It’s that time of year when programs are starting up and we need to remind everyone of the following:
(1) Ensure your coaches meet the MMCQP: Below is the Minimum Mandatory Qualifications Policy. Please ensure all your club programs are being delivered by qualified coaches who have met the standard that pertains to the level they are coaching or assisting at. This is a requirement of our liability insurance program. Also refer to: http://www.crosscountrybc.ca/22-minimum-mandatory-coaching-qualifications#overlay-context=policies-procedures
(2) Ensure your coaches are currently registered club members: In addition to your coaches meeting the minimum mandatory coaching qualification standard they must also be registered as a club member each year. If your club offers free memberships to your volunteer coaches as a perk, you still need to register them and pay the $19.00/member fee to Cross Country Canada/Cross County BC in order to have liability insurance coverage.
(3) Ensure your coaches are currently signed up for a (free) CCC Coaching Licence: All coaches coaching for more than 7 hours/year are now required to sign up for CCC Coaching Licence in order to have liability insurance coverage. This applies to anyone who performs typical coaching tasks with a member club, including delivering practices or assisting with delivery of practices, with any age group. Refer to: http://www.cccski.com/Programs/Coaching-Development/CCC-Coaching-License.aspx?lang=en-CA
2.2 Minimum Mandatory Coaching Qualifications »
Minimum Mandatory Coaching Qualifications
Approved: May 1996; revised February 2004; revised January, 2010
Coaches must be active NCCP Community Coaches 'in training' (must have completed the ICC Workshop) in order to supervise, instruct or coach ski activities for children six years of age and younger, or assist with the supervising, instructing or coaching of ski activities for children six to nine years of age; and
Coaches must be active, 'trained' NCCP Community Coaches (must have completed the Community Coach Workshop) in order to supervise, instruct or coach ski activities for children six to nine years of age, or assist with the supervising, instructing or coaching of ski activities for children nine to sixteen years of age; and
Coaches must be active NCCP CCI 'trained' coaches (must have completed the L2T (On-Snow) Workshop) in order to supervise, instruct or coach ski activities for children nine to sixteen years of age.
Please note that there are liability insurance implications associated with policies that establish standards of practice.
*** CCI ‘trained’ = completed both the NCCP CCI-L2T Dryland and On-Snow Workshops