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Coaching Requirements

    It is now required that a Coach of Trampoline have Level 3 Trampoline Technical Level in order to coach Level 4 Athletes and higher. 

NCCP COACHING REQUIREMENTS (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014)

The following summarizes the Gymnastics Ontario requirements for coaches to participate in member club activities, including training sessions in gyms and attendance at all competitions.

Please note that these are the minimum requirements only; Gymnastics Ontario advocates that coaches should complete the appropriate NCCP programs and receive additional professional development through their club.

All member clubs must have an NCCP Certified Level 2 Coach on staff which has been a requirement for Gymnastics Ontario membership since 1998. All member clubs must also be sure that they are following the appropriate NCCP coaching guidelines as outlined here. Gymnastics Ontario also requires that all member clubs have a legal adult (age 18+) on site at all times. This adult must have completed the Risk Management program, parts A and B, and have their current first aid certificate.

Gymnastics Ontario also strongly recommends for good practice that all member clubs have a second adult (age 18+) on site at all times. This second adult does not have to have any NCCP, Risk Management or first aid certification. For instance: a parent or school teacher on site will fulfill this recommendation where the coach fulfills the requirements noted above.

For Example:  If the coach is appropriately certified, is 18 years or older, has completed the Risk Management program and a has a current first aid certificate then the second adult in the gym does not have to have any NCCP, Risk Management or first aid certification.

Please note that the Risk Management Program is made up of two parts; Part A – Risk Management and Part B – Respect in Sport.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Yuliana Korolyova, Education Coordinator at 416-426-7096 or via email at education@gymnasticsontario.ca

Important Notes

Trampoline – The following apparatus are classified under trampoline (above ground or in ground):

  • Trampoline
  • Double Mini Trampoline
  • Tumble Track (excludes rod tumbling floor)

Clubs utilizing tumble track who do not have coaches with the minimum Level 1 Trampoline or Foundations Trampoline technical training will have the 2013-2014 season as a grace period in which to get their coaches trained.

First Aid – In order to be certified in Trampoline under the old NCCP you MUST submit a copy of a current First Aid certificate with your practical hours.

Type of First Aid Course:

  • Level 1 – One day course, usually called Basic or Emergency
  • Level 2 – Two day course, must include adult and child CPR

Old (previous) NCCP Level 1 and current Level 2 and 3 Certification:

Certification consists of three parts:

  • Introduction to competition Part A and Part B have replaced old level 1 and level 2 Theory.  Part B consist of Designing a Sport Program, Teaching and Learning and Basic Mental Skills.  To register for Part A or Part B courses please contact 416 426-7086 or visit www.coachesontario.ca
  • Technical (Artistic, Trampoline, or Rhythmic), and
  • Practical (NCCP Practical forms are available under Resources/Forms)

New (current) NCCP Level 1 Foundations Training:

  • Foundations Introduction Course
  • Practical Coaching period and workbook
  • Foundations Theory Course
  • Sport Specific Foundations Course
  • Portfolio Evaluation (optional)

Practical Hours – May not start until after you have completed your Technical or Foundations Introduction course (weekend #1). A level 2 certified coach must review and sign the practical hours form.

Competitive Floor

Effective July 1, 2008 all Coaches who plan on being on the Competitive floor must be a minimum of Level 2 Certified in the discipline they are coaching. All coaches must be in possession of their coach ID at the competition. Coaches who do not have ID’s will not be allowed access to the competition or warm up floor.

Pre-Coach in Training (new GCG terminology for previous CIT designation)

A pre-coach in training (pre-CIT) designation is applicable only to the following individuals:

Must be registered with G.O. as a Pre-CIT or Uncertified coach.  (Please note that these are the minimum requirements only)

Pre-Coach in Training (13-15 years of age)  – All Disciplines

  • Must be under the *direct supervision of a qualified coach in a non-competitive teaching situation.

Uncertified (16 years old +) – All Disciplines

  • Must be under the *direct supervision of a qualified coach in a non-competitive teaching situation.
  • Letter of Intent sent to G.O.
  • **Completion of NCCP Level 1 Technical or Foundations Introduction within 3 months of registering with G.O.

* Direct Supervision is a one to two ratio (Certified Coach to two pre-CIT/Uncertified) where the certified coach is directly coaching and is responsible for the athletes in the group and the pre-CIT or Uncertified individual is assisting the certified coach. A pre-CIT or Uncertified coach cannot have their own group.

** The Technical Course or Foundations Sport Specific Course completed must be in the discipline that the individual is coaching.

Coach of Recreational Gymnastics – All Disciplines

Must be registered with G.O. as a Recreational coach.   (Please note that these are the minimum requirements only)

  • *Completion of NCCP Level 1 Technical OR Completion of NCCP Foundations Program
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B (within 60 days of being registered with G.O.)

* The Technical Course completed must be in the discipline that the individual is coaching.

Coach of Invitational Stream Athlete

Must be registered with G.O. as a Coach.   (Please note that these are the minimum requirements only).

ODP (Ontario Development Program) – Women’s Artistic

  • NCCP Level 1 Certified Artistic or Gymnastics Foundations Trained
  • Completion of NCCP Level 2 Women’s Technical
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B
  • * Must have completed both NCCP Level 2 Women’s Technical and Theory 2 (Introduction to Competition part B ) to be on a competition floor.

OCP (Ontario Competitive Program) Level 2 to 4 – Women’s Artistic

  • NCCP Level 1 Certified Artistic or Gymnastics Foundations Trained
  • Completion of NCCP Level 2 Women’s Technical
  • Completion of NCCP Theory 2 or Introduction to Competition “B”
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B
  • * Must be Certified Level 2 Women’s to be on a Competitive floor

Coach of Interclub – Aerobics, Men’s Artistic, Rhythmic,Trampoline,Tumbling

  • *NCCP Level 1 Certified or Gymnastics Foundations Trained
  • *Completion of NCCP Level 2 Technical
  • Completion of NCCP Theory 2 or Introduction to Competition “B”
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B
  • * Must be Certified Level 2 to be on a Competitive floor

Note:

If programming directly involves the use of trampoline the coach must have sucessfully completed the NCCP Level 1 Technical component of trampoline OR Foundations Trampoline Course. The term trampoline consists of the following; trampoline, double mini, and tumble track.

If the trampoline is used for inversions the coach must have successfully completed the Level 2 Technical component of trampoline. In order to teach inversion skills on a trampoline, an artistic gymnastics coach must have successfully completed the NCCP Level 2 Technical component of Trampoline or be certified NCCP Level 4.

In order to be certified any Level in Trampoline you MUST have a current First Aid certificate.

Coach of Provincial Stream Athlete

Must be registered with G.O. as a Coach of a Provincial Athlete.   (Please note that these are the minimum requirements only).

OCP (Ontario Competitive Program) Level 5 to 9 – Women’s Artistic

  • NCCP Level 2 Certified Women’s
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B

Coach of Provincial Stream Athlete – Men’s, Rhythmic

  • *NCCP Level 2 Certified
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B
  • NCCP Level 2 Certified in either Artistic or Trampoline Gymnastics
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B

Coach of Provincial Stream Athlete – Trampoline

  • Level of athletes 1 – 3  – NCCP Level 2 Certified
  • Level of athletes 4 and higher – NCCP Level 2 certified and completed of Level 3 Technical
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B

Coach of Provincial Stream Athlete – Aerobics

  • Completion of NCCP Level 2 Technical Artistic or Rhythmic
  • Aerobic PCCP (Provincial Coaching Certification Program for Aerobics) Level 1 Certified
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B

Note:

In order to teach inversion skills on a trampoline, an artistic gymnastics coach must have successfully completed the NCCP Level 2 Technical component of Trampoline or be certified NCCP Level 4.

* The Technical Course completed must be in the discipline that the individual is coaching.

In order to be certified any Level in Trampoline you must have a current First Aid

Coach of National Stream Athlete

Must be registered with G.O. as a Coach of a National Athlete.   (Please note that these are the minimum requirements only).

To be on the floor at Elite Canada and the Canadian Championships coaches must be fully Certified Level 3 or higher (Exemptions may be granted by GCG in extenuating circumstances)

Coach of National Stream Athlete – Women’s, Men’s, Rhythmic

  • *NCCP Level 2 Certified
  • *Completion of NCCP Level 3 Technical
  • Completion of NCCP Theory 3 or 4 out of 6 Competition Development Modules ( www.coachesontario.ca)
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B

Coach of National Stream Athlete – Trampoline

  • NCCP Level 2 Certified Trampoline
  • Completion of NCCP Level 3 Technical
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B

Coach of National Stream Athlete – Tumbling

  • NCCP Level 2 Certified in either Artistic or Trampoline
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B

Coach of National Stream Athlete – Aerobics

  • Completion of NCCP Level 2 Technical Artistic or Rhythmic
  • Aerobic Gymnastics PCCP** Level 1 Certified
  • Completion of Risk Management Program – Both Parts A and B

 

Gymnastics Ontario is responsible for delivering Gymnastics Canada’s Coach Education Program, which adheres to the standards of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) as set out by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC).

 

 

 

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