Coach Training

National Coaching Certification Process

Reach Higher!

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 basketball technical abilities as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.

Where do you start? It’s easy! Click here and you’re only three clicks away from your future as an NCCP coach!

Process to Become a NCCP-Certified Coach

  • Look at the Coaching Pathway and determine the appropriate stream for you based on the stage of athlete and level of competition you wish to coach.
  • Once you have determined the course you require, look for the next available clinic in your region (click here for clinic dates:  FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, Train to Train, Train to Compete).
  • Register and pay for the clinic online.
  • Complete all of the required pre-course work and attend the clinic.
  • Upon completion of the course you will be “Trained.”
  • To become fully “Certified” you will be required to complete all necessary tasks (i.e., Coaches Portfolio) and evaluation (e.g., practice and/or game evaluation).
  • An evaluator in your region will contact you to set-up your evaluation date and time.
  • Upon successful completion of your evaluation the evaluator will submit appropriate documentation to Ontario Basketball indicating that you are now “Certified.”  Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for your new status to be reflected on your NCCP transcript.
  • Various professional development opportunities will be available through Ontario Basketball, Canada Basketball, and the Coaches Association of Ontario and will be required to maintain certification (more information will be made available).

Contact

If you have any questions or want to arrange your evaluation, please contact:

Michael Selliah
Manager, Coaching Development

Fundamental Movement Skills

The Fundamental Movement Skills of throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance and coordination form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity.

Learn how to observe and improve the fundamental movement skills through the format listed below which is best suited to you and your line of work.

FMS Coaching Course Outcomes

  • Analyze and identify the various stages of development for the fundamental movement skills;
  • Apply a six-step process to teaching the fundamental movement skills;
  • Create safe games where children can practice fundamental movement skills.

The Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) National Coaching Certifcation Program (NCCP) workshop is 8 hours in length and provides and in-depth, comprehensive introduction to the Fundamental Movement Skills, the NCCP core-competencies, and includes a significant number of hands-on opportunities for learning.

Contact

For more information, please visit Coaching Association of Ontario’s website.

Fundamentals

The Basketball FUNdamentals Community Coaching Course is a NCCP course developed by Canada Basketball, in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada, to deliver an extensive coach education program for the community coach. It provides the mom/dad or entry level coach with the necessary skills, knowledge and materials to deliver a safe, fun and age/stage-appropriate basketball experience for young athletes.

In this delivery model, participants attend the full six-hour FUNdamentals course. This features both the three-hour in-class session, which teaches the stages of development and of teaching basketball skills, goes over ethical decision making, and talks about concussions and why coaches are so important in the development of young athletes, and the on-court drills and skills session, which teaches coaches how to properly develop basketball fundamentals.

DateLocationHostRegistrationClinic Fee
September 9, 2017A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA (Kitchener)Ontario Basketball Game Plan $50
September 30, 2017Abilities Centre (Whitby)Coaches Association of Ontario Game Plan $20
October 21, 2017Collingwood Collegiate InstituteCollingwood Trailblazers Game Plan $50

Contact

To arrange a Basketball FUNdamentals Community Coaching Course, please contact:

Mike Selliah
Manager, Coaching Development

Learn to Train

The “Level One” certification has been updated.  All new coaches with Ontario Basketball should take the new NCCP certification course called Learn to Train. The registration for these courses are listed below. Learn to Train (L2T) is a competency based course.

Most courses occur on weekends and consist of two eight-hour days. Topics covered include making ethical decisions, planning a practice, and how to develop skills through modified games. Approximately one quarter of the course will take place in the gym on a basketball court, so participants must be prepared with appropriate gear. Here’s a cost breakdown for the course (.pdf).

Evaluations

After the clinic, participants must submit a coach’s portfolio to a trained Ontario Basketball Learn to Train Evaluator and arrange for an evaluation. Evaluations are to be requested through the Gameplan website.

The following steps must be completed prior to requesting an evaluation:
  • Pass the online ethics exam. Log in using your CC# at www.coach.ca.  Click on the “eLearning” tab and access the Make Ethical Decisions – Competition Introduction – Online Evaluation.  There should be no charge as it is included in your Learn to Train course fee.
  • Complete the Coach Portfolio (distributed at the Learn to Train course or available on Gameplan), which includes the completion of a detailed Practice Plan and the Emergency Action Plan (EAP). These assignments must be handed in to the Evaluator.
  • Evaluation Clinic: There will be an evaluation clinic at York University on March 4th, 2017, for any coaches that need to complete their Learn to Train/Train to Train evaluations.

To secure your spot, please contact:
Coach Tom Oliveri
1-416-951-5992 or

Note: Participants entering into a Learn to Train course must complete the associated pre-tasks, which will be e-mailed to them a few days before the course.

Learn to train clinic registration can be found on the Gameplan website.

DateLocationHostRegistrationClinic Fee
September 9-10, 2017De La Salle (Ottawa)Ontario Basketball Game Plan $325
September 30-October 1, 2017Domenico DiLuca Community Centre (Toronto)Ontario Basketball Game Plan $325
October 14-15, 2017St. Max Kolbe C.H.S. (Aurora)IEM Game Plan $325
October 28-29, 2017Kitchener-Waterloo C.V.S.KW Vipers Game Plan $325
November 11-12, 2017Assumption College School (Brantford)Brantford CYO Game Plan $325
December 2-3, 2017Dr. John M. Denison S.S. (Newmarket)York North Basketball Association Game Plan $325
January 20-21, 2018Humber College-Lakeshore Campus (Toronto)Ontario Basketball Game Plan $325
February 10-11, 2018Kitchener-Waterloo C.V.S.KW Vipers Game Plan $325

Contact

Please direct any coaching certification questions to:

Michael Selliah
Manager, Coaching Development

Train to Train

The “Level Two” certification has been modified. All coaches that wish to pursue the second level of NCCP education with Ontario Basketball should take the Train to Train courses. This course should be taken after completing the Introduction to Competition course by coaches working with athletes at the U13 Bantam age category and higher.

Train to Train (T2T) is a competency based course. Participants must download pre-task reading materials and complete the table on the last page and then register for a basketball-specific Train to Train course offered exclusively through Ontario Basketball.

Most T2T courses occur on weekends and consist of a four-hour Friday night and two, eight-hour days on Saturday and Sunday. Topics covered include basic mental skills, planning for the development of basketball players, and how to support the athlete in training. Approximately one quarter of the course will take place in the gym on a basketball court, so participants must be prepared with appropriate gear.

For a cost breakdown for the course, please click here.

Evaluation

After the clinic, participants will be asked to submit a coach portfolio to a trained Ontario Basketball Train to Train Evaluator and arrange for an evaluation. Evaluations must be arranged through the Gameplan website.

Please complete the following steps prior to contacting Ontario Basketball for an evaluation:
  • Pass the online ethics exam. This is the Introduction to Competition – Make Ethical Decisions — Online Evaluation (same as Learn to Train).
  • Complete the Coach Portfolio (distributed at the T2T course or available on the Gameplan website). Note: The evaluation will occur at a practice.
  • Evaluation Clinic: There will be an evaluation clinic at York University on August 18th, 2017, for any coaches that need to complete their Learn to Train/Train to Train evaluations.

To secure your spot, please contact:
Coach Tom Oliveri
1-416-951-5992 or

Train To Train: Introduction To Competition Advanced Clinics

DateLocationHostRegistrationClinic Fee
September 29-October 1, 2017Kitchener-Waterloo C.V.S.KW Vipers Game Plan $350
October 13-15, 2017Domenico DiLuca Community Centre (Toronto)Ontario Basketball Game Plan $350
October 20-22, 2017Collingwood C.I.Collingwood Trailblazers Game Plan $350
October 27-29, 2017St. Max Kolbe C.H.S.
(Aurora)
IEM Game Plan $350
November 24-26, 2017Humber College-Lakeshore Campus (Toronto)Ontario Basketball Game Plan $350
February 16-18, 2018Assumption College School (Brantford)Brantford CYO Game Plan $350

Contact

Please direct any coaching certification questions to:

Michael Selliah
Manager, Coaching Development

Train to Compete

The Train to Compete (Competition Development) certification of the NCCP is comprised of three different components: theory, technical, and evaluation.

Theory

The theory portion is available through the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) by completing the following six Competition Development modules:

  • Coaching and Leading
  • Conflict Management
  • Developing Athletic Ability
  • Doping Prevention
  • Injury Prevention
  • Psychology of Performance

Learn more about these modules on the Coaches Association of Ontario’s website.

Theory Clinics

A list of upcoming Competition Development clinics are available on the Coaches Association of Ontario’s course calendar.

Technical

The technical portion is available through Ontario Basketball by completing the following three technical modules:

  • Planning
  • Strategies and Tactics
  • Teaching Basketball Skills

Upcoming Train to Compete Clinics

Visit Canada Basketball's Game Plan website

Eligibility

To receive Train to Compete certification, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Have five years of coaching experience.
  • Coach for two years at an elite level, defined as senior high school, regional team, University or College.
  • Fulfill the following minimum hours (which may be achieved by coaching more than one team within two years):
    • Training/Practice Component: 150 hours (70-80 practices)
    • Game Component: 80 hours (40 games)
  • Obtain Train to Train (Introduction to Competition Advanced) certification.
  • Complete Train to Compete (Competition Development) technical modules through Ontario Basketball.
  • Complete Competition Development theory modules through Coaches Association of Ontario.
  • Complete an evaluation, as detailed below.

Evaluation

Coaches must submit the following:

  • List of goals and objectives for the season
  • Practice plan of a current practice
  • Game plan (strategy) and/or scouting report for the game that will be evaluated
  • Coaching/teaching resume
  • One reference letter
  • Copy of your coaching schedule, including practice dates, times, and locations.

Contact

Please direct any coaching certification questions to:

Michael Selliah
Manager, Coaching Development

National Coaching Institute

Levels four and five of the NCCP program represent the top levels of professional training for coaches. These levels prepare coaches for leadership roles in national and international sport, and ensure they will be effective within the high-performance sport system.

Levels four and five consist of an applied study program of 20 tasks which can be completed through full-time residence at a National Coaching Institute or through a combination of Home Study and Technical courses.

Level three NCCP certification and approval from your National Sport Organization are prerequisites for entry. A physical education degree or equivalent experience in high-performance sport is highly recommended.

For more information on the NCI Program, please contact Canada Basketball at 1-416-614-8037 or go to the Canadian Sport Centre Ontario‘s page.

Evaluation

Coaches must submit the following:

  • List of goals and objectives for the season
  • Practice plan of a current practice
  • Game plan (strategy) and/or scouting report for the game that will be evaluated
  • Coaching/teaching resume
  • One reference letter
  • Copy of your coaching schedule, including practice dates, times, and locations.

Contact

Please direct any coaching certification questions to:

Michael Selliah
Manager, Coaching Development

Host a NCCP Clinic

  • The interested party (e.g., OBA Club, community program, school, etc.) wishing to host a NCCP clinic contacts Michael Selliah, Coordinator of Coaching Development, with the follow information:
    • The NCCP Clinic they wish to host (FUNdamentals, Learn to Train, Train to Train)
    • The confirmed dates
    • Location of the facility
  • Review of request by Ontario Basketball
    • Approval will be based on dates & locations and number of clinics already approved in that geographical region (approval will not be given if approval has already been given for the same level clinic in the same area)
    • Availability of Learning Facilitator (Note: Request may be made to have coaches attend a clinic currently scheduled.)
  • Upon approval of clinic, a Learning Facilitator will be assigned by Ontario Basketball to deliver the clinic.
  • Clinic date, location, and registration will be posted on the Ontario Basketball website.
  • Coaches interested in registering for a clinic will register and pay online through the Ontario Basketball website.
  • Upon registration, payment and completion of course, coaches can request a receipt.
  • Coaches interested in receiving a 70% Coaches Bursary through the Coaches Association of Ontario’s Quest for Gold program can apply here.

Contact

Please direct any coaching certification questions to:

Michael Selliah
Manager, Coaching Development