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Frequently Asked Questions

Q- How do my old NCCP modules transfer over into the new system?

A- Take a look at the Canada Basketball NCCP Transfer Guide. The guide will outline how each of the old modules now fits into the new system. It will also help you with your next steps in getting certified in our new system.


Q- When are the next NCCP Clinics being held in my area?

A- If you login and press on the "workshops" tab, all of the upcoming clinics in each province are listed. 


Q- How do PD points work? How many do I need to keep my certification?

A- Take a look at our Maintenance of Certification page. Here it will break down how to earn PD (Professional Development) points and the requirements for each NCCP context.


Q- What courses do I need to have to be able to coach?

A- Through the interactive “What do I Need” feature on the homepage you will be able to find out what is specifically required for your situation. The feature asks coaches their location, the age group being coached and the coaching position, it will then be able to tell you the required/ recommended courses. 


Q- When are the upcoming coach schools or conferences for coaches?

A- All of the upcoming coach schools are listed here once you login and click on the "workshops" tab. You can also contact your local P/TSO, to more information about local coach school and conferences.


Q- What course should I take if I want to coach high school, elementary school, etc.?

A- Based on our LTAD model we have broken the NCCP Clinics down into four different streams: community sport, competition introduction, competition development and high performance.

Each of these streams focuses on different levels of competition in the sport.

Each clinic is targeted for specific age ranges:

  • Active Start 0-6 year olds
  • FUNdamentals F 6-8, M6-9
  • Learn to Train F 8-11, M 9-12
  • Train to Tain F 11-15, M12-16
  • Train to Compete, F 15-18+, M16-18+
  • Learn to Win F 18-23+, M18-25+
  • Train to Win F 23+, M25+.

Please note that these provided age targets are just guidelines, and coaches can take further certification than is recommended.