Development 1 (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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Competition Introduction Sport Stream - NCCP Development 1 

The Development 1 Clinic is designed for coaches working with players that are engaged in competitive levels of hockey. Learn to motivate and lead your athletes as they move into a competitive environment. Build age-appropriate and competition specific practice plans while you give your players a solid understanding of the skills and strategies they need to compete. You will also learn to analyze your player’s abilities to ensure that they’re equipped, both mentally and physically, for a more intense level of play.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this clinic you will be trained to: 

- Plan and design a practice session 
- Analyze your athletes' performance 
- Develop skill-specific programs 
- Coach a competition-orientation practice
- Coach in a competitive situation

Clinic Structure 
Two day clinic starting on Saturday morning and concluding late Sunday afternoon. Coaches must be in full attendance to receive qualification. 
- 8 hours/ day
- 2 hour on-ice session 

Evaluation & Certification Process 
After completing the in-class portion you will hold a Development 1 'Trained' status. To become Development 1 'Certified' you need to complete the following: 
- Written Assignment - NCCP Development 1 Coach Workbook 
- Including the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) 
- Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation - Competition - Introduction
- Field Evaluation - Practice 

ALLIANCE Hockey Development 1 - Certification Process

Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation

Field Evaluation 
Coaches must complete the MED Online Evaluation and Coach Workbook prior to requesting a Field Evaluation. 
Once these two items are completed, the coach can request a field Evaluation. Coaches need to contact Tyler Tolton at the ALLIANCE Hockey Office [email protected] 

Request for Field Evaluation Doc.

NCCP for Hockey | Tracking Qualification

E-Hockey Account
If you have been registered in Hockey previously as a player, coach, official or trainer yo can access your profile on the Hockey Canada Registry by creating an eHockey account. Click on the following document to set up access. 

Setting Up your eHockey Account

The Locker

The Locker is the Coaching Association of Canada's online database. Access to The Locker will provide all coaches with the opportunity to track their progress and guide their development. 
- Coaches can create a log-in and access their Profile and Transcript online. You can view/ update personal information, coaching records and access printable transcripts. 
- Certification Maintenance & professional Development points will be tracked on the Coach's transcript in 'The Locker' and will update the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) profile when 'Certified' status is renewed. 
-For direction on how to access 'The Locker', please review the How to Log into 'The Locker'

How to Log-in to 'The Locker'

Additional Notes

Trained VS. Certified
Upon completion of the in-person clinic, a Coach will be considered 'Trained' under the guidance of Hockey Canada. This training provides the foundation of education and the necessary qualifications to coach. To be 'Certified', a formal evaluation must be completed.

'Trained' Status 

Trained status indicates the Coach has Attended an NCCP clinic and the Coach is 'In Process' of completing evaluation to be 'Certified' 

'Certified' Status

The certification process requires the Coach to show evidence of learning and is 'competency-based' 

- 'Certified' status carries an expiry of 5 years
- Coaches with 'Certified' status will have to complete a defined number of Professional Development points through the Hockey Canada Certification Maintenance Program
- If a Coach with 'Certified' status does not acquire the 20 Professional Development points, the qualification will revert to 'Trained' status. 

Making Ethical Decisions | MED
By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions (MED) training, coaches will be fully equipped to handle ethical situations with confidence and surety. MED training helps coaches identify the legal, ethical, and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves in the world of team and individual sport.

The final step of certification for Coach 2 - Coach Level is to complete the appropriate MED evaluation module online. For direction on access to the MED evaluation follow the steps in the document below. 

Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation

Certification Maintenance 
In order for NCCP coaches to maintain 'Certified' status, you will be required to obtain 20 Professional Development (PD) points over a 5 year period. 


  • If Coach does not complete Hockey Canada Certification Maintenance within 5 year window, qualification will revert from ‘Certified’ to ‘Trained’
NCCP Certification Maintenance

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