Coaches (Brantford Community Hockey League)


2021-2022 ALLIANCE Hockey Requirements for Team Officials

Refer to the ALLIANCE Hockey Online Manual of Operations for all Team Official requirements (including Trainer).

The Documents below provide an overview of the NCCP program as well as requirements for coaches and team officials:

Additional Notes

  • Hockey Canada has not yet updated the HCR or eHockey profiles to show coaches with ‘Certified’ status. All coaches are currently showing as ‘Trained’. They are finalizing the transfer of status between the ‘The Locker’ (CAC) and the HCR
  • All coaching qualifications are essentially getting a new start-date to their qualifications, coaches should not be under any pressure to get their qualifications renewed.
  • Development 2 is not considered a ‘certification’ by Hockey Canada or the CAC. These coaches will show as D1 ‘Certified’. 


NCCP for Hockey – Coach Education Programs 
Hockey Canada’s National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) is a competency-based program. The program enables coaches to build their coaching tools and knowledge of the game, so they can work effectively with their players.

Coaches enter into a ‘stream’ of coaching by taking part in clinics that are relative to the athletes that they are working with.  Below are suggested entries for Coaches. 

Community Coach Stream:

COACH 1 - Intro Coach
• working with entry level players

COACH 2 - Coach Level
• working with community and recreational teams, i.e. Novice, Atom

Competition Introduction Stream:
Development 1
• working with provincial and regional teams, i.e. Peewee rep

Competition Development Stream:
High Performance 1
• working with national and international teams, i.e. Bantam AAA, Midget AAA, University

Within the Hockey Canada structure the Community Coach Stream and Competition Introduction Stream are delivered at the provincial level, i.e. ALLIANCE Hockey.  Competition Development Streams are delivered by Branches in conjunction with Hockey Canada and/or through Hockey Canada.

The following three charts detail the three main streams of hockey that athletes move through in their development. The new NCCP model attempts to mirror this athlete model with the coaching development model to ensure that coaches are being educated with the necessary tools to meet the athlete’s needs.

Available Links for the requirements listed above:

Full List of ALLIANCE Hockey Clinics
Hockey University: Coach 1/2
Hockey University: Planning a Safe Return to Hockey
Hockey Canada Network App: Clinic Training Module
Respect in Sport - Activity Leader
Gender Identity & Expression Course
Rowan’s Law Resource Review & Acknowledgement
HTCP Trainers Level 1