Become a Coach

Become a Coach

Interested in coaching rowing in Ontario or furthering your coach development, but not sure how to get involved? You have come to the right place!

Getting Started

Once you have made the commitment to coaching and are registered with a Row Ontario Member Club in the “Coach” role, you will have access to resources and support from the Row Ontario office along your pathway, including:

  • Row Ontario staff support in navigating your coach pathway. Registered coaches may contact Stephen Ross. We will be happy to assist with your coach development!
  • NCCP Locker to track your training and certification with the National Coaching Certification Program. Register today to receive your NCCP # or log-in to ensure your profile is up to date!
  • RCA Coach Education Database to create your personal coaching portfolio and access all rowing NCCP course material. You will be automatically registered upon registration in WRS; check your email for an invitation link!

As outlined in the Row Ontario Coach Certification Policy, as of April 1, 2019 all coaches are expected to complete the following components prior to coaching (Note: The components were updated in July 2020):

Requirement Renewal Tracking Mechanism
Active “Coach” role registration with a Row Ontario Member Club. Annual Rowing Canada Web Registration System
Safety Training Annual Administered and tracked by Club. Verification Report to Row Ontario as requested
Pleasure Craft Operators Card* and any other related certification locally required. *If supervising participants on-the-water and operating a pleasure craft. Initial Certification Only Upload to Coach Education Database
NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport online module Initial Certification Only Automatically tracked in the NCCP Locker
Enhanced Police Information Check or Vulnerable Sector Screening. Minimally, a VSS is required if supervising participants under the age of 18. Minimum initial report; ongoing annual declarations Tracked by Club.                Verification Report to Row Ontario as requested
CAC Safe Sport Training Initial Certification Only Automatically Tracked in NCCP Locker
Standard First Aid & minimum CPR-A Certification Every 3 Years Upload to RCA Coach Education Database