Information for Coach Developers:

The Coaching Association of Canada and Alberta Sport Connection recognize the value of having certified NCCP Coach Developers that are engaged in professional development programs which reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

Maintenance of certification is essential to:

  • Ensuring CDs stay current with new coaching practices and knowledge;
  • Maintaining the integrity of the NCCP;
  • Maintaining consistency with the standards of other professions;
  • Reinforcing the values of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Just as with coaches, in order for NCCP Coach Developers to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that coaches already participate in, including:

  • National and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops
  • eLearning modules
  • NCCP workshops
  • Coach mentorship programs
  • Active coaching.

Self Direction

Coaches can also self-direct their learning and declare up to 3 PD points per maintenance cycle. In most cases coaches are already earning their required PD points — Maintenance of Certification Status is simply the introduction of tracking these points and recognizing coaches for their efforts.

The number of PD points required are sport specific, and should be confirmed by coach developers logging into their Locker profile. For more questions regarding maintenance of certification please visit this page.


Multi-Sport coach professional development requirements

Alberta Sport Connection requires its Multi-Sport Coach Developers to attain a minimum of 20 professional development points every 5 years in order to remain an active Coach Developer.