Coaching Education

Coaching Pathway

Coaching education is the backbone of BC Athletics athlete development. Great coaches build great athletes.

Read the steps below on how you can get started in coaching and coach education!

Becoming a Coach 

  1. ​Become a BCA Coach Member to receive insurance and discounts on education courses. 
  2. Find a Club near you
  3. Start your Coach Education Pathway (below) 

Coaching Education Pathway 

  Click the links below the graphic for more Information


Questions about coaching education? Email Jennifer Brown, BCA Coaching Education Coordinator



Coaching Courses

Coaches require different knowledge and skills depending on who they are coaching. Rather than progressing from grassroots to podium, coaches take the pathway relevant to the athletes they are coaching.

Watch this video explaining the NCCP Athletics Canada coach education pathway. 

Follow to the chart below to find your appropriate pathway. 
Click on the courses or evaluations for more info

If you’re coaching...

Your pathway is...

Courses needed to be NCCP Trained*

Evaluations Need to be NCCP Certified*

Not sure what you will be coaching or just starting as a volunteer?
Check out the free e-learning Fundamentals of Athletics on the locker to get started (requires a free NCCP #)

Grassroots / elementary school or community programs

Run Jump Throw Wheel

Run Jump Throw Wheel 


Make Ethical Decisions

Introductory or Jr High Athletes

Competing in all events at the local/regional level


Coaches will have an introduction to all event groups

*Required for BC Games Coaches

Sport Coach

Long Term Athlete Development


Foundations of Coaching (Theory)

Sport Coach Technical

Make Ethical Decisions


Sport Coach

Make Ethical Decisions

Intermediate /
High School or club

Competing in specific events

Coaches will sign up to learn about one event group (Sprints, endurance, throws or jumps)

*Required for head coaches at BC Games, and non-head coaches at Legions, Canadian XC Champs, Canada Summer Games, and to obtain a coaches pass at the Canadian U20/Senior Champs

NCCP Club Coach

Long Term Athlete Development

Foundations of Coaching (Theory)

Club Coach Technical

Make Ethical Decisions

Club Coach

Make Ethical Decisions

Elite level athletes / university or club

Competing in advanced specific events

Coaches will sign up to learn about one event group at a time

*Required for provincial head coaches of Legions, Canadian XC Champs, Canada Summer Games and for national team coaches

NCCP Performance Coach

Performance Coach 
(pre-requirement: Club Coach certification)

Athletics Performance Coach Pre-Learning

(to be updated 2023)
-Make Ethical Decisions
- Managing Conflict
Psychology of  Performance
-Manage a Sports Program
-Leading Drug Free Sport

Performance Coach

Make Ethical Decisions

Managing Conflict


 NCCP Courses: In-Training vs Trained vs Certified

  • Our courses are part of the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) in which coaches progress from In-Training to Trained to Certified within their pathway. 
    • In training = Taken partial course requirements (see third column above) 
    • Trained = Taken all course requirements (e.g., athletics course + multi-sport courses) 
    • Certified: Completed all evaluations required (athletics + multi-sport evaluations)


Important Course Info:

What are the minimum age requirements? 

What is an NCCP number and how do I get one? 

Sign up for a BC Athletics Coach membership for discounts of NCCP BCA courses. 

Find grants to support your Coach Education. 


Course Calendar

  • Courses are listed as athletics courses, multi-sport or available anytime
  • Note sure which course is right for you? Click here to find out
  • Don't see a course you are interested in below? Submit an interest form or request to host.
  • Need financial assistance? See our grants and bursary page 
Date Course Location Link for more info and registration
NCCP Athletics Courses
Nov 5-13 Canadian Throws Summit Virtual and Richmond Click here for link
Nov 10 - 12 Sport Leadership Conference Ottawa or Online
Nov 19 Road Running Leader Course Terrace 
Travel grants available 
Click here for link
Mar 4-5 Sport Coach Technical Prince George
Travel grants available
Click here for link
Mar 4-5 RJTW + Sport Coach Technical   Nanaimo Link coming soon
April 1-2 Sport Coach Technical South Surrey click here for link
April 1-2 Club Coach Full or Just Technical Prince George Link coming soon
Multi-Sport Courses
Various All NCCP Multi-Sport Courses offered through viaSport  Online Find schedules Here 
Courses Available Any Time
 Anytime  Athletics NCCP Performance Coach Pre- Learning (Required for Performance Coach)  e-learning online  Click here for link 
(login to locker to access)
Anytime Long Term Athlete Development for Athletics (Required for Sport and Club Coach) e-learning online Click here for link 
(login to locker to access)
Anytime NCCP Emergency Action Plan
(Requried for Sport and Club Coach
e-learning online

Click here for link 
(login to locker to access)

Anytime NCCP Leading Drug Free Sport
(Required for Performance Coach) 
e-learning online Click here for link 
(login to locker to access
Anytime Fundamentals of Athletics (great for parents or coaches just getting started!) e-learning online Click here for link 
(login to locker to access)
Anytime Competition Management for Team Coaches at Canada Games e-learning online  Click here for link
(login to locker  to access)
Anytime Officals 101 and 102 e-learning online Click here for link
Anytime  Professional Development Webinars Online  Click here for link

Important Course Info


Summary of Completed NCCP Courses


Date Location Course
Nov 19 Terrace Road Running Leader Course
Oct 6-10 Langley Performance Coach
Sept 24-25 Nanaimo Sport Coach Technical
Sept 18 & 25, 2022 Online Foundations of Coaching: Theory modules of Sport and Club Coach 
July 12, 2022 Online Make Ethical Decisions
June 24, 2022 Terrace RJTW
June 18, 2022 100 Mile House RJTW
April 23-24 Kelowna Sport Coach
April 16-17, 2022 Victoria Sport Coach
April 9-10, 2022 Penticton Club Coach throws and endurance
April 2-3, 2022 North Delta Sport Coach
April 2-3, 2022 Nanaimo Club Coach jumps and throws
Mar 30, 2022 Online Foundations of Coaching
Mar 12-13, 2022 South Surrey Club Coach Sprints, Jumps and Endurance
Mar 6-11, 2022 Online Coaching and Leading Effectively 
Mar 5-6, 2022 Massett Sport Coach
Mar 5-6, 2022 Squamish Sport Coach
March 1, 2022 Online Make Ethical Decisions
Feb 27, 2022 Burnaby Run Jump Throw Wheel
Feb 20 - 27, 2022 Online Foundations of Coaching
Feb 15, 2022 Online Managing Conflict
Feb 6, 2022 Online Make Ethical Decisions
Feb 1, 2022 Online Manage A Sport Program
Jan 31, 2022 Online Foundations of Coaching
Jan 18, 2022 Online Pyschology of Perfromance
Nov 21 - 28, 2021 West Van Sport Coach Technical
Nov 6-7, 2021 Nanaimo Sport Coach Technical
Oct 30-31, 2021 Surrey Sport Coach Technical for Masters Athletes
Oct 18 and 25 2021 Online Foundations of Coaching: Theory modules of Sport and Club Coach 
Oct 2-3, 2021 Vancouver Sport Coach Technical
Sept 2021 Online Foundations of Coaching: Theory modules of Sport and Club Coach 
Sept 2021 Penticton Sport Coach Technical
June 14-28 Online  Foundations of Coaching: Theory modules of Sport and Club Coach 
May 25-June 1 Online  Foundations of Coaching: Theory modules of Sport and Club Coach 
May 10-17 Online Foundations of Coaching: Theory modules of Sport and Club Coach 
Nov 27-29 Online NCCP Sport Coach
Nov 22-26 Online Performance Summit 2020 
Nov 25 Online Effective Coaching Strategies for the High Performance Coach (Webinar 3 of 3)
Nov 14-15 Nanaimo NCCP Sport Coach
Nov 7-12 Online 2020 BC Throws Summit
Oct 28th Online Effective Coaching Strategies for the High Performance Coach (Webinar 2 of 3)
Oct 7th Online Sleep as A Crucial Factor for Maximizing Peak Performance
Sept 30th Online Effective Coaching Strategies for the High Performance Coach (Webinar 1 of 3)
July 9th Online Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport: Performance and Health Implications in Track & Field
May 6-27 Online Foundations of Coaching in Athletics Online Modules (theory modules of Sport, Club and Road Running Coach)
March 8, 2020 Burnaby All Youth Matter: Youth Inclusion Course
Jan 25, 2020 Burnaby 2020 Performance Summit
Jan 18-19, 2020 Victoria NCCP Sport Coach Track and Field
Jan 18-19, 2020 Richmond Wheelchair Athletics Coach Development
Nov 16-17th, 2020 South Surrey NCCP Road Running Instructor Course
Nov 16-17th, 2020 South Surrey NCCP Sport Coach Track and Field
Nov 15th, 2020 Langley NCCP Making Ethical Decisions
Nov 8-10th, 2019 Richmond 2019 BC Throws Summit
Oct 26th, 2019 Victoria Mentorship: BC XC Championship
Oct 25-27th Nanaimo NCCP Club Coach Throws
Oct 5-6th Penticton NCCP Sport Coach 
Oct 5-6th Penticton NCCP Road Running Instructor Course
Sept 27th Victoria NCCP Making Ethical Decisions
Sept 7th Victoria NCCP Run Jump Throw Wheel
June 20th, 2019  Burnaby  Harry Jerome Mentorship
May 24-27th, 2019 Kelowna  NCCP Sport Coach
May 24-28th, 2019 Kamloops NCCP Sport Coach + MED
May 17-19th, 2019  South Surrey  NCCP Club Coach 
May 10-12th, 2019 Prince George NCCP Club Coach
April 26-28th, 2019 Burnaby NCCP Sport Coach
April 19-22*, 2019  Richmond NCCP Performance Coach 
March 29-31, 2019 Nanaimo  NCCP Club Coach
March 14th, 2019 Burnaby + Online Seminar: Applications of Performance Testing 
March 1-3rd, 2019 Powell River NCCP Sport Coach + MED
Feb 27 -28th, 2019 Victoria NCCP RunJumpThrowWheel
Oct 1-2, 2016 Victoria NCCP Club Coach (Para Techincal Only)
Sept 23-25, 2016 Vernon NCCP Sport Coach
Sept 23-25, 2016 South Surrey NCCP Club Coach (Endurance, Sprints & Hurdles)
Sept 24, 2016 South Surrey NCCP Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Sept 9-24, 2016 UBC Varsity Athlete Sport Coach
Sept 24, 2016 UBC NCCP Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Sept 16-18, 2016 Maple Ridge Sport Coach
Sept 17, 2016 Maple Ridge Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Sept 9-11, 2016 Victoria Road Running Instructor Pilot #5
Sept 11, 2016 Victoria Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
April 22-24, 2016 Smithers Club Coach (Endurance, Sprints & Hurdles)
April 22, 2016 Smithers 1/2 of Sport Coach (Basic Technical Elements) - Teacher Professional Development
April 8-10, 2016 Nanaimo Club Coach (Endurance, Jumps, Throws)
April 9, 2016 Nanaimo Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
April 1-3, 2016 Victoria Sport Coach
April 2, 2016 Victoria Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
March 4-6, 2016 White Rock Club Coach (Sprints & Hurdles, Throws)
March 5, 2016 White Rock Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Feb 26-28, 2016 Langley Sport Coach
Feb 27, 2016 Langley Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Nov 13-15, 2015 Victoria Club Coach Endurance (tailored to current/retired National Team Athletes)
Nov 14, 2015 Victoria Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Nov 8, 2015 Burnaby Multi-Sport Make Ethical Decisions
Nov 6-8, 2015 Burnaby Performance Coach - Planning for Performance Weekend
Sept 25-27, 2015 White Rock Club Coach (Jumps, Endurance)
Sept 18-20, 2015 Maple Ridge Sport Coach
June 12-14, 2015 Burnaby Road Running Instructor Pilot #4
April 12, May 17, 2015 Duncan Sport Coach
April 10-12, 2015 Nanaimo Club Coach (Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles)
April 10-12, 2015 Nanaimo Sport Coach
April 10-12, 2015 Kelowna Sport Coach
March 27-29th, 2015 Richmond Sport Coach
Jan 16-18th, 2015 Kelowna Road Running Instructor Pilot #3
Oct 4-5th, 2014 Victoria Sport Coach
Aug 23-24th,2014 Burnaby Sport Coach
August 6-8th, 2014 Kamloops Club Coach (Sprints/Hurdles, Jumps, Throws)
August 6-7th, 2014 Kamloops Sport Coach
June 6-8th, 2014 Victoria Road Running Instructor Pilot #2
May 23-25th, 2014 Kelowna Sport Coach
May 9-11th, 2014 Kamloops Club Coach
May 9-11th, 2014 Kamloops Sport Coach
April 4-6th, 2014 Nanaimo Club Coach (Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles, Jumps, Throws)
April 4-6th, 2014 Nanaimo Sport Coach
March 7-9th, 2014 Richmond Club Coach Throws & Para Throws
Feb 21, 23, March 2, 2014 Richmond Sport Coach
Jan 24-26th, 2014 Burnaby Road Running Instructor Pilot #1
Sept 13-15, 2013 Langley Sport Coach


Course Interest/ Request Form

BC Athletics organizes Coaching Education courses throughout the year.  We would like to meet the needs of as many BC Coaches as possible. 

Check our Course Calendar before submitting a course interest/requset form to see if there's a course near you. See our courses descriptions to see which course is right for you.

Please complete the approprite form below to assist us in setting up the courses in areas of interest. 

I would like to ATTEND a course


I would like to HOST a course 
(see guidelines below)


Hosting Guidelines

All NCCP Courses Must be Pre-approved by BC Athletics 

MINIMUM 6 COACHES are required to host a course or equivalent registration (if the course is requested additional to BCA's existing courses for that season).

  • For example, if you have 4 coaches the cost of hosting would be the cost of 2 regisrations
  • BC Athletics can help promote the course to fill the additional spaces


  • ​BC Athletics covers all costs including Learning Faciliator fees (pay, travel, accomodation), facilities and insurance. They organize the Learning Faiclitator, manage registration, and help promote the course provincially
  • We ask the Host Clubs help to finding local bookings for facility, equipment and promote the course locally 


  • Our standard example schedules are below as well as suggested equipment. However, we can work with you to create a schedule to accomodate your needs and will connect you to the learning facilitator to arrange equipment. 
  • We will be offering Foundations of Coaching (theory modules for Sport and Club Coach) online for coaches anywhere in the province. Clubs can then host just the Techincal portions of Sport and Club.

Run Jump Throw Wheel

Foundations of Coaching Sport Coach Club Coach





The first step to becoming certified is taking a Coaching Course
and becoming NCCP TRAINED (Find courses here)

From there, you can be evaluated to be NCCP CERTIFIED


Certification Requirements
Being certified requires completed all of the required evaluations including both the athletics and multi-sport evaluations. Evaluations can be completed in any order. 

Coaching Pathway:

Run Jump Throw Wheel

Sport Coach

Club Coach

Performance Coach

Evaluation Fee:





Athletics Evaluation Requirements:


-Practice Observation

-Practice Observation

-Practice Observation
-Competition Observation (at a National or equivalent level meet)

Additional Required
Multi-Sport Evaluations 

-Make Ethical Decisions

-Make Ethical Decisions

-Make Ethical Decisions

-Make Ethical Decisions
-Managing Conflict
- Leading Drug Free sport (part of the e-learning module) 

Pro-D points required to maintain certification every 5 years once certified
(click here for info)
10 20 20 30

Follow the links below for more information about the evaluation process

How to Register and Complete Your Evaluation

Evaluation Timeline*Self paced but may take a minimum of a month. Click the link to learn more. 

Why Become Certified? *Professional standards, lifelong learning, mentorship, team requirements

Important Notes​*How to challenge the evaluation, minimum age, maintaining certification.

Maintenance of Certification

All NCCP Certified coaches in any context or sport are requried to maintan certification through ongoing learning and professional development points. 

Once certified, coaches have 5 years to collect the required Pro-D Points shown below. If they do not, their status will changed to Trained until they collect the required amount. 

Minimum Pro-D Points Required to Maintain Certification within a 5 year cycle

Run, Jump, Throw Certified

10 points

Sport Coach Certified

20 points

Club Coach Certified

20 points

Performance Coach Certified

30 points


How can you earn Pro-D Points?

See the chart below on how you can earn pro-d points. Check out the our Professional Development Tab for some options

Type of Pro D Points How to collect points

NCCP Courses and Evaluations (Athletics or multi-sport)

5 points each

e-learning modules vary 1-5 pts pending length
Automatically added in locker

Non-NCCP Webinars, Conferences or Courses

1 point per hr; maximum 3 points per session  If advertised by organizer, automatically applied; if not, ask the organizers to have iPro-D points added

Active Coaching

1 point per year

Add your points to your locker.

Click profile > certification >  self-report

Click "Record active status" to report your active coaching, or "record professional development to self-report" (see blue circles in photo below)

Self-directed learning (course, webinar, read a book, watched a film)

max 3 points per 5 year cycle

How to self-report pro-d points under your profile in the locker:

How can I check how many PD points I have? 


  • Log in to the locker.
  • Click profile > certification > maintenance (see green circle in photo above)


This will show you how many points you have out of how many you need, and when your cycle starts (year you were certified) and when it expires (how long you have to collect the required points)


Find Out More about Maintenance of Certification and PD Points:

Professional Development

Professional Development is key to life long learning and coach development
Attend pro-d events for your own development at any time,
or collect professional develompent points to maintain your certification.

This document list's some of the accessible, free or inexpensive way you can collect pro-d points. 

Types of Pro D:

NCCP Multi-Sport Courses

NCCP courses (multi-sport, athletics, or evaluation) will provide you with 5 pro-d points. Multi-sport courses are offered in person or online by viaSport and the Regional Alliance (see calendar here) and in other provinces (login and visit the locker calendar)

NCCP e-Learning Courses

NCCP e-Learning courses are available as multi-sport, athletics, and other sports and can be completed on your own time. They are worth between 1 and 5 points pending length. Click here to access e-Learning courses by logging into the locker. ​

Non-NCCP Professional Development Webinars

The following organizations offer a variety of webinars. Some have pro-d points available automatically, others you can self-report your points on the locker (See maintenance of certification for information on how to do so)

Organization Description Price
BC Athletics 
  • BC Athletics Youtube Page has past webinars. Email us if you have watched our past events and we will give you pro-D points. 
Athletics Canada 
  • Athletics Canada has webinar series' and e-learning opportunities available for all coaches. 
ALTIS Digital Courses
  • Our courses have been created by world-class coaches with a track record if success, and Performance Therapists who are revolutionizing sports medicine. Each course features hours of in-depth guided learning content, ALTIS videos, and more, which share knowledge and unique perspectives you won't find anywhere else. 
Coaching Association of Canada 
  • The Coaching Association of Canada has many multi-sport and sport specific professional development courses that are available to you. 
Commit to Kids 
  • C2K for Coaching online training empowers coaches and other sport leaders with practical information to help enhamce youth safety in sport. 
CSI Pacific 
  • CSI Pacific are driven to develop competent coaches in the high performance sport pathway who are capable of delivering the highest quality athlete programming.  
  • There are many pro-d opportunities available through CSI Pacific, including their Speaker Series on Demand
  • EvalTrackSport offers courses in many coaching areas including sprints, endurance, jumps, throws, strength, and youth development. 
Respect Group Inc 
  • The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, and officials to recognize, understand, and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination. 
School Sport 
  • This organization hosts several interactive online educational courses for couches. These courses were designed specifically for coaches in a school-sport setting and cover everything from the philosophies of school sport, growth and development, nutrition, injury management, planning a practice, and much more. 
Sport for Life 
  • Sport for Life strives to reshape how we support sport and train athletes at all levels in Canada – from children to adults, from towns to cities, from provinces and regions through to the national level.
PHE Canada 
  • Promotes and advances quality physical and health education and healthy learning environments. 
  • Specific physical literacy courses can be found here 




Grants and Bursaries

At BC Athletics we recognize that attending coaching courses may not be financially assessible for all coaches. The grants below are available to help support your needs. 







Bob Bearpark Equity & Access Coaching Bursary Awards

ViaSport BC

  • For coaches completing an NCCP multi-sport or sport-specific coach training course or certification evaluation 


LeadForward Grant: Advancing Balanced Representation in Sport ViaSport BC
  • This grant aims to strengthen balanced leadership for female coaches, officials, and organizational staff throughout BC. 
  • Supports training, certification, and policiy development opportunities. 
WISE Fund Grant Canadian Women & Sport 
  • For women and girls to participate and lead in the sport system 

Bob Bearpark High Performance Coach Education Bursary Awards

ViaSport BC

  • For coaches undertaking NCCP Competition Development modules/evaluations or Advanced Coaching Diploma modules
  • Must be a BC resident


NCCP Gameplan Coach Education Grants  GamePlan
  • Supports athletes who are looking to coach in the Competition-Development Stream (Comp-Dev) or the Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) program as part of the NCCP. 

Up to $1000

ACD/Team BC Canada Games Bursary Canadian Sport Institute
  • Have completed the Advanced Coaching Diploma at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.
  • Be verified as a Team BC selected coach
  • Provide evidence of completing Diploma requirements
  • Be a current member in good standing of Coaches of Canada
Northern BC Coaching and Officiating Development Fund ViaSport BC
  • Individual or group who permanently reside in zones 7 or 8 OR
  • PSO who hosts a coaching/officiating course in zones 7 or 8
Individuals: $1500
PSO: $2500

Coaches BC Legacy Grants

ViaSport BC

  • Aims to encourage more community level coaches to become involved, to further their education, and to receive training/certification. 
  • Four coach grants are available. 



BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

ViaSport BC

  • Vouchers may be used for travelling to a recognized certfication or professional development opportunity

Advanced Coaching Diploma – Travel Bursary

Canadian Sport Institute

  • Be endorsed by a NSO with min. level 3 certification or equivalent
  • Be activley coaching athletes
  • Pay designated tuition for ACD program
  • Completes all ACD requirements

Max. $100/event

UBC Graduate Certificate in High Performance Coaching and Technical Sport Leadership Scholarship

Canadian Sport Institute

  • Endorsed by National Sport Organization (Letter of Endorsement)
  • Successfully admitted into the Graduate Certificate in High Performance Coaching and Technical Sport Leadership.
  • Current member in good standing of Coaches of Canada

Max. $2000

ViaSport Grants & Links to Other Grants ViaSport BC 
  • ViaSport offers many different grants for coaches and has published an extensive list of other grants



Minimum Standards for Coach Membership

Step 1: Get an NCCP Number (before Jan 1st, 2017)

Step 2: Take an NCCP Coaching Course (In-Training) (before Jan 1st, 2018)

Step 3: Complete Additional Requirements (Trained) (before Jan 1st, 2019)


Still have Questions or Need More Information?  

Below are some links to provide you with all the details of BC Athletics New Minimum Standards for Coach Membership.

Link to the initial email sent from BCA President and BCA CEO: 


Making Sense of the New BCA Minimum Coach Standards (FAQ and Solutions):


3 Simple Steps to Becoming Trained:



Graphic Explanation of Athletic Canada's NCCP Coaching Pathway:




How do I access course manuals? 

What is an NCCP number? 

What is In-Training vs Trained vs Certified? 

How do I find what trainings or certifications I have?

What are the age requirements to be trained or Certified? 

Do I need a BC Athletics Coach membership for courses? 

How can I receive financial assistance? 

Where do I find evaluation rubrics? 

Do I need to take Athletics Courses before the evaluation? 

Do I need to take the multi-sport courses before the evaluation? 





What is an NCCP Number?

  • An NCCP number gives you access to the Locker, which is the Coaching Association of Canada's database system for all sports. All your coach education will be tracked on the Locker.
  • You can login to the Locker to view your coach education transcript, course history, professional development points, as well as take online courses and multi-sport evaluations 
  • Sign up for an NCCP number or look up your number here.  It's free and takes two minutes!  


What is NCCP In-Training vs Trained vs Certified?

  • There are three levels of NCCP certification for any pathway: 
    • In-Training: Taken partial course requirements. 
    • Trained: Taken all course requirements (ex. athletics courses & multi-sport courses) 
    • Certified: Completed all evaluations required (ex. athletics evaluations & multi-sport evaluations) 

How do I find our what Trainings or Certifications I have?

  • Click here to login to the locker with your NCCP Number
  • Click on the "Certification" tab at the top 
  • You will see all the courses and certificaitons that you have as well as your NCCP Status (in-training, trained, or certified)
  • OR click the "history" tab to see a timeline of when you have taken your trainings

What are the age requirements?

  • The minimum age to obtain a Coach Membership with BC Athletics is 15 
  • However, coaches can start their NCCP training (i.e., take a course) in preparation for coaching at 14
  • The minimum age to be NCCP Certified (i.e., take an evaluation) is 16 

Do I need a BC Athletics coach membership for courses?

  • No, you do not need to have a coach membership to enrol in courses. However, being a BC Athletics member will grant you discounts for many of the coaching courses available. 


How do I access course manuals?

  • Electronic Copies 
    • The NCCP Course Manuals are accessible for free online to all coach members and course participants under the "Documents" tab at
    • Coaches will need their BCA Coach Membership Number (this is the same as your Athletics Canada number) to sign up or log in. You can look up your BCA number here
  • Hard Copies 
    • Coaches have the option of ordering hard copies of the course manuals for a fee. You can order them with your course registration or seperately by filling out this form. The fees are listed below: 
      • Sport Coach Workbook: $15.00 + GST and Shipping (used in Foundations of Coaching Online Theory Modules)
      • Club Coach Workbook: $17.00 + GST and Shipping (used in Foundations of Coaching Online Theory Modules and Club Coach Course)
      • Sport and Club Coach Technical Manual: $14.00 + GST and Shipping (use in Sport and Club Coach Technical Course)


How can I receive financial assistance?


Where do I find evaluation rubrics?

  • The evaluation rubrics provide you with a check list of what is required for your portfolio and observations. 
  • Login to Atheltics Canada. You can sign in with your Atheltics Canada number (same as your BC Athletics number - found here
  • Click on "Documents", then select your context from the drop down menu and download the "Marking Rubric" 


Do I need to take athletics courses before the evaluation?

  • No, the evaluation assesses the coaches knowledge and competency. You can obtain this compentncy from the course, on your own, and take the evaluation when you feel ready. 
  • However, 
    • If you take the athletics course first, you have unlimited attemptes to pass. If you skip the course and go straight to the evaluation, you have one attempt to pass and if you don't, you will need to take the course first before attempting the evaluation again. 


Do I need to take the multi-sport courses before the evaluation?

  • No, however: 
    • If you take the multi-sport course first, the evaluations are free with unlimited attemptes to pass with 75% of higher. 
    • If you skip the course and go straight to the evaluation, the cost is $85.00 with 3 attempts to pass with 75% or higher. 
  • To take the multi-sport evaluation, login to the locker and click the e-learning tab to find your respective evaluation (all are online).