Coaching Association of Canada

The NCCP is comprised of three coaching streams: NCCP Community Sport, NCCP Competition, and NCCP Instruction. Each stream provides a rewarding sport experience for coach and participant(s) alike by ensuring the ideal alignment of each other's skills, motivations, and objectives. 

NCCP Coaching Streams

NCCP Community Sport NCCP Competition NCCP Instruction

The NCCP Community Sport stream is designed to help participants of any age learn, play, and have fun. Participants in this stream are typically playing for their own enjoyment. Beginner coaches often start here.

The NCCP Competition stream helps participants of all ages develop competitive abilities in their sport over the long term. Former athletes and experienced coaches at regional levels often work in this stream.

A stream of the NCCP in which the primary goals of the coach are Coaching to teach sport-specific skills to participants of various ability levels, and interact with them in a primarily non-competitive situation.

NCCP Coaching Contexts

Within each NCCP Coaching stream are NCCP Coaching contexts, which align coaching activities with specific types of participants and the stage of their respective development. Coaches can read about Long-term Development to better understand the stages of participant development and the types of activity relevant to each.

become a coach

Ready to start your coaching career? Our NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport eLearning module is a great first step!