The future of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) in our sport is shaping up to be exciting and in direct alignment with Skate Canada’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. The Coaching Development Committee approved a refreshed NCCP model that will train and certify coaches in contexts specific to the level of athletes they want to work with.
Old NCCP versus current NCCP – take a look!
In addition to aligning course curriculum with our LTAD, coaches will be evaluated based on demonstrated abilities to coach within a particular context and will acquire the necessary skills set to meet certification standard in the following areas: error detection and skill analysis, program design, practice planning, performance analysis, program management, ethical coaching, support to athletes during training, and support to athletes in competition. Opportunities to challenge NCCP evaluations without having to complete the context training will be introduced to coaches who meet the application criteria of a particular context.
Look for further NCCP updates throughout the season!