Skate Oakville carefully selects coaches who represent our mission of nurturing a culture that supports skating in a fun and friendly environment and that challenges everyone to perform at their very best. They are also all certified through Canada’s governing body of skating and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) so you can be assured you are getting high quality coaching.
When choosing a coach there are several things to consider; cost, availability and qualifications. Please explore details below and feel free to make further inquiries to assure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
All coaches are required to be registered with Skate Canada, the governing body of skating in Canada. This insures they are qualified as coaches, have current first aid and are insured. The standard qualification levels are mandated by the Coaches Association of Canada and are based on the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Coaches are designated through certification as CanSkate coaches or NCCP Levels (1,2,3,4,5). As a point of reference you need to be Level 4 to coach at an Olympic games. Coaches are also required to participate in the Coaches Education Program (CEP). In this program they are rewarded points for participating in various types of activities such as Leadership, Continuous Education, Seminars, Conventions, workshops, planning, etc. Every two years the Coaches are rated Gold, Silver or Bronze based on the points they have accumulated.
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