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NCCP REQUIREMENTS FOR COACHING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
VANCOUVER COMMUNITY BASEBALL (VCB) IS A MEMBER OF OUR PROVINCIAL BRITISH COLUMBIA MINOR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION (BC MINOR BASEBALL) WHICH IN TURN IS A MEMBER OF OUR PROVINCIAL BASEBALL BC AND NATIONAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, BASEBALL CANADA.
We are therefore obligated to follow the baseball coaching requirements and standards set by the National Association (Baseball Canada) and administered by the local provincial representative, Baseball British Columbia (Baseball BC). In each sport run by national and provincial bodies, as in baseball,, there are basic core requirements with its sport-specific skills. Each sport has its own particular skills, and courses may or may not be transferable from one sport to another.
Before coaching with VCB, all coaches are required to:
- Take the online course Respect in Sport. The link is below.
- Have a current police background check.For most people, this can be completed online. Follow this link to begin. Use access code 9A5UDLXHQL.
If you are unable to complete the record check online, you will need to attend the Vancouver Police Department in person. Go to the VPD with two pieces of government-issued ID (e.g. a driver's license and birth certificate). Note that if you need to attend the police station to have your record check, you will need to take two separate piece of government-issued ID with you. If you have BC Drivers Licence and Services Card, this is regarded as only one piece of ID, and you will need another piece of ID. Please check the VPD website for a complete list of acceptable forms of identification. See the VCB Police Record Check letter below.
- In summary, with regards to NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) certification: After attending the required training sessions (core plus technical) from NCCP-certified instructors, we become a “trained provincial/regional coach” (See 2020 NCCP Coaching requirements below).Coaches will also need to do an on-line “Making Ethical Decisions” (MED) module (See below). We are then eligible to have an evaluator from Baseball BC, who will attend one of our practices for an on-field evaluation of our basics (e.g., running a practice, dealing with players and basic technical competence). If satisfactory, the evaluator then certifies us as a competent coach. We are then a “certified provincial/regional coach.” It is not anything hard; we have all been through the process. Hundreds of others have done it. All the instructors are very helpful.
The BC Minor Baseball Association requires all head coaches at the 13U, 15U, and18U level to be NCCP Regional/Provincial Certified. Assistant Coaches are required to be at least NCCP Regional/Provincial Trained.
Let us get started, please follow the instructions in the (1) “2020 NCCP Coaching Requirements” and (2) Making Ethical Decisions documents at the bottom of this page.
(Note step-by-Step-by-step details of the NCCP Requirements and MED are outlined below).
- After acquiring the basic NCCP training, coaches are required to undergo ongoing professional training to keep up to date and maintain their basic Certified Coach NCCP status and in so doing acquire professional development points (PD). This is In accordance with NCCP National Standards set by Baseball Canada. Provincial Organizations (Baseball BC and BC Minor Baseball) usually oversee these programs. The BC Baseball Coaches Association (an arm of BC Minor Baseball oversees Professional Development of local baseball coaches at its Annual BC Baseball Coaches Conference. This is usually held in the 1st or 2nd weekend in February.