NCCP Program & Clinic Details

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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.

COMMUNITY SPORT 11U 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 as there are no championships in the Rally Cap division.

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) My First Pitch Online Module – an online resource to introduce coaches to the basic mechanics of pitching. The online module includes many skills and drills to develop pitching skills at a young age and reduce arm injuries.

5) 11U Online Video Package – Coaches will watch a series of videos with drills and instructional videos for coaching tips, skill development, and practice planning.

6) Initiation Coach Clinic – an in-class and field/gym clinic that you can attend only after completing the required 11U online modules. The clinic covers the fundamentals of the game and Making Ethical Decisions training.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be TRAINED 11U COACH once you have completed the 11U online modules and clinics.

COMPETITION 13U COACH CLINICS

7) Teaching and Learning Clinic – an in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the required 11U online modules. The clinic covers organization, explanations, demonstrations, supervision and feedbacks.

8) Absolutes Clinic – an in-class and field/gym clinic that you can attend only after completing the required 11U 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.

9) Planning Clinic – an in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the required 11U online modules. The clinic covers the structure of a practice and the design of a simple season plan.

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

11) 13U Online Video Package – Coaches will watch a series of videos with drills and instructional videos for coaching tips, skill development, and practice planning.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be TRAINED 13U COACH once you have completed the 11U Coach Clinics and 13U Coach Clinics.

COMPETITION 13U COACH EVALUATIONS

12) Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation – an online evaluation that you can complete only after attending the 11U Coach Clinics and 13U Coach Clinics. This evaluation is completed in “the Locker” on the Coaches Association website (https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login).

13) Portfolio Tasks and Core Portfolio Evaluation – an online evaluation that you can complete only after attending the 11U Coach Clinics and 13U Coach Clinics. The portfolio requires coaches to submit an emergency action plan, season plan, and practice plan.

14) Practice Evaluation – an on-field evaluation done by a Baseball Sask Evaluator that you can complete only after attending the 11U Coach Clinics, 13U Coach Clinics, and passing the Core Portfolio Evaluation.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be CERTIFIED 13U COACH once you have completed the 11U Coach Clinics, 13U Coach Clinics, and 13U Coach Evaluations.

COMPETITION 15U & 16+ COACH CLINICS

15) Strategies Clinic – an in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the required 11U online modules. The clinic covers signals, line-up, basic positioning, steal, hit and run and other tactical aspects.

16) Advanced Skills Clinic – an in-class clinic that you can attend only after completing the required 11U online modules. The clinic covers advanced skills and techniques for all aspects of the game for players with elite skill level at the highest level of competition.

17) 15U Online Video Package – Coaches will watch a series of videos with drills and instructional videos for coaching tips, skill development, and practice planning

18) 16+ Online Video Package – Coaches will watch a series of videos with drills and instructional videos for coaching tips, skill development, and practice planning

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be TRAINED 15U 16+ COACH once you have completed the 11U Coach Clinics, 13U Coach Clinics, and 15U 16+ Coach Clinics.

COMPETITION 15U 16+ COACH EVALUATIONS

19) Game Evaluation – an on-field evaluation done by a Baseball Sask Evaluator that you can complete only after attending the 11U Coach Clinics, 13U Coach Clinics, 15U 16+ Coach clinics, and passing the Practice Evaluation.

Your Baseball Canada NCCP status will be CERTIFIED 15U 16+ COACH once you have completed the 11U Coach Clinics, 13U Coach Clinics, 13U Coach Evaluations, 15U 16+ Coach Clinics, and 15U 16+ Coach Evaluations.

To get started go to the Baseball Canada NCCP websitehttp://nccp.baseball.ca