Coaching / NCCP

National Coaching Certification Program

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for all coaches in more than 60 sports. The NCCP has moved towards a competency-based approach where coaches are:

  • trained in NCCP outcomes relevant to the participants they are coaching
    (recreational participants to National level athletes);
  • evaluated by demonstrating coaching outcomes to a specified standard.

To learn more about the NCCP, visit the Coaching Association of Canada website and refer to the Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton NCCP Operations Manual (.pdf, 2.8MB) .

Bobsleigh Canada has defined a participant and a coach development model as well as 1 pathway in order to clarify how one goes about becoming a certified coach, and to demonstrate the overall vision of the federation for its coaches and participants in the years to come.

Development Models

Competition Coach

Competition Introduction Certification

Intended for coaches who want to enhance their repertoire of Bobsleigh/Skeleton skills and possibly enter their athletes into competition, Coaches will learn in-depth planning, supporting and improving athlete competition skills, and a detailed overview of the rules governing Bobsleigh/Skeleton competitive settings.

It is also for senior level coaches working with Provincial and National Team athletes, this mix of multisport and Bobsleigh/Skeleton specific modules will provide well-rounded training for developing competitive athletes.

Participants will learn to manage a competitive sport program, effectively deal with sport psychology and ethical issues, as well as learn to analyze and evaluate skill and performance.

For upcoming workshops, please contact Jason Sjostrom, Director, Coaching Program (

Share Your PassionCoach Developers

Interested in training coaches to become experts in coaching? Become a Coach Developer! See information on Coach Developer Training and contact your Provincial Karate Organization or Jason Sjostrom to submit your application.