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NCCP Competition-Introduction Provincial Coach Pathway


Entry prerequisites:

Coaches must be either Primary STARSkate coach trained or certified

Requirements for Intermediate STARSkate/provincial coach (ISPC) trained:

  1. Complete the ISPC home study guide
  2. Attend the ISPC sport science course and complete the required workbook
  3. Attend the ISPC stroking & skating skills course and complete the required workbook
  4. Attend the ISPC singles course and complete the required workbook
  5. Attend the ISPC dance course and complete the required workbook
  6. Attend the ISPC pairs & synchronized skating course and complete the required workbooks

Requirements for provincial coach evaluated and certified:

Prerequisite: must have an ISPC trained status

  1. Video lessons:
    • Submit one technical video lesson with a lesson plan at the juvenile or pre-novice competitive level and;
    • Submit one stroking lesson or skating skills lesson with a lesson plan at the juvenile or pre-novice competitive level
  2. Video analysis and music CD:
    • Submit a video analysis and music CD of a juvenile or pre-novice skater/team whose program you have designed or choreographed
  3. Have a skater/team qualify and compete at a Section Championship (or equivalent) or higher caliber competition (i.e. Sectionals, Provincial Championships, Challenge, National Championships)  at the juvenile or pre-novice level, and provide a protocol of the event as proof with your Practical Coaching Record Form.
  4. Must complete the Make Ethical Decision (MED) on-line evaluation at


  1. ISPC Trained (home study + five courses and workbooks)
  2. Provincial coach evaluated (trained status, two video lessons, video analysis and attend a sectional championship competition with the athlete)
  3. Provincial coach certified (evaluated status + MED)

For course information details, please contact your section course administrator.



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