For Coaches

Coaching Athletes With a Disability

International Wheelchair Basketball Federation

International Tennis Federation - Wheelchair

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF)

Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

Canadian Centre For Ethics In Sport (CCES)

BCWSA Coaching Standards

Club and Provincial Events Minimum Coach Standards

Tennis
BCWSA Specific Criteria:

· Must be current member in good standing with BC Wheelchair Sports
· Must have completed the Tennis Canada Wheelchair Tennis Instructors Course
· Working directly with athletes in the club training environment as a personal coach
 
Rugby
BCWSA Specific Criteria:
· Must be current member in good standing with BC Wheelchair Sports
· Must have NCCP Intro to Comp trained status with a plan to achieve certified status
· Working directly with athletes in the club training environment  
 
Athletics
BCWSA Specific Criteria:
· Must be current member in good standing with BC Wheelchair Sports
· Must be NCCP Sport Coach trained with a plan to achieve certification
· Working directly with athletes in the club training environment or as a personal coach

Provincial Coach Minimum Standards
 

Tennis
CSI Specific Criteria:
· Be the lead person designing and implementing an annual training program for the athlete, OR;
· Be designated as Provincial or Regional coach by the PSO, OR;
· Be designated as a National Development / Senior coach by NSO,OR;
· Be designated as athlete’s coach of record based on sport specific criteria below.
 
BCWSA Specific Criteria:
· Must be current member in good standing with BC Wheelchair Sports
· Must be certified Club Pro 1 or have a plan in place to achieve this within an agreed timeframe
· Must have completed the Tennis Canada Wheelchair Tennis Instructors Course
· Working directly with athletes in the Provincial Team Program
 
Rugby
CSI Specific Criteria:
· Be the lead person designing and implementing an annual training program for the athlete, OR;
· Be designated as Provincial or Regional coach by the PSO, OR;
· Be designated as a National Development / Senior coach by NSO,OR;
· Be designated as athlete’s coach of record based on sport specific criteria below.
 
BCWSA Specific Criteria:
· Must be current member in good standing with BC Wheelchair Sports
· Must be, at minimum, working on NCCP Comp Dev trained status
· Working directly with athletes in the Provincial Team or Next Gen program.
 
Athletics
CSI Specific Criteria:
· Be the lead person designing and implementing an annual training program for the athlete, OR;
· Be designated as Provincial or Regional coach by the PSO, OR;
· Be designated as a National Development / Senior coach by NSO,OR;
· Be designated as athlete’s coach of record based on sport specific criteria below.
 
BCWSA Specific Criteria:
· Must be current member in good standing with BC Wheelchair Sports
· Must be, at minimum, NCCP Club Coach or Performance Coach trained and working towards certification in the next 3 years
· Working directly with athletes in the BCWSA Provincial WC Athletics Program