Coaching FAQ’s

Find answers to our frequently asked coaching questions, review the coaching FAQ’s below.

Q: I am a head coach of a U14/U16/U19 A Level team. Do I need to be CI Certified?

A: Not immediately, but by January 8, 2020 all U14-U19 A coaches must be CI Certified.

Q: I am currently coaching U14/U16/U19 (B/C/Rec) and I have CSI. Do I need to do CI?

A: Not immediately, but by January 8, 2019 all coaches at these levels will be required to be CI Trained.

Q: I am a head coach of a U14/U16/U19 A Level team. I have completed the CSI course already. Do I need to do Introduction to Coaching Ringette Clinic?

A: No. If you have completed the CSI or CI course prior to 2015 you do not require the Coach Initiation in Sport eModule.

Q: I have CSI and I want to sign up for CI. Do I need to do Coach Initiation Online Module?

A: No. If you have completed the CSI or CI course prior to 2015 you do not require the Coach Initiation in Sport eModule.

Q: I am going to be a U12 Regional coach. I see that starting in U14 I need CI. Can I skip CSI and just do CI along with the Coach Initiation in Sport eModule?

A: No. The requirements for U12 Regional are CSI and that is what is needed for this current season. Next season, if you coach U14 you will just have to complete the CI course, you will not require Coach Initiation in Sport eModule or the MED Module/Evaluation.

Q: I have CI but I have not completed CSI since my older daughter was in the Competitive stream. My younger daughter is in U9 and I want to coach her team. Do I have to do CSI or is CI enough training?

A: You must complete CSI Training to be qualified to coach U9.

Q: I only took my CI-1 last year. Can I just join the second day of CI to get my CI2?

A: No. The layout of the course has changed. If you have taken the CI 1 course in the past you have two options: You can retake the two day CI course or you can sign up online and complete the Design a Basic Sport Program Module offered through the Ontario Coaching Association. https://www.coachesontario.ca/nccp-training/course-calendar/.

Q: I am going to be a coach-in-training this year. Do I need to do the Coach Initiation in Sport eModule before CSI or CI?

A: Yes. A CIT must be appropriately qualified in accordance with the team’s registered level of play. A CIT must complete the Coach Initiation in Sport eModule before taking either CSI or CI depending upon level of play and must complete the Making Ethical Decisions Clinic and Online Evaluation.