Introducing the new vip Coaching Program!
Vip is a coaching program created to recognize the contribution of coaches in communities across Nova Scotia. Vip is not a certification or requirement, but rather a proactive opportunity for coaches to continue to excel in ethical leadership.
This program is designed to raise the bar for what it means to be a coach in Nova Scotia. Vip participants are supported and part of a broader community who are leading the way, creating a positive impact on the lives of everyone in the provincial and community sport sector. Interested in becoming a vip coach?
To date, over 400 coaches from across the province of Nova Scotia have applied to be a Support4Sport vip coach. These coaches represent more than 40 sports and close to 45% of these coaches identify as female. Of these applicants, nearly 150 coaches have obtained the vip status. We would like to recognize these coaches for their commitment to safe sport, ethical leadership and creating a positive impact in their communities. Click below to see a list of Support4Sport vip coaches as of January 4th, 2021.
What do I have to do to be accepted?
To be part of the vip coach program, coaches must meet a specific criteria. Completion of this application form allows us to check your vip program eligibility and determine your next steps to meet the criteria. To officially obtain the vip coaching status, you must meet the following criteria:
- Sign Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Code of Conduct
- Agree to meeting minimum safe sport training recommendations
- Trained or Certified to coach the level of sport indicated in your application
- Obtain three Professional Development points within the past 12 months
- Complete Safe Sport Training*:
- Commit to Kids
- Respect in Sport
- Making Ethical Decisions
- Submit a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registry
*Coupon codes will be provided so you can complete the training at NO CHARGE.
Why do I want to be a vip coach?
The vip program is creating a community of like-minded coaches across Nova Scotia. Upon acceptance into the vip program you will be rewarded the following:
- Under Armour Kit ($200 value)
- Under Armour Discounts at Cleve’s Source for Sports
- Connections with a variety of coaches across Nova Scotia
- Professional Development opportunities and resources
- 50% off the Atlantic Coaches Conference
- Financial support to complete required NCCP courses
- Entry into monthly draws for Cleve’s Source for Sports prizes