National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Info & Clinics


We are happy to present the new coaching pathways format which should make getting your coaching requirements easier for the 2022 season.  Please click HERE for the coaching requirements. 

For instructions on how to access the FOCS and MED certification information, please read below. For info on Respect in Sport, please see the RiS page of our website.

STEP 1: Get your Respect in Sport!

All coaches and assistant coaches MUST have their Respect in Sport. Click here for more information

STEP 2: Choose Your Pathway

You will need to take the Community Pathway if you want to go to the following provincials:

  • U11 Boys/Girls
  • U13 'B' Boys, U13 'A' & 'B' Girls
  • U15 'B" Girls
  • U17 'B' Girls
  • U19 'B' Girls
  • U23 M'B' Men's & Women's
  • Men's and Women's 'B'
  • Master Men's & Women's

You will need to take the Competition Introduction Pathway if you want to go to the following provincials:

  • U13 'A' Boys
  • U15 'A' Boys/Girls
  • U15 'B' Boys
  • U15 'BW' Girls
  • U17 'A' Boys/Girls
  • U17 'B' Boys
  • U17 'BW' Girls
  • U19 'A' Boys/Girls
  • U19 'B" Boys
  • U19 'BW' Girls
  • U23 Men's & Women's
  • Men's & Women's

Step 3: Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS)

Regardless of the pathway, every coach needs to take their Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS).

For all coaches wanting to take the Community Pathway, the Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS) Part 1 online module is a pre-requisite. 

Foundation of Coaching Softball (FOCS) Part 1 is required for the following Provincials:

  • U11 Boys/Girls
  • U13 'B' Boys, U13 'A' & 'B' Girls
  • U15 'B" Girls
  • U17 'B' Girls
  • U19 'B' Girls
  • U23 M'B' Men's & Women's
  • Men's and Women's 'B'
  • Master Men's & Women's

For all coaches wanting to take the Competition Introduction pathway, the Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS) Part 1 & Part 2 online modules are a pre-requisite. 

Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS) Part 1 AND Part 2 are required for the following provincials:

  • U13 'A' Boys
  • U15 'A' Boys/Girls
  • U15 'B' Boys
  • U15 'BW' Girls
  • U17 'A' Boys/Girls
  • U17 'B' Boys
  • U17 'BW' Girls
  • U19 'A' Boys/Girls
  • U19 'B" Boys
  • U19 'BW' Girls
  • U23 Men's & Women's
  • Men's & Women's

 In order to obtain your FOCS - Part 1 and/or 2 you must go to www.coach.ca

  1. Put your curser over "The Locker" and click
  2. Either:
    1. Log in if you have taken any NCCP clinic before you would have an account, and just proceed.  If you  have a number, but don’t have a password, just go to forgot password, or email jac@softball.sk.ca and she will look up your NCCP # and give you a password. 
    2. Or if you have never taken an NCCP clinic before, then click on Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!
  3. Choose eLearning - then select from the Multi-Sport tab - Softball.
  4. Choose Foundations of Coaching Softball - Part 1 and proceed
    - The Part 1 module will cost $10.00, the Part 2 module will cost $15.00.
    - Part 1 should take 60-75 mins. to complete.  Part 2 should take 75-90 mins

 

STEP 4: Making Ethical Decisions (MED)

Regardless of pathway chosen, every coach needs to take Making Ethical Decisions after there Foundations of Coaching Softball (FOCS).

In order to obtain your Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation you have 2 options:

Option #1: Take the online module prior to the exam for a fee of $50 and have an unlimited number of chances to pass the evaluation at no extra cost. Go to CAS (Coaches Association of Saskatchewan) to find this: https://saskcoach.ca/nccp-training/upcoming-courses/

Option #2: Try to do the evaluation without the online module for a fee of $85 and with 2 chances to pass. If you do not pass, then you will be locked out of the exam until you complete the online module for a fee of $50.  In order to access the MED Online Evaluation you must go to www.coach.ca

  1. Put your curser over "The Locker" and click
  2. Either:
    1. Log in if you have taken any NCCP clinic before you would have an account, and just proceed.  If you  have a number, but don’t have a password, just go to forgot password, or email jac@softball.sk.ca and she will look up your NCCP # and give you a password. 
    2. Or if you have never taken an NCCP clinic before, then click on Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!
  3. Choose eLearning - look for NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation. 

Step 5: Modules & Clinics

Both pathways have modules and in-person clinics that must be taken.  The Community Pathway requires the Community Module #1 AND the in-person clinic.

Competition Introduction Pathway requires the 3 Competition Introduction Pathway online/zoom modules and the Competition Introduction in-person clinic. 

2022 Community Pathway Modules & Clinics

Notes on registration:

  • $10 for module #1
  • $25 for the in-person clinic
  • $30 for the mandatory manual provided to you at the in-person clinic
  • Please have your prerequisites done before you take this module.
  • The module is mandatory before you can take the in-person clinic
  • After the deadline for the clinic has ended you will be sent a detailed email with a zoom link.
  • Clinics may be cancelled due to lack of registrations or withdrawals due to Covid

Click HERE to be taken to registration.  If you go to register and you cannot see the clinic you want it is because it is full.

No more clinic dates will be added this year. Check back in January 2023!

2022 Competition Introduction Modules & Clinics

Notes on registration:

  • $10 per module
  • $50 for the in-person clinic
  • $50 for the mandatory manual provided to you at the in-person clinic
  • Please have your prerequisites done before you take these modules.
  • Each module has 3 options for what date you would like to take it.
  • We would prefer that you taken them in chronological order (1,2 and then 3)
  • These are mandatory before you can take the in-person clinic
  • After the deadline for the clinic has ended you will be sent a detailed email with a zoom link.
  • Clinics may be cancelled due to lack of registrations or withdrawals due to Covid

Click HERE to be taken to registration.  If you go to register and you cannot see the clinic you want, it is because it is full

No more clinic dates will be added this year. Check back in January 2023!

Competition Introduction Evaluation

Click HERE for information on the evaluation process, and click HERE for the application form.

Professional Development (PD) Modules

Click on the Module title for more information and the opportunity to acquire PD points.

Softball Canada uses a blended learning approach with our NCCP coach training and education program. This means a coach’s first step in their training pathway for a given coaching context in the NCCP will be to complete the required eLearning module(s) before participating in the face-to-face workshop.

Foundations of Coaching Softball Part 1 ($10/5 PD)
Foundations of Coaching Softball Part 2 ($15/5 PD) 

Below is a list of other online learning opportunities for any coach wanting to continue their learning on-line: 

Did you know that you can receive 1 PD point for coach each year? Make sure you self-report you active coaching in your locker!

To Self-Report your Active Coaching (1 point/year of active coaching) or Coach Self-directed (self-directed learning to a maximum of 3 points per maintenance cycle):

  • go to www.coach.ca put your curser over The Locker (in red on the right hand side) & click
  • log in using your CC# or email and your password (if you forgot it you can retrieve it).  If you don’t have a password, email either jac@softball.sk.ca or coach@coach.ca and ask them for one. 
  • Your Profile will come up.  Please check to see if your information is correct.  Then click on Certification.
  • On the Left hand side, you will see Self-Report - click on it
  • Active Coaching - click on Record Active Status and fill in Month & Year and hit add.
  • Coach Self-Report - click on Record Professional Development and fill it in

Competition Development (Level 3 Technical)

Softball Competition-Development focuses on coaches working with athletes in the Train to Train and Train to Compete stages of Softball Canada’s LTPD model. Certification in this context is required for Canada Summer Games and to be eligible as a National Team Coach.  This training involves both softball specific content over 2 weekend clinics, as well as 6 multi-sport modules offered through your Provincial/Territorial Coaching Association. Once coaches have completed both Weekends they will have Competition-Development In-Training status, and will move to Trained status once the 6 multi-sport modules have been completed. To become Competition-Development Certified, coaches will also need to fully complete the evaluation process. 

Please note, this is not the Certification required for coaching at Canadian Championships. Coaches attending these Competition-Development clinics should already be Trained and/or Certified in Competition-Introduction.

To register for the Competition-Development Clinics Weekend 1 and 2 please see the link below.  Each weekend will run Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday.  Specific details, schedule, and location will be sent out to registered participants prior to the clinic.

Future clinics

Dates & Locations Coming Soon!

Coaches have the option to register for Weekend 1 and 2 together, or each separately. (The price is the same). Click this link for more information: https://softball.ca/programs/coaching

Please follow the instructions below for registration:

  1. Click on the link provided, and select one of the 3 ticket options by clicking ADD TO CART, then PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.
  2. Create a New User Profile or Log In if you have an existing profile with Softball Canada.
  3. Once Logged In Select PAY NOW or PAY LATER and follow instructions. (If you choose PAY LATER you will receive an invoice via email and payment must be processed before the first day of the Clinic, and in order to receive your Pre-Task Workbook)
  4. Finalize order by clicking on the form link at the top of the page COMPETITION-DEVELOPMENT CLINIC REGISTRATIONS and input all required information.
  5. Once complete, select SUBMIT. You will receive a confirmation email. 

Prior to the clinic(s) coaches will receive the Pre-Task Workbook via email, which MUST be completed before attending each Competition-Development Clinic. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Noonan at knoonan@softball.ca

 

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