Information for Coaches

Online Resources

Link for coaches courses:

Lots of coaching resources from Ringette BC:

Great coaching resources from Ringette Alberta, including videos:

Coaching information from Ringette Canada:

Quick link to look up coaching qualification using NCCP# and surname:

Link to game score reporting through Team Snap:

Junior Coaches

The Junior Coach role is available to young players who wish to be involved in coaching a team and start their leadership experience. The purpose of the Junior Coach role is to provide valuable mentoring and exposure to quality coaching for young athletes. Once the coach has turned 18, they are expected to complete the full Community Sport or Competition Introduction Stream.

To qualify to be a junior coach, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 14 years of age –  a coach may join a team mid-season as a Junior Coach once they turn 14.
  • Maximum of 17 years of age by September 1st of the current ringette season
  • A current ringette player (or taking one year off due to injury, etc.)
  • Registered on the team roster in the Junior Coach role

Junior Coaches need to complete the Coach Initiation eModule:

Junior coaches (18 and under) must wear a helmet when on the bench for insurance reasons.

Coach Initiation eModule - National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

 The first step for any new coaches is to complete the Coach Initiation in Sport. Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce coaches to the foundational skills, such as: long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. The Coach Initiation in Sport module also introduces coaches to the NCCP, a valuable tool for preparing a coach’s first in-person NCCP workshop. The module remains an excellent informational resource for coaches which they can revisit at any time after successful completion of the module. The course takes about 1 hour to complete and the cost ($15) will be reimbursed by NWVRA.

Coach Initiation in Sport is a valuable resource for:

  • Parents new to coaching
  • New coaches
  • Experienced coaches new to the NCCP
  • Athletes transitioning to coaching
  • Experienced NCCP coaches who need professional development, or a refresh on the fundamental principles of the NCCP
  • Sport administrators who work with the NCCP and coach development

On Ice Assistants

On Ice Assistants are parents or volunteers who wish to assist with practices and testing days.

Criteria are:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Assist teams registered in U19 or younger
  • Only help during practices and player evaluations; not certified to be on the bench for games; league or exhibition, tournaments, etc
  • Follow the same screening process as set by the local association (i.e. have Criminal Record Check every 2 years)
  • Be registered on the Team Roster as an On Ice Assistant
  • Must complete the Coach Initiation eModule

Note: The Coach Initiation eModule does not expire and will not need renewal. To find out which statuses require renewal and Professional Development (PD) points, check the NCCP page.