Coaches

Coaches are important!

Coaches are the primary drivers of a boxing program. They mentor, promote healthy attitudes towards fitness, and develop confidence & responsibility in their athletes.

 

The Value of a Trained and Certified Coach:

Coaches who are trained and certified by Boxing Canada have proven themselves through education about boxing, fitness, life-skills, Abuse-Free Sport, and are connected with the larger coaching community encompassing all sports in Canada. They are recognized by the Coaching Association of Canada. Some levels of competition (such as Canada Games) require certain minus levels of coaching training and certification. Knowing that your coach is trained and certified by Boxing Canada is a good way to know that you are going to have a positive experience!

 

How to become trained and certified as a coach:

 

To be a certified Coach in Canada you need:

  • To be a current member of Boxing Canada (memberships are available through your provincial boxing association)
  • A police records check
  • Become “Trained” in one of the below coaching levels (take the course, complete the assignments)
  • Become “Certified” at that level by completing an evaluation process (depending on the level this might be all online, or all in person)

 

 

Depending on the type of boxer you want to coach new coaches can start with Instructor Beginner or Competition Introduction levels:

 

Instruction Beginner Coach:

  • Works with athletes:
    • LTAD Stages: Active Child, Fundamentals, Learn to Box, Active for Life
    • Age Groups: 6-12 years old; 13 years-old-and-older Men and Women learning to Box for the first time
    • Goals: Fun, skill development, fitness, participation not competition
  • Pre-requisites:
    • No boxing experience necessary, but can be helpful
    • Police background check
  • How to become an Instruction Beginner Coach:
Step#DescriptionWhat do I need to do?How do I do it?
PreBefore you Start! To actively coach in Boxing Canada-related programming you will need a record check and an Abuse-Free Sport pledge. You do not need these to partake in Coach education.Police Records Check

Safe-Sport Pledge

Enhanced Police Background Check (E-PIC)

Boxing Canada Abuse-Free Sport Pledge

1Boxing Canada MembershipYour membership must be current to participate in any Boxing Canada programming or coach education.Register your membership through your Provincial Boxing Association
2National Coach Certification NumberKnow your NCCP Coach number. If you have done any coach education through Coaching Association of Canada you probably already have one.NCCP “The Locker” Login page
3Boxing Instructor Beginner Module (Course)Find a Course through your provinceIn Person course, online option may be available
Instructor Beginner “In Training”
4NCCP Make Ethical Decisionshttps://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisionsOnline learning
5NCCP Planning A Practicehttps://coach.ca/nccp-planning-practiceOnline learning
6NCCP Nutritionhttps://coach.ca/nccp-sport-nutritionOnline learning
Instructor Beginner “Trained”
7NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Evaluationhttps://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#MEDOnline test
8Boxing Instructor Beginner EvaluationOnline Evaluation Request or Find an Evaluator through your provinceComplete form, send to Boxing Canada
Instructor Beginner Evaluator assigned
9aAnalyze the Performance of Boxers Executing Basic SkillsWatch three videos as assigned by evaluator, provide feedback on what you seepage 39-41 of the Evaluation Package EN / FR
9bGroup Coaching: Warm-upVideo yourself leading a warm-uppage 25-28 of the Evaluation Package EN / FR
9cOne-on-one teaching of a basic skillVideo yourself teaching a skill as assigned by evaluatorpage 25-28 of the Evaluation Package EN / FR
9dOne-on-one teaching of a defensive moveVideo yourself teaching a skill, as assigned by evaluatorpage 25-28 of the Evaluation Package EN / FR
Instructor Beginner “Certified”

Note that experienced coaches can “Challenge” the evaluation process and bypass step 3 Boxing Instructor Beginner course. Additional verification of boxing experience may be required.

For written evaluation items: Best practice seems to be for coaches to print out the evaluation package, complete the forms on paper, and then send pictures of those pages back via email.

For video evaluation items: Best practice varies based on coach comfort with video. We recommend changing the quality setting of the video to less than 1080p as this reduces file size. Videos can be emailed, drop-boxed, Google drive’d, etc. If that isn’t going to work we could also do a skype call for a “live” evaluation.

 

 

Competition Introduction Coach:

  • Work with athletes:
    • LTAD Stages: Learn to Box, Train to Box, Train to Compete, Active for Life
    • Age Groups: 8+
    • Goals: Skill refinement, fitness, sparring, participation in some competition
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Some background/experience in boxing
    • Instruction Beginner Certification is helpful (steps 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12a, 12b, 12c, 12d are part of the Instruction Beginner evaluation)
    • Police background check
  • How to become a Competition-Introduction Coach:
Step#DescriptionWhat do I need to do?How do I do it?
PreBefore you Start! To actively coach in Boxing Canada-related programming you will need a record check and an Abuse-Free Sport pledge. You do not need these to partake in Coach education.Police Records Check

Safe-Sport Pledge

Enhanced Police Background Check (E-PIC)

Boxing Canada Abuse-Free Sport Pledge

1Boxing Canada MembershipYour membership must be current to participate in any Boxing Canada programming or coach education.Register your membership through your Provincial Boxing Association
2National Coach Certification NumberKnow your NCCP Coach number. If you have done any coach education through Coaching Association of Canada you probably already have one.NCCP “The Locker” Login page
3Boxing Competition Introduction Module (Course)Find a Course through your provinceIn Person course, online option may be available
Competition Introduction “In Training”
4NCCP Make Ethical Decisionshttps://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisionsOnline learning
5NCCP Teaching and Learninghttps://coach.ca/nccp-teaching-and-learningOnline learning or In-Person
6NCCP Planning a Practicehttps://coach.ca/nccp-planning-practiceOnline learning or In-Person
7NCCP Basic Mental Skillshttps://coach.ca/nccp-basic-mental-skillsOnline learning or In-Person
8NCCP Nutritionhttps://coach.ca/nccp-sport-nutritionOnline learning or In-Person
9NCCP Design a Basic Sport Programhttps://coach.ca/nccp-design-basic-sport-programOnline learning or In-Person
Competition Introduction “Trained”
10NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Evaluationhttps://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#MEDOnline test
11Boxing Competition Introduction EvaluationOnline Evaluation Request or Find an Evaluator through your provinceComplete form, send to Boxing Canada
Competition Introduction Evaluator assigned
12aAnalyze the Performance of Boxers Executing Basic SkillsWatch three videos as assigned by evaluator, compete form, email picture of form to evaluatorpages 39-41 of the IB Evaluation Package EN / FR
12bGroup Coaching: Warm-upVideo yourself leading a warm-uppages 25-28 of the IB Evaluation Package EN / FR
12cOne-on-one teaching of a basic skillVideo yourself teaching a skill as assigned by evaluatorpages 25-28 of the IB Evaluation Package EN / FR
12dOne-on-one teaching of a defensive moveVideo yourself teaching a skill, as assigned by evaluatorpages 25-28 of the IB Evaluation Package EN / FR
13aPlan a PracticeComplete a template outlining a full boxing practice, email picture of form to evaluatorpages 34-36 of the CI Evaluation Package EN / FR
13bAnalyze the Performance of Boxers Executing Intermediate Skills and TacticsVideo your boxer performing two skills as assigned by evaluator, provide feedback on form, email picture of form to evaluatorpages 39-40 of the CI Evaluation Package EN / FR
13cProvide support to a Boxer in Preparation for their First FightComplete a template assessing athlete readiness, email picture of template to evaluatorpages 63-69 of the CI Evaluation Package EN / FR
Competition Introduction “Certified”

Note that experienced coaches can “Challenge” the evaluation process and bypass step 3 Boxing Competition Introduction course. Additional verification of boxing experience may be required.

For written evaluation items: Best practice seems to be for coaches to print out the evalution package, complete the forms on paper, and then send pictures of those pages backt o me via email.

For video evaluation items: Best practice varies based on coach comfort with video. We recommend changing the quality setting of the video to less than 1080p as this reduces file size. Videos can be emailed, drop-boxed, Google drive’d, etc. If that isn’t going to work we could also do a skype call so we can evaluate “live”.

 

 

 

 

Competition Development Coach:

 

 

Detailed information on the coaching system

 

 

Information about NCCP Make Ethical Decisions:

 

Make Ethical Decisions has a Course (online) and an Evaluation (also online)

    1. Normal Path:
      • Coach completes the MED Course ($$)
      • Coach completes the MED Evaluation (free if you have taken the course)
    2. Alternate Path (Coach MUST have an NCCP Coach ID#):
      • Coach completes the MED Evaluation (~85$; two chances only, if unsuccess both times CAC will require coach to take a course)

For the MED course:

https://coach.ca/nccp-make-ethical-decisions

There is a link on the right side of the page “How to Register”. Using the drop down select your province.

Successfully completing the course should show up in the Locker within 24 hours. Important to note that Boxing Canada (and the PTSOs) have no control/say over this course – no way to get around it.

For the MED evaluation:

https://thelocker.coach.ca/onlinelearning#MED

(this will take the user to a login where they will need their NCCP Coach ID# and password)

Successfully completing the evaluation should show up in the locker instantly. Important to note that Boxing Canada (and the PTSOs) have no control/say over this course – no way to get around it.