Next Course: Instructor Beginner Rifle course for Wednesdays on Jan 10, 17, 24 at 7 pm to 9 pm MDT(Click here to register)
Notice: For coaches who are completing the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation, please complete this module before Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST. If you do not, you will have to complete this module from the beginning again. Thank you.
Community Coach e-Learning Course
NOTICE: The community sport E-Learning project (Community Coach Course) will be launched in early 2024. This course is suitable for everyone.
This course is provided by the Coaching Association of Canada online through their NCCP E-Learning portal found here.
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) trains and certifies coaches in more than 60 sports. The NCCP uses a competency-based approach where coaches are:
For existing coaches, please see Maintenance of Certification and Professional Development
To provide feedback after having taken a course, please use the The Coach Participant Feedback Form
Coaching Certification Pathways
Instruction - Beginners (IB) certification
This online workshop is tailored for coaches of athletes who wish to equip themselves with fundamental shooting coaching knowledge. The workshop focuses on planning, safety, basic teaching and learning theory, as well as preparing coaches to analyze shooting skills. Future coaches can choose between pistol, rifle or shotgun events. 5 sessions of 2h30 each. Trainees have to complete exercises and read some part of their manual between sessions. 1 in-person session of 3h00 with a facilitator from the same province for the final evaluation The SFC is charging 150$ for this course.
Competition - Development (Comp Dev) certification
Intended for coaches who want to enhance their repertoire of shooting skills and possibly enter their athletes into competition, this 2 weekends workshops course is a good introduction to the competitive environment of the sport. Coaches will learn in-depth planning, supporting and improving athlete competition skills, and a detailed overview of the rules governing shooting competitive settings. Homework assignments from each course will help to build the coaches portfolio. NOTE: It is recommended to have done the Instruction - Beginner course before registering for the Competition - Introduction course.
Competition - Development Advanced Gradation (Comp Dev AG) certification
For senior level coaches working with Provincial and National Team athletes, this mix of multisport and shooting specific modules will provide well-rounded training for developing high-performance athletes. Participants will learn to manage a competitive sport program, effectively deal with sport psychology and ethical issues, as well as learn to analyse and evaluate skill and performance.
Competition - High performance (HP) certification
For senior level coaches working with Provincial and national Team athletes, this mix of multisport and shooting specific modules will provide well-rounded training for developing high-performance athletes. Participants will learn to manage a competitive sport program, effectively deal with sport psychology and ethical issues, as well as learn to analyse and evaluate skill and performance.
Coach Developers (facilitators)
Interested in training coaches to become experts in coaching? Become a Coach Developer! See information on Coach Developer Training and contact Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization or, the Shooting Federation of Canada directly.