Coaches

NCCP Coaching Courses

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the Coaching Association of Canada’s flagship program, and has been identified as a world leader in coach education. The NCCP gives coaches the confidence to succeed and is designed & delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations.

Cycling has three NCCP coaching contexts, depending on the level of coaching; Let’s Ride! Community Initiation; Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition and Performance Cycling, Competition Development.

 

 

1. Context: Let’s Ride! Community Initiation

Let’s Ride! targets coaches who will primarily work with novice and pre-competitive cyclists at the community level, including participants in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and early Learn to Train stages of Athlete Development.
*These courses are administered by your Cycling Provincial Association

2. Context: Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition

Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition (R2R) is the context for coaches who will primarily work with new competitive cyclists at the community and club level. These athletes will likely be in the Learn to Train to Train to Train stages of LTAD, although the context could apply to any new racer of any age.
*The Ready to Race! Evaluations are administered by Cycling Canada

3. Context: Performance Cycling Competition Development

Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition (R2R) is the context for coaches who will primarily work with new competitive cyclists at the community and club level. These athletes will likely be in the Learn to Train to Train to Train stages of LTAD, although the context could apply to any new racer of any age.

Performance Cycling Coaching Courses:

In-Training:

  • Manage a Program
  • Performance Planning
  • Analyzing Performance
    • *Administered by Cycling Canada

Trained:

  • Managing Conflict
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • Developing Athletic Ability
  • Prevention and Recovery
  • Psychology and Performance
  • Leading Drug Free Sport

Certified:

  • Managing Conflict Online Evaluation
  • Make Ethical Decisions Evaluation
  • Make Ethical Decisions Training
  • Leading Drug Free Sport Online Evaluation
  • Plan a Project
  • Manage a Program
  • Portfolio
  • Training Camp Evaluation
  • In-Competition Evaluation
    • *Administered by Cycling Canada

 

Professional Development

The CAC and Cycling Canada recognize the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs. Certified coaches must accumulate 20 points for Intro to Competition, and 30 points for Competition Development status every five years in order to maintain their certification.