CoachSG

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Coaching – it isn’t just a job. 

It is a privilege to nurture young men and women in harmonising their body, mind and spirit. 
It is leading them to becoming individuals of character. 
It is a calling to inspire the Singapore spirit, and to transform it through sport. 
And just like training and practice is fundamental to improvement, so too in coaching. 

That’s why we’ve developed a holistic programme to equip you with a body of knowledge to have you raise the bar, and change the game.

Coaching Development

Enhance your coaching skills through Sport and Behavioural Science.

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Character and Leadership Development

Learn how instilling Purpose, Vision and Values plays a key role in your coaching journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

CoachSG

What is CoachSG?

Coaches are a key multiplier in Sport Singapore’s effort to inspire the Singapore Spirit and transform Singapore through Sport. As part of Vision 2030, an academy of coaching and leadership named CoachSG will be launched in 2017 to help coaches enhance their competency and skill sets and enable them to stay relevant in today’s constantly evolving sporting landscape.

CoachSG will provide all coaches in Singapore with programmes through which they can support their professional development throughout every stage of their coaching career. It will also strive to raise the profile of coaching as a profession and to guide the development of the coaching industry in Singapore, working with various stakeholders to ensure quality assurance and consistent employment policies and standards across the industry.

CoachSG efforts will focus on three main areas:
  1. Coaching Development - to develop skills and capabilities in the areas of technical proficiency: ‘What to Coach’ and methods of instruction: ‘How to Coach’; 
  2. Character & Leadership Development for sport coaches - to foster character development, values education and leadership development through sport; and 
  3. Coaching Industry Development - to guide the quality assurance and competency standards, oversee employment policies and identify industry needs. 

Why are we setting up CoachSG?

To date, most of the emphasis of coach development has been in the areas of technical proficiency and there has not been much support for coaches to develop their instructional skills and leadership skills. 

In recognition of the key role coaches play in achieving Vision 2030, Sport Singapore is setting up CoachSG to provide more support for coaches in developing their competencies in coaching, leadership and instructional skills. In addition, CoachSG will look into helping raise the profile and professionalism of coaches so that parents, athletes and other stakeholders appreciate the important role coaches play in inspiring lifelong participation in sport and building values through sport.

Engagement Sessions for Coaches

What are the engagement sessions that CoachSG will be holding?

Through a series of engagement sessions, CoachSG aims to actively involve coaches in the design of the professional development opportunities and programmes so that they are relevant and impactful in enhancing our coaches’ competency and in doing so, raise the profile of sport coaching in Singapore.

Key objectives of this session are:
  1. To enable coaches to have a basic understanding of CoachSG’s strategy, to include formal and non-formal coach development programs
  2. To brainstorm ideas on what programmes coaches would like to see from CoachSG and what support they need to develop their own competencies
  3. To help coaches understand policy enhancements in the National Registry of Coaches (NROC) 
  4. To obtain feedback from coaches on the challenges they face and the support they need in career development and employment through a dialogue with CoachSG and the Sports Coaches Association of Singapore (SCA)

Please visit our Course Calendar for details of other subsequent sessions. 


National Registry of Coaches (NROC) Membership

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.

What are the changes in NROC?

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. Please see Image 1 for a pictorial representation of the new category of provisional membership.

 

How does the NROC improve the quality of coaching standards?

The NROC aims to:

  • provide an avenue for coaches to obtain formal coaching certification
  • advocate for coaches to pursue continuous learning in their knowledge and skills through the Continuous Coach Education Programmes 
  • provide a set of behavioural guidelines for coaches through its Coach’s Code of Ethics 

There will be a series of engagement sessions for coaches commencing in December 2016 to actively involve coaches in the design of the professional development opportunities and programmes so that they are relevant and impactful in enhancing our coaches’ competency and in doing so, raise the profile of sport coaching in Singapore.

What are the benefits of being a NROC Provisional / Full Member?

Table 1: Benefits

Provisional Membership Full Membership 
  • Employment opportunities in organisations hiring NROC coaches only
  • Eligible to sign up for Continuing Coach Education (CCE) courses for free or at preferential rates 
  • Priority in enrolment of Basic Sports Science, SG-Coach Theory and Technical Courses
  • Membership Card for Identification Purpose
  • 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)
  • Starter Kit (Membership Booklet and Logbook) 
  • Membership Card for Identification Purpose

What are the admission requirements for Provisional and Full Membership?

Table 2: Table 2: Admission Requirements

Provisional Membership Full Membership 
  • Obtained Valid Standard First Aid (SFA) including AED Certificate
  • Obtained Values and Principles in Sport (VPS) Certificate or its equivalent
  • Submit application with any other supporting documents of coaching certification and experience
  • Obtained Valid SFA including AED Certificate
  • Obtained Basic Sport Science (BSS) Certificate 
  • Obtained SG-Coach Level 1 (Theory) including Values & Principles in Sports or National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) Certificate or its equivalent
  • Obtained SG-Coach Level 1 (Technical) or NCAP Certificate or its equivalent
  • Submit application

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.

How does a coach apply for NROC Provisional Membership?

A coach may apply for provisional membership from 3 January 2017 onwards in the following ways: 

  • Submit an online application with the above certifications as stated in the admission requirements
  • Complete an application form with the above certifications and email to sport_coaching@sport.gov.sg
  • Visit SportSG office in person on the following dates with the above certifications:
Date & Day Time Venue 
January 
  • 3 January 2017, Tuesday
  • 5 January 2017, Thursday
  • 17 January 2017, Tuesday
  • 19 January 2017, Thursday
3pm to 5pm
SSI Seminar Room,
SportSG Office
3 Stadium Drive
Singapore 397630
February
  • 2 February 2017, Thursday
  • 9 February 2017, Thursday
  • 16 February 2017, Thursday
  • 23 February 2017, Thursday
March
  • 16 March 2017, Thursday
  • 30 March 2017, Thursday

April onwards
Visit our website for updates

The processing of each application will take between 7 to 14 working days. All applicants will be notified of the results of applications via email and successful applicants will receive a membership card mailed to his residential address.

What are the fees required to register under NROC?

  • For Provisional Membership, no membership fee is required during the three-year term. There is no renewal option for provisional membership and a coach may convert to full NROC membership once he/she had attained the required certification before the expiry of the provisional membership. A coach whom had successfully converted from provisional to full membership will enjoy a three-year term immediately with no membership fee required.
  • For full Membership, no membership fee is required for the initial three-year term. A renewal fee of $60.00 applies for subsequent renewal blocks of three-year terms. All fees paid are not refundable.

What happens when NROC membership expires?

Upon expiry of the NROC membership as indicated on their membership card, the member ceases to receive eligible benefits listed in Table 1 based on their category.

How to renew NROC membership?

  • Renewal is not applicable for provisional membership. 
  • Requirements for Renewal of full NROC Membership for coaches whose expiry date is on or before 7 December 2016

    Coaches with NROC membership that had expired on or before 7 December 2016 will need to submit the following:

      • Valid Standard First Aid (including AED) Certificate 
      • $60.00 renewal fee in cash or cheque 
      • Submit their application online by email or in person (see paragraph 4)

      A one-time waiver is granted for the Continuing Coach Education (CCE) requirements for applications submitted by 31 December 2017.

  • Requirements for Renewal of full NROC Membership for coaches whose expiry date is on or after 8 December 2016

    Coaches with NROC membership that had expired on or after 8 December 2016 will need to submit the following:

    • Valid Standard First Aid (including AED) Certificate 
    • $60.00 renewal fee in cash or cheque 
    • Supporting documents for completion of Continuing Coach Education requirements
      Coach Level Coaching Education Hours  Coaching Practise House
      Coach 15 15
      Senior Coach 24 36
      Master Coach 30 70
    • Submit their application online by email or in person
  • Submit an online application with the above certifications as stated in the admission requirement
  • Complete an application form with the above certifications and email to sport_coaching@sport.gov.sg
  • Visit SportSG office in person on the following dates with the above certifications:
    Date & Day Time Venue 
    January 
    • 3 January 2017, Tuesday
    • 5 January 2017, Thursday
    • 17 January 2017, Tuesday
    • 19 January 2017, Thursday
    3pm to 5pm
    SSI Seminar Room,
    SportSG Office
    3 Stadium Drive
    Singapore 397630
    February
    • 2 February 2017, Thursday
    • 9 February 2017, Thursday
    • 16 February 2017, Thursday
    • 23 February 2017, Thursday
    March
    • 16 March 2017, Thursday
    • 30 March 2017, Thursday

    April onwards
    Visit our website for updates
  • A foreign national who is applying to renew his/her NROC is required to submit a valid Work Pass or Letter of Consent for coaching from Ministry of Manpower stating that the person is authorised to offer coaching services.
  • How to maintain an “Active” membership status in the Registry?

     

    The expiry date of the membership term is indicated on the membership card. Members are required to maintain the following:

    Can a foreigner national apply to join the NROC?

    The rules of admission requirements in Table 2 is applicable to all applicants. Additionally, the foreign national is required to submit a valid Work Pass or Letter of Consent for coaching from Ministry of Manpower stating that the person is authorised to offer coaching services.

    Coaching Courses and Certification

    What is Singapore Coach Excellence (SG-Coach) Programme?

    The SG-Coach Programme is an enhanced training and development pathway for all coaches in the community, clubs or high performance sport programmes. The aim is to establish a training and development system to develop high quality and professional coaches. Coaches trained in this programme will gain multi-dimensional skills in the area of sports science, coaching, life skills, evidence-based practices and will be able to promote social values and principles. The SG-Coach Programme replaces the National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) since 27 March 2015. As all existing NCAP certificates remain valid, obtaining accreditation from NCAP to SG-Coach is not required. Coaches will now be able to enrol in required certification courses based on course availability and their interests rather than a prescribed, sequential order.

    What are the fees for the SG-Coach programme?

    Programme Course Fees
    Basic Sports Science Course $353.10 (inclusive GST)
    SG-Coach Theory Level 1 Course $385.20 (inclusive GST)
    SG-Coach Technical /Integrated Level 1 Course Please contact the respective National Sports Association for more details.

    The listed course fees include resource materials and first-time assessment. All resource materials and assessments are written in English.

    How to register for Basic Sports Science and SG-Coach Theory L1 Programme?

    To register for Basic Sport Science Course and SG-Coach Theory L1 Programme, please contact Republic Polytechnic at ACE-Help@rp.edu.sg or you may register directly via the following links:

    • Basic Sports Science
    • SG-Coach Theory L1

    How to register for SG-Coach Technical L1 Programme?

    To register for SG-Coach Technical / Integrated Programme, please contact your respective NSAs.

    Are there any waiver for BSS or SG-Coach Theory L1 course?

    Full waiver and exam-only pathways are available to applicants with prior knowledge and certifications in the areas of Sports Science and Coaching. Please refer to our application process for BSS Waiver and SG-Coach Theory for more information.

    What are the initiatives available for coaches to upgrade themselves?

    Coaches are strongly encouraged to upgrade themselves through the SG-Coach and Continuing Coach Education (CCE) programmes. CCE programmes are conducted in various formats – e.g. informal courses, workshops and seminars. For available CCE programmes, please check our Course Calendar

    Funding is also available for NROC coaches. Please refer to the Capability Development Grant (CDG) webpage for more details.

    Is having Standard First Aid (with AED) certificate necessary?

    During the course of coaching, there could be incidences of emergency or injury, it is essential that coaches are trained in the knowledge and skills in Standard First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and usage of Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This will better prepare coaches for emergency situations and manage the risks involved in sports coaching. 

    Sport Singapore requires all NROC-registered coaches to have a valid Standard First Aid (including AED) certificate from an accredited training centre. The minimum number of hours spent on the Standard First Aid course should not be less than 21 hours long with a theoretical examination and practical assessment including AED, CPR and bandaging of wounds.

    Where can I find an accredited Standard First Aid (including AED) course?

    Please refer to the list of accredited Standard First Aid courses. The accreditation is for 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017 issued by the National First Aid Council (NFAC) for the NROC.

    Why is the Values and Principles in Sport (VPS) certificate important?

    The VPS workshop is a module within the SG-Coach Theory Level 1 course which covers topics on coaching philosophy, appropriate behaviours of coaches, teaching of values through sport using the Game-For-Life framework, information on Ministry of Education’s 21st Century Competencies Framework and Student Outcomes, and an introduction to anti-doping Coaches who wish to offer their coaching services to schools in the Ministry of Education will be required to submit the VPS certificate as a part of their application to register to be a Physical Sports Instructor. Please email MOE_IRS@moe.edu.sg for assistance.

    Can I be exempted from the VPS workshop?

    The following certifications deemed as the equivalent of the VPS Certification:

    • ‘Building Capacity of Coaches and Instructors (BCCI)’ workshops; or
    • ‘National Standards for Youth Sports (NSYS) for Coaching in Singapore Schools’ workshop; or • SG-Coach Level 1 Theory (from 27 Mar 2015 onwards)

    Why is the Values and Principles in Sport (VPS) certificate important?

    The VPS workshop is a module within the SG-Coach Theory Level 1 course which covers topics on coaching philosophy, appropriate behaviours of coaches, teaching of values through sport using the Game-For-Life framework, information on Ministry of Education’s 21st Century Competencies Framework and Student Outcomes, and an introduction to anti-doping Coaches who wish to offer their coaching services to schools in the Ministry of Education will be required to submit the VPS certificate as a part of their application to register to be a Physical Sports Instructor. Please email MOE_IRS@moe.edu.sg for assistance.

    How do I register for a VPS course?

    VPS workshop registrations are strictly on first-come-first-served basis. You may also check our Course Calendar for available workshops and register your interest by e-mailing sport_coaching@sport.gov.sg with the following details:

    • Preferred 3 slots (in order of priority)
    • Full name
    • NRIC/FIN number
    • NROC status (NROC or non-NROC coach)
    • E-mail
    • Mobile number
    • Which sport(s) are you currently coaching
    • Number of years of sports coaching experience

    Upon receipt of your email, we will notify you of the assigned slot and submission of payment. For other enquiries, please email sport_coaching@sport.gov.sg.

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