National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
Please CLICK HERE for the Level 2 Practical Form (old NCCP)
Please CLICK HERE for the latest FAQ for foundations coaches. Please CLICK HERE for a slide show on "How to become a GYMNASTICS FOUNDATIONS trained/certified coach". If the slideshow does not display properly, you will need to download and install the Powerpoint viewer from Microsoft. If you cannot install the Powerpointviewer for some reason, here is the link to a static PDF version.
NCCP NEWSLETTERCalling All Coaches Newsletter(Winter 2011)with the attached Winter Schedule.
A few reminders:
- The only theory accepted for the Foundations (Level 1) coaching certification is the one taught through AGF or RGA learning facilitators.
- As of April 2009, Level 3 Theory will no longer be available. The COMPETITION-DEVELOPMENT MODULES replace this course in the new NCCP structure. These modules are now being offered in Calgary and Edmonton. To register for one of the these modules please contact the host agency.
- The Foundations workbook has to be completed and handed in at the theory course before you can take the Foundations day 4 technical course in a specific gymnastics discipline.
- All coaches who wish to move on to the Level 2 should be prepared to complete Making Ethical Decisions prior to registering for the Level 2 technical course.
UPCOMING COACHING COURSES
Check here for courses being offered throughout Alberta.
Call the office (780) 427-8152 if you would like to organize a course. Course times are booking quickly for the Foundations theory and the Foundations sport specific one-day technical course.
Please contact the office if you would like to have a Foundations course in your area. Once we have at least six people in one location we can offer the course.
Coaching courses (click on link for registration form). Please note the RGA bursaries available:
- (Nothing upcoming on calendar yet)
Coaching Courses - Other Gymnastics
Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta recognizes that many coaches would like to work and train in different gymnastics disciplines.
For coaches who are coaching beginner and recreational level Acrobatic Gymnastics, Gymnastics Canada recommends the following: NCCP Gymnastics Foundations Trained (Artistic Gymnastics). (this requires that coaches complete the GF Intro, GF Theory, and GF Artistic courses)
For advanced and competitive level Acrobatic Gymnastics, Gymnastics Canada recommends the following:
- NCCP Level 2 Certified in Trampoline Gymnastics; or
- NCCP Level 2 Certified in Artistic Gymnastics (MAG or WAG); or
- NCCP Gymnastics Foundations Trained (Artistic Gymnastics) + gymnastics coaching certification from another country recognized by Gymnastics Canada. Gymnastics Canada must approve the foreign coaching certification, which will be done on a case by case basis. The foreign coaching certification may be in Acrobatic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics, or Artistic Gymnastics (MAG or WAG).
Courses that are offered by Alberta Gymnastics Federation are included on this page as a courtesy to those coaches and potential coaches who might be interested in WAG, MAG, T&T and Preschool courses. Please read the registration deadlines and application carefully, as you will not be registering with RGA, but with AGF.For more information about AGF courses, check the Alberta Gymnastics Federation website at http://www.abgym.ab.ca
Mandatory reading for Level 2 course:
- Avoiding and Overcoming Burnout
- Choosing a Sports Program for Your Child
- Why They Play
- Coaching Children to Embrace a "Love of the Game"
- Creating Positive Experiences for Youths
- Diet For Sport Performance
- Discussion Paper Physical Inactivity in Children and Adolescents
- Fun in Sport
- How Much Exercise Is Too Much
- My Kid is Going to Make it
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Respect in Sport and Abuse Prevention
- The Over Training Syndrome
- Warming Up Cooling Down and Stretching - Spine Injuries In RG
2009 Coaching Clinic in Red Deer