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What Courses Do I Need To Coach?

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National Coaching Certification Program

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for more than 60 sports in Canada. The basketball program was developed by Canada Basketball in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada to improve the standard of coaching through education. The courses are delivered by Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association.

The NCCP has a competency-based approach where coaches are:

  • Trained in NCCP outcomes relevant to the athletes they are coaching.
  • Evaluated by demonstrating coaching outcomes to a specific standard.
NCCP Certification FAQ
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NCCP Community Stream

Basketball FUNdamentals

This course is for coaches who work with athletes aged 6-10 years of age. The 6 1/2 hour course includes ethics, modified games approach, LTAD, safety, age appropriate practice planning and skill development. After completing this course coaches will be considered "Trained".

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NCCP Competitive Stream

Basketball Learn To Train

This course is for coaches working with athletes 9-12 years of age. This 16-hour course includes ethical decision making, modified games, safety, practice planning and skill development. After completing this course the coaches will be considered "Trained". To become "Certified" coaches will have to complete a portfolio, be evaluated at a practice by a provincial evaluator and pass the NCCP on-line Making Ethical Decisions quiz.

Basketball Train to Train

This course is for coaches who work with athletes 11-15 years of age. This 16-hour course includes LTAD, ethics, planning, teaching strategies, mental training, skill development and development of offensive and defensive concepts. After completing this course the coaches will be considered "Trained". To become "Certified" coaches will have to complete a portfolio, be evaluated at a game by a provincial evaluator, and pass the NCCP on-line Making Ethical Decisions quiz.

Basketball Train to Compete

This course is for coaches working with athletes 15-21 years of age. Coaches wishing to become "Certified" must also complete the six Competition-Development Theory modules through Sport NL. It is strongly recommended coaches who wish to pursue NCCP Competition-Development "Certification" begin completing the Competition-Development Theory modules. For more information on the theory modules go to: Sport NL.

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Sport NL Theory Modules

  1. Coaching and Leading Effectively
  2. Psychology and Performance
  3. Managing Conflict
  4. Leading Drug Free Sport
  5. Developing Athletic Abilities
  6. Prevention and Recovery

All Sport NL courses are free of charge.

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Here are the steps to register for Game Plan

All those interested in the clinics are asked to register through the Canada Basketball Game Plan website. To generate a Game Plan account please follow the steps below:
1) Go to www.basketball.ca
2) In the top left there is a "Coaching" tab. Please click on that tab.
3) There will be a "Register Now" option in the top right hand corner. Click on "Register Now".
4) The screen that comes up will have a "Paid (49.95)" option and a "Free" option. Please choose one of the options and fill out the details below. Once you do this, you have created a Game Plan account.

All of the courses will be listed under the 'Workshops' tab.
Participants will just have to search under 'Newfoundland and Labrador' and the year, and all courses will then be listed.

Refund Policy for Coaching Clinics

For any coach / participant dropping out of any of the NLBA NCCP clinics, there will be a $50.00 charge + (plus) the appropriate PayPal fee for that course, if paid via PayPal.

Coaching Clinic Schedule

Clinic: Community / FUNdamental

TBD
St. John's
Fee: $125.00 per participant
All participants MUST register through Canada Basketball's "Game Plan"


Clinic: Learn to Train

October 21 - 23, 2016
St. John's
Fee: $245.000 per participant, includes $100.00 Evaluation Fee
All participants MUST register through Canada Basketball's "Game Plan"


CLINIC: Train to Train

November 25 - 27, 2016
St. John's
Fee: $280.00, includes $100.00 Evaluation Fee
All participants MUST register through Canada Basketball's "Game Plan"


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For More Information or to Register for a Clinic:

Phone: 576-0247
Fax: 576-8787
Mail: 1296A Kenmount Road, Paradise, NL A1L 1N3
Email: Laura Chatman

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