Canada’s seven National Coaching Institutes (NCIs)
offer qualified coaches a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from a variety of experts in the fields of coaching, sport science, leadership, business, and technology and to share experiences, strategies, and challenges with fellow coaches.
The NCI diploma consists of 18 modules covering the following 4 major themes:
The program options are:
- Coaching Leadership
- Training and Competition Readiness
- Coaching Effectiveness
- Performance Planning
- a one-year program available at the NCI–B.C. in Victoria
- a two-year program available at the NCIs in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Calgary.
- a customized learning program that could involve study at more than one NCI or an extended period of study.
A NCI Diploma in High Performance Coaching may lead to NCCP Level 4 or Competition-Development Advanced (CDAG) certification with the approval of the candidate’s NSO.
Eligible candidates must be NCCP Level 3 certified or comp-dev. trained, an NSO-approved Level 4 or CDAG candidate, and have a minimum of three years of coaching experience in a year-round training program. An undergraduate degree in physical education is recommended, but not required.