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NATIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (NCCP)

The Baseball Canada NCCP is designed to provide valuable and accessible resources and training to coaches who are working with children in Community Sport and Introduction to Competition level baseball programs.

INITIATION COACH CLINICS

1) Coach Initiation in Sport Online Module – an online resource to help get you started and a place to revisit often while you coach baseball. *Must be completed as a pre-requisite before registering for other clinics.

2) Coach Initiation in Baseball (Rally Cap) Online Module an online resource made specifically for coaches in the Rally Cap division to introduce the Rally Cap program and format. *Coach Initiation in Baseball (Rally Cap) is not required for coaching certification for Provincials.

3) Coach Initiation in Baseball (Fundamentals) Online Module – an online resource for skills, drills, and many other activities to introduce the basic fundamentals of baseball. *Must be completed as a pre-requisite before registering for other clinics.

4) Initiation Coach Clinic – an in-class and field/gym clinic that you can attend only after completing the required Initiation online modules. The clinic covers the fundamentals of the game and Making Ethical Decisions training.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be Trained Initiation Coach once all of the Initiation Coach clinics are completed.

REGIONAL COACH CLINICS

5) Teaching and Learning Clinic – an in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the required Initiation online modules. The clinic covers organization, explanations, demonstrations, supervision and feedbacks.

6) Absolutes Clinic – an in-class and field/gym clinic that you can attend only after completing the required Initiation online modules. The clinic covers the minimum standards for skill development that coaches must teach players at the age group in which they are playing and mental training.

7) Planning Clinic – an in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the required Initiation online modules. The clinic covers the structure of a practice and the design of a simple season plan.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be Trained Regional Coach once you have completed the Initiation Coach Clinics and Regional Coach Clinics.

REGIONAL COACH EVALUATIONS

8) Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation: Competition Introduction – an online evaluation that you can complete only after attending the Initiation Coach Clinics and Regional Coach Clinics. This evaluation is completed in “the Locker” on the Coaches Association website (https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login).

9) Regional and Provincial Coach Portfolio – an online evaluation that you can complete only after attending the Initiation Coach Clinics and Regional Coach Clinics. The portfolio requires coaches to submit an emergency action plan, season plan, practice plan, and analyze fundamental baseball skills in a video analysis section.

10) Practice Evaluation – an on-field evaluation done by a Baseball Sask Evaluator that you can complete only after attending the Initiation Coach Clinics, Regional Coach Clinics, and passing the Regional and Provincial Coach Portfolio.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be Certified Regional Coach once you have completed the Initiation Coach Clinics, Regional Coach Clinics, and Regional Coach Evaluations.

PROVINCIAL COACH CLINICS

11) Pitching & Catching Clinic – an in-class and field/gym clinic that you can attend only after completing the required Initiation online modules. The clinic covers basic pitching mechanics as well as fundamentals for catchers.

12) Strategies Clinic – an in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the required Initiation online modules. The clinic covers signals, line-up, basic positioning, steal, hit and run and other tactical aspects.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be Trained Provincial Coach once you have completed the Initiation Coach Clinics, Regional Coach Clinics, and Provincial Coach Clinics.

PROVINCIAL COACH EVALUATIONS

13) Game Evaluation – an on-field evaluation done by a Baseball Sask Evaluator that you can complete only after attending the Initiation Coach Clinics, Regional Coach Clinics, Provincial Coach clinics, and passing the Regional Coach Evaluations.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be Certified Provincial Coach once you have completed the Initiation Coach Clinics, Regional Coach Clinics, Regional Coach Evaluations, Provincial Coach Clinics, and Provincial Coach Evaluations.

To get started go to the Baseball Canada NCCP website – http://nccp.baseball.ca


2017 COACHING CLINICS

Click here to take your Online Module

NOTE: YOU MUST TAKE YOUR ONLINE MODULE PRIOR TO ATTENDING OR REGISTERING FOR A CLINIC!

Click here to register and view clinic locations & dates


BASEBALL CANADA INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Baseball Canada is pleased to announced and bring to coaches of all skill levels a series of Instructional Videos to help with various aspects of the game. Beginning February 25 and running through May 9, this is a great tool for anyone to take advantage of

Featuring former Major League catcher Joe Siddall, these videos are meant to help coaches with practices and teaching points for their summer or winter programming, or for baseball players to watch and learn on their own.

These are great tools for everyone!

Week of February 25
Batters Box
Throwing
Rest/Ready
Stretch
Ground Balls


Respect in SportRESPECT IN SPORT (RiS) NOW MANDATORY

Respect in Sport (RiS) for Activity Leaders is an online educational program to assist coaches and sport leaders in identifying abuse, bullying, harassment and neglect in sport. Sask Sport Inc., along with the support of the Saskatchewan Government, has launched this required program for Coaches in the province to help to provide a safer and more respectful sporting environment for all to participate. The online training program is being provided free of charge for all users.

Click here to take your Respect in Sport

NOTE: “Speak Out” is no longer accepted as a form of have the Respect in Sport certification

Click on the link below to view why Sask Sport no longer recognizes “Speak Out”

Policy change to Respect in Sport – December 2014


HOW TO SCHEDULE A CLINIC?

Contact either Nolan Bracken (Southern Sask) or Greg Brons (Northern Sask) to schedule your NCCP Clinics.

The cost for the host is $300 per clinic and the host is eligible to apply for a MAP Grant to cover up to 50% of clinic fees.

The host is also required to book a facility for the clinics and is responsible for any cost associated with booking the facility (school gym, classroom, etc.).

Local Minor Ball groups must contact Baseball Sask to schedule a clinic so that we can advertise all clinics to allow as many coaches as possible to attend.

Once dates and facility are confirmed registration for coaches for each clinic is posted on the Baseball Canada NCCP website – https://nccp.baseball.ca/.

ALL COACHES must register on the Baseball Canada NCCP website and complete the Initiation Coach online modules prior to attending a clinic.

The maximum number of registrations for each clinic is 20 coaches. If more registrations are needed the host will be responsible to book additional clinics dates and/or times.


CLINIC COSTS

Online Module – $37.45
Initiation Module – $30
Skills Analysis Module – $50
Planning Module – $50
Teaching & Learning Module – $50
Pitching & Catching Module – $50
Strategies Module – $50
Online Portfolio – $99

NOTE: Affiliate Members are given an additional 50% surcharge on all of the above costs


NCCP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINT SYSTEM

Baseball Canada recognizes the importance for certified coaches across Canada to be involved in professional development that reinforces the values of continuous improvement and lifelong learning and encourages the sharing of learning among coaches.

Professional development is required for coaches to renew “Certified” status in any context.

Professional development requirements must be completed by the end of the period for which the certification is valid.

Coaches are required to obtain a minimum number of Professional Development credits, dependent upon the context in which they are certified.

FAQ – NCCP Professional Development Context

Professional Development


INFORMATION ABOUT GETTING YOUR NCCP #

If you have not received your NCCP # from a clinic you have taken in the past please take a minute to review the following information:

NCCP Number Process


NCCP REQUIRED TO COACH IN 2017 PROVINCIALS

Do you have the proper certification to coach in Provincials?

Click on the link below to see what is required:

2017 NCCP Requirements for Provincials


NCCP REQUIRED TO COACH IN 2016 BASEBALL CANADA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Do you have the proper certification to coach in Baseball Canada Championships?

Click on the link below to see what is required:

NCCP Requirements


NCCP TRANSFER POLICY FROM OLD TO NEW

Attached you will find a communication package regarding the transfer policy from old NCCP to new NCCP.

NCCP Transfer of Qualifications Chart

NCCP Transfer of Qualifications Letter


MAKING ETHICAL DECISIONS ONLINE EVALUATION

If you are a coach that has certification in the Old Stream of NCCP, you are required to take the Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation (MED) to have your old certification recognized. There are 2 options for taking your MED Online. For Baseball purposes, be sure to select the COMPETITION INTRODUCTION (Comp-Intro) option.

Click Here to take your MED