Coaching

Cycling BC provides coach development by implementing the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and supporting coaches working directly with athletes.

The NCCP, delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations, gives coaches the confidence to succeed. The NCCP distinguishes between training and certification: Coaches participate in training opportunities to acquire or refine the skills and knowledge required for their particular coaching context. After training, coaches must demonstrate ability in the key competency areas through an evaluation process to become certified.

Cycling BC is building a world class coach education system for cycling coaches. Through combining best practices, offering opportunities to develop, and supporting coaches who aspire to grow their capacity, the sport will be supported over a long term. Instructors and Coaches who recognise value in the plan cam be backed by a Cycling BC insurance policy, and a licensing scheme that supports them working within defined scopes of practice.

Why Become an NCCP Coach?

NCCP coaches are recognized as meeting or exceeding high technical and ethical standards embraced by more than 60 national sport federations in Canada. NCCP coaches foster confidence at all levels of sport, a benefit shared by athletes, parents, sport organizations, and our communities.

How Can I Become an NCCP Coach?

Cycling Canada Cyclisme has developed programs for coach training and accreditation, and Cycling BC is involved in providing training for coach candidates in these programs.

Cycling BC provides training in the Let’s Ride! Community Cycling Initiation and Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition streams, while Cycling Canada Cyclisme and ViaSport BC provide training for coaches in the Performance Cycling Competition Development program.

The Introduction to Competition Stream caters to coaches who will be working with participants new to competition, while the Community Cycling Initiation stream caters to coaches who will work with youth and adults who are new to cycling.

If you are interested in becoming a coach through the Community Cycling Initiation or Introduction to Competition streams, get in touch with us, or view our calendar for upcoming workshops.

What is my NCCP number, or how do I get one?

If you are already registered with the Coaching Association of Canada, but have forgotten or don’t know your NCCP number you can look it up on The Locker, using your email address.

The Locker is a tool from the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) that supports the efforts of all Canadians involved in coach education, providing coaches with the opportunity to track their progress and guide their development.

Coaches with an NCCP Account can view/update personal information, coaching records and access printable transcripts.

If you don’t yet have an NCCP account, you can also use The Locker to create one.

 

Resources

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