Coaches’ Certification and TRAINING

A Focus on Safety

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.

SCA Coaches’ Clinic and Certifications

In-Person Certification Exams

In-person certification exams will be virtual through Zoom.  The cost per exam is $25 and each exam is given a thirty-minute time slot.  You must have a current 2020-2021 SCA membership in order to register.

Coaches who are new must certify by progression, meaning they must be successful at level 1 prior to proceeding to level 2 certification, and so on.  A combination of exams may be purchased.  If a coach is required to pass a lower level exam prior to a higher level exam and is unsuccessful, a refund shall be given for any incomplete exams.

Coaches who are re-certifying may either re-certify at their current level or challenge the exam above the level at which they are certified.  Certified coaches DO NOT need to complete all of the exams in progression.

Please register for a date and time for your exam.  If you require multiple exams, please register for back-to-back times on the same day.

Virtual Coaches’ Clinic

This year, the SCA will offer our high-quality cheer coaches’ training virtually through Zoom.  The training clinic is optional and ranges from Cheer Level 1/Novice up to Cheer Level 4/Advanced. In the clinic, coaches will learn the fundamentals of teaching level specific stunt and tumbling skills, while gaining insight to questions they may be asked during their in-person exams.  With our high-quality instructors and an elite team of athletes, coaches are sure to learn safe, effective teaching methodologies for all levels of cheer.  The SCA recommends attending the clinic to assist you with understanding the requirements for each level of exam a coach may be challenging.

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Virtual NCCP Training

The SCA is pleased to offer virtual National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) training at a subsidized rate of $25 for our level 3+ and median+ coaches.  This training is a requirements for certification.  SCA Coaches must purchase a 2020-2021 SCA & CC membership in order to attend training.  NOTE: Space is limited, only 12 spots are available for virtual training.  Register quickly to guarantee your spot.

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Sport First Aid Clinics

All coaches (cheer and performance cheer) must complete their first aid training, with the minimum requirement being “sport first aid”.  The SCA hosts FREE sport first aid training to SCA members.  This training is provided to us by the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) and is a 7-hour classroom course with content that deals with sport specific issues.  Unfortunately, this training cannot be taken virtually at this time and is not being offered in a classroom setting due to COVID-19 restrictions.  When training is available, you will see session dates below.

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