CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
APRA will reimburse all registered volunteers that support U19 and younger programs for the cost of Criminal Background Checks. (mandatory requirement)
FUN1, FUN2, FUN3/U10, U12 COACHES and ON-ICE ASSISTANTS
APRA will reimburse 100% of the required coaching training expense for head coaches, assistant coaches and on-ice assistants of these teams.
NOTE: U12 Coaches only who intend to take the optional and more advanced Competition Introduction Training (i.e. rather than CSI - Community Sport Initiation) must first contact the APRA Coaching Coordinator for approval. Once approved, the coach will be eligible for funding and reimbursement provided they follow the steps outlined below for U14-U19 coaches.
U14 - U19 COACHES and ON-ICE ASSISTANTS
For head coaches, assistant coaches and on-ice assistants of these teams, APRA will reimburse for the full cost of of all required coaching training as outlined by Ringette Ontario.
For any optional coaching training provided by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), APRA will reimburse individual coaches up to a maximum of $200 per year.
NOTE: To be eligible for reimbursement from APRA, U14-U19 coaches must FIRST apply for any available funding offered through the NCCP Coach Bursary Program. Established by the Coaching Association of Ontario (CAO), the NCCP Coach Bursary Program provides funding directly to coaches for eligible NCCP Workshops (75% reimbursement from CAO), and NCCP Evaluations (90% reimbursement from CAO).
Examples of required coaching training at these levels that is eligible for the NCCP Coach Bursary and full reimbursement of the remaining balance by APRA include:
Examples of optional coaching training that is eligible for the NCCP Coach Bursary, and, APRA reimbursement of the remaining balance up to a maximum of $200/yr include:
Examples of additional required coaching training at these levels that is not eligible for NCCP Coach Bursary, but will be fully reimbursed by the APRA, include:
MANAGERS and TRAINERS (U19 and under)
APRA will reimburse one Manager and one Trainer per team, for the cost of any required training as specified by Ringette Ontario:
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APRA will review this policy on an annual basis.