Nominations have been received for the 2017 ASSA Coaches Representative. A ballot will be handed out to each coach on Sunday, Aug 21. Paige Park will act as the scrutineer for the votes and will supervise the count. Announcement of the ASSA coaches representative for the 2017 season will be announced prior to the conclusion of the Provincial championship meet.
The nominees' biographies will be sent out by email. Please check your ASSA contact email to preview these biographies.
All ASSA Coaches are required to have the following completed by May 1 of each season to be permitted on deck at practices and competitions. We may grant a grace period.
Coaching Registration Requirements
ASSA, SNC, CSCTA & ACC Memberships & Registration
Coaches of the age of majority (18 & up) must complete a background check with a vulnerable sector search. Returning coaches need to provide this every three years. All backgroud checks must be completd through through an RCMP dispatch or local Police station. Once received, coaches should email, fax or mail a COPY of their backgroud check into the ASSA office.
All returning coaches must have completed full certification on or before the Coach Compliance deadline. Coach Requirements can be found here
Head Coaches must be certified or, if you are a new coach, working towards certification as a Level 1: Fundamentals Coach. If you are not certified, "working towards" means, as a minimum, you must have completed the Swimming 101 coaching course (see below for course information). This is the minimum education requirement for Head Coaches to coach in the ASSA; non-compliant coaches may not be permitted on deck.
The minimum requirement for Assistant Coaches is to attend NCCP Community Sport Coach for Swimming, or be registered in the next available course. This is the minimum education requirement for all Assistant Coaches to coach in the ASSA; non-compliant coaches may not be permitted on deck. Assistant coaches may be on deck at both practice and competitions as an assistant for two seasons. After two seasons they must attend Swimming 101.
To maintain certification coaches are required to participate in professional development activities. These can include from clinic attendance, swim camps, tour teams, the ASSA All Star Team, NCCP activities and coaching conferences. For further information please see the Maintenance of Certification information page available from the Coaching Association of Canada.
Steps to register
#1 Complete the pre-course workbook. http://www.tfaforms.com/200836
#2 Register online (you must attach your pre-course workbook) https://registration.swimming.ca/Courseslistpublic.aspx
#3 Pay online at - http://www.tfaforms.com/361645 or mail a cheque to Swim Alberta. Payment must be received by the registration deadline.
For NCCP Swimming information please see https://www.swimming.ca/en/nccp-programs/
Community Coach - Common Questions
#1 I want to be a head coach one day, should I take Swim 101?
If you are an assistant coach you should do Community Coach as your start point.
You will learn more from attending Swimming 101 once you have more coaching experience.
#2 Can Community Coaches help at competitions?
Yes, they can attend all competitions and practices as an assistant coach.
#3 Do Community Coaches need to take Swim 101 next season?
Swim 101 is only required for the Head or Supervising Coach. Community Coaches can assist for a maximum of two seasons.
#4 Our Coach may need to cover workouts themselves, do they need Swim 101?
Through the season the Community Coach can take on more responsibility based on the Head Coaches and clubs evaluation of their maturity and abilities. This may mean running practices or attending competitions. Note, the Community Coach should not be left fully responsible for the program. It is the clubs responsibility to ensure that Community Coaches are working with appropriate supervision. Community Coaches aged 15 years old must be supervised on deck.
Job Postings for Coaches
Check the Job Opportunities page