Cross Country Ski de fond Canada Introducing NEW CCC Coaching License for all Canadian Coaches for FREE

    January 18, 2017

    Coaches are at the core of the Athlete Development system as they have the most influence and responsibilities in developing athletes. As such it is critical for CCC and divisions to have complete standardized and reliable data in regards to who is an active coach, how many there are and what their coach training (NCCP) statuses are.

    Current membership databases used by clubs and divisions across the country do not allow the gathering of this information in a standardized manner for all coaches in Canada.

    The CCC Coaching License, free of charge, will have many benefits:

    • CCC Liability insurance coverage for coaches, as long as other Minimum Mandatory Coaching Qualification requirements are met;
    • Allowing CCC and divisions to assess trends in regards to coach retention, coach development and coach/athlete ratios, leading to more efficient and targeted coach and athlete development plans, policies and initiatives;
    • Occasional communication on pertinent coaching information like newly developed coaching resources and other support available;
    • Allowing CCC and divisions to speak of and represent the entire coaching community while negotiating and managing partnerships and sponsorships;
    • Awarding Coaching Points towards CCC’s Club Podium ranking (new national racing club ranking and awards to be launched shortly); CCC Coach License statistics can also be used for other club awards reflecting Coaching Development.

    For who?

    The CCC coaching license is aimed at all active cross country ski coaches in Canada who are coaching with a registered cross country ski club (with their division).

    An “active” coach is anyone who is given a regular coaching role with a specific participants’ group within a club or team program for the year or season.

    Personal information will be kept private and will only be used for risk management, planning and communication purposes between Cross Country Ski de fond Canada, the coach’s club and division.

    The license will be renewable on a yearly basis, starting July 1st of each year.

    Coaches are welcome to sign up now and earn Club Podium points for their club but the CCC Coaching License will become mandatory for all coaches starting July 1st 2017. Only coaches with a valid CCC coaching license will benefit from CCC’s liability insurance while performing in a coaching role with a registered cross country ski club.

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