Football New Brunswick 

National Coaching Certification Program (N.C.C.P.)

See Coaches Corner Bulletin Board for List of Upcoming NCCP Clinics

The New Brunswick Centre for Coaching Education


Why is it important that we encourage sport participation, sport training and education of our coaches? What benefits can effective sport programs, led by competent coaches, provide? A study conducted by the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute provided the following conclusions:

1. By focusing on citizen development, trained coaches can instill values, habits and skills to help Canadians reach their full potential.
2. Trained coaches ensure a balanced approach to developing muscular strength, muscular endurance, aerobic capacity and physical skills.
3. Trained coaches match the training regime to the individual's current abilities.
4. Trained coaches put winning and losing in context and educate parents on how their reactions to their child's abilities affect feelings of self-worth.
5. Trained coaches develop skills and reinforce behaviours using a positive approach that focuses on strengths rather than weaknesses. 
6. Trained coaches increase feelings of physical competency.
7. Trained coaches teach motor skills through sport, which may help children learn cognitive skills more easily.
8. Trained coaches teach people to interact with others and cooperate to achieve a common goal.
9. Trained coaches provide a positive role model.
10. Trained coaches teach life skills and foster personal development through constructive sport experiences.