Canadian Coaching Certification

It's been a long time coming, but Equine Canada's new coaching certification program is finally starting to take shape. Every category of coaching will be affected in all the sports that are part of the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The changes are the result of close to two decades of research, both at the CAC and within each sport. The new program will replace the Level 1 through 5 certification model which was first developed in the '70s and has long been considered both problematic and outdated. Equestrian coaches at all levels will soon learn about how they will be affected and what they will need to do in order to make the transition from the old system to the new. The change may be overdue, but it is not without potential problems. Coaching committees for each discipline have been involved in working on…

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