Development Stream

Development 1 Policy

All Head Coaches, that coach teams in U13 or above teams at competitive levels, as determined by the Branch, must be Development 1 “Certified” (other than those requiring High Performance 1). 

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Development 1

The NCCP Development 1 course is a two day clinic where coaches attend 13 hours of classroom and 3 hours of on-ice instruction and/or observation. The Development 1 course will provide a foundation for coaches coaching in the competitive streams in the following areas:

  • Drill Progressions and regressions
  • Skills analysis
  • Seasonal planning
  • Linking individual skills and tactics
  • Team building and team tactics
  • Goaltending

Upon successful attendance and completion of all pre-clinic and in-clinic tasks, the coach participant is deemed to hold Development 1 ‘Trained’ status.The requirements to become Development 1 ‘Certified’ are successful completion of the following tasks:

  • MED Competition Introduction - Online evaluation
  • Written Assignment – NCCP Development 1 Coach Evaluation Criteria (D1 POST-TASK WORKBOOK), including the Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Field Evaluation – Practice

All D1 Clinics and Field Evaluations are completed through the Member.


Please check with your Member or refer to their Certification Requirements chart to see what coaching clinic is right for you.