Applying for a training course:



The new National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) courses:


  • Fundamentals

The Community Profile - Fundamentals, is for coaches who work with young people aged 6 to 10. The goal is to learn fundamental motor skills through basketball in a welcoming and positive environment.


  • Learn to Train

Learn to Train replaces the NCCP Level 1 Technical and Theory courses. This course is the first level to be completed in the NCCP program. Learn the basic skills of basketball while continuing to focus on fundamental motor skills in a fun and welcoming environment.



  • Practicing to practice

Training to Train is the third stage of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model for basketball. This stage is for coaches who have been certified as Learning to Train and wish to continue their NCCP training process in order to coach at higher levels. Introduce basic basketball techniques and strategies from a more sutrctured approach to coaching.

Coaches must have a minimum of one year of experience as a Head Coach or two years as an Assistant Coach from the date of the Introduction to Competition certification.



  • Traini to compete

Train to Compete, currently NCCP Level 3, will be the fourth stage of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model for basketball, currently NCCP Level 3, primarily for coaches of higher level athletes who have completed Learning to Train and Training to Train. Introduce athletes to all aspects of the game and begin to refine all technical and strategic components.

Must have a minimum of two years experience as a Head Coach or four years as an Assistant Coach from the date of Level 2 certification.



  • NCCP Objectives

This program is designed to enhance the sport experience for coaches working with developing athletes in schools, clubs, or community sport programs.

As part of the various training activities offered by the NCCP, coaches must meet specific requirements at each level of certification. Coaches must complete a pre-approved course or program of study and undergo an evaluation of the quality of their coaching interventions and programs.

Afterwards, coaches are recognized (certified) and receive a certificate (passport) that indicates their success at a given level.

The Quebec Basketball Federation is mandated to deliver the technical component of the Introduction to Competition, Level 2 and Level 3 of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

All NCCP technical courses are taught by course holders trained by the Quebec Basketball Federation.

In order to meet the requirements of the F.B.B.Q. safety regulations, to coach a basketball team in Quebec, a coach must have completed an Introduction to Competition course.



  • Continuing education

As part of the Coach Maintenance of Certification Program, please see the explanatory document below. The coach's file is available in The Locker on

Continuing Education Explanatory Document


  • Former NCCP courses

Basketball Quebec offered 3 levels of courses (level 1, 2 and 3 technical) to help coaches in their development.


  • NCCP level 1 technical
    This course no longer exists since September 1, 2009 and is now replaced by the Introduction to Competition Profile (Learn to Train Stage).


  • NCCP Level 2 Technical
    This level is for coaches of 13-16 year old athletes and is now replaced by the Advanced Competition Introduction Profile (Training to Train Stage).


  • NCCP Level 3 Technical
    NCCP Level 3 is primarily for coaches of athletes 16 years of age and older (cadet AAA or higher). It is now replaced by the Competition Development Profile (Training to Compete Stage).





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