COACHING EDUCATION:

Coaching education begins with training.  The NCCP model distinguishes between training and certification. Coaches can participate in training opportunities to acquire or refine the skills and knowledge required for a particular coaching context and as a result, they are considered “trained”.

NCCP coaches are described as follows:

  • In Training– when they have completed some of the required training for a context;
  • Trained – when they have completed all required training for a context;
  • Certified – when they have completed all evaluation requirements for a context.

Why Certification?:

A certified coach enjoys the credibility of track and field community because they have been observed and evaluated “doing” what is required of them as a competent coach in their sport. Certified coaches are recognized as meeting or exceeding the high standards embraced by our national sport organizations in Canada.

Coach Training + Evaluation = Certification

After completing an NCCP accredited coaching course with Athletics Ontario you are considered “Trained”  in the event(s).  In order to be a considered “certified” you must complete the evaluations and any multi sport courses.

Process to becoming Certified:

Take a course! 

Coaching education begins with training.  The NCCP model distinguishes between training and certification. Coaches can participate in training opportunities to acquire or refine the skills and knowledge required for a particular coaching context and as a result, they are considered “trained”. Finding the coaching pathway that matches your coaching context is important.

Step 1:  Coaching Association of Canada: Coach Certification (NCCP) Number   

Step 2: Athletics Canada (AC) Number   

Step 3: Athletics Canada Portal   

  • Click “Register” https://athletics.ca/coach
  • This website will be where you will upload documents for your portfolio evaluation
  • Payment will be made here

Step 4:Complete Portfolio and Evaluations

  • Sport Coach Evaluation forms and Rubric (click to see rubric)
  • Club Coaching Evaluation forms and Rubric (click to see rubric)
  • *Note –Club Coach certification requires both Sport Coach and Club Coach Evaluations*
  • Performance Coach Evaluation forms and Rubric (To come)

Step 5: Complete Multi-sport requirements:  

  • Sport Coach and Club Coach require Making Ethical Decisions completion and online evaluation– (click CAO upcoming courses)
  • Performance Coach require Coaching and Leading Effectively, Psychology of Performance, and evaluations in Managing Conflict Leading Drug Free Sport and Making Ethical Decision.
  1. Upon completion of the evaluation, AO office manager will update the locker to reflect the completed evaluation and “certification” status

Cost for Evaluation:

RJTW COACH

Trained                                                 $200
Direct to Evaluation                              $200 (did not take course)

SPORT COACH

Trained                                                 $250
Direct to Evaluation                              $450 (did not take course)

CLUB COACH

Trained                                                 $250
Direct to Evaluation                              $450 (did not take course)
Adding an event group                         $100 (certified in one discipline, would like an evaluation in a different discipline)

PERFORMANCE COACH

Trained                                                 $500
Direct to Evaluation                              $1000 (did not take course)
Adding an event group                         $250 (certified in one discipline, would like an evaluation in a different discipline)