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The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is here to help you be the best coach that you can be. When you take an NCCP clinic, you’ll gain football technical abilities as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.

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All member coaches must be Safe Contact trained in the latest safe blocking and tackling techniques.  This requirement applies to any coach of an amateur team or club that falls under Football Canada’s umbrella. Any new coach has a year from the time he or she first steps on the field as a coach to complete the safe contact training.


The NCCP has designed pathways for coaches of every age and skill level.

Based on what age group and skill level will determine which coaching courses are required and recommended.


The Coordinator workshop teaches coaches what it takes to be a successful coordinator and how to develop offensive, defensive or special team systems all taught by an expert coach. Coaches will then learn how to apply what they have learned to their systems and how to develop successful game plans.


The Making Head Way E-learning module is a requisite for coaching tackle football in BC and throughout Canada.

These concussion awareness resources have been developed as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s “Active & Safe” initiative and are designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes.


This module will introduce you to the fundamentals of football with a recreational focus. The workshop is aimed at coaches working with youths, between 6-12 years of age, where fun, fitness, and participation are key. The skills you will learn are ideal for voluntary coaches who have children who participate in football, or who wish to assist participants of all ages who are new to the sport.


Coaches will be taught basic and intermediate skills required to coach offensive, defensive or special teams position skills by an expert coach. The expert coach will also provide drill progressions, and will demonstrate how to incorporate these tools into practice plans.


The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has workshops for all types of coaches – whether you’re thinking about coaching your child’s community team or you’re already the head coach of a national team. 


This workshop is ideal for Train to Train and Learn to Compete coaches working with athletes between 13 and 18 who are at the junior and senior high school levels, as well as summer or club levels.


The BCPFA recognizes that developing and retaining coaches is a critical to providing athletes with a positive experience in football. We also recognize that coaches often have a limited time to prepare for practices and games. With this in mind, the BCPFA is actively looking at the suitability of a mobile app to help coaches with the practical and technical aspects of coaching football.