This section is a guide for coach development in NB. It is to be used by Coaches, Head Coaches and Club Presidents and Executive to better understand coach development and certification. A summary of this section can be found in documents under the coaching tab.

The section outlines all the pathways for the coaches up to and including performance level, funding opportunities, and a list of courses that will assist a coach in gaining the required licensing credits that are required for a CSCF\ACA coach.

You will also find guidelines and suggestions for the role of the coach in their own development as well as that for the club. This will be available on the Ski NB website as a reference and will be updated regularly to best reflect coaching opportunities. If as a coach or club member there is anything that is not in this document you feel could be useful please let us know and we will add it.

Why become certified?

Certified coaches enjoy the credibility of the sporting community and of the athletes they coach because they have been observed and evaluated “doing” what is required of them as a competent coach in their sport. They are recognized as meeting or exceeding the high standards embraced by more than 60 national sport organizations in Canada. Fostering confidence at all levels of sport, certification is a benefit shared by parents, athletes, sport organizations, and our communities.

What if I was certified years ago and I let my certification expire?

If someone is a dual member (CSIA & CSCF), they have to fill out the reinstatement form on the CSIA website (  Once the membership profile is reactivated, they will have to pay the annual membership of $129.50 + the reinstatement fee of $94.60 + tax.

If someone has only a CSCF certification, they can contact the CSCF by email to reactivate their profile. The CSCF will need your certification status, location and date of the course(s) taken, birth date. CSCF membership fee is $101.00 + reinstatement fee of $96.00 + tax.

Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF)

Please check the CSCF website for course descriptions if you do not know which one or ones you would be interested in.

Are you interested in becoming a coach? If yes contact Ski NB

Professional Development

Coaching Association of Canada

New coaches – check out these resources as you start your coaching career!

Get Coaching!

Is this your first year of coaching, and you have no clue what to do? Or, perhaps you’ve been a coach for a couple of years, but know that there are still some things you could learn about planning your practices? Packed with tips, tools, and resources you can download, these FREE tutorials will set you up for success!

Visit the Get Coaching site


The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic and Coach NB also provide the Podium Performance Series. These are usually 1 hour talks with great guest speakers. If you have an opportunity to attend (and sometimes you can call in) take advantage!

Check out Coach NB’s site for more details: Podium Performance Series

Upcoming Coaching Events