Coach Requirements

Alberta Floor Hockey Coach

All coaches must be a minimum of 16 years old. Coaches under the age of 18 must be supervised by someone who is 18 years of age or older. All coaches must complete a Police Information Check.

All coaches must register as a volunteer with Special Olympics Alberta.

Volunteer Form
All coaches must meet the established required skills in the coaching qualifications (as outlined below).

All coaches must meet the required skills within one year and be able to competently perform the administrative functions, as well as the coaching duties & responsibilities as outlined below.

For safety reasons, the Head Coach and 50% of the remaining coaches must have first aid training.

Head Coach

NCCP Program

  1. Special Olympics Canada (SOC) Competition Coach Workshop or SOC Community Coach Workshop +  Multi-Sport Competition A
  2. Sport Specific Technical training
  3. Making Ethical Decision (On-line Evaluation)


Old NCCP Program

  1. SOC NCCP Level I Full Certification
  2. SOC NCCP Technical Level I
    1. SOC Practical (50 hours)
    2. Multi Sport Module A (Theory I)
  3. Level I Technical Sport Specific

Assistant Coach and Coach

NCCP Program

  1. SOC Coach Education (Competition or Community Workshop)

Old NCCP Program

  1. SOC NCCP Level I Full Certification
  • a. SOC NCCP Technical Level I
  • b. SOC Practical (50 hours)
  • c. Multi Sport Module A (Theory I)