Coach and Instructor Requirements

All coaches and instructors at CKBC member clubs must be registered with CKBC as a coach. Additionally the following requirements for coaches, instructors and clubs must be adhered to:

 CKBC coach and instructor requirements:

  • Criminal Record Checks
    • All coaches and instructors must provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC) every five years for those over the age of 19. The CKBC online code is MDMAXBCRKS. Should you not meet the criteria for an online submission; print and mail your CRC.
  • NCCP Certification
    • Coaches/instructors must be certified under the National Coaching Certification Program where programming is available.
  • Code of Conduct

Club requirements:

  • ALL clubs must operate their programs under the direction of a certified coach or instructor.
  • Individuals employed by member clubs as a coach/instructor must be identified in the member database as a ‘coach’.
  • Clubs must pay WCB for their registered and paid coaches.

Program specific requirements:

  • Summer Camps 
    • Staff who are PAID and delivering summer camp progams at CKBC clubs must have completed: 
      • NCCP Community Initiation Coaching (CanoeKids) Course
      • Making Ethical Decisions evaluation
  • Club Head Coach
    • It is recommended that Head Coaches at member clubs have a minimum certification as an Entry Level Competitive Coach or equivalent.
  • BC Games
    • Head Coaches must have completed (at mimimum):
      • Entry Level Competitive Coach certification
      • Making Ethical Decisions evaluation.
    • Assistant Coaches must have completed (at minimum):
      • Coaching for Community Sport (CanoeKids) Course
      • Making Ethical Decisions evaluation.
  • National Sprint Championships
    • All Head Coaches representing sprint clubs at National Championships MUST have a minimum of Entry Level Competitive Coaching Certification.
    • All war canoe captains must be War Canoe Entry Level Competitive Coach certified.
  • Canada Games
    • All coaches must be at minimum Competitive Development certified.

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Canoe Kayak BC is the Provincial Sport Organization for the paddle sports and actively encourages and provides opportunities to enjoy, participate and excel in them. Members include competitive athletes, developing athletes, enthusiasts, coaches, officials, administrators and supporters of the sport. The association's mission enourages and promotes personal growth and success for our members through participation and performance in paddle sports.

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