National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
Skate BC/Yukon coaches follow the guildlines of our Natioanl Organization, Skate Canada. 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 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.
For a better understanding of the Coaching Program and pathways available please click here.
Coaching Cards - Accreditation for Competitions
To attend any Regional or Sectional Competitions in the BC/YK Section, Coaches are required to wear a 2018/2019 Coach Tag. Coaches need to be In Good Standing with Skate Canada prior to applying for a Coach Card.
To complete the form, you will need the following:
- Coach Level
$5.00 - For Coaches who already have the Lanyard and Card Pouch from last year.
$10.00 - Includes a Lanyard and Pouch to wear around your neck.
Any Coaches requiring access to stand at the boards during a competition without this Coaching Card will be required to purchase a temporary competition pass for $25.00/ competition.
Safe Sport Incident Reporting
Safe Sport Incident Reporting: Please complete this Incident Report Form should an incident occur at your club, skating school, or at any Skate Canada related event. When multiple people are involved in a single incident, please complete and submit an incident report form for each inidivdal.
The incident report should be entered through the online portal but a printable version is available for reporting purposes.Safe Sport Incident Report Form
Memo for Primary STARSkate (Regional) Trained Coaches
Applies to Coaches who have taken the Primary STARSkate Course within this time frame:
September 1, 2015 - April 1, 2017.
As you may know, the Primary STARSkate Coaching program is changing to reflect a new pathway. Below is the phase out day for the old portfolios.
Memo from Skate Canada:
Please note that the Primary STARSkate Portfolio phase out date will be September 1, 2018. Coaches who do not complete the portfolio prior to this date will be responsible for completing new a new portfolio corresponding to the new pathway. A transition plan will be outlined prior to this date.
Memo for ISPC Trained Coaches
To reflect LTAD alignment, the Intermediate STARSkate pathway will be removed from the Provincial Coach (formerly ISPC) Pathway. This means that the Free Skate and Ice Dance portfolios at the STARSkate level will be phased-out. The sunset date for this portfolio will be December 31, 2017. After this date the Provincial Coach Portfolio will only be accepted with pre-novice skaters. Completing Provincial Coach portfolios with senior bronze/junior silver and juvenile skaters will no longer be accepted after this date.