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Softball NB NCCP Coaching Courses

Bobby Despres
Master Learning Facilitator (In Training)
18 Freedom Street, Killarney Road NB, E3G 0Y1
Tel: (506) 440-8163
Email: coach@softballnb.ca

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has workshops for all types of coaches – whether you’re thinking about coaching your child’s community team or you’re already the head coach of a national team. Watch the video below and discover how NCCP gives you the tools to succeed, both in coaching and in life.

Coaching Streams

Community Stream

Learn to Coach

For parents of participants or volunteer coaches, this 6-hour workshop focuses on softball essentials, placing emphasis on safety, fun, ethics, teamwork, and values beyond the game. It will enable participants to teach basic skills to beginners of all ages through a variety of activities.


Ongoing Participation

This 12-to15-hour weekend workshop will show coaches how to help participants continue their love of the sport and learn more sport specific skills. Participants will leave the course with a coaching toolbox filled with drills, skills, and positions.

Competition Introduction

Competition Introduction (2 Weekends)

Softball Canada’s Competition Introduction Clinic is comprised of two weekends of training. Weekend #1 sets the stage by teaching you the “what” of coaching softball, while weekend #2 teaches you the “how”.


How to Coach:

Working to improve long-term athlete performance, a coach that takes this two-day workshop will learn to prepare their athletes (youth ages 10 + or adults) for provincial, national, or international competitions. In this 14-to 16-hour course, the role of the coach will be covered, and participants will deepen their knowledge of planning and positions while learning technical softball skills and drills.


What to Coach:

Generally taken as a complement to the “How to Coach” workshop, this two-day technical course oversees offensive softball strategies, the detection and analysis of performance, and ethics and helps coaches build their coaching portfolio.


Where does this allow me to coach?
Becoming a Certified “Competition Introduction Coach” Allows you to coach at National Championships, Eastern Canadian Championships, and Provincial Championships.

Competition Development

Softball Canada’s Competition Development Clinic is comprised of two weekends of softball specific training. A coaches primary role in this context is to refine fundamental softball skills and basic tactics, develop advanced softball skills and tactics, and develop all-around athletic abilities.


Where does this allow me to coach?
Becoming a Certified “Competition Development Coach” Allows you to coach at International Competitions, Canada Summer Games, National Championships, Eastern Canadian Championships, and Provincial Championships.

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