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Coach Training

Wrestling Specific Training

With regards to the NCCP, the Provincial/Territorial wrestling organizations are primarily responsible for ensuring access to training and evaluation for coaches within their province/territory. This may be achieved by organizing activities within their province/territory or by assisting coaches to travel to other provinces/territories for the required training and evaluation opportunities.

In order to better serve the coaches in our community, Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) invites all coaches who are interested in following its National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) pathways to use these online forms to let us know what kind of training they need.

Competition Introduction Part A workshop request

Competition Introduction Part B workshop request

Competition Introduction Evaluation request

Competition Development Evaluation Request

Competition Development Workshop Request

This will help us understand what the demand for coach training is nation-wide and allow us to work with our partners more effectively to meet it.

Wrestling specific NCCP workshops include:

Community Sport Coach

Kids Wrestling (Community Sport): If you want to teach basic wrestling skills to ‘grass root’ participants (ages 14 and under), this 1.5 day interactive workshop is for you. Developed for elementary and high school teachers, parents, or volunteers, as well as for municipal recreation program officers, this LTAD based workshop will enable you to coach wrestling basics in a fun and safe environment.

Kids Wrestling (Community Sport)
Module / Course Offered By Status Achieved on Completion
Community Sport Initiation – Kids Wrestling Provincial Wrestling Association Trained
Competition Introduction

Competition-Introduction Part 1: This 16-hour interactive course is all about teaching athletes the basic skills of the sport for low-level competitions. It is an introduction to effective coaching, planning practices, and ethical decision making, and has 6 hours of integrated content from the Wrestling CanCoach Level 1 technical component.


Competition-Introduction Part 2: Complementary to Part 1, this 20-hour high-performance based course is targeted towards coaches in the secondary education system and/or a competition-based club development program. Topics such as designing sport programs, basic mental skills, and teaching skills will be covered, integrating 7 hours of content from the Wrestling CanCoach Level 2 technical component.


Module / Course Offered By Status Achieved on Completion
Competition-Introduction Part A Provincial Wrestling Association In Training
Competition-Introduction Part B Provincial Wrestling Association In Training
Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Competition-Introduction training Coaching Association of Canada In Training
a) Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Competition-Introduction on-line evaluation Coaching Association of Canada Trained
b) Completion of a portfolio & wrestling-specific evaluation Provincial Wrestling Association Certified
Maintenance of Certification
Certified coaches must complete Professional Development in order to maintain their certification TBD

This program is for coaches who are working in the post-secondary education system and/or involved with a nationally focused competitive club program. Coaches in this context will be working with athletes competing at the national level in Junior and Senior categories. It is targeted to coaches working with athletes competing at events like the Canada Games, CIS Championships, Canadian Championships and athletes on the Junior National Team.

Advanced Coaching Diploma

The Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) is the pinnacle of a coaches’ education in the National Coaching Certification Program. ACD coaches are recognized as being among the most qualified coaches and leaders of athletes and sport programs provincially, nationally and internationally.

Please visit the Advanced Coaching Diploma page for more information.

Multi-Sport Training

Multi-sport coaching modules have been integrated into wrestling’s Community Sport and Competition-Introduction modules as described above.

Multi-sport coaching modules are required for the completion of wrestling’s Competition-Development training. Coaches are required to take these modules separately through the network of Provincial and Territorial Coaching Representatives.

Find an NCCP multi-sport workshop

All of these multi-sport modules can help you reach higher as a coach, and can also be counted towards Maintenance of Certification.

Maintenance of Certification

In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that coaches already participate in, including: national and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops, eLearning modules, NCCP workshops, coach mentorship programs, and active coaching. In most cases coaches are already earning their required PD points — Maintenance of Certification Status is simply the introduction of tracking these points and recognizing coaches for their efforts.

Please visit the Maintenance of Certification page for more information.