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Become a Skate Canada Professional Coach

Skate Canada trains and certifies their coaches under the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) standards set by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). All coaches must go through Skate Canada’s NCCP and hold an active status. Throughout coach training, coaches earn different NCCP statuses to further their coach qualifications. In this respect, a coach’s NCCP status reflects the level they are qualified to coach. Any coach instructing in Skate Canada clubs or schools must have an active NCCP status and be registered as a Skate Canada Professional Coach for the current membership season.

Anyone looking to take the first steps to become a Skate Canada Professional Coach should become familiar with the CanSkate Coach Training and Certification pathway, as well as the pre-requisites required to begin the NCCP process. For more information, please contact your Section Course Administrator.

The following reflects the minimum NCCP status needed to coach the respective Skate Canada program:

Coaching CanSkate (Learn-to-Skate)

Coaches must hold a minimum In-Training CanSkate Coach status to coach CanSkate in a Skate Canada club.

Coaching STARSkate (Learn-to-Train and higher)

Coaches must hold a minimum Trained Primary STARSkate Coach status to coach on figure skating (instruction or competitive stream) sessions in a Skate Canada club.

Coaching CanPowerSkate

Coaches must hold a Certified CanPowerSkate Coach status to coach CanPowerSkate in a Skate Canada club.