Coach in Training

Certification Pathway

Our certification process focuses on safety to ensure our athletes receive the best instruction possible and in order to align with the insurance we provide our members.  It is mandatory that ALL coaches are certified prior to coaching independently.  Coaches must be at least sixteen years of age to become certified. 

Coach In Training

To qualify to be a coach in training (CIT) you must be at least 12 years old. All coaches in training must be accompanied at ALL times by an SCA certified coach. All coaches in training over the age of 16 are limited to 2 years under this program at which time they must become certified under the SCA coaching certification program.

All coaches in training must complete the following before assisting in any practices:

  1. Valid Coach SCA/Cheer Canada Membership
  2. NCCP Making Headway
  3. NCCP Rule of Two
  4. Respect in Sport
  5. Introduction to Coaching Online Exam

CITs will not be considered “SCA qualified” until documentation is provided proving all requirements have been met. 

Valid Membership - SportLomo

The cost for SCA membership for the 2024-2025 year is $20/participant. The additional Cheer Canada membership cost for a coach membership is $26.50.

Coaches only have to purchase their memberships ONCE for the fiscal year of July 1 to June 30. 

Register in SportLomo

Click here for more info on how to upload your credentails into your SportLomo Account

NCCP Making Headway

NCCP Making Head Way in Sport is the NCCP’s free, online answer to the prevalence and ambiguity of concussions in sport. Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussions; this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes.

Create an NCCP account through The Locker and start your training!

NCCP Understanding the Rule of Two

The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. It is one of three pillars of the Responsible Coaching Movement, along with background screening and ethics training. This eLearning will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and is available in the Locker.

Create an NCCP account through The Locker and start your training!

Respect in Sport

The Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program educates youth leaders, coaches, and officials to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).  Sask Sport Inc., along with the support of the Saskatchewan Government, has launched this required program for Coaches in the province to help to provide a safer and more respectful sporting environment for all to participate. The online training program is being provided free of charge for all users. 


Intro to Coaching Online Exam

The “Intro to Coaching” includes a power-point presentation, which can be helpful through-out the safety exams. Registration for the SCA CIT Intro to Coaching exam is FREE .