The NCCP is a coach training and certification program for 67 different sports and is offered in both official languages across Canada. NCCP workshops are designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches, from the first‐time coach to the head coach of a national team.

Rowing BC offers two training streams for coaches within the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The two streams offered by Rowing BC are RCA Learn to Row Coach Workshop, (for coaches working with entry level participants), and RCA Coach Workshops, (for coaches starting to work with competitive athletes).

RCA Learn To Row Coach Workshop

RCA Learn To Row Coach Para Module

RCA Coach Weekend 1 & 2 Workshops

Minimum Coaching Standards

Rowing BC recommends that all coaches at Rowing BC member organizations have a minimum standard of Trained status in at least one of the NCCP courses – RCA Learn to Row Coach, RCA Coach or RCA Performance Coach. It is recommended that all coaches complete the Making Ethical Decisions online module at their relevant level.     

Any Team BC Coach or coach employed by Rowing BC is required to have passed the online Making Ethical Decisions evaluation, and provide a current Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screen).

Rowing BC has minimum standards for coaches at the following events:      

  • BC Summer Games – Head Coach RCA Coach Certified, Assistant Coach Learn to Row Certified.
  • Canada Summer Games – Head Coach Performance Coach Certified, Assistant Coach Performance Coach Trained.

Rowing BC, as part of the current Strategic Plan, is creating a framework for introducing Minimum Coaching Standards for coaches at certain regattas. Rowing BC embraces the importance of minimum coaching standards and will be adding minimum coaching standards for two major annual rowing events, the BC Championships and the National Rowing Championships. As of 2019, coaches wishing to coach athletes at these events must, at a minimum, have NCCP Trained Status.

Rowing BC champions the Responsible Coaching Movement, as well as Commit to Kids, and recommends that all member organizations implement strategies outlined by these organizations.