NCCP Training Info

The Cheer Canada Coaching Certification Program will be a National coach education program delivered by the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations. This program will incorporate a combination of Cheer Canada sport-specific technical courses, NCCP theory courses, Safe Sport training, and an evaluation process.

All coaches will be required to complete the Cheer Canada Coaches Certification Program. This national program will replace the current SCA coaches certification program.   The first step to complete national certification will be to complete the required NCCP courses as released by Cheer Canada.

The SCA subsidized training initiative is to help our coaches complete these first steps.  SCA coaches are encouraged to begin or continue their NCCP pathway and get a head start on these upcoming national program requirements.

ALL COACHES will be required to complete the first six training modules listed below. This includes all levels and divisions of cheer and performance cheer.

To assist our coaches in completing these six modules, the SCA will be providing training opportunities for our certifired coaches.

First Step – Modules for All Coaches

Making Ethical Decisions (MED)

After completing the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions module, you will be able to: analyze a challenging situation and determine if it has moral, legal or ethical implications; and apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to properly respond to each situation in a way that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics.

Planning a Practice

After completing the NCCP Planning a Practice module, you will be able to: organize a well-structured practice plan with safe, age-appropriate activities you’ve designed to match the proficiency level of participants; identify potential risk factors that could impact the sport and practice activities; create an emergency action plan; and identify practice goals and design activities that offer the best training benefits for the athletic skills required in your sport.

Making Headway in Sport

NCCP Making Head Way in Sport is the NCCP’s free, online answer to the prevalence and ambiguity of concussions in sport. Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussions; this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes.

Emergency Action Plan

The NCCP Emergency Action Plan Module prepares coaches to respond calmly, quickly, and effectively if a sport participant is seriously injured during practice or competition.  This module is available online and free through your NCCP locker.

Teaching and Learning

After completing the NCCP Teaching and Learning module, you will be able to: assess your own beliefs regarding effective teaching; analyze certain coaching situations to see if they promote learning; create conditions that promote learning and self-esteem; and use teaching assessment grids to gather objective information on teaching effectiveness, and use this data to develop an action plan to enhance your own effectiveness as a teacher and coach.

Safe Sport Training

Safe, inclusive sport environments help make sport rewarding and enriching for all. Safe Sport Training gives you the knowledge and skills to create those environments by recognizing, addressing and preventing maltreatment in sport.  This training is available free of charge through the Locker. Required for all coaches by July 1, 2021.

SCA Scheduled Training

SCA coaches can attend one of the several training sessions set-up by the SCA.  These sessions are only offered to SCA coaches, therefore you can expect the breakout sessions and conversations to be more relevant to cheerleading.  These courses are at a reduced cost.  Space may be limited.

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Coaches Association of Saskatchewan

In Saskatchewan, the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan (CAS) provides NCCP training.  These multi-sport training sessions are offered to all coaches in Saskatchewan.  SCA coaches may choose to attend courses offered by the CAS. 

Our sport is underway during the pandemic. It’s a challenging time, but support from our partners allows us to offer opportunities for kids to play. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.