RCA offers training and certification under Canada's National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). This program is delivered in partnership between RCA, the Provincial Rowing Associations, the Coaching Association of Canada and the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Associations. With the aim of increasing the number and quality of certified coaches, the RCA Coach Education (NCCP) program is organized into the pathways shown below. The Learn to Row and RCA Coach Pathway are workshops that are delivered via the Provincial Rowing Associations, whereas the RCA Performance Coach and High Performance Coach are delivered via RCA and in the case of High Performance Coach with the National Coaching Institute.
To review RCA Development and National Team Coach Certification Standards, please click here.
For the full RCA Coach Pathways document, please click here.
Learn to Row Pathway
Best suited for: Coaches interested in working with beginner rowers. Learn to Train stage.
RCA Coach Pathway
Best suited for: Coaches interested in working with intermediate rowers interested in competition (e.g. regional and provincial competitions). Train to Train and Learn to Compete stage.
RCA Performance Coach Pathway
Best suited for: Coaches interested in working with rowers moving into university and national competitions and rowers preparing to enter development competitions internationally (e.g. Canada Games, National Rowing Championships, CanAmMex, etc.) Learn to Compete and Train to Compete stage.
RCA High Performance Coach Pathway - (under review)
Best suited for: Coaches interested in working with athletes on the high performance pathway, competing on the international stage (e.g. World Cups, World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games). Train to Win and Train to Win 2 stage.
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