Anyone on the bench (including people opening and closing doors) must be a ‘certified coach‘ or a certified ‘trainer‘.
There are 3 levels of certification for each coaching level:
|AGE GROUP||COACH CERTIFICATION|
|U7||Community Initiation - Trained|
|U9||Community Initiation - Trained|
|Rec / House League||Community Development - Trained|
|U11||Community Development - Trained|
|U13||Community Development - Trained|
|U15||Competitive Introduction - Trained|
|U17||Competitive Introduction - Trained|
|Junior||Competitive Introduction - Trained|
- Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be held to the same standard at ALL levels
- If you completed a course last year at the Competitive Introduction level, THEN YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR COACH WORKBOOK THROUGH YOUR ONLINE COACHING ACCOUNT BY MARCH 31, OR YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE COURSE AGAIN. Due to the volume of workbooks that are submitted each year, it is advisable to complete and submit your online workbook by September 1st of the year you took the clinic to allow enough time for marking before the next season.
- There are three levels of Certification for all courses:
- In Training - means you have completed preclinic and/ or clinic and awaiting attendance to be marked
- Trained - means you have completed the workbook online ( if applicable) following the clinic and it has been reviewed and approved; for Community Initiation and effective 2015 for Community Development, you will receive trained status after completion of the appropriate clinic and attendance is marked.
- Certified - means that in addition to completing the workbook, you have had an ‘in person‘ assessment by a Master Facilitator, and have completed the ‘Making Ethical Decisions‘ online test through the Coaching Association of Canada.( Competitive Introduction level only )
- A first year coach may be ‘In Training‘ (this means you have taken the clinic and are awaiting attendance to be marked ).
- if you are a first year coach at the U7/U9 levels, you need to complete the Community Development.
- if you are a first year coach at the U11/U13 levels, you need to complete the Community Development clinic
- if you are a new coach at the U15/U17 levels you must complete the Community Development clinic/level first before you take the Competitive Introduction level; however, you cannot take both these levels in the same year, so you would have to start by taking the Community Development clinic;
- A second year (and beyond) coach must be ‘Trained‘ status (this means you took the clinic with attendance marked, and completed any applicable workbook online and it has been successfully corrected)
- In order to coach a TEAM ALBERTA team, a coach must be ‘Certified‘ which means that a Master Learning Facilitator has completed an ‘in person‘ review and assessment of the coach and they have passed this successfully.
Trainer Certification Levels:
Trainers must be certified with a recognized ‘First Aid Course‘ (ie: St John‘s Ambulance) or can be a registered nurse or doctor.