Upcoming Events

October 17

Milton Youth Epee Cup, #1 (HBF)

October 17

Developmental Foil Circuit #1 (MYF)

October 17-18

Queen’s Open (QFC)

October 24-25

Referee Development Workshop (Ottawa)

October 24

Spooky Youth (WFC)

October 31 - November 1

RMCC Team Fencing Invitational (RMC)

November 14-15

Brock Fencing Open (NIA)

November 21

Newmarket Challenge (NEW)

November 27-29

CFF: Canada Cup for Veteran, University & Senior, National Championships for Junior, Cadet & U15
(Complexe Branchaud Brière, Gatineau, QC)

December 5-6

ApSimon Junior (OTT)

December 27-31

Winter High Performance Foil & Epee Camp (TFC)

January 30-31

Ottawa Shield (OTT)

May 21-23, 2016

CFF: Canada Cup for Junior, Cadet, U15 and National Championships for Veteran and Senior
(Centre Sportif Collège Edouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, QC)



The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program offered across Canada.  The NCCP is the recognised national standard for coach training and certification in Canada. As part of the program, all coaches are trained in ethical decision making and sport safety

Since 1997, the emphasis of the NCCP has been on developing competent coaches - an exciting step towards helping them to become more effective and have a more meaningful impact on an athlete’s experience.

In response to an extensive evaluation, the Coaching Association of Canada has adapted the NCCP to fit today’s coaching environment. The program has undergone a number of changes in recent years. In response to an extensive evaluation, there  has  been a shift in emphasis from “what a coach knows” to “what a coach can do”. This transformation to a competency/outcomes-based approach has been a key factor in the re-development of the program.

The NCCP Model

The new NCCP model is made up of three streams and a total of eight contexts, each with its own coaching requirements. Each sport is responsible for identifying how many of the eight contexts are relevant to their sport.

Training and Certification

A coach is described as:

In Training - when a coach has completed some of the required training for a context                            

Trained - when a coach has completed all required training for a context

Certified - when a coach has completed all evaluation requirements for a context

For complete information on the National Coaching Certification Program click here

NCCP and Ontario Fencing

For some frequently asked questions, and to see our Coaching Development Model, please see here

Fencing has been designated the following coaching contexts:

Community Stream  ( introduction to fencing)

1.  Community Instructor / Animateur       2. Community Ongoing Practice

Instructional Stream  (developing a strong technical base for new fencers)

1. Aide Moniteur

Competition Stream (deals with the needs of athletes as they progress through different levels of competition and development)

1. Competition Introduction

2. Competition Development

3. Competition High Performance

Of these contexts, only Aide Moniteur is fully developed. Animateur is in progress. In Ontario we offer a Community Instructor Certificate as a provincial level coaching certification. This will be replaced by the NCCP Animateur certification once it is released.