Basketball Manitoba has announced details on the new NCCP Community Coaching clinic system.  The inaugural clinic will be held at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate on Sunday, September 27 and is being hosted by Manitoba's Master Learning Facilitator, Kirby Schepp.  Over the past few years, the NCCP in
partnership with Canada Basketball has been revamped to recognize the changing landscape
of today’s sport and coaching needs.  This
new ‘stream’ of the NCCP caters to coaches specifically working with children
in a recreational basketball system, including the WMBA community centre
leagues.  The Community Coach system has
been developed to replace what was known as ‘Level 1 Technical’ and ‘Level 1
Theory’.  These two clinics have been
combined and refined to meet the coaching demands of today!


Welcome to
the newly developed NCCP Community Basketball Coach program!

By learning how to become a
coach, you can provide a positive experience for others and for yourself.
Coaches represent many different roles to many different people. Coaches are
viewed as teachers, mentors, role models, friends, and as leaders in the
community in which they become involved. Coaches contribute to the community,
have an enormous effect on the development of our youth, and participate in a
great learning experience. Good coaching is fundamental to community sport. By
becoming a valued member of the community, good coaches can share the positive
aspects of an active lifestyle. The role of a coach allows you to teach things
such as teamwork, character building, and the fundamental skills of the sport to
participants who are eager to learn.   

The goals of the ‘Community
Basketball Coach’ program are to help kids get involved in basketball and acquire basic
skills while emphasizing FUN, FITNESS and FUNDAMENTALS! 

Specific items covered at the basketball clinic
will include…


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    in coaching

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    and rules in basketball (including game modifications)

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    planning and sport safety

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    of the ‘Community Coach’

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    and their sport needs provided in a progressional approach

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    ‘games’ approach to coaching

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    an ‘Active Start’ to a healthy and positive life in sport!


Basketball Manitoba, in conjunction with Winnipeg Minor Basketball, is
pleased to offer this program to all Manitoba


The inaugural
NCCP Community Coaching clinic will be offered on… 

  • Sunday September 27, 2009

  • 9:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

  • 2665 Ness Ave in Winnipeg



  • $85.00 a person

Coaches – talk to your community
club convenor about covering the cost of the clinic!  Clubs can be invoiced directly upon request!




(Please note you must be a registered member of the Basketball Manitoba website to register for this clinic).  Register for the website now for free!



The National Coaching Certification

Good coaches have the right
qualifications and training in order to effectively deliver their services,
especially when young people are involved. The Coaching Association of Canada
(CAC) and its partners have developed a training and certification program to
help coaches become better.  Are you
interested in becoming a better coach? If so, you should consider coach
training. The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach
training and certification program for 65 different sports and is offered in
both official languages across Canada.
NCCP workshops are designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches, from the
first-time coach to the head coach of a national team.

For more information about
the NCCP, click


Training versus Certification

Through the NCCP, coaches
have the opportunity to participate in training, which will help them to
improve the sport experience for their participants. Coaches who choose
training will have opportunities to acquire or refine the skills, knowledge,
and attitudes needed to coach more effectively.

However, coaches may also
choose to be evaluated on their ability to be a better coach. Successful
evaluation will result in the coach becoming not only a trained coach, but a
certified one as well. Coaches are evaluated on their competency in several
areas, which may include: program design, practice planning, performance
analysis, program management, ethical coaching, support to participants during
training, and support to participants in competition.

For more information about
NCCP training and certification, click

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