills and confidence in the key areas of practice planning, making ethical decisions and fundamental technical football skills. The skills learned are ideal for voluntary coaches who have children who participate in football or who wish to assist participants of all ages who are new to the sport.

Football Canada’s “Community Sport Novice Coach” Mandate:

 All community minor coaches (U14) regardless of discipline must become community coach trained by 2021.

  1. 2021: All Coaches coaching athletes under the age of 14 must be “Community Sport” trained. All new coaches with the exception of the head coach have a 1-year grace period to complete the training.
  2. 2020: All Head Coaches and 4 of the Staff must be “Community Coach” Trained.
  3. 2019: All Head Coaches and 2 of their staff must be “Community Coach” Trained.

*Coaches who are Certified Competition Introduction Position Coaches or above are exempt from this and are included in the minimum number requirement.  To become a Certified Position Coach, you must submit the clinic workbook, pass the online MED Exam and complete an on-site evaluation. 

How to become Community Coach Trained?

In order to be Community Coach Trained you are required to complete an online e-learning module and classroom course:

  1. Community Sport E-Learning – $29.99 – https://nccp.footballcanada.com/index.php
  2. Community Coach in class workshop – $50.00 – Clinic Schedule

 

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Making Sense of the New NCCP…a must read see Explanation of NCCP Streams.

Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation…

All coaches, no matter what NCCP courses they have, will have to take the MED session in the next 3 years to remain active in the NCCP program. Once a coach has completed a clinic and has a NCCP #, they may take the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation course . When logged in to ‘the Locker’, at www.coach.ca, click on MED Online Evaluation, Comp Intro Position link. If a coach has received an NCCP # from completion of the Comp Intro at Positon course with football, they will be able to take the MED online evaluation course for free. Make sure you review the MED section in the Comp Intro Position workbook. If you have not taken Comp Intro at Position course, there is a fee of $85.

Do you have a user account in the new NCCP database?

Already have Certification or taken an NCCP course?
To clarify certification, to submit a change of address or to receive a replacement coaching card, please
contact the CAC Database by any of the following contacts:
Email: database@coach.ca
Web Site: www.coach.ca and click the Locker

All coaches are strongly encouraged to set up an account in the new NCCP database. Coaches with an NCCP Account can view/update personal information, access coaching records and a printable transcript. This will allow you to keep you record current (e.g. change address, email, phone number, etc.) as well as view and print your education transcript at any time and track your progress.

To set up an account contact CAC by email at coach@coach.ca, or by phone, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 4:30 (ET) at 613-235-5000

Checking your NCCP education transcript online

Did you know that you can check your NCCP education transcript online to track your progress in the NCCP database? To view or print your transcript visit www.coach.ca, then click on NCCP Training which appears in the top menu bar… then click on Training & Certification then Check NCCP Certification. If you do not know your CC# contact the CAS office at 613-235-5000 or email at database@coach.ca.

For links to all NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Clinics offered by the Alberta Sport, click here.