The goal of NCACE is to maximize the availability of qualified coaches for all sport programs. We believe this occurs when programs provide curricular content aligned with best practices in coaching. While NCACE has a rigorous review process that provides the highest quality, empirically-based guidance for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of coach education and coach development programs, they recognize that programs may not have the resources to commit to a fully accredited program or may want to start with developing quality curricular content to deliver to coaches. The recognition program provides programs the opportunity to do this.
In the recognition program the focus is on complying with 5 Guidelines:
Clear Mission and Goals
Clear and Inclusive Entry Qualifications
Qualified Administrative Leader
Qualified Instructional Staff or Course Developers
Curricular Content: Coach education provider delivers curricular content that is aligned with SHAPE America's National Standards for Sport Coaches based on course objectives, learning experiences, and assessments
I know my program does not meet all of the National Standards. Can I still seek Recognition Status?
How will my program be evaluated to determine Recognition Status?
A review panel of coach education experts who have been trained in the NCACE Recognition process will review your folio against the 5 Accreditation Guidelines. Further information regarding the review process and criteria will be provided during the training process.
How can I get Recognition Status for my program?
Complete this application and submit it to receive more information about recognition process and be enrolled in the training programs.
What programs currently have Recognition Status?
The Recognition program was approved in 2020 and the first set of programs will be reviewed in 2021. Therefore, no programs are currently recognized.