Coaching courses enhance the enjoyment of our sport – even if you don’t intend to coach or assist in a formal capacity. Whether you’re a parent who’s looking to pick up a few tricks to raise lifelong skiers, a grandparent who wants to become more involved in assisting club programs, or a competitive skier interested in coaching the next generation of racers – NCCP is your first step. Our technically skilled coaches form the backbone of our engaging youth lessons, adult classes, and competitive provincial team program. Newly certified coaches are always welcome, become a part of it!

Coach Development Progression

Cross Country Nova Scotia and Nordiq Canada partner with the Coaching Association of Canada to offer National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) courses, a coach training and certification program offered in 65 sports. The program is managed in a database called The Locker. Coaches use The Locker to track their progress and guide their development. 

Skiers interested in coaching athletes progressing through cross-country ski club programs, are encouraged to pursue National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training. Registered Nova Scotia coaches must meet the Minimum Mandatory Coaching Qualifications, as set out by Nordiq Canada.

Course Overview

Discover your next level of training by visiting Nordiq Canada. NCCP course options are listed in the table below. View the corresponding Long Term Athlete Development Stages by visiting, Canada Sport for Life. Nova Scotia clubs offer friendly environments for you to assist and learn to coach.

0-60-6Active Start(AS)Community Coaching: 
Introduction (ICC)
6-96-8FUNdamentals(FUN)Community Coaching (CC)
Competition Coaching Introduction (CCI) PARA
9-128-11Learning to Train(L2T)Competition Coaching:
Introduction (CCI – L2T)
Competition Coaching Development (CCD) PARA
12-1611-15Training to Train(T2T)Competition Coaching:
Introduction advanced (CCI-advanced – T2T)
16-20 +/-15-19 +/-Learning to Compete(L2C)Competition Coaching:
Development (CCD)
20-23 +/-19-23 +/-Training to Compete(T2C)Competition Coaching:
Development – Advanced Gradation (CDAG)
23 +/-23 +/-Training to Win(T2W)Competition Coaching:
High Performance (CCHP)

Course Calendar

NCCP courses are listed in the NCCP Canada Calendar. For additional accuracy, please check directly with Provincial Divisions.

AnytimeIntroduction to Community Coaching (ICC)Online
Jan 16 – Jan 17, 2021Community
Feb 4, 2021, Online
Feb 13 – Feb 14 2021, In-Person
Community CoachingThe

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