National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)


CEC offers two contexts of NCCP Training – The Community Initiation Context, and the Competition Introduction Context. Schedule of workshops will be available shortly.



The CEC Community Sport – Initiation training is designed for coaches who work with new/entry level climbers being introduced to climbing for the first time, at the Active Strat, FUNdamentals, and Active for Life stages of the LTD. The role of the coach is to ensure a fun and safe environment and to teach the development of fundamental climbing skills. This 1-day workshop that takes place in a climbing gym will provide coaches with the following outcomes:

  • Identify their role as a community coach
  • Express your coaching philosophy
  • Provide a safe, appropriate, inclusive and positive learning environment for all participants
  • Coach games and activities in a way that is suitable and inclusive for all participants
  • Teach the basic skills of climbing

NCCP Community Initiation – Learning Facilitators:

Alison Stewart-Patterson (BC)
Andrei Mandzuk (BC)
Chris Neve (AB)
Dung NGuyen (QC)
Frédéric Desgranges (QC)
Gillian Crook (MB)
Heather Reynolds (NS)
Jamie Galloway (AB)
Jessalyn Heppner (MB)
Julien Gomez (QC)
Michael Crichton-Struthers (ON)
Nicolas Janelle (QC)
Olivier Dorion-Thériault (QC)
Olivier Roy-Tremblay (QC)
Owen Westmore (MB)
Rodney Fajardo (ON)
Sarah Spurrell (NL)
Shawn Fairweather (NB)



The CEC Competition – Introduction training is designed for coaches who will work with competitive climbers, moving from the FUNdamentals to the Learn to Train and Train to Train stages of long-term development. During this 2-day workshop that takes place in a climbing gym, coaches will learn how to:

  • Identify their role as a competition coach
  • Understand the principles of Teaching and Learning
  • Take different approaches to teaching skills
  • Make interventions that promote learning
  • Identify the basic rules of Climbing
  • Coach the basic skills of Climbing
  • Detect and Correct performance errors in Climbing
  • Plan and modify an activity

NCCP Competition Introduction – Learning Facilitators:

Aidan Doyle (QC)
Chris Neve (AB)
Christy Spurrell (BC)
David Arrigo (NS)
Giovanni Vizcardo (QC)
Heather Reynolds (NS)
Matt Chapman (ON)
Michelle Linhart (BC)
Natalie Scholten (NB)
Nathan Lo (MB)
Nicolas Janelle (QC)
Olivier Dorion-Thériault (QC)
Olivier Roy-Tremblay (QC)
Owen Westmore (MB)
Sarah Spurrell (NL)
Shawn Fairweather (NB)
Thomasina Pidgeon (BC)
Yves Gravelle (QC)

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