Coaching FAQ

Coaching FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are coaching modules available?

    Modules are most often available from February to May (Spring Cohort) and September to November (Autumn Cohort). To learn about requesting a private event, continue reading this FAQ page.

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  • How do I register for a module?

    Registration takes place on either of the following platforms:

    • Cycling Canada Learning Management System
    • Coaches Association of Canada LOCKER System
    • Cycling BC Coach Registration System (CCNBIKES)

    To streamline your experience, please visit Cycling BC Coach Registration Portal to begin @ cyclingbc.net/coachreg. Use the dropdown menus to select the appropriate modules for your chosen context.

    Once registered, you’ll receive an email with further details and any pre-event homework. Please check your email inbox and junk folders to ensure that your transaction was successful.

    Participants seeking a change to their registration should contact Cycling BC as soon as possible. Cancellations and refunds require at least 72-hours notice and non-refundable transaction fees will apply.

  • Which organizations facilitates the modules?

    Cycling BC delivers modules for the NCCP Community and Competition-Intro (Comp-Intro/Club) contexts. Modules delivered by Cycling BC can be found on the Cycling BC events calendar.

    Cycling Canada, viaSport BC, and the Coaching Association of Canada are responsible for delivering modules in the NCCP Competition-Development (Comp-Dev/Performance) context. Please visit the following websites to view their offerings.

    Modules, evaluations, and observations are conducted by NCCP Coach Developers designated by Cycling Canada and Cycling BC.

  • Can I request a module that is not currently being offered?

    Registered Cycling BC clubs, teams, and affiliated businesses may request a privately scheduled NCCP coach or Ride Leader training module. To schedule an event, we require a minimum fee of $1000 (or 10 participants) and require at least 30 days’ notice (90 days preferred).

    To request a date, please contact the Cycling BC NCCP Liaison at [email protected]

  • What is the minimum age to start coaching?

    14+ years old:

    • Can attend NCCP Community Coach and/or multi-sport modules
    • Can attend the iRide Leadership Program
    • Help as an assistant at a registered iRide After-School Program (U11)

    16+ years old:

    • Can partner with a fellow +16 fully-trained, NCCP Community Coach and iRide Instructor, to create their own iRide After-School program (U11) in the neighbourhood. An adult liaison is required for your grant application.
    • Can attend NCCP Comp-Intro modules and work towards certification as a club coach. If you are 15 and wish to attend a Comp-Intro module, you can apply for a special exemption by email.
    • Can volunteer or work at an iRide Summer Camp (U16) or Youth Cycling Club (U13), based on their NCCP Club (Comp-Intro) status.

    +19 years old:

    • Can lead their own iRide After-School Program. A criminal Record Check is required.
    • Can work at an iRide In-School or Summer Camp program.
  • What is my NCCP number?

    All coaches are assigned an NCCP number through the Coaching Association of Canada’s LOCKER system. Please ensure that you know your NCCP number before registering for a module. You can create an account here.

    Having trouble? View our quick-start guide

  • Where can I find a coach?

    Cycling BC’s coach database highlights active Cycling BC members that have achieved NCCP TRAINED or CERTIFIED status and have submitted a criminal record check.

  • Who can I talk to about coaching modules?

    Cycling BC’s Head of Coach Development can help you with any additional questions you have about coaching. Please Schedule A Call or send an e-mail to [email protected]