Coaching Association of Canada

Coach Initiation in Sport


Welcome to the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)! Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills in coaching, such as: long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. The Coach Initiation in Sport module will also introduce coaches to the NCCP, a valuable tool for preparing for a coach’s first in-person NCCP workshop.

The Coach Initiation in Sport online module is designed as an important introduction to the key coaching concepts and educational tools that are the foundation of the NCCP.  The module remains an excellent informational resource for coaches which they can revisit at any time after successful completion of the module.

Coach Initiation in Sport is a valuable resource for:

  • Parents new to coaching
  • New coaches
  • Experienced coaches new to the NCCP
  • Athletes transitioning to coaching
  • Experienced NCCP coaches who need professional development, or a refresh on the fundamental principles of the NCCP
  • Sport administrators who work with the NCCP and coach development

Access Coach Initiation in Sport online module in the Locker, for $15. This e-module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Please note: all ringette coaches must complete this module prior to taking any other NCCP community sport-specific workshops.

Baseball Coaches: to take the Coach Initiation in Baseball module, which you must complete before taking any other NCCP baseball clinics, click here to head to the Baseball Canada page! Baseball coaches must take the Coach Initiation in Baseball sport-specific resource and cannot substitute the Coach Initiation in Sport module.

Please note that this eLearning module is not optimized for mobile devices.