Bench Staff Qualifications & Requirements (Ajax & Pickering Ringette)

PrintBench Staff Qualifications & Requirements


*ALL BENCH STAFF (U19 and younger teams) REQUIRE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK / POLICE RECORD CHECK:

It is a mandatory requirement of Ajax and Pickering Ringette that all adult bench staff and volunteers for U19 and younger teams (including House League) provide a current Criminal Background Check / Police Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) by October 1st of the current playing season.

APRA will accept PRCs for the current season provided it has been less than 5 years from the date of issue. Members are also required to attest on an annual basis that there has been no change whatsoever in your background since the original document that we have on file was issued. Click here to access our Annual Compliance Declaration.  Please review, sign and date this document and forward to the Coaching Coordinator (scanned copies acceptable).  

All members will need to provide a new Vulnerable Sector Screening document after a period of 5 years.  

For more information and details on how to process your Police Record Check, 
click here.



*REQUIRED OF ALL TEAMS (including 18+)*


1) ALL TEAMS TO ABIDE BY ORA BENCH STAFF RULES 
outlined in the ORA Operating Manual, Coaching Development Chapter, Section 3.

Included in this section are requirements related to required roles, females on the bench staff, Coaches-in-Training, # of people permitted on a bench, age requirements of bench staff, specific AA bench staff requirements, etc. 



2) BENCH STAFF CODE OF CONDUCT

All Bench Staff on APRA U8-U19 Rep Teams and Adult 18+ OPEN Teams are required to sign the new ORA Bench Staff Code of Conduct. The completed form is to be submitted to the APRA Registrar no later than November 1st of the current playing season. By signing the new Bench Staff Code of Conduct, members are also attesting that they have reviewed and will abide by the ORA Concussion Policy and Management Guidelines. 

The completed form is to be submitted to the APRA Registrar no later than  November 1st of the current playing season.




3) MAKING HEADWAY IN SPORT eLEARNING MODULE

All Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, CITs, and Trainers on Youth House League, APRA U8-U19 Rep Teams and Adult 18+ OPEN Teams are required to take the Make Headway in Sport eLearning module . Managers are also strongly recommended to take this course. This is free and can be accessed at: http://coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series-p153487 If the coach has already taken this for another sport, they do not need to it complete again; if they have not, it is recommended taking the Sport (Generic) version.

Once completed, coaches are to go into their 
coachingringette.ca profile and mark off "give me credit". Completing this course also allows a coach to earn 5 Professional Development points towards maintaining their coaching certification.

Deadline to complete this course is November 1st of the current playing season.



4) RULES CLINICS

The Head Coach or an Assistant Coach on all APRA U8-U19 Rep Teams and Adult 18+ OPEN Teams must attend a Rules Change Clinic.
Every few years there is a Rules Change Clinic where coaches are told about new rules in effect for the upcoming season.  It is mandatory for each team to send a head coach or an assistant coach. This is outlined in the ORA Operating Manual, Coaching Section, page 8, #4.5.




ADDITIONAL COACHING and BENCH STAFF TRAINING REQUIREMENTS


House League Head Coaches

House league coaches are not required to become qualified, although we do encourage them to attend a coaching clinic.  However, if a house league team plays a game against another association's team or participates in a tournament, the coaches are required to be qualified at the same level as U8- U12 Regional Coaches: 



U8 (Head coaches only) 
U9, U10, U12 Regional Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches
18+ (Open BB and lower levels) Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches



Making Headway in Sport eLearning Module (see above)

AND

Coach Initiation in Sport


All new coaches who have not completed ringette training to this point will have to complete the Coach Initiation in Sport module. 
This is a standalone one-hour online course.
You must first complete this course in order to register for additional training.
For more information, click here.


AND

Community Sport Initiation (CSI)

Head Coaches only of U8 teams need to be CSI trained.
U9, U10 and U12 Regional Coaches Head Coaches and Assistant Head Coaches need to be CSI trained.
This is one-day clinic.

NEW in 2018-
Coaches of U12 Regional teams may choose to attend either a CSI clinic, or the Competition Introduction (CI) Clinic offered for U12 Provincial, and U14 and above coaches. More details can be found below.  



AND

MED (Make Ethical Decisions)

U8 Head Coaches must also become MED (Make Ethical Decisions) Certified. 
U9, U10 and U12 Regional Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches must also become MED (Make Ethical Decisions) Certified. 
This involves completion of a standalone three-hour MED clinic, followed by a separate MED online examination completed through the Coaching Canada Association of Canada (CAC) Website. 


All required coaches must be CSI Trained, MED Certified, and have completed the Making Headway in Sport module by November 1st of the current playing season. Any unqualified bench staff will be removed from the TRF and bench after this date.



U12 Provincial Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches
Regional, Provincial A, Provincial AA Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches - U14 and older
18+ Open A and Open AA Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches



Making Headway in Sport eLearning Module (see above)

AND

Coach Initiation in Sport

All new coaches who have not completed ringette training to this point will have to complete the Coach Initiation in Sport module. 
This is a standalone one-hour online course. 
You must first complete this course in order to register for additional training.
For more information, click here.


AND


Competition Introduction (CI)

Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches of U12 Provincial teams need to be CI trained
Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches of Regional U14, U16, U19 teams need to be CI trained.
Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches of Provincial A level U14, U16, U19 and 18+ teams need to be CI trained.
Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches of Provincial AA level U14, U16, U19 and 18+ teams need to be CI trained, and CI certified (see below - Competition Introduction (C) - Certified).

This is a two-day course.
This clinic includes a separate workbook pre-assignment that you need to complete before you can attend the course.


AND

Competition Introduction (CI) - Certified

Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches of U14, U16 and U19 Provincial AA-level teams must become ‘CI Certified’
This involves completing the CI on-ice evaluation after attending the CI training. 

NEW IN 2018 -
 U16 and U19 A Level Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be also be CI certified by January 31, 2020 (Does not apply to U14, 18+ A or 18+ AA). This is being phased in over a two year period for the U16A to U19A levels only.


AND

MED (Make Ethical Decisions)

ALL  Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches (U12 Provincial and above) must also become MED (Make Ethical Decisions) Certified. This involves completion of a standalone three-hour MED clinic, followed by a separate MED online examination completed through the Coaching Canada Association of Canada (CAC) Website. 


All required coaches must be CI Trained, MED Certified, and have taken the Making Headway in Sport by November 1st of the current playing season. Any unqualified bench staff will be removed from the TRF and bench after that date.

The qualifications deadline for the CI Practical (on-ice) evaluations (i.e. to become CI Certified) is January 15th of the current playing season.


AND

New in 2019-  
At the U12P and U14A levels, a qualified female head or assistant coach must be on the bench staff by November 1, 2019. 


New in 2020 -  At the U16A and U19A levels, a qualified female head or assistant coach must be on the bench staff by November 1, 2020.




Team Managers -  Requirements: 

Managers do not need to attend a coaching clinic but are required to complete the Manager Certification Program, available online on the Ringette Canada website. This link will guide you through the enrolment process and the course cost is $25.

Deadline to complete the Manager Certification Program is November 1st of the current playing season.

NEW in 2018 - Team Managers will no longer be permitted to be on the bench for U14AA, U16AA, and U19AA during competitions 

 
Team Trainers -  Requirements:

Trainers must have First Aid Certification. The recommended course offered through the St. John Ambulance program is Standard First Aid with CPR- C (Adult/Child/Infant) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator). You can learn more and book a course by clicking here.

Trainers are also required to complete the Making Headway in Sport eLearning Module offered by the Coaching Association of Canada (see above). 

NOTE: All teams must have at least one Bench Staff member who has First Aid Certification. It is highly recommended that this person be present at all games and team activities. Note that this person does not have to have the title of ‘Trainer’; it can be one of the coaches.

All trainers must be properly qualified prior to November 1st of the current playing season.



REGISTERING FOR COACHING CLINICS and EVALUATIONS:

Initial Steps:

All coaches will first need to register with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and obtain their NCCP# (National Coaching Certification Program). For registration instructions, click here. Your NCCP profile contains your current coaching qualifications, history of all completed training, as well as progress against maintaining certification

You will also need to be registered on Ringette Canada’s Coaching Website. Click on the SIGN UP button in the bottom-left corner of the webpage to register. 

It is recommended that coaches complete as many courses as possible prior to the start of the ringette season.


To take the Coach Initiation in Sport online module:

Visit the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) homepage, click on The Locker (top right) and sign in with your NCCP user name and password. Once you have signed in, click on e-learning (top left), where you will then be able to select and complete the Coach Initiation in Sport module. If you are a new ringette coach, you must first complete this course prior to taking CSI or CI training. 


To attend a CSI Clinic:

Sign-in to the Ringette Canada’s Coaching Website, and click on “CLINIC” at the top of your status page. Find the CSI clinic you wish to attend and follow the instructions to register. 


To attend a CI Clinic:


Sign-in to the
Ringette Canada’s Coaching Website, and click on “CLINIC” at the top of your status page. Find the CI clinic you wish to attend and click on the “workbook required” link. This will take you back to your Ringette Canada status page, where you will be required to register to complete the course pre-assignment workbook (the WORKBOOK link is found under the Competition Introduction section). Once you have completed the workbook, you can follow the same steps to register for the CI Clinic


To request a CI Evaluation (AA coaches only):

Once CI-trained, coaches that wish to become CI-Certified will need to undergo an in-practice evaluation. Instructions on How To Request A Competition Introduction Evaluation are posted on the ORA website (click on "Evaluations" at the top of the page) 


To attend an MED (Make Ethical Decision) Clinic:

You have the option of registering for in-person or online courses offered by the Coaches Association of Ontario – You can find their current course calendar here. Once the module is completed, the online evaluation is required which can be found on the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) website. 


To complete the MED (Make Ethical Decisions) Online Evaluation:

In order to complete the MED online evaluation, go to ‘eLearning’ under ‘My Locker’ on the Coaching Canada website. In order to login, you will need both an NCCP# and a password.


To complete the Making Headway in Sport Online Module: 

The course is also offered by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and can be accessed here. You will need to log in with your NCCP# and password.


PROBLEMS REGISTERING WITH WWW.COACH.CA? 


If you have neither an NCCP# nor a password, enter your e-mail address in the appropriate field and click on ‘look up my NCCP#’. If the e-mail address you enter matches the one that Coaching Canada has on file for you from when you registered for your coaching clinic, the system will automatically send your NCCP# to your e-mail. Once you have your NCCP#, return to the same login screen and click on ‘retrieve my password”. Again, your password will then be e-mailed to you.

If at any point in the process a message to call or e-mail Coaching Canada comes up, simply send an email to Coaching Canada coach services at [email protected]provide your full name and birthdate and the date you completed an NCCP clinic and ask for your NCCP# and a password to enable you to complete the MED online evaluation.

Coaching Canada normally gets back to you within a few business days. (Note: Coaching Canada’s system automatically sets up an account and an NCCP# for you when you take a coaching clinic, so please do not click on ‘Don’t have an account? Create one now!’ as this will create a second account.)

Once you have a NCCP# and a password, return to the eLearning login page and login.

Upon successful completion of the online evaluation, your MED Certification will automatically be recorded on your CAC coaching transcript.

IMPORTANT- UPDATE YOUR RINGETTE CANADA PROFILE TO GIVE YOURSELF TRAINING CREDIT

In order to have it recorded on your Ringette Canada profile you need to log into your RC profile and mark as give credit, it will then be updated within 48 hours.

Additional information and instructions on completing the MED course and evaluation can be found by visiting the CAC site under Coaching Association of Canada - MED, and, by visiting the ORA link at Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Certification.



MAINTAINENCE OF COACHING CERTIFICATION:

Be sure to keep your CAC coaching profile current by periodically updating your coaching records, and consider additional / optional online developmental courses which are offered in the CAC e-learning portal (e.g. Making Head Way in Sport). Completion of these courses can also help to maintain coaching certification. 

Click on the following link for more information on Maintaining your Coaching Certification.



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

Information, FAQs, Coaching Clinic Reference Materials, Resources, etc. for coaches can be found on the Ontario Ringette Association - Coaching website

NEW - The ORA has added an index of all training requirements for coaches at all levels which can be found here -coaching pathways/levels

Additional information on bench staff requirements, responsibilities and qualifications can also be found in the  ORA Operating Manual, Coaching Section  (pgs. 4- 11).

 

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