The National Coaching Certification Program in Olympic Weightlifting has 2 levels
The first level of coaching certification in weightlifting is known as “Competition Introduction” (formerly NCCP Technical Level 1). This certification supports club level coaching as well as beginner instruction in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. In order to become fully certified, the following pathway must be completed in the listed order:
PART 1) – COACH TRAINING
a) Weightlifting “Competition Intruduction” Workshop
b) Multi-Sport Modules (Making Ethical Decisions, Planning a Practice, Nutrition)
Coach receives NCCP “Trained” status
PART 2) – COACH EVALUATION
a) “Make Ethical Decisions” evaluation successfully completed
b) Active coaching 4-8 months, including minimum 1 competition
c) Develop portfolio
d) Observations & Debrief
Coach becomes NCCP “Certified”
- You must complete all aspects of your training before you can present yourself for practical evaluation
- You must complete the on-line ethics evaluation before you can present yourself for practical evaluation
- If you are preparing for evaluation as a Coach you must have attended and coached at least one competition before you present yourself for evaluation
Each Provincial Sport Organization administers this process in its jurisdiction. Please contact us for more information on how you can present yourself to be evaluated and request said evaluation. The exception is the on-line Making Ethical Decision evaluation which can be accessed through the Coaching Association of Canada www.coach.ca
The second level of coaching certification in weightlifting is known as “Competition Development” (formerly NCCP Technical Level 2 & 3). This certification supports provincial, national and international level coaching as well as advanced instruction in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. In order to become fully certified, a similar pathway to the “Competition Introduction” must be followed, which included elements of theory, technical and practical evaluation.
This pilot course was approved by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Weightlifting Federation in April 2016. Hercules Weightlifting Club coach Mirek Korkowski, assisted by Francois Gravelle, delivered the first pilot course in Canada for this new competency based program in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 30th-May 1st, 2016.
Additional pilot Competition Development courses have been approved and will be offered across Western Canada in the future. Contact your P/T Association for more details.
Canada’s first Competition Development graduates @ University of Manitoba