Alberta classic

Chris Klebl

AB-WC-2012-163

Canada Winter Games winners

Two kids skiing

Mass start

CCA-GoldstickFeb13-050

NCCP Coaching Courses

Dates and locations of courses are subject to change. Please visit this page for updates, and confirm all details with course facilitators.

Questions can also be directed to the Cross Country Alberta office: [email protected]

Attention Clubs - if you would like to schedule a course in your area, please complete the NCCP Course Hosting Application and submit it to the CCA office: [email protected]

The CCA office will be continuing to add additional courses for all modules throughout the season. Please contact the CCA office at [email protected], or continue to check back for more information.

To register, please contact the course facilitator listed with each course.

Introduction To Community Coaching (ICC)

This workshop is the first of two in the new Community Coach program focusing on training and certification of coaches who work with children nine years of age and younger, but also applicable for coaches working with older skiers who are just beginning the sport.

This workshop provides a basic introduction to Community Coaching and covers the technique essentials for novice skiers, with an emphasis on the Bunnyrabbit age group. This is considered the minimum standard of training necessary for Jackrabbit coaches.

DateLocationFacilitatorRegisterStatus
November 7, 2015Bragg CreekRoy Strum[email protected]Cancelled
November 16, 23, 2015Edmonton Ski ClubNicole Gazley[email protected]Completed
November 28, 2015Strathcona Wilderness CenterNicole Gazley[email protected]Completed
November 29Bragg CreekKevin BaggottZone 4Completed
December 13, 2015Crowsnest PassGregg CampbellZone 4Completed

Community Coaching (CC)

This workshop is the second of two in the new Community Coach program, providing further instruction to Community Coaching and continuing to cover the technique essentials for novice skiers, with an emphasis on the Jackrabbit age group.

For more information on becoming a community coach, download the Community Coach Certification Process sheet.
DateLocationFacilitatorContactStatus
December 12, 13, 2015Strathcona Wilderness CenterNicole Gazley[email protected]Completed
Nov. 17th (Calgary), Nov. 21/22nd (Canmore or Lake Louise) Calgary, Canmore or Lake LouiseKevin Baggott[email protected]Completed

Competitive Coaching Introduction - Learn to Train (L2T)

Coaches must have completed their Community Coaching module, coaching hours, and the Making Ethical Decisions module in order to participate, as well as have a CC number (ID number) and an active account within the NCCP database.
DateLocationFacilitatorRegistrationStatus
Sept 26-27

Dryland Module
Bragg CreekGeorge Smith[email protected]Completed
October 3-4, 2015

Dryland Module
CanmoreVaughn McGrath[email protected]Completed
October 16-17, 2015

Dryland Module
Goldstick, EdmontonVaughn McGrath[email protected]Completed
Nov 28, 29th

On-Snow Module
Canmore Vaughn McGrathCompletedCompleted
Dec 12-13

On-Snow Module
Fort SaskatchewanVaughn McGrathCancelledCancelled

Competitive Coaching Introduction – Train to Train (T2T) – National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)*

*As of September 18, 2015, there are no T2T courses scheduled. Please contact the CCA office for more information, or if you would like to schedule a T2T course in your area.

The T2T program provides tools and develops skills in a coach that can be used to (1) teach athletes how to build an aerobic base, speed and strength, and furthur develop and consolidate sport specific skills as appropriate for their developmental age, and (2) design and deliver an annual sport program that takes into consideration optimal trainability and the maturity/readiness (physical, mental, cognitive and emotional) of individual athletes 11 – 16 years of age.

  • The T2T (On-Snow) Workshop (16 hrs) is the second half of the T2T program and the sixth step in the NCCP progression. It is designed to teach coaches to develop an effective competition plan for a team, prepare for a competition, support athletes at a competition, teach basic mental skills, refine all ski techniques, test and prepare skis, and make ethical decisions. Successful completion of the NCCP T2T (Dryland) is a co-requisite.
  • The T2T (Dryland) Workshop (16 hrs) is the fifth step in the NCCP progression. Coaches are taught about growth and maturation, energy systems, trainign intensities, monitoring and recovery, strength, speed, flexibility, exercise performance and health, roller skiing and other dryland ski simulation techniques, etc. Successful completion of the NCCP L2T (On-Snow) Workshop is a co-requisite.

Coaching Athletes With a Disability*

Please contact the CCA office for more information, or if you would like to schedule a course in your area.

A new coaching module, “First Contact Module”, to complement the NCCP coaching program, focusing on coaching athletes with disabilities; provides grassroots coaches who have never worked with athletes with a disability basic information, guidelines and tips that will assist in creating conditions for effective participation and inclusion.

Coaches must have completed their Community Coaching module, coaching hours, and the Making Ethical Decisions module in order to participate.

DateCourse TypeLocationFacilitatorTo RegisterFor More Information
Friday November 27, Saturday November 28, 2015NCCP CCI AWAD (On Snow) ModuleCanmore, ABTony Chin Please Contact Cathy Harris at [email protected]Please Contact Tony Chin at [email protected]
2014-15 Coaching Courses

Links

NCCP Transfer Policy

Making Ethical Decisions (MED) online evaluation

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Partners and Sponsors

Upcoming Events

April 1-3 Alberta Cup 7/8
Canmore, AB

June 11: CCA AGM
Percy Page Center
Edmonton, AB

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter