National Coach Certification Program (NCCP)
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the system used by most sporting organizations in Canada for developing coaches in their specific sports. The new NCCP program for badminton has 3 streams; Community Sport, Competition and Instruction. Each stream may have a variety of courses available. While these streams are currently under development the Competition programs are still available.
Regional Coach (old Level 1) consists of 3 modules; Module 1 - Planning a Practice, Module 2 - Making Ethical Decisions and Module 3 - Technical/Tactical Basics. These 3 modules are designed to give every coach the essential knowledge necessary to adequately and confidently deliver quality practices to beginner level athletes. While the old system required theory courses to be taken at Coaching Manitoba the new system has these courses integrated into the modules. The course (usually) runs over a weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and is approximately 8 hours per day. o
Provincial Coach (old Level 2) consists of 2 modules; Module 4 - Design a Basic Sport Program and Basic Mental Skills and Module 5 - Technical/Tactical Foundations. These modules build on the knowledge acquired in the Regional Coach program and build on them. Coaches will learn how to create a sound Badminton program and learn more advanced coaching techniques and skills.
Another important aspect to the new NCCP System is the importance of Professional Development. Coaches are expected to be constantly learning and improving their abilities, just as their athletes do. The Professional Development requirement varies based off of the the athlete level the coach works with. These requirements are outlined during the courses.
DON'T WORRY: *Any coaches that achieved certification in the old system will be transferred over according to their last fully certified level. For example, if a coach was Level 1 Certified and working towards becoming Level 2 Certified, but had yet to complete it, they will be transferred over to Regional Coach Certified.*
If you are looking to become a coach/advance your coaching, but are not sure where you fit in with the NCCP program, consult the following page:
If you are simply looking for the next NCCP workshop you can find it here: http://coach.ca/nccp-workshop-calendar-s17165
For more information on the National Coaching Certification Program please visit the following links:
http://badminton.ca/# (Underneath "coaching")
We would like to encourage all coaches in Manitoba to work towards increasing their level of certification to benefit badminton in Manitoba.
Check out this fun video that explains more about the NCCP program!