Only coaches who have completed the Keeping the School in School Sport program and are registered on the NSSAF database are eligible to coach in NSSAF Regional or Provincial competition .
Principals can confirm the status of their Coaches through the NSSAF website.
When a Principal logs in a link to their school appears on the right hand side of the site.
Clicking on that link will generate a list of coaches registered in that school.
This program is one of the first of its` kind in Canada and one of which the NSSAF is proud. The role of the coach in delivering educationally sound learning experiences to student – athletes is paramount and“Keeping the School in School Sport” is the foundation upon which interscholastic athletics is built.
For more information visit the NSSAF website or contact your local NSSAF District Coordinator or Regional Director.
A new website -- Coaching Nova Scotia ---has been launched by the Department of Health and Wellness to provide improved information around coaching education in Nova Scotia. The site also provides information about the NCCP multi sport coaching modules. This site replaces the old site that was hosted on the government of NS web site and allows coaches to directly register online for all classroom NCCP coaching courses. The delivery process for web based home study NCCP courses has also been improved. Visit: http://www.coachingns.ca
Soccer Soccer for Life Trained Soccer for Life Trained
Hockey Development 1 Trained Development 1 Trained
Wrestling Part A - Intro to Comp Trained Part A - Intro to Comp Trained
Football Community Initiation Competition Introduction Trained
Volleyball Development Coach (Level 1) Development Coach (Level 1) Trained
Table Tennis Community Trained Intro to Competition Trained
Baseball Rookie Coach Trained Baseball Regional Coach Clinic by Position
Rugby N/A Community Rugby Coach Trained
Snowboard Comp Intro Trained Comp Intro Certified
Badminton Community Coach Initiation Community Coach Initiation
Basketball Learn to Train Trained Train to Train Trained
Curling Club Coach Youth Trained Youth Club Coach
Golf N/A Community Golf Coach
Softball N/A Community Coach Trained
Softball Slo Pitch N/A Community Coach Trained
Athletics Sport Coach Club Coach Trained
Cheerleading NSSAF Approved Clinic NSSAF Approved Clinic
All Football Coaches must be trained as a Competition Introduction Positional Coach (NCCP) by August 31,2016.
All Division 1-4 NSSAF Volleyball Coaches must complete the NCCP Development Coach Workshop (Level 1) by November 1st 2017. Visit : http://volleyballnovascotia.ca
All NSSAF Rugby Coaches must complete the IRB Rugby Ready Module (online).
This is recommended training for all NSSAF Coaches (approved at the NSSAF Board of Governors meeting, November 15, 2013).