Coaching Requirements – 2018 Club Season

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(Click on the image below or here to download the 2018 Coach Certification Policy. More details below.)

2018 Coach Certification Policy Oct 30, 2017 (VM)

(Click on the image above or here to download the 2018 Coach Certification Policy. More details below.)

NCCP Coaching Certification 2018

Volleyball Manitoba maintains and requires certain standards for coaches of club volleyball teams, in line with Volleyball Canada and Sport Manitoba. These include certification expectations with NCCP, Respect in Sport, as well as Screening requirements.

In 2017, Volleyball Canada and the Provincial/Territorial Volleyball Associations developed a single policy to apply across the country. The policy is progressive over three years to lessen the demands for time, and allows for meaningful growth as a coach. The NCCP requirements for 13U-16U and 17U-18U levels of play are outlined in the following document:

2018 Coach Certification Policy

Please note that under this new policy, National Championship participation counts were reset in 2017, so all coaches who attended 2017 Nationals were considered to be in their first year at Nationals.

» Coaching Association of Canada: The Locker

View your NCCP certification transcript (requires your NCCP #), complete Make Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation and Making Head Way (Generic) here.

» Volleyball Canada Coaching Centre

Complete Volleyball eLearning modules here.

For more information on Development Coach Requirements, please click here.

For more information on Advanced Development Coach Requirements, please click here.

Criminal Record Check & Child Abuse Registry

Screening of personnel is an important part of providing a safe and secure sporting environment. Consistent with the VM Screening Policy, all coaches, team contacts and administrators must obtain both a Criminal Record Search Certificate (CRSC) and a Child Abuse Registry Check (CARC). It is noted that these checks can take several weeks to complete and therefore coaches are encouraged to initiate the process before December, 2016 – to ensure compliance and allow participation in Provincial and National Championships. Documents are only valid for 3 years from date of issue.

For more information on initiating your screening requirements, click here.

Screening Disclosure Form

Screening is required of those in “designated categories” (see Volleyball Manitoba (“MVA”) Screening Policy) who work closely with athletes and who occupy positions of trust and authority within the MVA. The entire screening process consists of obtaining a Criminal Record Search Certificate (CRSC), a Child Abuse Registry Check (CARC) and lastly, completing an MVA Screening Disclosure Form.

The MVA Screening Disclosure Form is a form that must be completed on an annual basis while an individual’s CRSC and CARC are valid for a period of three (3) years.

The purpose of the MVA Screening Disclosure Form is to identify individuals within the MVA who pose a risk to its members within the three (3) year period in which their CRSC and CARC are valid.

To complete the Screening Disclosure Form, click here.

Respect in Sport On-line Course

Sport Manitoba believes in being proactive in ensuring sport in our province is safe and welcoming for all participants.  Respect in Sport helps to promote those values through a simple and convenient free on-line training course for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport.

Respect in Sport enables coaches to deal with legal and moral responsibilities, making them less vulnerable and more confident in dealing with sensitive issues. A risk management tool, Respect in Sport will help sport organizations reduce liability. As a mandatory requirement, all coaches identified with a Provincial Sport Organization within Sport Manitoba are required to take the course.

Without this Certification a Coach will not be allowed to participate in any Sanctioned Event. In addition, all coaches who took the online course prior to 2013, will be required to complete it again (re-certify) to remain compliant with this requirement.

A) If you have not taken the Respect in Sport online course before, click here to begin.


B) If you have taken the Respect in Sport online course before and need to re-certify (i.e. it has been more than 5 years), instructions to re-certify can be found here.


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