Coaches change

Coaches make a real difference in the lives of people across Canada. They’re diverse in age and gender, they hail from all backgrounds, and they live in every region of Canada and Nova Scotia, in every urban, suburban, and rural community.

Coaching is the most common form of volunteerism in Canada. On average, volunteer coaches dedicate more than 120 hours each year to sport and recreation organizations. What they all share is a dedication their to participants, to their communities, and to promoting values such as respect, diversity, and inclusion. 

In Canada, coaching education, certification, and recognition happens through a network of partners:

The Coaching Association of Canada works with all of these partners to deliver programs for coaches in Canada, including the National Coaching Certification Program.

Start your coaching journey

Register for an account with the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) through The Locker and with Canada Basketball’s Game Plan. It’s free to register and it will assign you an NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) number. This number will help us track all the required courses for you to coach in Nova Scotia.

The Locker
Click here to create or login to your FREE Coaching Association of Canada's account through The Locker. This online platform is built specifically for coaches. Engage in NCCP eLearning, register for events, access your NCCP coaching transcript, and more.
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Game Plan
Click here to create or login to your FREE Canada Basketball Game Plan account. This online platform tracks your NCCP number, allows you to register for courses and collect professional development points. It is also connected to your CAC Locker account to track required multi-sport courses.
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Other Coaching Resources

NCCP Course Calendar
Click here to see the current calendar of NCCP courses available in Nova Scotia.
2021 Calendar
NCCP Coach Education Pathway
Click here to view Canada Basketball Coach Education Pathway graphic. Use this to determine which NCCP courses are required for the athletes you are coaching!
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Canada Basketball National Championships
Provincial Team coaches can click here to view the requirements to coach for Team Scotia at the annual Canada Basketball National Championships.
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BNS Intro Coaching Course
Basketball Nova Scotia offers a FREE Introductory Coaching Course. Led by our Technical Director, Tasia McKenna, our course is a great introduction into our sport for new coaches. Our course is one of the coach education pieces available to meet your minimum education standards.
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TD Timeouts
Basketball Nova Scotia's TD Timeouts are free casual virtual chats with our Technical Director, Tasia McKenna. A great way for coaches to connect and share best practices.
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