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Clubs: NCCP Certify Your Coaches and Ride Leaders

GlotmanjpgCycling BC  is launching a new initiative to NCCP certify the coaches and ride leaders in all clubs across the province. Our goal is to help provide a safer environment for all riders and to promote development within each club.

Glotman-Simpson Cycling is the first club in B.C. to fully take advantage of the new coaching certification courses offered by Cycling B.C.  Over the last two weeks 10 Glotman-Simpson Ride Leaders completed the NCCP Let’s Ride! Community Cycling Initiative program.  Safety is the primary focus of this new NCCP certification stream and safety is also the primary goal of each GS Cycling group ride. Their members will now have the benefits of safer club rides with additional opportunities for skills development.

Let’s Ride! Community Cycling- Initiation (CCI) is the NCCP context for coaches who will primarily work with novice, pre-competitive cyclists at the community level, including participants in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and early Learn to Train stages of athlete development. The program is simple, based on a number of pre-designed lesson plans, and adaptable to the varying skill and ability levels of participants. The focus of the program is on having participants develop skills which are basic to MTB, BMX, and Road, in a controlled, off-road, off-trail setting such as a sport field or parking lot.

CCI training has two parts – the “Let’s Ride!” CCI workshop (5 hrs), and a Basic Cycling Skills workshop (8 hrs). The first workshop provides information on ethical coaching, participants and their needs, basic practice planning, equipment and other important information for coaches of beginner cyclists. The second workshop provides an opportunity for “on-bike” practice in skill teaching and analysis, practice coaching and use of provided lesson plans. On completion, coaches have “Trained” status in NCCP.

The cost of the workshop is $170.

If your club is interested in certifying NCCP Community Coaches contact