The Coaching Association of Canada & Hockey Canada introduced Certification Maintenance requirements nationally in January of 2014, in which a coach has 5 years to obtain a certain number of Professional Development (PD) points in order to maintain NCCP Coaching certification.
HOCKEY CANADA NCCP CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE
NCCP Instructional Stream & NCMP Specialty Clinics
The NCCP Instructional Stream & NCMP Specialty Clinics are a series of clinics that offer coaches practical sessions on teaching skills and tactics. These 3 hour clinics are composed of in-class and on-ice sessions and are facilitated by OMHA Instructors trained by Hockey Canada.
The focus of these clinics is to assist the coach in developing the knowledge and skills to teach and develop age appropriate skills (based upon Hockey Canada’s Long Term Player Development model). Coaches can earn Professional Development credit towards renewal of NCCP certification. In the Instructional Steam, Coaches can work towards ‘certified’ status in each of the 5 streams as designated by the NCCP program of the CAC.
NCMP SPECIALTY CLINICS
- Small Area Games
- Practice Planning
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT VALUE: 3 PD POINTS
NCCP INSTRUCTIONAL STREAM:
- Checking Skills
- Developing Defensemen
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT VALUE: 5 PD POINTS
COACH REFRESHER CLINIC
- The COACH REFRESHER CLINIC serves as a development tool for coaches, as well as providing a forum for coaches active in the field to discuss current issues and exchange ideas.
Professional Development Value: 3 PD points
The OMHA Coach Refresher Clinic will no longer renew Coach Qualifications as it did in the past.