Become a Coach / Official

Clubs all over Canada are looking for experienced coaches and referees. Whether your experience comes from a para-sport or an able-bodied sport background, we offer several wheelchair rugby coaching and refereeing clinics to get you up to speed. To get involved, fill out the form on the below and we will contact you shortly. Thank you for your interest in wheelchair rugby!

What is the Wheelchair Rugby NCCP Coach Development Model?

To ensure that every wheelchair rugby coach has the skills necessary for success, the NCCP and the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association have worked together to develop a Coach Development Model. This model guides coaches as they develop their skills.

This is wheelchair rugby's NCCP coaching development model. As you can see, you can become one of three types of coaches: a club coach, a performance coach, or a High Performance Coach. A club coach is focused on grassroots, beginning, developing and recreational athletes, while a performance coach coaches athletes with a high-performance focus, such as a provincial or national team. High Performance Coach education is customized and personalized based on the needs of the coach, to give the coaches the knowledge to demonstrate advanced coaching skills, abilities, and attitudes. Either way, the instruction you receive under the NCCP Coach Development Model will help you become familiar with the unique needs of athletes with quadriplegia and/or multiple limb loss.

Wheelchair Rugby NCCP Coach Development Model

Each coach pathway has three stages:

In-Training: The coach completes several modules and attends a wheelchair rugby club coach course. After this step, the coach is classified as being trained.
Evaluation: The coach is evaluated by a learning facilitator and completes more modules. After this step, the coach is classified as being certified.
Professional Deveopment: To maintain certification, the coach earns points for completing professional development activities. Active club coaches must earn 20 points over 5 years, while active performance coaches must earn 30 points over 5 years. 

Wheelchair Rugby NCCP Club Coach (Competition-Introduction) Coach Pathway

Wheelchair Rugby NCCP Performance Coach (Competition-Development) Coach Pathway

Wheelchair Rugby NCCP High Performance Coach (Competition-Development HP) Coach Pathway

How Do I Begin My Coaching Education

Please fill out the form below and we will contact you about the process. Thank you for your interest in coaching wheelchair rugby!