The Government of Yukon is supporting the continued development of Yukon coaches by covering registration fees for online courses offered by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
Between now and the end of 2020, Yukon coaches who take NCCP multi-sport introduction or development courses online can have their registration fees reimbursed. These courses cover topics related to all sports and include such topics as coaching in secondary schools, designing a basic sport program and making ethical decisions.
Coaches can register for these courses through the NCCP. Once they have completed a course, they can submit their receipt to the Sport and Recreation branch for reimbursement.
From a new skater’s first steps onto the ice, to a gymnast safely sticking their first round-off, to a high performance skier standing atop the podium, Yukon coaches play a critical role in the development of our territorial athletes. Coaches help build community, teach confidence and respectful behaviours. Coaches promote fairplay, diversity, inclusion and the value of staying active for life. Our government is pleased to support Yukon coaches to develop their skills so they can keep contributing to our vibrant sporting community.
Minister of Community Services John Streicker
This is a terrific initiative to hopefully increase the numbers of coaches and the knowledge base of our coaches in Yukon. This provides for a greater variety of courses to choose from and the online platform allows for the all the participants to make connections with a number of different coaches from all across Canada in a variety of different sports.
Board Member for Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle & Sport Yukon, Dan Poleman
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) offers standardized, inclusive, and sport safety education to coaches and coach developers. The program covers 65 sports.
While travel restrictions are in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, removing barriers to accessing the NCCP courses will support Yukon coaches in taking workshops from different instructors or leaders across the country.