National Coaching Certification Program

The Red Devils Cycling Academy follows the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) designed and ran by Cycling Canada and supported by Cycling BC.

About the NCCP

Cycling Canada Cyclisme is a National Sport Organization whose main reason for being is the organization and promotion of cycling in Canada. The activities of the Association are carried out within the constraints of sound business practices with regard to the ethics required of professional staff and to the spirit in which its volunteers function.

1. Guiding Principles

Consultation with members is the foundation for decision-making considering the diverse needs and activities of the members
Cycling Canada Cyclisme is governed by volunteers to ensure balance in its overall business
Demonstrate integrity in all aspects of the business through open and direct accountability to its membership
Discrimination and harassment are not tolerated as Cycling Canada Cyclisme operates in an environment of mutual trust and respect between participants, volunteers and staff
Facilitate standardisation in the delivery of programs and services
Support development of strategic partnerships
Equality of access to the services of Cycling Canada Cyclisme

2. Guiding Strategies

• The development of a strong network of certified coaches and instructors, organizers, officials, events, volunteers and staff
• The development of elite athletes
• Accessibility to cycling opportunities
• National and Regional training centres
• A balanced emphasis on all aspects of sport cycling
• Financial stability with a diverse revenue base
• About National Coaching Certification Program.

The NCCP model distinguishes between training and certification. Coaches can participate in training opportunities to acquire or refine the skills and knowledge required for a particular coaching context (i.e. Competition-Introduction) as defined by the sport and be considered “trained“.

To become “certified” in a coaching context, coaches must be evaluated on their demonstrated ability to perform within that context in areas such as program design, practice planning, performance analysis, program management, ethical coaching, support to participants during training, and support to participants in competition.

Certified coaches enjoy the credibility of the sporting community and of the athletes they coach because they have been observed and evaluated “doing” what is required of them as a competent coach in their sport. They are recognized as meeting or exceeding the high standards embraced by more than 60 national sport organizations in Canada. Fostering confidence at all levels of sport, certification is a benefit shared by parents, athletes, sport organizations, and our communities.

More Information

NCCP Links:

For more information about the National Coaching Certification (NCCP) Program ran by Cycling Canada Links:

NCCP Overview


NCCP Programs Resources


NCCP Programs Description



.Cycling Canada Links:

Cycling Canada Cyclisme is a National Sport Organization whose main reason for being is the organization and promotion of cycling in Canada.

More on The Role of Cycling Canada



Cycling BC Links:

Cycling BC is the provincial governing body for the sport of cycling in British Columbia. We represent the full range of disciplines including Road, Track, Cyclo-cross, Mountain Biking, BMX and Para-cycling.

Cycling BC Website