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Coaches

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is here to help you be the best coach that you can be. When you take an NCCP clinic, you’ll gain football technical abilities as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.

MAKING HEADWAY IN FOOTBALL: E-Learning FREE

Making Headway in Football will provide all coaches with concussion awareness training. This online module takes only 60-90 minutes to complete and is FREE of charge. Making Headway in Football is a online clinic that is required for all coaches and should be completed before Safe Contact training.

 

NOTE: MANDATORY FOR ALL COACHES

2023 Coaching Course Costs

NCCP Workshop      Member Price         2022 Virtual Delivery Member Discount               Non-Member Price           
Safe Contact $75 $50 ($25 Savings) $150
Community Sport Coach $65 $50 ($15 Savings) $130
Competition Introduction:
Non-Contact
$150 $125 ($25 Savings) $300
Competition Introduction:
Position Coach
$150 $125 ($25 Savings) $300
Competition Introduction:
Coordinator
$200 $175 ($25 Savings) $400
Competition Introduction:
Head Coach
$275 $250 ($25 Savings) $550
Positional Academy Courses $40 $30 ($10 Savings) $80
Systems Academies $50 $40 ($10 Savings) $100

SAFE CONTACT

An integral part of Football Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program, Safe Contact teaches safe tackling and blocking techniques along with safety education and awareness. Every football player needs to be able to perform the football fundamentals taught in Safe Contact, regardless of what position they play on the field. Safe Contact is a 1 day clinic in class and on-field that is required for all coaches.

 

NOTE: MANDATORY FOR ALL CONTACT COACHES – CERTIFICATION EXPIRES AFTER 5 YEARS

COMMUNITY SPORT TRAINING

Community Sport Training is designed for coaches who are currently coaching athletes aged 6 – 13 in contact or non-contact football. Online E-learning course must be completed before in-person training. The Community Sport Training is a 1 day clinic that is required for anyone coaching athletes under the age of 14. The community novice coach has 6 modules:

  • Participant needs & parents’ expectations
  • Understanding the game
  • Make ethical decisions
  • Safety
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Practice Planning
  • Football specific fundamental skills

Community Novice Coach E-learning:  https://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#FB-NCT-E  

NOTE: MANDATORY FOR ALL COACHES FOR U14 ATHLETES

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION | NON-CONTACT WORKSHOP

Competition Introduction Non-Contact clinics are designed for coaches who are currently coaching athletes aged 14 – 18 in Flag or Touch Football. The Non-Contact Workship is a 1 1/2 day clinic where coaches are trained in 5 modules:

  • Make Ethical Decisions,
  • Planning a Practice,
  • Teaching & Learning, and
  • Analyze Performance.
  • Non-Contact Technical and Tactical

To complete the training, click here.​ (LINK TO COACHES TRAINING PAGE)

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION | POSITION WORKSHOP


Competition Introduction clinics are designed for coaches who are currently coaching athletes aged 14 – 18 in contact football. The Position Workshop is a 1 day clinic where coaches are trained in 4 modules:

  • Make Ethical Decisions,
  • Planning a Practice,
  • Teaching & Learning, and
  • Analyze Performance.

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION | POSITIONAL ACADEMY CLINICS

Competition Introduction clinics are designed for coaches who are currently coaching athletes aged 14 – 18. The Positional Academy Clinic is a 2 hour clinic where coaches are trained by an expert coach in 1 of the following positions:

  • Quarterback,
  • Running Back,
  • Wide Receiver,
  • Offensive Line,
  • Defensive Line,
  • Linebacker, and
  • Defensive Back.


COMPETITION INTRODUCTION | COORDINATOR WORKSHOP


Competition Introduction Coordinator clinics are designed for coaches who are currently coaching athletes aged 14 – 18 in contact football. The Coordinator Workshop is a 2 day clinic where coaches are trained in 4 modules:

  • Mentor Skills,
  • Mental Skill,
  • Role of the Coordinator, and
  • Nutrition &
  • Systems.

NOTE: Coaches must have finished at least the Competition Introduction | Position Workshop & 2 Positional Academy Clinics on the same side of ball to be eligible to take this course.

 

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION | SYSTEM ACADEMY


Competition Introduction clinics are designed for coaches who are currently coaching athletes aged 14 – 18. The Positional Academy Clinic is a 2 hour clinic where coaches are trained by an expert coach in 1 of the following positions:

  • Offensive Systems
  • Defensive Systems
  • Special Team Systems

 


COMPETITION INTRODUCTION | HEAD COACH WORKSHOP


Competition Introduction clinics are designed for coaches who are currently coaching athletes aged 14 – 18. The Head Coach Workshop is a 2 day clinic where coaches are trained in 4 modules:

  • Role the Head Coach,
  • Evaluator,
  • Design a Yearly Training Plan, and
  • Managing a Football Program.

NOTE: Coaches must have finished at least the Competition Introduction | Coordinator Workshop, 4 Positional Academy Clinics and 2 Coordinator Academy Clinics, one of which is special teams to be eligible to take this course.

 

Additional NCCP Information & Documents:

Old Levels Transfer of Qualifications

Professional Development and Renewal of Certification

Certification Challenge – Skip to Evaluation

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