Coaching Principles

Coaching Principles

VCDM believes in Unity in the Essentials and Diversity in the Non-Essentials. Listed below are some essential coaching principles compiled from our National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Coaches are encouraged to apply these essential principles to their craft, and experiment with the non-essentials to encourage debate and growth within the art and science of coaching. To sign up for coaching courses please contact your local Provincial or Territorial Association. Happy coaching!



  • We learn best through moving pictures. Demonstrate or use video as often as necessary. Show the athletes how to do it over and over and over…

Speed first accuracy second

  • Coaches need to emphasize proper technique that allows athletes to generate power and speed and be patient with athletes as they develop control.