Coach Education

Mandatory National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Standards

Beginning in the 2025-26 season, there will be mandatory minimum standards for all levels of field hockey coaches in BC. To see a full breakdown of the mandatory standards, please check out the Field Hockey Canada Coach Standards Document.

Systemic National Coach Pathway Support

In the lead up to the implementation of minimum the mandatory standards, Field Hockey BC is delighted to announce an investment initiative to include subsidies for formal NCCP Coach Education. To take advantage of these subsidies, members need to be currently registered with Field Hockey BC for the 2023-24 season. The see the complete list of initiatives supported by FHBC, please check out our Systemic National Coach and Official Certification Pathways Support page.

Coach Education

Field Hockey BC (FHBC) is committed to helping our coaches continually expand their existing knowledge and experience.  For Coaches wishing to invest in their coaching professional development and attain formal certification as a coach, Field Hockey BC and Field Hockey Canada offer the Coaching Association of Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).  These coaching courses are accredited by the NCCP and upon completion of a course, coaches are submitted into the Coaching Association of Canada’s central database which FHBC administrate for field hockey coaches in BC. Please check out our NCCP Pathway page for more information about the program.

In addition to formal NCCP Coach Education opportunities, we also offer ongoing, informal educational opportunities, mentorship and professional development support for all coaches working within our Regional and Provincial programs. For coaches wishing to working within the system and support the best BC athletes, please check out our Coaching Opportunities page.

If you are looking to take a coaching course that is not currently available, please indicate your interest by making a course request via the below link:

Make a Course Request

For questions about your coach education, including where to find a course, please contact