The NCCP is transitioning away from delivering Level 1, 2, and 3 programming.
Starting fall of 2020 your National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) qualifications in the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)’s NCCP database, “The Locker” has been updated. NCCP programming for Artistic Gymnastics no longer includes Level 1, 2, 3, or 4. The NCCP programs for Artistic Gymnastics are called Gymnastics Foundations, Competition 1 (Introduction), Competition 2 (Introduction-advanced), Competition 3 (Development), and Competition 4 (Development-advanced).
If you are a coach with Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 Technical, Theory, or Practical components, after the date indicated above, you will notice that you have been given credit for the comparable current NCCP program. These credits will be identified as “Transferred” on your Locker transcript.
It is important to understand that training acquired in the Levels-NCCP will never be lost and it is not Gymnastics Canada’s intention to take away any training from coaches. However, as the current program includes new important elements, including an evaluation component, it is essential to review what your status will be, and the next steps you will need to take.
In order to maintain the new status you will be given in the Locker, you will need to complete Make Ethical Decisions (MED) training and/or online evaluation within five years of the transfer taking effect.
NOTE: If you have taken the Gymnastics Foundations Theory course, MED training is delivered within the course, and you will only be required to complete the online evaluation if you require certified status.
If you fail to complete the above MED requirement within five years, it will result in a “non-renewed” status on your Locker transcript, and you will need to contact Gymnastics Canada or you’re the Alberta Gymnastics Federation (AGF) to determine your next steps to renew your certification.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already taken MED training, and/or passed the online evaluation, you are not required to take it again.
For more important information on MED, please click here.
In addition, recent changes in the NCCP include an emphasis on coaching ethics and recognizing professional development and ongoing training as being essential for coaches. As a result of the transition to the current NCCP program, all coaches with a certified status will be subject to Maintenance of Certification and will be required to obtain professional development (PD) points to maintain their certification.
Please visit AGF’s NCCP Professional Development webpage, to find more information on professional development opportunities and points. To apply for certification please visit AGF’s NCCP Evaluation for Certification webpage.
Should you have any further questions you may want to contact AGF at [email protected], GymCan at [email protected]) or the CAC’s Coach and Partner Services team at 613-235-5000 / [email protected].
Gymnastics Canada and the Alberta Gymnastics Federation would like to thank you for your patience and investing your time, energy, and passion into the National Coaching Certification Program!
To see what qualifications you will have when we have completed this transition, please click here.
The above information does not apply to coaches with levels-NCCP qualifications in trampoline gymnastics yet. Trampoline gymnastics qualifications will be transferred after all new trampoline gymnastics courses are finalized.