The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program offered in both official languages across Canada. NCCP workshops are designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches, from the first-time coach to the head of the national team.
The NCCP is currently undergoing change that will affect all sports in Canada that deliver coach certification programs. BC Hockey in conjunction with Hockey Canada has been working over the past five years redesigning the program. The 2006-2007 season will be the second year of full implementation of the new program. The major change coaches will notice is that no longer will all coaches start at one entry point (Level 1) and progress through the system. Coaches will now enter a “stream” of coaching relative to the athletes that they are currently working with.