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”.

To check your NCCP coaching credentials: https://thelocker.coach.ca/access/account/public

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.

Athletics Canada Coaching Pathway

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:

Step 1: 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. To find a list of upcoming courses in Ontario: www.athleticsontario.ca/coaching-courses

Run Jump Throw Wheel

Sport Coach

Club Coach

Performance Coach

Advanced Coaching Diploma

Step 2:  Coaching Association of Canada: Coach Certification (NCCP) Number  

Step 3: Athletics Canada (AC) Number   

Step 4: Athletics Canada Portal 

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

Step 5: 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 6: 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 Decisions

Step 7: Notified

  • Upon completion of the evaluation, Athletics Ontario staff will update the locker to reflect the completed evaluation and “certified” 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)

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