Coach Resources

Resources

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  • Grants

    Cycling BC Coach Development Grant:

    Cycling BC members can apply for grants to help attend NCCP courses and other professional development opportunities (fuel and course fees). Applications open on December 1st and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    • 5 grants available
    • Apply using the online form
    • Report (photos, reflection) required with receipt submissions
    • 50% of submitted receipts up to a maximum of $250 annually per recipient
    • Read the full document for more details

    Apply Today

     

    Tour de Delta / Sport Canada Grant

    Sport Canada and the Tour de Delta offer 8 Cycling BC members FREE entry to an NCCP Community course. This course is often run in late September.

    Apply by email after July 1st, 2023

     

    viaSport Coach Grants

    Each year viaSport offers many different grants, including:

    • Northern Development
    • Women-in-coaching
    • …and many more!

    Learn more

  • Stay Tuned!

    Cycling BC’s coach development newsletter provides quarterly updates including:

    • upcoming courses
    • professional development opportunities
    • articles and other resources

    Subscribe Here

    Archive

  • Start Your Own HopOn Program

    Cycling BC members can apply to start their own HopOn after-school program in their neighbourhood (formerly iRide). Successful applicants receive:

    • Administrative support
    • Equipment
    • Discounted Training

    This is a great opportunity to make an impact in your area using our proven curriculum and create work or volunteer opportunities for you and your cycling friends.

    Learn More Here

  • Maintenance of Certification

    Once certified, coaches are required to accumulate professional development points to maintain certified status:

    • Comp-Intro – 20 points every 5 years
    • Comp-Dev   – 30 points every 5 years

    There are various ways to accumulate professional development points:

  • Mentorship

    Ride-along Program

    Cycling BC’s Ride-Along Program is a coach development initiative that connects instructors and club coaches with a Cycling BC coach developer. Support is available to Cycling BC members currently pursuing an NCCP coach pathway and have submitted a criminal record check.

    • 1-on-1 phone consultation with a Coach Developer (schedule a call)
    • On-site mentorship during a practice or event, to provide support and suggestions
    • Video Filming/Editing for Comp-Dev TRAINED coaches pursuing certification (Training Day Evaluation)

     

    viaSport Coach Mentorship program

    • BC Games Coach Mentorship (link)
    • Women in Coach Canada Games Apprenticeship Program (link)
    • Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program (link)
  • Responsible Coaches Movement

    Coaches have many responsibilities and one of them is to ensure they provide a safe environment for the athlete and for themselves. When athletes and athletes’ parents entrust a coach as a leader they assume they have taken steps to become a responsible coach which includes implementing the 3 steps to Responsible Coaching.

    • Rule of Two
    • Background Screening
    • Ethics Training

    Learn more

  • Coach Developers

    Cycling BC’s coach developer team provides support for all registered cycling coaches in the province.  Meet our Coach Developers and learn more about the certification process here.

  • Participant Surveys

    To help us create the best learning experience for our members, please complete our post-event surveys:

  • Official Documents

    Long-Term Development:

    Ethics:

    Performance:

    • Nutrition:
    • Concussion
      • 6-step Return to Play (coach.ca)
      • Cycling Canada Management (PDF)
      • SCAT3 Assessment (PDF)
      • Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)  (online course and PDF Booklet)
    • Injury Prevention & Recovery
      • Dom Nicoletta (Article)
      • Back in Action Sports (PDF)
    • Anti-Doping:
      • WADA 2019 Prohibited List (WADA)
      • Cannabis in Sport (CCES) (PDF)
    • Mental Health
      • Best Practices for Supporting Psychologically Distressed Athletes (PDF)