VIP Coaching Program

by Canadian Sport Centre AtlanticWebsite, October 9, 2020


Vip is a coaching program created to recognize the contribution of coaches in communities across Nova Scotia. Vip is not a certification or requirement, but rather a proactive opportunity for coaches to continue to excel in ethical leadership.

This program is designed to raise the bar for what it means to be a coach in Nova Scotia. Vip participants are supported and part of a broader community who are leading the way, creating a positive impact on the lives of everyone in the provincial and community sport sector. Interested in becoming a vip coach?

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What do I have to do to be accepted?

To be part of the vip coach program, coaches must meet a specific criteria. Completion of this application form allows us to check your vip program eligibility and determine your next steps to meet the criteria. To officially obtain the vip coaching status, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Sign Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Code of Conduct
  • Agree to meeting minimum safe sport training recommendations
  • Trained or Certified to coach the level of sport indicated in your application
  • Obtain three Professional Development points within the past 12 months
  • Complete Safe Sport Training*:
    • Commit to Kids
    • Respect in Sport
    • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Submit a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registry

*Coupon codes will be provided so you can complete the training at NO CHARGE.

Why do I want to be a vip coach?

The vip program is creating a community of like-minded coaches across Nova Scotia. Upon acceptance into the vip program you will be rewarded the following:

  • Under Armour Kit ($200 value)
  • Under Armour Discounts at Cleve’s Source for Sports
  • Connections with a variety of coaches across Nova Scotia
  • Professional Development opportunities and resources
  • 50% off the Atlantic Coaches Conference
  • Financial support to complete required NCCP courses
  • Entry into monthly draws for Cleve’s Source for Sports prizes

Program Details

To date, over 400 coaches from across the province of Nova Scotia have applied to be a Support4Sport vip coach. These coaches represent more than 40 sports and close to 45% of these coaches identify as female. Of these applicants, nearly 150 coaches have obtained the vip status. We would like to recognize these coaches for their commitment to safe sport, ethical leadership and creating a positive impact in their communities. Here is a list of Support4Sport vip coaches as of July 1st, 2020:

Adam MillerSoccer
Alix d’EntremontSwimming
Ally MerrillArtistic Swimming
Amanda BoulegonHockey
Amanda Silver KaulbackWrestling
Amanda ThompsonWeightlifting
Andrea ThompsonBaseball
Anna MacKenzieRingette
Arielle AucoinRingette
Ashley GraceCheer
Ashley PoirierSoccer
Ashley VroomEquestrian
Augie WesthaverWeightlifting
Axel LawrenceRugby
Beate ShannonVolleyball
Becky WhalenFigure Skating
Ben LovettAlpine Ski
Ben McCarthyGymnastics
Bettina CallaryAlpine Ski
Bill FosterSoccer
Blair SampsonFootball
Brad RossBoxing
Branden BenvieWrestling
Brian MackintoshCurling
Brianna SchootenGymnastics
Bruce MooreBasketball
Bryce FisherFootball
Caelan ShawFreestyle Ski
Cameron ShortRope Skipping
Carol Anne ProstTrampoline
Chauntelle BrewerRugby
Cheryle GastonFigure Skating
Chris MosherCurling
Christian HallCanoe Kayak
Constadina RogersSwimming
Cory BoutilierBaseball
Craig BoyceBasketball
Dan HigginsBasketball
Daniel MacSwainSoccer
Danielle CyrSoccer
David BrownGymnastics
David GreerTennis
David ToddAlpine Ski
Deanne OickleGymnastics and Volleyball
Duane ClearyHockey
Emma DeLoryRugby
Gary WalshKarate
Gilles SaulnierHockey
Grace MacKenzieRingette
Greg DoodyAlpine Ski
Guy DesgagneVolleyball
Jakob JeannotCanoe Kayak
Janet HeppellBasketball
Jared GoadGymnastics
Jared GriffithsSoccer
Jason PetersBasketball and Rugby
Jason ScottJudo
Jeff HouserCanoe Kayak
Jeff MurphyKarate
Jeffery ZahavichTriathlon
Jenna BlackburnSoccer
Jennifer ChaseCurling
Jennifer WeatherheadVolleyball
Jill MacDonaldVolleyball
Joan MacDonaldLawn Bowling
Jo-Anne StanfordCheer
Jolayne MacKenzieVolleyball
Jon ElliottVolleyball
Jonathan RoodeWrestling
Kaitlin SibbaldArtistic Swimming
Kathy MyketynLawn Bowling
Katie ScissonsAlpine Ski
Katja SeufertAlpine Ski
Kegin WattHockey
Kelly TraskVolleyball
Ken BakerRugby
Ken FooteHockey
Kenneth LenihanBaseball
Kevin ElworthyAlpine Ski
Kim WalshWrestling
Kimberly SutherlandSnowboard
Kirsti MasonRingette
Kristin d’EonFreestyle Ski and Snowboard
Kwabby OppongSoccer
Lindsay van KesselSoccer
Luke McFarlandBasketball
Marc FfrenchBasketball
Marijke NelTennis
Mark ForwardBasketball
Matt HoltonSoccer
Matthew TapperHockey
Maura HunterSwimming / Special Olympics
Mayumi EndoLawn Bowling
Megan ConroyVolleyball
Michael CrawfordHockey and Baseball
Michele JeffreyVolleyball
Michelle LynchHockey
Michelle WilsonSwimming
Mike LidstoneWrestling
Mike PerrinHockey
Mike StrangCurling
Mike WhyattSoccer
Moira MilwardSwimming
Monique JohnsonCheer
Nancy BarrettRingette
Natalie Kennie-KaulbachVolleyball
Natalie Randall PriceRugby
Nena EricksonCheer
Nick RichardsRingette and Hockey
Nina BrienBasketball
Paddy ConradRingette and Hockey
Patrick CodyRowing
Patrick ThompsonBadminton
Peter KorisanszkyCanoe Kayak
Peter LordAthletics
Roger HardyAlpine Ski
Roric (Rory) FraserWrestling
Ross hartingerVolleyball
Ryan CornishFootball
Sanford WarrenRugby
Sara WilsonGolf
Sarah MacNeilHockey
Scott ArnoldCurling
Sean FrancoisBasketball and Soccer
Shane KaiserAlpine Ski
Shannon DoaneKarate
Sheila McGinnSpeed Skating
Stefanie ElworthyAlpine Ski
Stephan HanderekBaseball
Stephen KerrArchery
Steve MorleyAthletics
Steve PlumridgeAlpine Ski
Tasia McKennaBasketball
Taylor DempseyRingette
Tom CallaryAlpine Ski
Tracey TullochRingette
Tracy Acker-CanningVolleyball
Tracy BrownRowing
Trudy DeloreyVolleyball
Vera FordVolleyball
Zachary DicksonSnowboard
Zoe MilesSwimming

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