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

In Person Course

Attend 100% of the two day Development 1 clinic. Upon completion all coaches will be considered “Trained”.

Click here to view the available Development 1 Clinics in Alberta.


Complete the coach workbook that is distributed at the clinic. Once completed please submit workbook to:

Attn: Paige Krelow-Weinberger
Hockey Alberta
100 College Blvd Box 5005, Rm 2606
Red Deer, AB T4N 5H5

 Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation

This is free for you to take through the Coaching Association of Canada The Locker and is a requirement of the Development 1 Certification process. Please click here to access the login page for The Locker.


 Field Evaluation

Once your post task has been approved as satisfactory, you will receive a letter outlining eligibility to complete a Field Evaluation which consist of the development of an Emergency Action Plan and 1 practice observation.

Upon the completion of all 4 steps at the Development 1 level, coaches will move from Trained to Certified status.