Development Coach

The Development Coach program is the principal entry point for most coaches in the volleyball NCCP system. The program has four distinct steps required for certification. Completion of each step also provides the coach with one of three coaching "designations": In Training, Trained, or Certified.

VC_NCCP_Pathway Sept 7 2017 4.pdf

Step 1 – In Training: successful completion of Development Coach e-modules (approximately 6-8 hours; pre-requisite to the In-Person Workshop) 
These e-modules are designed to provide all the necessary information a volleyball coach will need prior to the In-Person Workshop. The content of the modules will be applied and practiced in the Workshops. To begin the e-modules click here.

Step 2
 - In Trainingsuccessful completion of the Development Coach Volleyball Workshop 
This course has been designed to introduce the game of volleyball and basic coaching concepts to novice coaches. Coaches will be expected to participate in a series of learning experiences designed to assist them in improving their volleyball coaching abilities and to have those coaching abilities assessed throughout the course.  Successful completion of the Development Coach e-modules is required in order to register for a Development Coach Volleyball Workshop. Click here for a list of upcoming clinics.

Step 3
 - Trainedsuccessful completion of Competition: Multi-Sport Modules
Coaches must undertake education and training in three multi-sport modules:
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Planning a Practice
  • Nutrition
These modules provide education and training in areas relevant to coaches in all sports. To enroll multi-sport modules, please visit the NCCP Course Calendar.
Step 4 - Certified: Portfolio and Evaluation Requirements 
The final step in the Development Coach process is the development of a coaching portfolio and the undertaking of a final evaluation. The portfolio includes several assignments:

    •    Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation
    •    Making Head Way In Sport (Generic) free online module
    •    Describing your coaching context
    •    Developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
    •    Observing another coach's practice session.

Click here to download the Level 1 Portfolio & Evaluation Requirements.  Completing the Development Coach portfolio makes a coach eligible for the final phase of the program - final evaluation. This process involves being formally observed during a practice by a Level 2 Certified coach. 

Please scan and email the completed evaluation forms to Kelvin Cheng at