Provincial Team Coaches

Applications for Provincial Team coaches for 2024 are open. Please review the Provincial Team Coach Description before applying. To submit your application, please visit the Coach Application page.

PTP Coach Selection Process

  • Feb 5 - Coach applications open 
  • Feb 23 at 5:00 pm - Coach applications close 
  • Feb 23 - March 5 - Applications review by the selection committee
  • March 6 - 13* - Coaching candidates are selected for interviews
  • March 13 - March 18* - Provincial Team Program coaches are selected and announced

*Note: Dates could change as required to accommodate scheduling.

PTP Coach Selection Committee 

  • Emma Duinker (Basketball Nova Scotia Manager of Sport and Technical Programs)
  • Lori Lancaster (Basketball Nova Scotia Executive Director)
  • Thane Smith
  • Justine Colley-Leger

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For the 2024 season, all coaches can be "in-training". Starting in the 2025 season, coaches must follow the progression in the table. (This applies to consecutive and non-consecutive appearances at nationals as a coach).

  • Year 1 - In Training (have taken at least 1 sport-specific module and at least 1 multi-sport module)
  • Year 2 - Trained (all sport specific modules + 7 multisport modules)
  • Year 3 - Certified

Learn more about getting certified!

The NCCP Train to Compete course is comprised of:

  • 3 basketball specific modules (Teaching basketball skills (15-17 hours), Strategies and Tactics (15-17 hours), Planning (12-14 hours)). These are led by Canada Basketball and can be found under the "workshops" tab in your Gameplan account.
  • 6 multi-sport workshops (Coaching and leading effectively, Managing conflict + Online evaluation, Leading drug-free sport, Developing athletic abilities, Prevention recovery, Psychology of performance). These are led virtually by Coach NS and can be found by clicking here.
  • 3 evaluations (Portfolio, Practice observation, Game observation).

Want to begin your National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Train to Compete Certification? Follow these steps:

1. Ensure you have 2 accounts:

a. The Locker - This is where you can get an NCCP number which you need to register and participate in any NCCP courses. Click here to create an account.

b. Gameplan - This is a platform through Canada Basketball where all of your basketball specific certifications can be tracked and managed. Click here to create an account.

2. Register for the multi-sport modules through Coach NS.

3. Find an upcoming course run through Canada Basketball (on Gameplan under "workshops") and register.

4. If you've taken the courses and need a portfolio and/or practice/game evaluation, this can be done through your Gameplan account. Follow this link to learn how to complete an evaluation.


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