Become A Coach

Gymnastics Canada’s Coach Education Program adheres to the standards of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) as set out by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC).

With the Provincial/Territorial Gymnastics Organizations (PTOs), Gymnastics Canada mandates that any individual coaching in a Gymnastics Canada member club must be a trained or certified coach under the NCCP for the gymnastics discipline in which they are coaching. Along with the development and delivery of the NCCP to coaches throughout the country, Gymnastics Canada works closely with the PTOs (who are responsible for hosting and scheduling NCCP courses) to ensure that our member clubs continue to provide sound training programs in a safe learning environment that meet the needs of all gymnastics participants.

What is the NCCP?

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), launched in 1974 and delivered in partnership with the government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, and national/provincial/territorial sport organizations, gives coaches the confidence to succeed.

NCCP workshops are designed for all types of coaches. Whether you’re thinking about coaching your child’s recreational-level class, or you’re already the head coach of a national team, the NCCP has workshops to meet your needs.

The NCCP is currently transitioning away from delivering Level 1, 2, and 3 programming. The Levels-NCCP system has been replaced by coach training opportunities that are grouped into three main streams: Competition, Instruction, and Community Sport. Gymnastics Canada has completed its Community Sport initiation NCCP programs, and is in the development stage for its Competition stream programs. We will not have any Instruction stream programs.

For a great overview of the NCCP, click here.

For an overview of Gymnastics Canada’s Coaching pathway, please click here.

  • To view our Participant Development Model (PDM), please click here.
  • To view our Coach Development Model (CDM), please click here.

As we complete our transition from the Levels NCCP, coaches will have their qualifications transferred in the Locker – the CAC’s database for tracking coach qualifications. To see what qualifications you will have when we have completed this transition, please click here.

Are you ready to start your NCCP training? It’s easy! Visit the Coaching Requirements page to find out what you need to become an NCCP trained or certified coach! Please note that you must be at least 13-years-old to enrol in the Pre-Coach-in-training program (Pre-CIT) and at least 15-years-old to enrol in a Gymnastics Foundations course.