National Registry of Coaches (NROC)

What is NROC

The NROC was created in 2003 to raise the standard and professionalism of sports coaching in Singapore. It serves to ensure minimum technical qualification of sport coaches, to ensure that practicing coaches continue to improve and that coaches provide a safe environment for their athletes. Today, there are over 2,000 coaches listed in 38 sports in the NROC and their profiles are made available in an online public database.

Coaches in the NROC are duly certified under the Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme (formerly known as the National Coaching Accreditation Programme or NCAP) in their respective sports and must hold Standard First Aid certification (including AED). They are committed to abide by the Coach’s Code of Ethics and meet the requirements for Continuing Coach Education Programme. This is part of the quality assurance to users of the coaching services that the coaches registered under NROC are up-to-date in their coaching knowledge and skills.

Through NROC, Sport Singapore aims to give recognition to coaches who have been certified and deemed competent by a national body. Doing so also allows the public to have easy access to qualified coaches.

NROC will be enhanced by introducing a provisional membership category. The provisional membership will allow existing and aspiring sport coaches to participate in academic, educational and professional development activities to improve their coaching practice as they work toward completing all requirements of full NROC membership.

Over a 3-year provisional membership period, they will be given priority enrolment into various coaching courses and activities organised by Sport Singapore, their respective National Sports Association and other organisations. The aim is to prepare them to obtain the necessary certification to become a full member within the NROC and to stay current in the practice of sport coaching as a profession. Registration for provisional membership will commence from 3 January 2017. 

Requirements to join the NROC is as follows:

Provisional Membership

Full Membership

Values and Principles in Sport (VPS) or its equivalent1: The VPS workshop is a module within the SG-Coach Theory Level 1 course which covers the topics on coaching philosophy, appropriate behaviours of coaches, teaching of values through Game-For-Life framework, information on Ministry of Education’s 21st Century Competencies Framework and Student Outcomes, and introduction to anti-doping. Certificates which are deemed as its equivalent are SG-Coach Theory Level 1 Certificate which includes the VPS module, National Standards in Youth Sports for Coaching in Singapore Schools Certificate and Certificate of Attendance for Building Capacity of Coaches and Instructors (BCCI)’ Workshop.

NROC New/Renewal Applications 

More information on NROC new and renewal applications can be found at the following links:

Coaches who require assistance in person for online registration may visit us at Sport Singapore office (3 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397630) on Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm (excluding public holidays) - this schedule will allow us to attend to coaches promptly. Alternatively, you may contact us at or 6500 5296 for assistance.

Where to find an NROC coach? 

The database of NROC coaches are found on our myactivesg portal.


Both coaches and employers of coaches (such as NSAs, schools and clubs) benefit from the NROC

Benefits for NROC Members (Coaches)

Provisional Membership

 Full Membership

  • Employment opportunities in organisations hiring NROC coaches only
  • Eligible to sign up for CCE courses for free or at preferential rates
  • Profile available for search on online NROC Database
  • Eligible to apply for Coach Capability Development Grant
  • Preferential rate for major events (e.g. SSI Annual Symposium, Coaching Conferences)
  • Exclusive invitation to special events (e.g. visiting fellows or renown coaches)
  • Preferential rate for workshops and courses (e.g. Fundamentals Movement Skills (FMS)
  • Starter Kit (Membership Booklet and Logbook)
  • Membership Card for Identification Purpose
  • Eligible to book Sports Hub Library seminar rooms for discussions

Benefits For Employers of NROC Coaches

  • The NROC serves as a valuable guide, with a list of registered coaches of various sports for the public or organisations who wish to select a certified coach to carry out coaching assignments.
  • The public can be assured that all registered coaches are duly certified and are required to abide to the Coach's Code of Ethics.
  • Registered coaches are current in their knowledge and skills as these coaches are required to participate actively in Continuing Coach Education activities.


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