What is NCCP & why become a NCCP coach
Cycling BC believes that all British Columbians should have equal opportunity to pursue coach training and demonstrate their competency through an evaluative process.
Cycling BC’s coach development strategy aligns with the Coaches Association of Canada, The National Coaches Certification Program and Cycling Canada and includes various programs designed to help coaches accumulate skills and experience that build confidence and create safe, and effective learning environments.
National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) coaches are recognized as meeting or exceeding high technical and ethical standards embraced by more than 60 national sport organizations in Canada.
Whether you coach in your community, at a club, on a team or run a business, the NCCP is designed to help you demonstrate competency and adopt a life-long learner mentality.
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Explore what courses are required to achieve coach status.
Trained: all courses attended
Certified: all evaluative criteria passed
Cycling BC members who enjoy supporting recreational youth and adult programs should purse NCCP Community TRAINED status.
Administered by Cycling BC
Coaches working with Cycling BC youth club participants or adult riders participating in Gran Fondo events should pursue Competition-Introduction CERTIFIED status. This pathway is also designed for competition coaches of Masters racers, or trade-team managers responsible for leading a competitive program at sanctioned events.
*Administered by Cycling BC
Professional coaches working with Cycling BC Provincial team athletes competing at the provincial and national levels should pursue Competition-Development CERTIFIED status.
Applications to Cycling Canada are required to attend the Performance Cycling Workshop and coaches can develop their resume by achieving certified status in Comp-Intro and building their coaching resume.
*Administered by Cycling Canada
Professional coaches working with Cycling Canada athletes competing at the national and international levels should pursue the Competition-Development Advanced Graduate coaching diploma.
Learn more at CSI Pacific.
Cycling BC members participating in recreational adult club rides can pursue our accredited Ride Leader training course and access resources to help create safer group cycling experiences.
This 6-hour non-NCCP stand-alone curriculum builds from our successful 2019 pilot project, to which Cycling BC would like to recognize content contributions and support from both Glotman Simpson cycling club and WOW Ride women’s cycling club.
Starting in 2020, Cycling BC will offer flexible pricing for NCCP courses. Courses offered online or at our head office will use our base prices; however, courses that require travel costs and facility rental may be subject to our flexible pricing structure*. Courses are only available to Cycling BC members.
Local clubs can help reduce course pricing by hosting or organizing a meeting location.
Cycling BC provides training for community (Community Initiation) and club coaches (Competition-Introduction) while Cycling Canada and viaSport BC provide training for provincial coaches (Competition-Development). Coaching courses and formal observations are conducted by Coach Developers.
Access our coach resources to help you get started.
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Courses are available throughout the calendar year, but are most often available from March until May. Our annual catalogue and coach resources are announced in December each year, with additional updates announced each quarter. Join our Coach Development newsletter to stay up-to-date (subscribe).
Registration are completed online through CCN. Once registered, you’ll receive an automated email with further course details and pre-event homework. Please check your email to ensure that your transaction was successful. Participants seeking a change to their registration should contact Cycling BC; however, refunds require at least 72 hours notice and non-refundable transaction costs apply.
If your registered club requires NCCP or Ride Leader training and our published course catalog does not meet your needs, clubs can apply to host an NCCP course on a preferred date. To help us maximize our human resources, we request applications be submitted to our head office either:
We will do our very best to accommodate your request. Applications require a minimum number of participants or a minimum flat fee that will cover the basic costs of the event.
Cycling BC members 14-15 years old can attend NCCP Community courses and shadow at youth clubs or iRide community programs as a prospective coach.
Cycling BC members 16-18 years old can attend both NCCP Community and Comp-Intro courses and can help at youth clubs or iRide community programs as a volunteer or paid assistant coach.
Cycling BC’s coach database highlights active Cycling BC members who have achieved TRAINED or CERTIFIED status and submitted a criminal record check.