Welcome to the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education

Welcome to NCACE

The National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 by American sport and coaching education leaders across the country.
NCACE works to provide quality sport coaching through the review and professional accreditation of coach education programs, and by encouraging continuous improvement of coaching education in the United States. NCACE endorses comprehensive standards for sport practitioners, including: volunteer, interscholastic, collegiate, and elite coaches.
Through accreditation, NCACE provides leadership and guidance to coaching education providers, sport administrators, and the public regarding the knowledge, values, and skills of effective coaches. To date, over 20 coaching education programs, including youth sport, high school and institutions of higher education, have been accredited by NCACE.

Why Accredit?

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Coaching Competence

NCACE promotes and facilitates coaching competence within all levels of amateur sport by overseeing and evaluating the quality of coaching education programs. In addition, NCACE endorses comprehensive standards for sport practitioners, including volunteer, interscholastic, collegiate, and elite coaches. The benefits provided to members through accreditation are many. Read more…

Value of Coaching Education?

Youth Sports Survey

Quality Coaching Education

NCACE recognizes that there is a unique body of knowledge vital to enabling sport coaches to effectively perform their many roles. Formal coaching education programs are a primary tool for transferring such information to new and developing coaches, while also ensuring that practicing coaches acquire and maintain the critical knowledge and skills standards set by their respective organization’s leadership. Read more…