WHAT IS REQUIRED?
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) revamped the entire certification and coach training over the past decade to ensure that coaches are not just relying on the technical aspect of their sport. Proper coaching strategy varies based on a number of factors, but the most critical consideration is the age of the athletes.
For organized league play, athletes are grouped by age, taking into consideration their athletic abilities or physical literacy; their ability to comprehend what, why and how; and age-appropriate level of activities and competition. There is no doubt that you cannot coach or teach a 7 year old the same way you would a 17 year old!
The NCCP model (National Coaching Certification Program) has determined the “streams” which relate to the various levels and ages of athletes from a coaching perspective. The levels are referred to as STREAMS, and consist of Community Sport, Introduction to Competition and Competition Development.
The Respect in Sport Program assists coaches, referees, trainers and managers with identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport. The online course curriculum is divided into six modules, which only take 2.5 hours, and can be completed at the user’s own pace. Free for Manitoba Coaches.
Free one-hour course on understanding concussions, safety and ways to reduce the risk of injury. You must log into the Locker with your NCCP number to access the course.
This is a free 20 minute course. The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. It is one of three pillars of the Responsible Coaching Movement, along with background screening and ethics training.
After completing the Understanding the Rule of Two eLearning module, participants will:
- Have a solid understanding of the Rule of Two
- Improve their ability to assess and implement preventive measures
- Be aware of questions to ask to determine their sport organization’s policies
Safe Contact is designed for all coaches who coach tackle football. Techniques and drills to teach safe contact are highlighted, in addition to learning how to analyze and correct athletic performance. Upon completing this module coaches will be able to: (not required for Flag coaches at this time)
- Address Fear of Contact
- Teach Safe Tackling
- Teach Safe Blocking
- Teach Safe Contact for Ball Carriers
- Analyze Performance
- Safe Contact course generally consist of a one day (8 hour) workshop.
It is mandatory for coaching all ages of athletes who participate in tackle football. The goal of this module is to provide coaches with the tools required to create a safer environment for their athletes, while improving overall skill level
COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK
This should include a Criminal Record check, Child Abuse Registry and/or Vulnerable Sector check completed within the past three years– Coaches that have this requirement already through their employment or through another organization may complete an annual declaration form to confirm their background check is clear and less than 3 years old.
Contact your home program for instructions on obtaining your background check. For those with a current background check, please download the Annual Declaration, complete and provide to your home program. (Flag coaches must submit this form to Football Manitoba by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
CHOOSE YOUR COACHING PATH BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
ATHLETES 13 years and under
INTRO TO COMPETITION
ATHLETES 14-18 years