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2015 NCCP Hockey Mandatory Coach Clinic registration is now closed.

Requirements | Coach Stream | Checking | Development I | High Performance

It is highly recommended at least one alternate coach on each team complete the required coaching clinics as during the hockey season one coach may not be able to perform his or her duties due to illness, suspension, or other personal reasons.

Deadline to complete your certification in Calgary was November 15, 2015

The 2015-2016 Coaching Certification Clinics are now being delivered in several formats – in-person classroom sessions, in-person ice sessions, on-line or a combination of both in-person and on-line. When you click on a link in the chart below, you will find more information regarding the delivery format of each clinic and how to register.

If you are coaching: Community
Timbits Novice Atom,
Peewee Div 2 and lower, Bantam, Midget,
Junior C
Peewee Div 1
You need the following:
  1. Respect in Sport* (all team Officials)

  2. Coach 1-Intro to Coach*** (one team Official per 10 players)

  3. Hockey Canada Safety Program** (one team Official)
  1. Respect in Sport * (all team Officials)

  2. Coach 1-Intro to Coach*** (Head Coach)

  3. Hockey Canada Safety Program** (one team Official)
  1. Respect in Sport* (all team Officials)

  2. Coach 2-Coach Level**** (Head Coach)

  3. Hockey Canada Safety Program** (one team Official)

  4. Checking Skills***** (Head Coach)
  1. Respect in Sport* (all team Officials)

  2. Development I Level (Head Coach)

  3. Hockey Canada Safety Program** (one team Official)

  4. Checking Skills***** (Head Coach)
 
If you are coaching: Elite / Quadrant

Bantam AA,
Bantam Female AAA,
Minor Midget AAA,
Midget Female AAA,

Bantam AAA,
Midget AA,
Midget Female AAA,
Junior A

You need the following:
  1. Respect in Sport* (all team Officials)

  2. Development I Level (Head Coach x)

  3. Hockey Canada Safety Program** (one team Official)

  4. Checking Skills***** (Head Coach)
  1. Respect in Sport* (all team Officials)

  2. High Performance I (Head Coach x)

  3. Hockey Canada Safety Program** (one team Official)

  4. Checking Skills***** (Head Coach)

*Respect in Sport: All registered team officials must be certified in the Respect in Sport-Coach Edition (not to be confused with the Parent Edition). This is an online course. The previous Hockey Canada Speak Out Abuse & Harrassment certification is grandfathered and equivalent to Respect In Sport - Coach Edition.

**Hockey Canada Safety Program: One registered team official must be certified in the Hockey Canada Safety Program and MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE AT ALL GAMES. Hockey Canada Safety Program certification is now an online course.

***Coach 1 - Intro to Coach: Effective the 2015-2016 hockey season, coaches new to coaching at the Initiation (Timbits) and Novice level are required to take this course. Coaches who have previously taken Coach 2 are not required to take Coach 1.

****Coach 2 - Coach Level: Coaches who are coaching at the Atom level and above, at the community level, are required to take this course. Coach 1-Intro to Coach is not a prerequisite for Coach 2-Coach Level.

*****Checking Skills: All head coaches of Atom and above teams must have completed the Checking Skills training.

x - Development I: Bantam AA, Bantam Female AAA, Midget AA, and Minor Midget AAA where Development I is required, any Head Coach that possesses the High Performance I Certification will also be deemed eligible. Development I and High Performance I courses require a Coach to be 'certified' in order to meet the requirements. Head Coaches will have to be 'Trained' in the course by November 15 of the current season and will have to have completed full "Certification' in the program by November 15 of the following season in order to remain eligible.


CLINIC LEVELS


COACH STREAM

The NCCP Coach Stream emphasizes basic skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, self-esteem and a love for the game. The course incorporates the official teaching curriculum of Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta.

Questions? Feel free to email us at nccp@nationalsportacademy.com

Cancellation Policy: Program fees will be refunded (less a $45 cancellation fee) for cancellations prior to one week of the clinic start date. No cancellations, except those accompanied by a doctor's certificate, will be accepted less than one week prior to the start of the clinic.

If you have any questions, contact the National Sport Academy head office at
403-777-3646.

Coaching Requirements:

Coaches will be considered “trained” based on 100% attendance at the Coach Stream in-person clinic and in-person ice time AND 100% completion of the "Hockey University" Coach Stream on-line course.


DEVELOPMENT I

Who Should Attend?

Bantam AA, Bantam Female AAA, Midget AA, and Minor Midget AAA.

No prerequisite required.

Overview


All coaches looking for a continuing education opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the game. The Development I clinic is targeted at those coaching in the competitive stream. Hockey Alberta implemented the NCCP Development I clinics in the 2004-2005 hockey season. The program curriculum and delivery was designed using the new Competency Based Education and Training model. The new curriculum and clinic is designed to give coaches plenty of opportunities to do and think for themselves through classroom theory and practical application.

Qualification Requirements

Qualification is based solely on attendance at all three sessions. 100% attendance is required.

Cancellation Policy: Program feees will be refunded (less a $45 cancellation fee) for cancellations prior to one week of the clinic start date. No cancellations, except those accompanied by a doctor's certificate, will be accepted less than one week prior to the start of the clinic.


CHECKING SKILLS PROGRAM

Overview

The Checking Skills Clinic consists of four sections – The Team Environment, The Training Environment, The Game Day Environment & Growing The Game. Clinic presentations, group work, delegate discussions and individual reflection is supplemented with in class demonstrations and on-ice applications. It is not the intent of this clinic to train coaches to be experts, but rather to identify the key fundamental of checking and being checked. The degree of success that coaches experience depends on how readily the core values are accepted, and our ability to take this learning from the clinic to our communities and grow the game.

Who Should Attend?

TheChecking Skills clinic is a required course for all registered Head Coaches that are coaching in Atom or above. The content of this course focuses on much more than simply “Body Checking” and is therefore recommended for all levels of coaching.

Qualification Requirements

Qualification is based solely on attendance. 100% attendance is required.

There is no prerequisite course to the Checking Skills Program.

Questions? Feel free to email us at nccp@nationalsportacademy.com

Cancellation Policy: Program fees will be refunded (less a $45 cancellation fee) for cancellations prior to one week of the clinic start date. No cancellations, except those accompanied by a doctor's certificate, will be accepted less than one week prior to the start of the clinic.

If you have any questions, contact the National Sport Academy head office at
403-777-3646.


DEVELOPMENT II & HIGH PERFORMANCE I & II
These levels of certification may not be hosted in Calgary. For more information, contact Hockey Alberta at (403) 342-6777 or the Hockey Alberta website at www.hockeyalberta.ca


PLEASE NOTE: SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING COACHING CERTIFICATION CLINICS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CALGARY HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AT (403)777-3646 OR nccp@nationalsportacademy.com