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Coaching Streams and Contexts – National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Cycling Canada (CC) in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada and Canada’s Provincial/Territorial Cycling Associations, offers development programs for coaches within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

*Updates to Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation. Responding to feedback from the NCCP partnership, the CAC has revised the MED evaluation to a 6-step process and has enhanced the e-learning landing page for coaches taking the MED online evaluation:

-One, 6-Step Online MED Evaluation
As of May 1, 2017, coaches will only need to complete 1 MED evaluation for certification in order to complete all of their certification pathways. The MED evaluation uses the same 6-step process taught in the MED module. Please note that the 5-step process for community coaches has been removed from the MED online evaluation.

-Improved and Enhanced Locker Experience for the MED Online Evaluation
The Locker e-learning landing page for the MED evaluation now features a simple graphic that guides the coach to their most relevant evaluation scenario. Based on the LTAD model, coaches will be able to tailor their evaluation to the age or developmental stage of the athletes they work with.
For more information on MED, please click here.

 

Currently, the Cycling NCCP includes:

1-Let’s Ride! Community Cycling Initiation
Let’s Ride! Community Cycling- Initiation (CCI) is the NCCP context for coaches who will primarily work with novice, pre-competitive cyclists at the community level, including participants in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and early Learn to Train stages of athlete development. The program is simple, based on a number of pre-designed lesson plans, and adaptable to the varying skill and ability levels of participants. The focus of the program is on having participants develop skills which are basic to MTB, BMX, and Road, in a controlled, off-road, off-trail setting such as a sport field or parking lot.

CCI training has two parts – the “Let’s Ride!” CCI workshop (5 hrs), and a Basic Cycling Skills workshop (8 hrs). The first workshop provides information on ethical coaching, participants and their needs, basic practice planning, equipment and other important information for coaches of beginner cyclists. The second workshop provides an opportunity for “on-bike” practice in skill teaching and analysis, practice coaching and use of provided lesson plans. On completion, coaches have “Trained” status in NCCP.

Let’s Ride! Community Initiation
Module/Course Offered by: Status achieved upon completion:
Let’s Ride! Community Initiation (8) Provincial Cycling Association In-Training
Basic Cycling Skills (8h) Provincial Cycling Association Trained

 

 2-Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition:
Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition (R2R) is the context for coaches who will primarily work with new competitive cyclists at the community and club level. These athletes will likely be in the Learn to Train to Train to Train stages of LTAD, although the context could apply to any new racer of any age. These athletes have basic but developed cycling skills and the desire to begin competing within a structured training and competition program. They should have passed through an entry-level Community Initiation program (CCI) to help them develop the basic skills.

 Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition
Module/Course Offered by: Status achieved upon completion:
Training Basics (classroom, 14h) Provincial Cycling Association  In-Training
Basic Cycling Skills (on-bike, 8h) Provincial Cycling Association
Skills and Tactics- one discipline: MTB, road, track or BMX (on-bike, 7h) Provincial Cycling Association  

Trained

Training to Race (classroom, 14h) Provincial Cycling Association
Skills and Tactics- second discipline: MTB, road, track or BMX (on-bike, 7h) Provincial Cycling Association
Evaluation:
(a) Make Ethical Decisions (MED) on-line evaluation Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)  

Certified

(b) Completion of a Portfolio
(c) Completion a a final on-line evaluation.
Cycling Canada
Maintenance of Certification:
Certified coaches must complete Professional Development in order to maintain their certification  Requirements for Ready to Race!:

  • 20 points every five years
For more details about maintenance of certification and upcoming opportunities click here

Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition: Coaches Evaluation and Certification Process

 

3- Performance Cycling. Competition Development                                                                                  

Performance Cycling is the coaching context for coaches working with late Train to Train and Train to Compete stage cyclists: athletes who are entering National and initial International level competitions. At this level success requires much more than simply having “a big engine”. A solid and comprehensive foundation of technical skills and detailed attention to cycling position is needed to maximize efficiency and performance.

Performance Cycling Competition Development  
Module Offered by: Status achieved upon completion:
Step – 1

Cycling Modules

Analyzing Performance (7.5h) Cycling Canada  

In-Training

Performance Planning (7.5h) Cycling Canada
Manage a Program (Part 1) (3h) Cycling Canada
Step – 2

Multi-sport Modules

Coaching & Leading Effectively (11.5h) Association P/T des entraîneurs  

 

 

Trained

Developing Athletic Abilities (7.25h) Association P/T des entraîneurs
Prevention and Recovery (7.5h) Association P/T des entraîneurs
Leading Drug Free Sport (3.5h) + CAC Online Evaluation Association P/T des entraîneurs
Psychology of Performance (5h) Association P/T des entraîneurs
Managing Conflict (5h) Association P/T des entraîneurs
 

Step – 3

Cycling Evaluations

 

Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation- Competition Development Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)  

 

Certified

 

Plan a Project- online module (3h) Cycling Canada
Manage a Program (Part 2)- module (3h) Cycling Canada
Evaluation #1: Training Camp Project Cycling Canada
Evaluation #2: Competition Project Cycling Canada
Maintenance of certification
 

Certified coaches must complete Professional Development in order to maintain their certification

Requirements for Performance Cycling:

  • 30 points every five years
For more details about maintenance of certification and upcoming opportunities click here