Update from Nov 16, 2016
As per the attached Coach Certification Policy which has been circulated to all of the provinces, there is a minimum certification level necessary to be allowed to coach at the Yonex Elite Series, Yonex Junior Elite Series events and/or National Championships. In order to be allowed to coach at any of these events, the following steps must all be completed prior to access being granted-
1- The individual must be a member in good standing with their home province (including being up to date on any provincial coaching membership fees)
2- Register with Badminton Canada and pay the yearly $50 coaching membership fee- https://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/member/createorganizationaccount.aspx?id=109053C1-3EB9-4B13-866F-E906C6054443
3- Register online to indicate your interest in coaching at the Elite/Jr Elite Series and/or National Championships- http://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=81418CED-3CC8-49BC-A010-7B013896BD8F
4- Badminton Canada will then check the CAC Coaches Locker to confirm you have the proper level of certification and will then request that you send a passport-style photo to Ann Moran (cc’d above) and indicate to Ann the first event of the season you plan to attend and that the pass will be needed.
5- Badminton Canada will create the pass and will send it to the event indicated, to be picked up at the event registration
6- The certified coach will need to keep this pass and bring it to any future events for that season- anyone without their pass will not be allowed access to coach
7- Lost passes can be reprinted for a fee of $25 per reprint
Requests for membership and participation in any event close one week after athlete registration closes for that event. No late requests will be accepted.
For any further information, please contact Ann Moran at email@example.com
NCCP Certification Requirements for Elite Events and National Championships
In June 2015 the Badminton Canada Coaching Taskforce (a panel of coaches from across the country) met and recommended a new policy around minimum NCCP certification for our Elite Events (Junior and Senior) as well as clarified the policy around Coaching on the Field of Play. These policy recommendations were approved by the Badminton Canada Board of Directors in November 2015 and January 2016 respectively. These policies can be found at:
Coaching Certification Policy http://www.badminton.ca/file/734009/?dl=1
Coaching on the Field of Play http://www.badminton.ca/file/721115/?dl=1
It was the hope that everyone would respect these policies. However given the feedback we have received from the first three Elite events, the unfortunate reality is that a few individuals are not respecting the policies. In order to remedy the situation Badminton Canada is taking the following actions that will start with the Alberta Junior Elite Series Event.
1. All coaches will be required to register through our membership portal https://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/member/signupchoice.aspx in order to create a coaching account.
a. The registration process will ask for your NCCP number so National Staff can cross reference your NCCP number with the CAC Locker database to ensure that you meet the minimum certification standard.
b. There is a $50 fee attached to the registration process. This is the fee that was agreed upon by the Coaching Taskforce in June 2015.
2. Once you have registered and your NCCP credentials are cross referenced with the CAC, Badminton Canada will provide you with an accreditation pass and lanyard that is good for the remainder of the season. The accreditation pass will include:
a. Your name
b. Your NCCP Number
c. Your picture
3. In order to assure that passes are available to you at your first national event, Badminton Canada will require that you register to coach at specific events. For example for the Alberta Junior Elite event, there is a separate event registration which can be found at http://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=81418CED-3CC8-49BC-A010-7B013896BD8F .This will be repeated for each event for the remainder of the season.
a. The registration to coach at an event is only required once. It is being done to ensure that the required accreditation passes are made and delivered to the host committee in a timely manner.
b. The coaching pass is good for the remainder of the 2016/2017 season for all events.
c. Badminton Canada will contact all registered players in each event to ensure that their coaches are aware of the requirement.
4. Referees and umpires at national level events will only permit coaches who have their accreditation to coach in the chair. If you forget to bring the pass or did not register, you will not be permitted to coach.
5. If you lose your accreditation pass, a new pass can be reissued. Badminton Canada requires one week to reissue a pass and the replacement fee is $25.
As a coach, you have invested significant time, energy and resources into your professional development. Badminton Canada is implementing this policy to ensure that those who have invested in this process are recognized for their efforts and are able to access the coaching chair and support their players. By enforcing this policy and implementing this fee we are ensuring that professional coaches are recognized for their efforts.
If you have any questions regarding this piece, please feel free to contact me.