REQUIRED BY ALL FLAG COACHES
Free 2-3 hour course online
Sport Manitoba Coaching believes in being proactive in ensuring sport in our province is safe and welcoming for all participants. Respect in Sport (RiS), which has been a mandated program for all Manitoba coaches since 2007, helps us promote those values.
Free one-hour course on understanding concussions, safety and ways to reduce the risk of injury. You must log into the Locker with your NCCP number to access the course.
This is a free 20 minute course. The goal of the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. It is one of three pillars of the Responsible Coaching Movement, along with background screening and ethics training.
COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK
This may include a Criminal Record check, Child Abuse Registry and/or Vulnerable Sector check completed within the past three years– Coaches that have this requirement already through their employment or through another organization may complete an annual declaration form to confirm their background check is clear and less than 3 years old.
The cost of Background Checks for our registered flag coaches is fully covered by the league. For those with a current background check, please download the Annual Declaration, complete and submit Football Manitoba by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESEASON COACH MEETING
Prior to the season start coaches will need to attend a short preseason meeting to review game play, new rules or updates, as well as discuss flag in general. Coaches will be advised of meeting details by April 1st.
REQUIRED BY SECOND YEAR FLAG COACHES AND HIGHER
PREREQUISITE TO THE COMMUNITY SPORT COACH COURSE BELOW
Approximately 1 hour – delivered online – FREE
8 hour course specifically for coaching young players with proper coaching methods for this age group.
The Community Stream teaches coaches the fundamentals of football with a recreational focus. The skills you will learn are ideal for all volunteer coaches who have children who participate in football, or who wish to assist participants of all ages who are new to the sport.
Approximately 12 hours – delivered in person or through online
Specifically prepares coaches for training and coaching players from age 14-18