MED For Coaches

MED For Coaches: Requirements And Instructions For Coaches

In accordance with Ringette Canada and The National Coaches’ Certification Program (NCCP) Requirements, all coaches must become MED certified. Becoming MED Certified involves completing a MED Training Module and then completing an online evaluation. MED training modules are available through the Coaching Association Of Ontario. Once the module is completed, coaches can complete the online evaluation through the Coaching Canada website.

All Coaches must complete their MED Certification by January 8th of the current playing season.

Completing the MED Online Evaluation

In order to complete the MED online evaluation, go to ‘eLearning’ under ‘My Locker’ on the Coaching Canada website(www.coach.ca). In order to login, you will need both an NCCP# and a password.

If you have neither an NCCP# nor a password, enter your e-mail address in the appropriate field and click on ‘look up my NCCP#’. If the e-mail address you enter matches the one that Coaching Canada has on file for you from when you registered for your coaching clinic, the system will automatically send your NCCP# to your e-mail. Once you have your NCCP#, return to the same login screen and click on ‘retrieve my password”. Again, your password will then be e-mailed to you.

If at any point in the process a message to call or e-mail Coaching Canada comes up, simply send an email to Coaching Canada coach services at coach@coach.ca, provide your full name and birthdate and the date you completed your CSI or CI clinic and ask for your NCCP# and a password to enable you to complete the MED online evaluation.

Coaching Canada normally gets back to you within a few business days. (Note: Coaching Canada’s system automatically sets up an account and an NCCP# for you when you take a coaching clinic, so please do not click on ‘Don’t have an account? Create one now!’ as this will create a second account.)

Once you have a NCCP# and a password, return to the eLearning login page and login. You will see a number of MED online evaluations available down the left side of the page. If you are CSI Trained (i.e. have attended the Community Sport Initiation clinic), you will complete the Community Sport MED Evaluation (takes approximately 30 minutes to complete).

If you are CI Trained (i.e. have attended the Competition Introduction clinic), you must complete the Competition-Introduction MED Evaluation (takes approximately 45 minutes to complete).

Depending on how long ago you completed your CSI or CI clinic, you may want to review your clinic MED training materials before completing the online evaluation. Upon successful completion of the online evaluation, your MED Certification will automatically be recorded on your CAC coaching transcript. In order that the ORA Bench Staff Qualifications Database can be updated to reflect your certification, please print and scan or take a screenshot of your transcript (‘Transcript’ is a menu item under ‘My Locker’) and forward it to Karla Xavier, ORA Technical Director, at tech@ontario-ringette.com.