Skate Canada New Brunswick is home to nearly 60 professional coaches who are dedicated to delivering best-in-class learn-to-skate, power skating and figure skating programs to hundreds of skaters across the province.
Our coaches are teachers, mentors and role models committed to teaching individual development and life skills to help each skater realize his/her personal best – on and off the ice. All Skate Canada New Brunswick coaches are professionals who are trained and certified through Skate Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). All Skate Canada professional coaches must be registered coaching members in good standing.
National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
Launched in 1970, the NCCP is a partnership between the CAC, and more than 60 national sport organizations. The NCCP is Canada’s recognized coach training and certification program and serves a wide range of coaches – from those who introduce beginners to sport to those working with high performance athletes.
Skate Canada’s NCCP model is in direct alignment with its Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model which allows coaches to be trained and certified in a context that is specific to the level of athletes with whom they would like to work with.
To become certified, coaches must meet or exceed the expectations at the in-training, trained and certified statuses. To maintain an NCCP certified status, Skate Canada professional coaches are required to complete professional development (PD) activities and adhere to CAC’s Maintenance of Certification requirements.
In order to be in “in good-standing” and therefore eligible to coach in a Skate Canada club coaches must prove the following:
- Valid first aid certificate
- Valid background screening
- Completion of the “Respect in Sport” Activity Leader training
- Compliance with the “Maintenance of Certification” program which mandates and promotes on-going learning and development
- Compliance with the Skate Canada Code of Ethics
Responsible Coaching Movement
Skate Canada has taken the pledge!
The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a multi-phase system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sport organizations and coaches. The RCM is a call to action for organizations to implement realistic change based on their individual states of readiness.
Quick Links for Coaches:
- Skate Canada Coaches Site
- Skate Canada Incident Report Form
- SCNB Events
- Coach Accreditation Tags
- SCNB Professional Development (PD) Points Policy
- Planned program sheet
Creating Your Coaching Account:
New to the coaching world? Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get your NCCP# prior to your first coaching course.
- Go to www.coach.ca
- Click on the tab called The Locker
- Click on “Don’t have an account? Create one now!”
- Check the box “I agree”
- Check the box “I want to create a Locker account for access to my transcript, eLearning opportunities, to sign up for coaching events, and more!” – Fill in your info – Click Register
- Login to your email account and open the verification email that was sent to you
- Click on the “click here” at the very end of the email
- Create a password
- Click submit
- Click on the Icon “Profile”
- In the left hand corner of your screen under your name is your NCCP#
For more information, SCNB Coaches’ Representative email@example.com
NCCP Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org