Coaching Courses & Schedules

The deadline to complete the requirements for your pathway is December 15th. 

*with the exception of CI Evaluation which has until January 31.

Check our Team Staff Requirements page to ensure you know what you need. To see what you have, check your NCCP Locker Account, and review your Pathway and Status.

Please note that you MUST have a “Trained” or “Certified” status to be approved.

Information on how to register is here, or check this one-page walk-through. If you’re having trouble logging into either your NCCP or Ringette Canada coaching accounts, do NOT create a new profile. Email Bronwen for an account reset.

Need to switch dates or withdraw from a clinic: email Bronwen.

Prerequisites: before taking the CSI or CI clinics, coaches must complete the Coach Initiation in Sport eModule. It is not necessary to take CSI before taking CI, and they are not interchangeable, but intended for different contexts.

For other courses/modules that can be used for Professional Development (PD points), check our Status Renewal page.

Coach Initiation eModule is a requirement to complete most pathways. It is also the ONLY requirement for Junior Coaches, On-Ice Assistants (at any level), and ALL Active Start coaches. Check this document to see if you need it as part of your pathway, or check the Pathways tab on your NCCP Locker account.

To access the course, go to the NCCP Locker, login or create an account, and click on the eLearning page. The Coach Initiation in Sport eModule is under “multi-sport”.

Coaches must complete the Coach Initiation in Sport eModule before attending this clinic.

Zone Date(s) Start End Location Ice
8 14-Sep-19 8am 6pm Grande Prairie/Clairmont 4-5pm Crosslinks Sportsplex
2 28-Sep-19 8am 6pm Airdrie – Genesis Place 3:45pm Ron Ebbesen
5 5-Oct-19 8am 6pm Leduc – Rec Centre Kings board room 12:45pm LRC
5 19-Oct-19 8am 6pm Spruce Grove – Agra room at Stu Barnes arena 12:15 Stu Barnes
5 20-Oct-19 8am 6pm St. Albert – Servus Place 2:15 Troy Murray
3 2-Nov-19 8am 5:30pm Calgary – NE Sportsplex 1:30 East
3 9-Nov-19 8am 5:30pm Calgary – NE Sportsplex 1:30 East
3 16-Nov-19 8am 5:30pm Calgary – NE Sportsplex 1:30 East
5 23-Nov-19 8am 6pm Sherwood Park 2:45
3 23-Nov-19 8am 5:30pm Calgary – NE Sportsplex 1:30 East
1 tba Medicine Hat
4 tba Lacombe
Before you’ll be able to register for the CI clinic, you will have to complete the Pre-Clinic workbook online in your Ringette Canada coaching account. 

Zone Date(s) Start End Location Ice
2 September 27-29 6pm 6pm Strathmore – Crowther Memorial JH Sep 28 8am Gold, Sep 29 11:30am Blue
3 *October 5-6 8am 6pm Calgary – Great Plains Oct 5 4:20pm, Oct 6
5 ^October 8, 10, 15, 17 6pm 10pm Sherwood Park – Millennium Place on the 8, 10, and 17. ARDROSSAN on Oct 15th Oct 10 730pm, Oct 15 715pm
3 ~Oct 22, Oct 24, Oct 26 6pm 6pm Calgary – NE Sportsplex Oct 24 8pm, Oct 26 1:30pm
5 October 25-27 6pm 6pm Spruce Grove – Border Paving Athletic Centre Fri & Sun, Broxton Park School Sat Oct 26 12:15 @ Stu Barnes, Oct 27 3:15 @ Tri-Leisure
5 November 8-10 6pm 6pm St. Albert – Servus Place tba
3 *November 9-10 8am 6pm Calgary tba
7 tba 6pm 6pm Fort McMurray – tba tba
5 tba Leduc
3 tba Calgary
1 tba Medicine Hat
4 Red Deer

CI clinics are typically Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, and Sunday 8am-5pm. However, some are scheduled differently depending on the community needs and facilitator availability.

* 8am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday
^6pm-10pm all four evenings
~ Oct 22 & 24 6-10pm, Oct 26 8am-6pm

CI Certified is only required if you are a Head Coach for U14AA, and for all coaches at U16A/AA, U19A/AA, and NRL.

You must be CI Trained before you can complete the certification process. The certification process involves presenting a Yearly Training Plan and Emergency Action Plan to an evaluator who will observe you at a practice which you must lead.

Read through the CI Coach Evaluation Package for more details.

Evaluations are requested online through Ringette Canada’s coaching site. Once you request the evaluation and pay the fee, an email will be sent to Ringette Alberta who will match you with an evaluator. You will be put in touch with the evaluator who will work with you to find a practice that works for you both and make sure you have your documents together.

DO NOT DO THE MED ONLINE EVALUATION UNTIL YOU’VE DONE THE CLASS.

The MED class/webinar/module is required for coaches to complete their pathways and be Trained or Certified. You MUST take the class before taking the online evaluation. If you have already done the online evaluation, you may have to go back and take the class. Refer to this document and check your status in your NCCP Locker profile. Check our Team Staff Requirements page as well. MED has changed in the last several years which is why coaches who completed their CSI before 2014 have done the online evaluation but not taken the class.

MED is offered directly through the NCCP/Alberta Sport, and it’s the same course as what Ringette Alberta offers. The difference is that we subsidize so the cost is $20 instead of $55. If your local association will reimburse either one, you are free to register directly through NCCP/Alberta Sport. To register through Ringette Alberta, you’ll go to your Ringette Canada coaching page and look for “Make Ethical Decisions Module (AB) Clinic” and register.

Note: webinar dates are reserved for coaches in remote areas (50+km from in-person clinics) which are: Fort McMurray, Peace Region, Hinton, Drayton Valley, Lacombe, Red Deer, Strathmore, Rockyford, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat.

Zone Date(s) Start End Location
WEB 16-Oct-19 6pm 10pm ONLINE
3 22-Oct-19 6pm 10pm Calgary – Flames Community Arena – Stew Fairbanks Room
6 22-Oct-19 6pm 10pm Edmonton – Percy Page Centre – 3rd Floor Room 8
6 29-Oct-19 6pm 10pm Edmonton – Percy Page Centre – 3rd Floor Room 8
WEB 29-Oct-19 6pm 10pm ONLINE
6 6-Nov-19 6pm 10pm Edmonton – Percy Page Centre – 3rd Floor Room 8
3 7-Nov-19 6pm 10pm Calgary – Flames Community Arena – Stew Fairbanks Room
WEB 7-Nov-19 6pm 10pm ONLINE
3 12-Nov-19 6pm 10pm Calgary – Flames Community Arena – Stew Fairbanks Room
3 13-Nov-19 6pm 10pm Calgary – Flames Community Arena – Stew Fairbanks Room
6 14-Nov-19 6pm 10pm Edmonton – Percy Page Centre – 3rd Floor Room 8
WEB 26-Nov-19 6pm 10pm ONLINE
3 27-Nov-19 6pm 10pm Calgary – Flames Community Arena – Stew Fairbanks Room
WEB 27-Nov-19 6pm 10pm ONLINE
6 4-Dec-19 6pm 10pm Edmonton – Percy Page Centre – 3rd Floor Room 8
YOU MUST WAIT UNTIL YOU’VE TAKEN THE MED CLASS BEFORE COMPLETING THE ONLINE EVALUATION. 

Both are required, and once you do the course, the online evaluation will be accessible for FREE. If you do the evaluation first, it will cost $85 that Ringette Alberta has no control over and your local association will not reimburse, and you’ll still have to take the class ($20).

It’s found on the NCCP Locker site, make sure that the MED Class is showing in your transcript (it may take a week after the class), and under the eLearning tab, you’ll find the evaluation.

Check our Team Staff Requirements page to see if you need to complete a Comp Dev multi-sport module.

These dates are tentative, subject to Alberta Sport being able to book an instructor and having adequate registration. We encourage all AA and NRL coaches to attend the courses in their area, though any coach is welcome to sign up.

Zone Date(s) Start End Location Course
6 30-Oct-19 6pm 10pm Edmonton – Percy Page Centre – 3rd Floor Room 8 Manage a Sport Program
6 Nov 26, Nov 27, Dec 3 5:30pm 10pm Edmonton – Percy Page Centre – 3rd Floor Room 8 Performance Planning
6 Feb 11 & Feb 12 5pm 10pm Edmonton – Percy Page Centre – 3rd Floor Room 8 Developing Athletic Abilities
3 tba Calgary Manage a Sport Program
3 tba Calgary Performance Planning
3 tba Calgary Developing Athletic Abilities

 

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders is often required by local associations. It’s worth 3 PD points if you go into your profile and select “allow” communication with the NCCP.

 

Keeping Girls in Sport is another course offered by the Respect Group (2 PD points). Keeping Girls in Sport is an online resource that helps coaches and youth activity leaders to create safe and respectful environments for female athletes. It talks about why girls play sports, how you need to coach them differently (from a physiological and emotional point of view), why they quit sports, and what coaches can do to keep them around longer.

It was developed with the help of Dr. Vicki Harber, a subject matter expert with whom many ringette coaches are already familiar from her “Coaching the Female Athlete” seminars.