NCCP Training

Coaches who are looking to further develop their skills and/or gain certification are encouraged to pursue NCCP training opportunities put on by Sask Wrestling and Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL).

Wrestling Canada Lutte is in the midst of exciting changes to the NCCP training opportunities, including offering online sport-specific training and certification in the Introduction to Competition and Competition-Development streams. For more information about sport-specific Introduction to Competition Part A/Part B and Competition-Development training and/or evaluation, please fill out this ONLINE FORM.

Wrestling-Specific NCCP Training


This course is currently under review and may be offered in the future. Many of the Introduction to Competition modules cover similar materials.


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.


Competition – Development replaces the former NCCP Level III Certification. 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.

To attain Competition Development certification, there are 9 multi-sport modules and the wrestling-specific course, followed by an evaluation process. This certification will allow you to coach at all levels in Canada. For more information, please contact Wrestling Canada Lutte.

The following Multi-Sport Courses are now offered online. The full course calendar can be found on the Coaching Association of Saskatchewan CALENDAR:

  • Coaching and Leading Effectively
  • Managing Conflict
  • Leading Drug Free Sport
  • Prevention and Recovery
  • Psychology of Performance
  • Developing Athletic Abilities
  • Manage A Sport Program
  • Performance Planning
  • Advanced Practice Planning
  • Sport-Specific Training and Evaluation is currently being offered online, please fill out this online form to express your interest or contact for more information


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.

For all other NCCP information, please view the Wrestling Canada Lutte NCCP OPERATIONS MANUAL (click here) or contact Anthony Bhagwandin –