NCCP Provincial Coach Update October 2020

Thank you for your patience as we continue to revise the Provincial Coach pathway. This update will provide the following information:

  • Phase out date of workbooks and certification portfolios
  • Outline the new Provincial Coach Pathway
  • Equivalency plan for coaches who are partially through the Provincial Coach pathway
  • Transitional plan for coaches who are partially through the Provincial Coach pathway

Phase Out Date – December 31, 2020

Workbooks: Coaches who have completed Provincial Coach courses and have not yet submitted the corresponding workbook may do so until December 31, 2020 to earn credit for the course in the Locker. Coaches must submit their workbook on the Skate Canada e-Learning site through the following links below:

When compiling the workbook for submission, where possible, adjust outdated information with current content (i.e. old test system questions to new STAR 6-Gold equivalent or adjust SOV activities to current values). If the workbook has already been completed with old content/information, answers do not need to be adjusted. 

Once a workbook has been submitted, coaches will be connected to a coach evaluator to review submission when:  

  • Coach is confirmed as registered and in good standing  
  • Their section confirms that the respective course was attended  

Please note: 

  • The evaluation fee is $37 per workbook that will be paid upon entry of the associated eLearning platform. 
  • Course completion for Provincial Coach courses is tracked in the CAC Locker when a coach attends the in-person course and submits the corresponding workbook.  
  • Upon review of the workbook, the coach evaluator will set up a call with the coach to discuss prior to the achievement being entered into the Locker.  
  • A Provincial Coach In-Training status is associated with the completion of:  
    • Sport Science course and workbook
    • Stroking and Skating Skills course and workbook
  • A Provincial Coach Trained status is associated with the completion of:
    • Requirements for In-Training
    • As well as all discipline courses and workbooks.

Portfolios: Coaches who have a Provincial Coach Trained status in the Locker are eligible to submit a Provincial Coach portfolio up until December 31, 2020. After this date, coaches will be required to complete the new Provincial Coach Portfolio. Coaches must submit their workbook through the eLearning site through the link below. Coaches must also be registered and in good standing to proceed with certification.  

Please note:  

  • The evaluation fee is $78 and will be paid upon entry of the eLearning platform. 
  • Upon review of the portfolio, the coach evaluator will set up a call with each coach to discuss their submission. If a resubmission is required, resubmissions will only be accepted up until March 31, 2021.

New Provincial Coach Pathway 

The following outlines the new requirements for the Provincial Coach Pathway.  

Provincial Coach In-Training – Completion of the following:  

  • Provincial Coach Pre-Course
  • Two separate discipline courses of choice (Singles, Pairs, Ice Dance, Synchro). These courses are facilitated virtually 
  • In-person Foundational Skating and Performance (1-day course, subject to change)

Provincial Coach Trained – Completion of the following Multi-sport modules (subject to change): 

  • Make Ethical Decisions
  • Plan a Practice
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Design a Basic Sport Program
  • Basic Mental Skills
  • Advanced Practice Planning
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Prevention and Recovery
  • Performance Planning (tentative)
  • Developing Athletic Abilities

All courses above are available now through the PTCRs and may have already been completed during the CanSkate, CanPowerSkate or Regional Coach Pathways. 

Provincial Coach Certified – Completion of the evaluation portfolio:  

  • Coaching philosophy
  • Coaching goals
  • Skater or Team’s yearly plan
  • Two technical lessons
  • Training session observation
  • Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation

Equivalency Chart  

The following chart outlines the Provincial Coach status/achievements in the Locker and what they equate to in the new pathway.

Achievements in the Locker Equivalency in new pathway 
Sport Science AND Stroking and Skating Skills courses and workbooksIn-person Foundational Skating and Performance course
Singles course and workbookSingles Discipline Course
Ice Dance course and workbookIce Dance Discipline Course
Pairs course and workbookPairs Discipline Course
Synchro course and workbookSynchro Discipline Course
Multi-sport modulesNo equivalency
Provincial Coach Trained statusProvincial Coach Trained status
Provincial Coach Certified statusProvincial Coach Certified status

Transition Information 

The following information outlines the Provincial Coach achievements in the Locker and what is required as next steps in the new pathway requirements. As we transition to a new Provincial Coach pathway, next steps may not always be evident in the Locker directly. If your Provincial Coach achievements do not align with the achievements outlined below, please reach out to Monica Lockie ([email protected]) for clarification.

Current achievements in the Locker: Only Sport Science OR Stroking and Skating Skills course

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements:

  • Foundational Skating and Performance course: Required
  • Discipline courses: Required
  • Multi-sport modules: Required
  • Evaluation Portfolio: Required

Current achievements in the Locker: One Provincial Coach discipline* course

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements:

  • Foundational Skating and Performance course: Required
  • Discipline courses: One required
  • Multi-sport modules: Required
  • Evaluation Portfolio: Required

Current achievements in the Locker: Two or more Provincial Coach discipline* courses

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements: 

  • Foundational Skating and Performance course: Required
  • Discipline courses: Accredited
  • Multi-sport modules: Required
  • Evaluation Portfolio: Required

Current achievements in the Locker: Provincial Coach In-Training

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements: 

  • Foundational Skating and Performance course: Accredited
  • Discipline courses: Two required
  • Multi-sport modules: Required
  • Evaluation Portfolio: Required

Current achievements in the Locker: Provincial Coach In-Training AND one discipline* course

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements:

  • Foundational Skating and Performance course: Accredited
  • Discipline courses: One required
  • Multi-sport modules: Required
  • Evaluation Portfolio: Required

Current achievements in the Locker: Provincial Coach In-Training AND one discipline* course

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements:

  • Foundational Skating and Performance course: Accredited
  • Discipline courses: One required
  • Multi-sport modules: Required
  • Evaluation Portfolio: Required

Current achievements in the Locker: Provincial Coach In-Training AND two or more discipline* courses

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements:

  • Foundational Skating and Performance course: Accredited 
  • Discipline courses: Accredited
  • Multi-sport modules: Required
  • Evaluation Portfolio: Required

Current achievements in the Locker: Provincial Coach Trained

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements: 

  • Foundational Skating and Performance course: Accredited
  • Discipline courses: Accredited
  • Multi-sport modules: Completed
  • Evaluation Portfolio: Required

Current achievements in the LockerProvincial Coach Certified 

New Provincial Coach Pathway Requirements: 

  • Nothing required, status grandfathered 

*Discipline course is considered Singles, Ice Dance, Pairs, or Synchro

Thank you for your patience as we make the necessary updates to this NCCP context. If you have any further questions about the information presented in this communication or the Provincial Coach Pathway, please reach out to Monica Lockie ([email protected]).