NCCP Coaching Certification – WRSSBA Guide
This section provides clarification on the coaching training requirements for coaching at WRSSBA.
|Division||Initiation Trained||Regional Trained||Regional Certified||Provincial Trained||Provincial Certified|
||Head Coach (AAA)|
|Peewee (13U)||Asst Coach (all)||Head Coach (all)|
|Bantam (15U)||Asst Coach (A and AA)||Head Coach (A and AA)||Asst Coach (AAA)||Head Coach (AAA)|
|Midget (18U)||Asst Coach (AA)||Head Coach (AA)||Asst Coach (AAA)||Head Coach (AAA)|
Note: Tadpole assistant coaches only need to do the Coach Initiation in Baseball Online Module.
Contact our Director of Baseball Operations & Player Development, Jordan Broatch.
To Get Certified
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) coaching courses Initiation Trained and Regional Training are now available in our area.
To register, go to the NCCP Course Listing page.
If you want to be Regional Trained, you need to sign-up for the Teaching and Learning, Planning and Absolutes clinics.
Summary of Coaching Courses and Requirements
Initiation Trained: After completion of the NCCP Online Module, coaches that are interested in becoming Initiation Trained or further more to the Regional or Provincial Trained must now attend an ‘Initiation Clinic”. It is a 3-4hr clinic that covers the basics of baseball, fair play, sportsmanship, roles as a coach, and other aspects of the game at the foundation level. Once the individual has completed the online ‘Coach Initiation’ and attends an ‘Initiation Clinic’ the coach will become Initiation Trained.
Regional Trained: In addition to the above steps to become Initiation Trained, the same is to be completed to take the next steps down the coaching pathway to become Regional Trained. This step in the path involves three clinics, each being roughly 75 min and discussing deeper facets of this game.
- Online Module ‘Initiation in Training’ – Completed by this point
- Clinic – Initiation – Completed by this point
- Clinic – Planning
- Clinic – Absolutes (formerly known as Skills Analysis)
- Clinic – Teaching and Learning
Regional Certified: Following the same path as the above Regional Trained, but to become ‘Regional Certified’ the individual must complete a Making Ethical Decisions – Online Module and a Regional Evaluation. A Regional Evaluation is when a Baseball Canada Course Facilitator comes and observes a practice and does a short portfolio inventory with the coach to examine practice plans and philosophy.
- Regional Trained specifications as listed above
- Making Ethical Decisions Online Module
- Regional Evaluation – Practice Evaluation by a Course Facilitator
Provincial Trained: Looking back at the Regional Trained steps that included the clinics; Planning, Absolutes, and Teaching/Learning, it is simply a continuation of Regional Trained except with two more clinics. Coaches only need to complete these levels if you are planning on becoming an Assistant Coach at the Bantam (15U) or Midget (18U) level, or eventual goal is to be a Bantam or Midget AAA Head Coach. Prospective Provincial coaches and Head Coaches of a AAA team at the 15U or 18U level will also need to complete the following:
- Regional Trained specification as listed above
- Clinic – Strategies
- Clinic – Pitching and Catching
Provincial Certified: All the above and a bit more to become a Provincial Certified coach. With this certification, the individual would be welcome coach at practically any level and any group expect the Canada Cup and Canada Games. Provincially Certified is the same pathway as the Regional Certified, except with a Provincial Evaluation and portfolio completion. Steps bulleted below:
- Regional Certified – see steps above
- Portfolio – (a series of small assignments and assessments done by the Provincial Office)
- Provincial Evaluation – Game Evaluation by a Course Facilitator