The National Committee for Accreditation of coaching Education (NCACE) is a committee maintained by the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), a not-for-profit organization involved in supporting the professions of coaching, coaching education and coach development.  Under its auspices, the purpose of NCACE is to grant accreditation to educational programs that meet or exceed the requirements outlined in the NCACE Guidelines for Accreditation of Coaching Education.  Key to NCACE’s efforts are the National Standards for Sport Coaches.  Originally published in 1995 and updated in 2006 by the National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE), the Standards provide the basis in which NCACE evaluates the content of coaching education programs.

NCACE members represent segments of the amateur sports world and coaching education industry.  The Accreditation Chair of the USCCE supports the committee’s activities and oversees the accreditation and program review processes. NCACE accreditation efforts are undertaken by our dedicated volunteer program readers.  Training for our volunteers and coaching education programs applying for accreditation is provided at least twice a year. NCACE is always seeking volunteers to be program readers.

More information on the accreditation process is available here.

For more information, please contact the USCCE Accreditation Chair, Lori Gano-Overway by email at info@uscoachexcellence.org.