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.

All AO coaches must have a NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Number.  The NCCP # is free.

Please visit the link to register here: https://thelocker.coach.ca/Account/login?mode=register

To check your current NCCP coaching credentials please visit: https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2f

NCCP coaches are described as follows:

  • In Training – coach has started to complete some of the required training in a coaching pathway
  • Trained – coach has completed all required training in a coaching pathway
  • Certified – coach has completed all evaluation requirements in a coaching pathway

What are the athletics coaching pathways?  Learn more here: Athletics Canada Coaching Pathway

Coach Training + Evaluation = Certification

After completing an NCCP accredited coaching course with Athletics Ontario you are considered “Trained” as long as you have completed the required multi-sports courses in your coaching pathway. In order to be a considered “Certified” you must complete the evaluations and the required multi-sports courses in your coaching pathway.

The Process to Becoming a Certified Coach:

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

Step 2:  NCCP Making Ethical Decisions   

  • All Coaches must successfully complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation to become “Certified.

What is Making Ethical Decisions?

Find upcoming NCCP Making Ethical Decisions training courses visit here: https://www.coachesontario.ca/nccp-training/competition-introduction/make-ethical-decisions/

To complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation visit here: https://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#MED

Step 3: Take a coaching training course! 

Finding the coaching pathway that matches your coaching context is important: Coaching Pathway Descriptions

To find a list of upcoming courses in Ontario: www.athleticsontario.ca/coaching-courses

Step 4: Register with the Athletics Canada (AC) Portal   

  • Click here to: https://athletics.ca/coach/register.php
  • Once a coach has registered and payment is submitted, a coaching evaluator will contact the coach. The Athletics Canada Portal is where a coach will be upload documents to their portfolio to be evaluated.

Step 5: Complete Portfolio and Evaluations

Step 6: Complete Multi-Sport Requirements:  

Step 7: Notified

  • Upon completion of the evaluation, Athletics Ontario staff will update the locker to reflect the completed evaluation and “Certified” status will be earned by the coach.

Cost for Coach Training and Evaluation

RJTW COACH

Training                         $75 (This price could vary depending on the workshop host).
Evaluation                     $45

SPORT COACH

Training                          $150 (This price could vary depending on the workshop host).
Evaluation                      $210

CLUB COACH

Training                          $150 (This price could vary depending on the workshop host).
Evaluation                      $295

PERFORMANCE COACH

Training                          $250 (This price could vary depending on the workshop host).
Evaluation                      $500

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.

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