How to Become a Coach


Before registering to become a coach you are required to have a NCCP #. This number gives Coaches access to “The Locker” which is where all Coach information and transcripts are found. Coaches with a locker account can view/update personal information, coaching records and access printable transcripts. The Locker is an important tool that supports the efforts of all Canadians involved in coach education. Access to this site will provide all coaches with the opportunity to track their progress and guide their achievement. 



Step 1: Learn to Skate

Club Coach: Teaching participants of all ages, basic learn-to-skate skills in a fun and safe environment (CanSkate, CanPowerSkate)

Step 2: Learn to Train

Regional Coach: Teaching participants who already have some experience and proficiency in the sport to refine basic skills and introduced to more complex techniques in figure skating and preparing athletes for inter-club and invitational competitions. (STARSkate STAR 1-Gold Level)


Step 3: Learn to Compete

Provincial Coach: Athletes are taught figure skating skills and are prepared for competitions at the sectional/provincial level (Pre-Juvenile- Pre- Novice Competitive level 

Step 4: Train to Compete

National Coach: developing athletes are coached to refine basic skills, develop more advanced skills and tactics and are prepared for performance at qualifying and national level competitions (Novice – Senior Competitive level)  

Step 5: Learn to Win/Live to Win

International Coach: athletes are coached ti refine advanced skills and tactics and are prepared for performance at International/World/Olympic level competitions (Elite Junior – Senior competitive level)