Coach Development & Certification Program
To become a certified badminton coach in Alberta, coaches will need to follow the NCCP Coach Development Pathway and complete the required education sessions and practical assessments to obtain NCCP certification.
REGIONAL CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP (formerly Level 1)
Best suited for coaches who will be working with players of varying levels of playing experience, including beginners & grassroots, and will introduce players to competitive badminton.
*Regional – CERTIFIED is required to purchase a Badminton Alberta membership and Provincial Coach LIcense and subsequently coach on-court at Badminton Alberta sanctioned events including Alberta WInter Games and BCAN Elite Series tournaments.
NCCP PROVINCIAL CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP (formerly Level 2)
Best suited for coaches who will be working with competitive players.
Regional Certification is a pre-requisite, and coaches should spend a significant amount of time developing the skills they acquired in the Regional workshop, before moving forward with the Provincial modules.
*Provincial – CERTIFIED is required to coach on-court at the BCAN National Championships.
NCCP COMPETITION – DEVELOPMENT (formerly Level 3, Advanced +)
Best suited for coaches who will be working with competitive and elite players.
Provincial Certification is a pre-requisite, and coaches should spend a significant amount of time developing the skills they acquired in the Provincial workshop, before moving forward with these modules.
*Competition-Development – CERTIFIED is required to coach provincial/territorial team at the Canada Games, as well as to coach internationally with National Team athletes.
Practice & Competition Evaluations
To complete a certification, it is required to pass a practice and/or competition evaluation with one of our coach evaluators.
There is an evaluation fee for each level of the coaching pathway. This fee varies based on the level of the evaluation.
If you are looking to receive a practice and/or competition evaluation to complete your certification, please contact the Director of Coaching to setup an evaluation. (Can be done in person or via video submission.)
Tips to improve your video submission:
- When speaking with your group, come closer to the camera (or if possible, get someone to free-cam, or use a microphone). If the audio is not loud enough, and we cannot make out what you are saying, you may be asked to re-submit the video.
- Ensure the angle covers the main coaching area. If using more than one court, ensure the camera covers the space used, we need to see you in action as a coach.
- Try to minimize outside noise. If possible, run it when the courts/club are not busy, otherwise, ensure that the audio will be loud enough to hear you.
NOTE: The minimum age requirement for an individual to take either an NCCP workshop or module is 14 years old. This is both a Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) policy and a Badminton Canada policy. The CAC policy also states that no one under the age of 16 can be certified as a coach in the NCCP. The age requirement policies are in place to ensure a productive and age-appropriate learning environment for all participants.
Should a Learning Facilitator or member submit a NCCP event into the CAC Locker for Badminton ALberta’s approval, with someone under the required age, the event will not be approved. The underaged individual will be required to retake the workshop or module again after they turn the appropriate age.