Coaching Requirements

Coaching Requirements

As per GBC’s Coaching/NCCP Certification Policy Coaches must register with GBC through their member clubs.

All coaches who wish to be members of GBC must complete and file a Criminal Record Check (CRC) with Gymnastics BC if they are 18 years old or older, as per BC Provincial Law (“An employer must ensure that every individual who is hired for employment involving work with children and every employee who works with children undergoes a criminal record check” Criminal Records Review Act, Chapter 86). Police record checks submitted to GBC must also include a ‘Vulnerable Section Search’ (VSS) (in some cases the VSS is on the same form but not always – check with your local police detachment). All GBC member club staff must complete CRC’s through a local police station. Please submit completed CRC reports.

As mandated by Gymnastics Canada, ALL Gymnastics BC coaches 15 years of age or older are required to complete the Respect in Sport course as part of their registration requirements.

New coaches registering with GBC will be granted a 30-day (from date of hire at the club) grace period to complete the program.

Failure to complete the course after 30 days may result in suspension of membership and insurance coverage for the coach(es) until they complete the program, and a $50 club penalty.

Completed certificate (number and completion dates) can be sent here.