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.

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?


Interested in becoming a vip coach?

Here's how: 

  1. Create a Sideline Learning profile:
    Create Profile Here > 
  2. Complete the registration form 
  3. Upload proof of completed requirements. It is OK if some requirements are not yet completed 
  4. Complete requirements (requirements included in the PDF below)
  5. Upload completed requirements to you Sideline profile
  6. Once approved by a vip admin, you will receive a congratulatory email regarding next steps for receiving your perks!

Download HOW TO BECOME A vip COACH.pdf

What do I have to do to be accepted?

The Support4Sport vip coach program is designed to raise the bar for what it means to be a coach in Nova Scotia and therefore must meet a specific criterion. 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 the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) Code of Conduct and be a member of your sport’s Provincial Sport Organization
  • 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*:
    • CAC Safe Sport Training
    • Commit to Kids
    • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Submit an Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC)

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

Why do I want to be a vip coach?

The Support4Sport 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 ($300+ 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 courses
  • Entry into monthly draws for Cleve’s Source for Sports prizes

Support4Sport vip Coaches

To date, over 1000 coaches from across the province of Nova Scotia have applied to be a Support4Sport vip coach. Of these applicants, over 300 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. 

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