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BECOMING A FOOTBALL COACH

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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Requirements for ALL coaches

SAFE SPORT (FREE)

Creating a culture where everyone can thrive is a shared responsibility. Safe Sport Training was developed to help anyone involved in sport — whether you have direct contact with athletes or work in the background — to promote physical, psychological, and social health, in line with the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport.

MAKING HEADWAY (FREE)

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.

Resources for ALL coaches

FOOTBALL CANADA 

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. 

COACHING PATHWAY

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.

FC MOBILE APP

Pre-designed drills, plays, plans, and season-long curriculum to help you coach like a pro. Better yet, all content is automatically filtered by the age group and the type of football you're coaching. There is content for flag, tackle, and a variety of other Football Canada programs (CFL Futures, First-down and Ultimate Football). 

Coaching Courses

SAFE CONTACT

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.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPETITION

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.

COMPETITION- POSITION COACH

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.

NOVICE COACH

Formally Community Sport

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.

COMPETITION - COORDINATOR COACH

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.